Applications are invited for one postdoctoral position in the field of star and brown dwarf formation. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Koraljka Muzic and the SONYC collaboration on an observational study of young brown dwarfs using data from VLT, VISTA, Gemini, Gaia, and JWST. SONYC (Substellar Objects in Nearby Young Clusters) is an international long-term project to investigate young brown dwarfs down to masses comparable to giant planets.
Candidates should hold a doctoral degree in Astronomy/Astrophysics or a related scientific area*, and have research experience in areas of star formation, search and characterization of low-mass stars, brown dwarfs or exoplanets, young stellar cluster studies, or a related area. Experience in writing telescope time proposals, performing astronomical observations and/or data reduction and analysis will be an asset. Funding for computing and travel will be provided. The position should start before April 1st 2019, and has a duration of 30 months.
Candidates should send their CV, list of publications, statement of research interests and experience (max 3 pages) to Koraljka Muzic (firstname.lastname@example.org). Two letters of recommendation should be sent directly from the referees to the same e-mail address. Expressions of interest and inquiries prior to the deadline are welcome.
* Candidates holding a doctoral degree obtained in countries other than Portugal need to be recognized as holders of a doctoral degree, with all inherent entitlements. Equivalence, recognition and registration of the doctoral degree should be obtained before signing the contract. Dr. K. Muzic will assist the successful candidate in fulfilling this procedure. Given its typical duration, and the timeline of the project, we encourage applications from the candidates holding a doctoral degree from one of the countries on this list.