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       - Chamada 07/2019 - Resultado final
       - Chamada 07/2019 - Resultado preliminar
       - Chamada 07/2019 - Edital
       - Chamada 06/2019 - Resultado final
 - Chamada 06/2019 - Resultado preliminar
       - Chamada 06/2019 - Seleção de especialistas, pesquisadores e técnicos que contribuam para a execução de projetos de pesquisa no âmbito do PCI
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      - Chamada 03/2019 - Seleção de especialistas, pesquisadores e técnicos que contribuam para a execução de projetos de pesquisa no âmbito do PCI
      - Chamada 02/2019 - Altera o Cronograma apresentado na Chamada 01/2019 (Expirado)
      - Chamada 01/2019 - Programa de Capacitação Institucional - PCI (Expirado)


Laboratorios e projetos

Iniciação Científica sem Concessão de Bolsas de Estudos

Bolsas e estágios

- Vaga para realização de projeto de pós-doutorado


Observatórios associados

(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

Chamada para ciência de verificação com o TripleSpec no SOAR

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

Request for Proposal: Gemini North Adaptive Optics Imager

The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc. (AURA), on behalf of the Gemini Observatory, is soliciting competitive proposals to design and build the Gemini North Adaptive Optics Imager (GNAOI) for use on the Gemini North Telescope.

AURA is seeking proposals from qualified organizations which are interested in bidding on designing and building GNAOI. Evaluation criteria will include whether a bidder is located in a Gemini partner country.

On October 4, AURA will hold an optional Proposers Conference to provide a forum to review the RFP material and encourage potential proposers to ask questions regarding the RFP documentation set. Proposers may attend in person or via video conferencing..

  1. Schedule details for this conference will be available in the RFP documentation.
  2. Attendance at this conference is not required in order to submit a proposal; however, Gemini strongly encourages teams to attend.
  3. Gemini expects the deadline for proposal submittals to be Friday, November 1, 2019 at 3:00 PM MST. Bidder Instructions must be followed carefully, as submissions not prepared to these Instructions may be summarily rejected.



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


Scientific Staff Position at NSF's National Optical-Infrared   Astronomy Research Laboratory 

Oportunidade emprego, deadline is January 15, 2020.

Dear Colleague, 

We would like to draw your attention to the opportunity to join the scientific staff of the NSF's National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory (NSF's OIR Lab). Created on 1 October 2019 from the grand unification of NOAO with Gemini Observatory and LSST operations, NSF's OIR Lab brings together diverse pathways for astronomical exploration, serves as a focal point for community coordination and collaboration, and enables the discoveries of the future. 

Scientific staff at the Lab support the operations of its five facilities: Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO), Gemini Observatory, Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO), the Community Science and Data Center (CSDC), and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). 

Applications for an open Scientist position are welcome from both junior and more senior members of the astronomical community - the appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or full Scientist depending on qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will initially support the US National Gemini Office (US NGO), a program within the Lab's Community Science and Data Center (CSDC). 

Further details regarding the position are available at: 


Questions about the position may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Letizia Stanghellini (lstanghellini@noao.edu), who leads the National Gemini Office. 

More general questions about CSDC and NSF OIR Lab may be directed to Adam Bolton (bolton@noao.edu; CSDC Director), Dara Norman (norman@noao.edu; CSDC Deputy Director), and Joan Najita (najita@noao.edu).

3 post-doc positions - Paris Observatory

deadline November 11th



ELT/MOSAIC is amongst the priorities of the Institute and there are reasonably good chances that one position can be attributed to the project.

The positions are offered for two years, starting September to December 2020. Here I am collecting possible candidates who'll be interested to work on MOSAIC and who wish to do their research in Extragalactic,
Galactic or Stellar Astronomy either with Francois Hammer, Mathieu Puech and/or Piercarlo Bonifacio.

If interested please contact Francois Hammer before October 4th in order to have sufficient time for preparing the forms.

Francois Hammer
Laboratoire d'Etudes des Galaxies, Etoiles, Physique et Instrumentation GEPI, Observatoire de Paris,
UMR 8111 du CNRS, Univ. Paris-Diderot
Place Jules Janssen, 92195 Meudon, France
Tel +33 1 45 07 74 08  Fax +33 1 45 07 71 94

Post Doctoral Position at the University of Sao Paulo

We have two openings for post docs at the University of Sao Paulo, Physics Department, in connection with the BINGO telescope project.

