The Observatoire de Strasbourg invites application for a postdoctoral position to work on the 3D distribution of the dust in the Milky Way plane. The position is funded through a european FP7-SPACE project named ViaLactea involving 9 institutes in 7 countries.
The successful applicants will participate to the extension of the existing 3D extinction maps of the Milky Way to higher resolution using deep near-IR Galactic plane survey data from the UKIDSS and VVV. His/her main task will be to refine the model using the new constraints from the 2D column density maps from Herschel/Hi-GAL. Furthermore, the higher resolution and sensitivity submm continuum data from the JCMT SCUBA2 and ATLASGAL surveys as well as CO and HI surveys will also be incorporated.
Applicants should have a PhD in astrophysics and experience in the field of Insterstellar Medium, and with infrared to submillimiter data. Experience with inversion techniques would be greatly appreciated.
Application should consist of two reference letters, a curriculum vitae, a publication list and a statement of research interest.
The position is expecting to start in spring 2014 for 2 years with a possible extension until the completion of the ViaLactea project in October 2016. Applications will be considered starting February 1st until the position has been filled.
Questions and applications should be directed to Laurent Cambresy: firstname.lastname@example.org