INPhINIT 2020 Incoming Fellowship: "Exoplanet studies: radial velocities and atmospheres."

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The Doctoral INPhINIT Incoming fellowship offers 3-year contracts for early-stage researchers of any nationality to carry out a PhD project in research centres accredited with the Spanish Seal of Excellence Severo Ochoa, María de Maeztu or Health Institute Carlos III, on STEM disciplines. Centro de Astrobiología (CSIC-INTA), Unidad de Excelencia “María de Maeztu”, offers the following PhD position: Our work covers the following topics: brown dwarfs and isolated planets in young stellar clusters, brown dwarfs and planets around stars of the solar neighborhood, planet discoveries around stars using radial velocity measurements, the impact of stellar activity on planetary atmospheres, rotation and variability of ultracool dwarfs, and linear polarimetric properties of dusty atmospheres of ultracool dwarfs. One PhD student will be introduced in the field of exoplanets orbiting stars and high resolution spectroscopy, with particular emphasis on exoplanetary atmospheres at optical and infrared wavelengths mainly using CARMENES and ESPRESSO GTO data. Given our group’s involvement in the space mission ARIEL, the future of the PhD student is very promising. The PhD student will interact with an active group and with researchers that have wide expertise in different observational and analysis techniques (astrometry, photometry, spectroscopy) and cover a wide range of wavelengths (from X-rays through the infrared). Contact: Prof. María Rosa Zapatero Osorio. E-mail: