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(M/W) Postdoctoral position in observational stellar physics and exoplanet

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General information

Reference : UMR5277-EMIDUP-033
Workplace : TOULOUSE
Date of publication : Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 24 months
Expected date of employment : 1 April 2019
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : amount depending on prior experience, minimum 2530 € / month
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : Indifferent

Missions

Applications are invited for a 2-year postdoctoral position (renewable for 1 year) in observational stellar physics and exoplanet science at IRAP/OMP (Toulouse, France). The successful candidate will work with Dr JF Donati and the NewWorlds ERC team, focussing on observations of M dwarfs and their planetary systems with SPIRou, the new generation near-IR velocimeter / spectropolarimeter recently installed at CFHT.

Activities

The candidate will study radial velocity curves and spectropolarimetric signatures secured with SPIRou, with the aim of detecting, and measuring the masses of, the multiple planets presumably orbiting around most nearby M dwarfs to be surveyed with SPIRou. Particular care will be given to the modeling of stellar activity and to the filtering of the activity jitter from RV curves that the polarimetric capabilities of SPIRou will allow, for which novel techniques are to be improved, tested and optimized.
This project takes place within the framework of the SPIRou Legacy Survey, a 300-night observational programme dedicated to planetary systems of M dwarfs and magnetized star / planet formation, to be carried out with SPIRou at CFHT from 2018 to 2022.

Skills

We are seeking a highly-motivated postdoctoral researcher specialized in observational stellar physics and exoplanet science. Prior experience in the following areas is preferred: velocimetric studies, activity modeling, tomographic imaging, bayesian analysis, spectropolarimetry.

Work Context

The position is to be located at IRAP (Belin site), working within the NewWorlds ERC team. Interactions with the PS2E (stellar & exoplanet physics) and MICMAC (stellar / planet formation) IRAP thematical teams will be welcome.

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