PERMANENT FACULTY RESEARCHER POSITION IN SOLAR AND STELLAR PHYSICS IN DEPARTMENT OF ASTROPHYSICS, CEA PARIS- SACLAY (FRANCE)
The CEA Astrophysics Department (DAp) and UMR AIM invite applications for a permanent faculty researcher position to begin in Fall 2018 in the field of solar and stellar physics.
The candidates should have a PhD in astrophysics, or a closely related field to apply. They should be recognized experts in solar and/or stellar physics. They should have a solid record of research and publications in these topics, based on either theoretical developments, high performance numerical simulations and/or data analysis and interpretation. Expertise on the interaction of active stars with their surroundings will be positively considered. The successful applicant will join a research group1 of about 20 people conducting frontier research on the Sun, the stars and their interaction with planets. He/She will be involved in the scientific preparation and interpretation of the observations that will be provided by ESA’s Cosmic Vision Solar Orbiter satellite, specifically the STIX instrument, seeking to understand the mechanisms behind intense solar flaring activity and how such activity impacts our Earth.
DAp is part of the large Institute of Research into the Fundamental laws of the Universe (IRFU) at CEA Paris-Saclay, 20 km south of Paris, in the vicinity of various universities and other research centers. It is a world-class astrophysical department covering many areas of instrumental, observational, theoretical, numerical and applied astrophysics. DAp/AIM gathers more than 200 faculty and staff members, including postdoctoral fellows, and PhD students. It offers a lively and very active research environment of the highest international standards, currently hosting six European Research Council grants. DAp/AIM plays a key role in instrumentation, ground segment and scientific exploitation of space missions from cosmology with Euclid ESA cosmic vision mission to the hot and energetic Universe with Athena and solar physics with Solar Orbiter and its X-ray telescope STIX. More broadly, engineers and scientists at DAp/AIM contribute to a large range of facilities (e.g. SOHO, Integral, Herschel, JWST, SVOM, PLATO, ELT-METIS,…).
The salary for this permanent position depends on past work experience, and includes social security benefits and good health insurance.
Applicants should submit by e-mail (pdf format) their resume, motivation letter, bibliography and statement of research interests and experience, and arrange for three letters of reference, to be sent before March 2, 2018 to:
Dr Allan Sacha BRUN
Head of Laboratory Dynamics of Stars, Exo-planets and their Environment
CEA’s Solar Orbiter Project Scientist
DRF/IRFU/DAp-UMR AIM, Bat 709
91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, Cedex, France
Tel : +33 1 69 08 76 60
1 : http://irfu.cea.fr/Sap/LDEE/index.php