Position in the field of extragalactic astrophysics at CAUP



Position in the field of extragalactic astrophysics at CAUP

Ref: CAUP2013-02UnI-BI


The Centro de Astrofisica da Universidade do Porto (CAUP) opens a call for one Research Fellowship to work with Dr. Andrew Humphrey and the Galaxies and Cosmology group. The position is offered in the context of the project Welcome II, with financial support provided by FCT. The position can be started as early as June 2013, and will end by 30 September 2014.


The successful candidate will focus primarily on the analysis of GTC optical spectroscopy of radio-loud active galaxies at z>2, as part of an ongoing project to understand the nature of the giant Lyman-alpha emitting nebulae and extended absorbers associated with this type of galaxy (e.g. 2013, ApJL, 768, L3; 2013, MNRAS, 428, 563H). Experience with the reduction and analysis of long slit spectroscopy of galaxies would therefore be advantageous. Pursuit of their own ongoing research, and collaboration with other researchers at CAUP, will also be encouraged.


According to the rules of the National Science Foundation FCT, the yearly income is 17.940,00 euro which is tax free..


The application, to be submitted by email, should include the following:

  • Cover letter/e-mail with a brief description of the candidate's experience and motivation;
  • Curriculum Vitae (up to 4 pages);
  • List of scientific publications;
  • Name and contact details (position, email, address) of two referees, available to provide information about the candidate (to be contacted if considered necessary).


Selection Criteria:

  • The applicant must have completed a PhD degree. Only applicants from candidates having an adequate background in astronomy, physics, mathematics, or other relevant domains, will be considered.
  • A short-list of candidates will be defined in the first stage of the evaluation based on the applications submitted by email. The short-listed applicants may be required to attend an interview at CAUP for the second stage of the evaluation. If necessary the interview will be done by video- or tele-conference. The contract will then be offered according to the ordering proposed by the selection committee.


For inquires and submission of applications please contact Dr. Andrew Humphrey.

The deadline for application is the 30th of May 2013.

The position will be granted only if a suitable candidate is found. The fellowship contract will be signed between the fellow and FCT.


Selection Committee
Andrew J .Humphrey
Polychronis Papaderos
Patricio Lagos
Pedro P. Avelino
Pedro T. P. Viana


Publication date:
2nd of May 2013


Closing date: 2013-06-30