Six PhD Fellowships 2021 for Non-UE Students at IAC, Spain

Publish Date: Jun 20, 2021

Deadline: Jun 15, 2021

Six PhD Fellowships at IAC

(Ref. PS-2021-042)

The IAC (Tenerife, Spain) invites applications for SIX PhD fellowships in Astrophysics.

1.- Astrophysical Research (5 contracts)

2.- Astrophysical Instrumentation (1 contract)

Candidates can only apply to one of the specialities (1 or 2). In case the speciality 2 didn’t reach a final selected candidate, there will be six contracts for speciality 1

The research topics pursued at the IAC include most areas of Astrophysics: Solar Physics, Planetary Systems, Stellar and Interstellar Physics, Galaxy Formation and Evolution, Milky Way and Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics. These are supported by an ambitious instrumentation programme.  The IAC has been selected as a Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence” in research by the Spanish Government. Further information about the IAC's research programme, its Observatories and the 10.4 m telescope GTC is available on the IAC's Web site.

The successful candidates will work at the IAC's headquarters in La Laguna, (Tenerife) in a stimulating research environment. They will be expected to join one of the IAC's research groups and work towards obtaining a PhD.

Included in this call is an incorporation aid that only the selected person will be able to enjoy and which comprises the following concepts: plane ticket (processed by the IAC) and two-week stay module (processed by the IAC), not being able to exceed the amount of 2.500 Euros.

Qualifications: To be considered, applicants must have a degree in Physics or Mathematics dor speciality 1 and Physics or Engineering for speciality 2.

The degree must satisfy the admission requirements of the University of La Laguna (ULL) PhD Programme in astrophysics, in which the student must register. The ULL requirements are satisfied by applicants with an MSc, as well as by those students with an Undergraduate Degree who have already obtained at least 300 credits (ETCs) of which at least 60 credits should correspond to an MSc Degree (other ways to fulfil the ULL requirements are possible; see the ULL website for details).

The candidates must satisfy the admission requirements by the deadline of this call.

The score of the degree must be 7,0 (on a scale of 1 to 10) or higher for bachelor degrees and 7,5 for Master Degree.

The undergraduate or MSc degree required to register in the ULL PhD Programme must have been obtained on or since January 31, 2018.

Duration: The IAC will offer four year contracts that are yearly renewable following the recommendation of the Head of the Graduate Studies Division, on the basis of a positive evaluation of the student’s annual progress report and activity plan by the Graduate Students Division  Board of the IAC.

Students obtaining their PhD within three years will not be renewed as PhD students for their fourth year. Instead, a one further year, Postdoctoral Training Period contract, will be offered to them. These contracts will have a significant salary increase and are intended to offer the new doctors a bridge between their studentships and the postdoctoral phase of their careers.

The successful PhD candidates will take up their position at IAC on a date to be determined, after October 15th, 2021.


•  Each Pre-doctoral yearly contract (up to four years)..…………………………….19.090,56 euros.

• One year Post-doctoral Training Period contract (in the event that the candidate has obtained their PhD before the beginning of the fourth year)    …..……………………………….…24.755,24 euros.

Non-UE citizensIf you are citizen of a country not belonging to the European Union, you can apply for this position, but if selected, you will not be able to sign the contract with the IAC until you have obtained the compulsory documentation required to live and work in Spain (NIE card). First of all contact your nearest Spanish Consulate and find out what documentation you need to apply for a Visa. The IAC will do all that it can to assist you in the process of obtaining your residence permit so that you can take up your PhD studentship as soon as possible.

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