PhD and MSc Positions in Observational, Theoretical, and/or Computational Astrophysics and Instrumentation

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, August 25, 2023
Archive Date: 
Friday, September 22, 2023
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Universidad de Chile
Department Name: 
Department of Astronomy
Las Condes, Santiago
Region Metropolitana
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Astronomy (DAS) at Universidad de Chile invites applications for Masters and Doctoral positions in observational, theoretical, and/or computational astrophysics and instrumentation. Selected candidates will be awarded 4 years of funding to cover their doctoral graduate studies, and are expected to start in March 2024. Successful applicants will attend graduate classes, colloquia, and pursue cutting-edge research projects as part of their training. Graduate students are eligible to apply for the guaranteed-time available to Chilean institutions on all telescope facilities in the country. The Astronomy Department is committed to equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.  

The DAS fosters an engaging and scientifically productive environment, with 20 faculty members and over 40 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. Multi-wavelength expertise and a wide array of research fields are pursued by our members: from the solar system and star and planet formation, to cosmology and the high redshift universe, including instrumentation development. The DAS, one of the leading astronomy centers in Chile, hosts large internationally recognized collaborations like the Chile-China Center, CASSACA, and the Franco Chilean Laboratory for Astronomy, FCLA-UMI, along with major research and technology grants such as the Center for Excellence in Astrophysics and Associated Technologies, CATA. Super-computing facilities are available locally, and through the National Laboratory for High Performance Computing, NLHPC, at Universidad de Chile. The DAS also hosts the Millimeter-wave Laboratory, which designs, builds, and tests receivers for use in radioastronomy, along with ALMA instrumentation development.

The following materials are required as part of the application process:

a. A short Motivation Letter.
b. Curriculum Vitae.
c. Copies of your academic transcript, your undergraduate syllabus, and degree award.
d. Two letters of recommendation.

Programs are conducted in English. Please send any questions of queries to Ms. Marta Ojeda, [email protected].

Important Dates:  
Application Portal opens for PhD applications on August 21, and closes on September 22, 2023.
MSc applications are open from September 4 to October 6, 2023.

Included Benefits: 

Health benefits and some initial relocation assistance is provided.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, September 22, 2023
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, October 20, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Graduate Selection Committee
Universidad de Chile
Department Name: 
Department of Astronomy
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Ms. Marta Ojeda