Post-doctoral Position at the University of São Paulo, Brazil

Alex C. Carciofi

Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas, Universidade de São Paulo,
Rua do Matão 1226, Cidade Universitária, 05508-900, São Paulo, SP, BRAZIL

Applications are invited for a Fapesp-funded post-doctoral scholarship at the Astronomy Department of University of São Paulo to work on models of circumstellar disks and outflows, with emphasis on Be stars, in the context of an integrated observational and theoretical effort in collaboration with Drs. Thomas Rivinius, Stanislav Stefl and Dietrich Baade (ESO) and Dr. Atsuo Okazaki (Hokkai-Gakuen University, Japan).

The University of São Paulo is one of the most important research institutes in Latin America. The Astronomy Department has a consolidated research tradition in many astrophysical fields and currently has 38 professors, about 50 PhD students, 30 MS students and 25 post-docs from many different countries.

Fapesp post-doctoral scholarship is of about US$ 2,800 per month, free of taxes, plus a research grant of about US$ 5,000 per year. Travel and moving expenses are also included (one month extra salary plus plane tickets). The position is funded for up to two years. A PhD degree and relevant research experience are required.

Because the post-doctoral scholarship of Fapesp are awarded to the research project, the application process will have two phases:

* Phase 1 (Deadline 07/31/2010)
Selection of one candidate among the applicants based on their CV, publication record, and research expertise.

* Phase 2 (Deadline 08/30/2010)
Submission of a research project to Fapesp, written by both the successful candidate of phase 1 and the supervisor (Alex C. Carciofi).

Applicants for phase 1 are invited to contact Alex C. Carciofi by email ( before July 31st, 2010. The requirements for phase 1 application are: CV, publication list, and a statement of research interests.