Exoplanet atmosphere characterization research

Leiden University

Postdoctorate Position 2 years Leiden, The Netherlands

Uploaded 11 Oct 2019

Job Description

Job Category: Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships

Institution Classification/Type: Large Academic

Institution/Company: Leiden University

Department Name: Leiden Observatory

Street Line 1: Postbus 9513

City: Leiden

State/Province: Zuid Holland

Zip/Postal: 2300 RA

Country: Netherlands

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 ([email protected]).

The application is available at https://jobs.strw.leidenuniv.nl/2019/KreidPD. Applicants should submit a CV, publication list, statement of research interests and plans (not to exceed five pages), and contact information for three references.

Related URLs: 

Leiden Observatory

Laura Kreidberg's website

Application Deadline: 

Friday, November 29, 2019

Selection Deadline: 

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Current Status of Position: 

Accepting Applicants

Person Specification

Successful candidates must have a PhD by the starting date.