Postdoc for the CONCERTO [CII] intensity mapping experiment

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, February 23, 2018
Archive Date: 
Friday, March 23, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Institution/Company: 
Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille
Department Name: 
GECO (Galaxies, stars and cosmology)
Street Line 1: 
38 rue Frédéric Joliot-Curie
City: 
Marseille
State/Province: 
PACA
Zip/Postal: 
13013
Country: 
France
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The CONCERTO collaboration invites applications for a post-doctoral position at the Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille. The applicants will join the GECO group containing ~40 faculty members, working on thematic ranging from stars to cosmology. The position is firmly funded for a duration of 2 years. The starting date is around October, 2018.

CONCERTO is a new spectrometer, based on the state-of-the-art development of new arrays in the millimeter using Kinetic Inductance Detectors. Spectra are obtained by a fast Martin-Puplett interferometer operating in the frequency domain 200-360 GHz. Main goal of CONCERTO is intensity mapping of the [CII] emission line at high redshift (4.5<z<8.5). Additional scientific goals ranges from the ISM of our Galaxy to the hot gas and velocity flows in galaxy clusters.

We seek a post-doc (a software engineer is also welcome) to produce detailed simulations of CONCERTO observations using a physical parametric model of the entire instrument. Such simulations have two cornerstones, the instrument model itself and the description of all the possible sources of noise in the observations. Aided by these simulations, the applicants will also build a classical data reduction pipeline. This work will benefit from the unique experience gained by our team of observing with the NIKA2 KIDs camera.

The successful application will have an experience in either the development of data reduction pipeline (preferentially in the IR, far-IR and (sub-)millimeter wavelengths) or in developing a physical parametric model of an entire instrument.

To apply, send a cover letter, description of experience, and CV as a single PDF document to Professor G. Lagache at guilaine.lagache@lam.fr, and arrange for two letters of reference sent to the same email address. The application deadline is June 1rst, 2018; review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Included Benefits: 

The salary includes comprehensive health care benefits and pension contribution.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, June 1, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, June 10, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Guilaine Lagache
Title: 
Professor
Institution/Company: 
Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille
Department Name: 
GECO
Street Line 1: 
38 rue Frédéric Joliot-Curie
City: 
Marseille
Zip/Postal Code: 
13013
Country: 
France
Phone: 
+33495044177
Email: 
guilaine.lagache@lam.fr
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Guilaine Lagache
Email: 
guilaine.lagache@lam.fr