The BINGO project requires two post docs to work on the area of data analysis in preparation to the construction of the telescope, which has been almost fully funded by Brazilian agencies.

We seek candidates with the experiences in the broad area of data analysis. Specific knowledge of radio data analysis is desired but not required by the posts. The candidates should have a PhD in Astronomy, Physics, or related fields in the broad sense.

The selection process will proceed as follows:
1. The candidates will be short listed by members of the BINGO collaboration.
2. The successful shortlisted candidates will have to put forward their CV’s, further required documents and the agreed work plan for analysis of the funding agency for confirmation of the post.

Deadline for applications: 30th September 2019, but outstanding applications will be considered until after that date and until the posts are filled.

Applicants interested should send a CV and Research plan to eabdalla@usp.br

Two exoplanets postdoctoral research positions in Grenoble and Paris (France)

Detection and characterization of Exoplanets with SPIRou

As part of a research project funded by the ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche), the SPIRou Legacy Survey team invites applications for two postdoctoral research positions in the field of exoplanets detections and characterization. The positions will be hosted respectively at the Institut de Planétologie et d'Astrophysique de Grenoble (IPAG) and at the Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris (IAP), France, with a preferred starting date between July and October 2019. Both postdocs will be expected to carry out original research in using SPIRou data of the Radial Velocity (RV) survey dedicated to search and characterize exoplanets. The postdoc at IPAG will have to play an important role in the organization and the exploitation of the systematic RV monitoring of nearby M-dwarfs (under the supervision of X. Delfosse); the postdoc at IAP will have to play an important role to exploit the SPIRou RV monitoring of transiting planet candidates (under the supervision of G. Hébrard).

Xavier Delfosse <xavier.delfosse@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr>


Espectroscopia de alta precisão: das primeiras estrelas aos planetas

O Projeto Temático "Espectroscopia de alta precisão: das primeiras estrelas aos planetas", conduzido no Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas (IAG) da USP, dispõe de uma vaga de pós-doutorado com bolsa da FAPESP. O prazo de inscrição termina no dia 1º de março de 2019.

O pós-doutorando estudará os efeitos da atividade magnética estelar, usando diversos indicadores como as linhas H e K. O bolsista poderá usar diferentes instrumentos como Harps/ESO, Espresso/ESO e Hires/Keck, e também obter dados usando o espectrógrafo Steles, que é uma nova instrumentação brasileira no telescópio SOAR, instalado no Chile.

Os candidatos devem possuir experiência em espectroscopia estelar de alta resolução e ter obtido o doutorado há menos de seis anos. O pós-doutorando poderá realizar pesquisa independente por até metade do seu tempo.

As inscrições podem ser feitas enviando carta de apresentação, currículo incluindo lista de publicações, resumo da pesquisa anterior e atual, plano de pesquisa e duas cartas de recomendação para o e-mail do coordenador do projeto, o professor Jorge Luis Melendez Moreno (jorge.melendez@iag.usp.br).

Mais informações sobre a vaga: www.fapesp.br/oportunidades/2628.





Newton International Pos-Doc Fellowships

This scheme is for non-UK scientists who are at an early stage of their research career and wish to conduct research in the UK.

Open to applications and will close at 3pm on Wednesday 27 March 2019.

Mais informações em https://royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/grants/newton-international/

(O United Kingdom Astronomical Technology Center e a Liverpool John Moores University já informaram seu interesse em receber posdocs brasileiros na área de astrofísica e instrumentação astronômica)


Postdoc on Stellar Activity

Applications are invited for one FAPESP postdoc fellowship in the research group of Prof. Jorge Melendez (http://www.astro.iag.usp.br/~jorge/), at the Astronomy Department of the Univ. Sao Paulo. The postdoctoral scholar will study the effects of stellar magnetic activity, using data from different facilities (ESO, Keck) and could also gather data using new Brazilian facilities.

Candidates must have experience on high resolution stellar spectroscopy, and hold a PhD granted between 2013/9 - 2019/8. The fellow can pursue an independent research program for up to half of his/her time. The position is funded by FAPESP for 3 years (2 years + 1 year contingent on performance). The starting date is between May to October 2019. Monthly salary (tax free) is R$7373 (~US$2000). The postdoc research/travel budget is R$13271 per year. Airfare + R$7373 (to help with relocation) is paid for fellows from abroad.

