Three PD positions available for glass research.


Applications for postdoctoral fellowships are invited for conducting fundamental research at the Center for Research, Technology and Education in Vitreous Materials (CeRTEV) in São Carlos, Brazil; http://www.certev.ufscar.br. The period of the fellowship is two years, starting in April-June 2019, renewable for two additional years upon mutual consent.

CeRTEV is an 11-year (started in 2013) joint effort of the Federal University at São Carlos (UFSCar), the University of São Paulo (USP) and the State University of São Paulo (UNESP), to research the area of Functional Glasses and Glass-Ceramics.

The post-doctoral research will be focused on fundamental investigations by Molecular Dynamics (MD) Simulations, NMR and in-situ, high-temperature Raman Spectroscopy of structural links to kinetic processes (diffusion, viscous flow, relaxation, phase separation, crystallization) in supercooled liquids of interest to glass and glass-ceramic science. The researcher is expected to conduct the post-doc activities in one of the joint CeRTEV laboratories and supervised by one of our Principal Investigators in close collaboration with the other CeRTEV researchers and students.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science or Engineering, previous experience with computer simulations, Raman spectroscopy or NMR, and have a genuine interest in conducting interdisciplinary research in an international environment. Previous experience in glass science, solid state physics or chemistry is advantageous. The language requirements are English, Spanish or Portuguese.

The monthly fellowships (non-taxable) include ca. BRL 7,300, -plus 15% professional expenses (e.g., for travel). Our post-docs from Canada, Russia, Iran, India, Colombia, Pakistan and Brazil typically spend from BRL2000 to BRL2500/month for comfortable living style. Travel expenses from and to their home countries will also be covered.

Please send your application including CV, list of publications, a 2-page research proposal, and the names and email addresses of two senior references by March 20, 2019 to the following persons: MD simulations: Profs. José Pedro Rino (djpr@ufscar.br) and Edgar D. Zanotto (dedz@ufscar.br) – Raman Spectroscopy, Prof. Paulo Sergio Pizani (pizani@ufscar.br), NMR – Prof. Hellmut Eckert (eckert@ifsc.usp.br). Please always copy Laurie Leal: certevlamav@gmail.com.

Postdoctoral fellowship position.


Funded by FAPESP, a postdoctoral fellowship position is open at the Physics Institute (IF) of the University of São Paulo (USP) in the framework of the project “FLINLPFunctional Lattice Instabilities in naturally layered Perovskites”.

This is a bi-lateral cooperation project among groups at USP in São Paulo and at the University of Porto (UP), in Portugal, with support from FAPESP (Brazil) and FCT (Portugal). More information about the project can be found in https://bv.fapesp.br/en/auxilios/101517.

The candidate must have a PhD in Physics, Materials Science or related areas with experience in computer simulations through ab-initio electronic structure calculations in the framework of the Density Functional Theory (DFT).

The inscription into the selection process can be made by sending (in pdf format) to the email hmpetril@if.usp.br of Profa. Helena Maria Petrilli :

a) an up to date curriculum vitae with photo ;

b) a one-page personal statement;

c) full contact details (including email addresses) of 2 professional references.

The initial submission deadline is December 17, 2018, but may be open until the position is fulfilled with all FAPESP requirements.

This opportunity is open to candidates of any nationalities.

The selected candidate will receive a FAPESP’s Post-Doctoral fellowship in the amount of R$ 7,373.10 per month and a research contingency fund, equivalent to 15% of the annual value of the fellowship which should be spent in items directly related to the research activities. The candidates should have completed their doctoral programs no more than seven years prior to application. More information about the fellowship can be found at: http://www.fapesp.br/en/postdoc .