Project 12

Project description: The project creates versatile algorithms based on mathematical morphological transforms to characterize the solar activity using a large solar database of Coimbra. Most current tools are mission specific, but the aim here is to develop tools that can deal with any type of solar image that allows reaching new advances in automatic recognition and tracking.
More information of the project: Dr. Teresa Barata (teresabarata (a)

Host: University of Coimbra, Portugal. 
Secondment Host: University of Sheffield, UK. 
Industrial Training: Hungarian Solar Physics Foundation, Gyula Bay Zolt├ín Solar Observatory, Gyula, Hungary (solar observations, 1 month), PTECH (2 months; algorithm integration).

Project specific skills

Mobility rule: The applicant must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Portugal for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the call deadline ( see details for the MSCA mobility rule here). 

Preferred Skills: Programming skills, experience with Phyton and Matlab
Desired Skills: Good knowledge in image processing with Matlab or/and Phyton

Host degree requirements: MSc or equivalent degree in Physics or Astronomy (and related fields)
Secondment host degree requirements: MSc degree or equivalent in applied maths or in a related field (primarily physics or astronomy; other science or engineering degrees may be marginally admissible) with a grade of about 70 % or above. Applicants still pursuing their MSc studies should obtain their degree before starting. The candidate has to be officially admitted to PhD studies  at Sheffield University. For more detailed information aboout the admission process see here.

Host language requirement: Portuguese (level B1) or English (level B2)
Secondment host language requirements: read requirements from here.

Send your application: Send your application: Teresa Barata (; Applications accepted as long as the position is filled.