2-yr postdoctoral position in heliophysics at IRAP

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, October 20, 2017
Archive Date: 
Friday, November 17, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Institution/Company: 
Institute of Research in Astrophysics and Planetology
Department Name: 
Planetary, Environment and Space Plasmas
Street Line 1: 
9, avenue du Colonel Roche
Street Line 2: 
BP 44346 - 31028 Toulouse Cedex 4
City: 
Toulouse
State/Province: 
Occitanie
Country: 
France
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Planetary, Environment and Space Plasma group at IRAP/University of Toulouse offers a two-year postdoctoral position in heliophysics with the aim to test the hypothesis that high-energy Solar Energetic Particles (SEPs) and solar gamma rays are the result of particle acceleration at coronal shock waves. The project will exploit readily available numerical models of diffusive-shock acceleration and develop a new 3-D particle-transport code to simulate particle transport in the interplanetary medium. This new modelling framework will take full advantage of the pool of remote-sensing and in-situ measurements brought by the current heliophysics observatory including 3-D reconstruction techniques of coronal shocks. The project also aims at exploiting the first data from the Parker Solar Probe mission.

The successful candidate will work for the COROSHOCK project funded by the French National Research Agency (PI: Alexis Rouillard). The project includes collaborations with University of Turku, Meudon Observatory, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and Naval Research Laboratory. The grant includes travel funds to attend international meetings and collaborative visits. The candidate should hold a PhD in heliophysics or equivalent. She/he should have a strong interest and skills in numerical studies. The application must include a CV, a list of publications, copies of degree diplomas, two reference letters, and a motivation letter.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$46000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$70000.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

As an employee of the University of Toulouse you are covered by the French social security and you automatically contribute to your retirement.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, November 20, 2017
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Alexis Rouillard
Institution/Company: 
Institute of Research in Astrophysics and Planetology
Department Name: 
Planetary, Environment and Space Plasmas
Street Line 1: 
9, avenue du Colonel Roche
Street Line 2: 
BP 44346 - 31028 Toulouse Cedex 4
City: 
Toulouse
Zip/Postal Code: 
31028
Country: 
France
Email: 
arouillard@irap.omp.eu
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Alexis Rouillard
Subject: 
2-yr Postdoctoral position in heliophysics
Email: 
arouillard@irap.omp.eu