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Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto
Advanced Postdoctoral Researcher Fellowship

Ref: CAUP2012-03UnI-BDCC

The Centro de Astrofisica da Universidade do Porto (CAUP) opens a call for 1 advanced postdoc position. The position is offered in the context of the Starting Grant "EXtra-solar planets and stellar astrophysics: towards the detection of Other Earths" funded by the European Community/European Research Council under the FP7 Ideas programme.

The position is to be started preferentially by the 1st of October 2012, and no later than the 1st of January 2013. The position has a maximum duration of 2-years and cannot be extended after the 30th of September 2014.

The successful candidates are expected to pursue research in the following fields:
  • Extra-solar planet searches using radial-velocity and/or transit techniques
  • Astrophysical limitations to the detection of Earth like planets
  • Spectroscopic analysis of stars with planetary systems
  • Other relevant topics in the field of extra-solar planet research

According to the rules of the National Science Foundation FCT, the yearly income is 24 720 euro (tax free).

The successful candidate will be integrated in the team on "Origin and Evolution of Stars and Planets" at CAUP.

The application, to be submitted by email, should include the following:
  • Cover letter/e-mail with a brief description of the candidate's experience and motivation (up to 3 pages);
  • Curriculum Vitae (up to 4 pages);
  • A complete list of scientific publications;
  • Name and contact details (position, email, address) of two referees, available to provide information about the candidate.

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 may be required to attend an interview at CAUP for the second stage of the evaluation. If necessary the interview will be done by teleconference. The contracts will then be offered according to the ordering proposed by the selection committee.

For inquires and submission of applications please contact Dr. Nuno C. Santos.

The deadline for application is the 31st of May 2012.
The positions will be granted only if suitable candidates are found.

Selection Committee
Nuno C. Santos
Pedro Figueira
Mário J. P. F. G. Monteiro

Publication Date
15th March 2012

The period for application submission has ended for this opportunity.