17 Postdoctoral Positions in Astronomy all at the same Institution!

I know how difficult it is for budding astronomers to find postdoctoral positions, so when I saw that there are no fewer than 17 such positions have become available at the same time at the same institution – Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) on Tenerife (Spain) – I couldn’t resist sharing. Postdoc positions are a bit like buses: you can wait ages for one,  and then seventeen come along all at the same time!

Below you will find links these positions, most of which have deadlines at the end of October (except one with has 15th October, and one at the end of November). Applicants must have their PhD by the time of the application deadline.

The Galaxias 2020 post is in Johan Knapen’s group, and can be to work on deep imaging from LSST.

You will see that 12 of the 17 positions are for 4-year ‘Advanced Fellow’ positions, several of which are in the area of formation and evolution of galaxies. Other areas are Solar physics, exoplanets, stellar and interstellar physics, Milky Way and Local Group, and cosmology & astroparticles.

Other galaxies-related positions are the HARMONI and the ‘Estallidos’ ones; EUROCC is for supercomputing support.

– 12 contratos PS-2020-040 Advanced -Fellows SO 2020 (deadline: 31/10/20)
https://www.iac.es/en/employment/doce-contratos-postdoctorales-advanced-fellows-so-2020twelve-postdoctoral-contracts-advanced-fellows-so-2020-ps

– 1 contrato PS-2020-041 Galaxias 2020 (deadline: 31/10/20)
https://www.iac.es/en/employment/un-contrato-postdoctoral-galaxias-2020one-postdoctoral-contract-galaxias-2020-ps-2020-041

– 1 contrato PS-2020-043 HARMONI 2020 (deadline: 31/10/20)
https://www.iac.es/en/employment/un-contrato-postdoctoral-harmoni-2020one-postdoctoral-contract-harmoni-2020-ps-2020-043

– 1 contrato PS-2020-044 Astroparticulas-MAGIC 2020 (deadline 30/11/20)
https://www.iac.es/en/employment/un-contrato-postdoctoral-astroparticulas-magicone-postdoctoral-contract-astroparticulas-magic-2020-ps-2020-044

– 1 contrato PS-2020-045) EUROCC 2020 (deadline: 31/10/20)
https://www.iac.es/en/employment/un-contrato-postdoctoral-eurocc-2020one-postdoctoral-contract-eurocc-2020-ps-2020-045

– 1 contrato PS-2020-049 Estallidos 2020 (deadline: 15/10/20)
https://www.iac.es/en/employment/un-contrato-postdoctoral-estallidos-2020one-postdoctoral-contract-estallidos-2020-ps-2020-049

 

One Response to “17 Postdoctoral Positions in Astronomy all at the same Institution!”

  1. Phillip Helbig Says:

    Having once enjoyed four years at once (but with the opportunity to switch institutes without really switching jobs, which I did) myself, I highly recommend such jobs, and Tenerife seems to be a nice place.

    However, presumably many applicants and those hired won’t be from Tenerife, so taking up the job might mean a long time away from home due to the pandemic. 😦

    With a two-year job, after the first year, when you probably haven’t published anything related to the current job, you have to start looking for the next one. Four or five years is much better: long enough to get some work done and to justify perhaps moving there semi-permanently, but not so long a committment for whomever is paying that funding would be difficult to get and also little danger of having to pay someone who has fizzled out.

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