University of Zurich, Center for Theoretical Astrophysics and Cosmology

Position ID:UZH-CTAC-PDPLANET [#15145]
Position Title: Postdoc Position in Planetary Science
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Zurich, Zurich 8057, Switzerland [map]
Subject Area: Astrophysics / Planet formation
Appl Deadline:2020/01/18 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/10/16, finished 2020/07/19)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

The Planetary Science group at the Institute for Computational Science at the University of Zurich invites applications for a postdoc position starting in spring/fall 2020.

The ideal candidate should hold a PhD in planetary sciences, astrophysics, or a related field at the starting date. She/he should be enthusiastic, communicative, and willing to integrate into the diverse planetary science group at the University of Zurich. Preferred research areas include planet formation and evolution, and planetary interiors. Candidates with a strong theoretical/computational background are especially encouraged to apply. The appointment is initially for two years with a possibility of an extension. Annual salaries are in the range of CHF 90,000-95,000. The University of Zurich is an equal opportunity employer. Women and members of minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

The city of Zurich offers a very dynamic and international living environment and is consistently ranked as one of the world's best city for quality of living by the Mercer survey.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a summary of previous and current research (limited to 3 pages). All materials should be uploaded to Academic Jobs Online (AJO). The candidate should also arrange for 3 confidential letters of recommendation to be uploaded to AJO prior to the deadline. Review of applications will begin Jan. 18, 2020. All complete applications received on or before this date will receive full consideration. Later applications may be considered until the position is filled.

For any inquiries please contact Prof. Ravit Helled, at

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Center for Theoretical Astrophysics and Cosmology, ICS, UZH
Winterthurerstrasse 190

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