Ph.D. Scholarship in Astronomy & Planetary Science at the University of Atacama

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022
Archive Date: 
Thursday, September 29, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Universidad de Atacama
Department Name: 
Instituto de Astronomía y Ciencias Planetarias de Atacama
Street Line 1: 
Copayapu 485
Job Announcement Text: 

The Instituto de Astronomía y Ciencias Planetarias de Atacama (INCT) at the Universidad de Atacama (UDA), in Copiapó (Chile) invites applicants for four PhD positions in Astronomy and Planetary Sciences.

The positions are open to candidates from any country. The successful candidates must have a degree (or equivalent) in astronomy, astrophysics, physics, geology or any related topic to planetary science by the PhD starting date, which will be April 2023. Positions will be available across a range of fields of research where the INCT is active, including solar system, exoplanets, planetary geology, extragalactic astronomy, star formation and Galactic structure. Students must manage basic English and be willing to publish in peer review journals. Students will have access to the Chilean telescope time of ESO, ALMA, Gemini, LCO, CTIO, among others.

PhD students of the University of Atacama are provided a Ph.D scholarship for four years (subject to an 18 months probation period). The stipend is in accordance with Chilean CONICYT grants, and is set to 650,000 CLP net per month.

INCT provides a stimulating, international environment where Spanish and English coexist as common languages. The University of Atacama is located in Copiapó, the capital city of the Atacama region. Which is placed between the desert and the sea, offering a unique variety of natural and wildlife attractions.

For additional information visit, or write to [email protected]

Documents for Ph.D. Application 2023

The following documents must be sent in a single pdf file to [email protected]

All the application will receive full consideration if arrived by October 7, 2022. Later applications will be received until the positions are filled.

The required documents are:

  • Cover letter
  • CV with current information (2 pages maximum) and publication list.
  • Proof of degree (the legalized copy or original must be presented if accepted).
  • Undergraduate list of courses, including final marks

In addition to the above, 2 recommendation letters must be sent directly at [email protected]

Application Deadline: 
Friday, October 7, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, November 14, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Lorenzo Morelli
Universidad de Atacama
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Astronomy & Planetary Science PhD Opportunities