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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Prof. Sebastian Perez <email@example.com>. Applicants should also request for at least 2 letters of recommendation to be sent directly from the writers. Applications received by December 1 2019 (note: updated date) 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.