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Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto
Postdoctoral Fellowship

Ref: CAUP2011-09UnI-BPD

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)
  • letter of motivation and proposed work plan (up to 3 pages),
  • curriculum vitae (include full list of publications),
  • name, address and email of two referees.

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:
Mário João P. F. G. Monteiro

Selection Committee
Mário J. P. F. G. Monteiro
Nuno C. Santos
Carlos J. A. P. Martins

Publication Date
14th of July, 2011

The period for application submission has ended for this opportunity.