PhD Research Fellow in Cosmology

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Oslo
Department Name: 
Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics
Street Line 1: 
Postboks 1029 Blindern
City: 
Oslo
State/Province: 
Oslo
Zip/Postal: 
0315
Country: 
Norway
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

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

https://beyondplanck.science/

https://github.com/hke/Commander

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:

https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/185695/phd-research-fello...

 

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$46000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$50000.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

Comprehensive pension and health insurance administered by the Government Pension Fund (SPK) and the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV).

Application Deadline: 
Friday, May 8, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, May 22, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Hans Kristian Eriksen
Title: 
Professor
Institution/Company: 
University of Oslo
Department Name: 
Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics
Street Line 1: 
Postboks 1029 Blindern
City: 
Oslo
Zip/Postal Code: 
0315
Country: 
Norway
Phone: 
+47 22 85 84 54
Email: 
h.k.k.eriksen@astro.uio.no
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Hans Kristian Eriksen
Subject: 
Inquiry about PhD position in cosmology
Email: 
h.k.k.eriksen@astro.uio.no