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Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto
Postdoctoral and Advanced Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Centro de Astrofisica da Universidade do Porto (CAUP) invites applications for postdoctoral (PD) and advanced postdoctoral (APD) positions in the field of Stellar Structure and Evolution.

The financial support is provided by the EUROPEAN NETWORK IN HELIO AND ASTEROSEISMOLOGY, with funds from the European Commission (FP6-2004-Infrastructures-5-026138) and national funds from FCT (from POCI with a participation from FEDER: POCI/010.6/B094/2005). The positions are for one year, renewable up to two or three years. The annual allowance will be 17 940 euros (PD) or 24 720 euros (APD), after taxes. Benefits (social contribution and insurance) are also provided.

CAUP is a young and active research institute situated at the main campus of the University of Porto. It is the largest astrophysics institute in the country and the only one ranked excellent in this area by the national science foundation evaluation. The current staff includes 21 researchers and about 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 opportunity to involve students in her/his research.

The activities on Stellar Structure and Evolution 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. It also covers the modelling of stellar evolution and the observational characterisation of stars across the HR diagramme. Both theoretical and observational work is carried out by the group. The postdoc will be actively involved in 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 scientific exploitation of the CoRoT mission (CNES/France - launched in 2006) and other ground-based observational programmes for the seismic and spectroscopic characterisation of solar-type stars.

Applicants should forward (preferably, by email):
  (1) the curriculum vitae,
  (2) a description of the proposed research plan,
  (3) the name, address and email of three referees.

Applications will be received from the 13th to the 27th of February 2007 and the contracts will start as soon as possible. The inquiries on the applications and on the details of the grants, 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 (mjm _@_
  Centro de Astrofisica da Universidade do Porto (
  Rua das Estrelas, P-4150-762 Porto, PORTUGAL
  Tel: +351-226 089 830, Fax: +351-226 089 831

Selection Committee
Jorge Filipe S. Gameiro
Jorge Paulo Mauricio de Carvalho
Maria Teresa V. T. Lago
Mario Joao P. F. G. Monteiro (Chairman)

Meetings: 2007-03-05


  • 1 APD position filled
  • 1 PD position filled
The period for application submission has ended for this opportunity.