Job Posting

The International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern, Switzerland, invites applications for a part-time position of


Director for Earth Observation


The new Director is expected to spend about 30% (negotiable) of her/his time working for ISSI at the Institute’s premises in Bern, Switzerland, starting in July 2021 or by agreement. The appointment will be for a period of four years renewable once.

Under the leadership of the Executive Director, each of the Directors of ISSI provides the inspirational scientific environment of the Institute in her/his area of research, namely, (i) Earth Observation, (ii) Solar and Plasma Physics(iii) Planetary Sciences, and (iv) Astrophysics and Cosmology. The directorsare the driving force behind the various activities taking place at ISSI in their fields of research: scientific workshops, forums, working groups and international teams. Their recognized scientific stature ensures the visibility and guarantees the high scientific standards of the Institute.

Scientists corresponding to the above profile, working in any area of Earth Observation from space, are encouraged to apply. Further information about the organisation of the International Space Science Institute and its activities can be found at: or in contacting the chair of the Selection Committee:

Prof. Georges Meylan  

Laboratory of Astrophysics

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne




Interested scientists should submit their applications – a letter of motivation and curriculum vitae in one single pdf file – to the secretariat of ISSI, at their earliest convenience but no later than February 28, 2021:

Silvia Wenger

International Space Science Institute

Hallerstrasse 6

3012 Bern




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