University of Oslo offers Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the field of Cosmology, 2012 Norway
The candidates must have a PhD or other corresponding education equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in astronomy/astrophysics, computer science, applied mathematics or a related discipline. The main purpose of post-doctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in top academic positions within their disciplines.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: This scholarship is open for International students
Scholarship Description: The position is for up to three years (depending on starting date) and is funded by the ERC Starting Grant project “Anisotropic Universe – Fluke or Reality?” led by associate professor Hans Kristian Eriksen. This project aims at understanding whether previously reported anomalies in the WMAP sky maps are real or statistical/instrumental flukes, using modern statistical techniques. A major part of the work will include development of a CMB/LSS Gibbs sampler in Python, and a strong programming background is therefore required. The successful candidate is also expected to participate in ESA’s Planck experiment.
Number of awards offered: Not known
Tenure of award: The fellowship period is up to three years, depending on start date, and ending no later than December 31st 2015. No one can be appointed for more than one specified period at the same institution.
Value: 57 – 65 (NOK 468 400 – 542 900 per year, depending on qualifications and seniority)
Other Benefits:Not known
Selection criteria:Not known
Notification: Not known
How to Apply: Online, Application letter CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity) Copies of educational certificates, letters of recommendation, and a list of reference persons. A complete list of publications. The source code of a self-written computer program Names and contact details of two references who have been asked to send reference letters
Scholarship Application Deadline: 1 December 2012