Post-doctoral position on Dust Evolution in Planet-Forming Disks

Страна: Франция;

Дедлайн: 18.11.2018

Тип гранта: На научные исследования;


Область наук: Физико-математические;


Employer - Wiley Job Network

Location - France

Salary - Competitive

Posted - Oct 19, 2018

Closes - Nov 18, 2018

Discipline - Physical & Earth Sciences,Earth & Planetary Science

Contract Type - Full Time

Job Type - Postdoc Fellowship


The post-doctoral researcher will perform 3D numerical simulations of dust evolution and dust traps in protoplanetary disks, generate synthetic images, and confront them to the latest observations, in order to constrain models of planet formation. This work may include some development of the numerical code. He/she may also assist on other aspects of the project, such as planet signatures. 
The post-doctoral researcher will be part of the HARISSA team within the Centre de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, on the historic site of the Observatory of Lyon. He/she will work under the supervision of Jean-François Gonzalez as part of the "Planet-Forming Disks" project, supported by a French ANR grant. The project brings together observers and theoreticians from the Astrophysics departments of Grenoble, Lyon and Nice, and aims at improving and constraining planet formation models from disk observations. The consortium has access to a large dataset coming from ALMA and SPHERE and will acquire more during the course of the project, as well as to a large number of magneto-hydrodynamics, dust/gas and radiative transfer codes.

The Centre de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon is a laboratory funded by CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 and École Normale Supérieure de Lyon. Its activities take place on two sites: the historic site of Observatoire de Lyon (Charles André site in St-Genis Laval) and the Jacques Monod site (Lyon 7th arrondissement) of École Normale Supérieure de Lyon. It brings together about a hundred people. See 

The candidate must have a PhD in Astrophysics and proven research skills evidenced by a least one publication as the first author relating to the subject or activities of the project. Other essential criteria for this post are an expertise in hydrodynamics and numerical simulations, ideally with a good knowledge of the SPH formalism. Finally, fluency in spoken and written English is a requirement.

Applications should be sent before the end of November 2018.