Astronomy/Astrophysics Postdoctoral position in Rio de Janeiro

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Sunday, 11 December 2022

Postdoctoral position in Astronomy/Astrophysics open at the Valongo Observatory, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro


The Valongo Observatory of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, in particular, its Postgraduate Program announces the availability of a postdoctoral fellowship starting in March 2023 and funded by the federal research funding program, CAPES/PDPG . Our Astronomy/Astrophysics program operates in five lines of research, namely: Extragalactic Astrophysics, High Energy and Cosmology; Stellar Astrophysics; Galactic Astrophysics and the Interstellar Medium; Position Astronomy and Planetary Systems; and Astrobiology and Astrochemistry.
The approved candidate will receive a monthly stipend of R$4100, in addition to a research grant of R$1000/month. The position may last up to 24 months. Researchers who earned their PhD from the Valongo institute itself after March 2020 will not be considered for this position.
Interested parties must send the following documents electronically to by December 11, 2022:

a) curriculum vitae, including a list of publications
b) cover letter commenting on the reasons why the candidate took the initiative to apply to this position (free format);
c) post-doctoral research project to be developed at the institution (up to 10 pages)
d) two letters of recommendation, to be sent directly by the reference-writers to the email above.
After a first analysis of the supporting documents, a pre-selection of candidates will be made. The evaluating committee will compose a shortlist of candidates to proceed with the selection process. The short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview (virtual format), which will be based on the curriculum vitae and the research project presented.
The selection and final ranking of candidates will be based on the project submitted, curriculum vitae, letters of recommendation and the result of the interview. The synergy with the local research groups and the potential contribution to the growth of the Valongo Postgraduate Program, including the publication of refereed articles and the establishment of external collaborations, will be evaluated. The first person in the final ranking will be invited to accept the position. In case of non-acceptance, the program will invite the following candidates for the position according to the order of the final list until the vacancy is filled.
More details about Valongo Postgraduate Program can be found on our webpage:
For more information, please contact us via email. - Karín Menéndez-Delmestre, Postgraduate Program coordinator - Diana Paula Andrade, Postgraduate Program deputy coordinator




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