Job Advertisement: Closing Date 1st October 2010

ESA Postdoctoral Fellowships in Space Science

The European Space Agency awards several postdoctoral fellowships each
year. The aim of these fellowships is to provide young scientists, holding
a PhD or the equivalent degree, with the means of performing space science
research in fields related to the ESA Science Programme. Areas of research
include planetary science, astronomy and astrophysics, solar and
solar-terrestrial science, plasma physics and fundamental physics. The
fellowships have a duration of two years and are tenable at the European
Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, Netherlands, or
at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) in Villafranca del Castillo,
near Madrid, Spain.

Applications are now solicited for fellowships in space science to begin
in the summer or fall of 2011. Preference will be given to applications
submitted by candidates within five years of receiving their PhD.
Candidates not holding a PhD yet are encouraged to apply, but they must
provide evidence of receiving their degree before starting the fellowship.

The deadline for applications is 1 October 2010.

More information on the ESA Research Fellowship programme in Space
Science, on the conditions and eligibility, as well as the application
form can be found on the world-wide web at this address:

Questions on the scientific aspects of the ESA Fellowship Programme in
Space Science not answered in the above pages can be sent by e-mail to the
fellowship coordinator, Dr. Guido De Marchi, at the address
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