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

Antonio Roque antonior at usp.br
Wed Jul 1 16:50:57 CEST 2020

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 *three
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 or University of
Campinas (UNICAMP).

We seek candidates capable to develop independent research in one of the
research lines below:

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; and/or

- 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 considered; and/or

- A strong background in computer science and control software development

Previous experience with neuroscience and neuronavigation systems will be
favorably considered.

Previous experience with multidisciplinary research teams is welcome for
all the above research lines.

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

(https://neuromat.numec.prp.usp.br/postdoc/new/). The following documents

information are requested (please see the form for further details):

- Summary of the CV, in the FAPESP format (see http://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,
and so forth.

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:

The candidate should have concluded a doctorate less than seven years
before the beginning of the PD fellowship.

The fellowship demands full-time dedication to the research project (except
under conditions outlined in resolution PR Nº 13/2009, 15 July 2009).

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).


Candidates are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience until
August 16, 2020.

Appointments are expected to start by November 1st, 2020. The initial
period of the position lasts for 12 months, with possible renovations for
up to three 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
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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