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:
  • PhD positions in H2020 ERC Consolidator project: MAGNESIA (15/1)

Applications are invited for several Postdoctoral positions funded by the H2020 ERC Consolidator project: MAGNESIA – The impact of highly magnetic neutron stars in the explosive and transient Universe. The positions will be based at the Institute of Space Sciences (CSIC-IEEC) in Barcelona, Spain, and starting dates might be between June 2019 and early 2020, depending on specific needs. The host institution is part of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), comprises several groups spanning from Astrophysics, Cosmology, Planets, Gravitational Waves, and Nuclear Astrophysics, and hosts several laboratories to shape next generation space and ground-based instruments. At the same time, Barcelona is one of the most attractive cities in Europe, full of art, music, beautiful beaches, perfect weather, big mountains around, good food, and extremely family friendly.

Applicants should hold a PhD-degree within the area of physics, be a social and enthusiastic person, and with the will of understanding the weird behaviour of the neutron star population. Salaries are relatively high for Spanish standards and needs, and they might vary depending on expertise and personal situation between 30-50 keuros (gross annual). All contracts include health insurance, retirement plan, parental leave, and unemployment benefits. The Institute of Space Sciences (CSIC-IEEC) is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is strongly committed to welcome diversity.

Deadline: March 1st, 2019 – although late submissions might be considered until all positions are filled.

How to apply: Send your CV, a 1-page research statement, and 3 reference letters to: Nanda Rea (email: .

  • 1. PhD positions in Astrochemistry and Exoplanet Atmospheres  (14/1)

The School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leeds is pleased to announce two PhD projects in (exo)planetary science, now accepting applications, and with anticipated start dates in September/October 2019. Ongoing review of submitted applications will continue until the end of March 2019. The first project, supervised by Dr Catherine Walsh is titled “Probing the molecular composition of planetforming regions with ALMA” and will involve data analysis and chemical modelling support for a current ALMA Large Program (130 hours) titled “The Chemistry of Planet Formation”. This project would be particularly suited to a candidate interested in conducting a computational project in astrochemistry and planet formation, and who would enjoy the challenge of working with state-of-the-art data from ALMA (the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array). The second project, supervised by Prof Dan Marsh and co-supervised by Dr Catherine Walsh, is titled “Simulating the atmospheres of rocky planets”. This will involve using state-of-the art coupled chemistry global circulation models to simulate the atmospheric structure and dynamics of rocky (exo)planet atmospheres. This project is suited to a candidate who is interested in conducting a computational project using high-performance computing facilities in a high-impact research area. For more information on the proposed projects please visit the project pages: • and •

  • 2. PhD and Postdoctoral Positions in Star and Exoplanet Research (14/1) -2 Research Assistants and 2 PhD Students.

We are looking for highly motivated researchers to strengthen our stellar and planetary physics group in the fields of astrophysical observations and theory, and instrument development. Possible research topics include all fields mentioned. IAG covers research in the fields of extrasolar planets, solar and stellar physics, galactic and extragalactic astrophysics, and cosmology. With an instrument engineering group and qualified workshops, IAG participates in the development of modern astronomical instrumentation, e.g., for ESO’s VLT and ELT. The institute operates local facilities for hardware development, as well as telescopes in Texas and South Africa. The stellar and planetary physics group covers a broad range of research, e.g., stellar activity, low-mass stars, the search for extrasolar planets, and exoplanet atmospheres. We are members of the CARMENES and CRIRES+ consortia with privileged access, and of the ELT instrument HIRES. From Gottingen, our group is carrying out benchmark observations of ¨ the Sun. Positions should be filled by Aug 1, 2019. Pay grade 13 TV-L. The University of Gottingen is an equal opportunities ¨ employer with particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. See full add for more info.



  • 3. PostDoctoral Research on exoplanets with CHEOPS (14/1)

Centro de Investigacão em Astronomia/Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto (CAUP) is advertising a postdoctoral position in the field of exoplanets. The position has duration of 25 months and cannot exceed the end date of the project, 21st of May 2021. The starting date of the position is negotiable, but not later than 1st May 2019. The gross monthly remuneration is 2128.34 EUR. The researcher is expected to give support to the participation of the team in CHEOPS satellite data exploitation. Within the scientific themes of CHEOPS, the candidate should be involved in the search of transits of already known exoplanets, the characterization of its radius and composition. It is also expected for the researcher to work on the study of the exoplanet’s atmosphere by using observations of the transit occultation and/or the observed phase curves. The team has already most of the tools for these analysis in place, but it is expected that the researcher participate on their optimization and in the development of new tools.

The call will be open until 21st January 2019 Full details of this call is presented in the online announcement:

Please contact us if you need further information.



  • PhD position in galaxy evolution (23/11)

Applications are invited for a PhD position on the topic of galaxy
evolution at the Department of Space, Earth and Environment, Chalmers
University of Technology. The starting data is flexible, though preferably
spring/summer 2019. The successful candidate will join the research group
of Dr. Kirsten K. Knudsen. The research is on high-redshift starburst/AGN
and galaxy formation and evolution with focus on observational studies
using mm-wave/radio instruments such as ALMA, JVLA, and APEX. The
successful applicant will work mainly at Onsala Space Observatory, where
Chalmers hosts the Swedish National Facility for Radio Astronomy which is
also the location of the Nordic ALMA Regional Center Node. A required
background is a MSc in astronomy or physics. Experience with the topic of
galaxy formation and evolution, or radio or mm interferometry would be an
asset. The application deadline is December 8th, 2018. The application
should be written in English, and include CV, two references, publications
list, and statement of research interests. Further details as well as the
electronic submission form can be found at

Further information contact Kirsten Knudsen at .

  • PhD positions in transient and galaxy research at University of Bath (23/11)
If you know of any good final years undergrads with future research interests, then please could you advertise to them two PhD openings within the Astrophysics group – deadline to apply is 16th Dec. One is observational on the chemical enrichment of galaxies, and another on the theoretical astrophysics of neutron stars. You can find more details on both PhDs at:
Further questions can be directed to either myself or to David Tsang (
  • 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