Ph.D. Scholarship and Research Assistant Scholarships
The Centro de Astrofisica da Universidade do Porto(CAUP) opens a call for
The positions are offered in the context of the Starting Grant "EXtra-solar planets and stellar astrophysics: towards the detection of Other Earths" funded by the European Community/European Research Council under the FP7 Ideas programme.
The PhD and MSc level positions are to be started on the 1st of October 2011 at the latest.
According to the rules of the National Science Foundation FCT, the approximate yearly incomes of the different fellowships are the following (tax free): 12 000 euros for PhD-level students, and 9 000 euros for Master level students.
The successful students will be integrated in the team on "Origin and Evolution of Stars and Planets" at CAUP.
Only applications from candidates having an adequate background in Astronomy, Physics, Mathematics, or other relevant domains, will be considered. The fellowships are only valid if the student is officially accepted in the Masters (dissertation year) or Doctoral Program in Astronomy at the University of Porto.
A short-list of candidates will be defined in the first stage of the evaluation based on the application submitted by email. 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. The contracts will then be offered according to the ordering proposed by the selection committee.
For inquires and submission of applications please contact Dr. Nuno C. Santos
The deadline for application is the 22th of June 2011.
The positions will be granted only if suitable candidates are found.