Postdoctoral research position to search for the sources of Reionization

The  Geneva Observatory in Geneva, Switzerland, announces the availability of a research position at the postdoctoral level, open to applicants of all nationalities.

The successful candidate will work on projects related to the escape of ionizing radiation form galaxies, involving direct observations and test of indirect diagnostics from observations and/or modeling. He/she may in particular work with observations from VLT, HST, the indian UV satellite Astrosat, and JWST, using data from approved and upcoming projects. He/she will also have access to state-of-the-art modeling tools including 3D radiation transfer of resonant or non-resonant radiation in RHD simulations of virtual galaxies.
The candidate will work with the group of Prof. Anne Verhamme in Geneva and within international collaborations. In particular, she/he will be involved in the VLT/MUSE GTO consortium, and in the LARS collaboration.

The Geneva Observatory and the associated Laboratory of Astrophysics of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) carry out observational, interpretative and theoretical research in the fields of extra-solar planets, stellar physics, high energy astrophysics, galaxy evolution and dynamics, and observational cosmology.

The appointment will be for one to three years starting in fall 2018 (negotiable). It is renewable.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to send their application including a CV and publication list, description of research experience and interests, and contact information of three references preferably via email to the above address. Applications received by 15th of June, 2018 will receive consideration. Informal inquiries with Anne Verhamme (anne.verhamme(at) are welcome.