Ph.D. Positions at Universidad Diego Portales

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, August 27, 2020
Archive Date: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020
To event remaining 18 days
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Universidad Diego Portales
Job Announcement Text: 

The School of Engineering and Sciences at Universidad Diego Portales (UDP) invites applications for its Ph.D. program. The Ph.D. is 4 years long and students are expected to start research activities during their first semester in one of the following research areas: Planetary systems, Stellar and Galactic astronomy, or Extragalactic astronomy.

While at UDP, successful candidates will qualify as members of the Chilean community and will be eligible for the 10% access to all observatories in Chile, including ALMA, Gemini South, VLT, Magellan, CTIO, SOAR, and La Silla.

Requirements: Applicants should have an undergraduate and/or master’s degree in Astronomy (or closely related fields), full-time commitment, and a good command of the English language.

Application materials:
1. Motivation letter indicating your reasons for applying to the Ph.D. program at
UDP, research experience (if any), research interests, and career plans and
goals (two pages maximum). The letter should also indicate the preferred
starting date (March or August 2021). Potential applicants are encouraged to
contact the faculty members best matching their research interests to learn
more about possible research projects.
2. Curriculum Vitae (3 pages maximum).
3. Copy of undergraduate and/or graduate degrees or letter from University official
indicating expected graduation date.
4. Copy of undergraduate academic transcripts (graduate transcripts too, if
5. A minimum of two and a maximum of three letters of recommendation sent
directly by the recommenders to

All application materials (including letters of recommendation) should be submitted
by e-mail to


Included Benefits: 

Scholarships include a stipend, tuition, and fees. Research funds are also available from a number of different sources.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Lucas Cieza
Program Director
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Attention To: 
Prof. Lucas Cieza
PhD program