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 ([email protected]): Solar System, stellar astrophysics
Mauricio Contreras ([email protected]): theoretical physics, gravitation, econophysics
Cristián Cortés ([email protected]): stellar astrophysics, variable stars, chemical abundances
Jorge Pinochet ([email protected]): physics education, astronomy education
Andreas Reisenegger ([email protected]): 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.