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Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto
Research Assistantship in Asteroseismology

Ref: CAUP2012-05UnF-BI

The Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto (CAUP) accepts applications for one grant in the field of Asteroseismology, with financial support provided by FCT-MEC and FEDER through the Project PTDC/CTE-AST/098754/2008 & FCOMP-01-0124-FEDER-009292. The grant available is for a 3-months research programme. Applicants must have completed a degree in Astronomy, Physics or related subject. The monthly allowance will be 745 euros.

The positions will be granted only if suitable candidates are found.

The research activities in Asteroseismology, to be developed by the research assistant within this project involve:

  • the acquisition and analysis of seismic data of pulsating stars, as well as data for determining their precise global parameters;
  • the improvement of stellar evolutionary codes and consequent computation of models for stars under study;
  • the development and application of seismic tools to extract information about the structure and evolution of pulsating stars, and of the families they represent.

Successful applicants will work under the supervision of a senior researcher of the project.

Applicants should send:
  • the curriculum vitae;
  • the name, address and email of two referees.

Applications will be accepted from October 1 to 15, 2012. The grant must start no later than the 13th of November, 2012.

The applications as well as any inquiries on the opportunities, work plan, and details of the grants should be directed to Dr. Margarida S. Cunha.

Selection Committee
Margarida S. Cunha (Chair)
Mário J. P. F. G. Monteiro
Carlos J. A. P. Martins

Publication Date
14th of September 2012

The period for application submission has ended for this opportunity.