Postdoctoral Position at CEA Paris-Saclay – WIDENING: A NIKA2 ANR on nearby galaxies

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
CEA Saclay
Department of Astrophysics (DAp)
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

The Department of AstroPhysics (DAp), which is part of the Institute of Research into the Fundamental laws of the Universe (IRFU) at CEA Paris-Saclay, invites applications for a PostDoc research position to support and lead the analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of millimeter maps of nearby galaxies which have recently been obtained in the framework of the IMEGIN Large Program (PI: Suzanne Madden) in guaranteed time with the NIKA2 camera at the IRAM 30-meter telescope.

The French ministry is funding the ANR WIDENING, led by Frédéric Galliano, with two PostDoc positions, one at CEA and one at IRAM/Grenoble, to help in the analysis of these data and to lead follow-up proposals at the IRAM and other observatories. The PostDoc at CEA, to which this announcement is addressed, will be working with Frederic Galliano (CEA) and the WIDENING consortium. The ideal candidate has experience in modelling studies of the ISM at millimeter wavelengths with focus on continuum emission of dust. Experience with Bayesian model fitting and knowledge of a programming language such as Python and / or Fortran are strong assets. Candidates must have completed a PhD prior to the beginning of the position. Review of applications will begin in February 2024. The search will continue until the position is filled.

The PostDoc grant is for three years, and is expected to start in September / October 2024. Applications should be sent as one PDF file to Frédéric Galliano, and should include:

  1. a cover letter indicating motivation and qualifications;
  2. a curriculum vitae with a list of publications;
  3. a short research statement;
  4. the name of two referees who could provide letters of reference.

CEA Paris-Saclay is located 20 km south of Paris, France, in the vicinity of various universities and other research centers. The Paris region contains numerous research institutes with whom the DAp collaborates (e.g. IAP, IAS Orsay, Observatory of Paris-Meudon, APC). DAp gathers more than 100 faculty and staff members, 50 postdoctoral fellows, and 30 PhD students. DAp offers a lively and very active research environment of the highest international standards. The research at DAp covers many areas of observational, theoretical, and applied astrophysics.

Compensation and Benefits

Included Benefits

Generous funding for conferences, collaborations, personal equipment and publications is available. The salary for this position will depend on the experience of the candidate, and includes excellent health insurance, social security benefits, and family support.

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2023 Dec 21
Application Deadline
2024 Feb 16
Reference Code
CEA Saclay


Drs. Frédéric Galliano & Carsten Kramer