ORGANISATION/COMPANYINSTITUTO DE ASTROFISICA DE CANARIAS (IAC)
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE31/03/2018 00:00 - Europe/London
LOCATIONSpain › LA LAGUNA
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK37,5
OFFER STARTING DATE01/10/2018
The IAC (Tenerife, Spain) invites applications for SIX PhD fellowships in Astrophysics:
- 1.- Astrophysics Research Fellowships (5 positions)
- 2.- Astrophysics Instrumentation Fellowships (1 position)
Candidates can only apply for one position (1.-arsinves2018 or 2.-arsinstrum2018).
The research topics pursued at the IAC include most areas of
Astrophysics: Solar Physics, Planetary Systems, Stellar and Interstellar
Physics, Galaxy Formation and Evolution, and Cosmology and
Astroparticle Physics. These are supported by an ambitious
instrumentation programme. The IAC has been selected as a “Severo Ochoa
Center of Excellence” in research by the Spanish Government. Further
information about the IAC's research programme, its Observatories and
the 10.4 m telescope GTC is available on the IAC's Web site
The successful candidates will work at the IAC's headquarters in La
Laguna, (Tenerife) in a stimulating research environment. They will be
expected to join one of the IAC's research groups and work towards
obtaining a PhD.
Qualifications: To be considered, applicants must
have a degree in Physics or Mathematics for arsinves2018 or in Physics
or Engineering for 2.-arsinstrum2018.
The degree must satisfy the admission requirements of the University
of La Laguna (ULL) PhD Programme in astrophysics, in which the student
must register. Applicants must have met these requirements by October 1,
2018. The ULL requirements are satisfied by applicants with an MSc, as
well as by those students with an Undergraduate Degree who have already
obtained at least 300 credits (ETCs) of which at least 60 credits should
correspond to an MSc Degree (other ways to fulfil the ULL requirements
are possible; see the ULL website for details).
The undergraduate or MSc degree required to register in the ULL PhD
Programme must have been obtained on or since January 31, 2015.
Duration: The IAC will offer four year contracts
that are yearly renewable following the recommendation of the Head of
the Graduate Studies Division, on the basis of a positive evaluation of
the student’s annual progress report and activity plan by the Graduate
Students Division Board of the IAC.
Students obtaining their PhD within three years will not be renewed
as PhD students for their fourth year. Instead, a one further year,
Postdoctoral Training Period contract, will be offered to them. These
contracts will have a significant salary increase and are intended to
offer the new doctors a bridge between their studentships and the
postdoctoral phase of their careers.
The successful PhD candidates will take up their position at IAC on October 1st, 2018.
- • Each Pre-doctoral yearly contract (up to four years)..…………………………….18.714,28 euros.
- • One year Post-doctoral Training Period contract (in the event that
the candidate has obtained their PhD before the beginning of the fourth
year) …..……………………………….…24.267,38 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 able to sign the contract with the IAC
until you have obtained the compulsory documentation required to live
and work in Spain (NIE card). First of all contact your nearest Spanish
Consulate and find out what documentation you need to apply for a Visa.
The IAC will do all that it can to assist you in the process of
obtaining your residence permit so that you can take up your PhD
studentship as soon as possible.
How to apply: To apply use our on-line application
system, http://www.iac.es/ensenanza/solicitudes, including uploads and
supporting documents and up to three Referee contact information.
Alternatively, you can follow the instructions in the official job
announcement (Spanish-only) at
Applicants must go to: http://www.iac.es/ensenanza/solicitudes, and:
1. Attach a pdf file with the following documents:
- a) Application Form (Annex III) completed and signed
(applications not including this form will be automatically excluded),
specifying which field the candidate is applying for (1 or 2).
- b) Photocopy of the University Degree
c) If the candidate already satisfies the requirements to register for the ULL PhD Programme by the application deadline:
Academic Certificate containing:
- • Official Stamp.
- • Date when studies were complete
- • List of subjects studied during the whole Degree programme
- • Marks and dates obtained
ii. For those cases when by the application deadline the candidate
does NOT meet the requirements to register for the ULL PhD Programme:
- • Official Stamp.
- • List of subjects studied and corresponding dates
- • Average marks.
In both cases, the applicants must declare that the subjects listed
are those required to register in the ULL PhD Programme or, those that
have been passed at the date of submitting the application (Annex IV).
The qualification obtained in each subject should be presented on a
scale of 0-10. If your University uses a different scale then convert
your qualification to this scale in each of the subjects studied and
indicate the method applied.
In the case of certificates issued by non-Spanish institutions the
candidates must specify the maximum and minimum qualifications within
the corresponding evaluation system and what mark corresponds to the
minimum pass grade.
If the certificate is issued in a language other than Spanish or
English, it must be accompanied by its translation into either of these
- d) «Currículum vitae», in which the applicant includes all the
previous fellowships, the corresponding results, grants and recognized
- e) Photocopy of certificate of B1 level in English language (or
Spanish if English speaker), as detailed in the Common European Frame of
- f) Documents and certificates proving the merits listed in Annex I
and which the applicant wants to have taken into consideration. Any
fellowship, contract, course, seminar, conference or merit listed must
be supported by an appropriate document in order to be evaluated by the
members of the selection committee.
- g) Declaration that the applicant has not been contractually linked
with the IAC in the past nor enrolled in an equivalent organisation
under the kind of contracts listed in Annex V of this call for
- h) Photocopy of valid passport (if not a Spanish citizen).
- i) Certificate of disability (if applicable).
- j) Certificate of dependent child/children under 6 years; 2.3.2 b (if applicable).
2. Add in detail to the on-line application form any information required and up to three Referee contact information
Once you have submitted all the information related to your
academic qualifications on-line, it is NOT necessary to submit it also
by post or present it personally at the IAC General Register Office.
ALL of the required documentation MUST be presented by the
application deadline. Applications submitted after the closing date, as
well as those which do not include the mandatory application form (Annex
I), will not be taken into consideration. If the application materials
are sent by registered post, the envelope must be open when presented
the through a Post Office so that Annex III can be dated and stamped by
the postal official, prior to sealing and posting. Applications sent
with only the date stamped on the envelope will be excluded from the
process. The postal address to send the documentation is: Instituto de
Astrofísica de Canarias, C/ Vía Láctea s/n, E-38205 La Laguna, Tenerife,
EURAXESS offer ID: 286327