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Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto
Junior Researcher Fellowship

 The Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto (CAUP) accepts applications for a research grant in the field of Stellar Physics, with financial support provided by FCT through the Project PDCTE/CTE-AST/81711/2003. The grant will have a maximum duration of twelve months. The monthly allowance will be 745 euros (students with a B.Sc. or a Licenciatura) or 980 euros (students with a Masters).

The research activities to be developed will take place within the scientific goals of the Coordination Unit 8 (CU8) for the GAIA mission (ESA), more specifically on the topic of determination of stellar parameters.

Successful applicants will work under the supervision of a researcher from CAUP involved in the Portuguese Consortium for ESA-related Astronomy and in the project referred above. Part of the project may take place in Coimbra under the co supervision of another member of the same consortium.

Evaluation will be based primarily on the applicant’s academic qualifications and research experience. Computational skills will also be valued.

Applicants should send:
  • the curriculum vitae;
  • the name, address and email of two referees;

and should indicate when they will be able to start the grant.

Applications will be accepted from the 5th of June to the 22nd of June 2009.

The applications as well as any inquiries on the opportunity, work plan, and details of the grants should be directed to Dr. Margarida S. Cunha

Selection Committee:
Margarida S. Cunha (chair)
Mário J. P. F. G. Monteiro
J. M. M. B. Fernandes

The period for application submission has ended for this opportunity.