Ph.D. Positions at Universidad Diego Portales

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Foreign
Institution/Company: 
Universidad Diego Portales
Department Name: 
Núcleo de Astronomía
Street Line 2: 
RM
City: 
Santiago
State/Province: 
RM
Country: 
Chile
Announcement
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, compact objects or Extragalactic astronomy. Specific topics can be found here: https://astronomia.udp.cl/research/research-areas/   

The PhD program in Astronomy at UDP is very international, with ~75% of the students coming from abroad (from ~10 different countries), and the official language of the department is English. The Nucleus also hosts leading partners in internationally recognized research centers like the Center for Excellence in Astrophysics and Associated Technologies (CATA), the Millenium Institute of Astrophysics (MAS), the Millenium Nucleus on Young Exoplanets and their Moons (YEMS), and the Millennium Nucleus for the Evolutionary Reconstruction of the InterStellar medium (ERIS). 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) by the start date of the course, 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 2023). 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 available).
5. A minimum of two and a maximum of three letters of recommendation sent directly by the recommenders to [email protected].


All application materials (including letters of recommendation) should be submitted by e-mail to [email protected] by September 25 2022.

Included Benefits: 

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

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, September 25, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, October 15, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Claudio Ricci
Title: 
Professor
Country: 
Chile
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Prof. Claudio Ricci
Subject: 
PhD Program