Postdoctoral positions in Solar Physics at IAA-CSIC

Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía
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The Solar Physics Group (SPG) led by Dr. Jose Carlos del Toro Iniesta at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA) invites applications for TWO postdoctoral contracts in the area of solar physics. The IAA is located in Granada, a bustling, vibrant, lively university town in southern Spain with easy access to the sea and the Sierra Nevada mountain range.


The scientific interests of the SPG include the development of inversion codes of the radiative transfer equation, characterization of the vector magnetic field in photospheric and chromospheric structures (sunspots, the quiet Sun, filaments and prominences), and investigation of magnetic flux emergence and disappearance on the solar surface. Moreover, the SPG leads the development of state-of-the-art instrumentation such as the PHI instrument for Solar Orbiter (launch in 2019) and the IMaX+ and SCIP instruments for the SUNRISE stratospheric balloon (launch in 2020). It also participates actively in the European Solar Telescope (EST) project.


The successful candidates will work in any of these topics or related problems. They will have access to the solar telescopes in the Canary Islands (GREGOR, VTT, SST) and to space-based instruments (IRIS, Hinode) to perform their research activities. They can also contribute to the preparatory phase and data exploitation of PHI, IMaX+ and SCIP. Access to PHI data provides them with the possibility to work with other instruments aboard Solar Orbiter.


The initial appointment is for two years (starting in 2018), which can be extended based on individual performance and funding. We will begin considering applications on October 1, 2017. For more information and instructions about the application please send an email to David Orozco Suárez ( including your particular research interests, a research plan, and a short curriculum vitae.