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Unique identifier: 50b9604b-2383-4746-9b77-6fc19d020a39

1. Descrição do cargo/posição/bolsa
1. Job description


Job/Fellowship Reference: C2008-UL-CFTC-1

Main research field: Physics

Sub research field: Nonlinear phenomena in classical and quantum physical systems

Job summary:

Theoretical studies of emergence, stability and evolution of coherent structures in degenerate gasses and/or in nonlinear optical systems.

Job description:

Universidade de Lisboa   |   University of Lisbon



The successful candidate will be expected to integrate the group of Nonlinear Dynamics and Waves at the Center of Theoretical and Computational Physics at the Faculty of Sciences of the University. The research will be carried out in one or few of the following areas: solitons and nonlinear wave phenomena, emergence of nonlinear coherent structures and their stability, and dynamics of discrete systems. The main physical applications must be devoted to the meanfield and quantum theories of ultra-cold atomic gasses, to Bose-Einstein condensates in solid states, or to the theory of optical systems including formations of dissipative patterns and light manipulation in periodic system. of Lisbon


In addition to the requirement of a strong background in theoretical physics, the successful candidate is expected to show experience in numerical methods as well as deep knowledge of mathematical methods of the nonlinear physics.


The position is available for a period of five years during which the successful candidate is expected to establish an independent research project and to contribute to post-graduate and to master training programs of the University, including in the supervision of PhD and master students. It is expected that the successful candidate will be capable to attract financing for national and international scientific projects and to lead them. of Lisbon

Qualifications: The candidate must have a PhD degree in Physics, or equivalent experience, and at least 3 years of relevant post-doctoral experience and scientific production. 

Host institution: Centro de Fisica Teorica e Computacional (

Documents required with application:


- CV  (in the electronic format)

- letter of motivation (in the electronic format)

- outline of the proposed scientific project/program to develop during the 5 year period (in the electronic format)

- three letters of reference must be send directly to the Contact Information indicated below

- a copy of the PhD diploma/certificate (will be required for the successful candidate)



Theresa Ferreira
Centro de Fisica Teorica e Computacional

Complexo Interdisciplinar
Av. Prof. Gama Pinto, 2,

1649-003 Lisboa


Please refer to job reference in all application materials.


Application deadline: 10 September 2008


5-year position, base salary: 43k€ (annual)


Candidates should have a minimum of 3 years postdoctoral research experience. In exceptional cases, duly justified, FCT may consider accepting applicants with less than 3 years of post-doctoral experience.

The jury reserves the right not to fulfil the posts in the absence of qualified applications.


Please note: The funding for this call and the final appointment of these positions are dependent on the approval from Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia of the pre-selected candidates proposed by the University. of Lisbon


For more job opportunities in the University, please consult of Lisbon

CIÊNCIA 2008/PostDoctoral positions www.ul.pt

Vacant posts: 1

Type of contract: Contrato a termo certo

Job country: Portugal

Job city: Lisboa

Job company/institute: Centro de Fisica Teorica e Computacional, Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL)

Application deadline: 10 Setembro 2008
(The Application's deadline must be confirmed on the Job Description)

2. Dados de contactos da organização
2. Organization contact data

Organization/institute: Centro de Fisica Teorica e Computacional

Complexo Interdisciplinar, Av. Prof. Gama Pinto, 2,
Lisboa - 1649-003 Lisboa

Email: theresa@cii.fc.ul.pt

Website: http://cftc.cii.fc.ul.pt

3. Habilitações académicas
3. Required education Level

Degree: PhD in Physics or equivalent
Degree field: Physics
4. Línguas exigidas
4. Required languages

5. Experiência exigida em investigação
5. Required research experience

Main Research Field: Physics
Research Sub-Field: Mathematical physics
Years of Research Experience: 3 years