Postdoctoral Position in stellar/exoplanetary outflows at Leiden Observatory

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 21 Apr 2024

Leiden Observatory invites applications for a postdoctoral position to join the group of Aline Vidotto, whose research is centred around star-exoplanet connections, ranging from stellar outflows (stellar winds, coronal mass ejections), exoplanetary outflows (bulk atmospheric escape), and magnetism (stellar and planetary). The successful candidate will advance the modelling of stellar/exoplanetary outflows conducted by the group. Thus, for this position, we are particularly welcoming applicants with experience in numerical modelling. Experience in the modelling of solar/stellar and planetary outflows is welcome, but it is not required.

The position is funded for 4 years, consisting of an initial appointment of 2 years plus an extension of 2 years contingent on satisfactory performance. The position is available from 01 September 2024. For more information about the position and how to apply, please visit

Leiden Observatory is a lively world-class university astronomy department that covers a wide range of science. We are the largest astronomy department in the Netherlands, with about 35 faculty members, 40 postdoctoral researchers, 30 support staff, 70 PhD students and 100 MSc students. Leiden itself, is a charming university town with international flair with easy connections to other European countries.

Leiden Observatory is dedicated to providing an inclusive, equitable, and supportive environment for everyone.

Interested candidates should upload their applications by 21 April 2024. The application should contain a cover letter, CV, publication list, and a statement of research experience and future research interests (2-3 pages). Please mention how the candidate’s past experience and his/her/their skills could complement the research carried out in Vidotto’s research group. Candidates should arrange for three reference letters to be submitted before the indicated deadline.

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