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Open Positions for PhD in Astrophysics at IEA UDP


PhD Positions at IEA UDP 2024 (new)

(Deadline: September 24, 2023)

The Ph.D. program in Astrophysics at Universidad Diego Portales is pleased to announce the start of the application process for the academic year 2024 (https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/ed5bee5e). The program is offered by UDP’s Institute of Astrophysical Studies, which is characterised by active faculty and an international student body (currently 22 students from 12 different countries). The Ph.D. program is 4 years long, and students are expected to start research activities during their first semester in one of the following research areas:

Planetary systems: extrasolar planets, high-contrast imaging, planet formation, protoplanetary disks, solar system objects, and laboratory astrophysics of cosmic dust.

Stellar and Galactic astronomy: galactic transients, galactic archeology, stellar spectroscopy, stellar evolution, black holes, and gravitational theory.

Extragalactic astronomy: Active Galactic Nuclei, supernovae, extragalactic transients, submillimeter galaxies,  galaxy evolution,  dwarf galaxies, and extragalactic stellar populations.

Applicants should have an undergraduate and/or master’s degree in Astronomy (or closely related fields), full-time commitment, and should be fluent in English, which is the official language of the program.

Application materials:

1. A motivation letter indicating the reasons for applying to the Ph.D. program at UDP, research experience (if any), research interests, and career plans and goals (two pages maximum). Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the faculty members best matching their research interests to learn more about possible research projects.

2. A curriculum Vitae (3 pages maximum).
3. A copy of undergraduate and/or graduate degrees or a letter from University official indicating expected graduation date.
4. A copy of undergraduate academic transcripts (graduate transcripts too, if available).

5. A minimum of two and a maximum of three letters of recommendation sent directly by the recommenders to [email protected] by September 24 2023.

All application materials must be submitted by September 24 through this form: https://forms.gle/vVx31iDgpKSYt3V58
Letters of recommendation must be sent to [email protected] by the recommenders by September 24.

Financing: Scholarships (including tuition and stipend) are available from a number of different sources.

Important dates:

– Applications due:  September 24, 2023.

– Results announced: Around the last week of October 2023.

– Starting dates:  March or August 2024.

Additional information can be found here:


Questions can be directed to [email protected]