NEMESIS H2020 postdoctoral/PhD positions in star formation with machine learning techniques - (Vienna, Geneva, Budapest) - 30 May 2021

Deadline: 30 May 2021

We invite applications for postdoctoral and PhD student positions in star formation using machine learning techniques. The successful candidate(s) will work with members of the recently established project NEMESIS, and in particular with Odysseas Dionatos (U. Vienna), Marc Audard (U. Geneva) and Gabor Marton (Konkoly Obs.), however, candidates will have the opportunity to spend extended working visits at the other participating institutes. NEMESIS is a H2020 funded project (grant agreement 101004141; that has the ambition to reshape our understanding on the formation of stars by employing artificial intelligence methods to compile and interpret the largest, panchromatic data collection of young stellar objects. The successful candidates should have a solid background in at least one of the following topics: star formation, classification of young stellar objects, application of machine learning techniques in large datasets. Candidates for the postdoc positions must hold PhD in astrophysics or in a closely related discipline, or have completed their MSc studies (or equivalent) for the PhD positions. Starting date can be as early as June 1st but no later than December 1st, 2021. Application material, including a cover letter, CV, publication list, a statement of research interests (5 pages max) and the contact details of two references should be directed as a single pdf file to Applicants for the PhD positions should additionally include a copy of Bachelor and master academic records (exams, grades). Applications submitted until the 30th of May 2021 will receive full consideration, however later applications may be considered until all positions are filled. For further inquiries please write to

Postdoctoral position in star formation and astrochemistry, IRAP (Toulouse) - 23 Apr 2021

Deadline: 23 Apr 2021

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at the Institute of Research in Astrophysics and Planetology (IRAP, Toulouse) on star formation and astrochemistry. The successful applicants will work with Dr Audrey Coutens in the framework of the ERC project Chemtrip, whose ultimate goal is to reconstruct the physico-chemical evolution from the deeply embedded protostellar stage to the planet forming disk stage, through multi-source analyses of high angular resolution observations combined with chemical modeling studies. The postdoctoral researcher will investigate the evolution of the chemical complexity in solar-type protostars with ALMA and NOEMA observations. This is a 2-year position with the possibility of an extension with a third year (upon performance). The starting date can be as early as September 2021 (preferred) and should not be later than December 2021. The candidates must have a PhD in astrophysics or in a closely related discipline. They should have some expertise in radio/submm observations, preferably in the areas of star formation and/or astrochemistry. Experience in the reduction and analysis of interferometric data is an advantage. Experience with radiative transfer codes is also appreciated. Teamwork ability is essential. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a publication list, and a brief statement of research interests to They should also arrange for two letters of reference to be sent separately to the same address. The deadline is 23 April 2021. Later applications will be considered until the position has been filled. Questions about this position should be sent to Audrey Coutens (