ERC-funded postdoctoral positions in Star and Planet Formation

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Publish Date: 
Friday, October 15, 2021
Archive Date: 
Friday, November 19, 2021
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Institute for Planetary sciences and Astrophysics of Grenoble; Observatory of the Côte d’Azur, Nice; France
Job Announcement Text: 

We are offering up to two post-doctoral positions on observational or theoretical studies in star and planet formation.

The postdoctoral researchers will join a research group funded by the European Research Council Project PROTOPLANETS (, led by Myriam Benisty, between the Institute for Planetary sciences and Astrophysics of Grenoble (IPAG) and the Côte d’Azur Observatory in Nice (OCA), France.

The group research will focus on understanding the processes of protoplanetary disk evolution as well as on the search for and characterization of protoplanets in disks. The postdoctoral researchers are expected to lead observational or theoretical studies related to state-of-the-art, multi-wavelength observations of protoplanetary disks and planets (with e.g., VLT(I), ALMA, JWST). They will be involved in large international collaborations working on infrared and sub-millimeter observational programs co-led by Myriam Benisty. The applicants will also be encouraged to develop independent research programs. 

IPAG and OCA host theoretical and observational research groups working on star and planet formation, and are involved in cutting-edge instrumental developments for the VLT and ELT, providing a dynamic and competitive research environment.

A PhD in astronomy or related field is required. Previous experience in either observational astronomy, or theoretical studies linked with disk/planet observations would be appreciated. The positions are for 2+1 years, the last year will be granted pending successful collaboration within the team. Positions can start as early as February 1st, 2022 but no later than Fall 2022. Remuneration depends on experience and includes full benefits.

We regard diversity as an asset within a team, and welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Applicants should provide a single pdf file including a curriculum vitae, a publication list, and a brief (max 5 pages) statement of research interests, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent by November 20, 2021 to [email protected]

Inquiries about the positions should be sent to same address.

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, November 20, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, January 20, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
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