IAC Postdoctoral Fellowship in ALBA-STarbursts 2017 @IAC_Astrofisica #CSIC

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The IAC (Tenerife) invites applications for ONE postdoctoral contract to work on topics within the projects: Scientific Exploitation of the GTC (P/300012) and Starbursts and Galaxy Evolution (AYA2013-47742-C4-2-P), led by Drs. José Miguel Rodríguez Espinosa y la Dra. Casiana Muñoz Tuñón, respectively


Research topics at the IAC include most areas of astrophysics: solar physics, planetary systems, stellar and interstellar physics, galaxy 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 Excellence by 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 (http://www.iac.es).


Duties: The selected candidate is expected to become an active member of the starbursts (GEFE) and ALBA groups at the IAC. The project to be developed concern the study of Lyα emitters at high redshift using EMIR at the GTC. We will also be interested in studying extreme starbusts, ULIRGs and SubMillimetre galaxies.


In particular, the successful candidate should:



  • Help to elaborate Phases 1 and 2 of the GTC/EMIR and GTC/MEGARA proposals

  • Participate in proposals for commissioning the MOS at EMIR

  • Participate in the data reduction of MOS spectroscopy of high-redshift sources

  • Participate in the analysis of radio data obtained with the LMT (Mexico) of extreme Starburst sources, such as UGC5101, NGC6240, etc.

  • Participate actively in the interpretation of the data resulting from the observations.

  • Contribute to the cross-correlation between SHARDS data and their radio counterparts.


Position requirements: The candidates must have a solid track record of research and are expected to have a strong publication record.


Qualification requirements: To be eligible for admission, applicants must have obtained a Ph.D. degree in Astrophysics or Physics, within the application deadline (January 15, 2018). A copy of the degree or corresponding stamped certificate (issued by the University where the degree was obtained), must be included. Applicants who have not completed the Ph.D. degree within the application deadline will not be considered.


Merits to value:


Section A:



  • Scientific and technical contributions to your field of research.

  • Scientific publications, in quality and quantity, collected in the Science Citation Index (SCI), paper in conferences; teaching tasks, scientific activity committees, scientific conference committees, conference organization, journal referee and stays in other centres.


Maximum score: 60 points.


Section B:


Adequacy of training and experience of the candidate to the contract he/she is applying for:



  • Knowledge of the physics of star forming regions and galaxy properties.

  • Ample expertise on data reduction pipelines for optical and infrared instruments, especially in regard to photometric and spectroscopic observational techniques of faint sources.

  • Familiarity with the use and interpretation of radio data will be an asset.

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.


Maximum score: 40 points.


In order to guarantee coverage of the effective equality of men and women, and developing the provision of the Second Plan of Equality of the IAC, the merit values will be measured when certain documented situations exist, which can be presumed that they may diminish the performance of the personnel, with the aim that they do not detract from the evaluation of the career of each applicant. In any case, the following are considered to be special situations:



  • Maternity, up to 18 months after the date of birth or adoption.

  • Paternity, enjoyed as provided by Social Security, for the duration of the corresponding permit.

  • Severe illness or accident with medical leave for a minimum of 3 months.

  • Care for dependents for a minimum period of 3 months, as provided by Law 39/2006.

  • Work Permits for care of dependent children or adults.


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


Duration: The appointment will be for a period of 1 year. The starting date is expected to be in March, 1, 2018. In any case the contract will not be extended later than February 28, 2019.


Remuneration: The gross annual salary is 33,547 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.


How to apply: use the online application system, http://www.iac.es/jobs/research/, 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 application form, CV, publication list, statements of research interests and suitability for the position, copy of the Ph.D. degree, and copy of 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 documentation.

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