Research position within the project PLATO at INAF – Astrophysical Observatory of Bologna (Italy)

The Osservatorio di Astrofisica e Scienza dello spazio (OAS), part of the Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF), invites applications for a Post Doctoral fellowship on the subject “Methods for Product Assurance and Project Management for space missions” funded by ASI/INAF agreement No. 2015-019-R.1-2018.

Job Reference: D.D. OAS n. 206/2021
Application deadline: 13 January 2022, 1pm CET
Starting date: February 2022
Where: INAF – Osservatorio di Astrofisica e Scienza dello spazio (OAS) (Italy)
Duration of the contract: 12 months (with possible extension)
Salary: €26.000,00 gross annual amount

Job Tasks 

  • Product Assurance and Project Management activities for the PLATO Camera system

Profile’s requirements 

  • Master degree either in Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Computer Science, Aerospace and Aeronautical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Engineering of Telecommunications, Electronic Engineering, Management Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematical-Physical Modeling for Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical sciences, Universe sciences

How to apply 

Applications, with attached CV and any document or publication deemed useful for the purposes of this competition, must be submitted, in Italian or in English, filling the provided forms exclusively via mail with the title “Bando AdR PLATO Product Assurance” at the following PEC address:
For foreign citizens, the application and communications can be sent by ordinary e-mail to the address An email confirming the receipt of the application will be sent to the senders.

Application must arrive not later than 13th January 2022.

Within the deadline, up to three letters of reference are required to be sent to Dr. Luca Valenziano. Letters received after the deadline will not be taken into consideration.

Please read the detailed instructions in the Call for Applications or contact