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Location: Covilhã / Lisbon, Portugal

Postdoctoral Position in String Cosmology at Covilhã / Lisbon

The Centro Multidisciplinar de Astrofisica (CENTRA) invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the area of Cosmology, namely string cosmology . The appointment is for three years, subject to funding renewal and satisfactory performance. The call is made within the Welcome II program, which is now open. The complete set of requirements are specified here:

The candidates to the program should send the applications to the CENTRA member email indicated below. If the CENTRA member agrees, CENTRA can support the application to the FCT Welcome II program.

Due to the nature of the funding, all candidates must:
i) be European and hold a Ph.D. in Physics
ii) currently and for the past three years been working outside Europe.

A tentative date for the appointment is September 1, 2011 (with possible variations to be agreed upon with the successful applicant). The appointment is for three years.

The Centro Multidisciplinar de Astrofsica (CENTRA) is a research centre of the Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST) in Lisbon, a leading research Institution in Portugal. Most CENTRA members are professors at the Physics Department of IST. This post requires collaboration with the CENTRA researchers at UBI (Universidade da Beira Interior). More information on the Center can be found at Research in string cosmology at Centra focuses within an interesting range of directions and from strong ties with groups in other institutions (see, e.g., The applicant is expected to contribute to the efforts of the CENTRA researchers at UBI and to the training of students. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of research interests (with an exciting (!) research proposal) and three letters of recommendation to the following e-mail address: pmoniz[AT]

Please use the subject “Welcome II – String Cosmology “. Applications should be received by Feb 20, 2011. Incomplete applications shall not be considered. Screening of applicants will begin on March 1, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information please contact Paulo Moniz (pmoniz[AT] These positions are supported by Fundação para a Ciencia e Tecnologia (FCT).