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Reference : UMR5277-EMIDUP-055
Workplace : TOULOUSE
Date of publication : Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 36 months
Expected date of employment : 1 July 2020
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : between 3000 and 3700 € gross salary per month
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : Indifferent
The successful candidate will join an innovative project involving four French institutes and aiming at a comprehensive understanding of the population of gamma-ray halos around pulsars in the Milky Way. The project as a whole features theoretical investigation of the dynamics of pair confinement around a pulsar-supernova remnant system, characterization of gamma-ray halos from GeV and TeV observations, and contribution to the preparation of future instruments such as CTA or SWGO in light of this recently discovered phenomenon.
The postdoctoral researcher at IRAP is expected to primarily focus on the search for gamma-ray halos in Fermi-LAT survey data but he/she is invited to take part in different aspects of the project by interacting closely with other project members from LUPM in Montpellier, IRFU in Paris-Saclay, and CENBG in Bordeaux
Candidates for the position should hold a Ph.D. in astronomy, astroparticle physics, or equivalent. The candidate should have a good background in high-energy astrophysics and intermediate to advanced programming skills. Experience in gamma-ray data analysis is a plus. Good communication skills and command of the English language are required as the position will involve a lot of team work.
At IRAP, the successful applicant will work with Pierrick Martin, Luigi Tibaldo, and Jürgen Knödlseder, and be welcomed in a group involved for more than 20 years in gamma-ray astronomy and particularly active in the areas of interstellar emissions, massive-star forming regions, novae, and supernovae. Additionnally, he/she will be part of the Fermi-LAT collaboration and CTA consortium, and is expected to have constant interactions with the international community.
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