1) Appel d'offres CNRS-INSU 2022
Les appels d’offres 2022 des programmes nationaux en sciences de la  Terre et de l’Univers sont ouverts jusqu'au 15 septembre 2021: https://programmes.insu.cnrs.fr/

L'appel d'offres du PNP est ici : https://programmes.insu.cnrs.fr/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Note-de-cadrage-TelluS-2022.pdf

L'appel d'offres reprend les différents outils introduits en 2020. Comme l'année dernière, si vous hésitez sur l'outil qui convient le mieux, le CS du PNP aura la possibilité de vous redirigez vers l'outil adapté. Donc choisissez en un, et surtout ne vous sensurez pas.

Il y a une nouveauté cette année : suite aux recommandations issues de la prospective INSU, deux nouveaux programmes sont ouverts :

     - Un programme instrumentation innovante et transverse
     - Une action transverse aux programmes sur le thème : « Origines : Terres primitives et apparition de la vie »: https://programmes.insu.cnrs.fr/programmes-aa/origines/

Ce dernier programme, vise essentiellement à soutenir des opérations trans-instituts, notamment en collaboration avec l'INSB pour les sciences de la vie.


2) Hayabusa 2021: 8th Symposium of Solar System Materials | 15-18 Nov. 2021 | Online
Dear all,

We are pleased to announce the first circular of "Hayabusa 2021: 8th Symposium of Solar System Materials". Please find information on the website: https://curation.isas.jaxa.jp/symposium/2021/index.html

The Hayabusa Symposium started in 2013 to present the latest results of the Hayabusa sample return. Since then, the symposium has been held annually and has been growing as a significant focal point for asteroidal sample science. In December 2020 the Hayabusa2 spacecraft returned a sample of Ryugu to Earth. This year, Hayabusa 2021 will become an epoch-making symposium because the results of Ryugu samples will appear for the first time there.

Please note that the symposium will be held only online. You will need a "Zoom" account and the URL to enter the conference room. The URL will be sent to you by email in ~mid-November.

Topics (planned):
    First results of Ryugu samples
    Future sample-return and planetary missions
    Studies of Itokawa samples
    Asteroid-meteorite connections and in particular Ryugu and carbonaceous chondrites
    New insights from laboratory analysis of solar system materials
    Small bodies formation and evolution by theoretical, observational, and experimental studies
    Other related studies

Invited speakers:
    TBD

Important dates:
    Call for abstracts (2nd circular): Early Aug. 2021
    Abstract submission due: Late Sep. 2021
    Registration due: Mid-Nov. 2021
    Meeting period: 15 Nov. - 18 Nov. 2021
    Proceedings due: TBD

SOC: Masaki Fujimoto (Chair, ISAS/JAXA)
     Sei-ichiro Watanabe (Nagoya Univ.)
     Shogo Tachibana (Univ. Tokyo and ISAS/JAXA)
     Tomohiro Usui (ISAS/JAXA)
     Tatsuaki Okada (ISAS/JAXA)
     Trevor Ireland (UQ)
     Kevin Righter (NASA/JSC)
     Jörn Helbert (DLR)
     Rosario Brunetto (IAS)

    We are looking forward to having exciting presentations from you!

Sincerely,
LOC of Hayabusa 2021 symposium

3) Mercury's Surface Response to the Interplanetary Environment: Identifying Needed Studies in Laboratory Astrophysics | 24-27 January 2022 | On line
Mercury is a complex system of interconnected parts: its magnetosphere, exosphere, and surface. How this system responds to its interplanetary (solar and dust) environment is equally complex. Numerous models have been developed to understand how solar wind particles and micrometeorites interact with Mercury’s magnetosphere and surface to modify the surface spectral, mineral, and chemical properties and to produce the planet’s exosphere.

However, the reliability of these models hinges on how accurately we understand the underlying physical processes responsible for the observed properties. This workshop will focus on identifying those physical processes whose uncertainties hinder the field’s ability to reliably model Mercury’s response to the solar and interplanetary environment.

In specific, the workshop will discuss those studies in laboratory astrophysics, both experimental and theoretical, that are most critically needed in order to advance our understanding of Mercury’s system. The goal of this workshop is to produce a series of focused reports to guide the scientific community’s efforts for supporting the analysis of the BepiColombo measurements and observations and for future missions. It will examine the limitations of current planetary models that allow us to understand what is observed in situ building on the underlying laboratory astrophysics data. Furthermore, it will outline the current status of laboratory astrophysics studies applicable to the above questions and what experimental and theoretical work is needed to fully address these unknowns.
A modest registration fee to be determined will be requested.
For more details, please visit: https://meeting.psi.edu/mercurylab2022/or email any questions to: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

4) Numero Spécial HRMS sur Molecular Physics
Chers Collègues

Nous vous invitons à contribuer à un numéro spécial de Molecular Physics consacré au 28e Colloque sur la spectroscopie moléculaire à haute résolution (HRMS 2021), qui se tiendra (en visio-conférence) à Cologne, en Allemagne, du 30 août au 3 septembre 2021, et au Dr Jean -Marie Flaud à l'occasion de son 75e anniversaire.
Le Colloque HRMS est une série biennale de conférences internationales, qui ont eu lieu ces dernières années alternativement à Dijon, France (1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015, 2019) et dans un autre pays européen (1997 à Glasgow, Ecosse ; 2001 à Nijmegen, Pays-Bas ; 2005 à Salamanque, Espagne ; 2009 à Castellammare di Stabia, Italie ; 2013 à Budapest, Hongrie, 2017 à Helsinki, Finlande).
A l'occasion du 75e anniversaire de Jean-Marie Flaud, ce numéro spécial mettra en lumière ses contributions scientifiques remarquables à la spectroscopie moléculaire et aux sciences de l'atmosphère, ainsi qu'au succès des colloques HRMS.

Mes collègues et moi même serions très honorés si vous envisagez de contribuer à ce numéro spécial.

La date de clôture est le 31 décembre 2021. Les articles seront évalués selon les mêmes critères que pour les manuscrits "classiques" soumis à Molecular Physics. Tous les articles seront publiés en ligne avec un numéro d'article dès qu'ils seront prêts à être publiés et qu'ils seront pleinement citables à ce stade.

Instructions pour les auteurs:

http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=tmph20&page=instructions
All manuscripts must be submitted online via http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tmph

To ensure submission to this special issue, please select "Special issue paper" as manuscript type in step 1 and “HRMS 2021/Jean-Marie Flaud Festschrift" in step 5 of the submission process.

