Post-doctoral fellow in the study of exoplanet atmospheres

Lunds universitet

17 Sep 2023
Job Data

Lunds universitet
Lund College, College of Science, Division of Physics
Analysis Subject
Physics » Different
Researcher Profile
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Software Deadline
13 Oct 2023 – 21:59 (UTC)
Sort of Contract
Job Standing
Is the job funded by means of the EU Analysis Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job associated to employees place inside a Analysis Infrastructure?

Provide Description

Topic description

The Division of Astrophysics on the division of Physics at Lund College invitations candidates to at least one postdoctoral fellow place within the space of exoplanets and planet formation. We’re searching for candidates with backgrounds within the remark or modelling of exoplanets and/or proto-planetary disks, to hold out unbiased analysis in collaboration with the exoplanet and planet formation teams on the Division. The place is initially for 2 years. Anticipated beginning dates are within the fall/winter of 2023—2024, however no later than March 1 2024.

Astrophysics on the Division of Astrophysics additional encompasses galaxy formation, galactic dynamics and evolution, star formation and dynamics, high-energy astrophysics and stellar evolution. We’ve got sturdy hyperlinks with upcoming instrumentation, together with Gaia, 4MOST, CHEOPS, PLATO, LISA and ELT instrumentation (ANDES and MOSAIC).

 Work duties

The primary duties concerned in a post-doctoral place is to conduct analysis.The guy will work in collaboration with Dr. Jens Hoeijmakers, head of the exoplanet atmospheres group in Lund, in addition to Prof. Dr. Anders Johansen on the College of Copenhagen, head of the planet formation group. The profitable applicant will work on a analysis theme in reference to the continuing work in these teams, together with high-resolution spectroscopy of the atmospheres of extrasolar planets, modelling of the ambiance, relationships between present-day observables and the proto-planetary disk, younger instantly imaged planets, and/or atmospheric escape and plasma phenomena.
Instructing can also be included, however as much as not more than 20% of working hours. The place shall embrace the chance for 3 weeks of coaching in greater training instructing and studying.

The profitable applicant will even actively search exterior analysis funding, and aide in minor administrative duties associated to the working of the analysis group that features Ph.D. college students and undergraduate college students.

Qualification necessities

Appointment to a post-doctoral place requires that the applicant has a PhD, or a global diploma deemed equal to a PhD, inside the topic of the place, accomplished not more than three years earlier than the date of employment choice. Beneath particular circumstances, the doctoral diploma can have been accomplished earlier.

Further necessities:

  • Excellent oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Good, confirmed programming abilities, preferentially utilizing Python.
  • Expertise in finishing up observations of exoplanets or spectroscopic observations is an asset.
  • Expertise within the software of planet formation principle or fashions is an asset.
  • Expertise within the improvement of fashions of exoplanet atmospheres is an asset.
  • Expertise in acquiring funding or telescope time in aggressive purposes is an asset.
  • Expertise within the execution of ground-based or space-based observing programmes is an asset.
  • Affinity with open software program improvement is an asset.

 Evaluation standards and different {qualifications}

This can be a profession improvement place primarily centered on analysis. The place is meant as an preliminary step in a profession, and the evaluation of the candidates will primarily be based mostly on their analysis {qualifications} and potential as researchers.

Specific emphasis will likely be positioned on analysis abilities inside the topic.

For appointments to a post-doctoral place, the next shall type the first evaluation standards:

  • A very good capacity to independently develop and conduct prime quality analysis following the above qualification necessities.
  • Instructing abilities.

Consideration will even be given to good collaborative abilities, drive and independence, and the way the applicant’s expertise and abilities complement and strengthen ongoing analysis inside the division, and the way they stand to contribute to its future improvement.

Phrases of employment

This can be a full-time, fixed-term employment of two years. The interval of employment is set in accordance with the settlement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Settlement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral fellow”) between Lund College, SACO-S and OFR/S, dated 1st February 2022.

 Directions on how one can apply

Purposes shall be written in English and be compiled right into a PDF-file containing:

  • A canopy letter containing a brief, narrative introduction about your self, your analysis and your motivation for making use of to this place (most 1 web page),
  • a résumé/CV, which mustn’t embrace a photograph nor references to gender (e.g. exchange first names by initials), age, and nation of origin or citizenship,
  • a listing of publications, a common description of previous analysis (not more than two pages)
  • a proposed analysis challenge plan and a imaginative and prescient for future analysis (not more than two pages),
  • contact data of no less than two references,
  • a replica of the doctoral diploma certificates if already obtainable.

Reference letters is not going to be requested and won’t be assessed through the preliminary evaluation of purposes. The reference individuals offered within the software will solely be contacted for candidates who’re invited for an interview.


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Schooling Stage
PhD or equal

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Years of Analysis Expertise
1 – 4

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