The astrophysics division of CEA-Saclay is inviting applications for one postdoctoral research position of 2 years to work on galaxy evolution. The successful applicant will work with Emeric Le Floc'h on the ANR-funded MORPHOSTAR program, dedicated to understand the coexistence and the role of star formation and nuclear activity in shaping the morphology of distant galaxies (1<z<3). Within this project, the postdoc will also have the opportunity to collaborate with the other faculties of our group (F.Bournaud, P.A.Duc, D.Elbaz, E.Daddi, H.Aussel, S.Juneau) as well as with the other postdocs & students (about 15 people total).
The MORPHOSTAR program makes use of HST ACS/WFC3 surveys, with data interpretation supported by zoom-in hydro simulations of distant galaxies developed within our team (Bournaud et al.). For this reason we are looking for applicants with previous experience and interest on galaxy formation and evolution (observations and/or numerical simulations), ideally with already-built expertise on the spatially-resolved properties of distant galaxies.
CEA is located 20km south of Paris. The appointment is for 2 years and the starting date should be between April and October 2014. The salary will be confortable giving the living costs in the Paris area (details available upon request), and additional funding will be provided for computer equipment and travel.
Applicants should send a CV and resume of past research experience, list of publications and future research plan to Emeric Le Floc'h (firstname.lastname@example.org), and arrange for 3 reference letters to be sent separately to the same address. Application deadline is December 20th, 2013.