Bien cordialement

Agnes Perrin

5) PhD student to develop a CHON+PS chemical scheme validated at high temperatures with applications in planetology
Dear colleagues,

You will find here an announcement for a PhD position in France at LISA (Créteil) and LRGP (Nancy). Please forward it to any potential interested candidate.

General Information:

Workplace: Interuniversity Laboratory of Atmospheric Systems in Créteil (France) and at the Laboratory of Reactions and Process Engineering in Nancy (France)
Type of contract: Doctoral student/Doctoral contract
Expected start date: 1 November 2021
Contract duration: 36 months (Full time)
Remuneration: 2135,00 € gross monthly
Level required: M2 / Engineer

Missions:

Context: To learn more about the fascinating new worlds of exoplanets, several space telescopes have been designed, such as the JWST (James Webb Space Telescope, launch in October 2021) and Ariel (Atmospheric Remote-sensing Infrared Exoplanet Large Survey, launch in 2029). The broad wavelength coverage and high-sensitivity of the instruments on-board these telescopes will allow us to extract much more information from their data than what has been possible so far, leading to numerous breakthroughs. However, these breakthroughs will be possible only if the models used to interpret the high-resolution observations are robust and reliable. In particular, photo-thermochemical models calculate the chemical composition of exoplanet atmospheres, taking into account the particular chemistry occurring in these media and the effect of disequilibrium processes. The main ingredient of these models, the chemical scheme has to be specifically tailored for their extreme conditions, that is to say very high temperatures and pressures. Thanks to a close collaboration between the Laboratoire Interuniversitaire des Systèmes Atmosphériques (LISA) and the Laboratoire Réactions et Génie des Procédés (LRGP), we are the only team in the world capable of providing highly reliable chemical schemes validated over combustion experiments (Venot+2012, 2015, 2020). These schemes, containing Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen, and Nitrogen species (CHON) are made available to the community through the KIDA Database and regularly downloaded. However, for a more reliable simulation of exoplanet atmospheric composition, significant improvements are still required: Sulfur- and Phosphorous-bearing molecules can affect the observations of exoplanets’ atmospheres and thus need to be incorporated in atmospheric models that are used to analyze them. Within the ANR project “EXACT (EXoplanetary Atmospheric Chemistry at high Temperature)”, the hired PhD candidate will develop a comprehensive CHON+PS scheme and will apply this newly developed scheme to the study of exoplanetary atmospheres, using a kinetic model.

Objective: During the first part of the PhD (18 months), the student will develop the CHON+PS scheme, starting from our most up-to-date CHON scheme (Venot+2020). The scheme will be validated through experimental measurements over a large range of pressures (0.01-500 bars) and temperatures (300-2500 K). This development will be performed at LRGP with internationally-recognized experts in experimental and modelling study of combustion kinetics. During the second part of the PhD (18 months), the student will apply the newly developed scheme to the study of planetary atmospheres, using a kinetic model. This work will be performed at LISA with experts in modeling of (exo)planetary atmospheres.

The PhD student will be co-supervised by Olivia Venot at LISA and Baptiste Sirjean at LRGP.

Activities:

The primary tasks of the PhD fellow are:
- Bibliographical work
- Drive the development and validation of CHON+PS kinetic models
- Develop methods, using computational chemistry, to calculate and tabulate gas-phase rate constants
- Adapt the existing chemical kinetic code to the newly developed scheme
- Develop atmospheric models for various exoplanets and study the chemical composition
- Evaluate the detectability of the new S- and P-species on synthetic spectra
- Writing of scientific articles and thesis and disseminate research results at conferences and seminars.

Skills:

We are looking for an extremely motivated student who will be fully involved in a challenging interdisciplinary project linking the fields of combustion and astrophysics. The PhD candidate will have a double expertise, both in chemical schemes development and in atmospheric modeling. This unique formation will guarantee him/her an unprecedented interdisciplinary profile. Desired profile: i) Either a Master or Engineer degree in organic chemistry, chemical engineering, chemistry, physics or related fields with a great interest for astrophysics, in particular exoplanets, or a Master degree in Astrophysics, with a strong background on chemistry, chemical engineering; ii) Good English skills to work in an international environment; iii) Good programming skills.

Context of work:

The PhD program takes place within the ANR JCJC project “EXACT” led by Dr Olivia Venot. The PhD candidate will work at the LRGP during the first 18 months of the PhD and at the LISA during the other 18 months. In these two labs, the PhD candidate will join active teams composed of several permanent researchers, PhD students and post-docs.

- The Laboratory Reactions and Process Engineering (LRGP) is a Joint Research Unit of the CNRS and the University of Lorraine. It is located in Nancy, France’s second biggest student city. It is mainly located in the city center, in the premises of the National School of Chemical Industries of Nancy (ENSIC). The research lab is a leading chemical and process engineering laboratory in France and in the world. The PhD candidate will work within the Radical Kinetics Group, which has an international recognized expertise in combustion kinetics, both on the experimental and modelling sides. Existing experimental devices to study these phenomena include shock tube, laminar flames and jet-stirred reactor experiments. Numerical tools include Gaussian16, Chemkin Pro, COSMO-RS and other similar codes.

- The Laboratoire Interuniversitaire des Systèmes Atmosphériques (LISA) is a Joint Research Unit of the CNRS, the Université Paris-Est Créteil, and the Université de Paris. It belongs to the Observatoire Des Sciences de l’Univers EFLUVE and to the Research Federation IPSL. It is located in Créteil, an important student city in the Paris region. The research lab is a leader in atmospheric modeling at the international level. Its main mission is to contribute to improving our knowledge of the functioning of the Earth's and planetary atmospheres in order to understand their past evolution and predict their future trajectories. The PhD candidate will join the Exobiology and Astrochemistry group, whose main objectives are the search for molecular structures and the study of the various physico-chemical processes governing the chemical evolution of various astrophysical objects (exoplanets, comets, Mars, Titan…). They are internationally recognized as world class experts in planetary atmospheres from both a modeling and experimental point of view. They are strongly involved in the analysis of observational data from ground-based facilities and space missions.

We offer: a multi-disciplinary formation and training using state-of-the-art research equipment, participations in national or international schools, conferences and workshops. The PhD student will also follow high-level formations proposed by the Doctoral School.
Application:

Application should be sent to Dr Olivia Venot (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) and Dr Baptiste Sirjean (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) before September, 1st 2021. Required documents should be sent in a single PDF file that includes a letter of motivation, a CV and academic transcripts of records in French or English.  

