Postdoctoral Fellowship in Scientific Divulgation

Sep 19, 2018
Oct 14, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
PhD / Doctoral

The Institute of Chemistry of São Carlos (IQSC) of the University of São Paulo (USP) is offering a post-doctoral fellowship linked to the Thematic Project, entitled "Study and application of electrochemical technology for the analysis and degradation of endocrine interferents: materials, sensors, processes and scientific dissemination" and funded by the Sao Paulo Research Foundation -- FAPESP. Professor Dr. Marcos Lanza is project coordinator. 

The project aims at the production of new materials with electrocatalytic activity and their application in electrochemical analysis sensors and in advanced effluent treatment processes. In addition to the publication of the scientific knowledge through scientific articles, the dissemination of results will also occur through scientific popularization. Through the production of didactical material to improve the teaching of physicochemistry in Basic Education and the realization of interactive expositions open to students and the general population, it is hoped to arouse interest in science, especially among school-age youth. 



The candidate should be involved in the development of research on scientific dissemination and the teaching of physicochemistry in Basic Education (students aged between 10 and 18 years). In this sense, the fellow is expected to be able to delineate research questions and design data collection strategies that allow the development of scientific dissemination and chemical education activities, with publication of the results in national and international journals in the area of Chemical Education. 

Must have immediate availability to reside in São Carlos (São Paulo State) and have completed a doctorate for less than 7 years. 

If selected, the candidate will have a FAPESP post-doctoral fellowship ( in the monthly amount of BRL 7,174.80 (approximately USD 1,700.00) for 24 months, plus a research contingency fund, equivalent to 15% of the annual value of the fellowship which should be spent in items directly related to the research activity. 

The following documents must be attached to the e-mail application: 

1) Curriculum Vitae containing the academic training and publications (maximum of 4 pages). Experience in the areas of Physical Chemistry and Chemical Education must be proven through publications in scientific journals.

2) Letter of the candidate justifying the interest on the vacancy (maximum of 200 words).

3) Work plan of four research proposals related to the topics of scientific dissemination and chemical education of this project containing objective, theoretical reference, data collection instruments and international periodical of interest for submission (maximum of 5 pages).

This opportunity is open to candidates of any nationalities.

More information about the fellowship is at: .

Eligible destination country/ies for fellows: Brazil

Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residence: All

Eligibility of fellows: nationality/ies: All