Two Postdoctoral Positions

The exoplanet research group of the University of Namur is looking for two postdoctoral researchers for two years, to study the transit-detected extrasolar systems, in particular their dynamics, stability, and formation. Candidates with expertise in planetary system dynamics, planetary formation or exoplanet detection techniques are particularly welcome. Strong interest in exoplanets, knowledge of the literature on the field, and good skills in theoretical or numerical modeling are expected. Motivation, autonomy, scientific writing and speaking skills are essential.

The candidates will benefit from their affiliation to the naXys research institute, consisting of a group of more than 60 researchers, with interdisciplinary projects, covering numerical and theoretical approaches in dynamical and complex systems. In particular, SPACE (Dynamical astronomy, cosmology and astrobiology) is one of the five high-level research directions of naXys.

Starting date is January 2021 with some flexibility. By the starting date, candidates should have obtained a PhD degree for less than 6 years. Salary conditions are attractive, and a personal budget is available to support conference participations.


Applications consisting of a CV, a publication list, a cover letter (max. 2 pages, including a description of research interests, past achievements and future research plans), and the contact details of three reference names, should be sent to Pr. Anne-Sophie Libert (in a single pdf file) by October 20th 2020.