FONDECYT postdoctoral fellowships at Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, June 15, 2018
Archive Date: 
Friday, July 13, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV)
Department Name: 
Instituto de Física
Street Line 1: 
Facultad de Ciencias, Avda. Universidad 330, Curauma
Job Announcement Text: 

The Instituto de Física 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-2019, are funded by the Chilean agency CONICYT.

The astronomy group is a recent addition to the Physics faculty of PUCV, focusing on extragalactic astrophysics 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 will have access to the 10% of 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 13 2018:

- curriculum vitae with list of publications

- research statement (max. 3 pages)

- 3 reference letters to be sent directly by the referees

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 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: 
Friday, July 13, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Secretariat of Physics