A position of Director of Research (senior researcher) is open at the CNRS (4th section), with the possibility for an external recruitment (e.g. foreigners), for the GSMA (Group of Molecular Spectrometry and Atmosphere) at the University of Reims: http://www.univ-reims.fr/gsma/
The topic of the section 4 – “Atoms and molecules, optics and lasers, hot plasma physics” – explicitly includes atomic spectroscopy applied to astrophysics. This competition may therefore concern candidates producing research at the intersection of themes of Section 4 and GSMA Planetary Sciences research (Planetary atmospheres and exoplanets).
Section 4 website (description):
CNRS pages for the competition:
GSMA Planetology Team: