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Postdoctoral position at LMD, Paris, on Uranus and Neptune atmospheric modeling

The Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique (LMD), located on Sorbonne Université (Paris, France), invites applications for a postdoctoral position to work on Uranus and Neptune atmospheric modeling.
This position is awarded for 18 months (plus a potential 6 month extension), starting ideally in spring 2023, with some flexibility. Applications received until 31 January, 2023 will receive full consideration. Applicants should send a CV (including publication list), a cover letter stating their research accomplishments, interests in the project and date of availability, and 1 to 3 contact information for references to sandrine.guerlet@lmd.ipsl.fr
See full description:
https://web.lmd.jussieu.fr/~sguerlet/Postdoc_LMD_SOUND.pdf


Postdoctoral Position in PLATO at IAA-CSIC of Granada

The PLATO team from IAA-CSIC in Granada invite applications of postdocs researchers who wants
to work on any (or several) of the following topics:

  • Synergic studies between Asteroseismology and stellar activity
  • Development of innovative data analysis techniques
  • Analysis of spectroscopic data
  • Modeling of eclipsing binaries
  • Asteroseismology of stellar clusters
  • Stellar modeling and analysis of pulsations in rapid rotators
  • Applications of asteroseismology to constraint fundamental physics models
    or pursue a new research line.


The successful candidate will work in collaboration with experts in pulsating stars, data analysis,
and stellar modelling at the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia – CSIC.

The application should contain a short CV and a letter of motivation describing the interest for the position and the skills for the activities that are described. Letters of recommendation (maximum 2) should be sent directly by the reference persons to javier@iaa.es.
The deadline for the applications is December 16, 2022.

For more information or any further inquiries about the application procedure please send an email to Dr. Javier Pascual Granado (javier@iaa.es).


Two (2) Tenure-track Faculty Positions in Earth and Planetary Surface Processes

University of Washington: Academic Personnel: College of the Environment: Earth and Space Science.

Description

The Department of Earth and Space Sciences, in the College of the Environment at the University of Washington, is soliciting applications for two permanent, full-time, 9-month, tenure-track assistant professors in Earth and planetary surface processes.  

Position 1: Assistant Professor in Geomorphology

Position 2: Assistant Professor in Earth and Planetary Surface Processes

Qualifications

Applicants must have a PhD, or foreign equivalent in a relevant field by the start of the appointment. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2023. See https://apply.interfolio.com/116035

Application Instructions

Applicants should indicate in the cover letter which position best fits their interest and expertise. All applications will be reviewed by a single hiring committee, and all applicants will be considered for both positions. Review of applications will begin January 3, 2023.  Required materials include:

  • A one-page cover letter;
  • Curriculum vitae with publication list;
  • Three statements (no more than 10 pages total) addressing 1) research and leadership accomplishments, as well as future research plans, 2) a statement on teaching and mentoring, including evidence of teaching effectiveness, and 3) contributions or plans to support diversity, equity, and inclusion (see http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/);
  • Contact information for three (3) references.

Questions about the application process or position in general should be addressed to essasst@uw.edu.


Assistant Professor, Data-Intensive Astronomy

The Astronomy Department at Yale has a tenure track job opening in Data-Intensive Astronomy at the Assistant Professor level. Please encourage suitable candidates to apply.

The deadline is December 1, 2022. Details may be found here: https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/f849895b

Applications should be submitted at http://apply.interfolio.com/113427.

The complete application package should include:
(1) a cover letter,
(2) curriculum vitae,
(3) a list of publications,
(4) a 3‐page statement that highlights past contributions and research accomplishments, and up to 3 additional pages describing plans for future research,
(5) a 1-2 page statement on teaching and mentoring, which may include descriptions of classes that the applicant would like to teach and their plans for public outreach activities,
(6) a 1-2 page statement that articulates the applicant’s past activities and future plans with regard to enhancing inclusion and equity as they pertain to teaching, mentorship, research, and service, and
(7) at least three letters of reference to be uploaded by the letter writers; the names and email addresses of the referees should be included in the cover letter.


Postdoc position on cosmic dust and heliosphere science

The Astrophysical Dust Group at the Institute for Particle Physics and Astrophysics (IPA), ETH Zürich, in Switzerland, is looking for a highly motivated candidate to apply for a postdoctoral researcher position, within the framework of the ERC funded project ASTRODUST: “The heliosphere and the dust: characterisation of the solar and interstellar neighbourhood”. 

The project includes cosmic dust data analysis, modelling of the interstellar dust transport through the heliosphere, and applying the results to other astrospheres and the solar system in the past.

For more details on the project, requirements, and for submission of the application, see: 

https://jobs.ethz.ch/job/view/JOPG_ethz_MrDMpbtbjGwRWPgJbE

Only applications submitted via these forms will be considered.

Application deadline: November 1st, 2022.

For questions (not the application!): vsterken [-at-] ethz.ch

Website: https://astrodust.phys.ethz.ch


ESA Archival Research Visitor Programme

To increase the scientific return from its space science missions, the European Space Agency (ESA) welcomes applications from scientists interested in pursuing research projects based on data publicly available in the ESA Space Science Archives (https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/esdc).

