General information

Reference : UMR7550-MARALL-003
Workplace : STRASBOURG
Date of publication : Friday, July 17, 2020
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 24 months
Expected date of employment : 5 October 2020
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : 2675 to 3805 euros gross monthly salary depending on experience
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : Indifferent


Astrophysics researcher to provide scientific support to the operation of the ESCAPE project.


Work within the CDS team on scientific interoperability of astronomical data and services, and will contribute to the development and presentation of science tutorials to support ESCAPE training events. The work will involve interactions with technical and scientific staff at the CDS and within the ESCAPE partners. The position includes opportunities for collaboration with members of the ESCAPE project on topics including time domain astronomy, radio/mm astronomy, multi-messenger astrophysics, data science and exploitation of large astronomical surveys.


- Ph.D. in astrophysics or a related discipline
- Expertise in analysis of astronomy data
- Expertise with multi-wavelength or multi-messenger astronomy
- Experience with Virtual Observatory tools
- Experience with python language tools and notebooks
- Interest to contribute to the development of data sharing techniques and practices.

Work Context

The Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg (CDS) is dedicated to the collection and distribution of astronomical data and information, and the development of innovative techniques for scientific exploitation of very large data sets. The CDS provides the SIMBAD reference database; the VizieR service for astronomical catalogues and tables published in academic journals; the Aladin interactive sky atlas and the CDS portal. The CDS also contributes to the Virtual Observatory. (For more information see

The CDS is participating in the 'European Science Cluster of Astronomy & Particle physics ESFRI research infrastructures' — ESCAPE project funded by the European Commission. ESCAPE aims to address the Open Science challenges shared by ESFRI facilities (CTA, ELT, EST, FAIR, HL-LHC, KM3NeT, SKA) as well as other pan-European research infrastructures (CERN, ESO, JIVE, EGO-Virgo) in astronomy and particle physics research domains.(For more information see —

Constraints and risks

Respect of the regulations of the Observatoire astronomique de Strasbourg.

Additional Information

To apply you must provide :
- CV
- Letter of motivation
- The names of two people who could be asked to write a reference letter

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