University of Zurich, Institute for Computational Science

Position ID:UZH-CTAC-STUDENT [#24622]
Position Title: PhD Positions In Planetary/Exoplanetary Science
Position Type:Student programs
Position Location:Zurich, Zurich 8057, Switzerland [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Astrophysics / Planet formation
Appl Deadline:2023/05/21 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/03/30, finished 2023/11/25, listed until 2023/06/01)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Planetary Science group at the Institute for Computational Science at the University of Zurich invites applications for PhD positions starting in fall 2023. The PhD topics include planet formation, evolution and interiors of planets in the solar system and beyond. The candidate should have a bachelor’s and master’s degree in physics, astrophysics, planetary sciences or equivalent. Candidates with a strong theoretical/computational background are especially 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. The annual salary is set by a predetermined matrix from the Swiss Science Foundation. Child allowance and maternity/paternity leave are offered. There are ample funds for travel, publications and computers. The successful candidate will participate in group meetings, journal clubs, research discussions, attend seminars and colloquia, interact with research visitors, travel to conferences, etc. To apply, please send a motivation letter including a personal statement (maximum 1 page), a CV (maximum 2 pages), a list of publications (if applicable), transcripts of your grades of courses obtained during your bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and a cover letter (1 page). 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 of 15 May 2023. For any inquiries please contact Prof. Ravit Helled, at

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Institute for Computational Science
Center for Theoretical Astrophysics & Cosmology
University of Zurich
Winterthurerstr. 190
CH-8057 Zurich