Postdocs positions on stellar activity and chemical abundances

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, June 2, 2022
Archive Date: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Univ. Sao Paulo (USP) and Univ. Presb. Mackenzie
Department Name: 
Departamento de Astronomia (IAG/USP) and CRAAM (Mackenzie)
City: 
Sao Paulo
State/Province: 
SP
Country: 
Brazil
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for two FAPESP postdoctoral fellowships: (i) on stellar activity based on spot modeling at the group of Prof. Adriana Valio (CRAAM/Univ. Presb. Mackenzie), (ii) on chemical abundances at the group of Prof. Jorge Melendez (Astronomy Department/Univ. Sao Paulo, USP). Both institutions are located in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The postdoctoral scholar on stellar activity will study stellar rotation and stellar activity through characterization of spots and faculae using light curves, in particular during exoplanet transits, as well as stellar flares. The research will be conducted under the supervision of Prof. Adriana Valio at CRAAM/Mackenzie. More details on the FAPESP project approved for the position is available at http://www.astro.iag.usp.br/~jorge/projects_postdoc2022_spots.pdf

The postdoc on chemical abundances will perform high precision abundance studies of solar type stars using high-resolution high-S/N spectra. The research will be conducted under the supervision of Prof. Jorge Melendez at USP. More details on the FAPESP project approved for the position is available at http://www.astro.iag.usp.br/~jorge/projects_postdoc_2019_12_abundances.pdf

Candidates must have previous experience on subjects related to the announced positions, and should hold a PhD granted between 2016/6 - 2022/6. The fellows can pursue an independent research program for up to half of his/her time. The position is funded by FAPESP for 2 years and it may be possible to extend the fellowship for a third year. The starting date is between August to December 2022. Monthly salary (tax free) is R$8479 (about US$1780). The postdoc research/travel budget is R$10175 per year. Airfare + R$8479 (to help with relocation) will be paid for fellows from abroad.

In order to apply, please send by July 1st, 2022, the following documents to Prof. Adriana Valio ([email protected]) for the position on stellar activity or to Prof. Jorge Melendez ([email protected]) for the position on chemical abundances:

- A cover letter indicating preferred starting date
- Curriculum vitae with publication list
- Summary of achievements (previous and present research, up to 2 pages)
- Research plan (up to 2 pages)
- Applicants should also arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Prof. Adriana Valio ([email protected]) for the position on stellar activity or to Prof. Jorge Melendez ([email protected]) for the position on abundances.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, July 1, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Jorge Melendez or Adriana Valio
Title: 
Professor
Institution/Company: 
USP and Mackenzie
Department Name: 
Departamento de Astronomia IAG/USP and CRAAM/Mackenzie
City: 
Sao Paulo
State/Province: 
SP
Country: 
Brazil
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
FAPESP 2018/04055-8
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
A. Valio (Stellar Activity) or J. Melendez (Chemical Abundances)
Subject: 
Postdoc on Stellar Activity (A. Valio) or Chemical Abundances (J. Melendez)
Email: 
[email protected] (Stellar Activity) or [email protected] (Chemical Abundances)