29/09/2017
European Research Council

Postdoctoral Fellowship

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    University of Bordeaux
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    AstronomyAstrophysics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    22/10/2017 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    France › Pessac Cedex
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/11/2017
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / ERC
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    682903

In the context of the COSMIC-DANCE ERC project, we offer 1 postdoctoral fellowship. The successful candidate will work on the development of data mining and statistical tools using hierarchical models in a Bayesian framework to identify young cluster members and derive the cluster properties within our large photometric + photometric database combining Gaia data and ground-based measurements.

Benefits

French post-doctoral contracts are true employment contracts to the extent that they are enforceable by law and carry all of the benefits attached to such contracts under French law.

In particular, the contract carries medical insurance and other social benefits (e.g. unemployment, parental leave, pension) in addition to the salary. Contracts are awarded and administered by the University of Bordeaux.

Eligibility criteria

A PhD in astrophysics (or equivalent) is required to apply (subject to the University of Bordeaux approval for non-EU degrees).

All nationalities are welcome to apply (subject to visa restrictions)

Selection process

A pre-selection of the 5 best candidates will be done a week after the deadline, and on-line interviews will be done.

The final candidate will be selected by mid-October for a start around November 1

Additional comments

Applications should include a CV, a cover letter describing the applicant's background and motivation and a brief description of past research and future plans, as well as 2 or 3 letters of reference. These documents must be submitted by email as a PDF file to Hervé Bouy

Web site for additional job details

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    AstronomyAstrophysics
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Astronomy: PhD or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Good

Skills/Qualifications

Strong background in star formation, statistics, and data-mining

Proficiency in Python and R programming

Parallel computing (CPU and GPU), HPC

UNIX/Linux

 

 

Specific Requirements

High level of experience and knowledge in Bayesian statistics, and hierarchical models

Experience in observational astrophysics

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
University of Bordeaux
France
Gironde
Pessac Cedex
33615
Allée Geoffroy Saint Hilaire, Bât. 18N

EURAXESS offer ID: 249029