The Institute of Physics and Astronomy of the Universidad de Valparaíso (IFA-UV) invites applications for a postdoctoral position in extragalactic astronomy. The successful applicant will work with Dr. Edo Ibar on exploiting ALMA observations for tackling the star formation efficiency of galaxies using molecular/atomic line emissions, and dust continuum, in galaxy samples at z ~ 0.1, 1.5 and 4.6. The project will be carried out in close contact with the IFA-UV extragalactic group, and members of the VALES (Valparaiso ALMA/APEX Line Emission Survey), HiZELS (High-z Emission Line Survey), and the ALPINE (The ALMA Large Program to INvestigate CII at Early Times) teams. A fraction of time will be available for independent research, and external collaborations are encouraged.
We seek a highly qualified and motivated postdoc with a PhD in Astronomy or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates with a background in extragalactic astronomy, expertise in interferometric observations, submillimetre analyses and galaxy evolution. The position, funded by ESO-Chile joint committee, will be for two years, with possibility of extension though external grants (e.g. FONDECYT, if applicable).
IFA-UV is located in Valparaíso, a city declared a world heritage site by UNESCO. Our fast growing institute is composed of 23 professors, 10 postdocs, and 25 graduate students. While working at IFA-UV, the candidates will qualify as members of the Chilean community with privileged access to 10% of the time on all astronomical observatories in Chile, including ESO/Paranal, Gemini-South, Magellan, CTIO, ALMA and APEX. The salary is the standard scale for postdocs in Chile (20.000.000 CLP/year).
Applicants should send a CV, a list of publications, a research statement (2 pages), and arrange 3 reference letters to firstname.lastname@example.org.