The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics of Pontificia Universidad Catolica and the Department of Astronomy at the University of Maryland invite applications for a postdoctoral position in observational radio astronomy, offered subject to the availability of funding, to begin in September, 2010. The appointment is for two years, renewable for a third year based on satisfactory performance. The appointment is split evenly between the Universidad Catolica in Santiago and University of Maryland in College Park with the expectation that the appointee will divide their time equally between the two locations, on a mutually agreed schedule.
The candidate will have full access to the facilities of both departments, such as the CARMA millimeter-wave array in California. While resident at Universidad Catolica, the appointee will qualify as a member of the Chilean community and be eligible to propose for observing time on all telescopes in Chile, including existing radio observatories and ALMA as it becomes available. We encourage applicants with experience and interest in millimeter and/or submillimeter radio astronomy. The position includes annual travel funds for collaborations and observations. Candidates will be reviewed and selected by a joint committee based on responses to this advertisement.
The successful applicant must have completed the requirements for the Ph.D. degree prior to arrival. Inquiries may be directed to Lee Mundy (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, list of publications, and statement of research interests. Three letters of recommendation should be requested by the applicant and sent directly to the above address or emailed to email@example.com. Applications and letters must arrive by January 19, 2010 to receive full consideration. Minorities and women are particularly encouraged to apply. AAE/EOE
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