Postdoctoral position in dusty turbulence

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Publish Date: 
Thursday, July 4, 2019
Archive Date: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Centre de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon
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Centre de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon (UMR5574) - ENS Lyon
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46 allée d'Italie
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a 2-year Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work with Dr. Benoît Commerçon and Dr. Guillaume Laibe at the Centre de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon ( in the AstroENS team based at École Normale Supérieure de Lyon on characterising and modelling astrophysical dusty turbulence in the context of star and planet formation. 

This includes any of the following aspects:

  • Numerical simulations of dusty turbulence at different scales with the Adaptative Mesh-Refinement grid-based or Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics methods.
  • Modelling the statistics of interstellar dusty turbulence.
  • Interpreting the experiments of dusty turbulence conducted at the Physics Department at ENS de Lyon (UMR5672).


The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in Astrophysics, Physics or Applied mathematics in relation with hydrodynamics with experience in turbulence, high-performance computing or dust-gas flows.


By August 16th 2019, enthusiastic candidates should submit on the web platform at this address  i) a CV including a  publication list, ii) a brief statement of research interests and iii) arrange for three letters of reference to be provided separately (sent to and Applications which will not be submitted on the web platform can not be considered.



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Starting date: Between Fall 2019 and Spring 2020

Salary: The initial monthly net salary is around 2000€ and is comensurate with experience.

Included Benefits: 

National medical insurance, maternity/paternity leaves, family supplement for children, participation to public transport fees, pension contributions. School is free in France for children above 3.  The Université de Lyon provides support for settling in Lyon and France.

Miscellaneous :

Since 2016, the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon appears in the world’s Top 5 small universities of the Times Higher Education ranking.

Lyon is a vibrant city with high quality of life (e.g.

The project is funded by the IDEXLyon project (contract n◦ANR-16-IDEX-0005) under University of Lyon auspices. 

Application Deadline: 
Friday, August 16, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
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