Postdoctoral Fellow in Exoplanets, Sweden

    Postdoctoral Fellow in Exoplanets, Sweden

    Postdoctoral Fellow in Exoplanets, at Department of Astronomy, Stockholm University, Sweden

    Deadline to Apply

    May 31, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPostdoctoral Fellow
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research AreaExoplanets
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceDepartment of Astronomy
    Stockholm University
    Contract Period2 Years
    Starting dateAutumn 2021


    Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. .

    Assessment criteria

    The degree should have been completed no more than three years before the deadline for applications. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances, which may involve sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or similar.

    In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills directly related to the research conducted in Prof. Janson’s group.

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    The postdoctoral fellow will preform research in the field of exoplanets or stellar multiplicity with Prof. Markus Janson. It is expected that the postdoctoral fellow will contribute to efforts within the group, but there will also be opportunities for the fellow to develop their own lines of research.

    How to Apply?

    • To apply, please click the button Apply Online mentioned above
    • The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

    Documents Required

    Please include the following information with your application

    • Your contact details and personal data
    • Your highest degree
    • Your language skills
    • Contact details for 2–3 references

    and, in addition, please include the following documents

    • Cover letter
    • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
    • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
      – a statement of research interests/experience and plans 
    • Copy of PhD diploma (if already recevied at the time of application) 
    • Relevant publications that are not available online (no more than 3 files).

    Letters of recommendation should be sent separatley to (no more than 3 files).

    About Research project

    The position will be associated with work relating to extrasolar planetary systems and stellar multiplicity, using high-resolution/high-contrast imaging and spectroscopy, high-precision astrometry, and other methods. Stockholm University has access to a range of facilities including membership in ESO and NOT, which are frequently used within the group. There is also interest in future instruments and facilities such as ERIS, JWST and E-ELT.

    Programs for which Prof. MArkus Janson is PI currently include the ESO Large Program BEAST, which examines the planetary environments of massive stars with SPHERE; the AstraLux M-dwarf multiplicity program which has monitored M-dwarf binaries over 10+ years; and the STARE satellite concept for the astrometric detection of Earth analogues. The department is also involved in the current CHEOPS and the future PLATO missions.

    About Department of Astronomy

    The Department of Astronomy at Stockholm University has around 80 employees. The main research areas are, Planet and Star Formation, Computational Astrophysics, Galaxies, Supernovae and Solar Physics. The Department of Astronomy is situated at the AlbaNova Science Centre in Stockholm, together with the Department of Physics, the Physics Departments at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), and the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita), providing a vibrant international research environment.


    Prof. Markus Janson, telephone
    Phone: +46 8 5537 85 48

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    Postdoctoral Fellow in Exoplanets

    Post expires at 8:59am on Tuesday June 1st, 2021 (GMT+9)