postdoctoral research in exoplanet atmospheres

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, November 24, 2023
Archive Date: 
Friday, January 19, 2024
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Observatoire de la côte d'Azur
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Boulevard de l'Observatoire
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We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on high-resolution spectroscopy of hot giant exoplanet atmospheres within the ANR-funded project EXOWINDS (PI: Vivien Parmentier). The overarching goal of the project is to jointly interpret multi-instrument emission and transmission spectra of hot Jupiters at high-spectral resolution through a unified multi-dimensional framework and prepare for the future ELT/ANDES and METIS observations. The project is associated with ~350h of high-spectral resolution observations MAROON-X, IGRINS, ESPRESSO, CRIRES+ and IRD. The candidate will specialize in one or multiple of the following aspects: data analyses, preparation of ELT, atmospheric retrievals, 3D modelling, proposal writing. The EXOWINDS project has additional funding to hire a graduate student that that will work in collaboration with the postdoc on a complementary topic.

The postdoctoral researcher will work mainly with Vivien Parmentier, and will also collaborate with the other local members of the EXOWINDS project: Gaël Chauvin (observations), Andrea Chiavassa (stellar spectra) and Mamadou N’Diaye (ELT instrumentation). They will be part of the Theory and Observations in Planetology team within the Lagrange Laboratory. The team is composed of 22 permanent researchers, spanning a range of topics including planet formation, internal structure and direct imaging of exoplanets.

Local tools include the high-spectral resolution retrieval code CHIMERA, the 3D global circulation model SPARC/MITgcm code and the 3D Monte-Carlo radiative transfer model gCMCRT.

We are committed to encouraging further growth from diverse groups and try to create healthy work/life balance environment. We currently have an underrepresentation from women, BAME, disabilities and LGBTQ communities and particularly welcome applicants from these groups.

Application : CV, publication list, 2 page cover letter and 2 reference letters (sent by the referees directly) to be sent to [email protected]

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$39000.00 (USD)
Compensation Notes: 
Included Benefits: 

Position is for three years. Net annual gross salary is set by national guidelines starting at 36024 € and it is commensurate with the level of experience. Included: National medical insurance, maternity/ paternity leaves, family supplement for children, participation to public transport fees, pension contributions. School is free in France for children above 3. 

Funding for travels and computing ressources is available. 

Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 19, 2024
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, February 29, 2024
Current Status of Position: 
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