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Postdoctoral Position in Interpretation of Planck Data at APC

Dear colleague,

Please find below an announcement for a postdoctoral position for someone interested in participating in the Planck analysis.

Best regards,
Martin Bucher

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Postdoctoral Position – Interpretation of Planck Data

We invite applications for a two-year CNES postdoctoral position in Theoretical Cosmology and CMB Analysis. The successful candidate will participate in the final stages of the analysis of the data gathered from the Planck space mission within the Planck High Frequency Instrument (HFI) Core team. The postdoc recruited will work with Martin Bucher and the Planck group at APC on the projects establishing the link between the power spectrum likelihood and constraints on candidate theoretical cosmological models. The postdoc will contribute to the three planned papers of the Planck Consortium on this subject.

The postdoc will be based at the Laboratoire AstroParticule Cosmologie (APC) at the Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7. The Planck team at APC is very actively involved in all stages of the Planck analysis. This post also offers numerous opportunities to collaborate with researchers at other Planck partner institutions in the Paris area.

The position will begin in autumn 2010 for a term of two years, but some flexibility with respect to the start date may be possible.

Applicants should send a cover letter, CV and research statement to the attention of Mme Hélène Le Bihan, Laboratoire APC, Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7, Bâtiment Condorcet, Case 7020, 75205 Paris Cedex 13 or preferably by e-mail to helene AT apc.univ-paris7.fr and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent on their behalf.

Inquiries regarding the position may be addressed to Martin Bucher at bucher AT th.u-psud.fr. The closing date is 10 November 2009, but applications will be considered until the position is filled.