2013 ESA Postdoctoral Fellowships in Space Science (ESTEC in Noordwijk, Netherlands or ESAC in Villafranca del Castillo, near Madrid, Spain.)
- Title: 2013 ESA Postdoctoral Fellowships in Space Science
- Institute: European Space Agency
- Location: ESTEC in Noordwijk, Netherlands or ESAC in Villafranca del Castillo, near Madrid, Spain.
- Duration: 2 years
Applications are now solicited for fellowships in space science to begin in the fall of 2014. Preference will be given to applications submitted by candidates within five years of receiving their PhD. Candidates not holding a PhD yet are encouraged to apply, but they must provide evidence
of receiving their degree before starting the fellowship.
The European Space Agency awards several postdoctoral fellowships each year. The aim of these fellowships is to provide young scientists, holding a PhD or the equivalent degree, with the means of performing space science
research in fields related to the ESA Science and Robotic Exploration Programmes. Areas of research include planetary science, astronomy and astrophysics, solar and solar-terrestrial science, plasma physics and fundamental physics. The fellowships have a duration of two years and are tenable at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, Netherlands, or at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC)
in Villafranca del Castillo, near Madrid, Spain.
ESA fellows are enrolled in ESA's Social Security Scheme, which covers
medical expenses, invalidity and death benefits. A monthly deduction
covers these short-term and long-term risks.
- Website: http://www.rssd.esa.int/fellowship
- Contact: Dr. Guido De Marchi, email@example.com
- How to apply:
More information on the ESA Research Fellowship programme in Space Science, on the conditions and eligibility, as well as the application form can be found on the world-wide web at this address:
Questions on the scientific aspects of the ESA Fellowship in Space Science not answered in the above pages can be sent by e-mail to the fellowship coordinator, Dr. Guido De Marchi, at the address firstname.lastname@example.org
- Closing date for application: The deadline for applications is 1 October 2013.
- Title: Coordinator of the "Solar System School"
- Institute: International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS)
- Location: Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany
- Duration: 2 years
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in physics and are expected to have several years of research experi-ence in a research field pursued at the MPS, or a closely related field. Teaching experience and/or experience in science management as well as familiarity with the German language will be an ad-vantage.
The position is offered initially for a period of two years and may be extended up to the end of the cur-rent funding period (2019) depending on performance and, in case of a further extension of the fund-ing (which the Institute plans to pursue), also beyond 2019. Salary will be according to E13 or E14 (commensurate with the experience level) of the TVöD scale of the German public services.
The "Solar System School" is an International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) offering a re-search-oriented doctoral program for solar system science. It is jointly run by the MPS and the Univer-sity of Göttingen. Usually about 50 students are enrolled at any given time. Since its start in 2002 113 students from 36 different countries successfully completed the School and gained their PhD degree. The funding of the School was recently extended up to 2019. More information about the School is available at http://www.solar-system-school.de/
The incumbent will be responsible for all organizational and administrative matters of the School. He or she will be the point of contact for the students and lecturers and is expected to organize the lec-tures, summer schools and seminars, to coordinate the activities of the partner institutes, to represent the school within the university committees, to oversee the recruitment process and to be responsible for advertising the School in general.
The successful applicant will have the option and is encouraged to pursue own research in one of the scientific areas of the MPS (comprising all areas of solar system science and aspects of stellar re-search; for more information please visit: http://www.mps.mpg.de/en/forschung/), roughly at a 70/30 share between the tasks as coordinator and research.
The institute is currently located in Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany, but will move in the beginning of 2014 to Göttingen, a lively and scenic University town, into a new building on the northern campus of the University, in the immediate vicinity of the Institute for Astrophysics of the University.
- Website: http://www.solar-system-school.de/
- Contact: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
- How to apply:
Applications, including a CV, a statement of research interests, a publication list, and contact infor-mation of three potential referees should be sent to email@example.com. The applicant should also provide a short statement describing his/her ideas and perspectives on ways to further develop the graduate school.
Review of applications will begin 25 February 2013 and continue until the position is filled.
- Title: Ph.D. position in heliospheric physics for the NASA Solar Probe Plus Mission
- Institute: Institute for Astrophysics at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
- Location: Göttingen, Germany
- Duration: Max. until 31/12/2015
The successful candidate will hold a Master or Diploma degree in Physics and has a basic knowledge in space physics, heliospheric/astrophysics, scientific data analysis and relevant software, excellent English language skills and a strong interest in the project’s field of research.
This position should be filled as soon as possible. The regular working hours will be 19.9 hours per week. The
salary is 50% TV-L 13. The contract will be limited to 31/12/2015.
The Ph.D. student will work in the field of “Coronal and Heliospheric Physics” within the project Coronagraphic German and US SolarProbePlus Survey (CGAUSS), funded by the German Aerospace Center DLR. CGAUSS is the German contribution to the WISPR wide-field imager on
board the NASA Solar Probe Plus (SPP) mission planned to be launched in 2018.
The specific working tasks are to analyse Helios plasma and dust particle measurements in order to extrapolate the obtained results to the WISPR applications for the SPP mission and to help develop the corresponding software modules.
The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude will be favored.
- Contact: Dr. Volker Bothmer: firstname.lastname@example.org
- How to apply:
Please send your application with the usual documents through regular mail or in electronic form within three weeks after publication of this advertisement to Georg-August-Universität
Göttingen, Institute for Astrophysics, Friedrich-Hund-Platz 1, 37077 Göttingen, Germany.
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Volker Bothmer
(phone: +49 551 39 5044, e-mail: email@example.com).
We request that you send us copies of your application documents, as no returns will be made. We will destroy the documents after a holding period of five months. Application documents will only be returned to you if you provide a self-addressed adequately stamped envelope.