Two PhD positions are currently available in the new Laboratory of Exoplanets Imaging and Adaptive Optics (LEIAO) of the University of Bern. The successful candidates will work and/or exploit novel instrumentation techniques for exoplanets high-contrast imaging. They will be fully integrated within the vibrant Bernese space and planetary sciences environment, and the Swiss research network on exoplanets (www.nccr-planets.ch).
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 dates: (can be slightly shifted upon request, within reason)
- PhD 1 (instrumentation-oriented, see full job ad): April 1st, 2023
- PhD 2 (observations-oriented, see full job ad): September 1st, 2023
Salary: Starting at 47,000 CHF/year gross salary, with 5-week paid holidays per year. Childcare allowance is available.
Requirements: A MSc (or equivalent) degree in Physics, Astrophysics or Engineering (see links above).
Prior experience in astronomical instrumentation, signal processing, Python programming or benchtop optics is a plus.
The following application materials should be sent as a single pdf file to [email protected]:
- Motivation letter (max. 2 p.) incl. contact details, information on skills and previous experience, and names of 2 referees
- CV (max. 2 p.)
- Academic transcripts of MSc and/or BSc grades
2 letters of recommendation should be sent directly to Prof. Kuhn by the referees themselves.