The CAS-CONICYT Postdoctoral Fellowship 2018
The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT) of Chile are inviting applicants for post-doctoral fellowships in observational, theoretical, and/or computational astrophysics. The official announcement of this opportunity will be made at the CONICYT website (www.conicyt.cl/astronomia) and duplicated at www.cassaca.org. The duration of the fellowship is for 1 to 2 years in a host institution in Chile (depending on the available funds), with an option to extend the fellowship for another year in China.
The program is open to applicants who will have obtained their PhD in astronomy, physics or a related discipline between January 1st 2012 and December 21st, 2018. Preferential considerations will be given to those applicants with proposed research activities involving collaborations between the Chinese and Chilean astronomy communities. Potential applicants should check out the two web sites above for more up-to-date information on this opportunity, and are encouraged to contact prospective sponsors and host institutions accordingly before applying. We offer an attractive remuneration package including a competitive salary, research fund and financial support for health insurance and relocation expenses from outside of Chile.
During their stay in Chile, fellows will be eligible to apply for observing time as part of the Chilean scientific community, having guaranteed access to 10% of the time in the numerous facilities such as ALMA and the VLT.
Interested candidates should apply by completing the web application form provided athttp://www.cassaca.org/en/opportunities/postdoc-programs. The proposals must be submitted in English, including all the documents listed below:
- CV (including a list of publications)
- A research statement.
- Letter of support from the host organization .
- Copy of the doctorate degree or other certificate attesting the PhD condition,
- Two contacts for reference.
Further inquiries about this fellowship opportunity can be addressed to Dr. Jiasheng Huang, Chief Scientist of CASSACA, Dr. Wei Wang, Deputy Director of CASSACA, and Dr. Javier Martinez of CONICYT.