Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Galactic star clusters - JRID47715

Submission Dates
Archive Date: 
March 31, 2014
Deadline to Apply for Job: 
April 7, 2014
Job Details
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution/Company Name: 
Universidad de Valparaiso, Valparaiso, Chile
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
Submission Address for Resumes/CVs
Attention To: 
Jura Borissova
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Galactic
Universidad de Valparaiso
Street Address Line 1: 
Facultad de Ciencias, Instituto de Fisica y Astronomia
Street Address Line 2: 
Gran Bretaña Nº 1111, Playa Ancha
V region
Zip/Postal Code: 
+56 9 82454638
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Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow position in star formation and galactic star clusters working with Jura Borissova in the star cluster group of University of Valparaiso, Valparaiso, Chile.  The aim of the project is to investigate the star cluster population in the Milky Way in the near infrared mainly using "Vista variables in Via Lactea (VVV)" ESO Large Survey.  We seek to  build a large, statistically significant sample of clusters visible in the infrared. This will allow us to extend the spatially biased current cluster population to an unbiased population, and to deeply analyze it by a multi-method approach (near-infrared spectrophotometry, proper motions, quantitative spectral classification, long-baseline light curve analysis).
The applicant should have a PhD in astronomy/astrophysics.  We seek candidates with experience of reducing and analyzing  near infrared photometry and spectroscopy.  Candidates with interests in star and cluster formation and experience with radio (especially mm/submm) data reduction and analysis  are also encouraged to apply.
The appointment is for two years, with renewals for up to a five years possible, contingent upon satisfactory progress. The starting date will be as soon as possible. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, brief summary of research experience, list of publications, and arrange to have two letters of reference sent to:
Closing date for receipt of applications is 7 Abril 2014.

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