Postdoc Position in Manaus, Brazil

A public call for filling one Post-Doc position has opened; candidates from all areas of Mathematics are welcome to apply.

Description of the Position

The position is a one-year Post-Doc Position
There is no teaching duty


Growing university and growing mathematics department, with currently 35 full-time professors, regular scientific activities and summer schools
University campus located in a primary forest reserve of 650 hectares
Grants for financing travels to conferences in Brazil
Grants for financing the stay of visiting researchers from Brazil or from abroad

Why Manaus?

City of around 2 million people in the middle of the largest rainforest in the world
City with the third-highest industrial output in Brazil after São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro
The State of Amazonas has 98% of its area (1.5 million km2) covered by primary forest
The surroundings of Manaus have very good conditions for outdoor activities, such as fishing, camping, excursions to waterfalls and river beaches
Geographical location: flight time to Rio de Janeiro is 4 hours and to Miami 5 hours


Salary: Around 1170 EUR per month (net salary) – depending on exchange rate (4100 Brazilian Real).

Cost of Living in Manaus

Expect around 400 EUR for a two-bedroom apartment of around 40m2 in a good area of the city in a block of buildings with a concierge service and amenities such as a swimming pool, a playground, a basketball court and a common event area.

How to apply

Please note that all the relevant information and details of the public call (concurso público) can be found on the following webpage (in Portuguese):

Practical guide to the first stage of the application process in English:

By the application deadline of 29th of July 2016, 23h59m (time of Brasília), the documents listed below have to be sent in a single pdf file to the e-mail address: with the message “PNPD 2016” in the subject line.

Documents that need to be sent:

1) Copy of the PhD diploma in mathematics or certificate of the conclusion of the PhD or of
its defense.

2) Curriculum Vitae (For Brazilians: Curriculum Lattes on the Plataforma Lattes).

3) Research Project in Mathematics.

In case of any questions please contact:

Alexander Steinmetz:
Cicero Mota:

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Job location: 
Manaus - Amazonas
Contact and application information
Friday, July 29, 2016
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