Background Image

Predoctoral 4-years position in Brown Dwarfs, Free-floating Planets, and Planets orbiting Stars at the Centro de Astrobiología (CSIC-INTA)

Centro de Astrobiología (CSIC-INTA)
Fecha inicio solicitud: 
Mar, 13/10/2020
Fecha límite solicitud: 
Mar, 27/10/2020


The Centro de Astrogiología (CSIC-INTA), an Excellence María de Maeztu institute, offers a predoctoral 4-years position in Brown Dwarfs, Free-floating Planets, and Planets orbiting Stars associated with the project PID2019-109522GB-C51 (Principal Inverstigators: María Rosa Zapatero Osorio and Jorge Sanz Forcada).

The PhD researcher will be introduced in the field of exoplanets orbiting stars and high resolution spectroscopy with particular emphasis on exoplanetary atmospheres at optical and infrared wavelengths. Our group is part of the international ESPRESSO and CARMENES consortia and has access to important amounts of unique, high quality data. In addition, our group is scientifically involved in the space mission ARIEL. The PhD researcher will have the opportunity to search for planets around stars using the radial velocity and transit techniques (main goal is terrestrial-size planets in the habitable zones of their parent stars), and to explore substellar atmospheres using various techniques: transmission spectroscopy, reflected light, direct imaging and spectroscopy. Not only guaranteed time data from ESPRESSO and CARMENES will be used, it is also expected that the PhD researcher, in collaboration with our group, submits proposals to open time call for proposals of various observatories (Roque de los Muchachos, ESO, JWST, etc.).

The PhD researcher will be formed in various spectroscopic and photometric techniques at optical and infrared wavelengths, which will be highly required for a successful future career in science.  He or she will be integrated into a dynamic group with an excellent track record of publications and well recognized world-wide. The PhD researcher will also have the opportunity to integrate into on-going international collaborations, all of which related to the exoplanetary field of research.


Applications must be submitted online at the URL of the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación between October 13th and October 27th, 2020. 

To request the present PhD position, please use the following reference: PID2019-109522GB-C51.

More information is available from the Principal Investigators.