Weltraumforschung und Planetologie,
Physikalisches Institut,
CH-3012 Bern




PostDoc position in noble gas cosmochemisty


The Planetology group at the University of Bern invites applications for a Postdoctoral fellowship in the field of noble gas cosmochemistry. In our small group (1 PostDoc student, 3 PhD students, 2 technicians) we use noble gases to study early solar system processes and timescales. We also measure cosmogenic radionuclides to study meteorite exposure histories and terrestrial ages. In addition, our group is part of the Swiss Omani Meteorite search campaigns.

We expect that the PostDoc student comes with his/her own scientific ideas and projects but we will also provide some interesting new meteorites (martian, lunar, iron) recently found in Oman for a good start.

The principal selection criteria for this PostDoc position are scientific excellence and a clearly expressed plan to investigate problems at the forefront of planetary science. The successful applicant should be highly motivated; strong technical and communication skills are essential.

The position is available from May 1st 2017 and is guaranteed for 1 year. An extension is foreseen but de-pends on funding. The application deadline is April 1st, but the search will be open until the position is filled. Salary is according to the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Applicants should send a letter of application, a CV, a publication list, and contact information of at least two references to: Prof. Dr. Ingo Leya; Institute of Physics, Space Research and Planetary Sciences; Sidlerstrasse 5; CH-3012 Bern; email: Ingo.Leya@space.unibe.ch

posted: 28 February 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.