Postdoctoral position UTFSM

GAMBIO - UTFSM - Valparaíso, Valparaíso
$1,400,000 per month

Bases competition Postdoctoral position project GAMBIO


The Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María call public competition for a full-time postdoctoral position to work on lines of research within the ring project in science and technology "Genomics and Applied Microbiology for" "Biodegradation and Bioproducts" GAMBIO, financed by CONICYT associative research program.

GAMBIO project is a ring of research in science and technology (ACT172128), comprising four (4) belonging to three (3) Chilean universities laboratory - Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana and University of la Frontera - that focus on developing collaborative projects in the field of Microbial genomics and environmental microbiology with the aim of developing biotechnological applications relevant for national development.

We are looking for highly qualified candidates with solid experience in Microbial genomics and/or environmental microbiology and a great proactive attitude and teamwork. Applicants must have the academic degree of Doctor at the time of the inclusion (retrieved maximum in the last seven (7) years), demonstrate a good record of ISI publications and have available to collaborative work between two (2) or more laboratories members of the GAMBIO. The salary is $1,400,000 gross monthly, with contract fees (does not include payment of pension savers). Positions are available for immediate insertion from Monday March 11 of this year and cargo will be extended until December 2020 subject to modification according to the fulfillment of objectives of the project.

Application requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae in extensive including listing in ISI publications.
  • Copy of academic degrees and titles
  • Having obtained the degree of Doctor as a maximum in the last seven (7) years in a national or foreign University. In the case of researchers, this requirement will be extended in one (1) additional year for each child born in the period. Attach birth certificates, if applicable.
  • Letter of motivation and interest (1 page)

Selection criteria

  • Scientific productivity of the applicant
  • Experience in specific areas required for postdoctoral position
  • Leadership skills, team work, proactivity
  • Advanced management of English language
  • Personal interview

Specific requirements for the position:

Experience in genomics, the study of pathogens and their biocontrol, microbial biotechnology applications (e.g., Bioproducts, bio-inputs). Management of laboratory equipment (QPCR, HPLC-DAD, GCMasa)

Headquarters of the postdoctoral position:Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology and environmental biotechnology, Department of chemistry and center of "Dr. Daniel Alkalay Lowitt" biotechnology Technical University Federico Santa María, headquarters. Valparaíso, Chile.

Selection dates

  • Receipt of nominations deadline:Monday, February 25, 12:00 hrs.
  • Notification interview suitable candidates:Thursday 28 February 2019
  • Personal candidate interviews:Monday 4 of March 2019
  • Final result notification:Friday 8 of March 2019


Vanessa Ayala Espinoza engineer of project GAMBIO (

Department of chemistry

Technical University Federico Santa Maria

Avenida Spain 1680

Valparaíso, Chile.

Date home: 04 March 2019

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Project GAMBIO Vanessa Ayala Espinoza ( Engineer

Type of position: full-time

Salary: $ 1,400,000/month


  • Finished doctorate (minimum requirement)


  • English (minimum requirement)