Applications are invited for up to two postdoctoral research positions in the area of exoplanets at the Faculty of Engineering and Sciences (FES) of Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (UAI) in Santiago, Chile.
The successful candidates will join the newly established Astrophysics group at FES/UAI consisting of Professors Rafael Brahm, Andres Jordan, Gijs Mulders and Diego Muñoz. The group was founded in 2019 with the specific goal of becoming a centre of exoplanet astronomy and planetary science in Chile. You will have opportunities to contribute to multiple ongoing projects, including but not limited to: (1) follow-up and characterization of transiting planets with TESS; (2) numerical simulations of planetary system formation; (3) development of computational methods for astrophysical hydrodynamics; (4) theory and observations of stellar and planetary obliquities. Research proposals related to exoplanet characterization, dynamics, formation, and computational and data analysis techniques are encouraged.
The appointment will be for an initial period of two years, with renewal for a third year contingent upon satisfactory progress and availability of funding. The anticipated starting date is September 2021, but later dates are possible. Chile hosts some of the most advanced astronomical facilities in the world, such as ALMA, the ESO Very Large Telescopes, the Magellan 6.5m telescopes, Gemini South, among others. While a resident at UAI, the candidate will qualify as a member of the Chilean community with 10% privileged access to all of these facilities.
Applications require: a cover letter, a complete curriculum vitae, and a description (3 pages maximum) of research interests. Contact information for at least three researchers willing to write letters of recommendation upon request must also be submitted. Applicants should apply by submitting the above materials as a single pdf file to Prof. Andres Jordan <email@example.com> with the subject “Postdoc in Exoplanets”. Applications should be submitted by April 15 2021 to ensure full consideration.