The Center for Space and Habitability (CSH) at the University of Bern, Switzerland, has created an international fellowship program known as the Bernoulli Fellowships, in collaboration with Oxford University (atmospheric/climate physics) and MPIA-Heidelberg (astronomy, astrobiology). We invite applications from dynamical and intellectually independent researchers to hold Bernoulli Fellowships on a 4-year basis: 2 years at the CSH, followed by 2 years at Oxford or MPIA (in either order). The Bernoulli Fellowships are named after the famed Bernoulli family of Switzerland, who produced a diverse line of noted mathematicians, physicists and astronomers.
Prospective Bernoulli Fellows will submit a research proposal with a maximum length of 5 pages. The candidate will use a maximum of 3 pages to explain her/his existing expertise and projects performed either during the Ph.D or the last postdoctoral position. The rest of the proposal should describe the proposed research to be pursued, including the key scientific questions asked and the anticipated impact. The candidate should also state whether he/she is applying for an Oxford-CSH or MPIA-CSH position, and the order in which he/she would like to hold the Bernoulli Fellowship. The contact points are Kevin Heng (CSH), Ray Pierrehumbert (Oxford) and Thomas Henning (MPIA).
During the 2-year stay at the CSH, the annual salary is between 85,000 and 95,000 CHF, depending on experience (years after Ph.D) and is set by the rules of the University and Canton of Bern. Additionally, each Bernoulli Fellow will have a 5000 CHF annual research budget. Child allowance and maternity/paternity leave are offered. Salaries at Oxford or MPIA are paid at the local rate. Additional application materials include a 2-page CV, a list of publications (no page limit) and a cover letter (1 page) listing the names of 3 referees/references. The entire application should be submitted as part of a SINGLE PDF FILE. Applications that do not adhere to these specifications will be disregarded. The 3 letters of recommendation should be sent directly to Kevin Heng by the referees themselves. Application deadline: 30th Nov 2016.