POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP: Computational Methods in Optimization

Our Thematic Project announces two-year pos-doctoral fellowship positions to work either at the Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Scientific Computing, IMECC ( of The University of Campinas, Unicamp (, Campinas, SP, Brazil, or at the Institute of Mathematics ans Statistics, IME ( of the University of Sao Paulo, USP (, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil.

The investigative themes include parameter estimation of real models; research related with energy (generation, sustainable systems, electricity markets); convex optimization and extensions to data science; sequential optimality conditions, and methods for Nash equilibrium.

The candidate must have a PhD in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, or in a related field. The candidate must have finished the PhD less than seven years before the beginning of the PD fellowship. The candidate should demonstrate a solid background in nonlinear optimization. Experience in programming is highly desirable. The candidate is expected to interact with other members of the project including, masters and PhD students, and professors of the team.

The post-doctoral fellowship includes a monthly stipend of R$ 7.373,10 (about USD 1,400 – enough for the comfortable maintenance of a single person in Campinas or Sao Paulo), access to the health-care system of Unicamp, and research contingency funds (15% of the annual value of the fellowship, each year). For more details, check out FAPESPís webpage

To apply, the candidate must send the following documents by email until March 30, 2021:

  • Curriculum vitae with a list of publications, and previous experience;
  • Two recommendation letters, being one preferably from a previous supervisor ((those can be sent directly to by the recommenders);
  • A motivation letter for the application, indicating the desired university.

All documents must be sent to Prof. Sandra A. Santos at, using ‘pos doc application’ as the subject.