The CNRS invites applications for a tenured junior position (Associate Scientist 2nd class) on "Experimental Study of Dark Energy with the LSST Project, within the Particle and Universe team of the LPC laboratory in Clermont-Ferrand" (France).
The successful candidate is expected to complement and strengthen the group's activities within the Dark Energy Science Collaboration, in the framework of the French effort on LSST. Our research interests currently focus on Type Ia supernovae as cosmological probes, including - but not limited to - cadence optimization, light-curves extraction, photometric typing, and empirical SED models. They will also be offered the opportunity to lead research activities on other Dark Energy probes such as Galaxy Clusters or other probes of interest if this would bring a significant lead to the group. Candidates with expertise on machine learning will also be offered the opportunity to conduct interdisciplinary projects with computer science researchers. This is a research only position, with no teaching duties attached to it.
Applicants should have a PhD, or equivalent qualifications. There are no age nor nationality requirements. The interviews of selected candidates will take place between march 27th and April 1st. By current regulations, they can not be conducted remotely. Disabled candidates attending interviews can be accommodated and offered individual attention.
Applications for the position may submitted until January 6, 2017 via the CNRS application web site.
Opening is number 01/04
Candidates are strongly encouraged to contact the LPC group for further information.