ISSI Post-Doctoral Positions

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Current state: Approved
City: Bern
Country: Switzerland
Contact Person: Professor Rudolf von Steiger
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: International Space Sciences Institute
Application Due Date: Thursday, October 31 2013
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 ISSI invites applications for Two Post-Doctoral Positions for for a two-year period starting in January 2014 or by agreement. One of the two positions is in Space Sciences, the other is in Earth Sciences. The successful candidates should have received a Ph.D. within the last five years in a field relating to either Space or Earth Sciences in general.  Applications for the post-doctoral position in Space Sciences relating to space physics, or to solar system sciences, or to astronomy are particularly welcome.


The successful candidate will participate in the Institute’s research and meetings programme and will work in close contact with the scientific staff of the Institute. He or she may also lead or participate as a member in projects conducted by international teams at ISSI. Thus he or she will be exposed to, and interact with, a numerous and varied community of scientists from throughout the world.

Nationals from ESA Member States shall have priority. Salary and conditions of employment will be similar to those provided by the Swiss National Science Foundation.  Further information may be obtained from the ISSI home page ( and from Professor Rudolf von Steiger, phone: +41 31 631 48 96, email: [email protected]).  The submission should include a letter of application including a brief outline of foreseen research, the curriculum vitae, the list of publications and the names, addresses and means ofcontact of three references, not exceeding 7 pages in total. They shall be addressed to ISSI, attn. Professor R. von Steiger, Hallerstrasse 6, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland; email [email protected]. Submissions by email are preferred provided all the documents are in theform of a single PDF file.