Postdoctoral position on galaxy formation simulations

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
CEA and Universite Paris-Saclay
Job Announcement Text: 

The University of Paris-Saclay, CEA Paris-Saclay and CRAL-Lyon are opening a post-doc position on numerical simulations of the circum-galactic medium, gas inflows and outflows, and associated galaxy formation physics. The position is expected to be based in Paris-Saclay with close collaboration with the Lyon team. The research project, funded by the French agency for research (ANR) focusses on gas flows around galaxies, interactions between inflows and outflows, feedback processes and galaxy formation physics. The team is strongly involved in major numerical simulation projects (F. Bournaud, J. Blaizot, J. Rosdahl, and collaborators) and outstanding observation programs on the VLT, ALMA, JWST, etc (N. Bouché, and collaborators). Ample support for research, travel, collaboration, us available for any project within these broad topics. The applicant is expected to demonstrate some experience with numerical simulations of galaxy formation/evolution and/or associated observations. The start date is expected to be in the fall of 2021 but an earlier start date could be arranged. Any application received by the 15th of March 2021 will be given full consideration but later applications will be fully considered until the position is filled. Potential applicants should feel free to make contact with F. Bournaud ( and N. Bouché ( Applicants are expected to send a CV, research statement/project (no longer than 4 pages) to the two e-mail addresses above, and to have 2 to 3 reference letters sent directly to the same addresses.

Applications received by March 15th, 2021, will be given full consideration. The position will be opened until filled.

The minimal gross salary is of the order of 55-60 k€ per year or higher, commensurate with experience.


Included Benefits: 

Full benefits included (medical and dental insurance, maternity leave, retirement benefits, sick days, paid vacations, etc)

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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