Postdoc position "Stellar properties for asteroseismic stars"

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, April 15, 2022
Archive Date: 
Friday, May 13, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur
Street Line 1: 
397/15 route de Grasse
Job Announcement Text: 

The Interferometric Survey of Stellar Parameters (ISSP) ERC-Adv grant, started on 1 Sep 2021 for 5 years, aims at realizing and exploiting an ambitious and homogenous survey of the angular diameters of a thousand stars. It takes benefit of the recently commissioned CHARA/SPICA instrument installed on the CHARA Array, Mount Wilson Observatory (USA, CA). The survey is built to address key questions about the relation between planets and stars and to offer to the broader community a unique and primary source of direct information on a representative and large sample of stars all over the HR diagram. The ISSP team is offering three 3-year post doc positions to support the scientific programs of the survey that benefits from 200 nights of observation over the four coming years.

This position is focused on the S02 and S03 SPICA programs aiming at obtaining direct interferometric measurements of F5-K7 stars known as asteroseismic targets. This program is closely related to the ESA PLATO mission for which CHARA/SPICA aims at producing reliable interferometric measurements before the operation (extraction of non-seismic parameters of stars in the PLATO Input Catalog) and during the operation through follow-up programs. Managing these observing programs in coordination with the co-investigators of the ISSP survey will be one of the main topics of this position. The second main aspect will be to interpret the interferometric measurements together with existing stellar atmosphere models and additional data like spectroscopy and photometry for the optimal extraction of stellar radius and stellar effective temperature. It is expected that the methods that will be developed will benefit to the whole ISSP survey.


Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$60000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$72000.00 (USD)
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, July 15, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur
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D. Mourard