The research team of the Anillo project “Semi-arid coastal basins as indicators of climate crisis adaptation (SACBAD)” (ATE220055) seeks exceptional and highly motivated candidates for a full-time one-year renewable postdoctoral position. This postdoctoral researcher will work toward the specific objective of understanding and modeling water consumption by agriculture in semi-arid regions impacted by climate change.

The SACBAD project brings together Chilean researchers from the School of Engineering, the School of Agriculture and Forestry, and the Department of Ecology-Faculty of Biological Sciences-, from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC), Universidad de Chile and Universidad Técnica Federico Santa Maria, in collaboration with an international core of leader researchers in the field.

Candidates must have:

i) A PhD in economics/agricultural economics or related disciplines at the moment of hiring

ii) Experience developing and applying theoretical and numerical models of farmer water use decisions

iii) Excellent communication skills in English. Communication in Spanish (if not the native language) is highly desirable.

iv) Availability to start working at the latest in April 2024.

v) The ability to legally work in Chile or obtain a work visa before the start of the position.

vi) Candidates must not have any standing issue with ANID (Agencia Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo de Chile) or with former agency Conicyt.

Applications will be received until December 20th with an ideal starting date in April 2024. We reserve the right to extend the application deadline. 

Postdoctoral responsibilities:

i. Full-time dedication to the project

ii. Coordination of undergraduate and graduate students

iii. Design, development, and management of field/lab experiments and fieldwork within rural Chile

iv. Data analysis and manuscript preparation. v. Publish scientific publications with the project PIs, acknowledging “Proyecto Anillo ATE220055”

vi. Strict confidentiality of unpublished results from the project

vii. Participation in national and international scientific meetings

viii. Participation in outreach activities

ix. Presentation of an annual report of activities

Important dates:

1. Application deadline is December 20th, 2023, 18:00 h (Chilean continental time)

2. Notification of interview for suitable candidates: after January 10th, 2024

3. Online interviews are expected to be January 15-16t

4. Results will be notified after the approval and ratification of the funding agency (Departamento de Iniciativas de Focalización Estratégica ANID) (approximately January 30th, 2024)

To apply please send an email to and  including:

1) A letter of interest

2) Two recommendation letters

3) Curriculum Vitae

4) Copy of the PhD diploma or certificate

5) Copy of the passport or DNI.

Please use the subject «anillo-SACBAD-application» in your email. Applications must be in English. For more information and for any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at or For more information, please refer to the attached file.