Research Fellowship In The Field Of Extragalactic Astronomy (Ref: Ia2021-20-Bi-D)

Universities and Institutes of Portugal

Portugal

September 23, 2021

Description

  • Organisation/Company: Centro de Astrofisica da Universidade do Porto
  • Research Field: Astronomy › Astrophysics
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 23/09/2021 23:00 - Europe/London
  • Location: Portugal › PORTO
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Offer Starting Date: 01/10/2021
  • The Centro de Investigação em Astronomia/Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto (CAUP) opens a call for one research fellowship in the field of galaxy formation and evolution at the Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA).

    The Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA) is the most prominent research unit in the field of Astrophysics in Portugal, integrating researchers from the Universities of Porto, Lisbon and Coimbra, and is responsible for a major fraction of the national productivity in international ISI journals in this area. The research and development effort at the IA include most of the topics at the forefront of research in Astrophysics and Space Sciences, complemented by work on instrumentation and systems with potential use in Astronomy and Astrophysics.

    The position is opened in the context of research activities conducted by the IA Group "The assembly history of galaxies resolved in space and time", financed by national funds by FCT/MCTES (PIDDAC) under the project UIDB/04434/2020.

    Benefits

    - Legislation framework:

    The fellowship contract will comply with Lei nº 123/2019 de 28 de Agosto - ''Estatuto do Bolseiro de Investigação'' in force https: // www. fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/estatutobolseiro and Regulamento nº 950/2019 de 16 de Dezembro de 2019 - ''Regulamento de Bolsas e Investigação da Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia'' in force https: // www. fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/regulamento.phtml.pt, and CAUP Fellowship Regulation (available at www. astro.up.pt/documentos/CAUP- RegulamentoBolsas.pdf).

    The fellowship holders' functions are carried out under a scheme of exclusive dedication, in accordance with the terms established in the Research Fellowship Holder's Statute (Estatuto do Bolseiro de Investigação). For more information, see in particular article 5 - Performing Duties https: // www. fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/estatutobolseiro.

    - Monthly allowance:

    According to the FCT table values https:// www. fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores, the monthly allowance will be €1.104,64 (tax free) and will be paid monthly by bank transfer.

    The fellowship holders will have a personal accident insurance, and can ensure the right to social security through adherence to the voluntary social insurance scheme, if not covered by any other social protection scheme, pursuant to Código dos Regimes Contributivos do Sistema Previdencial de Segurança Social.

    Funds for traveling (conferences, collaborations, observing missions) are also available.

    Selection process

    - Selection criteria and evaluation:

    The curricular evaluation of the candidates will be done based on:

    a.) (10%) Cover letter with a brief description of the candidate's experience and motivation;

    b.) (50%) CV, considering the degree and the previous academic training, including outcomes and contents of completed curricular units and the relevance of that training for the topic;

    c.) (40%) Relevance and adequacy of previous research experience to the work plan.

    An ordered list of candidates will be defined by the selection committee based on the submitted documents and the criteria mentioned above. If judged necessary, reference letters may also be asked to the aforementioned referees and will be taken into account in the evaluation process.

    - Selection Committee:

    Andrew Humphrey (Chair)

    Israel Matute

    Polychronis Papaderos

    Cirino Pappalardo (alternate)

    Web site for additional job details

    https:// www. iastro.pt/ia/jobDetails.html?ID=175

    Offer Requirements
  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
  • Astronomy: Master Degree or equivalent

    Skills/Qualifications

    - Requirements for admission:

    The applicant must have completed a MSc degree in Astronomy or a related discipline, and be enrolled in the PhD Program of a University in Portugal at the time of the start of the fellowship. Only applications from candidates having an adequate background in Astronomy, Physics, Mathematics, or other relevant domains, will be considered.

    Additionally, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

    – Significant programming experience in a scientific or data-science area;

    – Knowledge of the Python language, including packages such as Numpy, Pandas, and Scikit-Learn;

    – Experience of working with broad band photometry.

    - Additional optional skills and qualifications:

    Experience in the analysis of optical or near-IR spectra is considered beneficial for the position and will count positively in the evaluation.

    Specific Requirements

    - Requirements for admission:

    The applicant must have completed a MSc degree in Astronomy or a related discipline, and be enrolled in the PhD Program of a University in Portugal at the time of the start of the fellowship. Only applications from candidates having an adequate background in Astronomy, Physics, Mathematics, or other relevant domains, will be considered.

    Additionally, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

    – Significant programming experience in a scientific or data-science area;

    – Knowledge of the Python language, including packages such as Numpy, Pandas, and Scikit-Learn;

    – Experience of working with broad band photometry.

    - Additional optional skills and qualifications:

    Experience in the analysis of optical or near-IR spectra is considered beneficial for the position and will count positively in the evaluation.

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: Centro de Astrofisica da Universidade do Porto
  • Department: Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA)
  • Organisation Type: Private with public mission
  • Website: https:// www. astro.up.pt
  • E-Mail: elsa.silva@astro.up.pt
  • Country: Portugal
  • City: PORTO
  • Postal Code: 4150-762
  • Street: Rua das Estrelas
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