The Space Weather group of the Astronomical Institute of the University of Bern (AIUB) is inviting applications for a Postdoc to work on observational solar physics


The University of Bern hosts many domains of astronomy, from solar physics, to exoplanets, and satellite observations. The successful candidate will work in the space weather group, which focuses on understanding solar flares with machine learning, building astronomical instrumentation, and on researching the physics of the Sun. This position is funded via a SERI-funded ERC Consolidator grant.

The goal of this postdoc position is to carry out research in observational solar physics, particularly by leading observations at the Swedish Solar Telescope (SST) for the ERC project, by analyzing these observations using inversions and machine learning techniques, and publishing the research results in journals. Applications for further observing time, e.g. by writing proposals for DKIST, are possible. The scientific focus lies on solar flares and on the evolution of active regions and the goal is to contribute to the following research questions: "What are the origins and mechanisms of solar flares?", "When and where will a flare occur?" While certain work packages are defined by the research plan of the ERC grant, it is desired to combine them with own ideas and own research.

More details about the position and the application procedure can be found in the linked document:
Postdoc position

The Postdoc position is for 2 years with an option for prolongation. A generous budget for conferences and collaborations is available.

The selection of candidates will start after February 3, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. The starting date is as soon as possible, upon mutual agreement. For questions, please contact Prof. Dr. Lucia Kleint (