The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics of Pontificia Universidad Catolica (DAA-PUC) invites applications for postdoctoral research fellowships in observational, theoretical, and/or computational astrophysics to work in close collaboration with one or more faculty members at DAA-PUC (www.astro.puc.cl). Selected applicants will either be directly hired by the DAA-PUC or sponsored by DAA-PUC professors in applications for 3-year postdoctoral grants from the national funding agency FONDECYT.
The DAA-PUC provides a vibrant and productive international environment with 15 professors, 30 postdoctoral researchers, and >25 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 (in the process of a major upgrade) intended for numerical simulations, large databases, and data analyses.
Applicants should submit by email and in pdf format a cover letter, CV including exact PhD date, publication list, and a potential research plan (max. three pages) describing projects to be carried out at DAA-PUC, to Prof. Franz E. Bauer (email@example.com) by Monday, April 1, 2013. In addition, applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent by the deadline directly to the email address above. We encourage applicants to get in contact with professors working on their subjects of interest.
DAA-PUC is committed to equal opportunity and diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.