IAP / Post-doc fellowship 2021
Online Application Procedure

Will close on 2021-11-01 23:59:59


The IAP is seeking applications for up to three 2+1 year post-doctoral positions as a major node of the newly funded Simons Collaboration on "Learning the Universe". The successful candidates will work with the PIs and colleagues to develop and implement cosmological applications of Machine Learning, with a dual focus on cosmological parameter inference and the reconstruction of the initial conditions of our universe from current and upcoming cosmological surveys.

As members of the Simons Collaboration (http://www.learning-the-universe.org/) successful candidates will have ample opportunities of exchange with researchers from other participating nodes (Columbia University, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Harvard University, Flatiron Institute, Stockholm University, Université de Montreal, Princeton University, Carnegie Mellon University, MPA Garching). Teams dedicated to different aspects of the challenge are currently being set up, offering a multidisciplinary environment for the successful candidates.

Applicants should have obtained a PhD in physics, astronomy or related subject by the time of the appointment. The appointment is for 2+1 years with salary depending on experience and performance. Appointments could start as early as spring 2022, but later start dates are possible. Generous support will be available for travel and research.

The IAP maintains a lively visitor program and hosts regular workshops and conferences throughout the year. The successful candidate will be immersed in an internationally visible research environment with rich intellectual and computational resources, at IAP, and more broadly in the Paris region.

Members of traditionally under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Applicants should submit a CV (max. 2 pages), a publication list, a short review of previous works (2 pages) and a statement of research interests (2 pages), and up to three letters of recommendation. Application material should be submitted using present web interface. All application materials must be received by November 1st 2021 to ensure full consideration.

Included Benefits:

French national medical/dental insurance, maternity/paternity leave, lunch subsidies, family supplement for children, contribution to offset public transportation costs, pension contributions. School is free in France for all children above 3.

Related URLs: * Simons Collaboration website (http://www.learning-the-universe.org/) * Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris (https://www.iap.fr/) * Aquila Consortium website (https://www.aquila-consortium.org)


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1.  Please fill in the form below and click on the "Save" button at the end of the form if you want to bring changes later or "Submit Online Application" button for a definitive application. Do NOT submit the application form more than once.

2.  Shortly after saving your form you will receive an automated e-mail containing your application ID number, a password and the link to finalize your online application.

3.  After submitting your application your will receive an automated e-mail summarizing your information. An email will also be sent directly to the referees that you nominate in your online application. This email will contain their username and password and a link which leads to a secure, confidential web interface. It is important that you inform your referees beforehand about your application to this position at IAP, so that they expect an email from us.

4.  The referees can use this web interface to submit their recommendation letter directly into your application file on the IAP server and they will receive a confirmation. This procedure is simple and secure.

All information and documents submitted by you and your referees are stored in a confidential database, which can be accessed only by the IAP Recruitment Board. We appreciate your cooperation with this application procedure.

If you have any difficulty in using this web interface, please send an email to domisse AT iap.fr

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A single file (PDF preferred) including research proposal, a statement of past research accomplishments, a curriculum vitae and a publication list must be uploaded in support of your application. Please upload this document here:


Candidates should also arrange for 3 letters of reference to be uploaded to the web application.
Please provide the information requested below for up to three referees. An email will be sent to them with a username, a password and a web link for submitting the letter. Check twice your email addresses are valid !

If you tick the 'validate box', an email will be sent to your referee(s) when saving or submitting your application. Take care as there is no way to change email addresses when the mail have been sent.
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