Cosmology with the LSST survey and characterization of atmospheric transmission in LSST photometry

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, November 16, 2023
Archive Date: 
Thursday, December 14, 2023
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Institution/Company: 
Laboratoire de Physique des 2 infinis Irène Joliot-Curie – IJCLab
Department Name: 
IN2P3 - CNRS
Street Line 1: 
Bat. 200 – Rue Ampère – BP 34
City: 
Orsay cedex
State/Province: 
France
Zip/Postal: 
91898
Country: 
France
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

IJCLab’s french LSST team is offering a three-year post-doctoral position to work on the atmospheric calibration of the Vera Rubin Observatory’s LSST (Large Survey of Space and Time), and on early science from the first year of the survey.

Context

Our group has developed a slitless spectroscopy technique based on a holographic disperser installed on the LSST's auxiliary telescope. The aim is to measure the transmission of the atmosphere in real time, in order to bring back the fluxes received in the wide bands of the main telescope to standard atmospheric conditions, to achieve an accuracy of a few millimag. This calibration will improve the accuracy of photometric redshifts and light curves of transient events, which will improve cosmological measurements from the study of large structures, as well as the measurement of the expansion of the Universe via type Ia supernovae, two of the group's main scientific activities.

Missions

The post-doc's contributions will focus on optimizing atmospheric calibration with observations from the auxiliary telescope. 30% to 50% of his/her time will be devoted to scientific analysis of the first LSST data, in conjunction with the IJCLab group's activity on dark energy and dark matter.

Candidate profile, expected skills

The applicant should hold a PhD in astrophysics or fundamental physics. He/she must have good computer skills, particularly in data analysis. Observation experience with large telescopes will be appreciated. The applicant must be fluent in written and spoken English and/or French.

How to apply

Contact Dr Marc Moniez at : [email protected] with a detailed CV and cover letter. Letters of recommendation should be sent to the same address. A committee will interview shortlisted candidates, possibly remotely.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$38955.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$56415.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

gross salary includes social security contributions, in particular general health insurance. The net salary after these deductions is approximately 80% of the gross salary.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, December 31, 2023
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, December 31, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Marc Moniez
Title: 
Dr
Institution/Company: 
IJCLab
Department Name: 
IN2P3 - CNRS
Street Line 1: 
Bat. 200 – Rue Ampère – BP 34
City: 
Orsay cedex
State/Province: 
France
Zip/Postal Code: 
91898
Country: 
France
Phone: 
+33169158216
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
marc moniez
Subject: 
postdoc position at ijclab