Job Opportunities

Cosmology PhD fellowships in Oslo


We are currently looking for a new PhD student to join our CMB&CO analysis group in Oslo.

The current position is supported by two EU-funded projects called BeyondPlanck (Horizon 2020) and bits2cosmology (ERC Consolidator Grant). These projects aim to perform end-to-end analysis of current and future CMB experiments, including Planck LFI, SPIDER, WMAP and LiteBIRD, and develop the world’s first end-to-end time-domain Gibbs sampler, as implemented in the Commander CMB sampler. The candidate will be trained in both low-level CMB time-ordered data processing and high-level component separation and CMB analysis and in the interactions between the two, and be actively involved in the full process from raw uncalibrated data to final CMB maps and power spectra. Overall, this training aims to provide a solid foundation for a future career in cosmological data analysis.

For more information regarding BeyondPlanck and Commander, please see this web page.

The application deadline is May 8th 2020. More information, including the mandatory electronic application form, 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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