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Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto
Postdoc fellowship in the field of extra-solar planets

Ref: CAUP2014-12UnI-BPD

The Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto (CAUP) opens a call for one postdoc fellowship in the field of extra-solar planet research.

The position, with a duration of 6 months, is to be started no later than the 1st of February 2015. The extension of the fellowship depends on the available funds and performance.

The successful candidate is expected to pursue research on topics such as:
  • The effects of stellar activity in planet search and characterization studies;
  • Development of data calibration for the CHEOPS mission.

The successful candidate will be integrated in the team on "Origin and Evolution of Stars and Planets" at CAUP.

According to the rules of the National Science Foundation FCT, the yearly income is 17940,00 euro (tax free).

The application, to be submitted by email, should include the following:
  • Cover letter/e-mail with a brief description of the candidate's experience and motivation;
  • Curriculum Vitae (up to 4 pages) including, if available, a complete list of scientific publications;
  • Name and contact details (position, email, address) of two referees, available to provide information about the candidate (to be contacted if considered necessary).

Selection Criteria
The applicant must have completed a PhD degree in astronomy or a related field (physics, mathematics, etc) in a topic relevant for the subject of this call. Only applications from candidates having an adequate experience will be considered.

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 19th of December 2014.

The position will be granted only if suitable candidates are found.

Selection Committee
Nuno C. Santos
Sérgio A. G. Sousa
Pedro P. Avelino

Publication date
5th December 2014

The period for application submission has ended for this opportunity.