Kind regards

Olivia Venot

6) Space Weather Project Manager
ESSP, a young, dynamic French company open to the world, is looking for a Space Weather Project Manager for a permanent contract in Toulouse.
Our team is gathers 120 highly qualified professionals of 10 nationalities working in an English- speaking environment. Our employees come from different backgrounds, from aeronautics to space, including engineering and telecommunications. This diversity is a major asset for the company, which allows us to adapt to new needs and challenges.

We are eager to provide the best quality services through safe and efficient operations and management systems. We are expanding and always on the lookout for new talent.

To find out more about us, we invite you to visit our website: https://www.essp-sas.eu/human- resources/careers/

If you have a good level of English, you are able to assume responsibilities with technical leadership skills, and have good technical knowledge of EGNOS & SBAS systems; then this position is for you!

By joining us, you will be responsible for the management of space weather project including internal and external coordination. Contribution 24/7 space weather information service for the GNSS part: provision of expertise in space weather domain and its impact on GNSS, management of space weather events including issuance of GNSS advisories.

Here are your main responsibilities:

Space Weather Project Manager for the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
Project management including resources, costs, planning and project status management as well as coordination with all members of the project,
Service responsibility and operation coordination including management of forecaster shifts and on-call scheduling, management of forecasters training status.
Coordination with project actors: Customer, members of the French Consortium and partners
Participation in international workshops related to space weather
Coordination of analysis and production of files to be conducted on the activity.
ICAO Space Weather expert activity and Forecaster role:
Space weather situation monitoring, analysis of any potential impact in GNSS performance for aviation, exploitation of the monitoring chains results and advisory issuance when needed.
Participation in the biweekly handover with the other global centres and provision of related materials.
Contribution to the design and the implementation of GNSS Space Weather monitoring chain including the integration and the processing of different inputs provided by project partners.
Ensuring the compliance of the Monitoring Chain to the agreed advisories management processes.
You are the point of reference of the expertise in the field of the Space Weather.

PROFILE

Generic Skills:
Strong autonomy and rigor
Technical leadership and ability to assume responsibilities
Showing initiative and synthesis capabilities
Good communication and reporting skills
Team worker and good coordinator
High English Level (B2-C1) - CEFR
Subcontractor management
Proposal preparation skills
Project management
Specific Skills:
Background on space weather and knowledge of space weather impact on signal propagation and receivers (GNSS field in particular)
Knowledge of space systems operations and real time service delivery would be interesting
Experience in software development and data processing would be interesting
Organisation and coordination of activities.
Job Requirements:
Engineer Degree or equivalent.
5 years of experience in Space Weather and project management.
Subject to the constraints of minimum presence during normal holiday periods
Available for on-call duty during weekends and public holidays (daytime work, for 10 to 15 days per year) to ensure the Space Weather service
May be subject to occasional standby duties (weekend and/or night).
Available for work starting on 06h UTC for supporting internal handover in the frame of Space Weather project (about 20 days per year)
Available for punctual travels
ESSP is committed to cultural diversity, gender equality and the employment of disabled workers.

Please send your application file only by e-mail to the following address: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.
Job Location: Toulouse (France)
Type of Contract: Full time/Permanent contract


7) Thèse, HDR, Séminaire, Cours en ligne
a) Cours en ligne de Patrick Michel et Brian May sur l'imagerie stéréoscopique des astéroïdes
https://youtu.be/mbAGPTKg1zw

 

1) Appel d'offres CNRS-INSU 2022
Les appels d’offres 2022 des programmes nationaux en sciences de la  Terre et de l’Univers sont ouverts jusqu'au 15 septembre 2021: https://programmes.insu.cnrs.fr/

L'appel d'offres du PNP est ici : https://programmes.insu.cnrs.fr/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Note-de-cadrage-TelluS-2022.pdf

L'appel d'offres reprend les différents outils introduits en 2020. Comme l'année dernière, si vous hésitez sur l'outil qui convient le mieux, le CS du PNP aura la possibilité de vous redirigez vers l'outil adapté. Donc choisissez en un, et surtout ne vous sensurez pas.

Il y a une nouveauté cette année : suite aux recommandations issues de la prospective INSU, deux nouveaux programmes sont ouverts :

     - Un programme instrumentation innovante et transverse
     - Une action transverse aux programmes sur le thème : « Origines : Terres primitives et apparition de la vie »: https://programmes.insu.cnrs.fr/programmes-aa/origines/

Ce dernier programme, vise essentiellement à soutenir des opérations trans-instituts, notamment en collaboration avec l'INSB pour les sciences de la vie.


2) PLATO Atmospheres Workshop | December 8-10, 2021 | Virtual
We are pleased to announce the PLATO atmospheres workshop which will be held online via webex on DECEMBER 8-10 2021.

Details of the final programme and schedule are still being finalised. We plan to have three afternoon sessions each starting at 14:00 CET and ending with a short breakout discussion. The three sessions are:

Sub-Neptunes (Wednesday 8th December)
Hot Jupiters (Thursday 9th December)
(Hot) Earth-like Planets (Friday 10th December)

We will end on the Friday with a general discussion including joint strategies with exoplanet missions following PLATO.

Confirmed speakers include: Eliza Kempton, Vivien Parmentier and Mark Hammond.

Planned are 20-minute invited talks, 10-minute standard talks and a poster session.

SCIENCE CONTRIBUTIONS

Although it is not the main aim of the PLATO mission to characterise atmospheres, it is nevertheless possible with PLATO to constrain basic atmospheric information e.g. to observe possible phase curves hence albedo and meridional transport for some favorable Ultra Hot Jupiter or/and Hot Jupiter atmospheres, or to constrain bulk composition via the Rayleigh Absorption Feature with the Fast Camera Filters, or to distinguish different types of massive early steam atmospheres from PLATO measurements of planetary radius and age.

We welcome contributions from the exoplanetary science community at large on exoplanetary atmospheres including (Ultra) Hot Jupiters, Sub-Neptunes and (hot) terrestrial exoplanets for modeling and observations. This includes data analyses and modeling studies on atmospheric composition, climate, escape, clouds, retrieval, phase curves and evolution of hot and temperate rocky and gassy exoplanets. The organizers particularly welcome a clear demonstrable link with the PLATO mission science goals.

REGISTRATION

Registration will be possible until November 1st 2021.

To register please send an email to: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. and state your name, institution and whether you request a talk or poster (in which case please send a title and short (~up to half a page) abstract).

Please accept our apologies if you receive this email multiple times.

