I am looking for highly motivated statisticians, data scientists or computer scientists, interested to applying for a Postdoctoral Research Grant from the Chilean National Fund for Scientific and Technological Research (FONDECYT), most likely opening in June 2018. Researchers who attained a Doctoral degree as of January 1st, 2015 or later, may apply to this competition.

A local researcher at a Chilean university must sponsor the proposal and I would play that role. Therefore, the proposal should be about Bayesian nonparametric methods. Please see my webpage for recent papers and current grants:

The projects last for 2 or 3 years and the candidate must declare a full-time commitment to the research work. However, its execution is compatible with other paid academic, research and/or outreach activities for of up to 6 hours per week in the sponsoring institution.
The grant will cover salary (approximately USD 30,400 / year), travel and operational expenses (USD 6,700/year), and health insurance (USD 670/year).

Interested postdoctoral applicants should send a formal application to atjara AT uc.cl including the following information by June 4th, 2018:
– Cover letter
– CV
– Publication list
– Summary of research accomplishments and potential research interest

Please do not hesitate to contacting my for further details.

Alejandro Jara
Associate Professor
Department of Statistics
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Casilla 306, Correo 22
Santiago, CHILE.

Tel: +56-2-3544506 or +56-2-3544464
Fax: +56-2-3547729 or +56-2-5525916
E-mail: ajara AT mat.uc.cl or atjara AT uc.cl