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(as informações neste item estão em inglês. As mesmas não serão traduzidas pois falar inglês é requisito para todas as vagas)


- Inscrições para o processo de seleção para Mestrado e Doutorado no Observatório Nacional

A Pós-graduação em Astronomia e Astrofísica do Observatório Nacional (PGA-ON) anuncia a abertura das inscrições para o processo de seleção para mestrado e doutorado plenos. Podem se inscrever para a seleção graduados em Astronomia, Física, Matemática e áreas afins.  A inscrição para Mestrado termina em 10 de novembro e para o doutorado, em 17 de novembro. O edital completo pode ser acessado através do link: http://www.on.br/edital/Edital_2018A_v2.pdf .

         Mais informações: http://www.on.br/index.php/pt-br/programas-academicos/pos-graduacao-em-astronomia.html


- SOAR Positions

NOAO is hiring people to work at SOAR or partly at SOAR. Site Manager ad is available, and the mechanical engineer
position should be posted soon.

Telescope Site Manager, La Serena-Cerro Pachon Maintenance Specialist,    La Serena Safety Manager,    Tucson
Safety Documentation Specialist, Tucson Public Program Specialist, Tucson

The link for NOAO jobs is: <http://www.noao.edu/jobs.php>
and the complete AURA list is at: <http://aura-astronomy.org/jobs/>


- Oportunidade de emprego no Gemini

O Observatório Gemini anuncia que está aberta a vaga para vice-diretor.

A posição será exercida em La Serena, no Chile, representando o Diretor no Gemini Sul, com a mudança negociável após o primeiro ano de trabalho para Tucson, no Arizona ou Hilo, no Havaí.

O perfil desejado para o cargo e as especificações do trabalho estão descritas em:

- Posições abertas no Gemini

Gemini Observatory - Aura

Open Department Head positions with the Development Division.  We have two open positions and are looking for people with skills in Instrumentation, Adaptive Optics, Project Management, Systems Engineering, and Telescope Technology.


Scot Kleinman
Associate Director of Development
Gemini Observatory
Hilo Base Facilities
808 974 2618


- Mais vagas em outros observatórios e posições administrativas

Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy

Oportunidades em Outras Instituições


Postdoc position at the Geneva Observatory

The group of Prof. Daniel Schaerer at the Geneva Observatory in Geneva, Switzerland, announces the availability of a research position at the postdoctoral level, open to applicants of all nationalities.

The successful candidate will work on projects studying star-forming galaxies in the distant Universe, involving multi-wavelength observations and/or modeling. He/she may in particular work with observations from VLT, HST, Spitzer, ALMA, and JWST, using data from approved and upcoming projects such as high-z spectroscopic surveys with
the VLT (VUDS and VANDELS), the ALMA Large Program to INvestigate galaxies at Early times (ALPINE), or other observations of emission line galaxies. He/she will also have access to state-of-the-art modeling tools including 3D radiation transfer, SED fitting, and evolutionary synthesis codes. The candidate will work with the group of Prof. Daniel Schaerer in Geneva and within international collaborations.

The Geneva Observatory and the associated Laboratory of Astrophysics of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) carry out observational, interpretative and theoretical research in the fields of extra-solar planets, stellar physics, high energy astrophysics, galaxy evolution and dynamics, and observational cosmology.

The appointment will be for one to three years starting in sept 2018 (negotiable). It is renewable.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to send their application including a CV and publication list, description of research experience and interests, and contact information of three references preferably via email to the above address. Applications received by 31 march, 2018 will receive consideration. Informal enquiries with Daniel Schaerer
(daniel.schaerer@unige.ch) are welcome.

Information on the research group is here: http://obswww.unige.ch/sfr


University Assistant (post doc) University of Vienna

The University of Vienna (15 faculties, 4 centres, about 174 fields of study, approx. 9.500 members of staff, more than 94.000 students) seeks to fill the position as soon as possible of a University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of Astrophysics Reference number: 8421

The research group "Astronomical Instrumentation" at the Department of astrophysics at the University of Vienna is looking for motivated scientists to work in the area of software development for astronomical data analysis and simulation of observational data in the context of the ESO ELT instrumentation projects at the Department. Three positions need to be filled. Duration of employment: 3 years Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week

Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48
VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Closing date of application: March 31, 2018