Kind Regards,

The PLATO Atmospheres Workshop Team

LOC: Szilard Csizmadia, Alexander Esau, John Lee Grenfell, Barbara Stracke
SOC: Szilard Csizmadia, John Lee Grenfell, Tristan Guillot, Manuel Güdel, Helmut Lammer,
Tim Lichtenberg, Lena Noack, Heike Rauer, Frank Sohl

3) 7th "Mars atmosphere modelling and observations" workshop | June 14 - 17, 2022 | Paris, France

Following the successful previous editions, the 7th Mars Atmosphere Modelling and Observations workshop will bring together experts in observations and modelling of the present and past Mars climate systems. We will discuss the nature of the atmospheric circulation and the photochemistry (up to the thermosphere), the dust cycle, the water cycle (vapor, clouds and frost) and the carbon dioxide cycle (polar caps).

This workshop was originally planned on June 8-11 2020 but had to be postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemia. In 2022 the meeting is designed to be face-to-face. You are welcome in Paris !

The Scientific and Local Organizing committee.

http://www-mars.lmd.jussieu.fr/paris2022/

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4) Community Workshop on Astromaterials Data Management in the Era of Sample Return Missions | 8-9 November, 2021 | Virtual/Tucson, Arizona
The workshop will provide an opportunity to present and discuss all the current projects and initiatives for astromaterials sample tracking and data management. The workshop is opened to all members of the scientific community. It will bring together researchers, scientists, and software engineers working on systems to track samples between curation and sample scientists, and the management, visualization and archiving of datasets resulting from the analysis of planetary materials. Those include both mission-returned samples and astromaterials (meteorites, micrometeorites, and interplanetary dust particles). The organizers invite contributions spanning all these related topics, including data management for past (e.g., Apollo), current (e.g., Hayabusa2, OSIRIS-REx, ANGSA and Chang'e 5), and future (e.g., Mars Sample Return, MMX) sample-return missions.

Important:  To be added to the mailing list to receive pertinent information about this workshop and to indicate your interest in participating, please submit an Indication of Interest by August 31, 2021, 5:00 p.m. PDT.

https://corex.lpl.arizona.edu/astromaterials-workshop


5) Meteoroids 2022 Conference | June 13–17, 2022 | Huntsville, Alabama
Meteoroids 2022 will be the eleventh international conference in a triennial series of meetings on meteoroids, their origins, and their associated phenomena. Past conferences have featured a combination of invited and contributed talks and posters covering topics such as meteor observational techniques, meteorite recoveries, meteoroid stream dynamics, ablation physics and airbursts, impacts on airless bodies, the production of dust and meteoroids by asteroids and comets, space missions, and spacecraft anomalies.
 
Huntsville will be the third city in North America to host Meteoroids. Huntsville is the birthplace of U.S. space exploration, the home of NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and the Meteoroid Environment Office (MEO), and is located in the scenic Tennessee River Valley.

https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/meteoroids2022/


6) Postdoc position in exoplanets at Leiden Observatory

Dear colleagues,

I like to advertise a postdoc position in my group - funded through my ERC Adv grant. Research focuses on the characterisation of extra-solar planets using a variety of observational methods. We search for an outstanding and ambitious exoplanet scientist, (observer, theorist, instrumentalist), who is keen to help to lead us to future directions in exoplanet atmospheric research.

Leiden Observatory, founded in 1633, is the oldest university astronomy department in the world. With about 25 faculty, over 50 postdoctoral associates and about 75 PhD students it is the largest astronomy department in the Netherlands. Leiden is a charming university town with an international flair. Most Leiden researchers have an international background. English is the common language.

What is peculiar about this position is that the funding runs out end of November 2022, so 16 months from now - starting date: the sooner the better. Maybe there will be other opportunities to extend, but those are not guaranteed. Please contact me directly if interested (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.). The successful candidate must have a PhD by the starting date.

Kind regards,
Ignas Snellen


7) 1.5-year Postdoctoral Position in exo-planet atmosphere modelisation at CEA and IPGP

Contract:

1.5-year based at CEA/DRF in the Astrophysics Division (AIM) and in Maison de la Simulation, at CEA Paris-Saclay, in collaboration with the Institut de physique du globe de Paris (IPGP). The position is funded by the Labex UnivEarthS at Université de Paris.

Context & Role:

The successful candidate will coordinate and contribute to the modeling of exoplanet atmospheres in the context of the Labex project EXOATMOS. The goal is to produce 1D/2D atmospheric models of lava worlds: hot rocky exoplanets that will be observed with the next generation of space and ground-based telescopes (JWST, E-ELT). He/She will contribute to the development of the 1D/2D atmospheric modeling tool ATMO in order to account for gas/liquid thermodynamic equilibrium between the lava ocean and the atmosphere. He/She will also implement the physics needed to account for a surface in the model.  

The final aim is to produce synthetic spectra to analyse JWST/MIRI data. The candidate, will have, access to MIRI data, in which the CEA team is involved also.

He/she will be also part of a team of experts from the Astrophysics Division of CEA (AIM), from Maison de la Simulation and from Institut de Physique du Globe (IPGP) and will work in collaboration with an international scientific community. He/she will have the opportunity to work on state-of-the-art tools for the modeling of exoplanet atmospheres in conjunction with laboratory experiments conducted at IPGP.

 
The EXOATMOS Project:

Numerical and experimental study of hot and warm rocky exoplanet atmospheres’ in preparation of JWST observations

Exoplanets studies enter a new era where atmosphere of exoplanets can be characterized through spectroscopic observations during transits. Whereas atmosphere of giant exoplanets is already studied, hot, warm rocky exoplanets constitute a new class of planets in the reach of modern instruments.  Our project aims to model (experimentally -using ovens- and numerically) atmosphere of hot and warm rocky exoplanets in contact with magma ocean to understand the physics of lava planets. We will also study moderate temperature exoplanets to establish potential biosignatures, in order to prepare to JWST observations. We will beneficiate from a cross-disciplinary culture coming from Earth and planetary science (IPGP team) in addition to a strong involvement in the forthcoming JWST/ MIRI instrument (AIM team)

Required skills :
 PhD in astrophysics or planetology
 Operational knowledge of techniques and programming language (Fortran90, python) for application development
Skills to work in a team
Salary

Gross salary between 2700 € and 3000 € per month (based on the experience of the candidate).
 
Application:

To apply, please send a CV, a publication list to Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. and Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. and arrange to have 2 letters of reference forwarded to the same email address.

The expected start date is October 2021 or earlier.


