PostDoc opportunity to work with survey data

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, March 10, 2023
Archive Date: 
Friday, May 5, 2023
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Government Agency
Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas da USP - Rua do Matão, 1226 - São Paulo/SP - CEP: 05508-090 - CNPJ: 63.025.530/0036-34 - Laerte Sodré Júnior - FAPESP RTP 2011/51680-6
Department Name: 
Department of Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
1226 Matao Street
Street Line 3: 
Sao Paulo
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral astrophysics position, to work on the exploration and

analysis of galaxy surveys. The researcher will work with data from a large-area narrow-band

survey, S-PLUS, inside an international collaboration involving Brazil, Argentina, and Chile. The

researcher will also participate in the effort to combine S-PLUS with other large astrophysical

surveys, depending on the interest of the postdoc, aiming to make breakthroughs in any area of

knowledge. Links with future GMT science are also highly welcome.

The position is available immediately and the appointment is for 3 years in total. The starting

date is negotiable, with a preference for the next months. The primary location of this position is

at the University of Sao Paulo (USP), and includes the possibility of a 3-month period to be

spent abroad. The monthly salaries are R$ 8.479,20 in Brazil and EUR 2,850 abroad (both

tax-free). The position comes with a monthly stipend to cover computer needs, publication

costs, conference participation, etc.

At USP, the post-doctoral researcher will work in close collaboration with Claudia Mendes de

Oliveira, Laerte Sodré Jr., and their group as well as other members of the S-PLUS

collaboration. The applicant will have access to high-performance computer clusters as well as

a travel grant.

USP is the largest Brazilian center for astrophysics and cosmology, with researchers both in the

Physics and Astronomy Departments, and groups working on a wide range of topics from

cosmology, large-scale structure, advanced statistical methods, as well as galaxy evolution and

machine learning techniques applied to stellar astrophysics, as well as galaxy evolution. There

will be extensive opportunities for independent research and collaboration, including the option

to supervise undergraduate as well as graduate students.

We are looking for applicants with experience in extragalactic astrophysics. Applications should

be sent to José Godoy at [email protected] and they should include a brief summary of previous

research and a statement of current research interests (4 pages max), a curriculum vitae, and a

list of publications. In addition, the names and e-mail addresses of two to three letter-writers

should be provided. Those will be contacted if the applicant is selected for an interview.

Applications will be reviewed starting on March 17th, and the position will remain open until


Pay Compensation
$1617.18 (USD)
Compensation Notes: 
For the value of the stipend, the dollar exchange rate on 02/16/2023 was considered.
Included Benefits: 

Technical Reserve equivalent to 10% of the annual value of the grant to meet unforeseen expenses directly related to the research activity.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, June 10, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Jose Godoy
PostDoc opportunity to work with survey data
Department Name: 
Department of Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
1226 Matao Street
Sao Paulo
Zip/Postal Code: 
(55) (11) 30912705
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CALL for Applications: PostDoc opportunity to work with survey data