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|Post-doc position in low-frequency radio astronomy in the Institute of Space Sciences, Barcelona||Closing date: 2022-12-31
Contact: Daniele ViganÚ
|The Institute of Space Sciences in Barcelona invites applications for one post-doctoral position, to start in 2023 (flexible), regarding data analysis and observational campaigns of exoplanetary systems and cool brown dwarfs, using in particular GMRT, LOFAR and VLA.|
|The Institute of Space Sciences (Institut de CiŤncies de l'Espai, ICE - CSIC/IEEC), Barcelona, www.ice.csic.es, invites applications for one post-doctoral position, to start in 2023 (flexible), for a duration of about 2.5 years (also negotiable).
The successful candidate is expected to contribute to data analysis and observational campaigns regarding exoplanetary systems and cool brown dwarfs, using in particular GMRT, LOFAR and VLA. Such tasks will be carried out in close contact with one dedicated PhD student and, at a lesser extent, other members of the team. Partial dedication to other lines of research and collaborations will of course be possible.
The post-doc position will fit within the young IMAGINE group, whose project (funded by an ERC Starting Grant, https://www.ice.csic.es/erc-imagine/ ) aims at considering the magnetic imprints on exoplanets from observational and theoretical perspectives. We collaborate with several other groups at ICE, in particular the star formation group, led by J.M. Girart, and the exoplanet group led by Ignasi Ribas and Guillem Anglada-Escudť. We are also part of the international consortium CARMENES. Our group is also very active in outreach.
Applicants are expected to have experience in radio interferometry. The successful candidate, if interested to stay longer, will receive support and advise in applying to national and European calls (Ramon y Cajal, Marie-Curie Fellowships, ERC Grants...).
The expressions of interest for this position have to be sent to Daniele ViganÚ, vigano (at) ice.csic.es , providing the following:
- CV (maximum 3 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 3-years contract will cover the registration in the Spanish public healthcare system, with a gross yearly salary of about 39.000-49.000 Euros, depending on the previous experience. Budget for material, attendance to conferences and visits will be granted by the project. Once selected, the ICE administration will assist the candidate, within their possibilities, with the required bureaucratic steps, like title equivalence, visa application and permit of work, if applicable.
The expressions of interest will be reviewed after December, 31st 2022, but the position will remain open until filled. Inquiries can be sent to the above e-mail. Women and members of under-represented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.
About the institution:
Currently, ICE's staff is growing and counts 27 faculty members, 24 post-doc fellows, 28 PhD students and 33 engineers. The areas of research vary from design of instrumentation to fundamental physics, from radio astronomy to theoretical astrophysics... Besides hosting European and national funds and several prestigious fellows, ICE has been awarded with the funding from the national excellence seal Maria de Maetzu, which is implying a notable growth of job opportunities and collaborations for the next few years. ICE pertains to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones CientŪficas (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 consortium Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (Catalan Institute of Space Studies).
Our institute is committed to building a culturally diverse and safe 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. We will provide a practical guide for newcomers to help them integrating.
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