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How to be an astrophysicist

Employment opportunities for PhD Graduates

If you are already a Doctor of Astrophysics, the following options are available:

  • postdoctoral positions at the IAC (temporary contracts)
  • postdoctoral positions available through the National Astronomy and Astrophysics Plan (Plan Nacional de Astronomía y Astrofísica) and the National Space Plan (Plan Nacional del Espacio).
  • postdoctoral placements offered by the European Union, particularly through the European Network.
  • Spanish Grants for postdoctoral positions abroad
  • postdoctoral grants available through International Agreements between the IAC and other countries (Germany and Belgium)

If you have several years' post-doctoral experience:

  • postdoctoral positions offered through the Ministry of Science and Education's Ramón y Cajal and Juan de la Cierva programmes.
  • permanent research and university teaching positions at the IAC and ULL.

Further information on these and other opportunities.

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