Postdoctoral Position in Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology in Valparaiso

The Institute of Physics and Astronomy of Universidad de Valparaíso (UV) and the Institute of Physics of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV) seek applications for a joint postdoctoral position in extragalactic astronomy. 

The successful applicant will work with members of the Valparaiso Extragalactic Astronomy group (VEGA) on data science driven projects in any of the following areas: galaxy evolution, galaxy environment and large-scale structure, AGN and/or Cosmology, based on data from SDSS-V, S-PLUS, Simons, 4MOST CHANCES survey (if approved) and/or LSST depending on interests. We encourage the candidates to look at the specific science interests of the team on the VEGA website and/or contact us. A fraction of time will be available for independent research, and external collaborations are encouraged. 

We seek a highly qualified and motivated postdoc with a PhD in Astronomy or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates with a background in extragalactic astronomy, expertise in data science, astrostatistics, machine learning, and/or galaxy evolution. The position, funded by ESO-Chile joint committee, will be for two years, with possibility of extension though external grants (e.g. FONDECYT, if applicable). The salary is the standard scale for postdocs in Chile (20.000.000 CLP/year before taxes) with additional 2.500.000 CLP/year for travel and/or other expenses.

Our team seeks to balance its gender and other minority presence. Applicants requiring part time employment to share time with caring responsibilities are also encouraged. Flexible working hours, and partial work-at-home or tele-commuting are also open to discussion.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact María Argudo Fernandez ( and/or Yara Jaffé ( for additional information

Applications will get full consideration until 30th of March 2021 but later applications may be considered until the position is filled.

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