Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Position in Planetary Science at IAC

Project Title: Hydrated minerals and organic compounds in primitive asteroids and space exploration

A three-year postdoctoral position is available at the Astrophysical Institute of the Canary Islands – IAC (in Tenerife, Spain) to work within its Solar System Group, led by Drs. Julia de León and Javier Licandro. The project is focused in the compositional characterization of primitive asteroids from ground- and space-based observations, including near-Earth asteroids accessible to spacecraft. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. degree in Physics/Astrophysics/Planetary Science. Observational experience (photometry and spectroscopy) as well as skills in exploitation of large astronomical databases will be valuable. Interested candidates can find more information at:

Deadline for application submission: January 15, 2022

For questions please contact Drs. Julia de León ( and/or Javier Licandro (