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4-year PhD contract at HETH (IAA-CSIC, Granada)

Fecha inicio solicitud: 
Mar, 16/10/2018
Fecha límite solicitud: 
Lun, 29/10/2018


The HETH group at IAA-CSIC, Granada, is offering a 4-year PhD contract (FPI - Formación de Personal Investigador) within the Excellence Project "High-Energy Transients and their Hosts: The common, the odd and the detailed", AYA2017-89384-P. The deadline for presenting applications is on the 29th of October 2018 at 15:00 CET (14:00 UT).

HETH is a young, very international, and active group. Our research is based on the observation and study of stellar explosions, such as superluminous supernovae, gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) and triggers from gravitational wave observatories. Another focus is the study of the host galaxies and environments in which these explosions occur, in particular through the use of integral field spectroscopy. Finally, we are also involved in the design and development of astronomical instrumentation aimed at the study of the transient Universe.

For our observations, we lead observing programmes for multiwavelength data in many front-line observatories such as VLT, GTC, ALMA, or NOEMA. We also obtain data from large international collaborations of which HETH is part, such as: Stargate (GRBs) ENGRAVE (GW follow-up) SHOALS (GRB hosts), or SUSHIES (superluminous supernovae hosts).

Further information about the HETH group can be found at:

The topic of the thesis will be chosen within the research areas of HETH, depending on the interests and capabilities of the successful candidate. We require a very good knowledge of English (no official exams are requested, but the candidate has to be able to speak and write fluently in English), also for the reason that 90% of HETH is non-native Spanish speaking. In your CV, please mention any experience with astronomical data, programming skills or other relevant knowledge as well as the subjects in which you'd would be interested to work for your PhD. Candidates might be invited to give a short skype interview (or in person depending on the location of the candidate).

The candidate must have a Master's Degree in Physics or a 5-year Physics Degree ("Licenciatura"), or alternatively be registered or admitted in a doctoral program at a university department on a related subject, at the time of signing the contract. More details on the particular requirements can be found in the following link (in Spanish):

And the instructions to fill in the application:

Candidates interested in applying for the grant within the HETH group should get in contact as soon as possible with us by writing to Christina Thöne: and/or Antonio de Ugarte Postigo: More information and support with the application process will be given after this first contact.