Postdoctoral position in observational stellar physics and star / planet formation at IRAP/OMP (Toulouse, France)

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, May 28, 2018
Archive Date: 
Monday, June 25, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Institution/Company: 
CNRS / Obs Midi Pyrenees
Department Name: 
IRAP
Street Line 1: 
14 avenue E Belin
City: 
Toulouse
State/Province: 
Region Occitanie
Zip/Postal: 
31400
Country: 
France
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a 2-year postdoctoral position (renewable for 1 year) in observational stellar physics and star / planet formation at IRAP/OMP (Toulouse, France).

The successful candidate will work with Dr JF Donati within the NewWorlds ERC project, and will focus on observational studies of young low-mass stars and their accretion discs, in particular their magnetic fields and close-in giant planets - with the goal of clarifying the impact of such fields on the evolution of PMS stars, and on the migration / survival of Hot Jupiters.  

More specifically, the candidate will study magnetic fields of a large sample of PMS stars and discs using tomographic imaging on spectropolarimetric data, and will investigate how these fields vary with masses, ages, accretion and rotation rates.  He/she will also look for the presence of massive close-in planets using activity-filtering techniques, to assess their occurence at early phases of planet formation.    

This study will take place in the framework of the SPIRou Legacy Survey, a large observational programme dedicated to planetary systems of M dwarfs and magnetized star / planet formation, to be carried out with SPIRou, the new generation near-IR velocimeter / spectropolarimeter at CFHT, from 2018 to 2022. 

We are seeking a highly motivated researcher specialized in observational stellar physics. Prior experience in the following areas is preferred: spectropolarimetry, tomographic imaging, star / planet formation.  

Applicants should send their complete CV with full publication list, along with their long-term research project, to jean-francois.donati@irap.omp.eu by June 30, 2018.

Applicants should also arrange for at least 3 reference letters to be sent to the above addresses by the same deadline.

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
JF Donati
Title: 
Dr
Institution/Company: 
CNRS / Obs Midi Pyrenees
Department Name: 
IRAP
Street Line 1: 
14 avenue E Belin
City: 
Toulouse
Zip/Postal Code: 
31400
Country: 
France
Email: 
jean-francois.donati@irap.omp.eu
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
JF Donati
Subject: 
postdoctoral position
Email: 
jean-francois.donati@irap.omp.eu