Job Description:
- Active contribution to instrumentation projects of the Department of Astrophysics, in particular the ESO ELT instrumentation projects. The expected involvement includes especially the design and development of
software modules for the data reduction pipeline for photometric and spectroscopic infrared data and the development of software tools for the simulation of astronomical observations.
- Independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement
- Supervision of students
- Doctoral degree / PhD degree in astronomy/astrophysics or physics with focus in
astronomy/astrophysics with experience in the areas of astronomy/astrophysics, with preference in observational oriented astronomy and development of astronomical data reduction software.
- Excellent command of written and spoken English
Experience in the areas:
- data acquisition, data reduction and data analysis of astronomical instruments
- simulation of observational data
- use of state-of-the-art astronomical software packages
- ESO standards of software development and data reduction pipelines
Application documents
- Letter of motivation
- Academic curriculum vitae (including a list of publications, a list of courses and a list of talks given)
- Description of research interests and research agenda
- Contact details of people who could provide a letter of reference
Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job
Center to the University of Vienna (http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 13.03.2018,
mentioning reference number 8421.
For further information please contact
􀁸 Zeilinger, Werner +43-1-4277-51865,
􀁸 Ziegler, Bodo +43-1-4277-53825.
The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity
(http://diversity.univie.ac.at/). The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions.
Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants. Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna Reference number: 8421
E-Mail: jobcenter@univie.ac.at


PostDoc position in Astronomy + Machine Learning, University Clermont Auvergne

We invite applications for a 2-years post-doctoral researcher position in the interface between astronomy and machine learning. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the position, candidates with a background
in either astronomy/astrophysics, computer science or statistics will be equally considered. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Emille Ishida in the CNRS-MOMENTUM project “Adaptive Learning for Large Scale Sky Surveys”.

The project is focused on the development of machine learning techniques for real time classification of variable astronomical sources in the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in adaptive learning algorithms, statistical modelling for big data and/or observational astronomy.  The
successful candidate is encouraged to conduct independent research in related areas.

The LSST group at Université Clermont-Auvergne is deeply involved in the analysis of Type Ia supernovae from the Nearby Supernova Factory and in LSST, where we focus in all aspects of its supernova cosmology pipeline.
The group also has an interdisciplinary collaboration with IT research on big data applied to astrophysics and plays a leading role in the activities of the Cosmostatistics Initiative (COIN).

Candidates must possess a PhD or equivalent qualification in astronomy/astrophysics, computer science, statistics or related fields, have an excellent publication track record in their field and have demonstrated their interest for conducting interdisciplinary research.

The nominal starting date is 1 September 2018. The contract offers an extensive support covering all the travel expenses required for the development of the project (meetings, workshops, collaborations, etc.).
The successful candidate will have no teaching duties.

Applicants should provide a cover letter addressing the above selection criteria and highlighting computer skills (1 page); a CV, research statement (2 pages) , a list of publications and arrange for 2 letters of recommendation.

The documentation should be sent to via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10931  no later than 15 April
2018 for full consideration.

Inquires are welcome and should be sent to Dr. Emille E. O. Ishida <postdoc@emilleishida.com >.



Prêmio Mercosul de Ciência e Tecnologia - Edição 2017

O MCTIC informa: Estão abertas as inscrições para o Prêmio Mercosul de Ciência e Tecnologia - Edição 2017 até 2 de março de 2018.

- Tema: Tecnologias para a Economia do Conhecimento.

- Premiação: US$ 25.500 + Troféus + Placas + Passagens e diárias para o agraciado participar da cerimônia de premiação.

Maiores informações em www.premiomercosul.cnpq.br ou pelo e-mail: pmercosul@cnpq.br.


Fully Funded PhD Studentship - Machine Learning and Astronomy

Interested in challenging inter-disciplinary work involving machine learning?


SUNDIAL Horizon 2020 Initial Training Network

(www.astro.rug.nl/~sundial/index.html) offers a unique opportunity for early stage researchers to develop into mature interdisciplinary scientist. You will be part of 9 research groups across Europe aiming to develop novel computational methodologies to study databases coming from current-day telescopes in order to better understand galaxy formation and evolution, and to prepare for the huge missions of the next decade.

Linking detailed astrophysical simulations of galaxy and galaxy cluster formation and evolution with observations requires development of dedicated tools in the frameworks of machine learning, natural computation and probabilistic modelling. The position is suitable for trained astronomers with keen interest in machine learning and computational methods (no deep prior knowledge is required), or for computer scientists eager to face a challenging interdisciplinary project (again no deep prior knowledge of astronomy is required).

For details and formal application, please see:


 Informal enquiries can be made to: Peter Tino; p.tino@cs.bham.ac.uk


W2 professorship on Stellar Physics & Exoplanets in Potsdam

Contact: Dr. Klaus G. Strassmeier

 The University of Potsdam, Faculty of Science, Institute of Physics and Astronomy and the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) invite applications in a joint appointment (Jülicher Modell) for the following new professorship to be filled in 2018 W2-Professorship for Stellar Physics and Exoplanets.

