Postdoctoral position to work on Gaia DR2

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, January 15, 2018
Archive Date: 
Monday, February 12, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Institution/Company: 
Institut UTINAM
Department Name: 
OSU THETA
Street Line 1: 
41 avenue de l'Observatoire
Street Line 2: 
BP1615
City: 
Besancon
State/Province: 
Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Zip/Postal: 
25010
Country: 
France
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

OSU THETA Bourgogne Franche-Comté and Institut UTINAM are opening a post-doctoral position for 2 years in Besançon, to work on the exploitation of Gaia data.

The selected fellow will participate in the interpretation of Gaia first and second releases, in relation with Galactic archeology, Galactic dynamics, and evolution, in collaboration with the local team. The Besançon observatory has a long experience in forward modeling of the Galaxy.  The candidates wishing to use this approach, or proposing alternative methods are welcome.

The interpretation of Gaia data can be enhanced using complementary data, from ground based spectroscopic surveys, or asteroseismic data sets. Any experience of the proponent with these aspects of Galactic archeology studies will be appreciated.

Applicants must own a Ph.D in astronomy or physics and must have demonstrated the ability to conduct fully independent research. Candidates are invited to submit their CV, motivation letter, and project, as well as recommendation letters to gaia@obs-besancon.fr before February 15th, 2018.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, February 18, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Céline Reylé
Title: 
Dr
Country: 
France
Phone: 
+33 3 81 66 69 35
Email: 
gaia@obs-besancon.fr