PhD at LESIA – Observatoire de Paris-Meudon

Announcement for the opening of an international proposal to a PhD to work on calibration and on-ground correction algorithms for the PLATO space mission.

The Laboratoire d’études spatiales et d’instrumentation en astrophysique (LESIA), in France, opens an international call to a PhD proposal, whose foreseen activities are centered on the calibration and on-ground correction algorithms for the PLATO space mission; in particular, the thesis work will address the fundamental problems related to the processing of raw data from acquired with CCDs.

Starting date: 1st October 2020
Application until (included): 23rd April 2020
Doctoral School: Astronomy and Astrophysics Doctoral School of Paris Area
PhD funding: CNES, Concours ED
PhD supervisor: Réza SAMADI; Didier TIPHENE

To carry out their work, the PhD student will have at her/his disposal the PLATOSim simulator (REF3) which models each telescope and their spatial environment. She/he will also have at her/his disposal experimental measurements carried out on an optical bench with CCDs representative of flight CCDs. The work will take place at the LESIA – Observatoire de Paris (Meudon site). The student will join a team composed by several LESIA researchers and engineers involved in the PLATO space mission. The doctoral student will also benefit from the expertise of a team of researchers and engineers from different European countries (France, Portugal, Germany, United Kingdom, Holland) involved in the project.
More information can be found on the site of the Doctoral school.

Profile’s requirements 

The candidate must have a master’s degree in physics, preferably in instrumentation or astronomy / astrophysics.

How to apply 

The applications must be submitted online from February 3rd to April 23rd, 2020.


More information can be found in this attachment, in the Proposal publication webpage or contacting: