Sunday, June 03, 2012

Wanted: Exoplanet Hunters

Are you a researcher in the field of extrasolar planets (exoplanets)? Are you currently looking for a job? Here for your consideration are two hiring notices posted this week.

Geneva University

The Astronomy Department of the Geneva University is seeking applications for a tenured position as MaƮtre d'Enseignement et de Recherche (MER, corresponding to Senior Lecturer) to work in the Exoplanet team with Professors Stephane Udry, Didier Queloz and Francesco Pepe, on theoretical and observational aspects of exoplanet detection and characterization.

The successful candidate should have an outstanding research record in the field. A focus on the characterization of exoplanet atmospheres through high-resolution spectroscopy or direct imaging, or on the dynamical modeling of multi-planet systems and their characterization through the combination of observational and theoretical constraints, would be of particular interest. She/he is expected to contribute to the various research activities of the Geneva exoplanet group, to participate actively in the teaching of astrophysics courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to attract external funding. The expected starting date is this September 1st (or upon agreement).

The University of Geneva particularly encourages women to apply for this position.

Applications (in English) including a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and an outline of current and planned future research should be uploaded to the Geneva University dedicated web site, . The deadline for submission is June 11th, so get going!

The official announcement is available here:

Cardiff University

The School of Physics and Astronomy at Cardiff University has immediate
vacancies for two permanent faculty appointments in Astrophysics. We are
seeking experts in observational and theoretical studies of star-formation
and/or extra-solar planetary systems to conduct world-class research and
research-led teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The
appointments will be at any level from Lecturer to Professor depending on
the experience of the candidates; we expect at least one of the
appointments to be at a junior level.

Physics and Astronomy at Cardiff University has undergone substantial
expansion in the past few years, and has very strong research groups in
star-formation, extragalactic astronomy and cosmology, gravitational-wave
physics, astronomical instrumentation, and condensed matter physics. There
are presently 18 academic staff involved in astrophysics and relativity,
with 15 postdoctoral researchers and 22 PhD students.

The deadline for applications is Jun 30th, so hurry!

More information about this post may be obtained by contacting the Head of
School , Professor Walter Gear at  However please
note that all applicants are required to complete the on-line application
process at  before the deadline  in order
to be considered for appointment.


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