Post doctoral position in large-scale structure (theory)

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Archive Date: 
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris / CNRS
Job Announcement Text: 

The Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris (IAP) is seeking candidates for a 2+1 year post-doctoral position in the field of large-scale structure, starting next fall (earlier is also possible).

The successful candidate will develop new statistical tools for cosmology, in particular via the so-called « higher order statistics » in the context of the scientific preparation of the Euclid survey. It is expected that a lot of theoretical works will have to be carried out together with validation on state-of-the-art simulations, application to existing data and forecasting for Euclid. Applications to both clustering and weak lensing data are envisioned. Besides this work in collaboration with members of the ANR (French national agency for research) project SPHERES at IAP, DAMTP-Cambridge, UC-Berkeley, KIAS-Seoul and CPT-Marseille, independent research and leadership will be encouraged. 

Applicants should have a PhD in physics, astronomy or related subject by the time of the appointment. We encourage applications from candidates with strong expertise in theoretical physics and large-scale structure; solid skills in computer programming and past experience on observational data analysis are a must.

The IAP maintains a lively visitor program and hosts regular workshops and conferences throughout the year. The successful candidate will be immersed in an internationally visible research environment with rich intellectual and computational resources. IAP plays a leading role in several observational programs (notably Planck and Euclid). The postdoctoral researcher will also benefit from the very large cosmology/astrophysics and theoretical physics communities in the Paris region. 

The appointment is for 2+1 years (up to satisfactory performance) with salary depending on experience and including French social security benefits. Additional funding for conferences, collaborations, personal equipment and publications is available. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, 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 Two to three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to For full consideration materials must be received before December 1st, 2018. 

Included Benefits: 

French national medical insurance, Maternity/Paternity leave, Lunch subsidies, Family supplement for children, Participation to public transport fees, Pension contributions.

Note that the 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: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
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