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Post-Doc in Space Plasmas Physics / Numerical Simulations

The Laboratory of Plasma Physics (LPP) invites applications for a postdoctoral position in Space Plasma Physics. In the field of solar wind / magnetosphere couplings, the project consists in achieving realistic simulations of solar events such as Corotating Interaction Regions (CIR) and Coronal Mass Ejections (CME) and in analyzing their interactions with Earth’s magnetospheric boundaries (bow shock, magnetopause). The successful candidate will exploit an existing 3D hybrid code, develop modules and diagnostic tools and validate the numerical results by comparison to in-situ observations from space missions such as Cluster THEMIS, MMS. He/She will participate to the publication of the results and contribute to build a data basis of numerical results useful for data interpretation 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 simulations, python coding and/or in in-situ space data 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) ( It is based at Ecole Polytechnique and can be reached by metro (line RER B). 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. Information : dominique.fontaine

The grant is funded by the project ANR TEMPETE ( 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 to dominique.fontaine :
- a cover letter describing background, qualifications, experiences and motivations relevant to the position
- a full curriculum vitae (CV) detailing education, awards, publications, research experiences, etc.
- the contacts for 3 professional references and recommendation letters

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Hébergeur : Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas, Ecole Polytechnique route de Saclay F-91128 PALAISEAU CEDEX
Directeur de la publication : Dominique Fontaine (Directrice)