Postdoctoral positions at ICTP-SAIFR

The ICTP South American Institute for Fundamental Research (ICTP-SAIFR), located at the campus of the Instituto de Física Teórica (IFT-UNESP) in Sao Paulo, announces the opening of  1 FAPESP postdoctoral position to begin in 2022 in the area of quantum field theory/string theory. The fellowship is part of the “São Paulo Excellence Chair” FAPESP Program and the physicist Pedro Vieira is the main researcher of this project.

The IFT-UNESP has a strong string theory group with further faculty Nathan Berkovits, Horatiu Nastase and Andrei Mikhailov whom the candidate will be welcome to interact with, and the neighbouring university USP also has a very strong quantum fields and string community, making Sao Paulo a vibrant research location in such topics.

The FAPESP postdoctoral fellowships pay an annual tax-free salary of 88,500 Brazilian reais as well as moving costs and 13,275 Brazilian reais/year for travel and research expenses. The selected candidate must reside in Sao Paulo for the duration of the fellowship. Postdocs will also receive ICTP-SAIFR funds to invite visitors and organize events as soon as in-person activities are allowed.

Review of applications will begin in January 2022 and will continue until the position has been filled. Although there is no strict deadline, applications before December 31, 2021 are strongly recommended for positions to begin in 2022.

Candidates can apply by filling out the online application form available at