Postdoctoral Position in Star Formation at AIM Paris-Saclay, France

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, July 26, 2019
Archive Date: 
Friday, September 20, 2019
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Institution/Company: 
CEA Paris-Saclay
Department Name: 
Laboratoire d'Astrophysique (AIM)
Street Line 1: 
Orme des Merisiers - Bat. 709
City: 
Gif-sur-Yvette
State/Province: 
France
Zip/Postal: 
F-91191
Country: 
France
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Star Formation Group of the Astrophysics Laboratory (AIM) at CEA Paris-Saclay invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral position to work primarily on the filamentary structure of molecular clouds in the context of the ongoing ESO large program CAFFEINE with the ArTéMiS submm continuum camera on the APEX telescope (cf. https://sites.google.com/view/artemis-apex-caffeine and www.apex-telescope.org/instruments/pi/artemis/).  The project is undertaken in the framework of a wide collaboration including Cardiff University, IAP Paris, and LAM Marseille.

The successful applicant will work with Dr. Philippe André (AIM) and Dr. Hélène Roussel (IAP Paris) on the scientific exploitation of the CAFFEINE project, using ArTéMiS and Herschel dust continuum data, high-resolution follow-up observations with ALMA and/or NOEMA, and complementary molecular line observations with APEX and IRAM. He or she is also expected to work on optimizing the data reduction of ArTéMiS maps by helping to develop a new method to process ArTéMiS and Herschel data jointly.

The AIM Laboratory at Paris-Saclay is a major space astrophysics laboratory located about 20 km south-west of Paris. It played an important role in the development of the two imaging instruments on board Herschel (PACS and SPIRE), and is currently proposing a far-IR polarimetric imager (B-BOP) for SPICA, the cryogenic infrared space telescope pre-selected as an ESA M5 mission concept. Besides instrumentation, numerical modeling is an activity which has experienced fast growth at AIM in the past years, with the development of high-performance numerical codes such as the adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) code RAMSES. 

We invite applications from scientists with a PhD in astrophysics and a good background in star formation and/or molecular cloud studies. Experience in submm continuum data processing and/or polarimetry will be an asset. The appointment is for two years, starting as early as 1 November 2019, but no later than 1 April 2020. It includes full benefit.

Applicants should submit a CV, a list of publications and a brief statement of research interests, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to pandre@cea.fr. Applications received before 1 October 2019 will receive full consideration, but the search will continue until the position is filled.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Philippe André
Title: 
Dr.
Institution/Company: 
CEA Paris-Saclay
Department Name: 
Laboratoire d'Astrophysique (AIM)
Street Line 1: 
Orme des Merisiers - Bât. 709
City: 
Gif-sur-Yvette
State/Province: 
France
Zip/Postal Code: 
91191
Country: 
France
Phone: 
+ 33 1 69 08 92 65
FAX: 
+ 33 1 69 08 65 77
Email: 
pandre@cea.fr
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Dr. Philippe André
Subject: 
Star formation postdoc
Email: 
pandre@cea.fr