Postdoc position on Galaxy evolution - Valongo Observatory, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, December 25, 2019
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Foreign
Institution/Company: 
Valongo Observatory, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Street Line 1: 
Ladeira Pedro Antonio, 43 - Saude
City: 
Rio de Janeiro
State/Province: 
RJ
Zip/Postal: 
20080-090
Country: 
Brazil
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for at least one Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work with Drs. Karín Menéndez-Delmestre and Thiago S. Gonçalves at the Valongo Observatory (https://ov.ufrj.br) in the Laboratory for Extragalactic Astrophysics (https://lasex-valongo.com) on topics related to galaxy formation and evolution. The length of the appointment is up to 3 years.

The position is privately funded by the prestigious Serrapilheira Institute in Brazil and is associated with an ambitious project aimed at studying the effects of dark matter in nearby galaxies and the formation of the earliest structures at high redshift. The team is active in a wide range of research subjects, including (though not limited to): stellar structures in nearby galaxies, coexistence of AGN and starburst activity in galaxies near and far, ISM studies in local analogs of high-redshift galaxy populations, star formation quenching in galaxies and galaxy-environment relation. The selected candidate will be encouraged to conduct her/his own independent research projects and is also expected to collaborate with the team.

The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in Astrophysics or related field. She or he should also have experience in either observational or theoretical aspects of galaxy formation. In the former case, experience with optical photometry, stellar populations and/or mm-wave observations of galaxies is preferred.

Candidates should send the following to kmd@astro.ufrj.br and tsg@astro.ufrj.br: (i) a research statement (up to a maximum of 10 pages, including figures) presenting both past experience and proposed research project(s) and (ii) a CV including a publication list. Candidates should also arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent separately to the same email addresses. Review of the applications will start December 20th and continues until the position is filled.

We strongly encourage applications from underrepresented minorities, and will give those candidates special consideration.

Starting date: Between Winter 2019 and Spring 2020

Pay Compensation
Compensation Notes: 
Salary: The initial net salary is comparable to the average stipend offered to Brazilian postdoctoral researchers (R$ 4100), and might be increased commensurate with candidate experience and excellence.
Included Benefits: 

The project also includes a generous grant, and we expect to fund at least one international conference per year for fellow to present her/his work related to the research developed with our group. We will also provide computing equipment to the successful candidate.
We believe in equal opportunities and offer maternity/paternity leaves and similar benefits to researchers with children and special needs.

 

Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 20, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Karín Menéndez-Delmestre and Thiago S. Gonçalves
Institution/Company: 
Valongo Observatory, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Street Line 1: 
Ladeira Pedro Antonio, 43 - Saude
City: 
Rio de Janeiro
State/Province: 
RJ
Zip/Postal Code: 
20080-090
Country: 
Brazil
Phone: 
+5521987680040
Email: 
kmd@astro.ufrj.br; tsg@astro.ufrj.br
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Karín Menéndez-Delmestre and Thiago S. Gonçalves
Email: 
kmd@astro.ufrj.br; tsg@astro.ufrj.br