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Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto
Research Fellowship in the field of Astero and Helio-Seismology

Ref: CAUP2013-05UnI-BI

The Centro de Astrofisica da Universidade do Porto (CAUP) opens a call for one Research Fellowship to work in solar and stellar physics including the exploitation of seismic space data. The position is offered with financial support provided by the project 'Exploitation of Space Data for Innovative Helio- and Asteroseismology (SPACEINN)' with financial support provided by European Commission. The researcher will be integrated in the team "Origin and Evolution of Stars and Planets".

The position is to be started by the 1st of October 2013, for one year with the possibility of renewal depending on performance and the funds available from the project.

The successful candidate is expected to pursue research in the study of effects due to model uncertainties on the frequencies of solar-type stars. Specific task may focus on near-surface effects or the impact by mixing due to overshoot at the edge of convective regions. Other topics associated with CAUP contribution to SPACEINN may also be considered. Previous expertise in stellar physics, seismic interpretation of stellar data and stellar modeling is welcomed. The fellow will also be involved in other activities and deliverables of SPACEIIN to be implemented by CAUP, namely within Work-Package 6.

The fellowship has a yearly income of 8 940€ (tax free) for students with an undergraduate degree or 11 760€ (tax free) for students with a masters degree.

The application, to be submitted by email as a pdf file, should include the following:
  • Cover letter/e-mail with a brief description of the candidate's experience and motivation;
  • Short Curriculum Vitae (up to 4 pages) including a list of previous research experience, description of relevant competencies/experience and possible relevant scientific publications (up to 1 additional page);
  • Name and contact details (position, email, address) of two referees, available to provide information about the candidate (to be contacted if considered necessary).

Selection Criteria
The applicant must have completed an undergraduate degree in astronomy or a related field (physics, mathematics, etc). Only applications from candidates having an adequate background in Astronomy, Physics, Geophysics, Mathematics, or other relevant domains, will be considered. A short-list of candidates will be defined in the first stage of the evaluation based on the application submitted by email. The short-listed applicants will be required to attend an interview at CAUP for the second stage of the evaluation. If necessary the interview will be done by video- or tele-conference. The contracts will be offered according to the ordering proposed by the selection committee.
For inquires and submission of applications please contact Mário J. P. F. G. Monteiro.

The deadline for application is the 30th of June 2013.

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

Selection Committee
Mário J. P. F. G. Monteiro (Chair)
Nuno C. Santos
Pedro P. Avelino

Publication date
21st of May 2013

The period for application submission has ended for this opportunity.