Postdoctoral Position in Observational Exoplanet Research

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Ariel University
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement
In-Person Location(s)


Job Description

The research group of Dr Lev Tal-Or is seeking a qualified candidate for a postdoctoral position in observational exoplanet science. The primary research topics may include:

  • Planet detection by means of Doppler spectroscopy.
  • Stellar activity and its impact on exoplanets.
  • Transiting-planet detection and characterization.

The research work consists of numerical data analysis and astronomical observations. Preference will be given to excellent researchers, with experience in radial velocity detection of planets around active stars. Since postdoctoral fellows in the group assist with MSc and PhD student training, candidates with basic leadership skills will be given priority.

The successful candidate will have access to a high-performance computational facility, travel funds, and strong ties with the CARMENES consortium and Tel Aviv University's exoplanets research group. The postdoctoral position is intended to last for two years. The minimum monthly fellowship is 10,000 NIS (tax free) and it may be increased up to 12,000 NIS for outstanding candidates. Starting dates may vary between July and October 2024.

To apply, please send:

  1. Completed Application Form (linked to "Additional information for AU Postdoc candidates" below).
  2. Copy of a PhD Diploma or an official certificate that you have submitted the PhD thesis.
  3. Short CV including a list publications.
  4. Abstract of the PhD dissertation (up to 1 page).
  5. A deailed research proposal (up to 3 pages, excluding references)

All the materials will be sent via email to Dr Tal-Or. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that furthermore two letters of recommendation are sent directly by the letter writers to Dr Tal-Or before the application deadline.

Compensation and Benefits

Included Benefits

At least 1000 USD per year for travels to international scientific conferences.

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2024 Mar 29
Application Deadline
2024 Apr 29
Reference Code
Ariel University


Dr Lev Tal-Or