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| SIX PhD fellowships in Astrophysics at the IAC||Closing date: 2018-03-31
Contact: Secretariat of the Graduate StudentsDivision
|The IAC (Tenerife, Spain) invites applications for SIX PhD fellowships in Astrophysics:
1.- Astrophysics Research Fellowships (5 positions)
2.- Astrophysics Instrumentation Fellowships (1 position)
Candidates can only apply for one position (1.-arsinves2018 or 2.-arsinstrum2018).
The research topics pursued at the IAC include most areas of Astrophysics: Solar Physics, Planetary Systems, Stellar and Interstellar Physics, Galaxy Formation and Evolution, and Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics. These are supported by an ambitious instrumentation programme.
|The IAC has been selected as a ?Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence? in research by the Spanish Government. Further information about the IAC's research programme, its Observatories and the 10.4 m telescope GTC is available on the IAC's Web site (http://www.iac.es/).
The successful candidates will work at the IAC's headquarters in La Laguna, (Tenerife) in a stimulating research environment. They will be expected to join one of the IAC's research groups and work towards obtaining a PhD.
Qualifications: To be considered, applicants must have a degree in Physics or Mathematics for arsinves2018 or in Physics or Engineering for 2.-arsinstrum2018.
The degree must satisfy the admission requirements of the University of La Laguna (ULL) PhD Programme in astrophysics, in which the student must register. Applicants must have met these requirements by October 1, 2018. The ULL requirements are satisfied by applicants with an MSc, as well as by those students with an Undergraduate Degree who have already obtained at least 300 credits (ETCs) of which at least 60 credits should correspond to an MSc Degree (other ways to fulfil the ULL requirements are possible; see the ULL website for details).
The undergraduate or MSc degree required to register in the ULL PhD Programme must have been obtained on or since January 31, 2015.
Duration: The IAC will offer four year contracts that are yearly renewable following the recommendation of the Head of the Graduate Studies Division, on the basis of a positive evaluation of the student?s annual progress report and activity plan by the Graduate Students Division Board of the IAC.
Students obtaining their PhD within three years will not be renewed as PhD students for their fourth year. Instead, a one further year, Postdoctoral Training Period contract, will be offered to them. These contracts will have a significant salary increase and are intended to offer the new doctors a bridge between their studentships and the postdoctoral phase of their careers.
The successful PhD candidates will take up their position at IAC on October 1st, 2018.
? Each Pre-doctoral yearly contract (up to four years)..???????????.18.714,28 euros.
? One year Post-doctoral Training Period contract (in the event that the candidate has obtained their PhD before the beginning of the fourth year) ?..????????????.?24.267,38 euros.
Non-UE citizens: If you are citizen of a country not belonging to the European Union, you can apply for this position, but if selected, you will not be able to sign the contract with the IAC until you have obtained the compulsory documentation required to live and work in Spain (NIE card). First of all contact your nearest Spanish Consulate and find out what documentation you need to apply for a Visa. The IAC will do all that it can to assist you in the process of obtaining your residence permit so that you can take up your PhD studentship as soon as possible.
How to apply: To apply use our on-line application system, http://www.iac.es/ensenanza/solicitudes, including uploads and supporting documents and up to three Referee contact information. Alternatively, you can follow the instructions in the official job announcement (Spanish-only) at http://www.iac.es/info.php?op1=26&lang=en
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