One or more "Ramon y Cajal Fellowships" might become available at IRAM Granada/ Pico Veleta Observatory. The candidates should possess a PhD in astronomy and have worked for at least 1 year outside Spain. Candidates will be considered regardless of their nationality or actual working place. The stipend is for five years with the possibility of extension into an IRAM contract as an astronomer.
The remuneration will be 28550 Euros per year. Information in Spanish can be found under http://www.mcyt.es/cajal/default.htm. Astronomers interested in this fellowship should send a letter of intent and their CV to Dr. Rainer Mauersberger at IRAM, Avenida Divina Pastora 7 NC, E-18012 Granada, Spain (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The selection process will be as follows. After IRAM has been accepted by the Spanish Minister of Science and Technology as a host institute, we will select acceptable candidates among the applications that have reached us until March 15th. Then these candidates will have to apply for the stipend to the Ministry of Science and Technology, which will make a priority list of all the applicants in the fields of Physics and Space Science based on the reports of an international panel of referees. IRAM will assist in obtaining the necessary documentation and writing the applications. Candidates selected by the Ministry of Technology and Science will then obtain a contract by IRAM, probably starting in fall 2002.