Postdoc position in Comparative Mars/Moon seismology
Référence : 2021-768525
- Fonction publique : Fonction publique de l'État
- Employeur : Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris
- Localisation : 1 Rue Jussieu 75005 Paris
- Nature de l’emploi Emploi ouvert uniquement aux contractuels
- Nature du contrat Non renseigné
- Expérience souhaitée Non renseigné
- Rémunération (fourchette indicative pour les contractuels) Non renseigné
- Catégorie Catégorie A (cadre)
- Management Non
- Télétravail possible Non renseigné
Vos missions en quelques mots
Postdoc goals and activity
In the framework of these two projects, the Planetary and Space Science team of the Institut de physique du globe de Paris (IPGP) is searching candidates for a two years postdoctoral position, with an extension possibility by a third year. This position will be based at Université de Paris, Paris Rive Gauche campus.
The recruited postdoc will contribute to the following SEIS/InSight and FSS mission activities for about 40% of his working time
• for InSight and together with the IPGP InSight operation team, she/he will contribute to the weekly data analysis, including data pre-processing when needed and event selection processes
• for FSS, she/he will contribute to developing the FSS VBB data analysis software, aiming to analyze the FSS data together with data from Apollo and any other future missions, in order to better detect, characterize and classify deep moonquakes and invert from these the deep structure of the Moon.
She/he will contribute to science analysis in one or several of the science theme InSight working groups for 40% of the working time, with focus depending on her/his expertise. The remaining 20% will be made available for the selected postdoc’s personal researches.
Expected Skills, training and experience
The candidate must have a PhD at the time of application and must demonstrate experience in seismology. Experience in planetary seismology and/or structure seismic inversion and/or computational seismology and/or seismic noise analysis and inversion are required. The position is open to candidate with a first postdoc experience or without such an experience.
The candidate must have demonstrated a capability to lead scientific publications as well as being able to work in a team. A solid experience in data processing and seismic software development will be required. Working languages in the InSight team are both French and English.
Niveau d'études minimum requis
- Niveau Niveau 8 Doctorat/diplômes équivalents
Éléments de candidature
Personne à contacter
Qui sommes nous ?
L’institut de physique du globe de Paris
As world-renowned geosciences organization, the IPGP is associated with the CNRS and is an integrated institute of the Université de Paris. Bringing together more than 500 people, the IPGP studies the Earth and the planets from the core to the most superficial fluid envelopes, through observation, experimentation and modelling. IPGP is also a Space Laboratory recognized by CNES, the French Space Agency, with activities in both Earth observation and Planetary exploration.
The research aeras are structured through 4 main unifying themes: Interiors of the Earth and Planets, Natural Hazards, Earth System and Origins.
The IPGP is in charge of labelled observation services in volcanology, seismology, magnetism, gravimetry, erosion and planetary seismology. And the IPGP's permanent observatories monitor the four active French overseas volcanoes in Guadeloupe, Martinique, Réunion Island and Mayotte.
The IPGP hosts powerful computing resources and state-of-the-art experimental and analytical facilities and benefits from first-class technical support. The IPGP provides its students with geosciences training that combine observation, quantitative analysis and modelling, and that reflects the quality, richness and thematic diversity of the research conducted by the IPGP teams.
Insight Observation Service and Planetary and Space Science team
The InSight Observation service of the Institut de physique du globe de Paris is responsible for the SEIS experiment and its Very Broad Band sensors) onboard NASA InSight lander, in operation on Mars since February 2019 in Elysium Planitia and for the future Very Broad Band vertical sensor of the Farside Seismic Suite, to be deployed on the Moon in early 2025 in the farside Schrödinger bassin. These two seismic experiments on Mars and the Moon will provide exciting comparative seismological analysis of both the seismicity of Mars and the Moon and of Mars and Moon internal structure. The InSight/FSS
SNO group has about 15 scientists, postdoc, PhDs and engineers.
A propos de l'offre
How to apply
Proposals must submitted by email sent to Pr. P.Lognonné (firstname.lastname@example.org), Email subject : Application to SEIS-FSS Postdoc
Proposal must include a CV, a cover letter, a 4 pages research proposal for the 40% of time associated to InSight research and the 20% personal research.
All candidate proposals sent no later than the first Monday of each month, starting Monday 3rd January 2022, will be examined monthly until postdoc recruitment. An early start of the position is wished but later start can also be made if compatible with project obligations.
For more informations
IPGP web site: http://www.ipgp.fr ; INSIGHT web site: http://mars.nasa.gov/insight ; SEIS web site:
http://seis-insight.eu ; FSS: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/nasa-selects-new-science-investigations-forfuture-moon-deliverie
The postdoc will be integrated in the InSight/SEIS team and in the FSS/VBB team as collaborator, under the sponsorship and supervision of the SEIS PI/FSS VBB lead co-I. She/he will benefit from access to parallel computing facilities, either available at IPGP or at French National level. She/he will join the
IPGP InSight/FSS team, a group of about 15 scientists, postdoc, PhDs and engineers. Although most of the activity will be held in the Planetary and Space Science Team of IPGP, interaction with the Seismology team at IPGP are expected.
As collaborator of the InSight and FSS projects, the candidate will have to follow the Rules of the Road associated to these projects. International travels and missions to USA might be requested.
Vacant à partir du 03/02/2022
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