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Deadline: 2018-05-06
Location: Vitoria, Brazil

Call for postdoctoral positions as part of PPGCosmo program, Brazil

The PPGCosmo program anticipates having three-year postdoctoral positions in astrophysics, cosmology and gravitation starting in August 2018. PPGCosmo is a Brazilian program consisting of four institutions from Brazil and five institutions outside Brazil. Its staff comprises 18 faculty members, see ppgcosmo.cosmo-ufes.org/home.html and www.cosmo-ufes.org for details. The monthly salary is Brazilian R$4,100 (tax free). Research topics are: dark matter and dark energy models, extensions and alternatives to general relativity, observational cosmology, primordial universe, cosmic microwave background, large-scale structure, galaxies and galaxy clusters, supernovae, gravitational lensing, tests of homogeneity and isotropy, black holes, quantum field theory in curved space-time, quantum gravity and its applications to cosmology and astrophysics. PPGCosmo participates in the international collaborations DES, LIGO, VIRGO, J-PAS, Euclid e LSST.
 
The program is based at the Federal University of Espirito Santo (UFES), in Vitoria, the capital of the state of Espirito Santo, Brazil – it is a well-connected and pleasant human-sized city. Postdoctoral researchers usually live at walking distance from both the University Campus and the seaside, in one of the most pleasant neighborhoods of Vitoria. Please note that life costs in Vitória are moderate: near the campus a meal costs about R$5-15, renting a room costs about R$500-700 and renting a studio or a small apartment about R$700-1,500.
 
To apply, please email a cover letter, C.V. and research statement to the address ppgcosmo[AT]cosmo-ufes.org and have at least two letters of reference sent to the same address. Use the subject “Application for PROFIX fellowship – “. The application deadline is May 6, 2018.


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