Postdoctoral position on planet formation

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Archive Date: 
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Universidad de Chile / Universidad de Santiago
Department Name: 
Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
Camino El Observatorio 1515
City: 
Santiago
State/Province: 
Región Metropolitana
Country: 
Chile
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Profs. Simon Casassus and Sebastián Pérez invite applications for a research fellowship on comparing hydrodynamical simulations of planet formation against observations. Their current research interests are described at http://diskhydro.das.uchile.cl. The fellowship is based at the Astronomy Department at Universidad de Chile (UCH) and at the Physics Department, Universidad de Santiago de Chile (USACH), and fits within a collaboration on GPU platforms (USACH informatics).

Profs. Casassus and Pérez seek astronomers with expertise in planet formation, protoplanetary or debris disks, or on the early evolution of planetary systems. Experience in numerical simulations will be preferred, but observational backgrounds will also be considered, especially if they allow the development of new telescope proposals.  Fellows will have the opportunity to join existing projects, and are also expected to develop new research lines on the broad theme of planet formation. While holding the position the fellow will be eligible for the 10% host country observing time (including facilities such as ALMA, SPHERE, GPI and MUSE).

The position is funded by an ALMA/CONICYT grant, and appointments are for two years. The fellow will be encouraged to apply for funding continuity for up to three additional years using FONDECYT postdoctoral funding.

Fellows will receive a yearly salary of CLP22.1M (10% tax), as well as a yearly research budget of CLP4.98M (including a portable computer, travel, per diem, general expenses and 0.5M towards health insurance).

Interested researchers should send a CV (including publication list) and proposed work plan (max of 3 pages) to Prof. Simon Casassus <simon@das.uchile.cl> and Prof. Sebastian Perez <sebastian.astrophysics@gmail.com>. Applicants should also request for at least 2 letters of recommendation to be sent directly from the writers. Applications received by Nov 1 2019 will receive full consideration, and the position will remain open until it is filled. The funds are already available but the starting date is negotiable and can be postponed up to May 2020.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$31600.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$31600.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

Fellows will receive a yearly salary of CLP22.1M (10% tax), as well as a yearly research budget of CLP4.98M (including a portable computer, travel, per diem, general expenses and 0.5M towards health insurance).

Application Deadline: 
Friday, November 1, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Simon Casassus
Title: 
Prof.
Institution/Company: 
Universidad de Chile
Department Name: 
Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
Camino El Observatorio 1515
Country: 
Chile
Email: 
simoncasassus@gmail.com
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Simon Casassus and Sebastián Pérez
Subject: 
Postdoctoral position
Email: 
simon@das.uchile.cl, sebastian.perez.ma@usach.cl