Postdoctoral Position in Multimessenger Astrophysics at the Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris

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Publish Date: 
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
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Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris (IAP)
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98 bis, bd Arago
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Postdoctoral Position in Multimessenger Astrophysics at the Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris (IAP)

We announce a postdoctoral position at the Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris focusing on electromagnetic counterparts of gravitational-wave sources, with a special interest for kilonovae. This position is part of a project supported by the Île-de-France region and brings together three laboratories: the Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris (F. Daigne, R. Mochkovitch & E. Bertin); the Irène Joliot-Curie laboratory (P. Hello) and the Astroparticle and Cosmology laboratory (A. Coleiro). Our groups are involved in observational and source modeling research activities related to the multiwavelength and multimessenger study of extreme transients—in particular compact binary mergers. IAP, IJCLAB and APC are members of the GRANDMA telescope network, the SVOM space mission, and the Virgo gravitational interferometer.

This postdoctoral position will deal with several aspects of multimessenger astrophysics: (1) developing observation and data analysis tools to identify kilonovae and GRB afterglows in data from next-generation optical telescope networks; (2) leading studies on kilonova/GRB modeling, with possible connections to GW data analysis; (3) contributing to leveraging upcoming multimessenger events for further topics such as post-merger physics, the question of the origin of r-process elements, gravitational-wave cosmology, etc.


The candidate is expected to have experience in at least one of the aforementioned areas. Candidates with an experience in observational data analysis, or machine learning are especially encouraged to apply. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, but applications are particularly encouraged from traditionally under-represented groups in physics.

The position is funded for 2 years with net salary between 2227€ and 3167€, depending on the experience. The start date is flexible and could be as early as June 2021, but should not be later than October 2021.


A PhD in (astro)physics is required by the time the appointment starts. Full working proficiency in either English or French is required. Applications should be submitted by 16 April 2021, including: a cover letter ; a curriculum vitae including a list of publications ; a statement of research interests (4 pages maximum) ; two reference letters, to be sent directly by their authors to Prof. Frédéric Daigne ( 


Included Benefits: 

The position benefits from the French social security system (medical insurance), maternal/paternal leave, family supplement for children, participation to public transport fees, pension contributions. We also note that schools are free in France for all children above 3 years old.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, April 16, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, May 16, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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