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PhD position – study the atmospheres of exoplanets

An SNSF funded PhD position (4 years duration) is available to study the atmospheres of exoplanets under the guidance of Dr. Graham K.H. Lee at the Center for Space and Habitability (CSH), University of Bern in Switzerland. With the onset of launch of JWST, astronomers are set to revolutionise our understanding of exoplanet atmospheres. Motivated […]

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Joint PhD Position in Exoplanetary Sciences at University of Grenoble Alpes and University of Geneva

Joint PhD Position in Exoplanetary Sciences at University of Grenoble Alpes and University of Geneva One 3-year PhD position is currently available at Institute of Planetology and Astrophysics of Grenoble (IPAG) at the University of Grenoble Alpes and at the Department of Astronomy of Geneva University. The position starts September 1st, 2019 for 18 months […]

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Projektsekretär/in 60%

PlanetS ist ein Nationaler Forschungsschwerpunkt der Schweiz, der sich mit der Erforschung von Planeten befasst. Für das Project Office des NCCR Projektes suchen wir:   Eine/n Projektsekretär/in 60% (Mutterschaftsvertretung ab August 2019 bis Mitte Januar 2020)   Hauptaufgaben: Entlastung des Institutsdirektors/Personalchefs in allen planerischen, organisatorischen und administrativen Belangen Organisation von Video- und Telefonkonferenzen und Sitzungen […]

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Postdoctoral position in planetary science at the University of Bern (Switzerland)

As part of its long-term strategic interest in exoplanet science, the government of Switzerland has awarded funding to a network of universities and research groups to create a Swiss-wide research framework known as “PlanetS”. The scope of the framework is broad (see and includes planet origin, evolution and characterization, considering both the Solar System and […]

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Post-doctoral position – Exoplanet characterization with future instruments

The Star and Planet Formation Research Group at the Institute for Particle Physics and Astrophysics at ETH Zurich invites applications for a new post-doctoral fellowship to work with Dr. Sascha Quanz on the characterization of (small) extra-solar planets. We are looking for a postdoc with expertise in atmospheres / atmospheric retrieval techniques and/or habitability research […]

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Exoplanets Postdoctoral research positions in Geneva

The exoplanet team of the University of Geneva has an opening for four postdoctoral researchers to work on detection and characterization of exoplanets through high-precision radial velocity measurements. Focusing on the low-mass range of exoplanets and using the high-precision spectrographs CORALIE, HARPS, HARPS-N, ESPRESSO, SPIROU, and NIRPS, our team is strongly involved in blind radial velocity surveys as well as in the follow-up of transiting candidates from […]

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Im Rahmen des Nationalen Forschungsschwerpunkt PlanetS (NFS PlanetS) suchen wir per 1.03.2019 oder nach Vereinbarung eine/n Programmkoordinator/in Administrative Koordination & Finanzverwaltung des NFS PlanetS  In Ihren Aufgabenbereich fallen: Verantwortung für fristgerechte, vollständige und fehlerlose Einreichung des NFS-Finanzberichts beim SNF Kontaktperson für SNF und lokale AdministratorInnen der Teilprojekte bei allen finanz- & personalrelevanten Fragen und Problemen Finanzverwaltung: […]

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Postdoctoral Fellowship in exoplanet observations with CHEOPS

The Theoretical Astrophysics and Planetary Science Group (led by Prof. Willy Benz and Yann Alibert) and the SAINT-EX research group (led by Prof. Brice-Olivier Demory) both at the University of Bern, Switzerland, seek qualified candidates for a Postdoctoral position in CHEOPS exoplanet observations. The Characterising ExoPlanets Satellite (CHEOPS) is a joint mission between ESA and […]

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Postdoctoral research position: Mass of transiting extrasolar planets

The exoplanet team of Geneva University has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher to work on the mass characterization of transiting exoplanets through high-precision radial velocity measurements. Focusing on the low-mass range of exoplanets and using the high-precision spectrographs CORALIE, SOPHIE, HARPS, HARPS-N, SPIROU, ESPRESSO and NIRPS, our team is strongly involved in the follow-up […]

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