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27
Enero 2022

PhD fellowships within the Framework of the ‘la Caixa’ Foundation Doctoral INPhINIT – Incoming


The Institute of Space Sciences (ICE) announces the opportunity to apply for PhD fellowships within the Framework of the ‘la Caixa’ Foundation Doctoral INPhINIT – Incoming.   In Spain, the program seeks to attract the best young researchers willing to pursue PhD studies in STEM disciplines…
The Institute of Space Sciences (ICE) announces the opportunity to apply for PhD fellowships within the Framework of the ‘la Caixa’ Foundation Doctoral INPhINIT – Incoming.

 
In Spain, the program seeks to attract the best young researchers willing to pursue PhD studies in STEM disciplines at research centers accredited with the Spanish Seal of Excellence Severo Ochoa, Maria de Maeztu or Health Institute Carlos III. The INPhINIT fellowships offer a highly competitive salary and complementary training opportunities making these fellowships some of the most attractive and complete in Europe.

 

ICE is formed by over 80 members, and it is part of the CSIC, the Spanish Research Council. CSIC is the largest public institution dedicated to research in Spain and the third-largest in Europe. ICE it is accredited with the Spanish Seal of Excellence Maria de Maeztu and currently offers the following projects within the INPhINIT program:

 

Application procedure

Applications should be directly submitted to 'La Caixa' Foundation through the INPhINIT-INCOMING link. Further information and documentation is available here.

Inquiries about the program and submission application can be directed to fellowships@fundacionlacaixa.org

Inquiries about ICE can be sent to ice@csic.es

Deadline

27/01/2022 at 2PM (Madrid)
30
Noviembre 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 November 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
 

 
20
Noviembre 2021

PhD Student Position on Global Navigation Satellite Systems Reflectometry (GNSS-R)


The Earth Observation group in the Institute of Space Sciences, ICE, invites applications for one PhD position, to start between October and December 2021. The successful candidate will be closely involved in the modeling and analysis of the effects of the Earth surface and atmosphere on the signals transmitted…
The Earth Observation group in the Institute of Space Sciences, ICE, invites applications for one PhD position, to start between October and December 2021.
The successful candidate will be closely involved in the modeling and analysis of the effects of the Earth surface and atmosphere on the signals transmitted by the constellations of Global Navigation Satellite Systems Systems (GPS, Galileo, etc) and collected in space missions, such as UK's TechDemoSat-1 satellite, NASA's CYGNSS constellation and the European Space Agency's future PRETTY and HydroGNSS.
The contract will be according the standard CSIC regulations and will last for 3 years, with potential extension of one additional year.

Applicants are required to have a Master of Science or Engineering in Applied physics, Geodesy, Geoscience, Telecommunication or equivalent, with experience with computer programming and data analysis.

Deadline: November 15th, 2021.
The expressions of interest for this position should include the following:

  * a CV (maximum 2 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 1 page) and have to be sent to the group researchers:

- Dr Weiqiang Li, weiqiang@ice.csic.es
- Dr Estel Cardellach, estel@ice.csic.es
- Dr Serni Ribó, ribo@ice.csic.es
- Prof Antonio Rius, rius@ice.csic.es
15
Noviembre 2021

Postdoctoral position on Nuclear/Solar astrophysics


The Sun is a fundamental benchmark for stellar physics. The detailed knowledge about its interior structure thanks to helioseismology and the sensitivity of solar neutrino fluxes to the conditions in the solar core provide the basis for fundamental tests of models of solar and, by extension, stellar…
The Sun is a fundamental benchmark for stellar physics. The detailed knowledge about its interior structure thanks to helioseismology and the sensitivity of solar neutrino fluxes to the conditions in the solar core provide the basis for fundamental tests of models of solar and, by extension, stellar physics. The recent discovery of solar CN neutrinos by Borexino opens up new possibilities for solar and nuclear physics, and helps setting up the roadmap for future experimental solar neutrino programs at neutrino and direct dark matter experiments. It is necessary to develop solar models to provide a reference framework against which to interpret the wealth of experimental results and , test non-standard solar/stellar and astroparticle physics, and help design the roadmap for future developments.

