PhD and Postdoctoral research positions on distant star-forming galaxies

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
University of Geneva
Department Name: 
Dept. of Astronomy
Job Announcement Text: 

The research group on "Galaxies and the Universe" of the Geneva Observatory expects to recruit new PhD students and post-docs to start in fall 2022.

The successful candidates will work on projects studying star-forming galaxies in the nearby and distant Universe, involving multi-wavelength observations and/or state-of-the-art modeling. The projects include in particular cycle 1 spectroscopic observations from the James Webb Space Telescope (the LyC22 survey with NIRSpec/JWST), and other studies of emission line galaxies, Lyman continuum emitters and related objects. A related project will focus on new, ambitious spectral models for star-forming galaxies. The candidates will work with the group of Prof. Daniel Schaerer in Geneva and within international collaborations.
The Geneva Observatory and the associated Laboratory of Astrophysics of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) carry out observational, interpretative and theoretical research in the fields of extra-solar planets, stellar physics, high energy astrophysics, galaxy evolution, and observational cosmology.

The post-doc appointment will be for one to three years, renewable.
PhD appointments are for four years. Starting dates are in sept-oct 2022, negotiable.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to send the following material in a single pdf file
via email:

  • post-docs (subject "post-doc Geneva-2022"): CV and publication list, description of research experience and interests, and contact information of three references  
  • PhD students (subject "PhD Geneva-2022"): CV, motivation letter, list of MSc courses and grades, and contact information of two or three references

Applications received by 1 march, 2022 will receive consideration.
Informal enquiries with Daniel Schaerer ([email protected]) are welcome.

Included Benefits: 

Standard Swiss Social Security, Accident Insurance and Pension contributions.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Daniel Schaerer
post-doc Geneva-2022