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Independent Research Fellows in Astrophysics Cosmology Planetary Science and Data Science at University of Zurich

Jun 09, 2021

The Institute for Computational Science (ICS) at the University of Zurich seeks to attract future grantees of Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships (funded by the European Union), Ambizione grants, or PRIMA grants (funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation).

Your responsibilities
You should bring a concrete project idea as well as a short project description (at most 3 pages). Above all, you should bring an inspiring, exciting research idea!

Your profile
Your profile should match the eligibility criteria of the above funding schemes, and your academic record should clearly indicate a promising future in research.

The University of Zurich is looking for researchers from a broad range of exciting science disciplines, such as Computational Science, Data Science, Big Data, High Performance Computing, Earth Observation, Astrophysics, Planetary Science, Machine learning, Astrobiology, and Space Exploration, Cosmology.

The University of Zurich has a world-class scientific computing infrastructure that includes dedicated access to the tier-0 facilities of the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre in Lugano. We also have our own GPU high-performance cluster to allow for very large-scale machine learning experiments. We offer a diverse, open-minded, very international environment. ICS members are heavily involved in large, international projects (e.g., NCCR PlanetS, Euclid, LISA Astrophysics Working Group) and several groups in applied mathematics, statistics, data science and computer-based visualization are co-affiliated with the institute. Once your application is endorsed by the ICS, we will provide feedback concerning proposal writing to help make it a success. Additionally, further funding opportunities for smaller scale expenses exist inside UZH, the Faculty of Science, and the ICS. The applicant is also invited to collaborate with PhD students and PostDocs at ICS.

Place of work
University of Zurich
Institute for Computational Science
Winterthurerstrasse 190
8057 Zurich

The city of Zurich offers a very dynamic and international living environment and is consistently ranked as one of the world's best cities for quality of living.

Start of employment
Grant applicants who are interested in carrying out their project as an independent fellow at the ICS are encouraged to reach out to us via email to pdgrants(at) at least three months before the submission deadline: i.e., by 1 July 2021 for Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships and by 1 August 2021 for SNSF Ambizione and PRIMA grants.

Please find here full information and how apply: