The Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto (CAUP) invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship, lasting up to 4 months, in Extragalatic Astronomy. Priority is given to applicants whose PhD work and current research interests will provide a relevant contribution for the ongoing research activities at CAUP.
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 has been ranked excellent (top grade) by the national science foundation evaluation. The current staff includes 31 researchers (and also 15 Ph.D. students and several MSc students).
As a CAUP member the postdoctoral fellow will have access to all facilities. The funds come from Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (Projecto Estratégico UI3: PEst-C/FIS/UI0003/2011), with support from FEDER through COMPETE - POFC/QREN. The monthly allowance is defined by FCT regulations. As a member of CAUP the fellow may also apply for longer-term funding to extend the fellowship.Applicants should forward (preferably, by email)
Applications will be received from the 18th of July to the 1st of August 2011 and the contracts will start on the 1st of September. 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: