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Junior professorship at the APC laboratory, University Paris Denis Diderot

We expect to have a Maitre de Conference position [1-3] at the Department of Physics, University Paris Denis Diderot (this is a permanent position on a junior professor level and corresponds to assistant professor positions in the US university system). The position will start on September 1st, 2011. The selection is a two-stage process. A first national pre-application step (qualification) is required and pre-registration needs to be completed by October 28, 2010 (see the complete time-line below). The second part of the selection process will take place in spring 2011. The details for pre-application (in French only) can be found at

The successful candidate will share his/her time between teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, and research. The teaching will be conducted in French. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to take part in the data analysis activities of the Laboratoire AstroParticule et Cosmologie (APC). In particular, the Laboratory has specific needs in the area of novel data analysis methods and algorithms aimed at current (Virgo) and future (LISA) gravitational wave experiments. All applicants in this field are encouraged to apply.

The selected candidate is expected to become a member of the ADAMIS research group at the Laboratory. ADAMIS is a dynamic, interdisciplinary group composed of experts in diverse areas of research, including physicists, data analysts, applied mathematicians, and the objectives of which are innovative approaches to data analysis of current and forthcoming, astrophysical and cosmological data sets. The group also benefits from the resources and opportunities offered by the newly opened Space Mission Data Center (Centre Francois Arago). At this time the members of the group are involved in the analysis of the Cosmic Microwave Background (Planck, EBEX, POLARBeaR) and gravitational wave (Virgo, LISA) experiments. There is also work being conducted on cutting-edge hydrodynamical simulations in various astrophysical contexts.

Application time-table:

First step: Qualification [4]

Pre-registration deadline: October 28, 2010, 4pm (Paris time)

Application deadline: December 17, 2010


Second step: Selection (anticipated)

Spring 2011

Post start date: September 1st 2011

Useful links:

Additional documentation about Maitre de Conferences and the selection procedure

[4] qualification 2011.pdf

Laboratoire APC:


Dept of Physics, University Paris-Diderot:

Centre Francois Arago:

Contact information:

Radek Stompor: radek[AT]
Ed Porter: porter[AT]
Eric Chassande-Mottin: ecm[AT]