The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (DAA-PUC) invites applications for an immediate opening as a postdoctoral researcher working with Prof. Franz Bauer and collaborators. The successful candidate will carry out observational studies of galaxies (and possibly X-ray binary companions) near and far using NIR imaging, spectroscopy and IFU data. Research duties will include the analysis of various NIR datasets, the publication of scientific results, and the planning/implementation of new observing programs.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in astronomy, astrophysics, or related disciplines. a background in observational NIR astronomy would be advantageous.
The DAA-PUC provides a vibrant and productive international environment with approximately 16 faculty, >20 researchers, and >30 graduate students. While resident at DAA-PUC, the candidate will qualify as a member of the Chilean community with 10% privileged access on all telescopes in Chile, including ESO/Paranal's 4x8m VLT and 4m VISTA, La Silla's 3.5m NTT and 3.6m and 2.2m telescopes, Gemini-South 8m, Carnegie's 2.5m and Magellan 2x6.5m, CTIO's 4m (Blanco), SOAR 4m, as well as ASTE, APEX, and ALMA. Additionally, DAA-PUC hosts a 512-core supercomputer intended for numerical simulations, large databases, and data analyses.
The initial appointment is for two years, starting as early as March 2013, with extension pending performance and availability of funding.
Interested candidates should submit electronically in PDF format their CV, publication list, and a brief description of research interests and accomplishments to Prof. Bauer (email@example.com), as well as arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the same address. Applications received by Dec. 31st, 2012 will receive full consideration, although late applications will be welcome until the position is filled.
DAA-PUC is committed to equal opportunity and diversity in its workforce. Women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.