Postdoctoral research position on distant star-forming galaxies - JRID47472

Submission Dates
Archive Date: 
February 28, 2014
Deadline to Apply for Job: 
May 1, 2014
Job Details
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution/Company Name: 
University of Geneva, Geneva Observatory
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Submission Address for Resumes/CVs
Attention To: 
Daniel Schaerer
Prof. Dr.
Geneva Observatory
Street Address Line 1: 
51, Ch. des Maillettes
Zip/Postal Code: 
+41 22 379 24
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Job Announcement Text: 

The Geneva Observatory in Geneva, Switzerland, announces the availability of a research position at the postdoctoral level, open to applicants of all nationalities.

The successful candidate will work on projects aimed at studying starburst galaxies in the distant Universe, involving multi-wavelength observations and/or modeling. He/she may in particular work with ground-based near-IR and longer wavelength observations including VLT, HST, Spitzer, Herschel, IRAM, APEX, and ALMA data from approved and upcoming projects, such as follow-up of the Herschel Lensing Survey, the VIMOS Ultra Deep Survey, and others. He/she will also have access to state-of-the-art modeling tools including 3D radiation transfer, SED fitting, and evolutionary synthesis codes. The candidate will work with the group of Prof. Daniel Schaerer in Geneva and within international collaborations.

The Geneva Observatory and the associated Laboratory of Astrophysics of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne carry out observational, interpretative and theoretical research in the fields of extra-solar planets, stellar physics, high energy astrophysics, galaxy evolution and dynamics, and observational cosmology.

The appointment will be for one to three years starting around September 2014 (negotiable). It is renewable.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to send their application including a CV and publication list, description of research experience and interests, and contact information of three references preferably via email to the above address. Applications received by 1 May, 2014 will receive consideration. Informal enquiries with Daniel Schaerer ( are welcome.

Included Benefits: 

Standard Swiss Social Security, Accident Insurance and Pension contributions.