FONDECYT postdoctoral fellowships at Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, June 14, 2019
Archive Date: 
Friday, July 12, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV)
Department Name: 
Physics Institute
Street Line 1: 
Facultad de Ciencias, Avda. Universidad 330, Curauma
Job Announcement Text: 

The Physics Institute of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV) is looking to sponsor applicants for the FONDECYT Postdoctoral Fellowship program. The fellowships, which run for 3 years with a starting date early to mid-2020, are funded by the Chilean agency CONICYT.

Astronomy is a young and rapidly expanding addition to the Sciences faculty of the PUCV, focusing on extragalactic astrophysics, large-scale structure, and the high redshift universe. We are looking to expand and seek motivated researchers working in these fields and/or observational cosmology to help develop astrophysics at PUCV. Successful applicants have the option to work in projects at international collaborations where faculty members of the PUCV are involved: SDSS-IV/MaNGA, SDSS-V, LSST, CLASH-VLT, CRAFT. Successful applicants will have access to the time guaranteed to Chilean institutions on all observing facilities based in the country (including VLT, ALMA, Gemini-South, Magellan, APEX, SOAR, ASTE, La Silla, CTIO, etc.) as well as the university's computing cluster. The Instituto de Física is based on the Curauma campus of PUCV, just east of Valparaíso and ~1h drive from Santiago. PUCV is an equal-opportunity employer and offers generous incentives for research.

Interested applicants should send the following documents to by July 16 2019:

- curriculum vitae with list of publications

- research statement (max. 3 pages)

- one-page cover letter indicating: (a) PhD award (or expected) date; (b) name of possible faculty sponsor at PUCV; (c) contact information of 3 professional references

The selected candidate(s) will then be sponsored by a PUCV faculty member and work with them to complete the application process. Please note that this is a two-step process, with selection by PUCV not guaranteeing selection by FONDECYT. We encourage interested applicants to get in touch with María Argudo-Fernández (, Raphaël Gobat (, Nicolas Tejos (, and/or Jorge Noreña ( for further information.

Included Benefits: 

From FONDECYT: costs of relocation to Chile, health benefits, travel stipend.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, July 14, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, July 21, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Secretariat of Physics