8) Postdoc à Berlin sur le couplage atmosphères-ecosystèmes sur les exoplanètes

Your mission:

This position is concerned with basic scientific research investigating the interaction between life and the atmosphere on the early Earth and on Earth-like planets. During the evolution of the Earth, cycles linking the geophysics of the planetary interior and surface with the atmosphere likely played an important role. This study involves the implementation of these processes as well as the analysis of exoplanet scenarios with the Coupled Atmosphere Biogeochemistry (CAB) model and validation of model results via the use of an M-dwarf star lamp at DLR laboratories.

The department "Extrasolar Planets and Atmospheres" (EPA) at the Institute of Planetary Research of DLR deals with the detection of extrasolar planets as well as the numerical modeling of habitability and atmospheric biosignatures on terrestrial planets. On the subject of planetary structure and interior, it works closely with the "Planetary Physics" department. EPA is a leading participant in the European satellite missions for the search and characterization of extrasolar planets (CHEOPS, PLATO) as well as in ground-based instruments/telescopes.

Modelers in the PF-EPA group are developing a radiative-convective climate model with coupled photochemistry to study the atmospheric temperature structure and chemical composition of rocky exoplanets and gas-rich sub-Neptunes. In particular, the work focuses on modeling small exoplanets in the habitable zone around cooler central stars. Such stars are particularly common in the solar neighborhood and are favorable targets for exoplanet observations with missions such as CHEOPS and PLATO.

Your tasks:

    implementation of carbon (C)-nitrogen (N)-sulfur (S) biogeochemistry cycles in the coupled Atmosphere Biogeochemistry (CAB) model available at EPA
    validation of the implementation with laboratory data
    analysis of exoplanet scenarios with the model, use of the M-dwarf star lamp at the DLR laboratory

Your qualifications:

    completed scientific university studies (Master's degree or equivalent) in physics, astronomy, astrophysics, or similar field
    completed PhD in geophysics, physics, or astrophysics
    knowledge of scientific programming in high-level language, e.g., Python, IDL, Fortran, or C++
    experience developing atmospheric models of terrestrial (exo)planets
    knowledge of atmospheric chemistry and biology is desirable
    ability to work collaboratively individually and as part of relatively large international teams
    good command of the English language, excellent communication skills, including the ability to write in English

Your benefits:

Look forward to a fulfilling job with an employer who appreciates your commitment and supports your personal and professional development. Our unique infrastructure offers you a working environment in which you have unparalleled scope to develop your creative ideas and accomplish your professional objectives. Our human resources policy places great value on a healthy family and work-life-balance as well as equal opportunities for persons of all genders (f/m/x). Individuals with disabilities will be given preferential consideration in the event their qualifications are equivalent to those of other candidates.

https://www.dlr.de/dlr/jobs/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10596/1003_read-46360/

9) Postdoctoral position in non-LTE radiative transfer at Observatoire de Paris (LESIA)

Applications are open for a Postdoctoral Research position within the planetary science group of LESIA at Observatoire de Paris, France.  The position is in relation with the Early Release Science (ERS) Program on JWST “Observations of the Jovian System as a Demonstration of JWST’s Capabilities for Solar System Science’’, to which LESIA is associated through co-PI and co-I ships. JWST is expected to be launched in the fall of 2021, and a fraction of this ERS program will be devoted to the study of the tenuous atmo/exospheres of Io and Ganymede with MIRI and NIRSpec. In particular, Io’s atmosphere will be studied from observing of SO2 gas at 8.6 and 7.3 μm with MIRI, and Ganymede’s exosphere will be targeted with NIRSpec through fluorescent emissions from H2O (6.5 μm), CO (4.65 μm), and CO2 (4.25 μm). The analysis of the data will require the development of tailored non-LTE models for these molecular features, coupled with physical (temperature, densities) models of the two objects. The successful applicant will participate in the development of a versatile non-LTE code applicable to both objects. He/she will also be involved in data reduction, modelling, and interpretation, after data are acquired (nominally in June-August 2022). Experience in radiative transfer in planetary atmosphere is required, and preference will be given to applicants with experience with non-LTE aspects.

The position is available for two years, starting anytime between Oct. 01, 2021 and February 01, 2022. Applications will be considered as they come and welcome until Oct. 01, 2021.
 
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1) Announcement of Opportunity for Community Scientists in the Ariel Mission


The purpose of this Announcement of Opportunity (AO) is to solicit the participation of the scientific community in the role of Community Scientist (CS) in the Ariel mission. This AO is open to scientists affiliated with institutes located in ESA Member States. Scientists involved in the Ariel Mission Consortium (AMC) (programmatic, scientific, or technical) management or being responsible for hardware or software development and procurement activities are not eligible to apply.

Ariel is the medium mission "M4" in ESA's Science Programme. Ariel will perform a chemical survey of a diverse sample of at least 500 exoplanets orbiting host stars with a range of spectral types. Most Ariel observations will consist of transit and/or eclipse spectroscopy of the atmospheres of warm and hot exoplanets, to address the following fundamental questions:
What are exoplanets made of?
How do planets and planetary systems form?
How do planets and their atmospheres evolve over time?
Community Scientists

Through this AO, ESA aims to appoint up to five Community Scientists who will join the Ariel Science Team. Up to three Community Scientists are expected to cover science areas augmenting those of the Ariel Science Team (AST) members from the Ariel Mission Consortium and from international partners (e.g., they will have expertise in fields such as Solar System planetary science, data science, protoplanetary discs). A further two Community Scientists will be selected in scientific areas relevant for the Complementary Science programme. The main responsibility of the Community Scientists will be to advise ESA on the means to optimise the use of Ariel data by the general scientific community. This includes looking after the interests of the scientific community involved in the Ariel complementary science programmes. In addition, the Community Scientists will be expected to provide support to the communications activities of ESA.

The successful candidates will be appointed, ad personam, for an initial term of three years, which may be renewed.

Proposal Documentation

An invitation from the ESA Director of Science to respond to this Announcement of Opportunity can be found in the right-hand menu.

Full details of the appointment requirements and conditions, the contents and formats of the required Letter of Intent and the proposal, and the evaluation criteria are given in the AO document, available to download from the right-hand menu. Additional important information can be found in the Ariel Science Management Plan and the Definition Study Report, both of which are available to download from the right-hand menu.
 
Letter of Intent Submission

Letters of Intent, in PDF format, must be submitted using the Letter of Intent submission form linked below, before the deadline of 9 July 2021, 12:00 (noon) CEST.
 
