Origins of the Universe with Gaia and/or Euclid: development and exploitation of those two space born astronomical surveys M/F

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 20 Mar 2024

23 Feb 2024
Job Information
Organisation/Company

CNRS
Department

Direction des ressources humaines
Research Field

Astronomy
Astronomy » Astrophysics
Astronomy » Cosmology
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)
Country

France
Application Deadline

20 Mar 2024 - 23:59 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Other
Job Status

Full-time
Hours Per Week

35
Offer Starting Date

23 Feb 2024
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

No

Offer Description

The recruitment of researchers with a strong commitment to the management of long-term observation systems for the universe and planet Earth is a major challenge for CNRS and academic research. On a planet whose future is endangered by the global change and anthropogenic pressure on resources, understanding the mechanisms of formation and evolution of the Universe and planets, and the emergence of life, particularly those that determine the habitability of worlds, is a prerequisite. This understanding relies on the availability and sharing of research data, most of which must be acquired through continuous, long-term observation of natural and man-made environments, a sine qua non for science-informed political decisions. As the leading player in research and observation for research documenting the processes of formation of the universe and planets, as well as global change, CNRS designs and pilots numerous national and international research infrastructures. These infrastructures are supported by the “Service Nationaux d'Observation” (SNO) accredited by INSU, and implemented by the national “corps” of astronomers and physicists for which CNRS, via INSU, is responsible for national management. However, numerically CNAP is too small to fully fulfill its mission, particularly in the field of planetary and global environmental sciences, and therefore in the sciences of sustainability, which cannot thrive without mastery of long-term observation tools.

For the CNRS, the CPJs represent a remarkable opportunity to recruit, on the basis of national roadmaps in the domain and of a joint ad-hoc mechanism between CNAP and coCNRS sections, managers destined to develop and supervise SNO and research infrastructures dedicated to observing the Universe and the Earth, in close collaboration with the Universities in which the members of the CNAP corps carry out their missions via the OSUs.

Each of the host laboratories is deeply involved in development and exploitation of the Euclid or Gaia space missions. This recruitment aims at reinforcing their international leadership in this domain.

GAIA and EUCLID are two of the European Space Agency's major astronomical surveys, whose emergence, development and operation are based on a strong leadership in France.

The aim of the ASTRO-SURVEYS Junior Professorship is to consolidate and strengthen this leadership by recruiting an experienced/confirmed researcher. The candidate will have to propose an ambitious program in the field of understanding the origin of the Universe, the formation of galaxies or the structure of our Galaxy, based on the exploitation of at least one of these two major surveys. As the scientific exploitation of these large-scale surveys is central to the objectives of this recruitment, the profile is that of an accomplished data scientist.

In agreement with one of the Observatoires des Sciences de l'Univers (OSU) responsible for a national ANO4 GAIA or EUCLID observation service, the candidate will be required to carry out the equivalent of one observation service for this OSU. This service will be equivalent to a full teaching discharge. At the end of the contract period, the candidate will be appointed to the position of Research Director at CNRS-INSU.

In agreement with the Grand Etablissement partenaire or the Observatoire des Sciences de l'Univers which will host the Chair, the teaching service will be fully converted into an ANO4 GAIA or EUCLID national observation service accredited by CNRS-INSU.

The CNRS is developing a strong policy in favor of open science. Open science consists of making research results "as accessible as possible and closed as necessary". As such, the CNRS aims to make 100% of the texts of publications resulting from the work of its laboratories accessible , in particular through deposit in HAL. The data produced must also be made available and reusable, except for specific restrictions. In addition, the guiding principles of individual evaluation have been revised in accordance with the DORA declaration, to be more qualitative and to take into account all facets of the researcher's profession.

The dissemination of the results will be done through world-class scientific productions: publications, patents, software... In addition, the results will be communicated to various targets such as scientific communities, media, decision makers, general public, schools, etc., with an adapted calendar. Specific tools may be developed such as websites, newsletters, meetings, international symposia, summer schools and conferences.

The relationship between science and society is now recognized as a full dimension of scientific activity. The project will develop this dimension in synergy with all the partners. The resulting research work will contribute to informing public decision-making. Participatory science initiatives may be initiated with actors from the project's socio-economic and cultural eco-system.


Requirements
Research Field
Astronomy
Education Level
PhD or equivalent

Research Field
Astronomy
Education Level
PhD or equivalent

Research Field
Astronomy
Education Level
PhD or equivalent

Languages
FRENCH
Level
Basic

Research Field
Astronomy
Years of Research Experience
None

Research Field
Astronomy » Astrophysics
Years of Research Experience
None

Research Field
Astronomy » Cosmology
Years of Research Experience
None

Additional Information
Eligibility criteria

holders of a doctorate or a PhD or equivalent degree or applicants who have gained scientific. There is no restriction on the age or nationality of applicants. All CNRS positions are accessible to people with disabilities, with special arrangements for tests made necessary by the nature of the disability.


Website for additional job details

https://emploi.cnrs.fr/Offres/CPJ/CPJ-2024-035/Default.aspx

Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
Direction des ressources humaines
Country
France
Geofield


Where to apply
Website

https://emploi.cnrs.fr/Candidat/Offre/CPJ-2024-035/Candidater.aspx

STATUS: EXPIRED

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