PhD Positions at Universidad Diego Portales

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Archive Date: 
Sunday, December 30, 2018
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) is pleased to announce the opening of its Ph.D. program in Astrophysics, starting in March 2019. 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. The letter should also indicate preferred starting date (March or August, 2019). 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. Copy of undergraduate and/or graduate degrees or letter from University official indicating expected graduation date.
  4. Copy of latest academic transcripts 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, health insurance, tuitions and fees. Research funds are also available from a number of different sources.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, December 31, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, January 18, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Lucas Cieza
Program Director
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PhD Program