Becas – Oportunidades de Trabajo

  • La página posee una base de datos de ofertas académicas actualizada. Además, a continuación se muestran las ofertas académicas que hacen circular nuestros colegas:
  • Posdoctoral Fellowship. Preference in exoplanets and galactic archaeology. 5/10.

The University of Texas at Austin’s McDonald Observatory is seeking applications for the 2019 Harlan J. Smith McDonald Observatory Postdoctoral Fellowship. The deadline to apply for this three-year fellowship is November 19, 2018. Preference will be given to applicants in exoplanets and galactic archaeology, though all research areas will be considered. This is the first year that this fellowship is broadly opened to anyone with a PhD in Astronomy or a related field, as opposed to being reserved for candidates entering their first postdoc position as in previous years.

UT has institutional access to the 9.2-m Hobby-Eberly Telescope, home to the the new NIR precision RV spectrograph HPF, as well the 2.7-m and 2.1-m telescopes at McDonald Observatory encompassing a broad range of low- to high-resolution optical and infrared spectrographs. UT is also a partner in the Las Cumbres Observatory system and has access to the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), one of the fastest supercomputing centers in the U.S. Austin is 11th most populated city in the U.S. and is known for its thriving live music scene, artistic culture, and great food.

More details about the position can be found in the AAS Job ad:

  • Llamado a concurso personal CPA Conicet. CCT San Juan. 8/10.

Cargo astrónomo residente. Apertura 8/10. Cierre convocatoria 26/10.

  • Call for applications: IMPRS PhD Positions in Solar System Science

The International Max Planck Research School for Solar System Science at the University of Göttingen in Germany (Solar System School) offers a research-oriented doctoral programme covering the physical aspects of Solar system science. It is jointly run by the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) and the University of Göttingen.
Research at the MPS covers three main research areas: ”Sun and Heliosphere” (director S. Solanki), ”Solar and Stellar Interiors”
(director L. Gizon) and ”Planets and Comets” (director U. Christensen). Solar System School students collaborate with leading scientists in these fields and graduates are awarded a doctoral degree from the renowned University of Göttingen or, if they choose, another university.

The Solar System School is open to students from all countries and offers an international three-year PhD programme in an exceptional research environment with state-of-the-art facilities on the Göttingen Campus. Successful applicants will be offered a three-year doctoral support contract as well as post-doc wrap-up funding.

* Applicants can register immediately at the online application portal.
* Applications should be submitted between October 1 and November 15.
* The School will contact the referees named by the candidate upon submission of the application and will ask referees to submit their letters through the online portal no later than November 20.

To start your application, please see the following pages:

Solar System School
Call for Applications 2018
Frequently Asked Questions
List of Open PhD Projects
Online Application Portal

Dr. Sonja Schuh <>
IMPRS Scientific Coordinator

  • Postdoctoral opportunities to join the HETH research group in Granada (Spain),

We are looking for enthusiastic researchers with a good CV interested in applying for postdoctoral positions to join the HETH group based at the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC, Granada, Spain). The IAA-CSIC has just been recognised as a “Severo Ochoa” Excellence Centre (Spanish excellence center), which is opening new possibilities. The HETH group does research on stellar explosions and other kinds of transients, including the study of the hosts of GRBs, SNe and starburst galaxies in general. All postdoc contracts are standard Spanish employment contracts including public health insurance, pension and unemplyoment contributions. *1. Marie Curie fellowships: *Grants from the European Council – Deadline: 12 September – Duration: 2 years – Requirements: Obtained PhD (no limit in years) or if not obtained yet, an equivalent of 4 full-time researcher years. More info:

  •  Beca de doctorado en Astronomia. La Serena, Chile. 20/8/2018

Inicio de Postulaciones: 16 de Agosto, 2018. Cierre de Postulaciones: 15 de Octubre, 2018 Inicio del Programa: Abril 2019 • Acceso a postulación becas Doctorales CONICYT • Becas internas de arancel y manutención • Acceso al 10% de tiempo de observación en todos los observatorios instalados en Chile. Más información:

  •  UFRJ anuncia a disponibilidade de uma bolsa de pós-doutorado CAPES/PNPD. 21/8/2018

Nosso programa atua em cinco linhas de pesquisa, a saber: Astrofísica Extragaláctica, de Altas Energias e Cosmologia; Astrofísica Estelar; Astrofísica Galáctica e Meio Interestelar; Astronomia de Posição e Sistemas Planetários; e Astrobiologia e Astroquímica. A posição terá duração inicial de 12 meses, com a possibilidade de duas renovações anuais para uma duração máxima de 36 meses.

Interessados devem enviar até o dia 14 de setembro os seguintes documentos por via eletrônica para
a) curriculum vitae
b) carta assinada solicitando a inscrição e comentando as razões pelas quais o candidato tomou a iniciativa de dirigir-se a este Programa de Pós-graduação (formato livre);
c) projeto de pesquisa a ser desenvolvido na instituição, de até 10 páginas
d) duas cartas de recomendação, a serem enviadas diretamente pelos pesquisadores ao email acima.

  • ESA Research Fellowships in Space Science. Postdoctoral fellowships. 13/8/2018

Areas of research include planetary science, astronomy and astrophysics, solar and solar-terrestrial science, plasma physics and fundamental physics. Applications are now solicited for fellowships in space science to begin in the fall of 2019. Preference will be given to applications submitted by candidates in an early stage of their career. Candidates not holding a PhD yet are encouraged to apply, but they must provide evidence of receiving their degree before starting the fellowship. The deadline for applications is 1 October 2018. More information on the ESA Research Fellowship programme in Space Science, on the conditions and eligibility, as well as the application form can retrieved from  e-mail to the fellowship coordinators, Dr. Oliver Jennrich or Dr. Bruno Altieri at the address

  • Faculty Positions in Data Science for Large Astronomical Surveys at Penn State. 13/08/2018

Penn State is adding new open-rank faculty positions to build on existing excellence in astrophysics, data sciences, computational and statistical sciences, through a cluster hire with a theme of Data Sciences for application to large astronomical surveys, such as the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST;  We seek outstanding data scientists with experience applying advanced statistical and computational methods to making research breakthroughs with large astronomical surveys, a compelling vision for extending their research program into the LSST-era, and a demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary research and education.

Further information can be found in the job ad available at and .

  • Applications for RAS Research Fellowships. 1/08/2018

To begin on 1 October 2019 or within 6 months thereafter, are now open online at .  The Fellowships provide post-doctoral funding for up to three years.

The deadline for applications is 23:59 (BST), 19 October 2018. We expect to make offers by mid-February.

Please see RAS Research Fellowships page on our new website ( for more details, terms & conditions, and how to apply online (we no longer accept application forms). The RAS is currently reviewing its strategy for funding Research Fellowships and the total number of fellowships to be awarded in 2019 is not yet finalised. Please email if you have further questions.

  • Postdoctoral position at the IAC. 30/7/2018

The position includes a generous travel fund to attend the DESI meetings, and travel to Kitt Peak Observatory, or collaborate with members at DESI institutions. The appointment will be initially for 1 year. However, we have recently secured funding for an additional period of 2 years. Ideally the starting date should be January 2019, or earlier. The application deadline was July 31, but has been extended to September 13 2018. 

We encourage applications from researchers interested in working on either cosmology or Galactic structure with DESI data, or both. This is a great chance to work both on theoretical and observational aspects, getting involved in the commissioning of the DESI instrument, as well as the survey verification phase, both taking place in 2019.
Contact: Francisco-Shu Kitaura and Carlos Allende Prieto