CATA Postdoctoral Fellowships in Extragalactic Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, November 10, 2022
Archive Date: 
Thursday, December 15, 2022
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Center for Astrophysics and Applied Technologies, CATA
Antofagasta, Santiago, Concepción
Job Announcement Text: 

The Center for Astrophysics and Associated Technologies (CATA) calls for applications to the CATA postdoctoral research fellowship program in the Area of Galaxies and the Distant Universe (Area 3). The research focus is the formation and evolution of galaxies and AGN, including the effects of the environment, across cosmic time throughout the electromagnetic spectrum, with significant involvement in current and upcoming surveys like the Rubin Observatory LSST, S-PLUS, SDSS-V, LAGER, PHANGS-JWST and the ALMA Large Program CRISTAL. More information on the research developed in this area of CATA can be found HERE

The postdoctoral research fellowships are anticipated to be funded initially for two years with a one year extension subject to a performance evaluation. Successful fellowship applicants are expected to carry out independent research in close collaboration with one or more faculty members of CATA, and develop research at any of the CATA member universities, including Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Universidad Diego Portales, Universidad Andrés Bello, Universidad de Antofagasta, Universidad de Chile, and Universidad de Concepción. Successful fellows will have access to the Chilean 10% time allocation on all telescopes in Chile, as well as access to membership in selected large surveys (e.g., LSST, SDSS-V). CATA fellows will have access to supercomputers and GPU clusters, as required by their projects. In addition, CATA fellows will have access to CATA-provided administrative support, as well as the opportunity to explore the varied and striking natural landscapes of Chile, from high deserts to lush rainforests.

Applicants should declare in their application form the CATA area in which they envision working on. Research programs that exploit multi-area synergy are encouraged. We also encourage applicants to make early contact with CATA professors working on their area(s) of interest.

Applicants should submit here the following materials as a single pdf file: a brief cover letter; a CV including exact or expected Ph.D. date; a publication list; a research statement (max. 3 pages) describing past and future proposed CATA research; an optional 1 page technical skills statement; and the names and email information of three contacts for letters of recommendation.

CATA is committed to equal opportunity and diversity in the workforce. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
CATA Area 3 (Galaxies)
Center for Astrophysics and Applied Technologies, CATA
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Felipe Barrientos
CATA Area 3 Postdoctoral Application