Exoplanets Postdoctoral research positions in Geneva

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Institution/Company: 
University of Geneva
Department Name: 
Astronomy Department
Street Line 1: 
Chemin des Maillettes, 51
City: 
Versoix
State/Province: 
Geneva
Zip/Postal: 
CH-1290
Country: 
Switzerland
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The exoplanet team of the University of Geneva has an opening for four postdoctoral researchers to work on detection and characterization of exoplanets through high-precision radial velocity measurements. Focusing on the low-mass range of exoplanets and using the high-precision spectrographs CORALIE, HARPS, HARPS-N, ESPRESSO, SPIROU, and NIRPS, our team is strongly involved in blind radial velocity surveys as well as in the follow-up of transiting candidates from NGTS, K2 and TESS photometric surveys. The selected applicants are expected to work on: the optimization of the data-reduction, calibration and RV-extraction from both visible and near-infrared high-resolution spectrographs; the mitigation of the stellar activity; the combination of RV data with photometric, astrometric and direct imaging measurements, including dynamical developments for the characterization of multi-planetary systems. They will be strongly involved in the science exploitation of large programs and guarantee observing time of aforementioned spectrographs and in the development of specific tools for the Data and Analysis Center for Exoplanets (DACE) for validation and combined analysis of exoplanets. Applicants are expected to have experience in observation, data reduction and analysis, especially of high-precision radial velocities. The duration of the postdoc contract is of 2 years, with possible extension to a third year depending on available funds. Candidates should have less than 3 years after their PhD. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Sophie Saesen, at the Astronomy Department of University of Geneva, and send (in a singe pdf file) a CV, a publication list, a motivation letter, a short research statement describing past achievements and future projects and arrange for up to two letters of recommendation to be sent before 15th March 2019.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$80000.00 (USD)
Application Deadline: 
Friday, March 15, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Sophie Saesen
Institution/Company: 
University of Geneva
Department Name: 
Astronomy Department
Street Line 1: 
Chemin des Maillettes, 51
City: 
Versoix
Zip/Postal Code: 
CH-1290
Country: 
Switzerland
Phone: 
+41 22 37 92 446
FAX: 
+41 22 379 11 34
Email: 
Sophie.Saesen@unige.ch
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Sophie Saesen
Subject: 
Exoplanets Postdoctoral research positions in Geneva
Email: 
Sophie.Saesen@unige.ch