1) Appel d'offre des programmes nationaux de l'INSU

  L'AO des programmes nationaux de l'INSU est sorti. Celui du PNP est ici:     https://programmes.insu.cnrs.fr/programmes-aa/pnp/structure-de-lappel-doffres-et-procedure-dexamen-des-propositions/

 Beaucoup de nouveautés dans le texte de l'appels d'offre des programmes nationaux de l'INSU.

  Tout d'abord, si l'appel d'offre PNP reste distinct des autres AO par son aspect transverse Terre Solide/Astronomie Astrophysique, le dépôt d'une demande au PNP est intégré dans SIGAP avec l'ensemble des autres Programmes nationaux AA. Donc plus besoin de dupliquer la demande pour soumettre simultanément, par exemple au PNP et au PNPS.

Ensuite, les demandes aux Programmes nationaux devront se décliner dans différents outils
Projets à risque ou de rupture
Projets en lien avec les IR/TGIR et les SNO spatiaux
Projets collaboratifs
Projets d'animation de la communauté et colloques
 Pour l'AO 2021, cette déclinaison sera interprétée de manière très souple. Nous ne souhaitons en aucun cas que cela soit un frein à la soumission de propositions et le CS du PNP entend bien continuer de soutenir l'ensemble de la communauté comme il l'a fait jusqu'à présent. En particulier, le CS pourra réaffecter les propositions financées dans l'un des quatre points ci-dessus même si la proposition n'y était pas initialement. Les montants et durées sont aussi indicatifs.
 Enfin, les projets exoplanètes soumis simultanément à plusieurs PN seront examinés par un comité d'experts issus des CS du PCMI, PNP, PNPS, PNST et ASHRA.

 A vos propositions!

2) Aquaplanetology" session at AGU Fall Meeting 2020

AGU Fall meeting 2020 is almost virtual, and participation fee is about 50% less than the usual. It may be good
for people outside US to join the meeting while saving a lot of travel fees.

If you are interested to participate please consider the following session dedicated to aqueous environments and habitability in the Solar System. The deadline for abstract submission is July 29.

P002 - Aquaplanetology: Aqueous environments and habitability in the Solar System
Conveners: Y. Sekine*, G. Tobie, B. L. Ehlmann, M. Cable (* primary)

Session scope: Recent advances in spacecraft explorations have revealed the presence of liquid water on multiple Solar System bodies, including Mars, icy satellites, and volatile-rich dwarf planets. To further understand the formation, evolution, and habitability of these “aquaplanets” in the Solar System, knowledge of physico-chemical processes that characterize aqueous environments becomes critical. These processes include water-rock reactions, hydrological and geochemical cycles, photochemistry, and tectonics. These processes generate both oxidants and reductants and transport them in hydrospheres, creating bioavailable chemical disequilibria. This session covers topics relevant to physico-chemical processes on aquaplanets (including Earth, Mars, water-altered asteroids, and ocean worlds), e.g., geochemical processes on terrestrial planets and
icy bodies, planetary hydrology, icy tectonics, and planetary organic chemistry. This session also welcomes observational studies of geochemical signatures of aqueous environments on Solar System bodies using spacecraft, rovers, and telescopes.

3) Postdoctoral Research Position in Millimeter Astronomy for NOEMA

IRAM is an international research organization for millimeter and submillimeter astronomy supported by the CNRS (France), the Max-Planck Gesellschaft (Germany), and the IGN (Spain). The organization operates two world-class research facilities, the IRAM 30-meter telescope in Spain, and NOEMA, the largest millimeter interferometer of the northern hemisphere in the French Alps. By 2021, NOEMA will have twelve antennas and offer ten times the sensitivity and twice the spatial resolution of the former Plateau de Bure interferometer. The institute also houses one of the nodes of the European ALMA science support center.

We are seeking a qualified candidate for a position in the NOEMA Science Operations Group (SOG). We expect the candidate to invest 50% of the time on astronomical research programs in collaboration with astronomers within and outside IRAM. The current position offers the opportunity to work with world-class research facilities in very dynamic and competitive fields of research. IRAM's research programs cover a wide range of subjects from ISM chemistry, planetary science, young stellar objects, late stage stellar evolution, to extragalactic research at low and high redshift.

The candidate will also spend 50% of the time to support the commissioning of NOEMA subsystems, provide assistance to the scientific operation of NOEMA, support the user community in the preparation of proposals and observations, and provide technical expertise in the analysis and interpretation of data obtained with the NOEMA interferometer. Depending on experience and skills, the successful candidate may also take part in software developments aimed at extending NOEMA's capabilities.

We are seeking qualified candidates with a PhD, preferably with a demonstrated observational experience and a strong interest in (sub)millimeter wave interferometry. Good communication skills and a strong sense of team spirit are essential attributes. Aptitude and interest in developing software applications and working experience in an international research environment are assets. Applicants must possess a driver's license.

Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae, bibliography, a brief statement of research interests, an outline of future plans, and arrange for two letters of reference. Applications received before Aug 31, 2020 will be given full consideration, but will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. The appointment is for two years with the possibility of extension, and could start as early as possible. Applications and reference letters are to be submitted by email to the IRAM personnel department (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.). Questions should be directed to the head of the astronomy and science support group (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.).


4) Postdoctoral position at IAPS, Rome

Spectral and multicolor image analysis from space missions data: Ryugu compared with meteorites and other NEA’s with Ernesto Palomba, IAPS, Rome