Post-Doc fellowship at INAF – Arcetri (Florence)

Deadline: March 22nd 2021 – 1 pm CET.

Announcement for the opening of an international call to hire a Post-Doc researcher in one or more areas of active research at INAF-Arcetri.

Ref: D.D. n. 22/2021

The Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, part of the Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF), invites applications for the Arcetri Fellowship 2021.
The fellow is expected to pursue an independent research program in any area of astrophysics related to current research themes at the Observatory, including theory, observations or instrumentation.

Starting date: October 1st, 2021 (not be later than December 31st)
Application until: March 22nd, 2021 – 1.00 p.m. (CET)
Where: INAF – Astrophysical Observatory of Arcetri
Duration of contract: 24 months (with possible extension of 1 year, based on performance and availability of funds)
Salary: €2350 per month (12 months per year)


The successful candidate will carry out an independent research related to one (or more in case of interdisciplinary projects) of the following areas of active research at INAF-Arcetri:

  1. Galaxies and cosmology: galaxy properties and evolution, AGN, galaxy clusters
  2. Our Galaxy: stellar populations, star and planet formation, astrochemistry, exoplanets
  3. Planetary science, astrobiology and laboratory astrophysics
  4. High Energy and particle astrophysics
  5. Advanced Technology and instrumentation

More information on scientific activities carried out at INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri can be found at the following link: under “Research”.

Profile’s requirements 

In order to participate in the selection, applicants must possess, under penalty of exclusion, by the deadline for application of the present position:

  • PhD degree in Astronomy or in Physics or in Chemistry or in Engineering, awarded by an Italian university or by a foreign university.

Recent obtainment of the PhD, as well as other training activities, documented scientific activity, publications in scientific or technological fields, and a good knowledge of software development and implementation, will be favourably evaluated by the Selection Committee.
Good knowledge of the English language is also required.

How to apply 

Applications must be submitted in English by Ordinary email or Posta Elettronica Certificata (PEC) to the following address:
The PEC or email account must be compulsory registered to applicant’s name, on penalty of exclusion from the present call.
Applications must arrive no later than March 22nd, 2021– 1.00 p.m. (CET).
Late, incomplete and incorrectly filled in applications will not be considered.

Please read the detailed instructions in the Call for Applications.


More information about to how to take part in the selection can be found in the Job Advertisement and in the Brochure.
For any questions, write to us at

For more information about Research at INAF Arcetri please refer to the contacts reported in the Brochure for each field of research.