CEDAR email: postdoctoral announcement

Sebastien LEBONNOIS sebastien.lebonnois at lmd.jussieu.fr
Mon May 11 01:30:29 MDT 2020

Postdoctoral position opening to study Venus upper atmosphere with IPSL Venus GCM

The LMD Planetary Science team (Paris, France) is happy to announce an open postdoctoral position, starting in autumn 2020, for two years.
This position is opened in the context of the development of the Venus Climate Database funded by ESA, a new reference model for the atmosphere of Venus, based on the simulations done with the IPSL Venus GCM. These simulations will cover the altitude range from surface to exobase, near
250 km.
The studies proposed for this postdoctoral position will focus on the upper atmosphere of Venus, from the cloud-top to the thermosphere. Among the topics, the successful applicant will use available observations to validate the simulations in this region, work on the interpretation of these observations, and investigate the physical processes controlling dynamics from the upper mesosphere to the exobase. Comparison studies with other thermospheric GCMs could be proposed, to assess the robustness of these investigations.

Knowledge in planetary science and expertise in atmospheric dynamical modeling will be appreciated.
Work will be conducted at the Laboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique premises on the Pierre & Marie Curie campus of Sorbonne Universite, Paris, France.
More details available at

Interested applicants should contact Sebastien Lebonnois:
sebastien.lebonnois at lmd.jussieu.fr

Sebastien Lebonnois              Directeur de recherche CNRS
Laboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique/IPSL

Sorbonne Universite
Campus P&M Curie, Box 99          Phone: (+33/0)1 44 27 5285
75252 PARIS cedex 05                Fax: (+33/0)1 44 27 6272

courriel: sebastien.lebonnois @ lmd.jussieu.fr

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