Postdoc Position in Cosmology

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Publish Date: 
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris/CNRS
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98 bis Boulevard d'Arago
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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 the proposed research is to analyze and interpret the cosmological implications of observations of the Cosmic Microwave Background from one of the leading CMB ground-based experiments, the South Pole Telescope. 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 experience in the data-analysis of cosmological datasets (likelihood codes, modeling of systematic effects and astrophysical foregrounds, inference of cosmological parameters) and/or with a strong background in computational, theoretical or statistical cosmology are particularly invited to apply. Excellent candidatures with a general background in cosmology will be considered regardless.

We are seeking to fill positions of 3-4 years duration (2 years extendable, depending on performance). The start date is flexible within summer/fall 2021. 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 Horizon/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), a publication list, a short review of previous works and statement of research interests (max. 4 pages) into a single pdf file through the website, where additional information is also provided:

Up to four recommendation letters should be sent directly to Dr. Galli . For full consideration, the application and recommendation letters must be received before January 15th, 2021.

Additional enquiries about the positions can be sent to Silvia Galli (

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$4350.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$5400.00 (USD)
Compensation Notes: 
Between 3617 and 4463 euro monthly gross 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: 
Friday, January 15, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Postdoc position in Cosmology