Postdoc Position in Cosmology

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, December 9, 2021
Archive Date: 
Thursday, January 20, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris/CNRS
Job Announcement Text: 

The Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris (IAP) invites applications for postdoctoral positions in cosmology to work with Dr. Silvia Galli and her research group funded by the ERC-Consolidator grant NEUCosmoS. The goal of this project is the data-analysis of one of the leading CMB ground-based experiments, the South Pole Telescope. 

The postdoc will focus on the theoretical interpretation of the SPT data. In particular, he/she will analyse the implications of the observations on different cosmological models and will study the consistency of the results with the findings of other cosmological probes. The postdoctoral research will take place in tight connection with the SPT collaborators at the University of Chicago and at other partner institutions.

Applicants with a strong background in theoretical, computational or statistical cosmology and with experience in theoretical modelling and/or in the data analysis of cosmological observables  are particularly invited to apply. 

We are seeking to fill a position of 3 year duration (2 years extendable, depending on performance). The start date is flexible within fall 2022. Salary will be commensurate with experience, and a generous travel budget is included in the positions. 

The Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris is located in the heart of Paris. It is one of the leading institutes in cosmology and astrophysics with more than 60 staff researchers and 150 total members.  The successful applicant will have the possibility to collaborate and interact closely with some of the leaders of the Planck satellite mission including Drs. François Bouchet, Karim Benabed, Eric Hivon, Jean-François Cardoso and many others. Dr. Galli and her collaborators are part of the IAP research group « grandes structures et univers profond », which includes about 20 researchers working on the cosmological analysis of the CMB, gravitational lensing, large scale structure of the universe (in particular, the ESA satellite mission Euclid), numerical simulations. More in general, the IAP hosts researchers working on a wide range of topics in astrophysics and theoretical physics, including galaxy formation, gravitational waves and the physics of the early universe. The successful applicant will have access to the extensive computational resources of the Infinity cluster (~3000 cores)  and the GPU Henon cluster located at IAP, as well as to the numerical resources of the SPT collaboration. 

Applicants should submit a CV (max. 2 pages) with a publication list, a short review of previous works plus statement of research interests (max. 4 pages) and a cover letter briefly explaining why they are interested in this position (max 1 page) through the website, where additional information is also provided:

Up to three recommendation letters should be sent directly to Dr. Galli [email protected] . For full consideration, the application and recommendation letters must be received before January 15th, 2022 (for administrative reasons, an earlier deadline is displayed on the webpage, but it will be extended to the 15th of January).

Additional enquiries about the position can be sent to Silvia Galli ([email protected]).

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$4110.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$5000.00 (USD)
Compensation Notes: 
between 3635 and 4480 euro gross monthly salary depending on experience
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, the IAP/CNRS and the Cité Universitaire de Paris can provide support for settling in Paris, and CNRS offers free French lessons.

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Silvia Galli
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