Three postdoctoral positions in Gravitation, Astrophysics, Cosmology and Fundamental Interactions at CBPF, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Deadline:  2017-02-07

Location:  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A call is now open for postdoctoral researchers at the Brazilian Center for Physics Research / Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas (CBPF) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio de Janeiro has a dynamic scientific atmosphere, with several research-intensive Universities and independent centres, among which CBPF, which is one of the top research institutions in Physics in South America. In particular, CBPF has recently created a new department of Astrophysics, Cosmology and Fundamental Interactions – COSMO, with 10 faculty members carrying out research comprising (but not limited to) the following areas: gravitational waves; gravitational lensing; theoretical and observational cosmology (dark matter and dark energy, early Universe, quantum cosmology, alternative models); black hole physics; quantum field theory and supersymmetry; nuclear astrophysics.

We particularly encourage candidates with research interests in the above fields to apply for one of the three postdoctoral positions available at COSMO: one “senior” (with a monthly stipend of Brazilian R$5,200 net), for candidates who finished a Ph.D. at least 2 years ago, and two “junior” ones (with a monthly stipend of R$4,160 net). Each position is to start some time between April and May, 2017 and its length is up to 2 years, subject to renewal every 6 months. The selection procedure consists of: (i) an email by February 7, 2017, to the address pci2016[AT] containing a C.V., a letter of support from a CBPF professor as potential advisor and a research project of at most 5 pages, and (ii) a 30-minute presentation of the research project (which can be done by videoconference) some time to be arranged between March 13 and 17, 2017.

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