Applications are invited for one postdoctoral position in supernova astrophysics at the Department of Astronomy of Universidad de Chile, one of the three host institutions for the Millennium Center for Supernova Science. The position is open to candidates possessing a Ph.D. in astronomy or physics. Previous experience in the field of supernovae is desirable.
Successful candidates will join the Millennium Center for Supernova Studies and participate in research activities that include the Chilean Automatic Supernova search (CHASE), photometric and spectroscopic followup at optical and infrared wavelengths, and optical spectropolarimetric followup of all types of supernovae.
The appointment will be for two years, renewable for a total of up to three years, and offer a competitive salary and travel funds. During his/her stay the awardee will be eligible to apply to the 10% observing time granted to the Chilean community in world-class observatories such as ALMA, VLT,Gemini-South, Magellan, APEX, CTIO, La Silla, among others. High performance computing facilities are also available.
Applicants must send a curriculum vitae, bibliography and statement of their research interests, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to the above address. Applications are due December 31 2012.
No benefits information has been provided by the employer.