[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral fellowships at the Neuromathematics Center in Sao Paulo State, Brazil

Antonio Roque antonior at usp.br
Thu Aug 1 16:08:31 CEST 2019

*Positions for Postdoctoral Researchers*

The Research, Innovation and Dissemination Center for Neuromathematics
(NeuroMat), hosted
by the University of São Paulo, Brazil, and funded by the São Paulo
Research Foundation
(FAPESP), is offering two post-doctoral fellowships for recent PhDs with
outstanding research

The research will involve collaborations with experimental and theoretical
groups and
laboratories associated to NeuroMat. The research to be developed by the
post-doc fellows
shall be strictly related to ongoing research lines developed by the
NeuroMat team. The project
may be developed at USP (main campus, São Paulo), USP campus Ribeirão Preto
University of Campinas (UNICAMP).

We seek candidates capable of developing independent research in one of the
research lines
1. Stochastic and/or computational modeling of the brain functioning;
2. Acquisition, processing and quantitative analysis of
electrophysiological data;
3. Biomedical devices for neuroscience research.

Candidates to the first research line are required to have at least one of
the profiles below:
- A strong background in probability theory with emphasis on stochastic
processes. Previous
knowledge of rigorous statistical mechanics or random graphs will be
favorably considered;
- A strong mathematical and / or computational background and experience
with computers and
programming. Previous experience with development and / or simulation of
neural brain models,
complex networks, and parallel computing will be favorably considered.

Candidates to the second research line are required to have at least one of
the profiles below:
- A strong background in neuroscience with previous experience in
neurophysiological data
acquisition, processing and analysis, and knowledge of computer programming;
- A strong background in computer science with experience in the
development of algorithms,
software tools and data bases. Previous research experience in neuroscience
or related areas
will be favorably considered.

Candidates to the third research line are required to have at least one of
the profiles below:
- A strong background in electromagnetism and biomedical engineering.
Previous knowledge of
transcranial magnetic stimulation or magnetic / electric field simulation
will be favorably
- A strong background in computer science and control software development
Previous experience with neuroscience and neuronavigation systems will be
Previous experience with multidisciplinary research teams is welcome for
all the above research

The initial appointment is for one year, with a possible extension to up to
four years, conditional
on research progress. The fellowship is competitive at international level,
and fellows benefit
from extra funds for travel and research expenses plus limited support for
relocation expenses.

*Application Instructions*

Applicants should complete and submit the application form. The following
documents and
information are requested (please see the form for further details):
- Summary of the CV, in the FAPESP format (see www.fapesp.br/en/6351 for
- List of publications, with links to those available online;
- A summary of the research plan for the next year, up to 5 pages length.
It should explicitly
state for which of the three above profiles the candidate is applying. It
should also address its
place within the framework of the NeuroMat research program.
- Pointers to other research-related output, such as software, web pages.
Candidates should be willing to send copies of publications, if requested;
- Any further information deemed relevant to the application.

In addition to the above, we require at least 2 recommendation letters.
Those should be mailed
by the recommenders directly to postdoc-appl at numec.prp.usp.br.

*FAPESP requirements*

a. The candidate should have concluded a doctorate less than seven years
before the
beginning of the PD fellowship.
b. The fellowship demands full-time dedication to the research project
(except under conditions
outlined in resolution PR No 13/2009, 15 July 2009).
c. The fellowship holder may not hold any formal or informal employment nor
receive, during the
term of the fellowship, a fellowship from another entity, salary or
remuneration deriving from the
exercise of activities of whatever nature (except under conditions outlined
in the decree PR No
13/2009, 15 July 2009).

For more information about the scholarships see


Candidates are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience until
August 27, 2019.

Appointments are expected to start by October 1st, 2019. The initial period
of the position lasts
for 12 months, with possible renovations for up to four years.

This opportunity is open to candidates of any nationality. The selected
candidates will be
awarded FAPESP Post-Doctoral fellowships in the amount of R$ 7,373.10
monthly 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 activity. Check
the rules of FAPESP
post-doctoral fellowships at: http://www.fapesp.br/en/5427.


Dr. Antonio C. Roque
Professor Associado
Departamento de Fisica
FFCLRP, Universidade de Sao Paulo
14040-901 Ribeirao Preto-SP
Brazil  -  Brasil
antonior at usp.br <antonior at ffclrp.usp.br>
aroquesilva at gmail.com
URL: www.sisne.org

Tels: +55 16 3315-3768 <+55%2016%203315-3768> (sala/office);
         +55 16 3315-3859 <+55%2016%203315-3859> (lab)
FAX: +55 16 3315-4887 <+55%2016%203315-4887>
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