Postdoc position: Atmospheric retrieval and planet interior characterization
|Workplace||Zürich, Zurich region, Switzerland|
80%-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 Postdoc project is funded for 2+1 years, with the renewal for the third year conditional on performance. You can start earliest in autumn 2023 and no later than spring 2024. Collaborators will include Prof. Laura Kreidberg (MPI Heidelberg) for this project.
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 Postdoc project is highly interdisciplinary as it links atmospheric sciences, planetary science, and observations of exoplanets. You will focus on the combined characterization of atmospheres & deep interiors of exoplanets using JWST data of transiting exoplanets with RV follow-up observations. This is a pioneering endeavour, as the use of spectroscopic data for the characterization of the deep interior is still very novel. This Postdoc project is a great opportunity to build a unique research profile. You are expected to bring in expertise from atmospheric retrieval and learn about deep interior physics. The exoplanet community is eager to know what we can learn from atmospheres about the deep interior of planets, and with this project, you will achieve key milestones on your way answering this question.
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 also be sent to dorncphys.ethz.ch (no applications).
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