Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC, Tenerife, Spain) – Post Doctoral Contract ERC Advanced Grant POLMAG

July 16, 2018, from Richard Morton

The Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC, Tenerife, Spain) invites applications for one post-doctoral contract funded by the European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant “Polarized Radiation Diagnostics for Exploring the Magnetism of the Outer Solar Atmosphere” (POLMAG;

The selected candidate will carry out research on the following topics:

To carry out novel investigations based on spectro-polarimetric observations with ground-based and space solar telescopes, with emphasis on the study of the magnetic field in chromospheric and coronal structures and its coupling with the underlying photosphere.

To develop and/or apply novel plasma diagnostic techniques (e.g., HAZEL, PORTA, etc.) in order to interpret spectropolarimetric observations of chromospheric lines, in collaboration with other members of the POLMAG team.

The duration of the contract will be for a period of 3 years, subject to annual revisions. Depending on the progress of the investigations, the contract may be extended up to December 31, 2022.

The contract includes all the travel expenses needed for the successful development of the project (meetings, workshops, observations, collaborations, etc.).

The deadline for receiving applications is August 31, 2018.

For more information and instructions on how to apply, please visit