PhD position at the University of Geneva, Switzerland

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
University of Geneva
Job Announcement Text: 

The University of Geneva invites applications for an SNSF-funded PhD student position in Solar Physics and Machine Learning. The project consists of analyzing observations from the satellites IRIS, SDO, Kepler, and/or TESS with the option of applying for additional state-of-the-art observations at the largest solar telescopes worldwide (DKIST, GREGOR, SST). The goal is to identify and classify flares and their spectra, potentially find outliers and commonalities, develop new machine learning techniques for the analysis, and to interpret the results with physics models, such as radiative transfer simulations.

The PhD student will be employed at the computer science department of the University of Geneva, under the supervision of the project leader, Dr. Lucia Kleint and the head of the stochastic information processing group Prof. Dr. Slava Voloshynovskiy. The length of a PhD is typically 3-4 years. A Master’s degree (or equivalent) is required at the starting date of the appointment. A generous budget for conferences and collaborations is available.

More details can be found on the following website:

Applications shall be submitted as one pdf file (<5 MB) to Lucia Kleint ( containing: a CV, a 1-page statement explaining the motivation for the application, a copy of BSc and MSc transcripts of courses and grades (scans of official transcripts are sufficient) and if available, a link to the Master’s thesis. Two letters of recommendation shall be sent before the application deadline directly by the referees to Lucia Kleint.

The selection of candidates will start after November 20, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. The starting date is negotiable, preferably around February 1, 2021.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$47040.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$50040.00 (USD)
Compensation Notes: 
(salaries in CHF)
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Dr. Lucia Kleint
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