Dr Moya studied physics at the University of Granada and obtained his PhD in Astrophysics at the same University, but the research work was done at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (CSIC) under the supervision of Professor Rafael Garrido and Dr Antonio Claret. The subject of the Ph.D. was the development of a non-adiabatic pulsational code (GraCo) in the context of the preparatory works of the space mission CoRoT.
Dr Moya did post-doctoral stages at the Observatoire of Paris (Meudon) in the context of CoRoT (two years), Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía - CSIC (working for CoRoT, Kepler, and CARMENES, three years), and Centro de Astrobiología (INTA-CSIC) for working at the characterization of pulsating stars harbouring planets and for leading PlanetVision.
Then, Dr Moya worked for two years at a private company, out of science, going back to the track to be the head of the Master in Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Valencian International University, for one year. Two more small post-doc stages at the University of Granada and Centro de Astrobiología (INTA-CSIC) after that and, finally, he was awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship to work for two years at the University of Birmingham in the context of stellar dating and to contribute to the projects TESS, CHEOPS, and Plato.