Chile is an attractive country for young foreign scientists today, and we expect to capitalize on this factor to offer attractive opportunities for postdocs from abroad. The Fundación has a vigorous Postdoctoral Fellowship Program that has allowed us to strengthen and expand our research programs while providing interesting opportunities to young graduates. At the Fundación, we have the right team, interesting and productive research and development programs and attractive infrastructure for hosting such visitors for periods of one to three years. During the last 5 years, the Fundación has received a total of 45 national and international postdoctoral investigators, of which 5 come from the U.S.A. and other countries, especially attracted by our programs in applied research and industry relations.
Scientific Exchange Program with USCF
The Pre-fellows Program at Fundación Ciencia & Vida provides recent graduates of PhD programs at UCSF with the opportunity to do science in Chile. Requiring a minimum of a six-month commitment, fellows work in one of our several labs on a project selected in collaboration with the lab head. In addition, we offer Chilean students to go to UCSF and work there for 11 months.