One postdoctoral contract SUNSPOT WAVES 2024 (PS-2024-015)

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias
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In-Person Location(s)

La Laguna Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Job Description

The IAC (Tenerife) announces ONE postdoctoral contract to work on the project linked to the line of research “Solar and Stellar Magnetism: observational study of waves and shocks in sunspots”. The contract is funded by the project “Sunspot OsciLations: Energetics and Seismology” (CNS2023-145233), led by Dr. Tobías Felipe.

Research topics at the IAC include most areas of astrophysics: Solar Physics (FS), Exoplanetary System and Solar System (SEYSS), Stellar and Interstellar Physics (FEEI), The Milky Way and The Local Group (MWLG), Formation and Evolution of Galaxies (FYEG), and Cosmology and Astroparticles (CYA-CTA). All of these are supported by an ambitious instrumentation programme. In 2020, the IAC was granted by the Spanish Government the status of Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence, a prestigious recognition awarded for the third time to the IAC as a leading research institute in Spain. Further information about the IAC's research programme, its Observatories and the 10.4m GTC is available at the IAC's web page:

Tasks: The successful candidate will pursue research in one or several of the following fields:

  • Analysis of spectropolarimetric high-resolution observations from ground-based telescopes (GREGOR, SST) and/or SUNRISE III.
  • Study of oscillations in magnetized atmospheres.
  • Developing and application of a seismic method to probe sunspot chromospheres.

Particular attention will be given to applicants with experience in the field of solar spectropolarimetry.

Requirements: The candidates must have an excellent research record, commensurate with the duration of their research career. They must be in possession of a Ph.D. degree in Astrophysics or Physics by the application deadline. Candidates who have not received their doctorate before the deadline will not be admitted to the selection process. Applicants who prepared their thesis at the IAC have to present accreditations of complementary training at other research centers (this period should be either 1 continuous year or 18 accumulated months) by the application deadline. The IAC is an equal-opportunity employer. We encourage, in particular, applications by women and by members of minorities.

Compensation and Benefits

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Remuneration: The gross annual salary will be 38,371 Euros, with deductions of up to 20% for income tax (IRPF) and social security (dependent on the candidate's personal situation). The contract provides social security cover for spouse or de facto partner and children.

Extra financial support to start the contract: The present job offer includes financial support related to the incorporation of the selected candidate at the IAC. You may apply for up to 2500€ to cover any necessary - and duly documented - relocation costs when you take up your post at any IAC workplace. These costs must fall under the following categories and must have been incurred within a period of 14 days prior to the date of the commencement of your contract:

  1. Plane or boat ticket from your former place residence to Tenerife (arranged by the IAC). The price of the ticket will be at the cheapest rate.
  2. Accommodation costs for the two weeks (13 nights) also arranged by the IAC
  3. A per diem of 37.40€ x 14 days).

No other expenses (bus, train, taxi, etc.) shall be reimbursed. This grant is considered as taxable income and the corresponding taxes (IRPF*), payable by physical persons, will be retained.

Application Details

Application Instructions
Presentation of applications: Applications must be sent electronically via the web-based application system before the deadline set out in this advertisement. Alternatively, you may follow the instructions given in the corresponding official advertisement on our website.

The following documentation must be sent:

Online application including the name and position code (PS-2024-015)
Copy of a valid passport or national identity card
Cover Letter
CV, containing a list of publications (NO amendment allowed)
Report on research activity and justification of suitability for the job -not exceeding 2 pages- (NO amendment allowed).
Copy of your degree or corresponding stamped certificate, issued on behalf of the University where you have obtained the degree (in Spanish or English) (NO amendment allowed)
Certificate of training in other centers (only for applicants that have completed their doctorate at the IAC).

You should also include the names and email addresses of two or three scientists familiar with your work.

Applications submitted after the deadline will be automatically rejected, as will those unaccompanied by a Curriculum Vitae, Research Activity Report, copy of the Degree or the Scientific Project to be developed (in the case of PD Genérico calls), documents that cannot be corrected or added to after submission. Applications not accompanied by these documents will therefore definitely be excluded from the selection process.

If any other required documents are omitted, they will have to be submitted within a period of five working days after publication of the provisional list of admitted and excluded candidates.
Publication Start Date
2024 Apr 11
Application Deadline
2024 May 15
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Dr. Tobías Felipe