Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Post-doctoral position at University of Granada: Apply for an Athenea3i-2018 Research Fellowship at the Department of Theoretical Physics and Physics of the Cosmos

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    31/10/2018 12:00 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND
    Spain, Granada
    International Research Projects Office
    Promotion and Advisory Unit

Professor Maria Inmaculada Domínguez Aguilera, from the Department of Theoretical Physics and Physics of the Cosmos at the University of Granada, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for an Athenea3i Research Fellowship in 2018 at this University. The information about the Fellowship conditions, how to apply, Eligibility Criteria, Selection Process, Evaluation Process, etc. is available in https://athenea3i.ugr.es/. Please note that applicants must comply with the Eligibility Criteria (https://athenea3i.ugr.es/?page_id=23).

Brief description of the institution:

The University of Granada (UGR), founded in 1531, is one of the largest and most important universities in Spain. It serves more than 60000 students per year, including many foreign students, as UGR is the leader host institution in the Erasmus program. UGR, featuring 3650 professors and more than 2000 auxiliary personnel, offers a total of 75 degrees through its 112 departments and 28 centers.

UGR is also a leading institution in research, located in the top 5/10 of Spanish universities by a variety of ranking criteria, such as national R&D projects, fellowships awarded, publications, or international funding. UGR is one of the few Spanish Universities listed in the Shanghai Top 500 ranking (http://www.arwu.org/), and it is also well recognized for its web presence (http://www.4icu.org/top200/).

Internationally, we bet decidedly by our participation in the calls of H2020, both at partner and coordination. For the duration of the Seventh Framework Programme, the UGR has obtained a total of 66 projects, with total funding of 17.97 million euros, and for H2020, until 2015, more than 25 projects with total funding of more than 6 million euros. Our more than 3,000 researchers are grouped into 365 research groups covering all scientific fields and disciplines.

Brief description of the Centre/Research Group

Group of Stellar Evolution and Nucleosynthesis: http://wpd.ugr.es/~fqm292/

The Group counts at UGR with 4 members, 2 professors (C. Abia & I. Domínguez), 1 tenure track (Ramón y Cajal, Juan Carlos Suárez) and 1 postdocs (A. Hernández-González), and has many long term collaborations with several institutions, in Spain, and in other countries (mainly in France, Germany, Italy, UK and USA).

The Research lines of the group include the following: Stellar structure and evolution, High resolution stellar spectroscopy and cool stars, AGB stars, Thermonuclear supernovae: progenitors, explosions and cosmology, Cosmochemestry, Astroparticles, Asteroseismology, Characterisation of planet-star systems with asteroseismology and Planetary dynamics.

Research activities are funded by competitive projects at the National and European level. The supervisor has been PI or co-PI of several projects related with the late phases of stellar evolution and supernova.

As a member of UGR, free access to a high performance computer cluster, Alhambra, with more than 1800 cores, is guaranteed, as well as to the group computer cluster. The candidate will also benefit from the availability to Spanish astronomical infrastructure (Observatiroies of Roque de los Muchachos, Calar Alto and Javalambre), and access to the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Chile (Cerro Paranal and La Silla Observatories), all of them through open-competitive applications.

The group has a wide experience in guidance and training of students from decades of teaching at the University of Granada, not only regular university lectures in physics and astrophysics, but also tutoring research projects to pre-graduate and master-postgraduate candidates.

Project description

The supervisor and the Group welcome postdocs in the research line of thermonuclear supernova progenitors and its impact on cosmology.

This is nowadays a hot, multidisciplinary topic at the frontier of our knowle ge. It has important implications not only for cosmology and the challenge to identify the nature of dark energy, but in other fundamental areas in theoretical and observational astrophysics, instrumentation and technics development. This includes, stellar evolution (single, binaries, common envelope, accretion, mergers, etc), hydrodynamics and explosive combustion (ignition, burning front propagation, instabilities, etc.), radiative transfer, multidimensional numerical simulations, nuclear physics, nucleosynthesis and chemical evolution of galaxies.

Being potential candidates experienced postdocs, the specific project will be defined in accordance to the expertise and future career of the candidate.

Research Area

  • Physics and Mathematics (PHY-MAT)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor Maria Inmaculada Domínguez Aguilera (inma@ugr.es):

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)


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