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Unique identifier: 318cb164-5c7b-4a8d-b1e9-48f27b479315

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


Job/Fellowship Reference: C2008-UL-CFTC-2

Main research field: Physics

Sub research field: Dynamics of Complex Evolutionary Processes

Job summary:

Analytic and numerical study of stochastic evolutionary processes on complex networks.

Job description:

Universidade de Lisboa   |   University of Lisbon

The successful candidate will be expected to integrate and strengthen the ATP-group at the Center of Theoretical and Computational Physics at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon.   

The research will primarily involve the analytical and numerical study of evolutionary processes. Priority will be given to the study of the evolutionary dynamics of cooperation on complex networks (using evolutionary game theory), the somatic evolution of cancer and cancer treatment, the evolution of the neuro-architecture of decision making, and the evolution, development and repair of living tissue.


A solid mathematical background, combined with computational experience will be favored, and a background in the evolutionary dynamics of complex systems is a plus.


The position is available for a period of five years during which the successful candidate is expected to establish an independent research project in CFTC, and to contribute to the postgraduate training programmes of the UL, including the supervision of PhD students.

Qualifications: The candidate must have a PhD degree in Natural or Social Sciences, and at least 3 years of relevant post-doctoral experience and scientific production at a post-doctoral level. In exceptional cases, duly justified, FCT may consider accepting applicants with less than 3 years of post-doctoral experience.

Host institution: Centro de Fisica Teorica e Computacional (CFTC)

Documents required with application:

·         CV  (in electronic format, pdf)

·         letter of motivation (in electronic form, pdf)

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

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


Theresa Ferreira
Centro de Fisica Teorica e Computacional

Complexo Interdisciplinar
Prof. Gama Pinto, 2,

1649-003 Lisboa
email: theresa@cii.fc.ul.pt
website: http://cftc.cii.fc.ul.pt


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 of Lisbon, please consult

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

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 degree in Natural or Social Sciences
Degree field: Not available
4. Línguas exigidas
4. Required languages

Language: English
Priority: Normal
Reading: Good
Writing: Good
Comprehension: Good
Conversation: Good
5. Experiência exigida em investigação
5. Required research experience

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