Postdoctoral Position in Extragalactic Astrophysics

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Universidad de Valparaíso
Instituto de Física y Astronomía
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

The Institute for Physics and Astronomy of the Universidad de Valparaíso (IFA-UV, Chile; invites applications for a postdoctoral position to work with Prof. Edo Ibar (IFA-UV) on exploiting ALMA and MUSE observations for tackling the star formation and the ISM content in large samples of line emitting galaxies recently detected by the JWST Line Emitting Survey (JELS: PI. Philip Best) in ~60 arcmin^2 of the COSMOS-PRIMER field. 

The project will be carried out together with the members of the JELS collaboration while also supporting PhD and MSc students from the IFA-UV. We seek highly qualified and motivated researchers with background in the formation and evolution of galaxies, particularly with skills in mm/submm interferometry, multi-wavelength analyses, stacking and/or dynamical modelling.

The postdoctoral position will be funded for two years, with potential extension subject to the availability of external grants (e.g. from ANID The selected candidate will qualify as member of the Chilean community with privileged access to 10% of the time on all observatories in Chile, including ALMA, APEX, ESO Paranal/La Silla, Gemini-South, LCO and possible membership to LSST or CCAT surveys. 

IFA-UV is located in Valparaíso, a city declared a world heritage site by UNESCO. The successful candidates will join the vibrant atmosphere of the IFA-UV, which is nowadays composed of 20 faculty, 6 postdocs, 30 postgraduate and over 150 undergraduate students. If desired, opportunities for teaching to postgraduate students (in english or spanish) are possible.

Applicants should fill the application form by sending a cover letter, a CV, a research statement (max. 3 pages), and 3 names/emails to solicit reference letters from. Late applications will be considered until the position is filled. Anticipated starting date between April-August 2024.

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation Range
Included Benefits

Roughly USD$5,500/yr available for operational and other expenses

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2024 Jan 29
Application Deadline
2024 Mar 04


Prof. Edo Ibar