Research Assistant Fellowship

The Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto (CAUP) invites applications for a research
assistant position in the field of Modelling of Stellar Pulsations.

The financial support is provided whitin the EUROPEAN NETWORK IN HELIO AND ASTEROSEISMOLOGY (2006-2009) with funds from the European Commission (FP6-2004-Infrastructures-5-026138) and national funds from Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (POCI with a participation from FEDER: POCI/010.6/B094/2005). The position is for six months. The monthly allowance will be 745 euros (researchers with a B.Sc. or a Licenciatura) or 980 euros (researchers with a Masters).

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 the only ranked excellent in this area by the national science foundation evaluation. The current staff includes 20 researchers and over 30 postgraduate students (Ph.D. students and two Master Programs). As a CAUP member the research assistant will have access to all facilities, including also travel money for participating in HELAS events and staff exchange.

The activities on Helio and Astero-seismology at CAUP cover the seismic study of solar-type and moderate-mass stars, from the pre- main sequence up to more advanced stages of evolution. Both theoretical and observational work is carried out by the group. The research assistant will be actively involved in the HELAS activities on testing techniques for the calculation of oscillation

Applicants should forward (preferably, by email):

(1) the curriculum vitae,
(2) the name, address and email of two referees.

Applications will be received from 4th to the 20th of April and the contracts will start as soon as possible. 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:

Dr. Mário João P. F. G. Monteiro (mjm _@_
Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto (
Rua das Estrelas, P-4150-762 Porto, PORTUGAL
Tel: +351-226 089 830, Fax: +351-226 089 831

Selection Committee
Jorge F. Gameiro
Margarida S. Cunha
Mario Joao P. F. G. Monteiro

The period for application submission has ended for this opportunity.