Academic and Research Positions in Brazil

Updated 2017.11.28

University of Campinas (UNICAMP)

The Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics Group (GEFAN)

Postdoctoral Positions

The Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics Group (GEFAN) at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) is seeking candidates for one postdoctoral position.

Research fields at the Institute includes but is not limited to, Liquid argon technology for neutrino physics; Scintillation light detection and collection in liquid argon; Wavelength shifting techniques;Data analysis and MC simulation.

The Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics Group (GEFAN) at the University of Campinas invites applications for postdoctoral positions with an anticipated appointment date of 1 May 2018.

The work of the experimental neutrino group is focused on the light collection system for the DUNE far detector and it has many commitments in its design, test and construction.

The successful candidate will be initially involved in the R&D for the ARAPUCA device, a novel technology for liquid argon scintillation light detection which has been designed and developed at UNICAMP and which is a candidate for the light detection system of the DUNE far detector.

The GEFAN group has five faculties working on the neutrino physics: Orlando Peres, Marcelo Guzzo, Pedro de Holanda, Ernesto Kemp and Ettore Segreto, and several Master and PhD students. The University of Campinas (UNICAMP) is a public university in the State of São Paulo. It is one of top ranking Brazilian universities as well as in Latin America. The fellowship is provided by the Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP) which is a public foundation located in São Paulo, Brazil. The FAPESP postdoctoral fellowship is tax-free with an annual value of R$ 81,831 Brazilian reais (at the current rate, 1 US dollar is approximately 3.3 Brazilian Reais). Moving and installation expenses will be reimbursed, including the airfare and one additional monthly fellowship for installation. The fellowship includes grant for travel and research expenses of R$ 12,274 Brazilian Reais per year.

The fellowship is for two years, with the possibility of extension up to two additional years (four years in total) depending on mutual interest. The starting date of the fellowship is April 1, 2018 however it is negotiable. Depending on mutual agreement, up to one year of the fellowship can be spent in a institution outside Brazil.

Applications through

Review of applications will begin January 20, 2018 and continue until the positions are filled.