One Postdoctoral Contract ESTALLIDOS 8 2024 (PS-2024-030)

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One Postdoctoral Contract ESTALLIDOS 8 2024 (PS-2024-030)


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Offer DescriptionThe (Tenerife) announces ONE postdoctoral contract to work on the project linked to the line of research “Starbursts in Galaxies: Multifaced study of star formation in the Universe”. The contract is funded by the project “Multifaced study of star formation in the Universe (ESTALLIDOS 8)” (PID2022-136598NB-C31), led by Drs. Jorge Sánchez Almeida and Casiana Muñoz Tuñón.Research topics at the IAC include most areas of astrophysics: Solar Physics (FS), Exoplanetary System and Solar System (SEYSS), Stellar and Interstellar Physics (FEEI), The Milky Way and The Local Group (MWLG), Formation and Evolution of Galaxies (FYEG), and Cosmology and Astroparticles (CYA-CTA). All of these are supported by an ambitious instrumentation programme. In 2020, the IAC was granted by the Spanish Government the status of , a prestigious recognition awarded for the third time to the IAC as a leading research institute in Spain. Further information about the IAC’s research programme, its Observatories and the 10.4m GTC is available at the IAC’s web page:Tasks: The successful candidate will pursue research along the following lines:

  • Studying the gas feeding star formation at different redshifts
  • Connections with the underworld (black holes)
  • Star formation at different redshifts from multi-λ photometry
  • Quantifying SF feedback
  • Star formation feedback and the nature of dark matter

RequirementsResearch Field Astronomy » Astrophysics Education Level PhD or equivalentSkills/QualificationsParticular attention will be given to applicants with experience in the field of handling large archival data, and experience with the analysis of both spectroscopic and photometric data simultaneously.Specific RequirementsThe candidates must have an excellent research record, commensurate with the duration of their research career. They must be in possession of a Ph.D. degree in Astrophysics or Physics by the application deadline. Candidates who have not received their doctorate before the deadline will not be admitted to the selection process. Applicants who prepared their thesis at the IAC have to present accreditations of complementary training at other research centers (this period should be either 1 continuous year or 18 accumulated months) by the application deadline. The IAC is an equal-opportunity employer. We encourage, in particular, applications by women and by members of minorities.Languages ENGLISH Level GoodResearch Field Astronomy » AstrophysicsAdditional InformationBenefitsRemuneration: The gross annual salary will be 38.371 Euros, with deductions of up to 20% for income tax (IRPF) and social security (dependent on the candidate’s personal situation). The contract provides social security cover for spouse or de facto partner and children.Extra financial support to start the contract: The present job offer includes financial support related to the incorporation of the selected candidate at the IAC.You may apply for up to 2500€ to cover any necessary – and duly documented – relocation costs when you take up your post at any IAC workplace. These costs must fall under the following categories and must have been incurred within a period of 14 days prior to the date of the commencement of your contract: (1) Plane or boat ticket from your former place residence to Tenerife (arranged by the IAC). The price of the ticket will be at the cheapest rate. (2) Accommodation costs for the two weeks (13 nights) also arranged by the IAC. (3) A per diem of 37.40€ x 14 days.No other expenses (bus, train, taxi, etc.) shall be reimbursed. This grant is considered as taxable income and the corresponding taxes (IRPF*), payable by physical persons, will be retained.Selection processThe selection process consists of two phases: merit assessment and interview.1. First phase: merit assessment. The Selection Panel will verify and rate the merits documented by the applicants. The maximum score that can be awarded in this phase is 80 points, calculated as the sum of the scores obtained in each of the following two sections.a) CV (maximum score: 60 points). Main criteria will be:

  • Scientific and technical contributions to the field of research, especially those listed in the Science Citation Index, in relation to the duration of the candidate’s scientific career. Of special importance are the first-authored papers by the candidate.
  • Appointments and stays (at the PhD or postdoctoral level) in prestigious research institutions.
  • Conference contributions, especially those leading to publications.
  • Other indicators of research activity and motivation (like invitations to lectures, organization of meetings, and teaching at University level).
  • Any periods of inactivity for medical reasons, maternity/paternity leaves, elderly care, or due to training or professional experience in other fields will be taken into account.

b) Adequacy to the objectives of the contract (maximum score 20 points)Adequacy of the candidate’s training and experience to this contract. In particular: experience in any of the research topics mentioned under ‘tasks’ above.Form of accreditation for both sections: A report of the candidate’s technical and research activity, accompanied by documentation accrediting the activities mentioned.2) Second phase: interview. (maximum score 20 points)

  • Candidates who have obtained at least 50 points in the first phase will be invited to an interview. The interview may be given in either Spanish or English (as chosen by the candidate) and take place using internet communication software (Zoom) that allows voice and image transmission.
  • During the interview, the candidate will present, for a maximum of 10 minutes, his/her vision about the suitability of his/her professional profile to the position and the planned research activity if awarded the contract. The presentation may be followed by questions by the Selection Committee.

Of the maximum 20 points to be awarded:

  • Up to 10 points correspond to the suitability of the candidate’s profile to the position
  • Up to 10 points correspond to the candidate’s vision for their future research activity.

To pass the second phase a minimum score of 15 points will be necessary.To pass the selective process, a minimum of 65 points must be reached. If there is a draw in the score of two or more candidates, priorities will be set according to the Equality Plan of the IAC.Website for additional job detailsWork Location(s)Number of offers available 1 Company/Institute Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias Country Spain State/Province Tenerife City La Laguna GeofieldWhere to apply WebsiteContact State/ProvinceSanta Cruz de Tenerife CitySan Cristóbal de La Laguna WebsiteStreetVIA LÁCTEA STREET Postal CodeE-38200 E-Mail[email protected]STATUS: EXPIRED

Expected salary

€38371 per year


San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Islas Canarias

Job date

Wed, 08 May 2024 02:27:35 GMT

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