Proposal Submission

Proposals, in PDF format, must be submitted using the proposal submission form linked below, before the deadline of 31 August 2021, 12:00 (noon) CEST.
Contact

Further queries should be addressed to:
Paul McNamara

Astronomy and Astrophysics Mission Coordinator
Directorate of Science
European Space Agency​​​​
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2) Thematic School LABORATORY ASTROPHYSICS: tracking the evolution of cosmic matter towards molecular complexity | Les Houches | 13-18 March 2022
    We are pleased to announce the organization of a thematic school on «
    Laboratory Astrophysics : tracking the evolution of cosmic matter
    towards molecular complexity » that will take place at “Les Houches
    School of Physics”, located in the Chamonix valley of the French Alps in
    March 13-18 2022.  This winter school is a PCMI-supported initiative and
    is addressed to a very  broad audience, extending well beyond its own
    frontiers. It includes the fields of astrochemistry and planetary
    sciences (observational, experimental, modelling).

    This school focuses on advanced experimental and theoretical approaches
    used to produce, analyze and investigate the properties and the
    evolution of extraterrestrial analogs in the laboratory, dedicated to
    improve our understanding of the origin and evolution of complex
    molecular matter observed in space, from dense molecular clouds up to
    the formation of new stars, planetary bodies and comets. The program
    will present a wide range of complementary and advanced methods allowing
    the production, analysis and investigation of properties and evolution
    of extraterrestrial analogs, that were developed in recent years in
    close connection to the most relevant astronomical observations.
    Emphasis will be put on the degree of chemical and/or structural
    complexity which can be achieved in the gas and solid phases and at
    their interface under space conditions. The methods used to characterize
    the physics of silicates and carbonaceous dust, and to investigate the
    formation/destruction processes of ices will be detailed. Techniques
    used to analyze matter from cometary and asteroid origins will also be
    presented. During the school, interactive sessions with invited teachers
    will be organized and all participants are encouraged to present their
    own work during poster sessions.

    More information is available at https://lab-astrophysic.sciencesconf.org

    The organizing committee : Jean-Hugues Fillion, Ludovic Biennier,
    Grégoire Danger and Aude Simon


3) 1.5-year Postdoctoral Position in exo-planet atmosphere modelisation at CEA and IPGP

Contract:

1.5-year based at CEA/DRF in the Astrophysics Division (AIM) and in Maison de la Simulation, at CEA Paris-Saclay, in collaboration with the Institut de physique du globe de Paris (IPGP). The position is funded by the Labex UnivEarthS at Université de Paris.

Context & Role:

The successful candidate will coordinate and contribute to the modeling of exoplanet atmospheres in the context of the Labex project EXOATMOS. The goal is to produce 1D/2D atmospheric models of lava worlds: hot rocky exoplanets that will be observed with the next generation of space and ground-based telescopes (JWST, E-ELT). He/She will contribute to the development of the 1D/2D atmospheric modeling tool ATMO in order to account for gas/liquid thermodynamic equilibrium between the lava ocean and the atmosphere. He/She will also implement the physics needed to account for a surface in the model.  

The final aim is to produce synthetic spectra to analyse JWST/MIRI data. The candidate, will have, access to MIRI data, in which the CEA team is involved also.

He/she will be also part of a team of experts from the Astrophysics Division of CEA (AIM), from Maison de la Simulation and from Institut de Physique du Globe (IPGP) and will work in collaboration with an international scientific community. He/she will have the opportunity to work on state-of-the-art tools for the modeling of exoplanet atmospheres in conjunction with laboratory experiments conducted at IPGP.

 
The EXOATMOS Project:

Numerical and experimental study of hot and warm rocky exoplanet atmospheres’ in preparation of JWST observations

Exoplanets studies enter a new era where atmosphere of exoplanets can be characterized through spectroscopic observations during transits. Whereas atmosphere of giant exoplanets is already studied, hot, warm rocky exoplanets constitute a new class of planets in the reach of modern instruments.  Our project aims to model (experimentally -using ovens- and numerically) atmosphere of hot and warm rocky exoplanets in contact with magma ocean to understand the physics of lava planets. We will also study moderate temperature exoplanets to establish potential biosignatures, in order to prepare to JWST observations. We will beneficiate from a cross-disciplinary culture coming from Earth and planetary science (IPGP team) in addition to a strong involvement in the forthcoming JWST/ MIRI instrument (AIM team)

Required skills :
 PhD in astrophysics or planetology
 Operational knowledge of techniques and programming language (Fortran90, python) for application development
Skills to work in a team
Salary

Gross salary between 2700 € and 3000 € per month (based on the experience of the candidate).
 
Application:

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The expected start date is October 2021 or earlier.

1) Exosystèmes II | IRAP | 30 novembre - 2 décembre


L’atelier ExoSystèmes II aura lieu la semaine du 30 novembre 2021. Le thème retenu cette année est “Structures”.

Si la situation sanitaire le permet, l’atelier se tiendra à l’IRAP et se déroulera sur 3 jours, du mardi 30 Novembre au jeudi 02 Décembre inclus. Sinon, l’atelier se déroulera en mode virtuel sur 4 demi-journées. Les dates précises seront décidées à la rentrée, selon l’évolution des conditions sanitaires.

L’atelier donnera une large part aux contributions orales des  jeunes chercheuses et chercheurs et des thèmes de débat seront proposés avec le programme.

Nous vous invitons à réserver d'ores et déjà cette semaine du 30 novembre 2021 dans vos agendas.

Le SOC: C. Baruteau, M. Bonnefoy, F. Debras, M. Deleuil, M.-J. Goupil, P.-O. Lagage, J. Leconte, C. Moutou, A. Strugarek


2) Conférence Nationale d’Exobiologie | Marseille | 11-14 octobre 2021
Bonjour à toutes et tous,

Nous avons le plaisir vous convier à la prochaine Conférence Nationale d’Exobiologie, organisé par la Société Française d’Exobiologie qui aura lieu en présentiel à Marseille du Lundi 11 au Jeudi 14 octobre 2021 inclus, sur le campus de Luminy.

Cette conférence sera l’occasion de présenter vos travaux, à travers une approche interdisciplinaire, sur les dernières avancées scientifiques sur des thématiques allant de la formation du système solaire à l’émergence du vivant sur Terre.

Quelle que soit votre discipline, n’hésitez pas à venir nous rejoindre pour échanger autour de ces questions fondamentales et discuter de l'avenir de l'exobiologie en France.

Pour votre information, le date limite de soumission des résumés est prévue pour le 16 juillet 2021.

