New postdoc position in cosmology at USP

Post-doc in large-scale structure with quasars at the University of Sao Paulo


We invite applications for a post-doctoral position to work on cosmology with quasars. We seek post-doctoral researchers to work on structure formation with multiple tracers, in particular quasars. Preference will be given to candidates with interest and/or experience in quasar cosmology, large-scale structure, machine learning, survey target selection, numerical tools (simulations and mocks) and the halo-galaxy connection. Successful applicants will work in close collaboration with Raul Abramo (USP), and will be able to join a number of international consortia such as J-PAS, WEAVE-QSO, S-PLUS and PFS.


This 2+1 year position is funded by a FAPESP grant, with salaries of R$ 9,047 / EUR 1,600 (EUR 3,600 during the months spent abroad), all tax free. The starting date is negotiable, with a preference for the second half of 2024. The fellowship includes travel funds as well as the possibility of extended periods to be spent with collaborators at partner institutions in Europe.


About the University of São Paulo


USP is the top university in Latin America, and is the main center for astrophysics and cosmology in Brazil. Both the Physics and the Astronomy Departments host research groups working on a wide range of topics including cosmology, large-scale structure, advanced statistical methods and galaxy evolution, who participate in several international surveys and collaborations.


Application details


Candidates should submit a brief summary of previous research, a statement of research interests, a CV with a list of publications, as well as 1-3 letters of recommendation, to be sent to . Applications will be reviewed starting on Feb 19th, and the position will remain open until filled.