Gaia Vacancies

Openings

 

08/06/2021 Postdoctoral position at the Astrophysical Observatory of Turin

A 2 + 1 year postdoc at the Astrophysical Observatory of Turin is available for someone interested to become part of the GaiaUnlimited project, a project which aims to develop the Gaia survey selection function. More information can be found here.

 

21/04/2021 Postdoctoral research position in Heidelberg

Postdoctoral research position open on Gaia data analysis at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg. More info here.

 

16/11/2020 ESA internship opportunities

A new round of ESA internship opportunities are now available at the ESA Careers website. Check out the internships in the Directorate of Science, including internships making use of Gaia Mission data!

 

08/10/2020 Research Fellowship opportunities at ESA

ESA has announced an opportunity for post-doctoral research fellowships linked to its science missions, including Gaia. Deadline to submit applications is 29 October 2020. More information can be found here.

 

08/10/2020 Vacancy for a postdoc at ICCUB - Barcelona

The Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona is seeking a Postdoctoral fellow in Structure and Evolution of the Milky Way galaxy through Gaiaa for its Unit of Excellence Maria de Maeztu postdoctoral positions. Find more information on this position in the attached document.

 

ESA funding sources

Research Fellowships
ESA's Postdoctoral Research Fellowship programme is aimed at providing young scientists and engineers, holding a doctorate or the equivalent, with the means of doing research in space science and space applications. The Fellowships are open to nationals of ESA Member States and Canada (associated member). Fellows are hosted at one of the ESA establishments. All Fellowships in ESA's Science Support Office (SRE-S) at ESTEC belong to this category. More details are available from the Research Fellowship website.
Young Graduate Trainees
ESA's Young Graduate Trainee (YGT) programme offers recently graduated men and women, a one-year non-renewable training contract designed to give valuable work experience and to prepare for future employment in the space industry and/or research. More details are available from the ESA website.
Student placements
ESA's Internship Programme assists young people within its Member States interested in space and related areas. It helps them to meet their university requirements to carry out an internship as part of their degree course, and promotes their academic and professional development by placing them under the guidance of experienced professionals. More details are available from the ESA website.
 

General funding sources

European Commission: The Marie Curie Actions
In the Framework Programme of the Human Resources and Mobility initiative the European Commission provides funding to researchers and research organisations with a view to promoting new skills and participation in multinational research teams. More details on eligability and application procedures are available on the Marie Curie Actions website.
European Researcher's Mobility Portal
This web portal links to a full range of organisations offering training, mobility and career development opportunities for researchers across Europe. A special section is devoted to Fellowships and Grants.