Young Investigator in High Energy Theoretical and Observational Astrophysics

We invite applications for a FAPESP (Sao Paulo Research Foundation) outstanding Young Investigator grant at the Instituto de Astronomia, Geofisica e Ciencias Atmosfericas of University of Sao Paulo (IAG-USP) to work with Elisabete de Gouveia Dal Pino and her group on the FAPESP funded project “Investigation of High Energy and Plasma Astrophysics Phenomena: Theory, Numerical Simulations, Observations, and Instrument Development for the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA)”. The goal is to study magneto-hydrodynamics and high energy phenomena in stars, compact objects, galaxies and clusters of galaxies employing analytic and numerical techniques, and also get deeply involved in CTA and ASTRI Mini-Array Projects. Particular emphasis will be given to studies of cosmic ray accelerators, cosmic magnetic fields and turbulence, galactic outflows, relativistic jets, and the science program development for the CTA and ASTRI-CTA Mini-Array. Applicants with interests and experience in any of the above fields, and with familiarity with magneto-hydrodynamical and PIC codes are particularly encouraged to apply.
 
IAG-USP is a leading Institute of excellence in Astrophysics and Cosmology in Brazil and Latin America, with a staff of 32 professors, 30 postdocs, over 60 graduate students, and an international visitors program. The successful candidates will have access to excellent computing infrastructure.
 
The FAPESP Young Investigator grant is for up to four years, is tax-free with an annual salary of 83,760 Brazilian reais and pays moving costs as well as 12,000 Brazilian reais/year for travel and research expenses.
 
Applicants should send in pdf format a cover letter with a curriculum vitae, publication list and brief statements of research accomplishments and interests via email to: 
 
Elisabete M. de Gouveia Dal Pino
dalpino@iag.usp.br
 
Applicants should also arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the same email address. 
 
Review of applications will continue until the position has been filled. Although there is no strict deadline, early applications are recommended. Selection is through a peer-reviewing system.