Ph.D. Positions at Universidad Diego Portales

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Universidad Diego Portales
Job Announcement Text: 

The School of Engineering and Sciences at Universidad Diego Portales (UDP)  invites applications for its Ph.D. program.  The Ph.D. is 4 years long and students are expected to start research activities during their first semester in one of the following research areas: Planetary systems, Stellar and Galactic astronomy or  Extragalactic astronomy.

While at UDP, successful candidates will qualify as members of the Chilean community and will be eligible for the 10% privileged access to all telescopes in Chile, including ALMA, Gemini South, VLT, Magellan, CTIO, SOAR, La Silla, APEX, and ASTE.

Requirements:  Applicants should have an undergraduate and/or master’s degree in Astronomy (or closely related fields), full-time commitment, and a good command of the English language.

Application materials:

  1. Motivation letter indicating your reasons for applying to the Ph.D. program at UDP, research experience (if any), research interests, and career plans and goals (two pages maximum). The letter should also indicate the preferred starting date (March or August 2020). Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the faculty members best matching their research interests to learn more about possible research projects.
  2. Curriculum Vitae (3 pages maximum). 
  3. Copy of undergraduate and/or graduate degrees or letter from University official indicating expected graduation date.
  4. Copy of undergraduate academic transcripts (graduate transcripts too, if available).
  5. A minimum of two and a maximum of three letters of recommendation sent directly by the recommenders to

All application materials (including letters of recommendation) should be submitted by e-mail to

Included Benefits: 

Scholarships include stipend, tuition and fees. Research funds are also available from a number of different sources.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, December 2, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Lucas Cieza
Program Director
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Prof. Lucas Cieza
PhD program