TITANS: Three postdocs to work on Supermassive Black Holes (formation, growth, Event Horizon Telescope imaging)

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Nucleo Milenio TITANS, Chile: U. Concepcion, U. Chile, PUC, U. Valparaiso
Department Name: 
Astronomy Department
Street Line 1: 
Depto. Astronomia, U. de Concepcion,
Street Line 2: 
Barrio Universitario S/N
Street Line 3: 
85748
City: 
Concepcion
State/Province: 
Bio-Bio
Zip/Postal: 
85748
Country: 
Chile
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The "Millennium Nucleus for Transversal Research and Technology to explore Supermassive Black Holes" (TITANs; www.astro.udec.cl/titans)  announces a call for up to three postdoctoral positions with an initial duration of two years, and a possibility of extension and/or other fellowships. TITANs focusses on black hole formation models,  probing black hole growth locally and over cosmic time, and imaging the inner environs of black holes with the  Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) and other VLBI arrays. Observational work will be complemented with state-of-the-art numerical simulations.

Our team encompasses Profs. S. Bovino, R .Herrera-Camus, N. Leigh, N. Nagar, R. Reeves, and D. Schleicher (U. de Concepción), Prof. P. Arévalo (U. de Valparaiso), Profs. A. Escala and P. Lira (U. de Chile), Prof. E. Treister (Pontificia Universidad Católica), 6 postdocs, and 25 Ph.D. and Masters students. Postdocs have the option to work  with the EHT Collaboration and contribute to the next generation EHT. Interested applicants should demonstrate the relation of their research to the TITANs program and point out possible collaborations.

The Nucleo provides a competitive salary, travel support, as well as a stimulating research environment. In addition to existing computational facilities, successful applicants will have access to the 10% Chilean observing time on telescopes including ALMA, APEX, Gemini-South, Magellan, VLT, as well as access to SDSS-V data.

The Nucleo actively seeks to balance its gender and other minority presence. Applicants requiring part time employment to share time with caring responsibilities are also encouraged. Flexible working hours, and partial work-at-home or tele-commuting are also open to discussion. Please contact P. Arevalo (patricia.arevalo@uv.cl) for details.

Interested applicants should send a CV with publication list, statements of previous (1-2 pages) and proposed (1-2 pages) research, as well as contact information for three recommendation letter writers, to stefanobovino@astro-udec.cl. We encourage applicants to contact relevant team members ahead of submission. Applications will be reviewed starting January 31, 2021, and continue until the positions are filled. Given the current situation, the starting date of the position is flexible.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$30000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$30000.00 (USD)
Compensation Notes: 
Amount above is after taxes
Included Benefits: 

Travel funding.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Stefano Bovino
Title: 
Prof. Dr.
Institution/Company: 
Nucleo program, NCN19_058, Universidad de Concepcion
Department Name: 
Astronomy Department
Street Line 1: 
Universidad de Concepcion
Street Line 2: 
Barrio Universitario S/N
City: 
Concepcion
State/Province: 
Bio-Bio
Country: 
Chile
Email: 
stefanobovino@astro-udec.cl
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Stefano Bovino
Subject: 
TITANs postdocs
Email: 
stefanobovino@astro-udec.cl