PhD-fellowships in the field of extra-solar planets
The Centro de Astrofisica da Universidade do Porto (CAUP) opens a call for up to 3 PhD-fellowships in the field of extra-solar planet research.
The positions, with a duration of 1 year, are to be started from the 1st of October 2014. The extension of the fellowship depends on the available funds and satisfactory progress of the student.
The fellowships have a yearly income of 11 760 euros, tax free. Funds for traveling (conferences, collaborations, observing missions) are also available. University fees will also be covered if the candidate is willing to register as PhD student in the University of Porto.The successful candidates are expected to pursue research on topics such as:
The successful students will be integrated in the team on "Origin and Evolution of Stars and Planets" at CAUP.Application
The application, to be submitted by email, should include the following:
Only applications from candidates having an adequate background in Astronomy, Physics, Mathematics, or other relevant domains, will be considered. Preference will be given to students willing to enroll on a PhD program.
A short-list of candidates will be defined in the first stage of the evaluation based on the application submitted. The short-listed applicants will likely be required to attend an interview at CAUP for the second stage of the evaluation. If necessary the interview will be done by teleconference. Following the second stage the contracts will be offered according to the ordering proposed by the selection committee.
For inquires please contact Dr. Nuno C. Santos.
The deadline for application is the 15th of July 2014.
The positions will be granted only if suitable candidates are found.