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.

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 20 faculty members, 10 postdocs and 28 graduate students. 

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

The application deadline for FONDECYT fellowships is April 28, 2022, the applications requires considerable effort so please contact a potential sponsor as soon as possible to start the process.

FONDECYT fellowships only accept applications from recent PhD recipients (graduated between January 2019 and  August 31st, 2022). This period is extended backward by one year per child, for women who had children after January 2019. FONDECYT fellowships are anticipated to start in April 2023.  
If you would like to be contacted by our faculty members to apply for sponsorship, please fill this form.

Job Offers

Job Offer: Tenure-track Positions

Three tenure-track positions to cover the areas of Stellar or Exoplanetary Astrophysics (code IFA-001), Extragalactic Astrophysics (code IFA-002), and Cosmology, Gravitation or Particle Physics (code IFA-003).

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