Astrophysics, geophysics and oceanography, University of Liege

Position Title: CHEOPS Postdoctoral Position at the University of Liege
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Liege, Liege 4000, Belgium [map]
Subject Area: Astrophysics / Astrophysics
Starting Date:2017/04/17
Appl Deadline:2017/03/30 finished (posted 2017/02/13, finished 2017/07/03)
Position Description:    

*** The account for Astrophysics, geophysics and oceanography, University of Liege has expired, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Astrophysics Institute of the University of Liege ( invites applications for a postdoctoral position to participate to the preparation and scientific exploitation of the CHEOPS space mission. CHEOPS (CHaracterizing ExOPlanet Satellite) is the first S-mission of ESA (European Space Agency) and is due to launch for end 2018. It is dedicated to searching for exoplanetary transits by performing ultra-high precision time-series photometry (light curves) on bright nearby stars already known to host planets.

The University of Liege is implied at two levels in the scientific program of CHEOPS: the stellar modelling of the CHEOPS target stars and the analysis of the CHEOPS light curves. The postdoctoral researcher will be implied at both levels, with V. Van Grootel (stellar modelling) and M. Gillon (transit analysis) as coordinators.

The position is available for 9 months, plus two years depending on performance evaluation. Net salary is about 2300€/month. Grants for travels and full equipment are available.

Applications should consist in a CV, a cover letter including a brief description of past research, and a publication list. In addition to, applications should be sent electronically at Valérie Van Grootel and Michaël Gillon. In addition, two reference letters should be sent directly to Valérie Van Grootel and Michaël Gillon.

Contact and further information: Dr V. Van Grootel ( Dr M. Gillon (

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Université de Liège
Institut d'Astrophysique et de Géophysique
Quartier AGORA (B5c)
Allée du Six Août, 19C
B-4000 Liège

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