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Reference : UMR6533-EMMGAN-001
Workplace : AUBIERE
Date of publication : Wednesday, December 05, 2018
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 24 months
Expected date of employment : 1 April 2019
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : 2346 € after deductions
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : 1 to 4 years
The LPC Clermont-Ferrand seeks a PhD scientist for a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in observational cosmology. This position provides the opportunity to participate in the development of the scientific program of LSST (Large synoptic Survey Telescope), within the DESC (Dark Energy Science Collaboration collaboration). The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the preparation of the supernova scientific program of LSST, either directly or by providing relevant expertise in related fields, including but not limited to analysis of precursor data sets (ZTF, DES, HSC, …), precise photometry, image processing, machine learning… She/he will be also offered the opportunity to conduct independent research.
- Pursue the studies of Dark Energy and Dark Matter with LSST and precursor data sets.
- Conduct original research independently and in collaboration.
- Work in collaboration with LPC, French and international partners working on similar and related scientific problems
- Prepare research papers for publication
- Present the work at scientific conferences, workshops and seminars
- PhD in Astronomy, Astrophysics, or closely related fields (HEP,...)
- Evidence of potential high level of achievement as an independent researcher
- Strong academic background
- Skills in computer programming
- Ability to work as a team member
The LPC team is part of the CNRS/IN2P3 effort on LSST. It counts 5 permanent researchers, 2 computing support staff, 2 PhD students and 3 post-docs. The main focus of the team is supernova cosmology, with an emphasis on preparing the LSST scientific program through survey optimization, image processing, transient classification, light-curve modeling, peculiar velocities and analysis of precursor data set. Team members have access to ZTF and SNFactory data, and also conduct interdisciplinary research with computer sciences.
The working language of the team is English. Team members have ample resources for travel and computing including access to the IN2P3 Computing Center. The position comes with no teaching duties. The posted salary is after deductions, and includes the full benefits of the French social welfare system: public health care, vacations, pension, unemployment, family support, education...
Constraints and risks
The candidate is expected to travel to attend international conferences and meetings.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a statement of research interests and a publication list into a single pdf fil through this website. They should arrange for 3 recommendation letters to be sent to emmanuel.gangler at clermont.in2p3.fr.
The starting date can be postponed up to october 1st if needed.
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