Discipline Scientist in Exoplanet Sciences

The International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern, Switzerland, invites applications for a

Discipline Scientist in Exoplanet Sciences with Focus on Astrobiology

We are seeking an active, internationally recognized mid-career Exoplanet Scientist with demonstrable and broad scientific contributions, and specifically a focus on Astrobiology, who will be able to independently propose and implement high-impact scientific activities at ISSI related to Exoplanet Science and Astrobiology. Experience with Exoplanet space missions is an added asset. The Discipline Scientist is expected to work a maximum of 40 working days per year for ISSI at the Institute’s premises in Bern, Switzerland.

ISSI is a premier institution in Space and Earth Sciences that advances science by facilitating open multidisciplinary discourse in a stimulating environment. ISSI hosts 1000+ visitors per year through Workshops, Forums, International Team collaborations and visits by individual scientists.

The Discipline Scientist shall support ISSI’s scientific leadership in the creation of a new ISSI research line on Exoplanet Science with focus on Astrobiology. They will aid in the design and establishment of a scientific program in Exoplanet Science, with emphasis on observations from space missions, in the context of the broader picture of habitability and the search for life. The Discipline Scientist is also expected to contribute to, foster and augment the scientific environment of the Institute, participate to the scientific life of ISSI and increase ISSI’s visibility in the Exoplanet Science community worldwide.

The appointment will be for a period of one year and is renewable. ISSI will offer a salary and cover the travel costs and the accommodation while in Bern.

Applications from interested scientists should include: 1) a cover letter presenting the candidate’s qualifications and rationale for the application, also including ideas for establishing such a program for ISSI and 2) a curriculum vitae including a list of publications. Scientists based in ESA member states are particularly encouraged to apply.

For questions on the position, please contact Dr. Antonella Nota (antonella.nota@issibern.ch).

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Deadline for Applications February 15, 2024

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