Statistical methods for cosmic web analysis.

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Post-doctoral fellowship
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The ByoPiC (The Baryon Picture of the Cosmos) team, funded by an advanced ERC grant, invites applications for postdoctoral positions in large scale structure and cosmology with the objective of mapping and characterising the baryon distribution at the largest cosmic scales.

We are opening a postdoctoral position at the Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale (IAS), Orsay (France), to hire young researchers willing to contribute their expertise and enthusiasm at the service of the ByoPiC project ( The successful candidates will work on the development of statistical methods for global identification, supervised classification and assembly of cosmic web elements.

We encourage applicants with statistical, observational or theoretical backgrounds in cosmology and large scale structures. Expertise in detection methods and data analysis (CMB, Sunyaev-Zel'dovich, optical/IR, etc.) will be particularly appreciated.

The post-doctoral positions (duration up to 3 years) are open at the IAS, conveniently located 30 min by suburban train south of Paris, on a nice University campus. It hosts science groups focusing on planetary systems, solar & stellar physics, astrochemistry, the interstellar medium and cosmology. The ByoPiC team is a strong constituent of the cosmology group of the IAS, deeply involved in the Planck and Euclid missions. It is active in many fields of cosmology in particular large scale structures, CMB, cosmic reionisation, clusters of galaxies.

The anticipated starting date is September 2017, but earlier dates can be envisaged. Benefits include full access to the French healthcare system.

Candidates are invited to submit their application at ( as a single pdf file including a curriculum vitae, a publication list, a summary of past research (maximum 3 pages) and a statement research interests (maximum 2 pages). At submission, they should provide contacts of three referees who will receive an invitation (from to upload their recommendation letters at a later stage. For full consideration, applications should be received by Jan. 15, 2017.
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