The professorship is combined with the position of head of the section “Stellar Physics and Stellar Activity” at the AIP. Office location is at AIP in Pots-dam/Babelsberg. The Stellar Physics and Stellar Activity section is one of the six science sections at AIP and is part of its Research Branch I (Cosmic Magnetic Fields). This Branch focuses on the solar-stellar connection, optical and radio so-lar physics, magnetohydrodynamics and turbulence as well as technological developments of high-resolution spectroscopy and polarimetry and robotics.

The appointee is responsible for establishing a research group carrying out independent research programs in the broadly defined field of Stellar Physics and Exoplanets and in encouraging collaborations among the different research groups. We are particularly excited about candidates interested in the star-exoplanet relationship. Successful candidates are expected to have a proper track record of publishing in international peer-review journals and demonstrated their competence in defining research projects and attracting research funding. The appointee is expected to actively participate in the educational programs at the Institute of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Potsdam as part of the Bachelor and Master study programs in Physics and Astrophysics. Educational skills and teaching experience are therefore required.

The employment is planned according to the “Jülicher Modell”. The candidate will be appointed as a civil servant with the obligation to teach at least two hours per week at the University of Potsdam.

Prerequisites for the application are a doctoral degree and a record of research equivalent to the German “Habilitation”. Scientific qualifications achieved in the private sector, outside Germany, or as junior professor will also be considered (§ 41 Brandenburgisches Hochschulgesetz - BbgHG). Appointment will be made as a civil servant or a public employee according to the State law (§ 40 BbgHG).

The University of Potsdam and the AIP strive to increase the proportion of wom-en in research and teaching and specifically encourages female applicants to apply for this position. Handicapped applicants will be given preference in case of equal suitability. People with an immigration background are specifically encouraged to apply.

The University of Potsdam offers dual career support and coaching for newly-appointed professors:


Applications (with a presentation of your research interests, curriculum vitae, copies of academic certificates and documents, a list of publications, a list of conducted courses, a list of externally funded

projects) should be sent to the University of Potsdam ausschreibungen@uni-potsdam.de with-in 8 weeks of the publication of this notice.


Post-doc in Mathematics (UNIFEI-Brazil)

 Dear colleagues,

   a postdoctoral position is available at the Institute of Mathematics and Computation in the Federal University of Itajubá (UNIFEI), Itajubá, MG, Brazil. We look for a mathematician or a math-related researcher that could contribute to our research program in Mathematics. The post-doc is granted with an annual tax-free stipend of  R$ 49.200 (Brazilian reais )(= R$ 4.100,00/month) from the National Postdoctoral Program (PNPD-CAPES). The contract can be annually renewed up to 5 years.

  Applicants should send an email to pmat.pg@unifei.edu.br until June 19, 2017, with the following documents written in English or Portuguese:

  1. Curriculum vitae (or Curriculum Lattes for Brazilian applicants);

  2. Research project;

Contact pmat.pg@unifei.edu.br for more information or access our public statute "Edital PNPD – Matemática – 03/2017" (in Portuguese) at https://site2016.unifei.edu.br/mestrado-matematica/

 My best regards,

Prof. Leandro Gustavo Gomes - ICE/UNIFEI <lggomes@unifei.edu.br>


The National Research Council (Canada) is advertising for a postdoctoral position 

The National Research Council (Canada) is advertising for a postdoctoral position based at the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory (part of NRC Herzberg) in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The successful candidate will work on observational near-field cosmology with the new Canada-France Imaging Survey (details below), supervised by Alan McConnachie (CFIS co-PI).

Project title: The Canada-France-Imaging Survey (CFIS): Strategic science programs in the era of large datasets NRC portfolio: Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics

Location: Victoria, BC

CFIS is a major astronomical survey being undertaken with the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope that will obtain 10,000 square degrees of u-band imaging (point source depth 24.5 at a signal to noise ratio of 5) and 5,000 square degrees of r-band imaging (point source depth 24.9).

20% of the data is in hand. CFIS addresses fundamental questions relating to the properties of dark matter and dark energy, and their role in the growth of structure in the Universe. The successful applicant will use CFIS in combination with other datasets, including Gaia, to lead investigations into the formation history of the distant galaxy through three-dimensional mapping of its structure and metal distribution. The successful candidate will work in a premier research-computing environment with access to front-line database and software tools, and will develop infrastructure in the course of their research for use by the collaboration to efficiently mine this vast dataset. This position combines astronomy insight, software expertise and database management and is dedicated to delivering scientific results and tools for leverage by the collaboration.

