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There are several different ways to join our group for long or short term periods. While at UDP, researchers will qualify as a member of the Chilean community with 10% privileged access on all telescopes in Chile, including ALMA, ESO/Paranal’s VLT and 4m VISTA, La Silla’s 3.5m NTT and 3.6m and 2.2m telescopes, Gemini-South 8m, Carnegie’s 2.5m and Magellan 2×6.5m, CTIO’s 4m (Blanco), SOAR 4m, as well as ASTE and APEX. By ~2020 Chile will host ~70% of all the major astronomical infrastructures in the world, including the last generation of telescopes (LSST, GMT, E-ELT, and CTA).


Postdocs

Several national programmes (FONDECYT, ESO-mixto, ALMA-Conicyt, China-Chile, etc) provide funding opportunities for a fixed term post-doc contract. We welcome interested scientists to contact us for further information.

NEW: 2019 China-Conicyt fellowships
These 2-years fellowships, aimed at improving the scientific collaboration between Chile and China, will fund postdocs who are interested in carrying out research in Chile, in collaborations with scientists in China. The recipients of this fellowship will also be awarded 4,500,000 pesos (~6,700 USD) for equipment and travels. Candidates should have obtained their PhD after January 1st 2012.

For further information please contact Claudio Ricci: claudio.ricci[at]mail.udp.cl
Deadline: 31 October 2018.

NEW: 2019 FONDECYT fellowships
These 3-years fellowships, with a starting date around March 2019, are funded by the Chilean agency CONICYT. The recipients of this fellowship will also be awarded 4,500,000 pesos (~6,700 USD) for equipment and travels. Candidates should have obtained their PhD after January 1st 2015. The Universidad Diego Portales commits to cover any delay in the payment of salaries from FONDECYT.

For further information please contact Claudio Ricci: claudio.ricci[at]mail.udp.cl
Deadline: to be announced.

NEW: GEMINI-Conicyt fellowship
With this 3-years fellowship the researcher will spend 50% of her/his time carrying out independent research, while the other 50% will be devoted to activity related to the operations of the Gemini South Observatory. The recipients of this fellowship is expected to have expertise in the data reduction and analysis of data obtained by optical and infrared instruments. Applicants will need to be sponsored by a Chilean University.

If you are interested to be sponsored by the Núcleo de Astronomia of the Universidad Diego Portales please contact claudio.ricci[at]mail.udp.cl.
Deadline: 24 September 2018, 16:00 Chilean time.


Graduate students

We plan to open soon our 4-year Graduate programme. Stay tuned!


Undergraduate courses

We provide several courses of General Astronomy to all undergraduate students of UDP.  In addition, a special 3-semester programme called “Diploma en Astronomía” is focused to all undergraduate students of UDP who have special interest in a focused learning of general aspects of astronomy.