The Institute of Space Sciences (ICE) near Barcelona, Spain, is seeking applications for a 2-year Postdoctoral position to work with A. Serenelli in Solar/Nuclear Astrophysics within the framework of the Horizon 2020 programme ChETEC-INFRA: Chemical Elements as Tracers of the Evolution of the Cosmos. ChETEC-INFRA is an INFRAIA H2020 programme, formed by more than 30 participating institutions across Europe involving facilities for nuclear astrophysics, high performance computing and telescopes.

The successful candidate will play a leading role within the ChETEC Work Package dedicated to solar physics, in particular nuclear astrophysics in the Sun. Activities will involve, among others: establishing a new set of standard reference for key nuclear reactions for solar evolution and solar neutrino production, development of new generation of solar models. The candidate will be encouraged to take part in other ChETEC activities.

The candidate should:
  • Have a PhD in physics, preferably nuclear astrophysics or stellar astrophysics, awarded not more than 4 years before the start of the position
  • Good background in the cross discipline (stellar astrophysics or nuclear astrophysics)
  • Good programming level in Fortran and Python
  • Good level of presentation skills and scientific writing

The ICE is located at the UAB Campus in Cerdanyola del Valles, 15kms from Barcelona.

Applicants should submit a CV, full list of publications (or library ADS link), and have two reference letters sent to Aldo Serenelli at aldos@ice.csic.es.

Review of applications will start on November 1st 2021 and the position will be open until filled. Starting date can be as early as February 1st, 2022, but later dates can be arranged.

For further inquiries, contact A. Serenelli aldos@ice.csic.es.

 
11
Noviembre 2021

Three PhD positions in the framework of the FPI Program for Institutes with the Excellence Seal of the María de Maeztu


The Institute of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC) offers three PhD positions in the  framework of  the FPI Program for  Institutes with the Excellence  Seal of the María de Maeztu program. Applications should  apply from  28 of  October to  11th of  November directly through the Spanish Ministry…
The Institute of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC) offers three PhD positions in the  framework of  the FPI Program for  Institutes with the Excellence  Seal of the María de Maeztu program.
Applications should  apply from  28 of  October to  11th of  November directly through the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation:
http://www.aei.gob.es/portal/site/MICINN/menuitem.dbc68b34d11ccbd5d52ffeb801432ea0/?vgnextoid=4c6c68d98570c710VgnVCM1000001d04140aRCRD&vgnextchannel=305938bc8423c710VgnVCM1000001d04140aRCRD

The three  PhDs will  be embedded in  one of the  following generic  topics as listed below.  If  you know them, interested students are  encouraged to reach out to any of  the members of ICE-CSIC that most closely  fit to the intended research topic to discuss opportunities for specific topics of research. If in doubt, you  can also contact  either Diego F. Torres (ICE director)  or Aldo Serenelli  (ICE  deputy director,  aldos@ice.csic.es)  to  ask about  possible matching of topics and researchers. Research topics at ICE

1) "The fabric of the universe: Using multi-disciplinary cosmological probes and gravitational waves to understand what the universe is made of and how it evolves". (ID: CEX2020-001058-M-21-1).
Possible  research areas  within this  line include:  extragalactic astronomy, observational  and  theoretical  cosmology,  quantum  and  classical  gravity, gravitational waves, and more.

2) "The extreme Universe: Understanding how matter and fields behave in extreme conditions of density and pressure, gravitational or electromagnetic forces." (ID: CEX2020-001058-M-21-2).
Possible research areas within this  line include: theoretical and observation astrophysics  of compact  objects,  nuclear matter  under extreme  conditions, astroparticle physics, high-energy astrophysics, and more.

3) "From  star formation to  life: Searching for and  characterizing extrasolar Earth-like planets, understanding how they form,  and the analogy with our own planetary environment." (ID: CEX2020-001058-M-21-3).
Possible  research areas  within this  line include:  star formation,  stellar physics,  exoplanet  science, solar  system  (minor  objects, planets),  Earth observations, and more.

