Postdoctoral position in cometary science at Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille (France)

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, November 22, 2019
Archive Date: 
Friday, January 17, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille (Aix-Marseille Univ, CNRS, CNES)
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the area of cometary science at Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille (LAM, France). The work will be carried on in the group of planetary sciences, in collaboration with Olivier Groussin and Laurent Jorda. To fulfill these research activities, the institute will provide the necessary support (e.g. office space, computer, publication and travel money).

The work will focus on the data analysis of the Rosetta mission of the European Space Agency (ESA), in particular the data from the OSIRIS cameras. The applicant will define a research project focused on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. This project must include data from the OSIRIS cameras, either images, and/or nucleus shape model, and/or digital terrain models. The project can be “multi-instruments” and include data from other instruments, in addition to the OSIRIS data (e.g. VIRTIS, MIRO, ROSINA…). Any research project is admissible, centered on the nucleus of 67P (interior, surface) and/or on its coma (dust, gas).

The applicant must have a thesis in Astrophysics, Physics or Planetary Sciences. Previous experience in cometary sciences and Rosetta data analysis is welcome, but not mandatory.

The monthly gross salary will be between 2690 € et 4290 €, depending on the applicant past experience.

Application must be submitted online on the CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research) job website:

Applicants interested in this position should submit:
- a CV
- a list of publications
- a description of their past and present research accomplishments
- a description of their research project for this position
- 2-3 letters of reference

Please send inquiries about the position or how to apply to O. Groussin (

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, January 19, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Olivier Groussin and Laurent Jorda
Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille
Street Line 1: 
38 rue Frédéric Joliot-Curie
Zip/Postal Code: 
(+33) 491 056 972 (Olivier Groussin)
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