Postdoctoral position in Cosmology

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, January 11, 2021
Archive Date: 
Monday, February 8, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Institution/Company: 
Centre de Physique des Particules de Marseille / AMU-CNRS
Street Line 1: 
163 avenue de Luminy
City: 
Marseille
State/Province: 
Bouches-du-Rhone
Zip/Postal: 
13288
Country: 
France
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Centre de Physique des Particules de Marseille (CPPM) invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral research position in cosmology. The position is dedicated to research related to the Dark Energy Spectroscopy Instrument (DESI) survey. The CPPM cosmology team is involved in future experiments such as DESI, Euclid, Vera Rubin/LSST and the LISA experiment.

DESI is a ground-based experiment at the Kitt Peak National Observatory Mayall 4m telescope. Starting observations in 2021, DESI will conduct a five-year survey designed to cover 14,000 deg2 and to map the large-scale structure of the Universe by measuring 30 million redshifts. DESI will perform stringent cosmological tests and will allow definitive tests of gravitational physics by constructing a unique redshift-space (3D) map of the large-scale structure of the Universe.

The research areas include the study of the large-scale structure of the Universe, with particular emphasis on galaxy clustering or cosmic voids. Candidates with experience in cross-correlation analysis or cosmological probes combination using Cosmic Microwave Background or gravitational lensing are strongly encouraged to apply. The applicant should have a Ph. D. in astronomy/astrophysics/high energy physics, with expertise in (but not limited to): galaxy clustering; theoretical cosmology; gravitational lensing; and observational analysis of large datasets.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a CV, a research statement and a list of publications into a single pdf file to Dr. Stephanie Escoffier, escoffier@cppm.in2p3.fr. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Dr. Stephanie Escoffier. For full consideration, the application and recommendation letters must be received before February 8th, 2021. The position is expected to begin in Oct. 2021.

Included Benefits: 

French national medical insurance, maternity/paternity leave, lunch subsidies, family supplement for children, participation to public transport fees, pension contributions.

Note that school is free in France for all children above 3.

In addition, CNRS offers free French lessons.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, February 8, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, February 15, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Dr. Stephanie Escoffier
Institution/Company: 
CPPM
Email: 
escoffier@cppm.in2p3.fr
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Postdoctoral position in cosmology
Email: 
escoffier@cppm.in2p3.fr