String Theory

For Post-Docs

If you are interested in applying for a post-doctoral research position in our group, please pay attention to the following information and deadlines. There are two possible application procedures to consider: applying for a CAMGSD post-doc position, and/or applying for a FCT (Portuguese Science Foundation) post-doc position. Both procedure and deadlines are distinct.

CAMGSD Post-Docs:

More detailed information may be found here. There are usually few positions available each year, in all areas relevant to the scientific interests of the CAMGSD faculty. Deadlines for application are typically around December/January, but consult the aforementioned link for precise data. If you decide to apply to one of these positions, please let us know.

FCT Post-Docs:

The Portuguese Science Foundation opens applications for individual post-doctoral fellowships in all areas roughly every summer, and applicants must apply together with a research advisor and a research group (these fellowships are in all respects equivalent to the CAMGSD post-doc positions). If you are interested in applying for this fellowship, the first step consists in sending an email with a CV and a Research Statement to the member of the String Theory and Mathematical Physics group with whom you would like to appy.

If we decide to apply with you, the complete procedure is described in the FCT web-page, in particular the Fellowships and Grants section, where you should pay attention to the BPD (Post-Doctoral Grant) fellowship. One advantage of this fellowship, as compared to the CAMGSD position, is that we usually renew it with the applicant for up to 3 years rather than just the 2 years of the CAMGSD position. The one disadvantage is that the deadline for application is typically between May and September, with evaluations on two cycles: one after June and the other after September, with results coming out typically a couple of months later, but consult the aforementioned links for the precise data. Positions may then start in either October or January, correspondingly, at the earliest. Although this is a rather inconvenient deadline, do notice that we have been mostly successfull with these applications in the past.