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Post-Doc in Space Plasmas Physics / Data Analysis

The Laboratory of Plasma Physics (LPP) invites applications for a postdoctoral position in space plasma physics. In the framework of a research project on the coupling between the solar wind and the terrestrial magnetosphere, the research activity will focus on the impact of extreme solar events such as Coronal Mass Ejections (CME) on the plasmasheet which represents the main plasma reservoir inside the terrestrial magnetosphere and on its dynamics. This project involves the data analysis of in-situ observations on board satellite constellations such as Cluster, THEMIS, MMS inside the magnetosphere during periods of extreme events by comparison to quiet periods and models. A statistical approach will then be developed in order to quantify the magnetospheric impact of the solar events. The successful candidate will participate to the publication of scientific results in collaboration with the team.

The applicant should have completed a PhD in Plasma Physics, Astrophysics, Physics or related fields and published scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals. Experience in in-situ space data analysis, in python programming and/or in statistical analysis will be appreciated. A good knowledge of written and spoken scientific English is required, as well as a rigorous work and capabilities to work in a team.

The Laboratory of Plasmas Physics (LPP) is a Joint Research Unit ( 115 staff) of the National Research Institute (CNRS)( https://www.lpp.fr/). The successful candidate will join the “Space Plasmas” team which is internationally known for its expertise in developing wave and particle in-situ measurement instruments, data analysis and numerical simulations. LPP is based at Ecole Polytechnique and can be reached by metro (line RER B). Information : dominique.fontaine lpp.polytechnique.fr.

This postdoctoral fellowship will be appointed for a maximum of two years and will be granted on the basis of past experience. The position will be open until it is filled for a start in fall 2019.

Interested candidates are invited to send their application to dominique.fontaine lpp.polytechnique.fr including :
- a cover letter describing background, qualifications and experience relevant to the position,
- a full curriculum vitae (CV) detailing education, publications, research experiences, awards, etc,
- the contact information for 3 professional references and recommendation letters.


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Tutelles : CNRS Ecole Polytechnique Sorbonne Université Université Paris Sud Observatoire de Paris Convention : CEA
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Directeur de la publication : Pascal Chabert (Directeur)