Cosmology and Gravitation - Visiting Scientist, Postdoc

The PPGCosmo program anticipates having one 4-year senior postdoctoral position for non-Brazilian citizens (professor visitante estrangeiro) starting in February-June 2019. 

PPGCosmo is a Brazilian PhD program consisting of five institutions from Brazil and four institutions outside Brazil. The research topics range from theoretical to observational aspects of Astrophysics, Cosmology and Gravitation, including participation in collaborations such as DES, Euclid, J-PAS, Virgo and LIGO. Its staff comprises 18 faculty members, see and for details. 

We plan to fill this position with a researcher with a strong record in gravitational wave physics and related fields. Only candidates with 10 or more peer-reviewed publications will be considered. The salary is at the associate professor level (associado IV), roughly R$13,000 after taxes, approximately three times the standard Brazilian postdoctoral fellowship. The successful candidate will have the possibility to supervise PhD students and will have to teach graduate courses (two courses per semester).
The program is based at the Federal University of Espirito Santo (UFES), in Vitória, the capital of Espírito Santo State - it is a well-connected and pleasant human-sized city. Faculties usually live at walking distance from both the University Campus and the seaside, in one of the most pleasant neighborhoods of Vitória. Please note that life costs in Vitória are moderate: near the campus a meal costs about R$20-30 and renting a small apartment about R$1500-2000.
To apply, please email cover letter, CV and research statement to ppgcosmo [at] and have at least three letters of reference sent to the same address. 

The candidate should also send scanned passport or ID card and fill out and sign the form available at:

<>. Use the subject "Application for VISEX fellowship - <Candidate name>”.

The application deadline is December 4, 2018. Skype interviews will take place on December 17-21, 2018. 

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