The Milenium Scientific Iniciative Nucleus on "Protoplanetary Disks in ALMA Early Science" (Disk Nucleus) is a center for research on planet formation. It is a 15 member collaboration hosted by Universidad de Chile and Universidad de Valparaiso, whose members and research interests are described at http://mad.das.uchile.cl.
The Disk Nucleus invites applications for two research fellowships based at Universidad de Chile. We seek astronomers with expertise in circumstellar and protoplanetary disks or planet formation, ideally involving radio interferometry. Observational and theoretical backgrounds will be considered. Fellows will have the opportunity to join existing projects, and are also expected to develop new research lines on the broad themes of the Nucleus.
One position is available for 4 years, and the other for 2. Both positions are at the postdoctoral level, but the longer term appointment is an advanced fellowship for which we expect applications from more experienced researchers.
The positions are available from Jan 2014, but the starting dates are negotiable. Appointments are for one year, with renewals contingent upon satisfactory progress. Both fellowships may be renewed beyond their nominal duration, subject to the availability of funding.
Fellows will receive a competitive salary as well as a research budget (including travel and hardware). While holding the position the fellows will be eligible for the 10% host country observing time on all telescopes in Chile, including ALMA.
Interested researchers should send a CV (including publication list) and proposed work plan (max of 3 pages) to Prof. Simon Casassus <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Applicants should also request for at least 2 letters of recommendation to be sent directly from the writers. Applications received by January 15 2014 will receive full consideration.