The CEA Saclay Astrophysics Division is inviting applications for a postdoctoral research associate position.
The successful applicant will work on “The Herschel Extragalactic Legacy Project (HELP)”, funded by the European Commission, Research Executive Agency (REA) SPACE cooperation programme. HELP is a five years collaborative project between 8 organizations coordinated by the University of Sussex, aiming at combining multiwavelength data on a set of large area infrared surveys made with the SPIRE imager on board Herschel in an homogenous way, in order to allow detailed studies of galaxy evolution and clustering over the range 0 < z < 4. These datasets include CFHT, VISTA, Spitzer and LOFAR large area surveys. The role of the CEA is to lead the homogenization of the Spitzer-MIPS and Herschel-PACS data on these fields. We seek candidates with a solid background in observational astronomy, preferentially in the infrared and/or experience with large astronomical datasets. The candidate will participate in the scientific exploitation of this unique combined dataset.
CEA Saclay is a French government research center located 25km south of Paris, near Universities and other research institutes. The astrophysics division is a major space astrophysics laboratory that gathers more than 120 faculty and permanent staff members with interests ranging from planets to cosmology.
Minimum qualifications include a PhD degree in astronomy, physics or a related field.
The positions will be funded for 2 years. The ideal starting date is September 1, 2014, but a delayed start date may be negotiated. The gross salary scale is 33 600 Euro/yr to 43 200 Euro/yr, depending on qualifications and experience.
The application review process will begin April 15, 2014 and will continue until the position has been filled. Applications should include a CV, publication list, a detailed summary of previous research, and a statement of research interests to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by the above date. The position being applied for should be specified in the application. Candidates should also arrange for three reference letters to be sent to the same address before the indicated deadline.