AbGradEPEC 2023 in La Palma, Spain 

After the success of the joint AbGradEPEC event at EPSC2022, AbGradE and EPEC are teaming up again for the long-awaited AbGradEPEC 2023!  

We would like to invite you to the beautiful island of La Palma (Spain) for a 4-day event, May 4th to 7th (just before BEACON 2023).

Registration is now open, and you can find more info on the event’s page.

🌴We look forward to seeing you in “La Isla Bonita!”🌴

Funded PhD opportunity in Astromycology

If you find fungi amazing and would like to do your PhD in astromycology, researching and exploiting fungi for space exploration, then join the Chinese State Key Laboratory of Lunar and Planetary Sciences (SKLPlanets) at the Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST), Macau SAR (China).

The applicant for this opportunity will look into how microgravity can affect fungal development and by-products. If you want to know more, please contact Marta Filipa Simões (📧).

📅 The application deadline is January 2023 📅

Permanent position at the Open University (Milton Keynes, UK)

An exciting opportunity to join AstrobiologyOU as a Senior Fellow is now **open for applications**

The post holder will undertake a self-directed research programme that will sit within the remit of AstrobiologyOU’s research and will result in significant outputs and impact. Their programme will demonstrate effective use of AstrobiologyOU’s and the Open University’s laboratory facilities. The post-holder will be expected to generate income through research grants and/or collaboration with industry.

📅Closing date: 12th October – 12:00pm (midday)📅

For more info on the position click here, while here you will find full details and information on how to apply

The EAI Academy

After the success of last year’s first edition, the European Astrobiology Institute (EAI) is back for the academic year 2022 – 2023 with the EAI Academy!

A series of 17 didactic talks and discussions by experts in the field, the seminars will once again be offered for free and will be streamed online via zoom every two weeks on Wednesday from 3:00 to 4:00 PM CET.

The EAI Academy will provide a framework to meet online with the European astrobiology community and acquire interdisciplinary knowledge through a series of seminars given by experts in these fields.  Each session will include a 30-40 minute didactic talk followed by about 20 minutes of questions and answers.

The sessions will be hosted by the Center for Astrobiology (CAB), who will issue a certificate of participation to those who attend at least 10 seminars (remember to add your name and affiliation to the chat in order to be eligible for the certificate!).

>> Click here to learn more! <<

New integrated Masters-PhD course in Earth-Life Sciences in Tokyo, Japan

This year the Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI) is launching an integrated Masters-PhD course in Earth-Life Sciences. The course aims to understand how planets make life, and the research spans planetary formation, geochemistry, chemistry, molecular evolution, microbial ecology, and complex systems.

Click here to go to the course’s website. Applications are accepted twice per year, with the next application deadline being in October (deadline of October 16th) with entrance in April.

There is an upcoming information session on September 14th so interested students can ask questions directly (you can find more info about it here).

Interested students can also contact the listed faculty directly for more information.

Exobiologie Jeunes Chercheurs 2022 – Paris – October 17-19

The organizers are pleased to invite you to the 5th edition of the exobiological meetings for young researchers (EJC’22). This new edition will be held on October 17, 18 and 19 in Paris. These meetings are dedicated to early career researchers involved in research fields and themes questioning the origins and evolutions of life in the Universe.

👉 All the information on the website 👈

This event is organized by some of the RED22 participants – the main language will be French but you can give your talk in English.

The abstract submission deadline is Monday, August 1st and registration closes September 20th. The registration form, the template for submitting abstracts and other practical information can be found on the site.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions,

Exobiologically yours,

The EJC’22 team.

CELTA-Cortina Summer Schools in Astronomy-Celestial Mechanics

The 2-week long CELTA-Cortina Summer Schools in Astronomy-Celestial Mechanics are back and
📣in person!📣

The organizers would like to invite you to the CELTA ASI Summer School 2022:

From Stardust to Extrasolar Planets: Dynamics of Exoplanetary and Solar System Bodies

🌍 Where: University of Highlands & Islands (UHI), Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Skye, & UHI Inverness, Scotland

📅 Dates: 15 – 27 August 2022 📅

👉 Click here for more info 👈

❗️ Application deadline: 7th June – apply here ❗️

Aim of this School: To stimulate the cross-fertilisation of ideas between the communities who work in exoplanetary and solar system dynamics and to understand the latest tools and methods of analysis necessary for research into exoplanets, solar system bodies and planetary systems.

PhD students and early-career/established researchers are welcome to join!

Contact: exoplanet@gcu.ac.uk

Tenure track position at the Institut Origines in Marseille (France)

The Institut Origines in 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:

  • exploitation of ground-/space- based observations of exoplanets and Solar System bodies (e.g., JWST, ELT, PLATO, ARIEL);
  • exploitation of data acquired by Solar System interplanetary missions (Bepi-Colombo, MMX, JUICE, Europa-Clipper, Comet Interceptor);
  • laboratory characterization of extraterrestrial matter (interplanetary dust particles, meteorites, extraterrestrial samples returns) and/or analogues of extraterrestrial materials (e.g., organics, ices, etc..);
  • development of laboratory experiments related to the exploitation of observational data.

The hired person will have to demonstrate a strong potential to propose new ideas that differ from what already exists at 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€), allowing the recruitment of at least one PhD student and one postdoc along with funding to buy equipment and to attend international conferences.

For information contact: iom-direction@osupytheas.fr