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Chair in Astrobiology at the Origins Institute in Marseille

Fecha inicio solicitud: 
Lun, 02/05/2022
Fecha límite solicitud: 
Jue, 30/06/2022


El Instituto de Orígenes en Marsella convoca una plaza permanente a nivel de Full professor en la Universidad de Aix-Marsella y en una modalidad tipo Tenure-Track. El perfil de edad ideal que están buscando es de investigadores de entre 35-40 años.

Los plazos para presentarse no están fijados, ya que la plaza se convocará oficialmente en próximas fechas. El Instituto de Orígenes está anunciando la posición para que los potenciales candidatos puedan estar preparados cuando la plaza salga a concurso de manera oficial.

Los interesados en presentarse a esta plaza pueden contactar al profesor Olivier Mousis por email en las direcciones:

Información detallada:

The Institut Origines, whose dual goals are to develop intensive and interdisciplinary research
and establish a Graduate School that will train the future researchers in the field of
Astrobiology, is looking for a young scientist with expertise in at least one of the following
fields: experimental astrochemistry, the formation and evolution of planetary systems,
including the Solar System. More specifically, the proposed research will have to be
compatible with the research programs conducted at our Institute whose implications and
interests are as follows : i) exploitation of ground-/space- based observations of exoplanets
and Solar System bodies (e.g., JWST, ELT, PLATO, ARIEL), ii) exploitation of data acquired by
Solar System interplanetary missions (Bepi-Colombo, MMX, JUICE, Europa-Clipper, Comet
Interceptor), iii) laboratory characterization of extraterrestrial matter (interplanetary dust
particles, meteorites, extraterrestrial samples returns) and/or analogues of extraterrestrial
materials (e.g., organics, ices, etc..), and iv) development of laboratory experiments related to
the exploitation of observational data. The hired person will have to demonstrate a strong
potential to propose news ideas that differ from what already exists in our Institute, as well
as an ability to work in a highly interdisciplinary environment.
The open position (tenure track) will become permanent (civil servant position at the
Professor level) after 3 to 5 years provided that the hired candidate has managed to conduct
a successful research program during this time span. The teaching activities will be reduced
during the first 3 years (64h/year) before getting back to normal (192h/year), allowing the
candidate to start his/her research program with more flexibility. The teaching activity will be
both at the Bachelor and Master level. The position comes with guaranteed funding (270 000
euros), allowing the recruitment of at least one PhD student and one postdoc along with
funding to buy equipment and to attend international conferences.