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 (email@example.com) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.