The Center for Astrophysics and Applied Technologies (CATA) calls for applications to the CATA postdoctoral research fellowship program, covering the areas of observational, theoretical, and computational astrophysics. CATA is a large government-funded astronomical Center in Chile that, incorporating 12 member universities across 6 provinces, 40+ professors, 50+ postdoctoral researchers, and 70+ graduate students, provides a productive international astronomical research environment. A detailed description of the research performed within CATA, including the specific scientific areas, is available here. CATA welcomes applications across all scientific areas, including Supermassive Black Holes and Energetic phenomena (Area 2) using current and planned facilities, such as the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA).
The postdoctoral research fellowships are anticipated to be funded initially for two years with a one-year extension subject to a performance evaluation. Successful fellowship applicants are expected to carry out independent research in close collaboration with one or more faculty members of CATA, and develop research at any of the CATA member universities. Successful fellows will have privileged access to the Chilean 10% time allocation on all telescopes in Chile, as well as Chilean access to membership in selected large surveys.
Applicants should declare which science area(s) they envision working in. Research programs that exploit multi-area synergy are encouraged. We also encourage applicants to make early contact with CATA professors working on their area(s) of interest.
Applicants should submit here the following materials as a single pdf file: a brief cover letter; a CV including exact or expected Ph.D. date; a publication list; a research statement (max. 3 pages) describing past and future proposed CATA research; an optional 1-page technical skills statement; and the names of three contacts for letters of recommendation.
Application Deadline: Friday, February 25, 2022
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