Postdoctoral and Advanced Postdoctoral FellowshipsThe Centro de Astrofisica da Universidade do Porto (CAUP) invites applications for postdoctoral (PD) and advanced postdoctoral (APD - more than 4 years experience as a postdoc) positions in the field of Helio and Astero-Seismology.
The financial support is provided by the European Network in Helio and Asteroseismology (HELAS) (2006-2009) and national funds from POCI (with a participation from FEDER). The positions are for one year, with an extension of up to three years. The annual allowance will be 17940 euros (PD) or 24720-30720 euros (APD), after taxes. Benefits (health insurance or social contributions) are also provided.
CAUP is a young and active research institute situated at the main campus of the University of Porto. It is the top astrophysics institute in the country and the only ranked excellent in this area by the national science foundation evaluation. The current staff includes 19 researchers and over 40 postgraduate students (Ph.D. students and two Master Programs). As a CAUP member the postdoc will have access to all facilities, including also travel money and the oportunity to involve students in her/his research.
The activities on Helio and Astero-seismology at CAUP cover the seismic study of solar-type and moderate-mass stars, from the pre-main sequence up to more advanced stages of evolution. Both theoretical and observational work is carried out by the group. The postdoc will be actively involved in the coordenation of the HELAS activities (up to 50% of the time) on solar and stellar modelling and outreach. She/he is also expected to be involved on the preparation and scientific exploitation of the CoRoT mission (CNES/France - with launch in 2006).
Applicants should forward (preferably, by email):
Applications will be received from 24th of March to the 14th of April 2006 and the contracts will start as soon as possible. The inquiries on the applications and on the details of the grants/contracts, as well as the application (a PDF file sent by email is the preferred option) should be directed to:
Dr. Mario Joao P. F. G. Monteiro (firstname.lastname@example.org)