Calan Postdoctoral Fellowship 2020

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Universidad de Chile
Department Name: 
Department of Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
Camino El Observatorio #1515
Las Condes
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Astronomy (DAS) at Universidad de Chile invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral position in observational, theoretical, and/or computational astrophysics, as well as astronomical instrumentation. The selected fellow will be expected to conduct an ambitious and independent research program, and collaborate with members of the department. The position, based at the DAS in Santiago, Chile, is sponsored by the CATA grant and should be started in early 2020.

The DAS fosters an engaging and scientifically productive environment, with 24 faculty members and over 40 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. Multi-wavelength expertise and a wide array of research fields are pursued by our members: from the solar system and planet formation, to cosmology and the high redshift universe, including instrumentation development. The DAS, one of the leading astronomy centers in Chile, hosts large internationally recognized collaborations like the Chile-China Center, CCJCA, and the UMI-FCA, along with major research and technology grants such as CATA. Super-computing facilities are also available locally, and through the National Laboratory for High Performance Computing, NLHPC, at Universidad de Chile. The DAS also hosts the Millimeter-wave Laboratory which designs, builds, and tests receivers for use in radio-astronomy, along with ALMA instrumentation development. As a DAS member, the postdoctoral researcher can apply for the guaranteed-time available to Chilean institutions on all telescope facilities in the country. 

Please submit a Cover Letter, a CV, and a Research Proposal (5 pages max.) to

Please arrange for at least two letters of reference to be sent to

Applicants to this position may also be encouraged to apply for a FONDECYT Postdoctoral Fellowship with support from the department (deadline TBD). As an equal opportunity employer the DAS emphatically encourages applications from proposers of all nationalities, underrepresented minorities, and especially those from women. The DAS is located at the National Astronomical Observatory of Chile in the top of the Calan hill, which is accessible via public transportation and sits in a friendly residential area within Santiago.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, September 9, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Prof. Laura Pérez