Exoplanets detection and characterization in direct imaging

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Observatoire de Paris / CNRS
Department Name: 
LESIA
Street Line 1: 
5, place Jules Janssen
City: 
Meudon
State/Province: 
France
Zip/Postal: 
92195
Country: 
France
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The COBREX ERC project ains at the detection in direct imaging and characterisation of extrasolar planets for the first time in the 5-10 au region. To meet these objectives, we are looking for a postdoc to lead an ambitious reduction and analysis programme, using hundreds of young stars from archival and future observations, to make individual studies as well as a statistical analysis of the results in the context of planet formation and evolution.

The Post-doc will work at LESIA (Observatoire de Paris-Meudon), offering a rich scientific environment, with experts in High Contrast Imaging, Interferometry and planetary science, disks, exoplanet atmospheres and stellar physics, in close collaboration with COBREX colleagues from IPAG (Grenoble), CRAL (Lyoc), and OCA (NICE), currently gathers more than 10 astronomers, 4 PhD students and 1 post-doc. 2 post-docs are expected to join the team in 2022. Regular visits to Grenoble, where the COBREX Data Center is located, will be necessary.

Postdoc missions:

  • Developing new imaging algorithms, including with machine learning
  • Running these algorithms on large datasets
  • Study of individual systems and exoplanets
  • Interpreting the results: statistical studies, comparison with planet formation models.
  • Observations with the ESO VLT, JWST if needed
  • Supervising students.

Expected Skills:

PhD in astrophysics, planetary sciences

- Knowledge in statistical analysis (formalism, biases, algorithms) and Data Science required.

- Knowledge in data reduction algorithm development and computation. Knowledge in AI (if possible).

- Languages: python

- Working language is English. French is not mandatory

- Values: enthusiasm, tenacity, creativity, team spirit

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$34700.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$54500.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

- Full Social security and Health care benefits

- Unemployment benefits

- 30 days of paid vacations

Application Deadline: 
Friday, September 16, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, October 3, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Anne-Marie Lagrange
Institution/Company: 
Observatoire de Paris
Department Name: 
LESIA
City: 
Meudon
Zip/Postal Code: 
92195
Country: 
France
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Anne-Marie Lagrange