Postdoc position in galaxy formation

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Univesidad de La Serena
Department Name: 
Departamento de Astronomía
City: 
La Serena
State/Province: 
Coquimbo
Zip/Postal: 
1700000
Country: 
Chile
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

We are offering a two-year postdoc position in galaxy formation and evolution and numerical astrophysics at the University of La Serena (ULS, Chile).  The selected candidate will work with Prof. Gómez and collaborators on a Gemini-ANID funded project to better understand galaxy formation and evolution. In particular, the focus will be on the study on the formation and evolution of the Intra Cluster Light in galaxy clusters and groups using state of the art numerical simulations.

The selected postdoc will benefit from our Partner Group with the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching, Germany, and will have guaranteed access to exciting new numerical and observational datasets, such as the  Auriga simulations, S-PLUS, LSST and SDSS-V. Postdocs will  have access to the 10% Chilean time in all professional observatories operating in Chile, including ALMA, Gemini-S, VLT and Magellan telescopes and are encouraged to lead their own projects. ULS is also a node of the new LACEGAL Network.

Our Department of Astronomy is in a state of expansion and currently has 11 Professors, 7 Postdocs and 29 graduate students. We are committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment. University of La Serena, which is located in a beautiful and touristic coastal city, is one of the most important Chilean public universities in Northern Chile, surrounded by large international observatories such as LCO, CTIO, Gemini South, SOAR, and some of the biggest astronomical projects in the world for the next decade, such as LSST, GMT and E-ELT.

Applications should be submitted  by e-mail in a single pdf to [email protected] under the subject "ULS postdoc application". They should include a brief cover letter (1-page), research statement (max. 3 pages; including current and previous research and a research plan while working at ULS), and a CV (with a publication list).  In addition, applicants should provide the names and contact information of 3 references willing to provide letters of recommendation on request. Informal enquiries are welcome. 

Included Benefits: 

A generous yearly research budget

Application Deadline: 
Monday, August 22, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, August 29, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Facundo Ariel Gomez
Title: 
Prof.
Institution/Company: 
Universidad de La Serena
Department Name: 
Departamento de Astronomía
Street Line 1: 
Juan Cisternas 1200
City: 
La Serena
State/Province: 
Coquimbo
Zip/Postal Code: 
1700000
Country: 
Chile
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Facundo Gomez
Subject: 
Postdoctoral position