Vous pouvez par ailleurs vous inscrire à tarif réduit jusqu’au 17 septembre 2021 (80 euros) puis 100 euros au-delà de cette date.

Le nombre de places est limité à 135 personnes. Donc les premiers inscrits seront les gagnants J

Vous trouverez toutes les informations sur la conférence au lien suivant https://www.exobiologie.fr/Conference21/

En espérant vous voir nombreux en octobre sur Marseille.

Bien cordialement.

Grégoire Danger et Vassilissa Vinogradoff pour le CA de la SFE.


3) Pôle “surfaces planétaires” CNES/INSU | 16 juin 2021 09:00 AM Paris
 
La prochaine réunion du pôle concerne le WG 2 (Mise en place des standards OGC  - WMS/WCS/…). Pendant cette réunion, on vous présentera l’OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium) et les standards cartographiques. De quoi construire un «  Google Earth » pour les sciences planétaires !

Nous aurons aussi une courte présentation de la responsable Europe de l’OGC.

Ce sera aussi un point sur la validation de la FEP (Fiche d’Engagement Projet) qui permet le passage du projet du en phase A au CNES.

Heure : 16 juin 2021 09:00 AM Paris
 
Participer à la réunion Zoom
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87663698924?pwd=bURCWWRrbUN5ZFJEL3FTOElwTkVhQT09
 
ID de réunion : 876 6369 8924
Code secret : 179401

Jean-Christophe Malapert

4) PLATO Mission Conference 2021: Exploring exoplanets in the habitable zone of solar-like stars | On-line | 11-15 October 2021
Dear Colleagues,

This is the second announcement of thePLATO Mission Conference 2021: Exploring exoplanets in the habitable zone of solar-like stars, which will be held from 11 to 15 October 2021 as online event.

PLATO is the third medium sized mission in ESA’s Cosmic Vision programme and currently under development with a planned launch date in 2026. PLATO will search for exoplanets and perform their bulk characterisation with an unprecedented accuracy, focusing on Earth-size planets orbiting in the habitable zone of bright Sun-like stars. PLATO will use the transit method combined with the seismic analysis of the host star and with ground-based radial velocity measurements, to determine the planetary mass, radius, age, and orbital characteristics of the system.

This Conference aims at presenting the status of the PLATO mission to the community, both on the satellite development and scientific preparation, and at bringing experts working on observations and theory associated with any of the PLATO science objectives (https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/plato).

*Abstract submission is now open and will close on 18 June for talks, and on 30 July for posters*. Registration is open until 24 September. There is no registration fee. http://platomissionconference2021.iaa.es/registration

The invited speakers are:

     Maria Bergemann - Max Planck Institute for Astronomy
     Andrew Collier-Cameron  - University of St Andrews
     Guy Davies - University of Birmingham
     Sebastien Deheuvels - Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie
     Caroline Dorn - University of Zurich
     Scott Gaudi - Ohio State University
     Raphaëlle Haywood - University of Exeter
     Natalie Hinkel - Southwest Research Institute
     Laura Kreidberg - Max Planck Institute for Astronomy
     Jacques Laskar -  Observatoire de Paris
     Victoria Meadows - University of Washington
     Joshua Pepper - Lehigh University
     Aldo Serenelli - Institute of Space Sciences - CSIC
     Ignas Snellen - Leiden University
     Andrew Tkachenko -  KU Leuven
     Andrew Vanderburg - University of Wisconsin-Madison

The oral sessions will be scheduled from 11 to 15 October, starting at 14:00 and ending at 19:00 CEST. Poster sessions will be organised before and after the oral sessions. A detailed programme will be released in the forthcoming months.

For more information, please visit the Conference website: http://platomissionconference2021.iaa.es/

With kind regards,

The SOC and the LOC

5) EPSC 2021 : Pensez à vous affilier au French hub !
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6) Le hub Français d'Europlanet society cherche un webmaster
Rejoignez le hub francais d'Europlanet society ! Nous cherchons un webmaster pour animer notre site internet et communiquer à la communauté planéto française les nouvelles d'Europlanet. Participez avec nous à construire la communauté européenne de planétologie et à promouvoir les initiatives de collaboration et d'échanges avec les autres hub. Contactez-nous à Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.  pour nous rejoindre !


7) Demande de temps NAROO 2021B
Ouverture de l’appel à numérisation NAROO 2021B, période septembre 2021 / février 2022.
Le formulaire est directement accessible sur https://forms.gle/EkMNCgeVMz33dgVYA
Ou directement depuis les sites NAROO https://omekas.obspm.fr/s/naroo/page/accueil ou https://omekas.obspm.fr/s/naroo-project/page/home
Deadline des soumissions : vendredi 02 juillet 2021, midi (Paris - CET time).


8) 10th IRAM 30-meter School on Millimetre Astronomy | on-line | 15-19, 22 and 23 November

This is the first announcement of the 10th IRAM 30-meter School on Millimetre Astronomy.

Due to the special circumstances derived from the COVID-19 pandemic, the 10th edition will be held on-line, on 15-19, 22 and 23 November. On-line registration will open shortly.

As in previous editions, the school will combine lectures on millimetre astronomy with observations using the 30-meter telescope.  Lectures will be given by experienced scientists and 30-meter observers, covering a wide range of topics, including
- the study of the chemistry of interstellar clouds,
- low and high mass star formation, in the Milky Way, in nearby galaxies, and at high-redshifts.

In addition, the school will include lectures on
- instrumentation, observing techniques, and data processing.

This edition will highlight the synergies with the IRAM NOrthern Extended Millimetre Array (NOEMA).

The lectures will be complemented by practical work using the 30-meter telescope. As usual, students, lecturers and technical assistants will form small groups, to work on one topic, preparing a science case, conducting the observations with the 30-meter telescope, reducing the data, and presenting first results on the last day of the school. However, unlike previous schools, where trainers and students performed their observations at the telescope site, in this edition all observations will be conducted in remote mode.

The school is aimed at attracting new scientists to current and future single-dish millimetre and sub-millimetre facilities. The school is primarily meant for young researchers with little previous experience in mm-astronomy.

Due to the constraints imposed by the practices at the telescope (even in remote mode), the school attendance will be limited to about 60 students who will be selected on the basis of their interests, experience, and references. Other considerations will be taken into account. In particular, we will strive to achieve balance in gender and geographical origin for attendees and lecturers.

