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* PhD position within the Stellar Formation and Evolution Team at IA (Portugal)

We welcome applications for a PhD scholarship to be hosted within the Stellar Formation and Evolution Team at the Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA), Portugal. The scholarship will be funded by the Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT).
A full announcement containing the details on the application process can be found at:

The successful applicant will select their PhD work plan from a list of pre-validated projects put forward by members of the Stellar Formation and Evolution Team. Members of the Team take part in a number of international collaborations and have leading roles within the TESS (NASA) Asteroseismic Science Consortium, the PLATO (ESA) and ARIEL (ESA) space mission consortia, as well as within the ESPRESSO (ESO) consortium.

Areas of work for the successful applicant may include:

— Asteroseismic data analysis of solar-like oscillators and/or AF classical pulsators.
— Detailed study of stellar structure and evolution (including convection, mixing processes, and rotation) using asteroseismic data.
— Characterization of stellar populations to inform studies of the formation and evolution of the Milky Way (Galactic archaeology).

Please note the following:

— The call will remain open from the 16th of November 2020 to the 31st of January 2021.
— The estimated starting date is Quarter 3 of 2021.
— The studentship is renewable for up to a maximum of four years (48 months).
— Candidates with diplomas awarded by foreign higher education institutions should submit (as part of their application) a registration of recognition of their academic degree as well as a registration of the conversion of the respective final grade(s) to the Portuguese grading scale. Instructions can be found through the link above. Bear in mind that this process can take about a month to complete.

For queries, please contact Tiago Campante at


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