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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (email@example.com), Nicolas Tejos (firstname.lastname@example.org), and/or Jorge Noreña (email@example.com) for further information.