ERC-funded PhD position in Star and Planet formation

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, October 15, 2021
Archive Date: 
Friday, November 19, 2021
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Institute for Planetary sciences and Astrophysics of Grenoble; Observatory of the Côte d’Azur, Nice; France
Job Announcement Text: 

We are offering a PhD position on observational study in star and planet formation.

The PhD student will join a research group funded by the European Research Council Project PROTOPLANETS (, led by Myriam Benisty, between the Institute for Planetary sciences and Astrophysics of Grenoble, France (IPAG) and the Côte d’Azur Observatory in Nice (OCA), France.

The group research will focus on understanding the processes of protoplanetary disk evolution as well as on the search and characterization of protoplanets in disks. The student will develop an original research program based on state-of-the-art, multi-wavelength observations of protoplanetary disks, and will be involved in large international collaborations working on infrared and sub-millimeter observational programs co-led by Myriam Benisty.

IPAG and OCA host theoretical and observational research groups working on star and planet formation, and are involved in cutting-edge instrumental developments for the VLT and ELT, providing a dynamic and competitive research environment.

A MSc degree in physics, astronomy or related field is required before the start of the position. The PhD position is for 3 years and can start as early as February 1st, 2022 but no later than Fall 2022. The position includes full benefits and a travel budget.

We regard diversity as an asset within a team, and welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, a transcript of university courses and grades obtained, a cover letter which includes a statement of research interests and experience, a preliminary Master’s thesis abstract, and arrange for two letters of reference to be sent by November 20, 2021 to [email protected]

Inquiries about the position should be sent to same address.


Application Deadline: 
Saturday, November 20, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
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