Reference : UMR8539-ISARIC-073
Workplace : PARIS 05
Date of publication : Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 12 months
Expected date of employment : 1 September 2022
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : Selon grille CNRS et expérience (début à 2 172.75 E)
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : Indifferent
Le Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique is looking for a post-doctoral researcher to study the climate system of planet Mars by combining 1) observations from the space missions Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (NASA) and Trace Gas Orbiter (ESA) and 2) modeling with the Mars Global Climate Model developed at LMD.
The planet Mars is home to an active climate system, made complex by airborne dust, a cycle of water and clouds, and the condensation of the CO2 atmosphere. Our goal is to reproduce and predict in detail the behavior of the Martian atmosphere with a numerical climate simulator (GCM) based on universal physical equations. Many puzzles remain to be solved. To conduct the investigation, we will use data provided by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (NASA) and Trace Gas Orbiter (ESA, scientific observations since 2018) space missions. The goal of the post-doctorate is to improve our Mars climate model on the basis of these datasets.
PhD in planetary /atmospheres sciences. Skills in numerical modeling (Fortran and Python languages). Taste for teamwork. Good level in English speaking and writing.
The Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique is specialised in the study of the Earth atmosphere (Observations and numerical modelling). The Planetology LMD team also studies the environment on other worlds (Mars, Venus, Giant Planets, Titan, Pluto, Exoplanets). The project will be conducted within this team, in close collaboration with staff scientists and engineers.
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