Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas

Several groups at the Astronomy Department of IAG/University of Sao Paulo,
Brazil, invite applications for various 2-yr postdoctoral fellowships,
renewable for an additional year.

The Astronomy department of IAG consists of 35 faculty members who work in
many areas, including: the dynamics of exoplanets and solar systems,
astrobiology, astrometry, stellar astronomy, the interstellar medium, Galactic
and extragalactic astronomy and cosmology, both theoretical and observational.
Applicants with strong background in radio astronomy, high energy astrophysics
or instrumentation are also encouraged to apply. IAG/USP astronomers enjoy
access to international facilities including SOAR, Gemini and CFHT
Observatories, as well as a 2300-core supercomputer.

Requirements are an outstanding publication list (for the career stage) and an
exciting plan of work. The candidate must have interests that overlap with
those of the IAG staff members (access the list of faculty members at

The interested candidates should send a CV, that includes a publication list,
a research statement (including past work and future plans), with a maximum of
five pages, and two letters of recommendation to Claudia Mendes de Oliveira at
email by March 31st, or until suitable candidates are

The successful candidate will have a fellowship reviewed and awarded by the
Sao Paulo State funding agency FAPESP. Time for research is typically 80-90%
with a small requirement for dedication to institute activities. The current,
tax exempt monthly stipend is R$ 5,578.80 (about 2,200EUR or US$2,700 in Oct
2012). An additional Research Contingency fund (e.g., for travel, computers,
etc.) of US$4,500 per year is also available. For further details, contact