Postdoctoral position in observational cosmology

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Aix-Marseille University / CNRS-IN2P3
Department Name: 
Centre de Physique des Particules de Marseille
Street Line 1: 
163 Avenue de Luminy
City: 
Marseille
State/Province: 
Provence-Alpes-Cote d'azur
Zip/Postal: 
13009
Country: 
France
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The French National Research Agency is opening two 2-year postdoctoral positions in observational cosmology for the “DEEPDIP” project, a deep learning oriented collaboration between LAM (Marseille), CCPM (Marseille), TETIS (Montpellier) and IAP (Paris).
The present position is offered at the Centre de Physique des Particules de Marseille (CPPM), to work on observational cosmology with the supernova probe in view of exploiting the upcoming LSST data.

The candidate will focus her/his work on developing deep learning methods to classify supernovas from lightcurves and images. A main goal is to mitigate the systematic errors affecting the measurement of the dark energy equation of state. The work will benefit from an ongoing collaboration that has already paved the way for the classification of light curves and the estimate of photometric redshifts via pioneering deep learning techniques.

CPPM is affiliated with the SNLS and SNFactory supernovae projects, with the Boss and eBoss spectroscopic surveys, and with the upcoming LSST and Euclid missions.

Required qualifications: PhD in physics, astronomy or data science; experience in machine learning preferred.

Applicants should send their CV, research summary, list of publications and a letter of interest to D. Fouchez (fouchez@cppm.in2p3.fr), as well as three reference letters.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$36000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$51000.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

 Health insurance, maternity leave, free schools and state-subsidised childcare are provided to all employees in France

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, March 13, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Dominique Fouchez
Title: 
Dr
Institution/Company: 
Aix-Marseille University / CNRS-IN2P3
Department Name: 
Centre de Physique des Particules de Marseille
Street Line 1: 
163 Avenue de Luminy
City: 
Marseille
Zip/Postal Code: 
13009
Country: 
France
Phone: 
+33672062376
Email: 
fouchez@cppm.in2p3.fr
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Dominique Fouchez
Subject: 
Postdoctoral position in observational cosmology
Email: 
fouchez@cppm.in2p3.fr