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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 two research grants in the field of extra-solar planets, with financial support provided by FCT through the Project FCOMP-01-0124-FEDER-009290 & PTDC/CTE-AST/098528/2008.

The grants are open to holders of the Masters degree. The grants will have duration of 12 months and are to be started as soon as possible. The monthly allowance is defined by FCT regulations.

The successful candidates are expected to pursue research in the following fields:
  • Astrophysical limitations to the detection of Earth like planets (including stellar activity, oscillations, and granulation);
  • Spectroscopic analysis of stars with planetary systems (focusing on M-dwarfs and fast rotating FGK dwarfs);
  • Extra-solar planet searches (in particular using radial-velocity and transit techniques).

The researchers will be included in the team on "Origin and Evolution of Stars and Planets" at CAUP.

Evaluation will be based primarily on the applicant’s academic qualifications and research experience relevant to this project.

Applicants should send:
  • the curriculum vitae;

and should indicate when they will be able to start the grant. Applications will be accepted from the 14 to 30 June.

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

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

Selection Committee
Nuno Santos (chair)
Mario João Monteiro
Filipe Gameiro

Publication date
26th of May, 2010

The period for application submission has ended for this opportunity.