Several research groups at the Astronomy Department of the Insitute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences of the University of São Paulo (IAG/USP), Brazil, invite applications for several postdoctoral fellowships.
IAG/USP Astronomy Department consists of 35 faculty members who work in many areas, including: the dynamics of exoplanets and solar systems, astrobiology, astrometry, stellar astronomy and dynamics, interstellar medium, galactic and extragalactic astronomy, cosmology, and plasmas astrophysics, both theoretical and observational. Applicants with strong background in radio astronomy, high energy astrophysics, numerical astrophysics, or instrumentation are also encouraged to apply. IAG/USP astronomers enjoy access to observing time at international facilities such as SOAR and Gemini Observatories, as well as international projects such as J-PAS, PFS, CTA, ASTRI Mini-Array, LLAMA and access to supercomputers.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by July 08th, 2017 (or until suitable candidates are found). Do not forget to mention the project you are applying for (see list below). Applications will start to be reviewed at the end of July, and the search will continue until the positions have been filled.
The successful candidate will have a two-year fellowship reviewed and awarded by the Sao Paulo State funding agency (FAPESP), which can be renewed for an additional year. The current, tax exempt monthly stipend is BRL 6,819.00. An additional grant (for travel, computers, etc.) of BRL 10,000.00 per year and limited payment for moving costs are also available.
Please click on the links below for more details on the research opportunities currently available:
- Nuclear emission line properties of nearby galaxies: a survey of a complete sample
- Adaptive optics in the GMT context
- Kinematic studies of interacting galaxies and Groups
- GMT High-Resolution Follow-up of Bright Ultra Metal-Poor Stars Identified from SPLUS Multi-Band Photometry
- Machine learning and Astronomy: applications to the J/S-PLUS and J-PAS Surveys
- Opto-Mechanical Engineer/Scientist for GMT instruments
- Software Engineering Applied to the New Generation of Astronomical Instrumentation
- A new controller for a Fabry Perot instrument
- Cosmic Ray Acceleration and Propagation in the ISM and IGM: theory, numerical simulations and prospects for the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) development
- Magnetohydrodynamics and High Energy Phenomena around BHs and compact objects: theory, numerical simulations and prospects for the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) development
- Star Formation, Turbulence, and SNR-cloud connections: theory, numerical simulations and prospects for the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) Science [AT08]
- Star Formation versus AGN feedback in the Evolution of Galaxies: theory, numerical simulations and prospects for the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) Science
- Origin and evolution of the Milky Way Galaxy: Spectroscopy of cool stars of high, mid and low spectral resolution
- Viscous Decretion Disks of Be Stars: Theory and Observations
- Black Hole Accretion Theory
- Gamma-ray Astrophysics
- Classical and Recurrent Nova Shells – Modeling and Observations
- Orbits of Bulge Globular Clusters
- Simulations of Software and Hardware for optimization of MOSAIC