The ICE-CSIC promotes a diverse and inclusive environment and encourages women and minorities to apply.
 
05
Noviembre 2021

Software engineer in the MAGNESIA ERC group


We welcome applications for an open position at the Institute of Space Sciences in Barcelona (ICE), which is part of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Catalan Institute for Space Studies (IEEC).  In this role, the software engineer will be:   - Helping developing a pulsar-timing…
We welcome applications for an open position at the Institute of Space Sciences in Barcelona (ICE), which is part of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Catalan Institute for Space Studies (IEEC).

 In this role, the software engineer will be:
 
- Helping developing a pulsar-timing based GPS software, to help implement this software within a satellite navigation simulator
- Helping in developing optimized 3D MHD simulations
- Leading the development of tools for visualization of 2D and 3D results
- Improving existing and developing new pipelines for data analysis
- Working with a diverse team of astronomers, astrophysicists and research engineers on scientific software related to the detection and timing of pulsars
- Interfacing with Port d'Informació Científica (PIC) that provides HPC resources and support.

He/she is requested to have experience in:
 
- C, Python for prototyping
- Python and related libraries (e.g. Matplotlib, NumPy, Numba), and version control (Git).
- Software development
- The following would be a plus: experience with Linux system administration and MacOS as well as a general interest in astronomy
 
 
The successful candidate will be hired on a full-time contract from the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas and funded by a European H2020 ERC Consolidator grant (MAGNESIA ERC Project, PI: Rea). The position is for 2 years, with possible extensions. There will be a (relaxed) evaluation of performance every year, and a report (a couple of pages maximum) to be submitted to the European Commission. Salary and benefits will be in accordance with the Spanish labor laws, and will depend on past experience. Contracts are handled by our Human Resource department but from past experience net salaries (after taxes) range between 1700-2000 per month. This position further allows 1 month vacation per year, usually taken in August. Working hours are flexible as typical for our discipline, and we encourage performance-driven work, rather than a filling-hours approach. The funding grant will also provide a laptop, accessories or justified materials, which can be chosen and customized. Starting date would be November/December 2021 but can be discussed with the potential candidates. Given the current situation, working conditions will be flexible if required.
 
Group activities will be in English (as are all the institute's activities) and there is a weekly group meeting that the successful candidate is expected to attend (remotely if needed). One crucial strength of our group is the generally relaxed and supportive atmosphere between all its members, and we are looking forward to having a new team member join in this spirit. More information about the group here: 
Deadline: October 5th, 2021. Applications are open until positions are filled.
To apply please send your CV to:
 
Nanda Rea
Daniele Viganò
 
05
Noviembre 2021

Machine learning engineer in the MAGNESIA ERC group


We welcome applications for an open position at the Institute of Space Sciences in Barcelona (ICE), which is part of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Catalan Institute for Space Studies (IEEC).   In this role, the machine learning engineer will be:   - Working with a diverse…
We welcome applications for an open position at the Institute of Space Sciences in Barcelona (ICE), which is part of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Catalan Institute for Space Studies (IEEC).
 
In this role, the machine learning engineer will be:
 
- Working with a diverse team of astronomers, astrophysicists and research engineers on scientific software related to the detection of neutron stars in observational data as well as parameter estimation for pulsar population synthesis.
- Improving existing and developing new pipelines for image analysis, classification and regression tasks using machine learning frameworks.
- Interfacing with Port d'Informació Científica (PIC) that provides HPC resources and support.
 
He/she is requested to have experience in:
- Python and related libraries (e.g. Matplotlib, NumPy, Numba), and version control (Git).
- PyTorch (or a similar framework like TensorFlow) and machine learning for classification, regression and image understanding.
- The following would be a plus: experience with Linux system administration and MacOS as well as a general interest in astronomy.
 
