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|TWO POSTDOCTORAL CONTRACTS SO SOLAR PHYSICS 2017||Closing date: 2017-04-15
Contact: Secretariat of the Research Division
|The IAC (Tenerife, Spain) invites applications for TWO postdoctoral contracts to work on topics within the research line ?Solar Physics?. This contract is financed by the "SEVERO OCHOA PROGRAM" (SEV-2015-0548), supported by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. It follows the selection of the IAC as a Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence by the Spanish Government in 2015, a recognition awarded for the second time to the IAC as a leading research institute in Spain.
|Research topics at the IAC include most areas of astrophysics: solar physics, planetary systems, stellar and interstellar physics, galactic formation and evolution, and cosmology and astroparticles. These research lines are supported by an ambitious instrumentation program. Further information about the IAC's research programme, its Observatories and the 10.4m GTC is available at the IAC's web page (http://www.iac.es/).
Duties: The selected candidate will carry out research on, at least, one of the following topics:
? Observational and/or theoretical research on the physical processes and plasma structures of the interior and atmosphere of the Sun.
? Development and/or application of techniques for research in solar physics. They can be analytical, numerical or based on observations with ground-based and space telescopes.
? Spectropolarimetry, Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics, Atomic Physics and Radiative Transfer, or Helioseismology, in all cases applied to research problems in Solar Physics.
Prior knowledge: Experience in, at least, one of the following research aspects:
? Theoretical research and/or numerical modelling.
? Research that combines theoretical and observational aspects, including the development and application of plasma diagnostic techniques.
? Observational research and/or development of instrumentation.
Position requirements: The candidates must have a solid track record and hold promise to become a leading researcher in the field of solar physics in the coming years.
Qualification requirements: To be eligible for admission, applicants must have obtained a Ph.D. degree in Astrophysics or Physics, within the application deadline (April 15, 2017). A copy of the degree or corresponding stamped certificate (issued by the University where the degree was obtained), must be included. If the applicant has not completed the Ph.D. degree within the application deadline, will not be considered.
Training: Those candidates who have done their PhD research at the IAC must have undertaken a period of training at other research centres. This period must consist of either one continuous year or 18 accumulated months (including periods of training during their doctoral period).
Duration: The duration of the contract will be for a period of 2.5 years (30 months). The starting date is expected to be July 1, 2017.
Remuneration: The gross annual salary is 33,215 Euros, subject to up to 20% tax and Social Security deductions (depending on the personal situation of the candidate). Medical insurance under the Spanish National Health Service will be provided for the candidate and will also cover spouse or registered partner (de facto partner) and children (if relevant).
Relocation allowance: This call includes a relocation allowance comprising: the cost of the flight ticket (booked and issued by the IAC), temporary accommodation for up to two weeks (organised by the IAC) and per diem rate up to two weeks. The maximum IAC will reimburse is 2,000 Euros.
Non-UE citizens: Applicants who are not citizen of a country belonging to the European Union are invited to apply for this position, but, if selected, will be allowed to sign the contract with the IAC only after obtaining the compulsory documentation required to live and work in Spain.
How to apply: use the online application system, http://www.iac.es/jobs/research/, including the required information and documents. Alternatively, follow the instructions in the official announcement (only in Spanish).
The required documentation must be submitted using the online application system and received by the application deadline. The CV, publication list, statements of research interests and suitability for the position, copy of the Ph.D. degree, and copy the national identity or passport should be merged into a single PDF file.
Late applications or those that do not include the mandatory application form (Annex I), will not be considered. In case of incomplete applications, the applicant will have a period of five (5) days, starting from the day after publication of the provisional list of accepted and excluded candidates, to provide the missing documentation.
Contact: Questions about the position are encouraged and can be addressed to the Head of the Research Division (corinv @ iac.es) and to Javier Trujillo Bueno (jtb @ iac.es).
Additional information can be found in the official announcement (Spanish-only).
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