Institut de Planétologie et d'Astrophysique de Grenoble (IPAG)

17 PhD Studentships in Astrochemistry

European Training Network "Astro-Chemical Origins" (ACO)

Grenoble, France

Announcement of 17 PhD fellowships in Astrochemistry

Project Astro-Chemical Origins (ACO), H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018

We are pleased to announce the opening of 17 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) positions to carry out PhD thesis in astrochemistry within the Astro-Chemical Origins (ACO) project. ACO is a European Training Network (ETN) funded by European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action.

The scientific goal of ACO is to unveil the early history of the Solar System, using the chemical composition of today forming Solar-like planetary systems and comparing it with that of the Solar System primitive bodies. To achieve this goal, ACO is constituted by a multidisciplinary network of twenty-one academic and non-academic partners in four different countries and covering the following major different areas: millimeter wavelengths instrumentation, astronomical observations and modeling, star formation, theoretical and experimental chemistry, and advanced data modeling analysis tools.


The project ACO will recruit 17 ESRs in thirteen institutes of the four countries (France, Italy, United Kingdom and Spain) that form the network.

All the information is reported in the ACO web site:

The list of the 17 offered position can be found at:


Successful applicants will be offered a 36-month employee contract at one of the thirteen beneficiaries, and receive a salary for ESRs set out by the Marie Sk?odowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) regulations. The salary includes a living allowance, a mobility allowance and, if appropriate, a family allowance. 

Please apply via recruiter’s website.