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Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow for Women in STEMM (2 positions) at the University of Southern Queensland.

Improving career pathways for women in under-represented areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine (STEMM)

Building on its strengths as Australia’s leading regional University, UniSQ’s vision is to be renowned for innovation and excellence in education, student experience, research and engagement. Guided by our core values of respect, integrity, and excellence, the University’s Strategic Plan 2021-2025 outlines our commitment to creating and sharing knowledge, transforming lives and solving the problems that matter to our world.

Women have historically been, and continue to be, significantly under-represented in the STEMM disciplines of Astrophysics, Mathematics, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Engineering, which may reflect past disadvantage. The University recognises the important role that equal opportunity measures set out by anti-discrimination law can make in creating opportunities for women, including in the disciplines mentioned above.

In support of our dedication to gender equity and the University’s Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Athena Swan Action Plan, we are seeking to appoint two Postdoctoral Research Fellows for Women in STEMM. These roles are only open to applicants who identify as women or non-binary.

Find out more at the full job advertisement.

Reference Number: 0162_05/23

Location: Toowoomba, Springfield or Ipswich Campus

Term: 2 x full-time fixed-term appointments for 3 years (37.5 hrs/week)

Salary: Total remuneration range $119,401 to $141,128 pa (includes salary range of $100,888 to $119,246, employer superannuation contributions up to 17% of salary and annual leave loading)

Closes: Sunday, 11 June 2023

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer position in Astrophysics at UNSW Sydney

Applications are invited for a full-time, convertible tenure-track (i.e. the position will be made ongoing subject to performance) Lecturer or Senior Lecturer Position in Astrophysics at UNSW Sydney. 

The Astrophysics Group within the School of Physics constitutes 7 faculty members working across a broad range of research areas including galaxy evolution, Galactic archaeology, exoplanets, Asteroseismology and Antarctic astronomy. These are our existing research areas, and we are happy to consider all candidates. Strong consideration will be given to candidates that either engage with an existing UNSW research strength, or which strategically complement existing research strengths.  UNSW astrophysicists are closely involved with Rubin Observatory’s upcoming Legacy Survey of Space and Time, the ESO 4MOST surveys, and the Giant Magellan Telescope, as well as smaller existing facilities such as the AAT, SONG, and TESS. 

The position will be balanced between research and teaching. The teaching supports the delivery of our undergraduate and Honours B.Sc. degrees.

More details and the application are available on the UNSW careers page:

Application deadline: 14 July 2023. References will be sought after long-listing candidates.

FCT – Individual Call to Scientific Employment Stimulus 2023 (6th Edition)

The Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA) welcomes pre-applications to the FCT

The Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT) has issued a call for research contracts, in the context of the Stimulus to Scientific Employment which will be open from 4th April until 3rd May 2023, 17:00 (Portuguese time). The positions are for up to 6 years. There are 3 categories, depending on the profile of the candidate:

–    Junior Researcher (gross monthly income 2.206,05€): PhD holders for 5 years or less, counted as of the closing date of the application submission period, with reduced post-doctoral research experience in the scientific area to which they are applying.

–    Assistant/Auxiliary Researcher (gross monthly income 3.294,81€): PhD holders for more than 5 and less than 12 years, inclusive, counted as of the closing date of the application submission period, with a relevant curriculum in the scientific area to which they are applying.

–    Principal Researcher (gross monthly income 3.717,23€): PhD holders for more than 12 years, counted as of the closing date of the application submission period, with a relevant curriculum vitae in the scientific area to which they are applying, demonstrating some scientific independence in the last 3 years.
The selection is done by FCT. Each candidate will have to select and have the support from a host institution in Portugal.

The Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA) welcomes pre-applications with the following deadlines, depending on the IA node:

–    Lisbon node: until the 24th of March 2023

–    Porto node: until the 21st of April 2023

–    Coimbra node: until 21st of April 2023
The institute cannot guarantee the required scientific and administrative support for any pre-applications received after these dates. 

Despite the extended deadline applied to the Porto and Coimbra IA nodes, candidates are strongly advised to submit their pre-applications as early as possible, so as to have enough time to later prepare the application to FCT, in case their pre-application is approved by IA.

IA is the reference institution for this area in Portugal, integrating researchers from the University of Porto, the University of Lisbon and University of Coimbra, and is responsible for a major fraction of the national productivity in international ISI journals in this area. The research and development effort at the IA includes most of the topics at the forefront of research in Astrophysics and Space Sciences, complemented by work on instrumentation and systems with potential use in Astronomy and Astrophysics.

IA activities are structured around six Groups with respective group leaders:

1.    Towards the detection and characterization of other Earths – Nuno Santos

2.    Towards a comprehensive study of stars – Tiago Campante

3.    The assembly history of galaxies resolved in space and time – Polychronis Papaderos

4.    Unveiling the dynamics of the Universe – Tiago Barreiro

5.    Astronomical Instrumentation and Systems – Alexandre Cabral

6.    Science Communication(*) – Filipe Pires & João Retrê

For more see here:

ESO Studentship Programme 2023/2024

Closing date: 2023-04-30
Contact: Human Resources

The research studentship programme of the European Southern Observatory provides an outstanding opportunity for PhD students to experience the exciting scientific environment at one of the world’s leading observatories for a period of up to two years.

ESO is the foremost intergovernmental astronomy organisation in Europe. Its approximately 110 staff astronomers, 40 Fellows and 40 PhD students conduct frontline research in fields ranging from exoplanets to cosmology, offering one of the most vibrant and stimulating scientific settings anywhere in the world.

