Application for
IAC Post-doctoral Fellowship in Solar Physics ERC Advanced Grant POLMAG

Deadline: 31st of August 2017, 23:59 (Canarian Local Time, same as London)

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The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC Tenerife, Spain) invites applications for one postdoctoral contract funded by the European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant project “Polarized Radiation Diagnostics for Exploring the Magnetism of the Outer Solar Atmosphere” (POLMAG), led by Prof. Javier Trujillo Bueno.  

The IAC is a Public Consortium and a Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence doing research on the following areas of astrophysics: solar physics, planetary systems, stellar and interstellar physics, galactic formation and evolution, cosmology and astroparticles, as well as on development of instrumentation. Further information about the IAC's research programme is available at The appointed candidate will benefit from the research environment at the IAC, which hosts one of the largest and most active Solar Physics groups in Europe. The group covers theory, numerical modeling, observations and instrumental development, and is seriously involved on the development of novel international projects such as EST (European Solar Telescope) and CLASP (Chromospheric LAyer SpectroPolarimeter).

Duties: The selected candidate will carry out research on the following topic:


Expertise in the following topics will be highly valued:


Position requirements: The candidates must have undertaken novel research developments and hold promise to become a leading researcher in the field of solar physics in the coming years.

Qualification requirements: To be eligible for admission, applicants must have completed a Ph.D. degree in Astrophysics or Physics, within the application deadline: August 31st, 2017, 23:59h (Canarian Local Time, same as London). A copy of your degree or corresponding stamped certificate (issued on behalf of the University where you have obtained the degree), must be included.  If the applicants has not completed the Ph.D. degree within the application deadline, will not be considered.

Training: Those candidates who have done their PhD 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 duration of the contract will be for a period of 3 years subject to annual revisions. The starting date is expected to be during the first three months of 2018, and ideally on January 1, 2018. Depending on the progress of the investigations, the contract may be extended up to December 31st 2022.

Remuneration: The gross annual salary for the contract is 33.215 Euros. The contract includes medical insurance under the Spanish National Health Service , which will also cover the registered partner (de facto partner) and children (if relevant).

Research travel funds: The contract includes all the travel expenses needed for the successful development of the project (meetings, workshops, observations, collaborations, etc.).

Relocation allowance: This call includes a relocation allowance only for the selected candidate comprising: the cost of your flight ticket (booked and issued by the IAC), your stay 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: If you are citizen of a country not belonging to the European Union, you can apply for this position, but if selected, you will not be allowed to sign the contract with the IAC until you obtain the compulsory documentation required to live and work in Spain (NIE card). 

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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 (IAC Post-doctoral Fellowship in Solar Physics ERC Advanced Grant POLMAG) and corresponding code: polmag2017
  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 31st August, 2017, 23:59h (Canarian Local Time, same as London). The CV, publication list, statements of research and suitability for the job, copy of your Ph.D. degree and copy of your National Identity Card or passport, must be converted into a single PDF file.

In addition, the names and e-mails of three scientists familiar with the work of the candidate must be indicated.

Late applications or those which do not include the mandatory application form (Annex I), will not be considered for admission.  Incomplete applications 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 missing documentation.

Contact: For scientific enquiries, please contact Javier Trujillo Bueno (

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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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