postdoctoral position in deep learning for photometric redshifts

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, January 9, 2020
Archive Date: 
Thursday, February 27, 2020
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Institution/Company: 
Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille
Street Line 1: 
38, rue Frédéric Joliot-Curie
City: 
Marseille
State/Province: 
13
Zip/Postal: 
13388
Country: 
France
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

 Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at the Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille (LAM), France, to work on deep learning methods for photometric redshift estimates with large imaging surveys. The position is funded by the French National Research Agency (“DEEPDIP” project). The appointment is for 2 years, starting mid 2020.
  The project is a collaboration between CCPM (Marseille), TETIS (Montpellier) and IAP (Paris). The candidate is expected to develop deep learning techniques, in particular to handle the unbalanced and incomplete representativity of the spectroscopic training sets currently plaguing machine learning methods. S/he will have the opportunity to participate in and initiate scientific analyses using the resulting millions of photometric redshifts estimated on current large imaging surveys (CFHTLS, KIDS, HSC, …). Such work will be a stepping stone to the LSST survey.
Required qualifications:  Ph.D. or equivalent degree in physics, astronomy or data science; experience in Machine Learning/Deep Learning.
LAM has an animated research atmosphere in various fields of astrophysics. Marseille is a mediterranean harbor with a colorful ambience and cultural mix.
Applicants should send their CV, research summary and a letter of interest for the position to S. Arnouts (stephane.arnouts@lam.fr), as well as three reference letters.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$36000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$51000.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

health insurance, maternity leave, free schools and state-subsidized childcare are provided to all employees in France.

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, March 20, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Arnouts Stephane
Institution/Company: 
LAM
Street Line 1: 
38, rue Frédéric Joliot-Curie
City: 
Marseille
Zip/Postal Code: 
13388
Country: 
France
Email: 
stephane.arnouts@lam.fr
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Arnouts Stephane
Email: 
stephane.arnouts@lam.fr