ESO’s studentship positions are open to students enrolled in a PhD programme in astronomy or related scientific fields. Students accepted into the programme work on their doctoral project under the formal supervision of their home university supervisor, but they come to ESO to work and study under the co-supervision of an ESO staff astronomer, for a period of a minimum of 6 months and up to two years. Studentships may be hosted either at ESO’s headquarters in Garching (Germany) or at ESO’s offices in Santiago (Chile), where also positions are provided for students enrolled in Chilean universities.

Please visit for details of the employment conditions and benefits. If you are interested in enhancing your PhD experience through an extended stay at ESO, then please apply online at

Closing date for applications is 30.04.2023. Review of the application documents, including the support letters, will begin immediately.

Postdoctoral Research Associate in experimental icy moons geochemistry at the Open University

This is an opportunity to build new understanding of the geochemistry of the ice shell on Jupiter’s moon Europa, using ultra-low-temperature experiments and cutting-edge cryo-analytical techniques.

You will use an experimental approach to explore the formation of salt-rich ices generated by dynamic processes such as brine-and-ice volcanism, building a comprehensive picture of their potential diversity and relationship to the subsurface ocean. You will combine cryogenic laboratory experiments with analytical tools to investigate composition and structure of ices delivered to Europa’s surface, informing observations by upcoming missions such as the Jupiter ICy moons Explorer (JUICE) and Europa Clipper. You will be welcomed into the Open University’s vibrant planetary science and astrobiology research communities, joining an interdisciplinary team investigating the potential for life beyond Earth.

Closing date for applications: 8th March

See here for more information and person specifications:

Contact Mark Fox-Powell ( to discuss the role and for informal enquiries

ESA Archival Research Visitor Programme

To increase the scientific return from its space science missions, the European Space Agency (ESA) welcomes applications from scientists interested in pursuing research projects based on data publicly available in the ESA Space Science Archives (

The ESA Archival Research Visitor Programme is open to scientists, at all career levels, affiliated with institutes in ESA Member States and Collaborating States. Early-career scientists (within 10 years of the PhD) are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications by PhD students are also welcome.

During their stay, visiting scientists will have access to archives and mission specialists for help with the retrieval, calibration, and analysis of archival data. In principle, all areas of space research covered by ESA science missions can be supported.

Residence lasts typically between one and three months, also distributed over multiple visits. Research projects can be carried out at ESAC (Madrid, Spain) and at ESTEC (Noordwijk, Netherlands). To offset the expenses incurred by visitors, ESA covers travel costs from and to the home institution and provides support for lodging expenses and meals.

Applications received before 1 May 2023 will be considered for visits in autumn 2023 and winter 2024.

For further details, including areas of research and contact information, please refer to:

or write to the programme coordinators at

Postdoctoral position at LMD, Paris, on Uranus and Neptune atmospheric modeling

The Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique (LMD), located on Sorbonne Université (Paris, France), invites applications for a postdoctoral position to work on Uranus and Neptune atmospheric modeling.
This position is awarded for 18 months (plus a potential 6 month extension), starting ideally in spring 2023, with some flexibility. Applications received until 31 January, 2023 will receive full consideration. Applicants should send a CV (including publication list), a cover letter stating their research accomplishments, interests in the project and date of availability, and 1 to 3 contact information for references to
See full description:

Postdoctoral Position in PLATO at IAA-CSIC of Granada

The PLATO team from IAA-CSIC in Granada invite applications of postdocs researchers who wants
to work on any (or several) of the following topics:

  • Synergic studies between Asteroseismology and stellar activity
  • Development of innovative data analysis techniques
  • Analysis of spectroscopic data
  • Modeling of eclipsing binaries
  • Asteroseismology of stellar clusters
  • Stellar modeling and analysis of pulsations in rapid rotators
  • Applications of asteroseismology to constraint fundamental physics models
    or pursue a new research line.

The successful candidate will work in collaboration with experts in pulsating stars, data analysis,
and stellar modelling at the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia – CSIC.

The application should contain a short CV and a letter of motivation describing the interest for the position and the skills for the activities that are described. Letters of recommendation (maximum 2) should be sent directly by the reference persons to
The deadline for the applications is December 16, 2022.

For more information or any further inquiries about the application procedure please send an email to Dr. Javier Pascual Granado (

Two (2) Tenure-track Faculty Positions in Earth and Planetary Surface Processes

University of Washington: Academic Personnel: College of the Environment: Earth and Space Science.


The Department of Earth and Space Sciences, in the College of the Environment at the University of Washington, is soliciting applications for two permanent, full-time, 9-month, tenure-track assistant professors in Earth and planetary surface processes.  

Position 1: Assistant Professor in Geomorphology

Position 2: Assistant Professor in Earth and Planetary Surface Processes


Applicants must have a PhD, or foreign equivalent in a relevant field by the start of the appointment. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2023. See

Application Instructions

Applicants should indicate in the cover letter which position best fits their interest and expertise. All applications will be reviewed by a single hiring committee, and all applicants will be considered for both positions. Review of applications will begin January 3, 2023.  Required materials include:

  • A one-page cover letter;
  • Curriculum vitae with publication list;
  • Three statements (no more than 10 pages total) addressing 1) research and leadership accomplishments, as well as future research plans, 2) a statement on teaching and mentoring, including evidence of teaching effectiveness, and 3) contributions or plans to support diversity, equity, and inclusion (see;
  • Contact information for three (3) references.

Questions about the application process or position in general should be addressed to

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