PhD Research Positions in Astrophysics in Chile

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, September 2, 2022
Archive Date: 
Friday, September 30, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Universidad Andrés Bello
Región Metropolitana
Job Announcement Text: 

The Institute of Astrophysics (IA) at Universidad Andres Bello (UNAB) is receiving applications for the Ph.D. program in Astrophysics for the Academic Year 2023.

The IA is located at the Casona Campus of UNAB in Santiago, Chile, and hosts a friendly and stimulating international research environment where Ph.D. students can develop cutting-edge projects in Astrophysics. 

Main research topics carried out by the Astrophysics Group are exoplanets, protoplanetary disks, stellar populations, Milky-Way, globular clusters, gaseous/stellar dynamics and structure of galaxies,  galaxy formation and evolution, supernovae, gravitational waves, active galactic nuclei, gravitational lenses, galaxy clusters and cosmology. The group has access to state-of-the-art observational infrastructure in Chile (e.g., ESO, Las Campanas, Gemini-south, ALMA, CTIO, among others) and observational datasets (e.g. APOGEE, VVVX, LSST and SDSSV when in operation). In addition, the group hosts a cluster for numerical simulations and high-volume data reduction and analysis. 

Interested students are invited to apply by September 30th, 2022. The application form can be found at the following link:

Applicants should upload a single pdf file with the requested items in the following exact order:

1) Cover letter including motivation

2) Undergraduate transcripts

3) CV (including a list of refereed publications and conference contributions)

4) MSc transcripts if available

Applicants should also arrange for two letters of recommendation, to be sent directly to [email protected] before the September 30th deadline.

Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed. Successful candidates will start the program by March 2023. Ph.D. scholarships are available, covering tuition fees and living expenses. For details about the Ph.D. program please see

Application Deadline: 
Friday, September 30, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, October 28, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Giuliano Pignata
Universidad Andrés Bello
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