The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC, Tenerife, Spain) invites applications for ONE postdoctoral contract in Astrophysics to work within the framework of the project “Formation and Evolution of Massive Stars across the Milky Way and the Local Group” (AYA2012-39364-C02-01), financed by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness and led by Prof. Artemio Herrero Davó.
The IAC is a leading Center for Astrophysics in Spain, covering theoretical and observational research and instrumentation across most areas of Astrophysics. It has been selected as a “Severo Ochoa Center 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 will join the research currently underway in the group: multi-wavelength observations and analysis of massive stars in the Milky Way and nearby galaxies, comparison with evolutionary models, update of atmosphere models, velocity fields.
The candidate should hold a PhD in Astrophysics. High value will be given to experience in any of the following fields: observational astronomy, analysis of stellar spectra and pulsations, use of atmosphere or evolutionary models and knowledge of numerical and statistical techniques.
Remuneration: The gross annual salary is 32.886 €
Duration: Until the end of the 2015.
The application procedure is explained on the web site. All documents, including the recommendation letters, must be received before the application deadline: October 31, 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