The Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto (CAUP) invites applications for one research fellowship ("Bolsa de Investigação") to hire a mechanical engineer.
The candidate is expected to be involved in the development of astronomical instrumentation projects for ESO and ESA, including ESO’s ESPRESSO and MOONS spectrographs, PLATO (ESA) mission, as well as future instrumentation for the E-ELT (ESO).
The successful candidate should preferably start on (or before) the 1st of September and she/he is expected to have the following background:
The fellowship contract will comply with the 'Regulamento de Bolsas de Investigação da Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I. P. - 2013' and 'Estatuto do Bolseiro de Investigação'. According to the rules of the FCT, the monthly allowance will be 980€ (with a Master degree) or 745€ (for candidates with a “licenciatura” only). All values are tax free. Social security will also be included as per regulation. The contract will initially be offered for a period of 12 months, with the possibility of extension for an extra 12 months upon satisfactory progress and institutional needs.
The evaluation of the candidates will be based on the following criteria:
For inquires please contact Sérgio A. G. Sousa.
Applications will be accepted from the 19th of May until the 30th of June 2014.
The position will be granted only if suitable candidates are found.