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Job offer CLOSED: Posdoctoral Position in Astrophysics and Exoplanets
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Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant position to work with Dr. Ignasi Ribas at the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia (IEEC-CSIC) in Barcelona. The successful candidate will participate in a project aimed at understanding the impact of stellar activity on the detection and characterization of exoplanets. The project will employ both observations and modeling techniques to investigate all the different aspects of stellar magnetic activity and their impact on both precise radial velocities and photometry.

The results will have direct application to the CARMENES instrument and the EChO mission in which the team is involved. The proposed work will benefit from direct access to a variety of telescopes and instruments in the ESO sites, Canary Islands (GTC, HARPS-N) and Calar Alto, as well as to data from ESA missions.

The position will be initially a one-year appointment but can be extended up to a total of 3 years depending on the availability of funds. A starting date in May-June 2013 is foreseen. A PhD in Astrophysics or a related field is required. Research experience in the field of stellar activity, precise photometry and spectroscopy, as well as good computational skills will be valued.

Applications should include a CV, a publication list, a summary of previous and current research (max 3 pages) and be submitted electronically in PDF format to I. Ribas at

Applicants should also arrange for two letters of reference sent by the referees directly to the same contact. Review of applications will begin in April 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.
Generalitat de CatalunyaUniversitat de BarcelonaUniversitat Autònoma de BarcelonaUniversitat Politècnica de CatalunyaConsejo Superior de Investigaciones CientíficasCentres de Recerca de Catalunya