Postdoctoral Positions in Near Field Cosmology

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Publish Date: 
Friday, November 9, 2018
Archive Date: 
Friday, January 11, 2019
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Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Lyon-1, Institute for Nuclear Physics of Lyon
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The University of Lyon-1, invites applications for full time Postdoctoral research positions in the IDEXLyon team "The Near Field as a Cosmological Laboratory”, hosted by the Institut de Physique Nucléaire de Lyon in France (IPNL, a IN2P3 laboratory). The position will focus on Constrained Simulations of the Local Universe. Research in the Cosmology group is largely based on observational cosmology, cosmic flows and numerical simulations.

The positions are research fellowships in the IDEXLyon team led by Dr. Noam Libeskind and form a node within the Constrained Local UniversE Simulations (CLUES) collaboration. Since constrained simulations require observers to handle the constraining data and numericists to handle the simulations, we invite applicants with experience in either or both observations and simulations to apply. Observers with extra-galactic observing experience or theorists with experience running or analyzing hydrodynamical simulations, are invited to apply. 

In addition to the IDEXLyon NEAR-FIELD team led by Dr Libeskind, the IPNL cosmology group includes Prof. Courtois working on Cosmic Flows, Dr. Rigault working on Supernovae (ERC group) and Assoc. Prof Copin working on Euclid.

The start date is negotiable, but expected to be spring or summer of 2019. The position will include generous travel and computing support. The initial appointment will be made for 2 years, with a possible extension of up to a total of 3 years, depending on experience, performance and availability of funds. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or a related field. The salary is based on the French public service scale according to experience.

We particularly value diversity and we encourage applications from women.

To apply, please send a PDF file containing a research statement (up to 3 pages), a curriculum vitae and publication list, to Dr Noam Libeskind via by January 6th. Applicants should arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be sent to the same address by the same date. 

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, January 6, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
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