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 (http://vvvsurvey.org)
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.