Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to work with Douglas Geisler
through the Astronomy Department at the Universidad de Concepcion.
The science focuses on nearby stellar populations, especially ages and abundances
of star clusters. A key project is CAPOS, the bulge Cluster APOgee Survey, working
with data obtained with the APOGEE-2S spectrograph on abundances of Galactic bulge globular clusters.
The postdoc may have responsibilities in a variety of areas such as
performing detailed abundance analysis of high-resolution optical/IR spectra of
late-type stars, especially data from the CAPOS and SDSS-IV APOGEE surveys,
taking responsibility for target and plate selection for the APOGEE-2S survey, analyzing photometry, etc.
Candidates are also encouraged to craft their own research
program and will have access to the 10% of
observing time reserved for Chilean institutes at all observational
facilities operating in Chile, including VLT, Gemini-South, Magellan, and ALMA.
The position is initially for 2 years but could be extended for a third year depending on funding
and is available immediately. The postdoc will work with Geisler in the Physics and Astronomy Dept.
of the Universidad de La Serena. La Serena is a lovely beach city in the north of Chile and
is the home of a growing number of astronomical institutions. Further information can be obtained from D. Geisler.
Interested candidates should submit a CV, statement of research interests, and the names and
email addresses of three professional references, all in a single pdf file with your last name as title, to
Douglas Geisler via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) by June 1.