In order to apply, send by March 1st, 2019, the following documents to Prof. Jorge Melendez (jorge.melendez@iag.usp.br):

- A cover letter indicating preferred starting date
- Curriculum vitae with publication list
- Summary of achievements (previous and present research, 1 to 3 pages)
- Research plan (1 to 3 pages)
- Applicants should also arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Prof. Jorge Melendez (jorge.melendez@iag.usp.br)

Full job announcement at: https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/bc18cccc


ESO-MOSAIC instrumentation researcher

The CNRS/GEPI laboratory is looking for an instrumentation researcher with a good knowledge of optics and an experience in scientific computing ( 1 year fixed-term contract renewable).  The work will be carried out within the MOSAIC Project Office (Located in Meudon). He / she will be working in close collaboration with the MOSAIC Scientific Tools Development Team (SSO), which includes 3 engineers.

Here is his / her main mission :
- Develop a prototype instrument simulator integrating the response of the telescope, adaptive optics, spectrograph, fiber optics and detector.

- Contribute to defining the interfaces with other scientific tools and in particular the data reduction software.

To apply, the candidate is invited to send a CV along with a cover letter to mickael.frotin@obspm.fr.


Mechanical or physical engineer (f/m/divers) DESY

DESY is one of the world’s leading research centres for photon science, particle and astroparticle physics as well as accelerator physics. More than 2400 employees work at our two locations Hamburg and Zeuthen in science, technology and administration.

The Zeuthen construction design department employs 5 engineers, 2 draughtswomen and one technician. The group supports the physics groups in all important projects at DESY: From the facilities FLASH and European

XFEL at DESY in Hamburg, via PITZ at the Zeuthen site, to the international experiments at the LHC or the telescopes lceCube at the South Pole, H.E.S.S. in Namibia or the future Cherenkov Telescope Array CTA. Daily

tasks include 3D design, computations, preparation of production documents, definition of technological processes and commissioning of the developed devices.

The position

  • Development and design of complex mechanical components and devices for experiments in particle physics
  • Execution of simulations and calculations for design optimisation
  • Work in international cooperations
  • Ordering of components for technical installations
  • Preparation of production drawings and documents
  • Supervision of production and assembly


  • Completed Bachelor's degree in the field of scientific instrumentation, mechanical engineering or physical engineering or equivalent expertise, skills and experience
  • Good expertise and experience in mechanical design, CAD (ideally SIEMENS TC NX10) and FEM simulation (ANSYS)
  • Good specialist knowledge and sound experience in UHV technology, measurement technology, electrical engineering and sensor technology
  • Many years of experience in the independent development of complex designs and their documentation Ability to collaborate in assembly and testing
  • Ability to participate in international working groups and to work on own authority and systematically within a team
  • Skills in spoken and written German and English

For further information please contact Sebastian Philipp +49-33762-7-7421.

Salary and benefits are commensurate with those of public service organisations in Germany. Classi fication is based upon qualifications and assigned duties. Handicapped persons will be given preference to other equally

qualified applicants. DESY operates flexible work schemes. DESY is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women. Vacant positions at DESY are in general open to part-timework.

During each application procedure DESY will assess whether the post can be filled with part-time employees.

We are looking forward to your application via our application system: www.desy.de/onlineapplication

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY

Human Resources Department | Code: FSMA078/2018

Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg | 22607 Hamburg Germany

Phone: +49 40 8998-3392


Deadline for applications: 2019/01/13



Academic Staff Member (Postdoc)

The University of Potsdam, Faculty of Science, Institute of Physics and Astronomy, Professorship Theoretical Astroparticle Physics is seeking to fill the following position preferably by March 1 st 2019.


Postodctoral Fellowship -  SPIRou Dublin

The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) is offering a postdoctoral fellowship to work in star formation with support from the European Research Council (ERC). The ERC Advanced Grant project Ejection Accretion Structures in YSOs (EASY) aims to understand the origin of outflows from young stars using guaranteed time on a variety of facilities including LOFAR, e-MERLIN, JWST, GRAVITY and SPIRou. The fellow recruited will work primarily in the field of spectro-polarimetry using data from SPIRou on the CFHT to help understand magnetic fields in young stars and their disks. This fellowship is available for 4 years beginning December 2018 (the precise starting date is negotiable).

