Post-Doctoral Position in Earth Sciences

International Space Science Institute (ISSI), Bern, Switzerland
Closing date: 31 May 2019

ISSI invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Position in Earth Sciences for a two-year period starting 1 September 2019 or by agreement. The successful candidate should have received a Ph.D. within the last five years in a field relating to Earth Sciences in general.

Applications for the post-doctoral position in Earth Sciences relating to remote sensing of Earth system changes, including climate, are particularly welcome.

In addition to conducting his or her own research, the successful candidate will participate in the Institute’s research and meetings organization, working in close contact with the scientific staff of the Institute on the latter aspect. He or she may also lead or participate as a member in projects conducted by international teams at ISSI. Thus, he or she will be exposed to, and interact with, a numerous and varied community of scientists from throughout the world.

Nationals from ESA Member States shall have priority. Salary and conditions of employment
will be similar to those provided by the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Further information may be obtained from the ISSI home page ( and from Professor Rudolf von Steiger, phone: +41 31 631 48 96, email:

The submission should include a letter of application including a brief outline of foreseen research, the curriculum vitae, the list of publications and the names, addresses and means of contact of three references, not exceeding 7 pages in total. They shall be addressed to ISSI, attn. Professor R. von Steiger, Hallerstrasse 6, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland; email: Submissions by email are preferred provided all the documents are in the form of a single PDF file.

All applications must be received by ISSI no later than 31 May 2019.


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