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Deadline: 2019-04-30
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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

A call is now open for various postdoctoral positions 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, like CBPF, which is one of the top research institutions in Physics in South America. In particular, CBPF recently created a new department of Astrophysics, Cosmology and Fundamental Interactions – COSMO, with 9 faculty members carrying out research comprising (but not limited to) the following areas: gravitational waves; gravitational lensing; theoretical and observational cosmology; black hole physics; quantum field theory; supersymmetry; nuclear astrophysics.

We particularly encourage candidates with research interests in the above fields to apply for a postdoctoral position at COSMO. The available positions are: two “senior” ones (with a monthly stipend of Brazilian R$5,120 net), for candidates who finished a Ph.D. at least two years ago, and a “junior” one (with a monthly stipend of R$4,160 net). The starting date can be chosen among any of: July 1, August 1 and September 1, 2019, and the length of each position is 1 year, subject to renewal every year up to 5 years. The application procedure consists of filling in the form in and emailing it to with a deadline of 30/04/2019. However, since the form requires the signature of a CBPF professor who is to be the postdoc advisor, anyone interested should first get in touch with one of the professors in within “Pesquisa em Cosmologia, Astrofísica e Interações Fundamentais” (COSMO) as soon as possible – for details about the profiles of the COSMO researchers, please see If in doubt, you may email Prof. Marc Casals at for assistance.

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