Project: EXtra-solar planets and stellar astrophysics: towards the detections of Others EarthsThe Centro de Astrofisica da Universidade do Porto (CAUP) opens a call for:
The positions are 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 positions are to be started at the 1st of November 2012 at the latest. The successful candidates are expected to pursue research in the following fields:
According to the rules of the National Science Foundation FCT, the yearly incomes of the different fellowships are the following (tax free): 11 760 euros for PhD-level students, and 8 940 euros for Master level students.
The successful students will be integrated in the team on "Origin and Evolution of Stars and Planets" at CAUP.Application:
Only applications from candidates having an adequate background in Astronomy, Physics, Mathematics, or other relevant domains, will be considered. The Master fellowships are only valid if the student is officially accepted in a Masters degree course (dissertation year).
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 likely 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 10th of June 2012.
The positions will be granted only if suitable candidates are found.
Nuno C. Santos
15th March 2012