Post-doctoral Fellowship « Supernova remnants and Galactic PeVatrons at gamma-ray energies »
Our group exploits data from both the Large Area Telescope (LAT) on NASA’s Fermi satellite and from the telescopes of the High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.). The group is also involved in CTA with a special focus on the development of analysis software. The fellow will work towards the search for Galactic proton accelerators. She/He will analyze gamma-ray data from H.E.S.S. and Fermi to look for efficient cosmic-ray accelerators in our Galaxy with a special interest on supernova remnants, star forming regions and superbubbles. The same analysis will be applied to CTA data as soon as they will become available. She/He will also develop theoretical models to infer observable properties of the sources which are accelerating PeV cosmic rays. The
number of such objects detectable by current and future gamma-ray instruments will be estimated.
We wish to hire a post-doctoral fellow experienced in data analysis and modeling of high energy sources. Useful skills include: previous experience with gamma-ray data (especially H.E.S.S. or Fermi), experience with supernova remnants or astrophysical systems having similar emission mechanisms, teamwork capabilities, communication skills and excellent knowledge of English. A PhD in physics or astrophysics is required.
The post-doctoral fellow will be based at the CENBG, a multidisciplinary physics laboratory of over a hundred people in a wooded suburban setting near Bordeaux. The gamma-ray astronomy group consists of seven people: a senior scientist studying active galactic nuclei with Fermi, four permanent staff and one post-doctoral fellow studying Galactic sources. A PhD student will also join the group in October 2018. The post-doctoral fellow is expected to work jointly with the ANR team PECORA led by Stefano Gabici. Team members are based in four different laboratories in addition to Bordeaux, all located in France: APC (Paris), CEA (Saclay), CSNSM (Orsay) and IRAP (Toulouse).
Applicants should send a CV, a publication list, the name of two referees and a brief statement of their research interests to be addressed to Dr. Marianne Lemoine-Goumard (email@example.com) and Dr. Marie-Hélène Grondin (firstname.lastname@example.org). The appointment is expected to last two years after September 2018. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.