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10 PhD positions within La Caixa Doctoral INPhINIT Fellowships Programme - Incoming frame

The Doctoral INPhINIT Fellowships Programme - Incoming Frame - recruits 35 PhD Early- stage researchers of any nationality to carry out their PhD projects in accredited centres with the Spanish Seal of Excellence Severo Ochoa, María de Maeztu or Health Institutes Carlos III and Portuguese research units accredited as “excellent” according to the evaluation of the Fundação de Ciência e Tecnologia. In addition, researchers establish a personal career development plan including trasnational, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility opportunities, and attend a full range of complementary training workshops.

For doing their research at Portuguese institutions, candidates must have resided in Portugal for less than 12 months in the last 3 years immediately prior to the closing date for submitting applications. Short stays such as holidays will not be taken into account when calculating the mobility requirement.

The Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA) is the most prominent research unit in the field of Astrophysics in Portugal, integrating researchers from the University of Porto and the University of Lisbon, and is responsible for a major fraction of the national productivity in international ISI journals in this area. The research and development effort at IA include most of the topics at the forefront of research in astrophysics and space sciences, complemented by work on instrumentation and systems with potential use in astronomy and astrophysics.

The applications have to be submitted through the following webpage:



The list of available projects can be found here, please select ''IASTRO - Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço'' in the ''RESEARCH CENTRE'':


The Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço offers 10 projects within this call, all part of its strategy for the 2020-2023 period:

- Deep learning inference in cosmology from large datasets’
Supervisors: Andrew Liddle and Antonio da Silva

- Astrophysical and cosmological applications of modified theories of gravity
Supervisors: Noemi Frusciante and Francisco Lobo

- The magnetic environment of Young Stellar Objects
Supervisors: Jorge Filipe Gameiro and João Lima

- The role of feedback of massive stars on star formation
Supervisors: Pedro Palmeirim and Nanda Kumar

- Changing Times- a window to planetary systems
Supervisor: Susana Barros

- The star-planet compositional link with SWEET-Cat
Supervisors: Vardan Adibekyan, Elisa Delgado Mena and Sergio Sousa

- Exoplanetary atmosphere: the 3D revolution
Supervisors: Olivier Demangeon and Gabriella Gilli

- Exploring Supermassive Black Holes at the heyday of galaxy evolution
Supervisors: José Afonso

- The physically resolved properties of distant galaxies with MUSE, HST and Euclid
Supervisors: Jarle Brinchmann

- Galaxy evolution on the MOONS
Supervisors: Ciro Pappalardo


4 February 2021
Deadline for submitting applications.

18 February 2021
Deadline for submitting the language certificate.

22 April 2021
Notification of the shortlist results and arrangement of interviews.

25, 26 and 27 May 2021
Face-to-face interviews in Barcelona.

7 June 2021
Communication of the final result.

From 7 to 30 June 2021
Matching research centre – fellow.

Submit application

Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia