Post-Doctoral Scholarship for Recent Doctor at the Department of Solid Physics at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

We announce the opportunity for one (1) FAPERJ PDR (value of R$ 4,100.00/month) linked to the FAPERJ Jovem Pesquisador Fluminense grant #E-26/200.627/2022. The duration of the scholarship is 12 months, renewable for another 24 months.

The scholarship holder will work in the area of Theory, Modeling and Simulation of Nanomaterials and the project will be developed at the Department of Solids Physics at UFRJ. The project to be developed will emphasize the study of properties of 2D materials with application in catalysis and electronic properties of organic solar cells.

Technical Skills of interest:

(1) Density functional theory (DFT).

(2) Molecular Dynamics.

(3) Machine Learning (will be considered an asset).

Skills needed:

Proficiency in English (writing, communication, presentation of seminars), ability to work in groups, ability to program in fortran, C or python.

Experiment with some of the codes: Quantum Expresso, Vasp, Siesta, ORCA, LAMMPS, GROMACS or similar.


Send email to Dr. Graziâni Candiotto (, until 05/27/2022, with the title “PDR-FAPERJ Registration” and the following items:

● Curriculum vitae (CV).

● Letters of recommendation (minimum of one and maximum of two).

● Letter (maximum 1 page) describing how your experience/activities will contribute to the project goals.


This opportunity is open to candidates of all nationalities. The analysis of the CV will be based on the history of publications in the area. Candidates may be invited for an interview (in person or videoconference).

The implementation of the scholarship will be done immediately after the end of the selection process.

The candidate must have defended his Doctoral Thesis for a maximum of 5 years. Other requirements and conditions are described in the following link:


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