The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC, Tenerife, Spain) invites applications for ONE post-doctoral position in Astrophysics to work within the framework of the project AYA2010-21766-C03-02, financed by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, and whose Principal Investigator at the IAC is Dr. José Alberto Rubiño-Martín.
The IAC is one of the leading research centres in Spain, covering theoretical and observational research and instrumentation across most areas of Astrophysics. It has been selected as a “Severo Ochoa Centers of Excellence” in research by the Spanish Government. The successful candidate will have access to all telescopic and supercomputing facilities in the Canary Islands, including the 10.4m GTC. Ample travel funding is available.
The candidate should be a doctor in astrophysics with a solid background in observational astronomy, data processing of optical/IR images, and the observational study of galaxy clusters.
The tasks for this position are related to the optical follow-up of new galaxy clusters discovered by the PLANCK satellite, and the scientific preparation of the EUCLID mission. The main duties are to conduct the observations, the data processing and data analysis of optical/IR images and spectroscopy for the study of the new galaxy clusters; to develop specific tools for the identification of new galaxy clusters in optical/IR images; and to participate in one of the Science working groups of the space mission Euclid.
Remuneration: The gross annual salary is 34.405,18 €
Duration: Until the end of the 2013.
The application procedure is explained on the web site. All documents, including the recommendation letters, must be received before the application deadline: March 31st 2013.
Details of the selection process, including the list of applicants, will be published on the web; successful candidates will also be informed by e-mail.