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Job Posting: European Space Agency Postdoc and PhD Opportunities

November 20, 2017
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Postdoctoral Opportunities

The European Space Agency's (ESA) postdoctoral Internal Research Fellowship programme (RIRF) aims to offer young scientists and engineers the possibility to carry out research in a variety of disciplines related to space science, space applications or space technology. Contracts are for 2 years. As of January 2017, the remuneration (or 'take-home pay') for a single expatriate Research Fellow will range from €3,000 to €3,800 per month depending on the location of the ESA Establishment.

Eligibility:

  • Applications are accepted from nationals of ESA Member States and European Cooperating States, together with Canada which has a cooperation agreement with ESA.
  • Applicants must have recently completed their PhD in a field closely connected to space activities

For more information about this fellowship and how to apply, please visit the ESA webpage. You can find a list of currently available positions on the ESA Current Opportunities website.

Doctoral Opportunities

ESA also offers the possibility to do a PhD on a space-related subject through their Network/Partnering Initiative (NPI). This is a framework put in place for engineering PhDs initiated by research entities together with the respective ESA department. Accepted proposals are offered support in a number of ways, including co-funding, access to the ESA laboratories, technical support, and networking. For more information please visit the ESA Network Partnering Initiative page.

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