Postdoc in Galactic Archaeology

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, December 1, 2017
Archive Date: 
Friday, January 5, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
Diego Portales University
Department Name: 
Astronomy Nucleus
Job Announcement Text: 

The young Astronomy Nucleus at Universidad Diego Portales (UDP) invites applications for a 2-year postdoctoral research position in Galactic Archaeology funded by the Joint Committee ESO - Government of Chile. The position will be focused on the study of stellar atmospheres in the context of large spectroscopic surveys on-going and planned for the future, such as Gaia-ESO, APOGEE, GALAH, WEAVE, 4MOST or PFS.  In particular, we are seeking applicants interested to contribute to the development of benchmark stars for calibrating big spectral datasets.

While at UDP, the successful candidate will qualify as member of the Chilean community and will be eligible for the 10% privileged access to all telescopes in Chile, including  Gemini South, VLT,  La Silla, Magellan, CTIO, SOAR, APEX, ALMA, etc, and therefore independent research will be strongly encouraged.  The position includes a competitive salary and a generous travel budget. The position is available as soon as possible but starting dates are negotiable.

Applications should be submitted by e-mail in pdf format with attention to Paula Jofré  ( by January 7th, 2017. They should include a short research statement (max. 2 pages, including experience, motivation for this position and future career plans) and a CV (including list of publications and name of 3 potential references). Questions regarding this job offer are encouraged and should be directed to Paula Jofré  (

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, January 7, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, February 4, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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postdoc position in Galactic Archaeology