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Postdoctoral Research Position

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Approximately USD 28.300 per year, travel and/or operational expenses for USD 4.700
Posting live until
19 Apr 2024

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The Institute of Physics at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (1st in QS Latin American and 132 in QS World University Rankings) seeks highly motivated and talented theoretical and experimental physicists interested in applying for the Postdoctoral Research Associate Grant (FONDECYT Postdoctoral 2024, opening in March 7th, 2024 and closing on April 11 th, 2024 The competition is addressed to researchers who have earned their doctoral degree between January 1st, 2021 and June 30th, 2024.

Interested applicants should have the ability to work in a multicultural setting and be part of an interdisciplinary team. Intermediate or advanced knowledge of Spanish language is desirable but not essential. Candidates are expected to write peer-reviewed journal articles, present at meetings, and participate in proposal writing.

Grant: The grant will cover salary for approximately USD 28.300 per year, travel and/or operational expenses for USD 4.700. It also considers funding of around USD 3.100 to settle in Chile for scientists residing abroad at the time the call results are communicated.

Proposal sponsor: a local faculty at our University must sponsor the proposal. The following Research Lines are looking for a PostDoc:

  1. Experimental Condensed Matter - Fabrication of Flexible Perovskite Solar Cells / Electrical Manipulation of Single Quantum Emitters in 2D Materials Heterostructures - Gence, Loik Herve Patrick (
  2. Experimental Condensed Matter - Green Hydrogen Production with Self-Organized Nanocomposite Surfaces - Volkmann, Ulrich Georg (
  3. Mathematics and Nonlinear Physics - Ultracold atoms in optical lattices - Morales Molina, Luis Yansi (
  4. Medical Physics - Biophotonics - BuzzÁ, Hilde Harb (
  5. Medical Physics - Topic 1: Dosimetry and QA in diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy, Topic 2: AI tools for decision support in diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy - Caprile Etchart, Paola Francisca (
  6. Medical Physics - Medical Physics - Espinoza Bornscheuer, Ignacio Guillermo (
  7. Medical Physics - Monte Carlo simulations in medical physics - Russomando, Andrea (
  8. Medical Physics - Overcoming tumour hypoxia and other forms of radiation resistance: experimental tests and mathematical models - Sanchez Nieto, Beatriz (
  9. Plasma Physics - Elucidating the role of turbulence and energy dynamics in Z-pinch plasma - Valenzuela Ahumada, Julio (
  10. Plasma Physics - Topic 1: Shocks in plasmas induced by Z-pinches and laser-produced plasma - Topic 2: Plasmas in contact with liquids - Veloso Espinosa, Felipe (
  11. Quantum Optics - Experimental or theoretical research on the optical characterization of single emitters for quantum technologies or magnetic nanoscale sensing - Maze Rios, Jeronimo (
  12. Theoretical Condensed Matter - Reciprocal dynamics of active liquid crystal mixtures: a theoretical approach to biointerfaces - Loewe Yañes, Benjamin Andres (

Interested applicants should send to the corresponding Faculty:

  1. Copy of the Doctoral Degree
  2. CV
  3. Cover letter

If your research interest does not fit any of the above research areas, please contact us to look for opportunities with other faculty members. Questions on immigration issues should be directed to Karina Charris (


The Institute of Physics at PUC arose from the Physics Department and it is the academic unit whose objective is to do research, teach, disseminate and provide services retalet to Physics Sciences. Such activities are carried out both inside and outside the UC. The Institute of Physics at PUC does theoretical and experimental research in the following areas: Medical Physics, Mathematical Physics, Plasma Physics, High Energy Physics, Condensed Matter Physics and Quantum Optics.

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