Summer student fellowships in Astrophysics and Instrumentation

2014-05-23 15:00
Summer student fellowships in Astrophysics and Instrumentation

Summer student fellowships in Astrophysics and Instrumentation

The Centro de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (CEFCA) is opening three positions for a summer-student fellowship. The positions will be offered to master students who want to start engaging into astrophysical research and instrumentation.


The CEFCA is a research institution located in the city of Teruel (Aragón, Spain) and is in charge of the construction and operation of the Javalambre Astrophysical Observatory (OAJ), where two different sky surveys will be carried out (J-PLUS and J-PAS). On top of leading the construction of the OAJ, their telescopes and panoramic instrumentation, CEFCA has a constantly-growing group of researchers, focused mainly on Cosmology and Galaxy Formation, with specific expertise in Computational Cosmology, the study of the Large Scale Structure and its interplay with the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation, Stellar Populations, Galaxy Interactions, Quasars and Emission Line Galaxies.

Details of the fellowship

The fellowship will last two and half months, starting on the 1st of July and finishing on the 15th of September.

Gross salary amounts to 700 Euro/month and a health insurance is included.

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Experience of the applicants

Candidates are expected to be master students, or equivalent, in Astronomy, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science or Engineering.

Application procedure

Candidates must send the following documentation:

  • Certificate of their academic status.
  • List of any course, qualification, research experience and previously obtained fellowships in the form of a "Curriculum vitae".
  • If available, one reference letter from a University Professor.
  • Declaration of interest in any of the following research fields:
    • Cosmology
    • Galaxy Evolution
    • Instrumentation

The listed documentation should be sent electronically to the email address, indicating in the subject "CEFCA Summer Fellowhip".

Application deadline: 6th of June 2014

Selection procedure

A committee will review the applications and make public a short list of eligible candidates by the 16th of June.

Fellowships adjudication

Adjudication of the three summer-student fellowships:

For more information on the fellowship and on CEFCA, please contact Silvia Bonoli at