The successful candidate will be hired on a full-time contract from the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas and funded by a European H2020 ERC Consolidator grant (MAGNESIA ERC Project, PI: Rea). The position is for 2 years, with possible extensions. There will be a (relaxed) evaluation of performance every year, and a report (a couple of pages maximum) to be submitted to the European Commission. Salary and benefits will be in accordance with the Spanish labor laws and will depend on past experience. Contracts are handled by our Human Resource department but from past experience net salaries (after taxes) range between 1700-2000 per month. This position further allows 1 month vacation per year, usually taken in August. Working hours are flexible as typical for our discipline, and we encourage performance-driven work, rather than a filling-hours approach. The funding grant will also provide a laptop, accessories or justified materials, which can be chosen and customized. Starting date would be November/December 2021 but can be discussed with the potential candidates. Given the current situation, working conditions will be flexible if required.
 
Group activities will be in English (as are all the institute's activities) and there is a weekly group meeting that the successful candidate is expected to attend (remotely if needed). One crucial strength of our group is the generally relaxed and supportive atmosphere between all its members, and we are looking forward to having a new team member join in this spirit. More information about the group here: 


Deadline: October 5th, 2021. Applications are open until positions are filled.

To apply please send your CV to:

Nanda Rea
Vanessa Graber



 

 
05
Noviembre 2021

Post-doctoral researcher to work on simulations for the Athena X-ray Observatory


  The Athena mission will be the next generation large X-ray observatory offering spatially-resolved X-ray spectroscopy and deep wide-field X-ray spectral imaging with performance greatly exceeding that offered by current X-ray observatories. It was selected in 2014 by ESA to become the second L-class…
 
The Athena mission will be the next generation large X-ray observatory offering spatially-resolved X-ray spectroscopy and deep wide-field X-ray spectral imaging with performance greatly exceeding that offered by current X-ray observatories. It was selected in 2014 by ESA to become the second L-class mission of its Cosmic Vision programme. It will be launched in 2030’ and it is now preparing its Mission Adoption Review that will end in late 2022 when the instrument construction will start.
 
We welcome applications for a post-doctoral position on data simulations for the Athena X-ray Observatory at the Institute of Space Sciences in Barcelona (ICE), which is part of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Catalan Institute for Space Studies (IEEC). The Institute of Space Sciences is deeply involved in the scientific preparation for the mission being part of the Athena Science Study Team, and part of a bigger network of Spanish institutes involved in several aspects of the Athena preparation.
 
In this role, the post-doctoral researcher will be:
 
- Simulating Athena observations of pulsars, magnetars, pulsar wind nebulae, and neutron stars in binary systems.
- Improving existing and developing new pipelines for image, spectral, and timing X-ray analysis, focused on the future Athena X-ray Observatory.
 
He/she is requested to have experience in:

- High energy astrophysics in general.
- X-ray data analysis.
- Python and related libraries.
 
The successful candidate is expected to work actively on Athena simulations but having 30% of the time to pursue his/her own scientific interests. A scientific background on neutron star science is a plus, but not strictly necessary.
 
He/she will be hired on a full-time contract from the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas and funded by a European H2020 ERC Consolidator grant (MAGNESIA ERC Project, PI: Rea). The position is for 2 years, with possible extensions. There will be a (relaxed) evaluation of performance every year, and a report (a couple of pages maximum) to be submitted to the European Commission. Salary and benefits will be in accordance with the Spanish labour laws, and will depend on past experience. This position further allows 1 month vacation per year, usually taken in August. Working hours are flexible as typical for our discipline, and we encourage performance-driven work, rather than a filling-hours approach. The funding grant will also provide a laptop, accessories or justified materials, which can be chosen and customized. Starting date would be December 2021/Early 2022 but can be discussed with the potential candidates. Given the current situation, working conditions will be flexible if required.
 
Group activities will be in English (as are all the institute's activities) and there is a weekly group meeting that the successful candidate is expected to attend (remotely if needed). One crucial strength of our group is the generally relaxed and supportive atmosphere between all its members, and we are looking forward to having a new team member join in this spirit. More information about the group here:  https://www.ice.csic.es/erc-magnesia/
To apply please send your CV to:
 
Nanda Rea
 
 
Deadline: October 20th, 2021. Applications are open until positions are filled.
 

 
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