Gaia-ESO postdoctoral position in Catania, Italy



Gaia-ESO postdoctoral position in Catania, Italy

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at the INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania, Italy. The successful candidate will work with Alessandro Lanzafame and collaborators on the analysis of the Gaia-ESO survey pre-main sequence stars spectra, validation and interpretation of the results and spectra quality monitoring.

The Gaia-ESO Spectroscopic Survey began observations in Jan 2012. The Survey is allocated up to 300 nights VLT time over 5 years, obtaining R=20000 and R=50000 spectra of 100000 stars. All galactic stellar populations are being surveyed. A brief overview is available in the ESO Messenger, no147, pp25-31.

The position is available starting March 1 2013 and is available for one year.The salary is ? 28,000 p.a. There is a possibility of extension subject to the renewal of grant support in this area. Applications received after Jan 9, 2012 will not be evaluated. Further information can be found at

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr. Alessandro Lanzafame (