Remuneration is based on Science Foundation Ireland Scales 2A or 2B (see here) and starting salary will depend on experience.

Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae, publication list, and a brief statement of research interests by Friday November 2nd , 2018. They should also arrange for three letters of reference to be provided separately by the same date.

Applicants should have a PhD in Physics, Astronomy, or a closely related field and have excellent data reduction and modelling skills. DIAS will provide funds for publications, travel, etc., and each fellow is expected to act as a mentor to an assigned PhD student for the duration of their contract.

Applications, and submission enquiries should be sent to Ms Eileen Flood, (eflood@cp.dias.ie). Detailed enquiries regarding scientific aspects of the project can be made to Prof Tom Ray (tr@cp.dias.ie).

The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies is an equal opportunity employer.


Informamos que o Horizonte 2020, programa de Pesquisa e Inovação da União Europeia, publicou edital para o financiamento de projetos nas áreas de "Pesquisa, Inovação e Refugiados"

A chamada, intitulada “MIGRAÇÃO-07-2019: Proteção internacional de refugiados em uma perspectiva comparativa”, financiará três ações de investigação e inovação no valor de três (3) milhões de euros cada.

O prazo para envio de propostas é de 6 de novembro 2018 a 14 de março de 2019. Mais informações sobre a chamada poderão ser encontras através do link: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/migration-07-2019.html

Serão incentivados consórcios incluindo universidades / entidades de pesquisa, especialmente arranjos que envolvam refugiados venezuelanos / cientistas migrantes que vivem no Brasil. Além disso, o envolvimento de cientistas e acadêmicos refugiados e migrantes de disciplinas relevantes é fortemente encorajado.

Nesse sentido, o programa Horizonte 2020 convida pesquisadores interessados para completar um perfil no Diretório de Pesquisadores da Net4Society, a rede NCP para o SC6: https://www.sshresearchdirectory.eu/

A CGCH/ABC não possui informações adicionais sobre o referido edital, nem participa do processo de seleção dos projetos. Para mais informações sobre o Horizonte 2020, acesse:



Programa de Bolsas UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi - Edição 2018. 

O governo do Japão, juntamente com a Organização das Nações Unidas para Educação, a Ciência e a Cultura (UNESCO), oferecerá dez bolsas de estudo, com duração de até nove meses, para pesquisadores pós-graduados que conduzirem pesquisas significativas para os seus países nas áreas de (a) meio ambiente, (b) diálogo intercultural, (c) tecnologias da informação e comunicação e (d) resolução pacífica de conflitos.

 Na qualidade provisória de Comissão Nacional do Brasil para a UNESCO, a DAMC/MRE receberá os dossiês dos candidatos brasileiros, fará pré-seleção e encaminhará as candidaturas à sede da UNESCO em Paris. A seleção final é de responsabilidade do governo japonês. Deverão constar dos dossiês os seguinte documentos:

  • formulário de apresentação de candidatura preenchido em inglês, e em dois originais, com 2 fotos recentes;
  • cópias autenticadas de diplomas de graduação e Mestrado (incluindo o histórico escolar), em duplicata;
  • carta de recomendação (em inglês) de pessoa que conheça o trabalho do candidato (perfil, qualidades e relevância do projeto de pesquisa);
  • carta de aceitação da instituição onde o candidato pretende realizar seu projeto de pesquisa, no campo de pesquisa escolhido;
  • certificado de proficiência em língua estrangeira (inglês ou francês), dependendo do país em que o candidato pretende realizar a pesquisa; e
  • carta de apresentação (em inglês) - uma ou duas páginas com a descrição do projeto de pesquisa, os resultados esperados, a contribuição concreta da pesquisa no campo escolhido, aspectos originais, escopo e propósito do projeto de pesquisa; orçamento detalhado para o desenvolvimento da pesquisa.

As candidaturas devem também ser digitalizadas e enviadas até o dia 11 de novembro, para o endereço eletrônico: damc.itamaraty@gmail.com assim como para o seguinte endereço: Divisão de Acordos e Assuntos Multilaterais Culturais (DAMC) Ministério das Relações Exteriores, Esplanada dos Ministérios, bloco H, anexo I, sala 408, Brasília - DF, Brasil 70.170-900.

