Wednesday, April 11, 2007

[Netherlands] Exoplanetary Systems Research - Utrecht University

We have received funding for a high-precision imaging polarimeter to study the formation, evolution and structure of extra-solar planetary systems by detecting the polarization of starlight scattered by circumstellar material. The available position will primarily be in the areas of data analysis, interpretation, and modelling. The student will also have the opportunity to contribute to the design, construction, and calibration of the instrument.

The position is available starting from June 1, 2007 as a full-time temporary appointment for four years. Gross salary starts with 1956 euro per month and increases to 2502 euro in the fourth year of employment. The salary is supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 3% per year. In addition we offer: a pension scheme, partially paid parental leave, facilities for child care. Conditions are based on the Collective Employment Agreement of the Dutch Universities.

Further information about the position can be obtained from Dr Sandra Jeffers ( or Prof.dr Christoph Keller ( More information about the department of Physics and Astronomy and the Astronomical Institute can be found at and

Applications, including a research statement, a current CV, a list of publications, and three reference letters should be sent to:

The Personnel Office,
Department of Physics and Astronomy,
P.O. Box 80000, 3508 TA Utrecht,
the Netherlands
or by e-mail to: p&
Please mention vacancy number 63706.

Applications and letters of reference are due by 1 May 2007

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