Year 2020

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No 1. Twelve Postdoctoral Contracts Advanced Fellows SO 2020 at IAC

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 31/10/2020

The IAC (Tenerife) announces its SEVERO OCHOA postdoctoral programme to work on topics within the following research lines:

  1. Solar Physics (FS) 
  2. Exoplanetary Systems & Solar Systems (SEYSS)
  3. Stellar & Interstellar Physics (FEEI)
  4. The Milky Way and the Local Group (MWLG)
  5. Formation & Evolution of Galaxies (FYEG)
  6. Cosmology & Astroparticles (CYA, CTA)

Up to two contracts are offered in each one of these topics, which represent the IAC’s principal research fields. All of these are supported by an ambitious instrumentation programme. Advanced fellows will be offered the possibility of advising PhD students that are hired by the IAC. Further information about the IAC’s research programme, its Observatories and the GTC is available at the IAC’s web page (https://www.iac.es/).

These contracts are financed by the “SEVERO OCHOA PROGRAM” (CEX2019-000920-S), supported by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation. It follows the selection of the IAC as a Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence by the Spanish Government in 2020, a prestigious recognition awarded for the third time to the IAC as a leading research institute in Spain.

The full announcement of the position as well as the detailed instructions on how to apply can be found here.

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No 2. ESA Research Fellowships in Space Sciences & Exploration.

Opening: 30 September 2020, Application deadline: 29 October 2020

ESA’s postdoctoral Research Fellowship programme offers young scientists and engineers the possibility to carry out research in a variety of disciplines related to space science, space applications or space technology.

Approximately 9 ESA Fellowships in Space Science and 9 in Human and Robotic Exploration will be offered this year, to join the pool of about 30 research fellows in the two Directorates (Science and Human and Robotic Exploration).

Duration:  Appointments for an ESA Research Fellowship are initially for two years, with a third year extension frequently granted.

Location: Research Fellowship in Human and Robotic Exploration are located at:

 * European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) http://www.esa.int/About_Us/ESTEC in Noordwijk, the Netherlands
 * European Centre for Space Applications and Telecommunications (ECSAT) http://www.esa.int/About_Us/EAC in Harwell, United Kingdom
 * European Astronaut Centre (EAC)  http://www.esa.int/About_Us/EAC in Köln, Germany

Research Fellowships in Space Science can be taken at any of three locations:

 * European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) http://www.esa.int/About_Us/ESAC in Villafranca del Castillo near Madrid, Spain
 * European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) http://www.esa.int/About_Us/ESTEC in Noordwijk, the Netherlands
 * The ESA office at Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) https://www.stsci.edu/ in Baltimore, Maryland, USA

The full announcement of the position as well as the detailed instructions on how to apply can be found here.
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No 3.  Junior Science Officer – Space Sciences and Communication

The European Science Foundation, the host organisation of the Europlanet Society, is looking for a Junior Science Officer with a background in space sciences and communication. The position is specifically oriented to support ESF space cluster’s communication tasks and projects, and notably the Europlanet Society and EPSC.

The deadline for applications is the 23 October 2020.

The full announcement of the position as well as the detailed instructions on how to apply can be found here.

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No 4. Postdoctoral position at the Lagrange Observatory de la Côte d’Azur, France on the Martian crust structure and evolution, as seen by insight and other Mars mission. The deadline for applications is October 1st, 2020, but the position will remain open until filled. The full announcement of the position as well as the detailed instructions on how to apply can be found here.

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No 5. Social media internship during Europlanet Science Congress (EPSC) 2020.  The application deadline is Friday 21st August 2020. The full announcement of the position as well as the detailed instructions on how to apply can be found here.

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No 6. Postdoctoral Researcher with the MAVEN Imaging UltraViolet Spectrograph Team.

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado Boulder is seeking a talented scientist to work with the Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph (IUVS) team on the MAVEN mission.

Position Requirements: Ph.D in Planetary Science, Astronomy, Atmospheric Science, Physics or a related field. Coding proficiency in python, IDL or other scientific computing languages.

Reviews will begin on November 15, 2020 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The full announcement of the position as well as the detailed instructions on how to apply can be found here.

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No 7. Multiple Research Positions in Stellar, Exoplanet, and Data Science at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Goettingen, Germany (ref. St2020). Applications will be reviewed starting 24 August 2020 until the positions are filled. 

The full announcement of the position as well as the detailed instructions on how to apply can be found here. 

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No 8. Postdoctoral research opportunity at IRAP. Postdoctoral research associate in planetary plasma physics focusing on Sun-Planet Interactions.

The successful candidate will extend the Heliopropa service (http://heliopropa.irap.omp.eu) in order to ingest new observations publicly available from Solar missions like the ESA Solar Orbiter or NASA Solar Parker Probe missions and use them as input parameters for solar wind predictions, as well as analyze data either from the MESSENGER, Cassini, MAVEN, Juno, Mars Express or Venus Express missions in order to better understand the solar wind-magnetosphere interactions and further validate the service offered to the community.

Deadline for applications November 17th, 2020

The full announcement of the position as well as the detailed instructions on how to apply can be found here.