Job Opportunities

PostDoc position at the University of Oslo


Postdoctoral Research Fellowship is available at the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Oslo. The primary goal of the position is to work towards a comprehensive model of the microwave and sub-millimeter sky. This work will include analysis of multiple publicly available and proprietary data sets, including COMAP, DIRBE, FIRAS, Planck, PASIPHAE, SPIDER, WMAP and many others. Collaboration in large international collaborations is anticipated. Previous experience with CMB or sub-millimeter observations and large-scale data modeling is highly desired for this position. A generous personal travel/expenses grant of 50 kNOK is available per year. The institute also has access to world-class computing facilities, both in-house and on-campus, that are directly available to the candidate. The cosmology group at the Institute participates heavily in the Planck, SPIDER, COMAP, PASIPHAE and Euclid experiments, and is a member of the LiteBIRD Joint Study group. More details can be found here.

Ph.D. position at the University of Crete


The PASIPHAE collaboration invites applications for a PhD position for the PASIPHAE project. PASIPHAE is a highly interdisciplinary project, aimed to map high-Galactic latitude areas in optical stellar polarization and, in combination with Gaia stellar distances, construct a tomographic map of the Galactic magnetic field, with applications in CMB B-mode foreground subtraction, high-energy astrophysics, interstellar medium dynamics, and stellar astrophysics. PASIPHAE is an international collaboration between FORTH and the University of Crete in Greece, Caltech in the US, the Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics in India, the South African Astronomical Observatory, and the University of Oslo in Norway.
We are building a team with diverse expertise (both observational and theoretical), including the Galactic magnetic field, optopolarimetry, numerical and statistical analysis (including the numerical solutions of complex boundary-value problems and/or machine learning algorithms), interstellar medium astrophysics, high-energy astrophysics including gamma-ray and cosmic-ray astrophysics, and stellar astrophysics (with emphasis on intrinsic stellar polarizations). Applicants with scientific interests in any of these fields are encouraged to apply.
The successful candidates are expected to be highly motivated and independent, and will be encouraged to follow their own initiatives to exploit the rich PASIPHAE dataset. The salary is competitive, and a generous travel allowance will be provided.
The successful candidates will also have the opportunity to spend time at and interact with other PASIPHAE Collaboration Institutions. The successful candidates will join the vibrant, friendly, closely interacting Astrophysics Group at the University of Crete. Candidates are requested to send a CV, a discussion of their past research, and three letters of recommendation to Prof. K. Tassis (tassis@physics.uoc.gr).

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