The Astronomy Group at Universidad Diego Portales (UDP) invites applications for sponsoring postdoctoral research fellowships in astronomy on the study of Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN), Extragalactic Transients, and Galaxy Formation and Evolution. Selected candidates will be sponsored by a UDP faculty member to apply for FONDECYT postdoctoral grants of 3 years. The expected beginning of these fellowships is in the first half of 2022. The eligibility is limited to researchers that have received their Ph.D. between Jan 1, 2018 and the FONDECYT application deadline (expected to be in July, 2021). Exceptions for women with children born in this period are possible according to the latest FONDECYT guidelines.
The research of the faculty at UDP spans a wide range, from Active Galactic Nuclei (R. Assef, C. Ricci) to distant star-forming galaxies (M. Aravena), evolution of nearby galaxies (E. Johnston) and extragalactic transients/supernovae (J. L. Prieto). Members of the extragalactic research group are currently leading or are involved in numerous international projects, including the BASS survey, the NuSTAR and LSST-AGN collaboration, the WISE Hot DOGs collaboration, SDSS-V, the ALMA Spectroscopic Survey of the HUDF (ASPECS), COSMOS, the South Pole Telescope Submillimeter Galaxy (SPT-SMG) collaboration, the Next generation Fornax Survey (NGFS), the Arc-Tomography group, and the ASAS-SN collaboration. Additionally, Santiago hosts a large and vibrant scientific community working on AGN, with ~50 scientists distributed in four universities and three institutes (www.activegalacticnuclei.cl). 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, as well as to future facilities such as ELT, LSST, GMT, and CTA.
Applications should be submitted by e-mail in pdf format to Prof. Claudio Ricci (Claudio.Ricci@mail.udp.cl) by June 18, 2021 to ensure full consideration. They should include a brief cover letter (1-page), a research statement (max. 3 pages), and a CV (with publication list). In addition, applicants should provide the names and contact information of three references willing to provide letters of recommendation on request. We encourage applicants to get in contact with professors M. Aravena (firstname.lastname@example.org), R. Assef (email@example.com), E. Johnston (firstname.lastname@example.org), J. Prieto (email@example.com), and C. Ricci (firstname.lastname@example.org). We encourage applications from women and minority groups.