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|Post-doc position (4 years) on exoplanets in the Institute of Space Sciences, Barcelona (Spain)||Closing date: 2021-07-15
Contact: Daniele Viganò
|The exoplanets group in the Institute of Space Sciences (Institut de Ciències de l'Espai, ICE), Barcelona, Spain, www.ice.csic.es, invites applications for one post-doctoral position, to start between September and December 2021. The post-doc position will fit within the ERC Starting Grant IMAGINE, a new project aiming at considering the magnetic imprints on exoplanets from observational and theoretical perspectives.|
|The post-doc is expected to contribute, together with the PI Daniele Viganò, to theoretical studies in long-term thermal and magnetic properties of gas and rocky exoplanets, as well as linking observational constraints to theory. Partial dedication to other topics of research will of course be possible upon agreement. Besides the PI, the growing exoplanet group at ICE currently includes, among others, the astronomers Guillem Anglada-Escudé and Ignasi Ribas, and there are active collaborations at ICE with groups working on the related subjects like magnetic fields or stellar formation.
Applicants with a good track record in the field of internal structure, cooling and evolution of planets will be positively evaluated. The position is preferentially (but not exclusively) oriented to a senior profile (3 years or more of post-doctoral experience), in which case the co-supervision of one PhD student working on the same subject will be offered. Moreover, the successful candidate, if interested to stay longer, will be able to receive support by the institute in applying to national and European calls (Ramón y Cajal Fellowship, Marie-Curie Fellowships, ERC Grants?).
The expressions of interest for this position have to be sent to vigano (at) ice.csic.es , providing the following:
- CV (maximum 4 pages)
- Two reference providers (name, affiliation, relation with the candidate and e-mail), who will be contacted if the candidate is shortlisted
- Research statement (maximum 2 pages)
The 4 year contract will cover the costs of National Social Security with a gross salary in the range 37.000-42.000 Euros per year ("Doctor FC2" or "Doctor FC3" in the CSIC salary scheme), depending on the applicant's experience. Budget for material and attendance to conferences and visits will be granted by the project. Given the current situation, substantial remote working and high flexibility will be allowed until at least end of 2021, if requested. Once selected, the ICE administration will assist the candidate, within their possibilities, with the required bureaucratic steps, like title equivalence, work permit and visa application, if applicable.
The expressions of interest will be reviewed after July, 15th 2021. However, later applications may also be considered if the position remains open. Inquiries can be sent to the above e-mail.
About the institution:
Currently, ICE counts over 20 faculty members, about 20 engineers, about 20 post-doc fellows and a dozen of PhD students. The areas of research vary, from engineering applied to several space missions to fundamental physics, from high-energy astronomy to theoretical astrophysics. ICE pertains to the "Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas" (CSIC, the Spanish National Research Council). CSIC is the largest public institution dedicated to research in Spain and the third largest in Europe. ICE is also part of the Catalan Institute of Space Studies (Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya). Our institute is committed to building a culturally diverse community of researchers, dedicated to contributing to an inclusive environment.
ICE is located in the campus of the Autonomous University of Barcelona in Bellaterra, just outside Barcelona. The campus is well served by public transportation (railways and buses), and a variety of temporary and long-term accommodation options can be found both in Barcelona city and in the smaller towns close to the campus.
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