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Below, open positions are listed that have been forwarded by an EANA member. Additional job offers can be found for example at:

  1. Assistant Professor Tenure Track at MIT
    The Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) invites applications for a faculty position in the broad area of planetary habitability. We especially encourage applicants who use field, laboratory or other measurement-based approaches to understand how habitable environments on Earth or other planets function and evolve and what controls their stability. Our intent is to hire at the tenure-track assistant professor level. More senior appointments may be considered in special cases, commensurate with experience.

    Search Contact: Ms. Karen Fosher, HR Administrator, EAPS, 54-924

    Application deadline: 2022-12-15

  2. Junior professor position in astrobiology in Marseille, France
    The Institut Origines from Marseille (France), whose dual goals are to develop intensive and interdisciplinary research and establish a Graduate School that will train the future researchers in the field of Astrobiology, is looking for a young scientist with expertise in at least one of the following fields: experimental astrochemistry, the formation and evolution of planetary systems, including the Solar System. More specifically, the proposed research will have to be compatible with the research programs conducted at our Institute whose implications and interests are as follows:
    1. exploitation of ground-/space- based observations of exoplanets and Solar System bodies (e.g., JWST, ELT, PLATO, ARIEL)
    2. exploitation of data acquired by Solar System interplanetary missions (Bepi-Colombo, MMX, JUICE, Europa-Clipper, Comet Interceptor)
    3. laboratory characterization of extraterrestrial matter (interplanetary dust particles, meteorites, extraterrestrial samples returns) and/or analogues of extraterrestrial materials (e.g., organics, ices, etc..), and
    4. development of laboratory experiments related to the exploitation of observational data.
    The hired person will have to demonstrate a strong potential to propose news ideas that differ from what already exists in our Institute, as well as an ability to work in a highly interdisciplinary environment.

    The open position (tenure track) will become permanent (civil servant position at the Professor level) after 3 to 5 years provided that the hired candidate has managed to conduct a successful research program during this time span. The teaching activities will be reduced during the first 3 years (64h/year) before getting back to normal (192h/year), allowing the candidate to start his/her research program with more flexibility. The teaching activity will be both at the Bachelor and Master level. The position comes with guaranteed funding (270 000 euros), allowing the recruitment of at least one PhD student and one postdoc along with funding to buy equipment and to attend international conferences.

  3. Lab technician at DLR in aerospace microbiology group
    Interested candidates could send their application to Ralf Moeller.

    A 18 months postdoctoral position is available at the University of Avignon. The project, funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR), relies on a collaboration between R. Plasson from UMR 408 Avignon Université-INRA (Avignon) with expertise in theoretical and numerical tools for dynamical chemical systems, G. Baffou from the Fresnel Institute (Marseille) with expertise in light-actuated phenomena in physics, chemistry and biology at the nano/micro scale, and L. Jullien, T. Le Saux from the group «Physical and Biological Chemistry of Living Matter» of the PASTEUR Laboratory at Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris) with expertise in chemical thermo-kinetics, photophysics/photochemistry, and systems chemistry in microdevices.
    The overall goal of this theoretical project is to evaluate the relevance of gradients of control parameters of chemical reactivity (temperature, light) to sustain dynamic chemical systems, namely for driving (i) the distribution of sequence and length of polymers arising from polycondensation of monomers engaged in ligation/hydrolysis reactions; and (ii) the magnitude and direction of heat fluxes in novel reactive materials. In particular, we will address the energy-intensive capture of carbon dioxide (CO2) and optimize its energetic efficiency by transferring solar energy in the energy balance of CO2 capture. The project will consist in carrying out numerical simulations using XMDS to solve a rich set of coupled partial differential equations involving molecular diffusion, thermal diffusion and photochemistry in a liquid environment.

    Starting date is flexible from November 2021. Net salary: 2500 Euro/month.

    Candidates should hold a PhD in (bio)physical chemistry with emphasis on dynamical systems (upon including thermal aspects) with expertise on analytic calculations and numerical computations. To apply, please send a detailed resume including list of publications, the names of at least two referees and a brief motivation letter to the scientific coordinators of the project, Dr. Raphaël Plasson (, Dr. Guillaume Baffou (, and Prof. Ludovic Jullien (