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Postdoctoral position in Exoplanet Atmospheres

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at the Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy (API) at the University of Amsterdam Netherlands (UvA) to …

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Science Park, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Vast contract
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur
€ 2709 - € 4274 per maand


Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at the Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy (API) at the University of Amsterdam Netherlands (UvA) to work in Associate prof. Jean-Michel Désert’s group on the characterization of exoplanet atmospheres. The primary responsibilities of the position are to lead research projects in the area of exoplanet atmospheres. Researchers working in the areas of observations or theory are invited to apply.

You will contribute to several current research programs using space-and-ground based surveys dedicated to probing exoplanet atmospheres. The programs include Space and ground- based observations, low- and high-resolution spectroscopy observations of exoplanet atmospheres, which will be used to determine the atmospheric composition, structure and dynamics of exoplanets. The Postdoctoral Scholar will primarily work on projects from a NWO-VIDI grant ('New Frontiers in Exoplanetary Climatology') and will have the opportunity to join existing other projects. Previous experience with exoplanet observations is preferred but not required.

What are you going to do?

You will:

  • be a member of a research group of Associate professor Jean-Michel Désert that is located at the Astronomy Institute of the University of Amsterdam;
  • work at the Anton Pannekoek Institute in close collaboration with Jean-Michel Désert and his team on the characterization of exoplanet atmospheres;
  • join the NWO-VIDI grant project entitled 'New Frontiers in Exoplanetary Climatology';
  • conduct research with faculty members, postdocs, Master and PhD students;
  • work with observations and models for exoplanet atmospheres;
  • be part of a stimulating and challenging environment.


What do we require?

  • A PhD degree in astrophysics, astrochemistry, chemistry, atmospheric studies, geosciences or related sciences would be preferred;
  • the ability to collaborate and adapt in an interdisciplinary team (interface between astrophysics, atmospheric physics, and chemistry);
  • good communication skills in oral and written English.


Our offer

A temporary contract for 38 hours per week, preferably starting on 1 September 2021 for the duration of 12 months (with a possibility of two more years depending on performance). The starting date can be negotiated depending on the situation, but before October 2021 would be preferred.

The salary, depending on relevant experience before the beginning of the employment contract, will be €2,709 to €4,274 (scale 10) gross per month, based on a full-time contract of 38 hours a week. This is exclusive 8 % holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

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