 Informações adicionais sobre o programa e formulário de inscrição podem ser consultadas no sítio eletrônico: https://en.unesco.org/fellowships/keizo-obuchi/institutional-page/new-launching-cycle-2018, e dúvidas sobre a candidatura poderão ser sanadas através do correio eletrônico: damc@itamaraty.gov.br. Os candidatos pré-selecionados receberão comunicado da UNESCO e serão divulgados no sítio eletrônico:



Post-Doc Paris Observatory

There is an announcement for 4 prestigious post-doc positions allocated to the Paris Observatory by Paris-Sciences-Lettres (see https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/ae91622e) with a deadline November 18th.

ELT/MOSAIC is amongst the priorities of the Institute and there are reasonably good chances that one position can be attributed to the project.

The positions are offered for two years, starting September to December 2019. Here I am collecting possible candidates who'll be interested to work on MOSAIC and who wish to do their research in Extragalactic, Galactic or Stellar Astronomy either with Francois Hammer, Mathieu Puech and/or Piercarlo Bonifacio.

Francois Hammer

Laboratoire d'Etudes des Galaxies, Etoiles,  Physique et Instrumentation GEPI, Observatoire de Paris,
UMR 8111 du CNRS, Univ. Paris-Diderot
Place Jules Janssen, 92195 Meudon, France
Tel +33 1 45 07 74 08  Fax +33 1 45 07 71 94



Anúncio de abertura do processo seletivo para o posto de diretor do Centro Internacional Abdus Salam para Física Teórica (ICTP), sediado em Trieste, na Itália. Candidaturas ao referido cargo deverão ser apresentadas, impreterivelmente, até o dia 05 de outubro próximo.

Vinculado ao setor de Ciências Naturais e Exatas da UNESCO, o diretor do ICTP exerce a chefia administrativa e acadêmica do centro, reportando-se aos DGs da UNESCO e da AIEA, bem como ao governo da Itália. Os postulantes ao cargo deverão ter Ph.D. em Física, Matemática ou outro campo de atuação do ICTP, exigindo-se pelo menos 15 anos em pesquisa internacional de alto nível nessas áreas temáticas.

Mais informações em https://careers.unesco.org/careersection/2/joblist.ftl

ou por email staffingteam@unesco.org


Institute for CyberScience, The Pennsylvania State University

Penn State is adding new open-rank faculty positions to build on existing excellence in astrophysics, data sciences, computational and statistical sciences, through a cluster hire with a theme of Data Sciences for application to large astronomical surveys, such as the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST; https://www.lsst.org/).  We seek outstanding data scientists with experience applying advanced statistical and computational methods to making research breakthroughs with large astronomical surveys, a compelling vision for extending their research program into the LSST-era, and a demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary research and education.  

Further information can be found in the job ad available at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11590 and https://psu.jobs/job/82072 .  


Programa Innovation Management Professional (IMP) - MCTIC 

Programa Innovation Management Professional (IMP) com foco em capacitação na área de gestão da inovação, a ser implementado no MCTIC, a partir da contratação de empresa especializada em parceria com a Escola de Negócios Internacionais e Empreendedorismo (SIBE) da Steinbeis University Berlin (STEINBEIS). A STEINBEIS é uma universidade alemã, com sede em Berlim, que tem como objetivo o desenvolvimento de pessoas, por meio de pesquisa aplicada, com base no conceito de projetos de competência. Uma das formas como a STEINBEIS desenvolve seu trabalho é por meio das Escolas de Negócios e Empreendedorismo Internacional – SIBE (School of Internacional Business and Entrepreneurship). Esses núcleos têm como filosofia a transferência de tecnologia e conhecimento entre o mundo acadêmico e o mundo dos negócios, assim como o desenvolvimento de competências pessoais e profissionais. O modelo de pesquisa da STEINBEIS–SIBE aponta uma nova forma para promover inovação, competitividade e crescimento, reunindo o setor produtivo, universidades, agências federais e organizações regionais e estaduais para acelerar a inovação e apoiar a comercialização de tecnologia por meio do preenchimento da lacuna entre a academia e o mercado. Em particular, para integrar inovação e gestão em um ritmo mais rápido do que as organizações poderiam por conta própria.

Para acessar maiores informações, o edital e a inscrição: http://planejamentoestrategico.mctic.gov.br/info/programa_imp


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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