Post-doctoral position ”Exoplanet characterization with future instruments”

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Archive Date: 
Thursday, April 25, 2019
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
Institution/Company: 
ETH Zurich
Department Name: 
Institute for Particle Physics and Astrophysics
Street Line 1: 
Star and Planet Formation
Street Line 2: 
Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 27
Street Line 3: 
HIT J 21.2
City: 
Zurich
State/Province: 
Zurich
Zip/Postal: 
8093
Country: 
Switzerland
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Star and Planet Formation Research Group at the Institute for Particle Physics and Astrophysics at ETH Zurich invites applications for a new post-doctoral fellowship to work with Dr. Sascha Quanz on the characterization of (small) extra-solar planets. The position is part of our Swiss National Centre for Competence in Research (NCCR) “PlanetS” Project, an interdisciplinary and inter-institutional research program focussed on the origin, evolution, and characterization of planets inside and outside the Solar System (for more information see:http://nccr-planets.ch). We are looking for a postdoc with expertise in atmospheres / atmospheric retrieval techniques and/or habitability research to help us assess and maximize the exoplanet characterization potential of future ground- and space-based instruments (e.g., ELT/METIS, ELT/HiRES, LIFE). Close collaborations with other “PlanetS” groups in Geneva and Bern are foreseen. Salary and duration of the appointment will be commensurate with experience. Starting salary begins at around CHF ∼85’000, with an initial appointment of 2+1 years (year 3 depending on performance and available funding). Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work with students at all levels. Switzerland is a member of ESO and ESA, and the successful applicants will have full access to their facilities. Our Institute maintains access to a range of high performance computing options, including stand-alone machines, large clusters, and the resources of the Swiss National Supercomputing Center (CSCS).
Applications should consist of a CV and brief descriptions of past/proposed research (combined length not to exceed 6 pages). A separate publication list should be attached. Materials should be sent electronically in a single pdf file. This file, as well as contact information for three potential referees, should be sent to eth-astro-star-planet@phys.ethz.ch. For questions please contact Dr. Sascha Quanz (sascha.quanz@phys.ethz.ch). Review of applications will begin mid April, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. The start date is preferably some time mid 2019, but later dates can be negotiated.
The ETH Zurich will provide benefits for maternity leave, retirement, and accident insurance (https://www.ethz.ch/en/the-eth-zurich/working-teaching-and-research.html)

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
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Attention To: 
Dr. Sascha Quanz
Title: 
Post-doctoral position ”Exoplanet characterization with future instruments"
Institution/Company: 
ETH Zurich
Department Name: 
Institute for Particle Physics and Astrophysics
Street Line 1: 
Star and Planet Formation
Street Line 2: 
Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 27
Street Line 3: 
HIT J 21.2
City: 
Zurich
State/Province: 
Zurich
Zip/Postal Code: 
8093
Country: 
Switzerland
Phone: 
+41446323813
Email: 
eth-astro-star-planet@phys.ethz.ch
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Dr. Sascha Quanz
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Post-doctoral position ”Exoplanet characterization with future instruments”
Email: 
eth-astro-star-planet@phys.ethz.ch