Diffusion PNCG – n° 228 – 5 janvier 2022

1. Bonne Année 2022 ! 
2. Horizon Europe call – Space science and exploration technologies
3. CNRS/CNES call – New methods for the processing and analysis of spatial data
4. CMB-S4 Postdoctoral Fellow at LBNL (US)
5. Astrophysics Lectureship at the University of Bristol
6. Announcement for a job opening for Euclid SGS OU-SIM
7. Joint CWRU/IFT postdoctoral position in theoretical cosmology
8. Postdoctoral Research Associate in Galaxy Evolution with JWST (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

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1. Bonne Année 2022 !
Le Programme National de Cosmologie et Galaxies vous souhaite une année 2022 bonne et prospère !

The Programme National de Cosmologie et Galaxies wishes you an happy and successful new year 2022 !

le bureau du PNCG

2. Horizon Europe call – Space science and exploration technologies


Projects are expected to contribute to the following outcomes:

  • Enable breakthroughs in technologies and scientific instrumentation for space science and exploration missions including those described in the Global Exploration Roadmap from the International
  • Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG).
  • Validation of novel space/planetary robotic technologies and instrumentation through analogue tests.
  • Increased collaboration of scientific, engineering and industrial teams both within and outside Europe across different domains.
  • To strengthen European scientific excellence and support the development of leading edge scientific and technologic research in Europe

Advances are expected in support to on-site activities such as innovative measurement techniques, increased sensitivity, increased robustness, faster and more accurate data processing or in-situ sample and data analysis.

The proposed activities should target primarily European and European-led space science and exploration missions or international missions where the participation of European partners provides demonstrated added value in technological development and scientific output.

Activities are expected to achieve TRL3-4 by the end of the project.

To apply: https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/opportunities/topic-details/horizon-cl4-2022-space-01-82

3. CNRS/CNES call – New methods for the processing and analysis of spatial dataCNRS and its Mission for transversal and interdisciplinary initiatives launches the call for projects “New methods for the processing and analysis of spatial data”.

This CNES-CNRS joint action aims to stimulate the development of innovative methods for processing, analyzing and scientifically exploiting spatial data, including for the preparation of future missions. It covers all projects, involving spatial data or remote sensing, and all scientific disciplines.

This call calls for projects dealing with issues such as (non-exhaustive):

  • Simulations of complex error sources, synthetic data and workflows
  • Signal denoising and separation of different signals of interest
  • Data-driven approaches for building models and emulators
  • Exploration / reduction of data spaces, inversion, data assimilation
  • Collaborative work methods (for example project management of an AI development)
  • Multi-scale analyzes of spatial data (e.g. clustering, excavation, visualization, exploration), image processing including hyperspectral
  • Selection of information (e.g., interrogation, extraction of trajectories), real-time processing on the ground or in space, compression / decompression
  • Quantification and control of uncertainties and biases, including for complex instrumental chains;
  • Aggregation, fusion and enrichment of spatial data
  • Infrastructures for the management and access to (flow of) spatial data: storage, indexing, optimization, workflow
  • High-performance computing: large-scale simulation, deep learning

Some of the eligibility criteria below:

  • The project must be carried by a permanent scientific staff (CR, DR, MCF, PR, IR) belonging to a CNRS and / or CNES unit.
  • The consortium must bring together at least two different affiliate teams. Projects involving a team CNES with a CNRS team will be strongly encouraged. In the case of a project carried only by two CNRS teams, the consortium must bring together at least two units from at least two different institutes
  • Interdisciplinarity, risk-taking, disruption and exploratory nature will be the key criteria taken into account counts in the selection of projects
  • The budget request, over a maximum of two years, must not exceed € 30,000 per year
  • The approval of the project by the director of the coordinating lab is mandatory

You will find more information and how to apply here (in french): https://miti.cnrs.fr/en/appel-projet/nouvelles-methodes-pour-le-traitement-et-lanalyse-des-donnees-spatiales/

The deadline for submission is: 21 Feb 2022
transmis par M. Gerin-Laslier et A. Siegel

4. CMB-S4 Postdoctoral Fellow at LBNL (US)

Deadline: 7 January 2022

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab’s (LBNL) Physics Division (PH) has an opening for a CMB-S4 Postdoctoral Fellow to join the team.

