Coupling High-Dispersion Spectroscopy and High-Contrast Imaging

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
CNRS / Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille
Job Announcement Text: 

A postdoctoral position supported by ERC project HiRISE (High-Resolution Imaging and Spectroscopy of Exoplanets) is offered at Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France) to work with Dr. Arthur Vigan on the fiber coupling of VLT/SPHERE and VLT/CRIRES+ to enable the characterization of young giant exoplanets at very high spectral resolution. The successful applicant will be in charge of developing the simulation framework used to define the top-level requirements of the HiRISE prototype, investigate its expected performance and explore the science cases that will be addressable by the system. A complete description of the position is available at:

The appointment is for up to 3 years. Applicants should send a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae with bibliography, and a 2-page statement of research to Please also ensure that up to three letters of recommendation are sent directly to the above e-mail address. Informal inquiries are welcome and should be directed to the same e-mail address.

Applications sent before 31 October 2017 will receive full consideration. Past this date applications will be considered upon availability of the position. Junior and senior applications will be evaluated at the same level. LAM and CNRS are actively committed to equal opportunity in employment.

Further information about research at LAM:

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$36000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$42000.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

The position comes with generous funding for travels, missions and conferences (both national and international). Full social benefits covered by the French social security system are also included.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Arthur Vigan
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