The school pages will be available soon in the IRAM web site. For reference the information of the previous school edition (September 2019) can be consulted here (https://www.iram-institute.org/EN/content-page-402-7-67-402-0-0.html)

Best regards,
Miguel Sánchez-Portal, on behalf of the Science Organising Committee

9) Europlanet Early Career Network
Jeunes planétologues, connaissez-vous l'EPEC ? C'est le réseau des jeunes chercheurs d'Europlanet society - ou EuroPlanet Early Career network. Vous pouvez nous rejoindre pour bénéficier du soutien du réseau, d'opportunités de formation, networking et pour rencontrer les autres jeunes planétologues européens ! Suivez nous sur Twitter (@epec_epn) et rejoignez notre slack pour commencer à interagir avec nous et ne rien rater des activités de l'EPSC: https://join.slack.com/t/epec-network/shared_invite/zt-leh622ma-lwt_eRrOi_taNzvJ8wxCSw


10) Postdoctoral Scholar at UCLA in the Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences – AEThER program

Position Description: The Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences at UCLA seeks applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar to investigate exoplanet atmosphere-magma ocean interactions and evolution. This postdoctoral position is part of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation funded AEThER (Atmospheric Empirical, Theoretical, and Experimental Research) project. The AEThER team is investigating how primary atmospheres form and evolve in conjunction with the solidification of the mantle during planet formation. The successful applicant will collaborate with Professors Schlichting and Young at UCLA and with other members of the AEThER team working on related topics at other locations.

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community at UCLA. We seek to build academic environments where diverse groups of people with a variety of viewpoints and ideas can thrive and work together. We therefore encourage applicants from those from under-represented groups
and backgrounds to apply.

Minimum qualifications: The applicant must have completed a doctoral degree in planetary science or a related field at the time of appointment.

Desired qualifications: Familiarity with python or similar programming environments is desirable. Familiarity with the physics and/or physical chemistry of atmospheres and/or planetary interiors would be beneficial, as would familiarity with chemical reaction networks and past experience in interdisciplinary research.
Appointment and Applications: The initial appointment will be for a 12-month period, with the possibility for renewal for up to two additional years contingent upon satisfactory performance. Salary will follow standards for post-doctoral scholars and will scale with the applicant’s experience. To apply, candidates should submit (a) a cover letter, (b) a CV, and (c) and names and contact information of at least two references. Applications will be accepted via the UC Recruit website at https://apptrkr.com/2278333 beginning May 24, 2021. To ensure full consideration, the online application should be completed by June 23, 2021.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy
see: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscriminatioHarassmentAffirmAction
Application Deadline:
Wednesday, June 23, 2021


11) Education Scientist and ESAC Communication Officer
Post: Education Scientist and ESAC Communication Officer
This post is classified A2-A4 on the Coordinated Organisations’ salary scale.

Location: ESAC, Villanueva de la Cañada, Spain  

Description

You will report to the Head of the Science Division (H/SCI-SC) and be responsible for coordinating and managing the CESAR education initiative.
You will report functionally to the Head of the Outreach and Coordination Office (DG-CPO) and be responsible for coordinating ESA's corporate communication locally.
As a member of the Science Faculty, you are expected to pursue personal scientific research, as relevant, and workload permitting.

CESAR - Cooperation through Education in Science and Astronomy Research - is a joint initiative by ESA, the Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (INTA) and the Ingeniería de Sistemas para la Defensa de España, S.A. (ISDEFE) to promote and develop educational activities in Spain and Europe with the focus on exploration of the Solar System and the Universe, collaborating notably with the Directorate of Science and the different ESA SCI missions. Its activities are coordinated with the ESA Education Office, to ensure full coherency with ESA corporate education strategy and defined educational priorities.
Duties

As Education Scientist

You will be responsible for coordinating and managing the CESAR education initiative. In particular, you will be in charge of the definition, execution and monitoring of activities ensuring optimal use of SCI resources dedicated to CESAR.

The tasks include:
coordinating with the main CESAR partners (INTA and ISDEFE);
coordinating with the ESA Education Office to ensure integration of the CESAR initiative in the ESA education strategy;
leading and actively participating in the development of educational material  related to space, including creating educational scientific cases for astronomy, heliospheric and planetary science for primary and secondary schools through to universities;
managing and developing regular interactive CESAR scientific classes for schoolteachers, both onsite at ESAC and online, including the annual Galileo Teacher Training Programme for schoolteachers in Europe;
leading and actively participating in educational events, e.g. providing dedicated video-conferences to school and university students;
ensuring the suitable installation, maintenance and remote operations of the CESAR telescopes and associated infrastructure, and developing online access for  students across Europe;
maintaining the CESAR educational website and ensuring all educational resources are available online;
managing external support contracts to support CESAR educational activities and annual trainees;
management of the defined available resources (budget and support services) and continuous reporting to SCI-SC and the ESA Education Office
As ESAC Communication Officer

In the role of ESAC Communication Officer, you will report functionally to the Head of the Outreach Coordination Office. You will be responsible for local coordination of ESA's Corporate Communication policy in close cooperation with the Head of Establishment, and for local coordination of the ESA/ESAC Communication team in close cooperation with the Head of the Media Relations Office   and Corporate Communication. You will be responsible for implementing the site communication policies, in line with policies in place across ESA.

The tasks include:
 activity planning, local team management and reporting for the ESA/ESAC Communication Office
organising and coordinating communication, outreach and media activities for Spain and Portugal
organising and coordinating ESAC communication activities
organising and coordinating internal communication activities related to ESAC
managing the ESA-Spain, ESA-Portugal, and ESA/ESAC web pages, as well as the ESA/ESAC intranet.
Technical competencies
Experience in research in space science
Experience in Science Communication
Experience in project management
Experience in designing, developing and delivering educational activities
Behavioural competencies

Result Orientation
Operational Efficiency
Fostering Cooperation
Relationship Management
Continuous Improvement
Forward Thinking
Communication
Education

You should have a PhD or equivalent degree in physics or a space science and demonstrated extensive experience (a minimum of five years) in managing international space science education activities. A further degree in education and/or communication is an asset.
Additional requirements

Excellent spoken and written communication in English and Spanish.
Experience in writing educational cases.

Assets for this position include:

    Fluency in further ESA Member State languages
    Management of contracts
    Experience with small telescopes and telescope software
    The ability to liaise with different stakeholders, including officials/politicians, industry and academia.

Other information

For behavioural competencies expected from ESA staff in general, please refer to the ESA Competency Framework.     

The working languages of the Agency are English and French. A good knowledge of one of these is required. Knowledge of another Member State language would be an asset.     

The Agency may require applicants to undergo selection tests.

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