Postdoctoral position in Exoplanet Research

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
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: 

A 2+1 year postdoctoral position funded through the ERC Adv grant of Ignas Snellen will become available at Leiden Observatory in the Netherlands. Research in Snellen's group focuses on the characterisation of extra-solar planets using a variety of observational methods. We search for an outstanding and ambitious exoplanet scientist - a team player - who is keen to help to lead us to future directions in exoplanet atmospheric research.

Leiden Observatory, founded in 1633, is the oldest university astronomy department in the world. With about 25 faculty, over 50 postdoctoral associates and about 75 PhD students it is the largest astronomy department in the Netherlands. Leiden is a charming university town with an international flair. Most Leiden researchers have an international background. English is the common language.

The appointment will be for 2+1 years. The position comes with a competitive salary and full benefits. The successful candidate must have a PhD by the starting date. Further details may be obtained from Prof. Ignas Snellen (

Applicants should submit via email to

- a curriculum vitae
- publication list
- a brief statement of research experience and interests, and how they see their role in Snellen's group.

Applicants should also arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the (email) address above. 

The deadline is October 2, 2018

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
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