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Postdoctoral opportunity at ENS

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Physics Department at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) in Paris, France. This is one of several positions that have been made available by a Chaire d'Excellence award to Prof. Steven Balbus, for the purpose of developing and maintaining a Center for high-performance multi-processor computation dedicated to numerical research in MHD problems in astrophysics and closely related areas (e.g. dynamo theory). In October 2006, we purchased a 128 processor SGI Altix Cluster, which has recently been installed. At the end of November, further funding was received to double the capacity to 256 processors. We seek applicants with a background in either numerical or theoretical MHD processes who will be able to use the Center's resources productively. Funding will initially be for a period of one year, with the expectation of renewal for a second year based on satisfactory performance. The positions will be hosted by the Laboratoire de Radioastronomie (LRA) at the ENS, whose permanent members include S. Balbus, E. Dormy, E. Falgarone, M. Gerin, P. Hennebelle, and M. Pérault. The (LRA) enjoys strong ties with other groups within the ENS physics department, in particular with the laboratory of S. Fauve, where MHD fluid experiments are actively pursued. There are also active collaborations with members of the Institut d'Astrophysique and the Observatoire de Paris, a 15 minute walk from the ENS. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a publication list, a statement of research interests and experience, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to the above address. Complete applications should be received before FEBRUARY 1, 2007 for full consideration. Later applications will also be accepted as new positions are made available. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


Last update 01-09-2007 04:54 pm / Emmanuel Dormy

Post-doc position opportunity at CETP

Position: Post-Doctoral Research Scientist in Space Plasma Physics

Lab: CETP (Centre des Environnements Terrestre et Planetaires)

Address: 10-12 avenue de l'Europe, 78140 Velizy, France

Salary: TBD

Start date: 1 September 2007 (can be slightly modified)

Duration: 2 years

The CETP has a vacancy for a post-doctoral scientist to join the Plasma Group, which is actively engaged in modeling the plasma phenomena such as turbulence and reconnection, where non-MHD mechanisms play a central role.

Further information about CETP can be obtained at

while questions regarding this opportunity should be addressed to




Applicants should provide a CV and an up-to-date publication list, together with a brief description of both their research experience and future research aspirations. They should also supply the names and email addresses of 3 professional referees. These documents should be sent to

Gerard Belmont, CETP, 10-12 avenue de l'Europe, 78140, Velizy

Closing date for applications is 1st March 2007


Last update 12-07-2006 04:56 pm / Gérard Belmont

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