We offered two periods to applications:
The Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) offers postdoctoral fellowships twice a year with coming starting dates in September 2018 and March 2019. The fellowships are for one year, renewable for a second year depending on performance.
Candidates interested in taking up a fellowship at the Instituto de Radioastronomía y Astrofisica (IRyA) in Morelia, Michoacan, should apply directly to the IRyA. Applications should not be made to more than one Institute or Center of the UNAM.
Fellows are expected to carry out original research in any area of astrophysics, collaborating with faculty and/or students. The main selection criteria will be outstanding research accomplishments and promise of future achievement. Fellows will have access to the San Pedro Martir National Astronomical Observatory, Baja California. Astronomers at Mexican institutions can also compete for the Mexican share of observing time on the 10.4-m Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC). The IRyA has extensive computing facilities on site including a purpose-built high-performance computing center. The IRyA provides funds for publishing, and limited support for observing and traveling.
Interested applicants should contact Dr. Kurtz well in advance of the official deadlines mentioned above.
Before applying, candidates should ensure that they meet the minimum requirements - any application not meeting these requirements is automatically rejected.
Applicants should send to Dr. Kurtz at the IRyA (xm.manu.ayri@dacas).
If the application is selected by the IRyA's internal council, the applicant will be required to:
All documents can be sent scanned in pdf format. It is not necessary to send originals.
The fellowship is tax free and includes health insurance (for self, spouse, and children).
The fellowship stipend is 16 UMAS (1 UMA is the equivalent of the Mexican minimum wage) currently MX$ 39,204.00 pesos per month (approximately US$ 2,063.00 with an exchange rate 19.00 pesos/US Dollar).
The fellowships are assigned by a specialist University Committee in the natural and physical sciences, and the IRyA will be assigned one or two each semester. Applicants will be notified of the results in late April or early September.
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