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Postdoctoral fellowships in physics and astronomy at Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile

The Institute of Physics and Astronomy (IFA) at Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile, is welcoming applications for postdoctoral grants. After an initial evaluation, selected applicants will be sponsored by their preferred faculty member to apply for 3-year FONDECYT  postdoctoral positions. These fellowships include a competitive salary and individually managed funding for travel, publications, equipment and health insurance. Additional positions can become available in the near future from other personal or group grants at IFA. 

Postdocs at IFA will have guaranteed access to exciting new datasets, like the SDSS-V Milky Way, Black Hole and Local Volume Mappers, that began operations in late 2020. Postdocs can also apply as PI to all professional observatories operating in Chile, including ALMA, ESO, Gemini-S and Magellan telescopes and are encouraged to lead their own projects and/or join ongoing efforts, according to their preference. 

The IFA at Universidad de Valparaíso is located in the seaport City of Valparaíso, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We are committed to maintain a diverse and inclusive work environment, which currently hosts 23 faculty members, 14 postdocs and 32 graduate students. 

We are searching for postdoctoral candidates in the fields of stellar, galactic and extragalactic astrophysics, computational astrophysics, astronomical instrumentation, astrostatistics, astrometeorology, theoretical physics and cosmology. Details of our research areas and related faculty members can be found here and here.

Applications for FONDECYT fellowship sponsorship will be accepted until August 19, 2021, but earlier applications are strongly encouraged (ideally before 6 of August 2021). 

FONDECYT fellowships only accept applications from recent PhD recipients (graduated between January 2018 and 26 August 2021). This period is extended backward by one year per child, for women who had children after January 2018. Other funding options do not carry these restrictions. FONDECYT fellowships are anticipated to start in April 2022.  
If you would like to be contacted by our faculty members to apply for sponsorship, or to other postdoctoral positions, please fill this form.