The Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing (IAASARS) of the National Observatory of Athens invites applications for 1 PhD position on characterizing evolved massive stars in nearby galaxies in the framework of the ERC consolidator grant titled “Episodic Mass Loss in Massive Stars: Key to Understanding the Explosive Early Universe” (ASSESS).
The aim of the project is to determine whether episodic mass loss is a dominant process in the evolution of the most massive stars. Applicants with previous experience in stellar astrophysics and in particular massive stars, stellar variability, and the analysis of spectroscopic data are particularly encouraged to apply. The duration of the position will be 3 years.
The successful candidate is expected to be highly motivated, dynamic and independent, able to work within a diverse team. The candidate will work under the supervision of the PI, Dr. A. Bonanos. A MSc in (astro)physics or a related field is required.
Consideration of applications will begin on July 30th, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. A starting date in the Fall 2021 is anticipated. The salary is competitive, depending on experience, and a generous travel allowance will be provided.
Contact Dr. Alceste Bonanos: bonanos at noa.gr