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30
October 2021

Junior Postdoctoral Fellowship


The Institute of Space Sciences is offering two Junior Postdoctoral Fellowships.   Candidates should be within 2 years after the PhD, excluding maternity/paternity leaves. The appointments are for 2 years. The fellow is expected to develop her/his independent research and to interact with one or…
The Institute of Space Sciences is offering two Junior Postdoctoral Fellowships.
 
Candidates should be within 2 years after the PhD, excluding maternity/paternity leaves. The appointments are for 2 years. The fellow is expected to develop her/his independent research and to interact with one or more of the research lines within the Institute.
Mobility rule: candidates should not be affiliated to the Institute of Space Sciences nor have carried out her/his PhD or initial postdoc at the Institute.

To apply, interested persons should send (to the contact below and with subject Junior Postdoc 2021)
 
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Full publications list (for candidates working within large collaborations, please distinguish those in which you have done a substantial contribution, and explain which was it)
  • A minimum of 2 reference letters (to be sent separately by email to the address below)
  • A research statement (maximum 3 pages) 
The research statement should include commentary on the appropriateness of developing your research line at the Institute, how this can positively impact your career, and the prospects you see for collaboration with the established groups here.

Email applications are welcomed. Positions will be open until filled, but initial screening will start on October 30th and a decision is expected before the end of the year. Starting date during 2022 is flexible, but sooner dates are preferred.
 
The Institute of Space Sciences is an institute of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), and is affiliated with the Institut d’Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (IEEC).
 
 
Noemí Cortés
Assistant to the Director
Institute of Space Sciences
cortes@ice.csic.es
 

 
07
October 2021

La Caixa's postdoctoral fellowship


Are you looking for a great postdoctoral opportunity? The “la Caixa” Foundation Postdoctoral Junior Leader Fellowships programme (Incoming) is offering 25 three-year postdoctoral fellowships to support the best scientific talents to conduct excellent and innovative research. The Institute of Space…
Are you looking for a great postdoctoral opportunity?

The “la Caixa” Foundation Postdoctoral Junior Leader Fellowships programme (Incoming) is offering 25 three-year postdoctoral fellowships to support the best scientific talents to conduct excellent and innovative research. The Institute of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC, in Barcelona, Spain) is one of the host institutions for applicants to these fellowships, as it has recently received the 'María de Maeztu' seal of excellence.

Requirements

The candidates should be outstanding experienced researchers in terms of the originality and significance of their contributions in their scientific discipline, as well as having the leadership skills to head their own research group.
  • Applicants should have earned their doctoral degree two to seven years prior to the deadline of the call for applications.
  • Candidates must not have carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain for more than twelve months in the three years immediately preceding the closing date of the call.

More information

Deadline for applications for the Junior Leader Incoming Fellowships is October 7, 2021 at 2pm (Madrid time, GMT+2). Details can be found on La Caixa's website.
  • Apply now: "La Caixa" fellowship application website

About the Institute of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC)

The Institute of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC) pertains to the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and is affiliated with the Institut d’Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (IEEC). Officially created in 2008, ICE engages in theoretical and observational research across disciplines, including fundamental physics, astrophysics, planetary and Earth sciences. The institute also develops theoretical models, as well as instrumentation and technology for space and ground-based missions and experiments. ICE has about 90 members, two departments (Astrophysics & Planetary Sciences, and Cosmology & Fundamental Physics) and an Advanced Engineering Unit running 7 laboratories. The institute has obtained the María de Maeztu seal of excellence, as the Spanish State Research Agency (Agencia Estatal de Investigación, or AEI), dependent on the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (MICINN), provisionally resolved last week, for the period 2022 – 2025.

ICE has significant leadership in more than a dozen space missions, such as PAZ, LISA Pathfinder, LISA, Euclid, eXTP, Ariel, Athena and PLATO, as well as ground-based experiments like CTA, DES, DESI, PAU and CARMENES. We have two active ERC grants (one studying the impact of magnetic neutron stars in the explosive and transient Universe and one to study magnetic fields on exoplanets). ICE leads ‘PHAROS: The multi-messenger physics and astrophysics of neutron stars, a COST action comprising 400 scientists from 30 different countries that started in 2017, and SONET (Sustainable Offworld Network), a community of professionals in the academic and private sectors in EU and beyond, dedicated to the development of sustainable human settlements on other worlds, especially on the Moon and Mars.


Contact at ICE: cortes@ice.csic.es

About La Caixa's Junior Leader Incoming Fellowships

La Caixa's postdoctoral fellowship programme is aimed at hiring excellent researchers—of any nationality—who are willing to continue their research career in the STEM area (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), in Spanish or Portuguese territory, at accredited centres with the Severo Ochoa or Maria de Maeztu excellence award, Institutos de Salud Carlos III and units evaluated as excellent by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia of Portugal.
31
August 2021

Electronic engineer for embedded software in LISA


The Gravitational Astronomy group at IEEC is leading the Spanish contribution to the future space-borne gravitational observatory in space, LISA (Laser Interferometer Space Antenna), an ESA mission with expected launch in 2034 aiming to detect gravitational radiation by putting three satellites in heliocentric…
The Gravitational Astronomy group at IEEC is leading the Spanish contribution to the future space-borne gravitational observatory in space, LISA (Laser Interferometer Space Antenna), an ESA mission with expected launch in 2034 aiming to detect gravitational radiation by putting three satellites in heliocentric orbit separated 2.5 million km one from each other, forming a triangle. The contribution of the team to the mission is the Data and Diagnostics subsystems, which includes the payload computer and a set of high precision environment sensors.
 
We are seeking a highly motivated candidate to join the Gravitational Astronomy group at IEEC, a multidisciplinary team with experts from a wide variety of fields, such as electronics, physics, and software, and with a long-term successful expertise in the field leading the Spanish contribution to the precursor mission, LISA Pathfinder.
 
The selected candidate will provide support in the definition and implementation of the embedded software in charge of the postprocessing of  a novel temperature sensor based in optical metrology, in the framework of an on-going ESA contract. He/she will also contribute to the definition of the LISA Data and Diagnostics subsystems.
 
Our group promotes a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applicants regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities in physical sciences to apply.


Selection Criteria:
 
  • Electronics engineering, software engineering, master or equivalent.
  • Experience in HDL (Verilog, VHDL, or similar).
  • Knowledge in embedded system programming in C language.
  • Knowledge in digital, analog and mixed electronics.
  • Fluent English, both written and spoken.
  • Work Location: Institut de Ciències de l’Espai (ICE), Bellaterra.

Duration: 12+ months

Documentation: Full CV, motivation letter, reference letters (if any), any relevant information that the applicant may consider appropriate to demonstrate expertise in the corresponding relevant technical fields and/or applications.

Interested candidates should send the required documentation to nofrarias@ieec.cat. The position will be open until the appropriate candidate is selected, and the selection process will start 15 days after the publication date.
 
The tentative start date is late September / early October.
 
 
31
August 2021

Master student for electronic design in LISA


The Gravitational Astronomy group at IEEC is leading the Spanish contribution to the future space-borne gravitational observatory in space, LISA (Laser Interferometer Space Antenna), an ESA mission with expected launch in 2034 aiming to detect gravitational radiation by putting three satellites in heliocentric…
The Gravitational Astronomy group at IEEC is leading the Spanish contribution to the future space-borne gravitational observatory in space, LISA (Laser Interferometer Space Antenna), an ESA mission with expected launch in 2034 aiming to detect gravitational radiation by putting three satellites in heliocentric orbit separated 2.5 million km one from each other, forming a triangle. The contribution of the team to the mission is the Data and Diagnostics subsystems, which includes the payload computer and a set of high precision environment sensors.
 
We are seeking a highly motivated candidate to perform his/her master TFM in our group. We offer a half-time contract for master students willing to join the Gravitational Astronomy group. The objective of the TFM will be to achieve an elegant breadboard design of the LISA Temperature Diagnostics Subsystem as a part of an on-going ESA contract.
 
Our group promotes a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applicants regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities in physical sciences to apply.


Selection Criteria
 
  • Electronics engineering or equivalent.
  • Digital/Analog integration.
  • Understanding of Unix.
  • Fluent English, both written and spoken.
  • Work Location: Institut de Ciències de l’Espai (ICE), Bellaterra.

Duration: 6+ months

Documentation: Full CV, motivation letter, reference letters (if any), any relevant information that the applicant may consider appropriate to demonstrate expertise in the corresponding relevant technical fields and/or applications.

Interested candidates should send the required documentation to nofrarias@ieec.cat. The position will be open until the appropriate candidate is selected, and the selection process will start 15 days after the publication date.
 
The tentative start date is late September / early October.
 
 
 
 
 
31
August 2021

Mechanical engineer for opto-mechanical design in LISA


The Gravitational Astronomy group at IEEC is leading the Spanish contribution to the future space-borne gravitational observatory in space, LISA. The contribution of the team to the mission is the Data and Diagnostics subsystems, which includes the payload computer and a set of high precision environment…
The Gravitational Astronomy group at IEEC is leading the Spanish contribution to the future space-borne gravitational observatory in space, LISA. The contribution of the team to the mission is the Data and Diagnostics subsystems, which includes the payload computer and a set of high precision environment sensors.
 
We are seeking a highly motivated candidate to join the Gravitational Astronomy group at IEEC, a multidisciplinary team with experts from a wide variety of fields, such as electronics, physics, and software, and with a long-term successful expertise in the field leading the Spanish contribution to the precursor mission, LISA Pathfinder.
 
The selected candidate will provide support in the mechanical definition of the LISA Data and Diagnostics Subsystem, currently in design phase. He/she will also support the team in the designs associated with the development of novel temperature sensors based in optical metrology, in the framework of an on-going ESA contract.
 
Our group promotes a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applicants regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities in physical sciences to apply.


Selection Criteria
 
  • Mechanical engineering, master or equivalent
  • Knowledge of software for mechanical design and analysis, like Autodesk inventor, Solid works, NASTRAN, Comsol will be valued.
  • Fluent English, both written and spoken.
  • Previous experience with opto-mechanical setups will be valued.
Work Location: Institut de Ciències de l’Espai (ICE), Bellaterra.

Duration: 12+ months

Documentation: Full CV, motivation letter, reference letters (if any), any relevant information that the applicant may consider appropriate to demonstrate expertise in the corresponding relevant technical fields and/or applications.

Interested candidates should send the required documentation to nofrarias@ieec.cat. The position will be open until the appropriate candidate is selected, and the selection process will start 15 days after the publication date.
 
The tentative start date is late September / early October.
15
July 2021

Post-doc position (4 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 4-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 July, 15th 2021. However, later applications may also be considered if the position remains open. Inquiries can be sent to the above e-mail.
Institute of Space Sciences (IEEC-CSIC)

Campus UAB, Carrer de Can Magrans, s/n
08193 Barcelona.
Phone: +34 93 737 9788
Email: ice@ice.csic.es
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