Postdoctoral researcher in observational studies of exoplanets

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Centre for Space and Habitability
City: Bern
Country: Switzerland
Contact Person: Brice-Olivier Demory
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: University of Bern
Application Due Date: Monday, October 31 2016
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Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral position at the Centre for Space and Habitability (CSH, of the
University of Bern. 

The successful applicant will work as a member of a research team led by Prof. Brice-Olivier Demory on the search and characterisation
of exoplanets using observational and statistical tools. The Postdoctoral researcher will be expected to conduct competitive research
programmes in exoplanets and will be involved in the science operations of a new ground-based observatory focusing on the search for
transiting exoplanets (50% negotiable time commitment). A high-degree of interaction with the CSH members is also expected, notably with
the research groups focusing on atmosphere modelling and planetary formation.

Candidates with previous expertise in exoplanet observations and/or ground-based telescope operations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Salary and duration of appointment will be commensurate with experience. Starting salaries are between 85,000 and 95,000 CHF, with an
initial appointment of 2 years. The position comes with a 6,000 CHF annual research budget. Applications are invited from all
nationalities and should consist of 1) a CV, 2) a research proposal (3 pages), 3) a summary of past achievements (1 page) and 4) a
publication list. Materials should be sent electronically in a single pdf file to [email protected]. In addition, 3 reference
letters should be sent to the same address by the referees themselves before the deadline.

Applications received by October, 31st 2016 will receive full consideration.