Postdoctoral position in exoplanet atmosphere characterization

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Leiden University
Department Name: 
Leiden Observatory
Street Line 1: 
Postbus 9513
Zuid Holland
2300 RA
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at Leiden Observatory. The successful candidate will work with Prof. Laura Kreidberg on the topic of exoplanet atmosphere characterization.  Both observers and theorists are encouraged to apply. 

The group's research centers broadly on atmosphere studies, ranging from detailed study of the composition and climate of individual exoplanet atmospheres to demographic study of the population.  Group members are strongly encouraged to develop their own research ideas within this general framework.

Leiden Observatory is a large department (25 faculty, 50 postdocs, 75 graduate students) with a thriving research focus on exoplanets, including ground- and space-based observing, theory, and lab experiment. The city of Leiden is a charming university town just thirty minutes from Amsterdam by train. 

The postdoctoral appointment will be for 2+1 years (with the final year contingent on performance). The anticipated start date is June - August 2020.  The position comes with a competitive salary and full benefits. Successful candidates must have a PhD by the starting date. Further details may be obtained from Prof. Laura Kreidberg (

The application is available at Applicants should submit a CV, publication list, statement of research interests and plans (not to exceed five pages), and contact information for three references.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, November 29, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Laura Kreidberg
Assistant Professor
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