FONDECYT postdoctoral research projects in Physics, Astronomy, and Physics Education at Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educación (UMCE, Santiago, Chile)

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Sunday, July 18, 2021
Archive Date: 
Sunday, August 15, 2021
To event remaining 18 days
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
Institution/Company: 
Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educación (UMCE)
Department Name: 
Department of Physics
Street Line 1: 
Av. José Pedro Alessandri 774, Ñuñoa
City: 
Santiago
State/Province: 
Metropolitan Region
Country: 
Chile
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The UMCE Physics Dept. in Santiago, Chile, is searching for candidates who may propose research projects to the Chilean National Fund for Science and Technology (FONDECYT) with the sponsorship of UMCE faculty members, including:

Luis Barrera (luis.barrera@umce.cl): Solar System, stellar astrophysics

Mauricio Contreras (mauricio.contreras@umce.cl): theoretical physics, gravitation, econophysics

Cristián Cortés (cristian.cortes@umce.cl): stellar astrophysics, variable stars, chemical abundances

Jorge Pinochet (jorge.pinochet@umce.cl): physics education, astronomy education

Andreas Reisenegger (andreas.reisenegger@umce.cl): neutron stars, high-energy astrophysics, CTA and SWGO collaborations

Chile hosts many of the largest telescopes in the world, 10% of whose observing time is reserved to scientists in the country. It will also host several next-generation telescopes, including the Vera C. Rubin Observatory (LSST), Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT), European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), and Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA). Santiago has become an important center for Physics and Astronomy, with research groups at several universities as well as the local ESO and ALMA centers.

FONDECYT has an open call with deadline 19 August 2021 for 2- or 3-year postdoctoral grants starting on 15 April 2022 and covering salary, research expenses, and a relocation allowance. Candidates must have obtained their PhD between 1 January 2018 and 26 August 2021, except for female applicants who have had children since that date, for whom the former is extended to an earlier date. 

Given the short time available, we urge potential candidates to contact as soon as possible the faculty member closest to their research interests, sending their CV (including PhD graduation date and a list of publications) and a brief description of their research interests.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$30000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$30000.00 (USD)
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, August 15, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, August 15, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Prof. Andreas Reisenegger
Title: 
Research Coordinator
Institution/Company: 
Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educación (UMCE)
Department Name: 
Department of Physics
City: 
Santiago
Country: 
Chile
Email: 
andreas.reisenegger@umce.cl
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Andreas Reisenegger
Subject: 
FONDECYT postdoctoral grants at UMCE
Email: 
andreas.reisenegger@umce.cl