Post-doc position in astrochemistry

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Position at IPAG in astrochemistry to begin on October 1st, 2019. The goal of the project is to perform observational and theoretical studies of the formation and evolution of complex organic molecules in star forming regions and their outflow shocks.

The project will rely on the several observational Large programs led by the team with the IRAM instruments and the ALMA interferometer, and on the chemical modelling tools (both gas phase and grain surface chemistry) developed by our group at IPAG.

The project is funded by the ERC Advanced grant “Dawn of Organic Chemistry” (DOC ; PI : C. Ceccarelli), the goal of which is to fully understand the organic chemistry during the first phases of a Solar-like planetary system formation. DOC involves observational work but also modelling and theoretical studies in quantum chemistry.

The ideal candidate will have background and experience in (sub)millimetre radioastronomy and/or shock modelling. He/she should have a PhD in Physics or Astronomy with broad interest in data processing and astrochemical modelling. The initial appointment will be for 2 years, with the possibility of further extension. Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Bertrand Lefloch (bertrand.lefloch[at]

To apply, please send a curriculum vitae and a research statement that includes your research experience to Dr. Bertrand Lefloch. Also, arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the above e-mail address. The initial monthly net salary will be around 2000€ and is commensurate to experience. Social security is fully covered. The successful candidate will have a budget of about 4500€/year for travels and conferences. The closing date for the receipt of applications is June 15th, 2019.