Position as PhD Research fellow in cosmology is available at the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics of the University of Oslo.
The fellowship period is for three-four years, with a starting date in Fall 2020.
The position is supported by two EU-funded projects called BeyondPlanck (Horizon 2020) and bits2cosmology (ERC Consolidator Grant). These projects aim to perform end-to-end analysis of current and future CMB experiments, including Planck LFI, SPIDER, WMAP and LiteBIRD, and develop the world’s first end-to-end time-domain Gibbs sampler, as implemented in the Commander CMB sampler. The candidate will be trained in both low-level CMB time-ordered data processing and high-level component separation and CMB analysis and in the interactions between the two, and be actively involved in the full process from raw uncalibrated data to final CMB maps and power spectra.
For more information regarding BeyondPlanck and Commander, please see
The candidate must demonstrate strong computational skills, and applicants are requested to submit a self-written computer source code as part of their application material. Providing a link to a GitHub repository is acceptable and, indeed, preferable.
Collaboration in large international collaborations is anticipated, including BeyondPlanck and LiteBIRD, and a generous personal expense grant of 60kNOK/year will be provided. The institute also has access to world-class computing facilities, both in-house and on-campus, that are directly available to the candidate.
The successful candidate must hold a Master’s degree in astronomy, physics, statistics, informatics or equivalent.
All applications must be submitted through this web page: