Post-Doctoral Fellowship Position in Space Sciences

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

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Position in Space Sciences

for a two-year period, ideally starting in April 2022 (or by agreement). The successful candidate should have received a Ph.D. within the last five year in the field related to space sciences. Applications related to space physics, or to solar system sciences, or to astronomy & astrophysics are particularly welcome.

The successful candidate is expected to pursue their own independent research program and will have the opportunity to participate in ISSI’s research and activities. They are encouraged to collaborate also with the scientific staff of the Institute. ISSI also provides the possibility to participate to or even lead an international team at ISSI. The successful candidate will thus interact at ISSI with a large and varied community of scientists from all over the world. Additionally, ISSI encourages cooperation with Swiss universities.

Salary and conditions of employment will be similar to those provided by the Swiss NationalScience Foundation (SNSF salary ranges). Nationals from ESA Member States shall have priority.

Further information may be obtained from and from  Prof. Dr. Maurizio Falanga, email:

The application (to be submitted as a single pdf-file) should comprise a cover letter (max. 1 page), an outline of the research plan (max. 5 pages), a curriculum vitae, (max. 2 pages), a list of publications, and the names and contact addresses of three potential references. Letters of reference will be requested by ISSI for candidates on the short list.

All applications must be received by ISSI no later than January 31, 2022, through the online submission form at

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