Postdoctoral position in stellar astrophysics with a focus on participation in the Plato mission

Updated: 2 months ago
Deadline: 20 Dec 2023

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Uppsala University invites applications for a postdoctoral position in stellar astrophysics, funded through a grant from the Swedish National Space Agency (SNSA) for participation in the Plato space mission. The position is hosted by the Division of Astronomy and Space Physics. Plato is an ESA mission dedicated to detect and characterise terrestrial exoplanets in the habitable zones of their host stars. The launch is planned for 2026. Science preparation and exploitation is the responsibility of the international Plato Mission Consortium, which includes a considerable part focusing on stellar science.

To qualify for an employment as a postdoctor you must have a PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in Physics, Astronomy or equivalent. The degree needs to be obtained by the time of the decision of employment. Those who have obtained a PhD degree in the three years prior to the application deadline are primarily considered for the employment. The employment is a temporary position, minimum two years, with possibility of a third year.

More information about Uppsala University and the position, including application instructions, can be found in the detailed announcement (see link under Related URLs).

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