Call for the scholarship PNPD/CAPES with PPGFSC/UFSC – 2018/1.


The Graduate Program in Physics of Federal University of Santa Catarina – PPGFSC/UFSC, Florianópolis, announces the vacancy of 2 (two) postdoctoral scholarships from the (Programa Nacional de Pós-doutorado da Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior – PNPD/CAPES), to the period of 2 (two) years, it can be renewed annually at a maximum of 60 months.

The monthly amount of the scholarship is R$ 4.100.00 (four thousand one hundred reais) beyond the values destined to assets.

The candidate has to act in THEORETICAL or EXPERIMENTAL research lines at one of the following areas of research: Astrophysics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Condensed Matter Physics and Statistical Mechanics, Mathematical Physics and Quantum Field Theory and Nuclear Physics and Hadrons.

The complete regulation of the Graduate Program (Programa Nacional de Pós-Doutorado – PNPD) is described at:Portaria nº 086, de 03 de julho de 2013.

To make your application: click here

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Condensed Matter Physics.


The Laboratory of Nanostructured Films and Spectroscopy at São Paulo State University (UNESP), http://www.unesp.br/international/, campus in Presidente Prudente, SP, Brazil, invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellowship in the field of micro-Raman and SERS (surface-enhanced Raman scattering) spectroscopy, and Cell Membrane Models funded by Foundation for Research Support of the State of São Paulo (FAPESP) contract.  The successful candidate will conduct research on the molecular interaction between analytes of interest and cell membrane models, which includes the following activities:

  1. Synthesis of metallic nanoparticles applied as “SERS substrate”.
  2. Incorporation of such nanoparticles in Langmuir and Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) films and vesicles of phospholipids, applied as cell membrane models.
  3. Investigate the interactions between the analytes of interest and the cell membrane models using micro-Raman and SERS spectroscopy.
  4. From the results, propose molecular mechanisms involved in the interaction cell membrane models/analytes.
  5. Develop a methodology that allows investigating the cell membrane models in a complementary way using both micro-Raman techniques (SERS) and confocal fluorescence microscopy.

The fellowship for postdoctoral researchers allows you to carry out a long-term research project (18 months), starting at September/01/2017.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics, chemistry, or related fields.  Experience in phospholipid self-assembly and basic optical microscopy and vibrational spectroscopy is required.   The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills and excel in a highly collaborative research environment. In addition to the timely publication of research results in peer-reviewed journals, the responsibilities of the postdoc include drafting progress reports.  Interested individuals should send (i) CV with the list of publications and (II) two letters of recommendation to case@fct.unesp.br. The deadline for application is July /31/2017.

Available facilities: http://www.fct.unesp.br/#!/departamentos/fisica-quimica-e-biologia/laboratorios/lab-filmes-finos-e-esp-raman/

Post-doc at IPEN (Brazil) on electroceramics with FAPESP scholarship.


A FAPESP Post-Doctorate Fellowship is available at the Center of Science and Technology of Materials (CCTM), Energy and Nuclear Research Institute, University of S. Paulo, Brazil. CCTM is a member of the Center for Development of Functional Materials, funded by FAPESP.

The candidate will take part on the research on “electric field-assisted sintering of electroceramics”, including experiments on flash sintering (details in (R. Muccillo e E.N.S. Muccillo, J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 33,2014, p.515-520), X-ray diffraction, scanning electron and scanning probe microscopy, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy.

The research work aims to provide data for modeling and for proposing physical-chemical mechanisms to explain the flash sintering phenomenon that produces dense ceramic bodies at temperatures lower than conventional, without the grain growth observed in conventionally sintered ceramics.

The interested candidates may send by e-mail a CV (max. 5 pages) with emphasis in their skill on the operation and interpretation of data on electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and sintering, attaching two recommendation letters from their previous supervisors, to Prof. Reginaldo Muccillo (muccillo@usp.br). Additional information may be obtained by sending e-mail to that address. The deadline for the application is November 15, 2016.

Travelling expenses for the selected candidate not living in S. Paulo will be covered by FAPESP.

Information on the fellowship is available in http://www.fapesp.br/en/postdoc.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Bioelectrochemistry.


The Laboratory of Bioelectrochemistry and Interfaces at São Paulo University (USP), campus at São Carlos, São Paulo state, Brazil, invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellowship in bioelectrochemistry under supervision of Professor Frank Crespilho and funded by Foundation for Research Support of the State of São Paulo (FAPESP) contract.  The successful candidate will conduct research on the molecular interaction between biomolecules and nanostructures, including:

  1. developing and testing enzymes bioelectrodes;
  2. transferring high activity/selectivity biocatalyst to a surface-confined environment;
  3. studying the interplay between charge transport, mass transport, and molecular conformation of enzymes;
  4. developing new tools for FTIR Chemical Imaging coupled with electrochemistry.

Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers allows you to carry out a long-term research project (12-24 months), starting at 10/2016.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in chemistry, chemical engineering, electrochemical engineering, or a related field.  Experience in enzymes immobilization and basic electrochemistry is required.  Experience with UV-Vis spectroscopy, and FTIR spectroscopy, is preferred.  The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills and excel in a highly collaborative research environment. In addition to the timely publication of research results in peer-reviewed journals, the responsibilities of the postdoc include drafting progress reports.  Interested individuals should send a (i)cover letter, (II) CV and list of publications, and have (III) two letters of recommendation sent to bioelectrochemistry@iqsc.usp.br. The deadline for application is 09/11/2016.

Postdoctoral positions available for glass research.


Applications for postdoctoral fellowships are invited for conducting fundamental and applied research at the Center for Research, Technology and Education in Vitreous Materials (CeRTEV) in São Carlos, Brazil. The period of the fellowship is two years, starting in August 2016, 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 conduct research in the area of Functional Glasses and Glass-Ceramics.

The postdoctoral research will be focused on fundamental and/or applied investigation of glass and glass-ceramics. 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, but in close collaboration with the other CeRTEV researchers.

Applicants should have a PhD degree in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science or Engineering, 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 monthly fellowships (non-taxable) include ca. R$ 6.800,-plus 15% professional expenses. Travel expenses from and to their home countries will also be covered. The three sister universities are committed to increasing the proportion of women and ethnic minorities in academia.

Please send your application including CV, list of publications, a 2-page research proposal, and the names and email addresses of two references by May 5, 2016 to Prof. Dr. Edgar D. Zanotto (dedz@ufscar.br) and Laurie Leal (laurie_leal@yahoo.com.br).

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Energy Science, Nanotechnology, Materials in the USA (Deadline: 30 Oct 2015).


The Consortium for Innovation on Nanotechology, Energy and Materials (CINEMA) aims to foster collaboration between Brazil and the United States in renewable energy and nanotechnology. Over 50 professors and researchers are looking to mentor and host Brazilian postdocs at US institutions.

A competitive stipend starting at US$ 44,310 will be offered to selected candidates for 1-2 years through Brazil’s Science without Borders program and the State Funding Agencies.

The CINEMA program is administered by the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI), a joint institute between the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the University of Colorado Boulder.  Sponsors include MCTI, CNPq, CNPEM, and CONFAP.

Opportunities for fellowships exist at NREL, MIT, Stanford, the University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado School of Mines, and Colorado State University.

Check the website for details including research areas and how to apply: http://www.colorado.edu/rasei/cinema/application-information.

The next deadline is October 30, 2015 and occurs twice-yearly (February and October).