PhD Position on Extrasolar Planets at Leiden Observatory, The Netherlands

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A PhD position is available at Leiden Observatory for a research project on transiting extrasolar planets.

The PhD student will work on the forefront of extrasolar planet research, focusing on the detection and investigation of transiting planets, in particular studying their atmospheres and direct thermal emission using new innovative methods, and finding new transiting planets in current and forthcoming transit surveys.

For this project excellent and enthusiastic candidates, who are highly interested in observational astronomy are being sought.

Applicants should have, or soon obtain, a masters degree in astronomy or physics.

Complete applications, including curriculum vitae, two letters of reference, and a letter explaining your interest in the project, should be sent by the 15st of August to:

Dr. I. Snellen,
Sterrewacht Leiden,
PO Box 9512, 2300 RA Leiden,
The Netherlands

Email: snellen[at]strw[dot]leidenuniv[dot]nl;

Tel: +31 71 527 5838;

Fax: +31 71 527 5819

For more information see; PhD Position on Extrasolar Planets, Leiden Observatory>

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