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Funded Ph.D. in Geological Sciences - Glacial geomorphology and modeling
Concepción, Chile
Universidad de Concepción
  • Graduate Position
We have an open call for prospective Ph.D. students interested in joining our team at the Universidad de Concepción, Chile (, to be updated shortly). Our group has a mixture of students and postdocs from different disciplines: Geography, Geodesy, Geology, Geophysics, and Engineering, among others. Funded by two projects, we can provide tuition and a two-year stipend to work on glacial geomorphology mapping and modeling along the "volcanic" southern Andes (~37ºS-40ºS). The interested student will be ascribed to the Geological Sciences program. More details on the Ph.D. program are here: Although the main teaching language of the program is Spanish, the program is flexible and can accommodate the needs of students who do not speak Spanish fluently (although English is mandatory if you do not speak Spanish). A general description of the Ph.D. project is in the first page of this link:
The monthly stipend amount is dictated by our Science Council rules, the same that is paid to Ph.D. students under the National fellowship scheme, about 2.5 times the minimum wage in Chile ( page 8, consider 1 USD ~ 900 Chilean peso). Also, for people interested, that National Ph.D. fellowship scheme is open for anyone in the world, and closes its call mid December. If someone wants to apply to that, please do not hesitate in getting in touch. 
We expect to make a decision no later than December 21st. Notice that you have to apply to the Ph.D. program to be considered for this funded position, so I suggest you also email the chair, Dr. Joaquín Cortés (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Women are highly encouraged to apply. 
For inquiries on the project and what we (try to) do in our group, you can email Alfonso Fernández at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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