Postdoc on Stellar Activity

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Publish Date: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Archive Date: 
Saturday, June 29, 2019
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP)
Department Name: 
Departamento de Astronomia IAG/USP
City: 
Sao Paulo
State/Province: 
SP
Country: 
Brazil
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for one FAPESP postdoctoral fellowship on stellar activity, in the research group of Prof. Jorge Melendez, at the Astronomy Department of the Univ. Sao Paulo (USP), in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The postdoctoral scholar will study the effects of stellar magnetic activity, using spectroscopic indexes such as the H and K lines, under the supervision of Prof. Jorge Melendez (http://www.astro.iag.usp.br/~jorge/). The successful applicant could use data from different facilities such as HARPS/ESO, ESPRESSO/ESO and HIRES/Keck, and also gather data using new Brazilian facilities such as the STELES spectrograph at the 4m SOAR telescope (more details on the FAPESP project approved for the position at http://www.astro.iag.usp.br/~jorge/postdoc2019_01_spectroscopy.pdf).

Candidates must have previous experience on stellar activity, and should hold a PhD granted between 2013/9 - 2019/8. The fellow can pursue an independent research program for up to half of his/her time. The position is funded by FAPESP for three years (2 years + 1 year contingent on performance). The starting date is between August to November 2019. Monthly salary (tax free) is R$7373 (about US$1800). The postdoc research/travel budget is R$13271 per year. Airfare + R$7373 (to help with relocation) will be paid for fellows from abroad.
In order to apply, please send by July 1st, 2019, the following documents to Prof. Jorge Melendez (jorge.melendez@iag.usp.br):

- A cover letter indicating preferred starting date

- Curriculum vitae with publication list

- Summary of achievements (previous and present research, up to 3 pages)

- Research plan (up to 3 pages)

- Applicants should also arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Prof. Jorge Melendez (jorge.melendez@iag.usp.br)

Application Deadline: 
Monday, July 1, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Jorge Melendez
Title: 
Professor
Institution/Company: 
Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas (IAG), USP
Department Name: 
Departamento de Astronomia IAG/USP
City: 
Sao Paulo
Country: 
Brazil
Email: 
jorge.melendez@iag.usp.br
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
FAPESP 2018/04055-8
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Jorge Melendez
Subject: 
Postdoc on stellar activity
Email: 
jorge.melendez@iag.usp.br