The CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science and the Department of Astronomy at the Universidad de Chile invite applications for a joint post-doctoral research position (Australis Fellowship) in the field of star formation. The successful applicant is expected to conduct independent research and to collaborate with Dr. Kate Brooks, Dr. Jill Rathborne, Dr. Diego Mardones and Dr. Guido Garay on studies of high-mass star-formation using centimeter, millimeter, sub-millimeter, and infrared data.
The Australis Fellow is expected to spend half of the time in Santiago, Chile and half of the time in Sydney, Australia at CASS. For the duration of the Fellowship the appointee will have access to the 10% observing time reserved for Chilean astronomers on all astronomical facilities in Chile, including ALMA, APEX and ASTE.
The Australis Fellowship is awarded for a two-year period, renewable for a third, and offers a competitive salary with benefits as well as additional funding for travel. The position will commence in 2012; the exact start date and location are negotiable. Candidates are strongly encouraged to consider spending the first year of the fellowship in Chile. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in astronomy or related field by date of appointment. Owing to terms of the fellowship, candidates must not have more than 3 years of relevant postdoctoral experience.
Applications should consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, publication list, and a 3-page description of research accomplishments and future research plans. The research plan should outline the candidate's future research directions on how to best utilize the facilities within Chile and Australia. The application should arrive by December 1, 2011. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to arrive by the same date. Email submission of all materials, including letters, to Prof. Rene Mendez, Chair, Departamento de Astronomia, Universidad de Chile (firstname.lastname@example.org).