Postdoctoral Position in exoplanets direct imaging instrumentation

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, December 28, 2022
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Bern
Department Name: 
Division of Space and Planetary Sciences
Street Line 1: 
Sidlerstrasse 5
Job Announcement Text: 

A 2-year Postdoc position is currently available in the new Laboratory of Exoplanets Imaging and Adaptive Optics (LEIAO) of the University of Bern. The successful candidate will work on novel instrumentation techniques for exoplanets high-contrast imaging. She/he will be fully integrated within the vibrant Bernese space and planetary sciences environment, and as full member of the Swiss research network on exoplanets (

The University of Bern is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in its workplace, and applications from under-represented minorities are strongly encouraged.

Start date: April 1st, 2023 (can be slightly shifted upon request, within reason)

Duration: 2-years (option for 3rd year)

Salary: Starting at 88,000 CHF/year gross salary, commensurate with experience, with 5-week paid holidays per year. Childcare allowance is available.

Requirements: A PhD degree in Physics, Astrophysics or Engineering (with specialization in astronomical instrumentation or adaptive optics), within the last 5 years.

Prior experience in astronomical instrumentation, observational astronomy, Python programming or benchtop optics is a plus.

The following application material should be sent as a single pdf file to [email protected]:

  • A motivation letter (max. 3 p.) incl. contact details, information on skills and previous experience, and the name of 2-3 referees
  • CV (max. 2 p.), plus list of publications
  • Academic transcripts of PhD and MSc grades

2-3 letters of recommendation should be sent directly to Prof. Kuhn by the referees themselves.

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Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$88000.00 (USD)
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, January 15, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Jonas Kuhn
University of Bern
Department Name: 
Division of Space and Planetary Sciences
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