Postdoc in cosmic web tomography with WEAVE-QSO and J-PAS

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Publish Date: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris
Street Line 1: 
98bis boulevard Arago
Job Announcement Text: 

An international consortium is inviting applications for three post-doctoral positions in cosmology and astrophysics (one in each of Paris, Marseille and Sao Paulo), to work on the exploitation and analysis of quasars at z>2. The position corresponding to the present advertisement will be hosted in Paris. Successful applicants will join this consortium spanning France, Brazil, Italy and Spain, supported by ANR and FAPESP. It aims at exploiting the complementarity between two large astrophysical surveys of unprecedented quality to make breakthroughs in cosmology and galaxy formation: J-PAS and WEAVE-QSO. Both surveys are in the process of starting operations and will last 5 years or more. Successful applicants will join an active wider community within these two surveys.

At IAP in Paris, the successful applicant will work on making the best use of the Lyman-alpha forest observed with WEAVE-QSO in the spectra of quasars in order to map and study the 3D cosmic web. They will work in close collaboration with Clotilde Laigle and Christophe Pichon (IAP), Katarina Kraljic (Strasbourg), Mat Pieri (Marseille), Raul Abramo (Sao Paulo), as well as the other members of this project. The applicant will have access to high-performance computer clusters at IAP (~5000 cores) as well as significant travel funding.  IAP is one of the largest French centers for extragalactic astrophysics with a variety of lively interconnected research groups on galaxy evolution, large-scale structure and advanced statistical methods.

We are looking for applicants with experience in cosmology and/or extragalactic astrophysics. Applications should be uploaded at the following address: and they should include a cover letter, a brief summary of previous research and a statement of current research interests (4 pages max), a curriculum vitae, and a list of publications. Three letters of recommendation should also be arranged and sent to [email protected]. Applications will be reviewed starting on 5th December and the position will remain open until filled.

Starting dates are negotiable, with a preferred period in Fall 2023.

Included Benefits: 

The salary will be fixed at the standard post-doc level, based on experience. Health insurance, parental leave, state-subsidised schools and childcare are provided to all employees in France.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, December 5, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, December 5, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
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