PhD position in Stellar Physics
A four-year PhD position funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation is offered through the FPI Program associated with the project "Development of the WFM instrument of eXTP and progress in the study of stellar explosions and their scenarios", with reference PID2019-108709GB-I00 (PIs: M. Hernanz and A. Serenelli).
The successful candidate will work under the supervision of A. Serenelli. Her/his research will focus on studies of the physics of low- and intermediate-mass stars. The project will be theoretically oriented and will have a strong component devoted to stellar and asteroseismic studies based on data from the past Kepler/K2 and current TESS NASA missions. Research activities will be also part of the preparation of the stellar science program of the future ESA PLATO mission. The PhD activities will be co-supervised by Prof. Achim Weiss (Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching, Germany).
TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) is the current NASA exoplanet and asteroseismic mission, and it is performing a full-sky survey since its launch in 2018 and its nominal duration has been extended for several years. As part of the Steering Committee of the Work Group of solar-like stars, we are strongly involved in asteroseismic studies of cool stars with solar-like oscillations (TESS core program).
PLATO is the M3 ESA mission for exoplanet discovery and asteroseismic studies and it is scheduled for launch in 2026, with nominal+extended (expected) phase lasting until 2034. During the preparation phase, which covers the period of the current PhD offer, we lead the development of the stellar modeling Work Package that is a core part of the PLATO Stellar Parameters Pipeline.
Candidates should apply from 13 to 27 of October through the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation web here.
Eligible candidates should be enrolled or admitted to a doctoral program for the 2020/2021 academic year at the time of submission of the application or that are in a position to be on the date the contract is formalized.
People interested in the PhD position should contact A. Serenelli (email@example.com).
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