Postdoctoral research position on distant star-forming galaxies

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, February 23, 2018
Archive Date: 
Friday, March 23, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
University of Geneva
Department Name: 
Geneva Observatory
Street Line 1: 
51, Ch. des Maillettes
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 studying star-forming galaxies in the distant Universe, involving multi-wavelength observations and/or modeling. He/she may in particular work with observations from VLT, HST, Spitzer, ALMA, and JWST, using data from approved and upcoming projects such as high-z spectroscopic surveys with the VLT (VUDS and VANDELS), the ALMA Large Program to INvestigate galaxies at Early times (ALPINE), or other observations of emission line galaxies. 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 (EPFL) 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 in sept 2018 (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 31 march, 2018 will receive consideration. Informal enquiries with Daniel Schaerer ( are welcome.

Included Benefits: 

Standard Swiss Social Security, Accident Insurance and Pension contributions.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
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