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15
June 2021

PhD position on magnetic exoplanets in the Institute of Space Sciences, Barcelona (Spain)


The exoplanets group in the Institute of Space Sciences (Institut de Ciències de l’Espai, ICE), Barcelona, Spain, www.ice.csic.es, invites applications for one PhD position, to start between September and December 2021. The PhD position will fit within the ERC Starting Grant IMAGINE, a new project…
The exoplanets group in the Institute of Space Sciences (Institut de Ciències de l’Espai, ICE), Barcelona, Spain, www.ice.csic.es, invites applications for one PhD position, to start between September and December 2021.

The PhD position will fit within the ERC Starting Grant IMAGINE, a new project aimed at considering the imprints of magnetic fields on exoplanets, from observational and theoretical perspectives. The successful candidate will be supervised by Daniele Viganò, PI of the grant. The tasks of the PhD student will include the theoretical and numerical modeling of cooling and magnetic field evolution in giants and rocky planets. A good numerical background and formation on planetary structure and evolution will be positively evaluated. As a part of the PhD program, the successful candidate will also join schools and conferences and visit international groups working in magnetism and exoplanets. Besides the PI, the growing exoplanet group at ICE currently includes, among others, the astronomers Guillem Anglada-Escudé and Ignasi Ribas, and there are active collaborations at ICE with groups working on the related subjects like magnetic fields or stellar formation.

Applicants are required to have a master degree (or an equivalent degree) in the branches of Theoretical Physics, Astrophysics or Geophysics. Students about to complete their master studies will also be considered. The expressions of interest for this position have to be sent to Daniele Viganò, vigano (at) ice.csic.es , providing the following:

- CV (maximum 2 pages)
- Academic Certificate of Bachelor and Master Degree
- Two reference providers (name, affiliation, relation with the candidate and e-mail), who will be contacted if the candidate is shortlisted
- Research statement (maximum 1 page)

The contract will last for the entire PhD program, up to 4 years. The contract covers the costs of National Social Security and the gross salary is about 21.700 € (“Contrato predoctoral fuera de convenio” in the CSIC salary scheme). Budget for material and attendance to schools, conferences and visits will be granted as well. Given the current situation, substantial remote working and high flexibility will be allowed until at least end of 2021, if requested. Once selected, the ICE administration will assist the candidate, within their possibilities, with the required bureaucratic steps, like title equivalence, work permit and visa application, if applicable.

The expressions of interest will be reviewed after June, 15th 2021. However, later applications may also be considered if the position remains open. Inquiries can be sent to the above e-mail.
15
June 2021

Post-doc position (2+2 years) on exoplanets in the Institute of Space Sciences, Barcelona (Spain)


The exoplanets group in the Institute of Space Sciences (Institut de Ciències de l’Espai, ICE), Barcelona, Spain, www.ice.csic.es, invites applications for one post-doctoral position, to start between September and December 2021. The post-doc position will fit within the ERC Starting Grant IMAGINE,…
The exoplanets group in the Institute of Space Sciences (Institut de Ciències de l’Espai, ICE), Barcelona, Spain, www.ice.csic.es, invites applications for one post-doctoral position, to start between September and December 2021.

The post-doc position will fit within the ERC Starting Grant IMAGINE, a new project aiming at considering the magnetic imprints on exoplanets from observational and theoretical perspectives. The post-doc is expected to contribute, together with the PI Daniele Viganò, to theoretical studies in long-term thermal and magnetic properties of gas and rocky exoplanets, as well as linking observational constraints to theory. Partial dedication to other topics of research will of course be possible upon agreement. Besides the PI, the growing exoplanet group at ICE currently includes, among others, the astronomers Guillem Anglada-Escudé and Ignasi Ribas, and there are active collaborations at ICE with groups working on the related subjects like magnetic fields or stellar formation.

Applicants with a good track record in the field of internal structure, cooling and evolution of planets will be positively evaluated. The position is preferentially (but not exclusively) oriented to a senior profile (3 years or more of post-doctoral experience), in which case the co-supervision of one PhD student working on the same subject will be offered. Moreover, the successful candidate, if interested to stay longer, will be able to receive support by the institute in applying to national and European calls (Ramon y Cajal, Marie-Curie Fellowships, ERC Grants…).

The expressions of interest for this position have to be sent to vigano (at) ice.csic.es , providing the following:

- CV (maximum 4 pages)
- Two reference providers (name, affiliation, relation with the candidate and e-mail), who will be contacted if the candidate is shortlisted
- Research statement (maximum 2 pages)

The 2+2 year contract will cover the costs of National Social Security with a gross salary in the range 37.000-42.000 € (“Doctor FC2” or “Doctor FC3” in the CSIC salary scheme), depending on the applicant’s experience. Budget for material and attendance to conferences and visits will be granted by the project. Given the current situation, substantial remote working and high flexibility will be allowed until at least end of 2021, if requested. Once selected, the ICE administration will assist the candidate, within their possibilities, with the required bureaucratic steps, like title equivalence, work permit and visa application, if applicable.

The expressions of interest will be reviewed after June, 15th 2021. However, later applications may also be considered if the position remains open. Inquiries can be sent to the above e-mail.
31
March 2021

Postdoctoral fellowship in Observational Cosmology


The Observational Cosmology and Extragalactic astrophysics group at the Institute of Space Sciences (ICE, CSIC ; www.ice.csic.es/en/home) and the Institut d’Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (IEEC) seek to appoint one Postdoctoral fellow. The candidate is expected to be involved in the scientific preparation…
The Observational Cosmology and Extragalactic astrophysics group at the Institute of Space Sciences (ICE, CSIC ; www.ice.csic.es/en/home) and the Institut d’Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (IEEC) seek to appoint one Postdoctoral fellow. The candidate is expected to be involved in the scientific preparation and data exploitation of the leading galaxy surveys in which the group is involved: the ESA Euclid mission (www.euclid-ec.org), the Physics of the Accelerated Universe (PAU, pausurvey.org) the Dark Energy Survey (DES, www.darkenergysurvey.org), The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI, https://www.desi.lbl.gov/), and the Rubin Observatory (www.lsst.org).

The group has wide access to local supercomputing facilities: the Marenostrum supercomputer (www.bsc.es/marenostrum/marenostrum, a Tier-0 system of the european PRACE network), the ICE computing cluster (with about 400 hyperthread cores and 5TB RAM), the Port d’Informacio Cientifica (www.pic.es), and its HPC facility for big data sharing/distribution CosmoHUB (cosmohub.pic.es). Senior members of the group include: F.Castander, M.Crocce, P.Fosalba and E.Gaztanaga. The eligible candidate will also have the possibility to develop independent research on different aspects of observational cosmology (galaxy clustering, galaxy formation, weak lensing, cross-correlations with the CMB), large cosmological simulations (see the MICE project, maia.ice.cat/mice), and participate in the LACEGAL galaxy formation network activities (www.lacegal.com).
The appointment is for 2 years, with a starting date around October 2021.

Applications received before February 15 will be given full consideration,
but we may accept later applications if the position has not been filled by then.
To apply, please send CV, publication list, no more than three pages of research proposal, and 2 recommendation letters to Pablo Fosalba (fosalba@ice.csic.es).

Location : ICE-Barcelona
Length of contract: 2 years
Contact: Pablo Fosalba  (fosalba@ice.csic.es)
Institute of Space Sciences (IEEC-CSIC)

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08193 Barcelona.
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