Intitulé de l'offre : Post-doctoral researcher in gravitational wave physics (M/W) (H/F)
Référence : UMR9012-AMAMOL-004
Nombre de Postes : 1
Lieu de travail : ORSAY
Date de publication : jeudi 11 mai 2023
Type de contrat : CDD Scientifique
Durée du contrat : 24 mois
Date d'embauche prévue : 1 septembre 2023
Quotité de travail : Temps complet
Rémunération : Between 2 889,51€ and 3 321,55€ gross monthly, depending on experiencexpérience
Niveau d'études souhaité : Niveau 8 - (Doctorat)
Expérience souhaitée : 1 à 4 années
Section(s) CN : Interactions, particles, nuclei, from laboratory to cosmos
The hired person will work on the analysis of data from the gravitational-wave detectors LIGO and Virgo, and will also carry out prospective studies of scientific cases on the future Einstein Telescope instrument currently being defined.
The LIGO and Virgo detectors will start a 20-month observing campaign in May 2023. Several gravitational-wave events will be detected each week, which will significantly increase the statistics accumulated so far.
The increase in the number of these detections will be a real challenge for the rapid analysis and parameter estimation but also for the impact of the data quality of the instruments at the time of detection.
The Gravitational Waves group at IJCLab is working on several searches for gravitational waves associated with compact binaries, cosmic strings, gamma-ray bursts, and, in general, transient sources. Moreover, the group is strongly involved in the characterization of the detector and its noise. This work allows to improve the sensitivity of gravitational wave searches. The hired person will participate in the development of this research and will be able to widen the field of research: estimation of the parameters, new techniques of research/characterization, etc. To extend this work, he/she will also be asked to evaluate the scientific impact for the future Einstein Telescope project in the analyses he/she will conduct.
Candidates should have a PhD in the field of physics. Proficiency in Python or C++ programming languages is recommended. A good level of spoken and written English (C1) is required.
Contexte de travail
The Irène Joliot-Curie Laboratory of Physics of the 2 Infinities is a laboratory of physics of the two infinities under the supervision of the CNRS, the University of Paris-Saclay and the University of Paris, born in 2020 from the merger of five UMR located on the university campus of Orsay: The Center for Nuclear and Material Sciences (CSNSM), the Imaging and Modeling in Neurobiology and Cancer Laboratory (IMNC), the Orsay Institute of Nuclear Physics (IPNO), the Linear Accelerator Laboratory (LAL), and the Laboratory of Theoretical Physics (LPT).
The research themes of the laboratory are nuclear physics, high-energy physics, astroparticles and cosmology, theoretical physics, particle gas pedals and detectors, as well as research and technical developments and associated applications for energy, health and the environment.
The structure has very significant technical capabilities (about 280 engineers and technicians) in all the major fields required to design, develop and implement the experimental devices necessary for its scientific activity: mechanics, electronics, computer science, instrumentation, acceleration techniques and biology. These technical strengths represent a major asset for the design, development and use of the necessary instruments (gas pedals and detectors). The presence of research infrastructures and technological platforms on the laboratory site is also a major asset. Finally, about 90 ITAs from the administrative and support services work alongside the scientists and engineers.
Contraintes et risques
Short-term travel in France and abroad is to be expected.
Submit cover letter and CV without any break in date showing diplomas, titles and work and professional experience.
Deadline for receipt of applications: 30/06/2023
As the position is located in a ZRR (restricted area), the recruitment is conditional on obtaining a favorable opinion from the HFSD. Consequently, the starting date is given as an indication and may be postponed.