PhD position - Interiors of magma ocean planets
|Workplace||Zürich, Zurich region, Switzerland|
100%, Zurich, fixed-term
The newly established research group of Caroline Dorn at the Institute for Particle Physics and Astrophysics (ETH Zürich) invites applications for young scientists. The research group also belongs to the Center of Origin and Prevalence of Life led by Prof. Didier Queloz.
The PhD project is funded for four years. The successful candidate can start earliest in autumn 2023 and no later than February 2024.
With her SNSF Starting Grant, Caroline Dorn establishes her research group on exoplanets at ETH Zürich. Her innovative research in areas as diverse as planet interiors, origins of atmospheres, and planet formation demonstrates her intellectual mobility to collaborate across disciplines. Caroline Dorn is a leading expert in the characterization of exoplanet interiors. For the success of individual research projects, her group members are expected to collaborate with international experts as well as colleagues from ETH, the University of Zurich, and the NCCR PlanetS, depending on the projects.
This PhD project is highly interdisciplinary as it links geophysics and exoplanetary science. You will explore and refine static interior models for Super-Earths and Sub-Neptunes to better understand the diversity of their interiors and atmospheres. Specifically, the presence of magma oceans and their chemical coupling to the atmosphere are of key interest. With a new generation of in-house interior models, you will explore fundamental questions of exoplanetary science that link to the formation and evolution of distant worlds.
ETH Zurich is a family-friendly employer with excellent working conditions. You can look forward to an exciting working environment, cultural diversity and attractive offers and benefits.
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Please send your applications as soon as possible but no later than April 15, 2023.
Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered. Informal inquiries about the thematic direction of the positions are welcome and should be sent to dorncphys.ethz.ch (no applications).
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