Post-doctoral Position

Left: Kokkos presentation at 2015 Programming Models and Environments Workshop. Middle: fingering convection simulation (Brown et al. 2013). Right: a chemically peculiar Am star (Monier et al. 2016)


2+1 years at Maison de la Simulation, CEA Paris-Saclay, France

Context & Role:

The successful candidate will coordinate and contribute to applications of the softwares developed in the ERC Project ATMO to stellar atmospheres. The goal is to produce and use high-end simulation tools designed for the next generation of largest supercomputers (GPUs, Xeon Phis, etc) for the study of fingering convection in stars. By using an innovative numerical solver for low- and high- Mach flows, he/she will study the impact of fingering convection on the heavy-element accumulation in chemically peculiar stars (Michaud 1970Théado et al. 2009Zemskova et al. 2014).

He/she will be part of the ATMO team at  Maison de la Simulation and will also work in collaboration with astrophysicists at the Department of Astrophysics at CEA and collaborators in the international scientific community. He/she will have the opportunity to work on production level HPC codes running on the most powerful supercomputers.

Required skills :
  • PhD  in Astrophysics strongly connected to numerical simulations
  • Operational knowledge of techniques and programming language (Fortran90, C or C++) for application development
  • Expertise in stellar astrophysics is a plus
  • Skills to work in a team
Included Benefits:

Additional funding for conferences, collaborations, personal equipment and publications is available. The positions include comprehensive benefits packages such as transportation and lunch subsidies, medical insurance, maternity leave and retirement benefits.


To apply, please send a CV, a publication list and a statement of research interests to pascal.tremblin[at] and arrange to have 3 letters of reference forwarded to the same email address.