PhD Position in Observational Direct Imaging of Exoplanets

University of Bern Physics Institute

PhD Position in Observational Direct Imaging of Exoplanets

A 4-year PhD position is currently available in the newly founded Laboratory of Exoplanets Imaging and Adaptive optics (LEIA) of the University of Bern (Space Research and Planetary Sciences Division), starting no later than September 1st, 2023.

The successful candidate will exploit novel instrumentation techniques for exoplanets high-contrast imaging in the near-infrared, from the laboratory to a 4-m ground-based telescope equipped with a state-of-the-art adaptive optics system. The research is part of the ERC “RACE-GO” project (Rapid Adaptive Coronagraphy of Exoplanets from a Ground-based Observatory), funded by the Swiss Secretariat for Research and Innovation (SERI).
She/he will be fully integrated within the vibrant Bernese space and planetary sciences academic environment, and as full member of the Swiss research network on exoplanets (NCCR PlanetS, planets.ch).

Applications are invited for one research