Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astrophysics 2017, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Spain

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The IAC (Tenerife, Spain) invites applications for TWO IAC Fellowship positions in Astrophysics.

Research topics at the IAC include most areas of astrophysics: solar physics, planetary systems, stellar and interstellar physics, galactic formation and evolution, and cosmology and astroparticles. These research lines are supported by an ambitious instrumentation program. The IAC has been selected as a Severo Ochoa Center of Excellenceby the Spanish Government in 2015, a prestigious recognition awarded for the second 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.

The successful candidates will be based at the IAC's headquarters in La Laguna, and they will be expected to join one or more of the IAC's research groups and pursue independent research within this framework. Applicants should indicate in their cover letter with which group/s they would wish to collaborate.

One position will be awarded to an early career candidate with a promising track record of publications and skills during his/her PhD project, and the other position will be awarded to a more senior candidate with a longer proven record of excellent research.

Qualification Requirements:

To be eligible for admission, applicants must have obtained a Ph.D. degree in Astrophysics or Physics, within the application deadline, May 31, 2017,  and no more than seven years prior to this deadline (May 31, 2010). A copy of the degree or corresponding stamped certificate (issued by the University where the degree was obtained), must be included.  If the applicant has not completed the Ph.D. degree within the application deadline, will not be considered.


Those candidates who have done their Ph.D. research at the IAC must have undertaken a period of training at other research centres. This period must consist of either one continuous year or 18 accumulated months (including periods of training during their doctoral period).


The appointment will be for a period of 3 years.  The starting date is expected to be in the second half of 2017.


The gross annual salary is 33,215 Euros, subject to up to 20% tax and Social Security deductions (depending on the personal situation of the candidate). Medical insurance under the Spanish National Health Service will be provided for the candidate and will also cover spouse or registered partner (de facto partner) and children (if relevant).

Relocation allowance:

This call includes a relocation allowance (only for the selected candidate) comprising: the cost of the flight ticket (booked and issued by the IAC), temporary accommodation for up to two weeks (organised by the IAC) and per diem rate up to two weeks.  The maximum IAC will reimburse is 2,000 Euros.

Non-UE citizens:

Applicants who are not citizen of a country belonging to the European Union are invited to apply for this position, but, if selected, will be allowed to sign the contract with the IAC only after obtaining the compulsory documentation required to live and work in Spain (NIE card). 

How to apply:

use the online application system on the official webpage, including the required information and documents. Alternatively, follow the instructions in the official announcement (only in Spanish).

The required documentation must be submitted using the online application system and received by the application deadline. The CV, publication list, statements of research interests and suitability for the position, copy of the Ph.D. degree, and copy the national identity or passport should be merged into a single PDF file.

Late applications or those that do not include the mandatory application form (Annex I), will not be considered. In case of incomplete applications, the applicant will have a period of five (5) days, starting from the day after publication of the provisional list of accepted and excluded candidates, to provide the missing that case you would be excluded from the process.


For position enquiries, please contact the Manager of the Research Division; Mrs. Irene Fernández Fuarros:

For more information please click "Further Official Information" below.

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