More details on the position and how to apply can be found at the NRC Postdoc webpages:

English: http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/careers/programs/postdoctoral_fellowships/index.html

Français: http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/fra/carrieres/programmes/bourses_recherche_postdoctorale/index.html

More information on the Canada-France Imaging Survey (CFIS) is available on the CFIS website:


Over 30 astronomers in Canada are part of CFIS, eight of whom are located at NRC Herzberg. More information on the astronomers working in NRC Herzberg can be found here:



The Department of Physics & Astronomy at Western University

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at Western University in London, Canada has a postdoctoral position available, to work on stellar populations and star formation in nearby galaxies. The successful applicant will use multiwavelength observations and innovative computational and statistical techniques to put together the big picture of galaxy formation. She or he will carry out independent as well as directed research and be eligible to apply for telescope time with CFHT, Gemini, ALMA, and JCMT.

 Candidates must have a PhD in astrophysics or related fields and experience with astronomical observations. Expertise in studies of nearby galaxies and/or in data analysis using advanced statistical methods including machine learning would be advantageous.

 The initial appointment is for 1 year with the expectation of one or two additional years dependent upon performance and continued funding. The start date is flexible, but preferably not later than September 2017.

The position will remain open until filled; review of applications will begin on May 1, 2017.

 Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, brief statement of research interests, and contact information for at least 2 references in a single PDF to Prof. Pauline Barmby, via Ms Stephanie Attardi, sattard3 at uwo.ca. Questions about the position can be addressed to Prof. Barmby, pbarmby at uwo.ca; research group information is at http://nearby-galaxies.github.io

 The University of Western Ontario is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, Aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities.


AstroStatistic Postdoc position at IAS, Orsay, France

IAS is ofering a 3 years postdoc postion at Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale <https://www.ias.u-psud.fr/> (IAS), Orsay (France).
Goal: mapping and characterising the baryon distribution at the largest cosmic scales.

Outreach Astronomer

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) is looking for an Outreach Astronomer — an astronomy educated person who works in the outreach department, having responsibilities in areas such as: writing news, astronomical image production, exhibition coordination, planetarium programming. All of this is done with the support of a diverse and excellent team!

If you are interested, apply until 20 November: https://recruitment.eso.org/
For questions, please refer to our HR department: vacancy@eso.org

Lectureship in Astrostatistics at Cambridge

There's an opening for a permanent position at Cambridge in Astrostatistics - details in the the ad below:

This seems to be a truly cross-disciplinary appointment between Statistics and Astro/Physics, which is very encouraging for this discipline!
Please do encourage potential candidates to apply. 

IAG/USP Opportunities

Postdoctoral research opportunities at the Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences of the University of São Paulo

Postdoctoral Fellowship on Precision Spectroscopy

Pre-applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship at the Astronomy Department of the University of Sao Paulo (USP) in Brazil, to join the group of Prof. Jorge Melendez (http://www.astro.iag.usp.br/~jorge/members.htm) to develop research related to high precision chemical abundances. USP is ranked as the best university in South America, and its Astronomy Department has 32 permanent staff, about 25 postdocs and about 60 graduate students.

The candidate will use stellar spectra of superb quality to obtain highly precise chemical abundances (0.01 dex). Some relevant topics are the planet - star connection, planet searches, star clusters, stellar ages, rotation, activity, stellar evolution, isotopic ratios, chemical evolution of the Galaxy, surveys of metal-poor stars and the cosmological lithium problem. The fellow is encouraged to pursue an independent research program for up to half of his/her time, and is welcome to apply for observing time at different facilities for which Brazil currently has access (ESO/Gemini/SOAR).

The successful applicant will be sponsored for an application to the Sao Paulo funding agency FAPESP. If approved, the position will be funded for two years with the possibility of extension for a third year contingent on performance. The starting date is negotiable (2016/12 - 2017/09). Monthly salary (tax free) is R$6819 (about US$2064). The postdoc will have its own research/travel budget of R$12274 per year. Airfare + R$6819 (to help with relocation) will be paid for fellows from abroad.

Candidates must have a PhD granted between 2011/7 and 2017/8 and should have published (or submitted) at least two papers. Previous experience on stellar abundances is required. Send a cover letter indicating your preferred starting date, curriculum vitae, summary of research achievements, and research plan by September 2, 2016. Applicants attending the workshop Precision Spectroscopy 2016 (http://www.astro.iag.usp.br/~jorge/ps/) can visit USP before or after the workshop. Send applications by e-mail to Dr. Jorge Melendez (jorge.melendez@iag.usp.br). Two letters of recommendation must be emailed directly by the writers to the above address.

A cosmologist permanent position is now open at CEA Service d'Astrophysique, France.
Deadline is May 20 for applying.

Mestrado e Doutorado em Astronomia
UFRJ - Observatório do Valongo
Processo seletivo aberto até a 4ª semana de maio, e 3ª semana de novembro

Bolsas de Mestrado
Centro Regional para Ciência Espacial e Educação Tecnológica na Ásia e no Pacífico (RCSSTEAP)
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