Announcement of 17 PhD positions in Astrochemistry

Announcement of 17 PhD positions in Astrochemistry funded by the Project Astro-Chemical Origins (ACO), H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018

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We are pleased to announce the opening of 17 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) positions to carry out PhD thesis in astrochemistry within the Astro-Chemical Origins (ACO) project. ACO is a European Training Network (ETN) funded by European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action.
The scientific goal of ACO is to unveil the early history of the Solar System, using the chemical composition of today forming Solar-like planetary systems and comparing it with that of the Solar System primitive bodies. To achieve this goal, ACO is constituted by a multidisciplinary network of twenty-one academic and non-academic partners in four different countries and covering the following major different areas: millimeter wavelengths instrumentation, astronomical observations and modeling, star formation, theoretical and experimental chemistry, and advanced data modeling analysis tools.

The project ACO will recruit 17 ESRs in thirteen institutes of the four countries (France, Italy, United Kingdom and Spain) that form the network.

All the information is reported in the ACO web site:
https://aco-itn.oapd.inaf.it/job-opportunities
The list of the 17 offered position can be found at:
https://aco-itn.oapd.inaf.it/job-opportunities/aco-esr-positions
 
Successful applicants will be offered a 36-month employee contract at one of the thirteen beneficiaries, and receive a salary for ESRs set out by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) regulations. The salary includes a living allowance, a mobility allowance and, if appropriate, a family allowance.
 
How to apply
In order to apply, please send a mail to the email address aco-esrN@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr, where N is the number of the ESR (see https://aco-itn.oapd.inaf.it/job-opportunities/aco-esr-positions), within the 2nd June 2019.
In the mail, please include a letter of interest, a CV in pdf format and at least one recommendation letter.
 
Eligibility criteria
European and non-European students are invited to apply to any of the seventeen fellowships listed below. To be eligible, the candidate needs to:
-       be in the first four years of her/his research career, since, e.g., completion of master degree, and not have been awarded a doctoral degree;
-        must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, ect.) in the country of the institution that recruits the student for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date;
-       be willing to spend at least 6 months in another institute/country of the network during the PhD thesis period.
 
Crucial dates (2019)
10 April: Online applications opening
2 June: Application submission deadline
6 June: Communication of the candidates selected for interviews
7-19 June: Interviews of the selected candidates
21 June: Communication of the final selection
1 September – 1 November: Recruitment

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Cecilia Ceccarelli

Astronomer, Université Grenoble Alpes

Astrochemistry and star formation

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