The ESA Archival Research Visitor Programme is open to scientists, at all career levels, affiliated with institutes in ESA Member States and Collaborating States. Early-career scientists (within 10 years of the PhD) are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications by PhD students are also welcome.

During their stay, visiting scientists will have access to archives and mission specialists for help with the retrieval, calibration, and analysis of archival data. In principle, all areas of space research covered by ESA science missions can be supported.

Residence lasts typically between one and three months, also distributed over multiple visits. Research projects can be carried out at ESAC (Madrid, Spain) and at ESTEC (Noordwijk, Netherlands). To offset the expenses incurred by visitors, ESA covers travel costs from and to the home institution and provides support for lodging expenses and meals.

Applications received before 1 November 2022 will be considered for visits in spring and summer 2023.

For further details, including areas of research and contact information, please refer to https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/esdc/visitor-programme or write to the programme coordinators at arvp@cosmos.esa.int


ESA Research Fellowships in Space Science

We are pleased to inform you about the opening of the call for European Space Agency’s Research Fellowships in Space Science with an application deadline on 19 September 2022

ESA’s postdoctoral Research Fellowship programme offers early career scientists and engineers the possibility to carry out research in a variety of disciplines related to space science, space applications or space technology. Research Fellowships in Space Science specifically offer the opportunity to contribute to ESA’s endeavour to explore our Solar System and the Universe, and cover the fields of heliophysics, planetary science, astrophysics and fundamental physics. 

The research fellowships offer a unique insight into ESA’s environment and activities while conducting cutting edge research. Mentoring and training opportunities are available, as are possibilities to engage with ESA science-related activities (e.g., archive/data science, operations, calibration, communication, citizen science). 

Approximately 11 ESA Fellowships in Space Science (SCI) will be offered this year, to join the pool of about 25 Research Fellows. Within the Science Directorate (SCI), we welcome all independent proposals for innovative research associated with one or more of our missions. The Space Science fellowships can be taken up at any of the three sites ESAC (Spain), ESTEC (Netherlands) or STScI (USA) and we encourage applicants to choose sites that allow for best local collaborations. To learn more about the research conducted by the ESA scientists at different sites, please visit the Faculty Member Directory and the pages for the Faculty research groups. There is a separate page for research at the ESA Office at STScI (see also the research of non-ESA scientists at STScI). 

Duration: Appointments are for a maximum of three years. The initial project is for two years. An extension for a third year requires a dedicated proposal and is frequently granted.

Eligibility: Citizens of ESA Member States or of cooperating and associated countries. 

More information on the Research Fellowship programme and on how to apply can be found at  https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/space-science-faculty/opportunities/research-fellowships 

Deadline for applications is 19 September 2022


Post doctoral fellow on the effects of stellar evolution on planetary systems, Lund University, Sweden

2-year postdoctoral position at Lund University, Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics in Sweden. The fellow will work primarily in collaboration with Dr. Alexander Mustill, partly funded by the Swedish Research Council grant “A Unified Picture of White Dwarf Planetary Systems”. Applicants are encouraged to define their own research related to a range of possible topics, including the orbital dynamics of planets and asteroids around evolved stars; close-in discs and transiting phenomena around white dwarfs; and planetary and stellar abundances and compositions. Teaching may also be included. The position includes the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning.

The application link is here and you can email Dr. Alexander Mustill, if you have any queries at alex@astro.lu.se

Last application date 31.Jul.2022 11:59 PM CEST


Science Operations Scientist

ESA is looking for a Science Operations Scientist to be part of the BepiColombo Science Operations, a cornerstone mission of the ESA’s Horizon 2000 long-term science plan and Europe’s first mission to Mercury. You will be the main scientific interface for science operations with the BepiColombo stakeholders in the science community, ensuring that their science goals are properly translated into operational requirements, and fulfilled throughout the implementation and execution of the mission’s science operations. You will expected to continue to carry out research in planetary sciences and actively contribute to the scientific life of the Department.

For more information please click on Apply

Closing date for applications is  19 July 2022


Database Architect/Data Scientist at ESO in Garching, Germany

ESO are looking for a Database Architect/Data Scientist in Garching, Germany, to work in the domain of off-site operations and user support of our La-Silla Paranal Observatory, maintaining an archive facility and its data holdings as a powerful resource, both scientific and operational.

The deadline to apply is 26 June 2022.

Details at https://orlo.uk/nCGH7


MSCA4Ukraine: New Scheme Launched to Support Displaced Ukrainian Researchers

The European Commission launched the MSCA4Ukraine scheme to support displaced scientists from Ukraine. This Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) scheme has a a total budget of €25 million and forms part of the European Union’s collective response to the Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

This scheme aims to support researchers fleeing the war in Ukraine. It will provide fellowships for doctoral candidates and post-doctoral researchers, thus allowing them to continue their work in academic or non-academic organisations in EU Member States and countries associated to Horizon Europe. Training activities for developing research-related and key transferable skills and competences will form part of the support provided to the researchers. This scheme will also provide family allowances for researchers’ families, in line with other MSCA schemes.

The European Commission will provide further information on the implementation of the scheme for institutions wishing to host researchers after the summer.


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