In order to prepare for the incoming launch of the InSight Discovery mission by NASA, the first Martian Geophysical Observatory to be launched in May 2018, the Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace (ISAE-Supaero), University of Toulouse, France, is looking for a talented planetary scientist/geophysicist. The position is to be filled within the Space Systems for Planetary Applications team.

Most of the activities will be focused on the preparation of the Insight science activities, with a focus on preparing the data analysis and the operations. Other activities may include participation in the preparation of the future planetary missions and payloads developed by the team.

The candidate must demonstrate a previous successful experience in a space mission participation or a knowledge of global seismology applicable to telluric planets. The candidate has a PhD (or equivalent) with a successful post-doc experience in planetary science or geophysics. A background in Planetary or Earth seismology will be strongly appreciated but is not mandatory for candidates with a strong expertise in planetary science.

The proposed position is for one year with a possible extension to three years. Net income will be in the range of 2200-2500€/month depending on experience.

Due to EAR regulations, this position is open to individuals with single nationality or third country/dual nationality of NATO and/or European Union countries, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, or Switzerland.

Applications must be sent through E-mail to with email subject: ‘Post Doc in Planetary Science’
The proposal must contain:
• Motivation letter with availability
• CV with indication of citizenship
• One reference letter plus a list of 2 possible additional references with name, address, emails and professional relations, if any.

Additional information:
DEOS website:
INSIGHT website: