Arcetri Fellowship 2021

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Archive Date: 
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri
Street Line 1: 
Largo E. Fermi, 5
Job Announcement Text: 

The Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, part of the Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF), in Firenze, Italy, invites applications for the Arcetri Fellowship 2021.

Research at  INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (INAF-OAA) spans most areas of astrophysics and covers theoretical, observational and instrumentation efforts. Research areas include astrobiology and laboratory astrophysics; exoplanets; solar system; stellar populations and Galactic archaeology; star and planet formation; astrochemistry; high-energy and particle astrophysics; extragalactic astronomy, galaxy evolution and cosmology; instrumentation in adaptive optics, optical and infrared spectrographs, radio astronomy, space missions; optical turbulence (learn more about research in Arcetri under "Research").

The fellow is expected to pursue an independent research program in any of the above areas.                                                         

Location: INAF-OAA offers a vibrant and scientifically stimulating environment, with more than 70 permanent research staff members and about 30 post-docs and PhD students. Researchers at INAF-OAA are involved with key roles in many of the major international scientific and technological projects, surveys and GTO programs from the ground and from space.

INAF-OAA is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

Requirements: A PhD in  Astronomy or in Physics or in Chemistry or in Engineering  is required by the application deadline.

Start date and duration: It is flexible, with a targeted start in October 2021, but no later than December 31, 2021. The position is tenable for two years. Renewal for a third year is possible depending on performance and availability of funds.

Salary: The gross salary will be of 32,000 €/year. Research and travel funds will be also available. Employment conditions include social benefits granted according to applicable Italian regulations for public sector employment.

Applications must consist of:

  • An application form  dated and signed by the applicant;
  • A CV, dated and signed by the applicant;
  • A list of publications;
  • A brief statement that describes current and future research plans, in which synergies with the areas of active research at INAF-OAA are highlighted, should the fellowship be awarded. The research statement should not exceed 3 pages (text, figures and references included) with a font size no smaller than 12pt Times New Roman (or equivalent);
  • Two letters of reference, dated and signed, to be submitted to, reporting in the subject the indication of the related procedure: DD 22/2021 and the name of the candidate.
  • A copy of a valid identity document (ID card for EU-citizens or passport for non-EU citizens)

All material shall be submitted in English.

The application must be submitted electronically to the following address:

The application must report on the email subject "Application for Postdoc position DD n. 22/2021".

Applicants from outside the EU: Successful applicants who are not citizens of a member country of the European Union must keep in mind that, prior to signing the contract, they must obtain a research visa to enter Italy that can take few months depending on the country of origin of the fellow.

The deadline for applications and for sending the letters of reference is March 22 2021, 1 pm (CET).

The complete call is available here.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, March 22, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Dr. Serena Donati
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Dr. Sofia Randich