In this exciting role, you will assist the CMB-S4 data analysis and simulation team, working on the development of realistic models of emission of foreground emission in the frequency range of CMB-S4 observations (30-300 GHz), as well as on the development of models of slow drifts and systematic errors due to the terrestrial environment (atmosphere, ground pickup, thermal instabilities). Your responsibilities will include supporting the development of a global simulation pipeline for CMB-S4, and contributing to the generation of mock CMB data for CMB-S4 data challenges.

transmis par J. Delabrouille

5. Astrophysics Lectureship at the University of Bristol
Deadline: 9th January 2020

The University of Bristol is seeking to appoint a permanent lecturer in the area of extragalactic astrophysics and cosmology. The closing date is 9th January, and the full information on the position and application process can be found here:


transmis par A. Robin

6. Announcement for a job opening for Euclid SGS OU-SIM

Deadline: January 21st, 2022

Position: OU-SIM developer
Location: ICE, Barcelona
Length of contract: One year with possible extension
Contact: Francisco Castander (fjc@ieec.cat)

The Observational Cosmology group of the Space Science Institute in Barcelona (ICE-CSIC, IEEC) is seeking a motivated person to work in OU-SIM, the organisation unit of the Euclid Science Ground Segment responsible for producing the pixel simulations for the mission.

We offer a full time position to work in the development, production and validation of simulated data for the Scientific Ground Segment of ESA’s Euclid mission.
The candidate will work with Francisco Castander and other members of the group (E. Gaztañaga, P. Fosalba, M. Crocce) with close interaction with the Port d’Informació Científica (PIC) which is Euclid’s Science Data Centre in Spain. We are seeking an experienced candidate to work in OU-SIM.

The position contract is currently offered for one year but can be extended based on performance and depending on available funding.

The position will be filled as soon as possible after the deadline for applications and  ideally during February-March 2022.

The position will be held at IEEC, ICE-CSIC, located at the UAB campus in Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain.

The candidate should have extensive experience programming in python, in software management, git; an academic degree at the level of BSc; fluent knowledge of English, both written and spoken; coordination skills and experience managing groups. Other selection criteria would be: experience in other programming languages, work with databases, experience leading software development, familiarity with cosmological simulations and simulations of astronomical images, previous experience in ESA projects and in large cosmological collaborations, experience in reduction, calibration and analysis of astronomical data, a higher degree of education (PhD level).

Please, contact Francisco Castander (fjc@ieec.cat) for enquiries about this position. Applications should contain a CV, where the fulfillment of the selection criteria should be assessed, and a statement of professional/scientific interests. Letters of recommendation can also be sent to the above e-mail address. The documentation should be sent to fjc@ieec.cat before January 21st, 2022. 

Transmis par F. Castander

7. Joint CWRU/IFT postdoctoral position in theoretical cosmology
Deadline: January 31, 2022
We are looking for a cosmologist to join us in Fall 2022 as a postdoctoral research fellow. The selected candidate will be doing a joint (2+1)-year postdoc at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU; https://case.edu) in Cleveland, Ohio, United States, and the Institute for Theoretical Physics (IFT; https://www.ift.uam-csic.es/en) in Madrid, Spain. Two years of the position will be funded by CWRU through the Richard S. Morrison Post-Doctoral Fellowship and one year will be funded by the IFT and CSIC (the Spanish National Research Council) through a Ramón y Cajal / CSIC starting grant. The postdoc will be working mainly with Glenn Starkman (CWRU) and me (IFT), as well as our collaborators at Imperial College London (UK) and the University of Pittsburgh (USA), on cosmic topology, large-scale anomalies and other large-scale properties of the Universe. Candidates with expertise in Machine Learning and/or other advanced numerical techniques are particularly encouraged to apply.

The application deadline is January 31, 2022, but review of applications will commence on a rolling basis on January 2, 2022. The position will be open until filled.


for more information and for the application procedure.
transmis par Y. Akrami

8. Postdoctoral Research Associate in Galaxy Evolution with JWST (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

Deadline: February 1, 2022
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in observational galaxy evolution at UMass Amherst. The successful applicant will work with Prof. Alexandra Pope on a James Webb Space Telescope Cycle 1 GO program to analyze mid-infrared spectroscopic data to map coeval star formation and supermassive black hole growth in distant galaxies. Previous experience with infrared spectroscopic and/or IFU data is desirable, but not necessary. The successful candidate will be able to spend a fraction of their time on independent research and will have the benefit of institutional access to the Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT) in Mexico. The Five College Astronomy Department offers a vibrant and collegial atmosphere. The candidate may engage in local opportunities for research mentoring, teaching, and outreach, as desired. The initial appointment is for one year, renewable for an additional two years contingent upon satisfactory performance, mutual agreement, and availability of funds. The appointment is expected to start in Fall 2022, and requires the completion of a PhD in Astronomy, Physics, or related field.

Applications should include a single PDF file containing curriculum vitae (including publication list), a summary of past research accomplishments (3 page limit), and current research interests (1-3 pages). Reference letters will be upon request. Applications received by February 1, 2022 will be given full consideration.

UMass Amherst is committed to equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, and participation in academic programs, activities, and services. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.
transmis par N. Nesvadba

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