Postdoctoral Position - VVV Brown Dwarfs - JRID41586

Submission Dates
Archive Date: 
February 29, 2012
Deadline to Apply for Job: 
March 15, 2012
Job Details
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution/Company Name: 
Valparaiso University
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Submission Address for Resumes/CVs
Attention To: 
Radostin Kurtev
Valparaiso University
Street Address Line 1: 
Gran Bretana 1111
+56 32 2995521
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Job Announcement Text: 

The Valparaiso University, Chile, offers A POSDOCTORAL POSITION funded by GEMINI-CONICYT, Chile. The successful candidate will work with Profs. Radostin Kurtev and Jura Borissova and their collaborators on observational studies of brown dwarfs and very-low-mass stars, and will be encouraged to pursue independent research on related topics. On-going projects include optical/infrared imaging and spectroscopy of brown dwarfs and very-low-mass objects. Work experience with large databases and datamining is an advantage. The successful candidate will have a full access to the latest proprietary data of Vista Variables of Via Lactea (VVV) - ESO public survey (

Chile has the greatest concentration of large telescopes in the southern hemisphere. While resident at Universidad de Valparaiso, the fellow will qualify as a member of the Chilean community and be eligible to apply for observing time on all telescopes in Chile, including ESO's VLT, NTT, and 3.6m, Gemini-South, Carnegie's Magellan, CTIO's, SOAR, ASTE, APEX and ALMA.

The appointment is for two years, is expected to start as soon as possible, and requires the completion of a PhD. Applicants should submit by e-mail a statement of research interests, publication list, CV, and two letters of reference. Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by March 15 2012.

Included Benefits: 

No benefits information has been provided by the employer.