Call for applications for 15 Marie Sklodowska-Curie PhDs to study Exoplanets and Planet Forming Disks

November 13, 2019, from Georgina Bennett

‘CHAMELEON – Virtual Laboratories for Planets and Planet-forming Disks’ is an exciting new Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN):

The overarching goal of CHAMELEON is to train a network of PhD researchers to retrieve and predict the chemical composition of planet-forming disks and exoplanet atmospheres using such Virtual Laboratories in conjunction with existing and upcoming data such as the VLT, ALMA, JWST, and ARIEL.

We are looking for 15 outstanding Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) to join the CHAMELEON ITN to study for their PhD. We offer a range of data-driven and computational modelling projects that build Virtual Laboratories by using advanced numerical and statistical methods from astrophysics, computational chemistry, laboratory and theoretical physics, geosciences, mathematics, and computer sciences.

You can apply for up to three out of the 15 positions available: A common set of application materials must be submitted to the host institutes, following instructions that are described in individual adverts.

Each ESR will be appointed on a full-time, fixed-term contract for a period of three years under the ITN at a primary host institute. During their period of study, each ESR will spend a pre-defined period of time at another CHAMELEON institute (detailed in individual project adverts), which enables them to meet the eligibility requirements for dual/joint degrees. Additional time may be added to individual contracts as part of these dual/joint degrees.

Recruitment Requirements
Marie Curie eligibility rules require that ESRs have no more than four years’ research experience, counting from the date at which they have been awarded a degree that allows them to embark on a PhD. To satisfy Marie Curie mobility criteria, ESRs will not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the primary host institute for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the start date. Short stays such as holidays and/or compulsory national service are not taken into account.

Application deadlines vary with host institution and vary between December 2019 to February 2020.

See project website for further details.

Sent on behalf of the project supervisors:

Dr Ludmila Carone, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg, Germany
Professor Leen Decin, University of Leuven, Belgium
Dr Christiane Helling (Network lead) and Dr Peter Woitke, University of St Andrews, UK Professor Uffe Jørgensen and Professor Anja Andersen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark Professor Inga Kamp, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Professor Katrien Kolenberg, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Professor Paul Palmer, University of Edinburgh, UK
Dr Michiel Min, SRON, The Netherlands
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