Post-doctoral position on Gas in debris disks at the Paris Observatory

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, December 17, 2020
Archive Date: 
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Paris Observatory
Department Name: 
Ile de France
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral researcher position at the Paris Observatory (LESIA) to work on gas in planetary systems with Dr Quentin Kral in France. The application is funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR) for the project called REVOLT (the revolt of gas in planetary systems). The position will be funded for a minimum of one year and more funding may come as a second step (though it is not guaranteed). Additional funding is available for computer equipment, science travel, publication charges, ...

We are looking for a candidate with, ideally, experience working on gas and/or debris disks. In the first year, the candidate will have to apply for observing time on relevant telescopes to observe gas in debris disks. They will also work on more theoretical perspectives and tackle new original projects related to the origin of the gas release in planetesimal belts as well as provide observational tests that could be carried out. The postdoc position is very complete as it is a mixture of theory/modelling/observations. 

The start date is flexible and could be as early as Feb. 2021, but should be no later than Oct. 2021.

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Dr Quentin Kral ( for further information. 


A PhD in (astro)physics is required by the time the appointment starts (Feb 2021). Full working proficiency in either French or English is required. 

Applications should be submitted by 11 January 2021 to, including:
- a motivation letter
- a curriculum vitae 
- a publication list
- a statement of research interests (no more than 2 pages but shorter is better)
- two letters of reference 

Review of applications will begin in early January.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, 11 January 2021

Included Benefits: 

The position benefits from the French social security system (medical insurance), maternity/paternity leave, family supplement for children, participation to public transport fees, pension contributions. We also note that schools are free in France for all children above 3.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
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