Post-doctoral research grant (BPD) at the Physics department of Aveiro University, Portugal



Post-doctoral research grant (BPD) at the Physics department of Aveiro University

A call for applications for a post-doctoral research grant (BPD) is open from 24 January to 6 February 2013.


The grant will be attributed within the research project "Numerical Relativity and Phenomenology for the LHC", PTDC/FIS/116625/2010, funded by FCT/MCTES (PIDDAC) and co-funded by the European Fund for Regional Development (FEDER) through COMPETE.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in the area of Relativistic Gravity, and experience/relevant CV in black hole physics (exact solutions, perturbative aspects, gravitational radiation, numerical relativity, black holes in string theory or alternative theories of gravity).

The work will be carried out at the Physics department of Aveiro University, within the relativistic gravity/HEP group at Gr@v, which is composed by seven researchers with a Ph.D. and various graduate students. This group has close connections to other groups in Portugal, in particular at IST-Lisbon, as well as abroad, and currently coordinates an international network in Numerical Relativity and High Energy Physics.

The grant will be for a period of twelve months, starting on March 1st 2013 (or later) and may be eventually renewed for another nine months.

The successful candidate will be paid €1495/month, cf. the FCT value for these grants.

Applicants will be evaluated by their CV, work proposal and two recommendation letters. An interview may be required as well, in case the jury finds it necessary. The CV+work proposal (letters/interview) will be given a relative weight of 80% (20%) in the evaluation.

The juri will be composed by: Prof. Carlos Herdeiro and Prof. Alexandre Correia (Physics Department, Aveiro University) and Prof. Vitor Cardoso (Physics Department, Instituto Superior Técnico).

The results will be announced by email to the candidates during the second half of February 2013, as well as posted in the Physics Department, Aveiro University.

Candidates should formalise their application by sending:
- Cover letter;
- Curriculum Vitae with publications;
- Copy of Ph.D. certificate;
- Two recommendation letters;
by electronic mail to Prof. Carlos Herdeiro (, with Cc to, with subject "Application to a post-doctoral grant within the project PTDC/FIS/116625/2010".

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