Several groups at the Astronomy Department of IAG/University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, invite applications for various 2-yr postdoctoral fellowships, renewable for an additional year.
Our Astronomy department consists of 35 faculty members who work in many areas, including: the dynamics of exoplanets and solar systems, astrobiology, astrometry, stellar astronomy, the interstellar medium, Galactic and extragalactic astronomy and cosmology, both theoretical and observational. Applicants with strong background in radio astronomy, high energy astrophysics or instrumentation are also encouraged to apply. IAG/USP astronomers enjoy access to international facilities including SOAR, Gemini and CFHT Observatories, as well as a 2300-core supercomputer.
Requirements are an outstanding publication list and an exciting plan of work. The candidate must have interests that overlap with those of the IAG staff members
(list at http://www.astro.iag.usp.br/index.php?dir=inst/pessoal&file=pessoal.php?cod=docentes).
Please send a CV and research statement (including past work and future plans), with a maximum of five pages, and two letters of recommendation to Claudia Mendes de Oliveira at email firstname.lastname@example.org by February 28th (or until suitable candidates are found). Applications will start to be reviewed in January, the search will continue until the positions have been filled.
The successful candidate will have a fellowship reviewed and awarded by the Sao Paulo State funding agency. Time for research is typically 80-90%.The current, tax exempt monthly stipend is R$ 5,578.80 (about 2,200EUR or US$2,700 in Oct 2012). An additional grant (for travel, computers, etc.) of US$4,500 per year and limited payment for moving costs are also available.
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