Postdoctoral Call


The Migra Millennium Nucleus, funded by the National Agency for Research and Development (ANID), dedicated to contribute to the understanding of the consequences of recent waves of migration to Chile, opens a selection process for a Postdoctoral Researcher position.

I. Description of the work

The one-year postdoctoral position is scheduled to begin in March 2024 and end in March 2025. The selected researcher will conduct independent research associated with one of the three lines of research of the Migra Millennium Nucleus.

The selected candidate for this postdoctoral position will be academically linked to Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez.

II. Millennium Nucleus Migra

The central objective of the Migration Millennium Nucleus is to examine the impact of immigration on specific areas of social integration, such as labor, education, health, security and law, with a particular focus on understanding the drivers of public perceptions and how to minimize possible mismatches between reality and perceptions of migration.

Migra's research is organized along three lines:


In this line, work is being done to identify the legal, institutional and imperfect labor market barriers to the integration of immigrants, with emphasis on the study of how the legal awareness of immigration status determines the accessibility and change of labor and financial positions of immigrants, as well as the extent to which fintech technologies can facilitate the labor and economic integration of the immigrant population.


In this line, we seek to characterize the integration process of immigrants, specifically the integration of children into the school system; the access of immigrants to financial services and labor markets; and the contribution of highly educated immigrants (e.g., physicians) to the strengthening of state capacities through the provision of public goods and services.      


This line seeks to examine local public attitudes and perceptions towards immigration, focusing on potential gaps and their impact in areas such as security, education, finance and the labor market, and to assess the effectiveness of innovative interventions to address misperceptions about immigration.

The proposed research project must be related to one of these three lines. The selected candidate must conduct independent research, in interaction with the researchers of the Nucleus. The position is expected to lead to interdisciplinary publications, whether co-authored or not with researchers of the Nucleus.

III. Professional profile, competencies and skills

Chilean and foreign candidates who have acquired their PhD in the last 5 years are invited to apply. In exceptional cases (maternity, postnatal leave, among others), documented situations that justify extending this period may be considered. Candidates in the process of obtaining their degree must indicate the expected date of graduation in their application.

IV. Terms of Reference

The position is equivalent to a full working day starting March 2024 and ending March 2025 and will be formalized through a fee-based professional services contract. The salary will be established in accordance with the guidelines and standards of the National Research and Development Agency (ANID)

V. Application Process

Interested applicants should send their documentation to by December 15, 2023. Candidates will be evaluated as they are received(on the rolling basis). The subject of the e-mail should be "postdoctoral application" and the name of the applicant. Applications must include the following documents in a single PDF file:

  • A research proposal including research objectives, a methodological proposal, a Gantt Chart (or proposed time schedule) and expected results (maximum 2 pages).
  • Updated curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact information of two professionals in the area who can provide references.
  • Certificate of Doctorate Degree.

The selected candidate is expected to start his/her activities in March 2024. For any questions regarding the application process, we invite you to contact us at the following email address:

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