Post-doctoral position in Cosmology in FFCUL (Ref: EXPL/FIS-AST/1608/2013)



Post-doctoral position in Cosmology in FFCUL

Ref: EXPL/FIS-AST/1608/2013


One Post-Doctoral Fellowship is open at the Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, for the project, Cosmological Tests of Gravity, EXPL/FIS-AST/1608/2013, financed by national funds by FCT / MEC (PIDDAC) under the programme Exploratory Research Projects, under the following conditions:


Scientific Area: Physics, Theoretical Cosmology.


Requirements for admission: PhD at the date of appointment.


Work plan: Investigation of a general class of scalar-tensor models both analytically and numerically with the aim of better understanding the current acceleration of the Universe.


Legislation framework: A fellowship contract will be celebrated according to the regulations defined by FCT "Regulations for Advanced Training and Qualification of Human Resources", in accordance with Law 40/2004, of 18 August, as amended and republished by Decree-Law No. 202/2012 of 27 August, and as amended by Decree-Law No. 233/2012 of 29 October and by Law No. 12/2013, of January 29, and Decree-Law No. 89/2013 of 9 July. And also by the FCT, I.P. Fellowships Regulation of 2013 approved by Regulation No. 234/2012, of June 25, as amended by Regulation No 326/2013 of 27 August 2013, in force (


Place of work: The work will be developed at the Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics of the University of Lisbon under the scientific guidance of Dr Nelson Nunes.


Fellowship duration: This position is initially opened for 6 months and will begin on April 2014. The grant contract may be renewed to 6 months more or eventually until the end date of the project, in accordance with the provisions of Regulation of Research Fellowships from the Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P. - 2013.


Monthly allowance: The fellowship amounts to EUR1495 per month according to table values of the scholarships awarded directly by the FCT, IP. ( The grant holder will have a personal accident insurance and, if not covered by any social protection scheme can ensure the right to social security through adherence to the voluntary social insurance scheme, pursuant to Código dos Regimes Contributivos do Sistema Previdencial de Segurança Social. The scholarships will be paid monthly by bank transfer.


Selection method: Candidates will be assessed by the quality of their CV (80%) and teleconference interview (20%).


Selection Committee: Nelson Nunes (president), Francisco Lobo and José Pedro Mimoso.


Publication/notification of results: The final results of the evaluation will become public, through alphabetically ordered list which will be posted at the entrance hall of the Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, located at the Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, C1 bdg -- 3rd floor, Campo Grande, 1749-016 Lisboa, and the selected candidate will be notified by email.


Deadlines: This call for applications is open from 24th February to 7th March 2014.


Application: Applications may be sent via e-mail to Nelson Nunes (, by attaching the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae and Motivation letter.
  • The candidates must also provide the contact of two referees.


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