ISSI Postdoctoral Fellowship

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, April 14, 2023
Archive Date: 
Friday, June 2, 2023
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
International Space Science Institute (ISSI)
Street Line 1: 
Hallerstrasse 6
Job Announcement Text: 

The International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern, Switzerland, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the space sciences, including Astrophysics & Cosmology, Heliophysics and Plasma, and Planetary Sciences.

The appointment is for a 2-year period, and the post-holder will ideally be in post by the summer of 2023 (to be negotiated). The successful candidate should have received a PhD within the last seven years in the space science fields listed above.

Successful candidates are expected to pursue their own independent research program and to participate to ISSI’s research activities. They are encouraged to collaborate with the scientific staff of the Institute, and to interact with a large and diverse community of scientists from all over the world.  ISSI provides the possibility to participate to the research activities of and/or lead ISSI International Teams. Additionally, cooperation with Swiss universities is strongly encouraged.

Salary and conditions of employment will be similar to those provided by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF salary ranges). Scientists from ESA member states are particularly encouraged to apply.

Further information is available at or by contacting Mark Sargent ([email protected])

The application (to be submitted as a single pdf-file) should include a cover letter (max. 1 page), an outline of the research plan (max. 3 pages), a curriculum vitae, (max. 2 pages), a list of publications, and the names and contact addresses of three potential references. Reference letters will be requested by ISSI at a later stage of the recruitment process.

All applications must be received by ISSI no later than May 30, 2023, through the online submission form.

ISSI is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and visitors.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Dr. Antonella Nota
International Space Science Institute (ISSI)
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Dr. Mark Sargent
ISSI Postdoctoral Fellowship