Diffusion PNCG – n° 200 – 11 novembre 2020

1. Conseil Scientifique du PNCG

2. Cosmology postdoctoral position(s) at Cardiff

3. Postdoctoral positions in Computational Extragalactic Astrophysics in Helsinki

4. Toronto postdoctoral position for CMB analysis and pipeline development

5. SESE Exploration Postdoctoral Fellows at ASU

6. Associate Staff Scientist at SLAC
7. Brinson Prize Fellowship in Experimental Physics at UC Davis

Envoyez svp vos propositions d’annonces à l’adresse : pncg@iap.fr
Pour vous inscrire ou gérer votre abonnement à la liste PNCG: https://listes.services.cnrs.fr/wws/info/pncg 

1. Conseil Scientifique du PNCG
Le conseil scientifique du PNCG s’est réuni le 5-6 novembre 2020 pour procéder à l’évaluation de demandes de financement de l’appel d’offre 2021.

Le PNCG est encore en attente de la confirmation de son budget pour 2021. Les résultats seront communiqués d’ici la fin de l’année 2020.

Transmis par le CS du PNCG

2. Cosmology postdoctoral position(s) at Cardiff

Deadline: December 1st, 2020

The Cardiff CMB group is recruiting more postdocs to work on cosmology from ACT, SO and other surveys.
The positions are for 2 years in first instance with possibility of renewal, and the funding is available for a flexible starting date in 2021.

The advert and application link are available here: https://krb-sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?PageType=JobDetails&partnerid=30011&siteid=5460&AReq=10495BR#jobDetails=1749687_5460 and will also soon appear on the AAS job listing.

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3. Postdoctoral positions in Computational Extragalactic Astrophysics in Helsinki

Deadline: 30th November 2020

Department of Physics, University of Helsinki

For full details and how to apply for the position go to:

The postdoctoral positions are offered within the ERC-Consolidator Grant Project KETJU. Successful applicants will join the Theoretical Extragalactic Research Group led by Professor Peter Johansson and are expected to work on the themes relevant to KETJU, including: modelling the accurate dynamics of supermassive black holes, the implementation of small-scale gas physics and black hole feedback, the calculation of the gravitational wave signal from binary supermassive black holes and/or the modelling of the formation and evolution of stellar clusters.

A solid knowledge of theoretical astrophysics and a background in numerical astrophysics and/or gravitational wave astrophysics are required. The appointment will be for an initial period of two years with a possible extension for another year contingent on satisfactory performance. The nominal starting date is expected to be September 2021. The annual gross salary will be within the range of 45 000-55 000 EUR/yr depending on experience and qualifications.
Applications should include a CV, publication list, and a statement (max. 3 pages) of research interests. Please submit your application in one single pdf file by midnight Monday 30th November 2020. The applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent by the same date.

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4. Toronto postdoctoral position for CMB analysis and pipeline development

Deadline: 15 December 2020

The Dunlap Institute and Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Toronto is advertising for a postdoc working on CMB analysis and pipeline development for the Simons Observatory, working with me and Adam Hincks here in Toronto.
The job ad is here: https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/c8b52e7d

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5. SESE Exploration Postdoctoral Fellows at ASU
Deadline: Dec 15, 2020

The School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University invites applications for the postdoctoral research scholar position of Exploration Fellow. The mission of the postdoctoral fellowship is to foster SESE’s interdisciplinary research program by attracting and supporting outstanding early-career scientists and engineers to pursue independent research in collaboration with SESE faculty. Research areas within SESE encompass theoretical and observational astrophysics, astrobiology, cosmology, geology, Earth surface processes, planetary science, instrumentation and systems engineering, and science education.

Interested candidates should contact two faculty members in SESE to discuss potential collaborative research topics and determine whether they would agree to serve as an Exploration Fellow mentor. Preference will be given to proposals that include interdisciplinary research spanning multiple research areas within SESE.
Learn more and apply: https://sese.asu.edu/about/opportunities/sese-exploration-postdoctoral-fellows

6. Associate Staff Scientist at SLAC
Deadline: Dec 1, 2020

The SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory invites experimental physicists working in cosmology and particle astrophysics to apply for a career-track position at the Associate Staff Scientist level. Exceptional candidates may be considered for a more senior position, commensurate with qualifications.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent), at least three years of postdoctoral experience and a demonstrated record of excellence in experimental research. The ideal candidate will be capable of making significant contributions to the design, development, construction, commissioning and operation of current or future SLAC Cosmic Frontier experiments. We also expect the successful candidate to conduct research with the data from these experiments. SLAC is committed to increasing the diversity of its staff and to an inclusive and respectful work environment and encourages applications from candidates who will diversify the workforce in astrophysics and cosmology.

The SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has a broad and vibrant scientific program in High Energy Physics, Astrophysics, and Cosmology. SLAC leads the design, construction and operation of the Vera C. Rubin Observatory’s 3.2 Gigapixel LSST Camera and is the host for the Dark Energy Science Collaboration, and has extensive involvement in the next generation Cosmic Microwave Background project CMB-S4. Current research topics include cosmic survey science, cosmic microwave background, direct dark matter searches, proton collider physics and neutrino physics, as well as theoretical and computational astrophysics, cosmology and particle physics. SLAC and Stanford are partners in the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, which enables a broad program in astrophysics.
Learn more and apply: https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/8e1f17ef

7. Brinson Prize Fellowship in Experimental Physics at UC Davis Deadline: Dec 15, 2020

The University of California Davis Department of Physics and Astronomy is pleased to invite applications for the Brinson Prize Fellowship in Experimental Physics (with the University Rank of Postdoctoral Scholar) to begin in the Fall of 2021. The Brinson Prize Fellow is a three-year position.

The Brinson Fellow will join a search for a very low mass dark matter candidate: the dark photon. The experiment is called “Dark E-field Radio”, and the Brinson Fellow will participate in the design of novel RF instrumentation, search strategy, analysis of time-spectrum data from multiple detectors, and spearhead the next phase of the search beyond 1 GHz. Creativity and expertise in RF radiometry, weak signal detection, and RF simulation tools (COMSOL, CST) are desired. Involvement with inventing and planning the next generation of laboratory searches for dark matter will be welcome.

The department has several groups probing the nature of dark matter, ranging from underground searches, accelerator experiments, to strong and weak gravitational lens probes. The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to join our astrophysics group probing the physics of dark matter using Vera C. Rubin Observatory Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST). Members of the UC community enjoy guaranteed access to the Keck telescopes.
Learn more and apply: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/UCD/Physics&Astronomy/BPF

Envoyez svp vos propositions d’annonces à l’adresse : pncg@iap.fr
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