The LPC Clermont-Ferrand seeks a PhD scientist for a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in the context of LSST.
The candidate is expected to be involved in the scientific preparation and commissioning of the time domain data from Rubin Observatory, in view of the start of the survey in 2024. The work will be conducted preferably within the DESC collaboration, including the possibility to develop scientific modules on the already operational Fink broker. The candidate will also be able to conduct independent research on preliminary data or commissioning data acquired in 2023. At least 50% of the time should be devoted to the scientific preparation and the commissioning of the Rubin Observatory, DESC or FINK.
The candidates should have a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics or in a related domain like HEP. A phD in computer science familiar with time domain astronomy or astrophysics may also be considered. They should have a strong academic background and record, including computing skills, and they should have demonstrated their ability to work within a team. Candidates with already existing expertise in supernovae cosmology, photometry, image processing, machine learning, and/or time domain analysis are especially encouraged to apply.
The local team strives to provide an inclusive work environment, and welcomes diversity of any kind. The working language of the team is English. Team members have ample resources for travel and computing including access to the IN2P3 Computing Center. The position comes with no teaching duties.
Applications will be accepted exclusivelt though CNRS portal.
A starting date in October 2022 would be fine, but any date between March 2022 and December 2022 is possible.
Early applications received by February 8th 11:59 pm Paris time will be given full consideration, but we may accept applications until March 1st.