The ETH Zurich expects to award one or more Zwicky Prize Fellowships in Astrophysics to outstanding researchers in any area of astrophysics, who have received their PhD within the last five years. The Fellowships are awarded for three years and have an attractive salary (84,700 - 93,300 CHF), based on experience.
The Fellowships will be held at the Institute for Astronomy in the Department of Physics. The Institute has active research groups in observational and theoretical cosmology, extragalactic astrophysics, star- and planet-formation, exoplanet and stellar astrophysics. The Zwicky Fellows are expected to carry out independent research and to contribute to the intellectual life of the Institute. Opportunities exist for co-supervision of students at all levels. Zwicky Fellows have a personal research fund.
Switzerland is a full member of ESO and ESA. The Institute is a member of the Dark Energy Survey and of the MUSE and SPHERE 2nd-generation instrument consortia for the ESO Very Large Telescope, has guaranteed access to high performance supercomputing clusters, and competitive access to supercomputers of the Swiss National Supercomputing Center (CSCS).
Applications consisting of a CV, publication list, and descriptions of past and proposed research should be sent electronically in a single pdf file to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, December 7, 2012. The document should not exceed ten pages in length. Three letters of reference should be sent, directly by the referees, to the same email-address with the same deadline.
For further information, please contact Prof. M. Carollo (email@example.com).