Postdoctoral Position in Exoplanetary Sciences

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
City: Amsterdam
Contact Person: Jean-Michel Desert
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: University of Amsterdam
Application Due Date: Thursday, September 01 2016
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A 2+1 year postdoctoral position funded through the ERC starting Grant of Jean-Michel Desert is currently available at the University of Amsterdam Netherlands to work on the characterization of
exoplanets. The primary responsibilities of the position are to lead research projects in the area of exoplanet science. Researchers working in the areas of observation, theory, or instrumentation
are invited to apply.

The successful applicant will contribute to several current research programs using space-and-ground based surveys dedicated to probing exoplanet atmospheres. The programs include Spitzer, HST,
Gemini, Magellan and Keck observations, which will be used to determine the atmospheric composition, structure and dynamics of exoplanets.

The Postdoctoral Scholar will have the opportunity to join existing projects and will also be encouraged to develop and pursue their own research program. 

Previous experience with exoplanet observations is strongly preferred but not required. Applicants should have a PhD in astronomy or physics on arrival. The appointment is intended for an initial
period of two years, with renewal for a third year contingent upon satisfactory progress.  The starting date for the position is negotiable, but would normally start in the fall 2016.

To apply, email a single PDF containing:
– Cover letter
– Current CV, and a list of publications
– Brief (up to 3 page) research statement of your scientific interests and how you would specifically contribute to the research program on exoplanets.

Also please arrange for 3 letters of references (PDFs) to be emailed to [email protected]. Complete applications received by September 1st, 2016 will receive full consideration.

To apply please follow the instructions here:…

Deadline: 1 September 2016
Contact: Jean-Michel Desert – [email protected]