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Deadline: 2013-01-09
Location: Noordwijk, The Netherlands

ESA/ESTEC Research Fellowship in Fundamental Physics


The European Space Agency’s Advanced Concepts Team (ACT) is looking for highly motivated young researchers in the area of fundamental physics, with good analytical and communicational skills and an excellent aptitude for teamwork.

The candidate should hold a degree in Physics, Mathematics or equivalent. He or she should also have completed (or be about to complete) a PhD in Physics (with the subject of the thesis being relevant to the description of the tasks outlined above) and aim at an academic/research career. The candidate is expected to bring to the team functioning links to universities and research institutes. The candidate should demonstrate an interest in space science and / or technology as well as the ability and interest to get actively involved in prospective interdisciplinary research. Applicants must be fluent in English and/or French, the working languages of the Agency. A good proficiency in English is required.

Successful candidates are expected to show an aptitude to contextualise specialised areas of research and to quickly assess their potential with respect to other domains and applications. An avid, natural curiosity and a passion for new subjects and research areas are essential. As member of an interdisciplinary, multicultural team of peers, the candidate should have a natural aptitude to teamwork, while being able to set-up, follow, monitor and be responsible for his/her own personal research plans and directions. Good methodological and organisation skills are therefore a valuable asset.

Information on the ESA Research Fellowship Programme and the application form are available at: http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Careers_at_ESA/SEMICLRTJRG_0.html . Applicants should send their CV, a covering letter stating their research interests and the filled-out RF application form to: act[AT]esa.int as well as temp.htr[AT]esa.int. (if not possible by email, the reference letters can also be sent via normal mail to: ESTEC HR Division, HFI-HTR, ESA/ESTEC; Keplerlaan 1, PO Box 299, 2200AG Noordwijk ZH, The Netherlands).

The general eligibility criteria of the ESA Research (Internal) Fellowship Programme apply. All applications will be considered until the available post is filled. Application deadline for this round of interviews: no later than January 9, 2013.