1(+2)-year post-doctoral interdisciplinary position in the field of exoplanets at the Institute of Astronomy, KU Leuven, Belgium

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Archive Date: 
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Institute of Astronomy, KU Leuven
City: 
Leuven
State/Province: 
Vlaams-Brabant
Zip/Postal: 
3001
Country: 
Belgium
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Institute of Astronomy (IoA) of the KU Leuven university (Belgium) is seeking a post-doctoral candidate for a project focusing on exoplanet atmosphere modelling and understanding the intricate host star - exoplanet interaction, both in terms of dynamics and chemistry. The ideal candidate has expertise in theoretical modelling and/or retrieval algorithms, to further develop in-house dynamical and chemistry exoplanet modelling tools and confront model observables with new exoplanet spectra obtained by JWST.

The candidate will join the research group of Prof. L. Decin (IoA, KU Leuven), in collaboration with dr. L. Carone (MPIA, Heidelberg, Germany) and dr. O. Venot (Université de Paris, France), and interacting closely with other staff members of IoA and departments of mathematics and chemistry.

A 1(+2)-year contract will be offered, with the additional 2-years awarded after positive evaluation. The salary will be commensurate to the standard scale for post-docs in Belgium and depend on years of experience after PhD. Foreseen starting date is between April 1st 2018 and January 1st 2019 but can be negotiated.

The candidate must have a PhD degree in astrophysics, (theoretical) physics or (applied) mathematics. The application package should be sent as one single PDF containing: (1) curriculum vitae with full publication list, (2) statement of interest (max. 2 pages), (3) summary of the research experience (max. 3 pages).

Applicants must provide names and contact details of two reference persons prepared to send confidential recommendation letters if requested. Short-listed applicants will be invited for an interview (live/Skype).

The appliction material should be sent by e-mail to Clio.Gielen@kuleuven.be with subject EXOPLANET- applicant_name, latest by February 15th 2018. 

More information can be found on http://fys.kuleuven.be/ster/vacancies#exoplanet_postdoc

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Clio Gielen
Title: 
Dr.
Institution/Company: 
Institute of Astronomy, KU Leuven
Street Line 1: 
Celestijnenlaan 200D bus 2401
City: 
Leuven
Zip/Postal Code: 
3001
Country: 
Belgium
Email: 
clio.gielen@kuleuven.be
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Leen Decin
Email: 
leen.decin@kuleuven.be