11 October 2012

Postdoctoral position at the University of Alcalá

Space Research Group-Universidad de Alcalá
 Contacto correo-e: teresa.varela@uah.es
The Space Research Group (SRG), University of Alcalá, Spain announces the availability of one postdoctoral position in Space Physics, to work in the Solar Orbiter Energetic Particle Detector (EPD) project. The candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree in Physics or Engineering plus a solid instrumental background in energetic particle detectors. Additional experience in the field of Solar and Heliospheric Physics (observations and modeling of solar energetic particles) as well as in Space Systems development will be valued. Working level of written and spoken English is expected.
The position will be funded for 1+1 year starting on January 1, 2013. A possible extension for 1 additional year will depend on the project funding status. The gross salary will be between 25000 € and 33000 € (depending on the experience of the candidate) subject to up to 20% tax and Social Security deductions. Medical insurance under the Spanish National Health Service will be provided, and, wherever applicable, will also cover the accompanying partner and children. Non-European Union citizens must obtain the permits required to live and work in Spain prior to signing the contract. Please contact the Spanish consulate in your country for details.
Solar Orbiter is an ESA mission, foreseen for launch in January 2017. EPD consists of five sensors measuring energetic particles from 2 keV up to 200 MeV/n. The P.I. institution is the University of Alcalá, which leads a multinational consortium building the different sensors and the Instrument Control Unit. For further details, please visit: http://sci.esa.int/solarorbiter
Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, a list of publications and a cover letter (in English, pdf format) to Dr. Teresa Varela Jeraldo (teresa.varela@uah.es) with carbon copy to Javier Rodríguez-Pacheco (javier.pacheco@uah.es). The deadline for applications is November 1st, 2012. Informal inquires about the position may be addressed to the above e-mail.

Información complementaria de la oferta:
Javier Rodríguez-Pacheco
Space Research Group
University of Alcalá

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