Application for
ONE IAC POSTDOCTORAL CONTRACT ASTRONOMO IAC-NOT 2018

Deadline: 30th of April 2018, 23:59 (Canarian Local Time, same as London)

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The IAC (Tenerife, Spain) invites applications for ONE IAC-NOT Astronomer contract to work as a postdoctoral researcher within the research and technical project “Remotization and/or robotization of the telescope”, led by Dr. Alejandro Oscoz Abad.

Research topics at the IAC include most areas of astrophysics: solar physics, planetary systems, stellar and interstellar physics, galaxy formation and evolution, and cosmology and astroparticles. These research lines are supported by an ambitious instrumentation program. The IAC has been selected as a Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence by the Spanish Government in 2015, a prestigious recognition awarded for the second time to the IAC as a leading research institute in Spain. Further information about the IAC's research programme, its Observatories and the 10.4m GTC is available at the IAC's web page (http://www.iac.es).

Duties: The selected candidate will pursue research related to the research and technical project “Remotization and/or robotization of the NOT telescope”, and its integration in the IAC remote telescope network. The selected candidate will have his/her residence at the Island of La Palma.

Specific tasks to develop:

Qualification Requirements: To be eligible for admission, applicants must have obtained a Ph.D. degree in Astrophysics or Physics, within the application deadline (April 30, 2018). A copy of the degree or corresponding stamped certificate (issued by the University where the degree was obtained), must be included. If the applicant has not completed the Ph.D. degree within the application deadline will not be considered.

Training: Those candidates who have done their Ph.D. research at the IAC must have undertaken a period of training at other research centres. This period must consist of either one continuous year or 18 accumulated months (including periods of training during their doctoral period).

Duration: The appointment will have a finishing date on February 29, 2020, the latest). The starting date is expected to be in the first half of 2018.

Merits to value:

Section A: Maximum score: 60 points.

Section B: Maximum score 40 points.

Adequacy of training and experience of the candidate to the contract he/she is applying for:

Previous experience as Support Astronomer and interest in astrophysical instrumentation will be particularly valued.

The previous inclusion of the candidate within a specific research proposal including research groups from both communities will be particularly valued.

In order to guarantee coverage of the effective equality of men and women, and developing the provisions of the Second Plan of Equality of the IAC, the merit values will be measured when certain documented situations exist, which can be presumed that they may diminish the performance of the personnel, with the aim that they do not detract from the evaluation of the career of each applicant. In any case, the following are considered to be special situations:

Remuneration: The gross annual salary is 38.274 Euros, subject to up to 20% tax and Social Security deductions (depending on the personal situation of the candidate). Medical insurance under the Spanish National Health Service will be provided for the candidate and will also cover spouse or registered partner (de facto partner) and children (if relevant).

Relocation allowance: This call includes a relocation allowance (only for the selected candidate) comprising: the cost of the flight ticket (booked and issued by the IAC), temporary accommodation for up to two weeks (organised by the IAC) and per diem rate up to two weeks.  The maximum IAC will reimburse is 2,000 Euros.

Non-UE citizens: Applicants who are not citizen of a country belonging to the European Union are invited to apply for this position, but, if selected, will be allowed to sign the contract with the IAC only after obtaining the compulsory documentation required to live and work in Spain. 

How to apply: use the online application system, http://www.iac.es/jobs/research/, including the required information and documents. Alternatively, follow the instructions in the official announcement (only in Spanish).

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Documentation

Attach a single PDF file (mandatory) containing materials in the order listed below.

  1. Application Form (completed, signed and scanned) indicating the position's name (ONE IAC POSTDOCTORAL CONTRACT ASTRONOMO IAC-NOT 2018) and corresponding code: IACNOT2018
  2. Copy of National Identity Document / NIE / Passport
  3. Curriculum Vitae including: list of publications (with refereed articles clearly indicated), a brief statement of research interests (max. 2 pages), a cover letter indicating skills and knowledge you can bring to the position you are applying for (max. 2 pages).
  4. A copy of your PhD degree/transcript/certificate to confirm your credentials (those researchers who completed their doctorate at the IAC, must justify a period of additional training in another research centre).

The required documentation must be submitted using the online application system and received by the application deadline. The application form, CV, publication list, statements of research interests and suitability for the position, copy of the Ph.D. degree, and copy the national identity or passport should be merged into a single PDF file.

Late applications or those that do not include the mandatory application form (Annex I), will not be considered. In case of incomplete applications, the applicant will have a period of five (5) days, starting from the day after publication of the provisional list of accepted and excluded candidates, to provide the missing documentation.

Contact: For position enquiries, please contact Dr. Alejandro Oscoz Abad (aoscoz@iac.es).


The document must not exceed 30Mb in size.

Have you included in the PDF the completed, signed and scanned Application Form (item 1)?     Yes, I did. 

Referees

Please, provide us with some (up to three) Referee contact information. Referees do not have to send a reference letter. The Selection Committee will contact them only if necessary, to ask them for references.

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Second Optional Referee
Third Optional Referee
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Queries or requests for help with the application procedure, as well as requests for additional information, may be sent to secinv@iac.es.

The IAC has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and is an equal opportunities employer.  Qualified women and minorities are therefore strongly encouraged to apply.

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Selecting "Yes" is equivalent to my signature.   Yes