Postdoctoral research position on star formation at high redshift



Postdoctoral research position on star formation at high redshift


The Geneva Observatory in Geneva, Switzerland, announces a postdoctoral position on star formation at high redshift through the STARFORM Project, a joint effort of the Geneva University, the University of Zurich, and the ETH Zurich.


STARFORM is a Swiss collaboration aimed at understanding the star formation process from observational, theoretical, and computational points of view. We seek to explore star formation within nearby molecular clouds and in distant galaxies, from small to large scales, using in particular infrared and millimeter observations and state-of-the-art simulations. More information can be found at the STARFORM webpage.

The successful candidate will work on IR-to-mm and other multi-wavelength observations of distant galaxies obtained with Herschel, IRAM, ALMA and other facilities. He/she will also have access to state-of-the-art modeling tools and mock observations from high resolution galaxy simulations. The candidate will mostly work with Prof. Daniel Schaerer and Dr. Mirka Dessauges-Zavadsky in Geneva, other STARFORM teams, and within international collaborations.


The appointment will be for two years, with a possible extension, starting in spring 2013 (date negotiable).


Qualified candidates are encouraged to send their application including a CV and publication list, description of research experience and interests, and contact information of three references preferably via email to the above address, before 15 Dec, 2012.


Informal enquiries with Daniel Schaerer ( are welcome.


Prof. Dr. Daniel Schaerer
Geneva Observatory
51, Ch. des Maillettes
CH-1290 Versoix


Phone: +41 22 379 24 54