[NotiAMCA] Post-Doc Research Grant - “Interior point a lgorithm for nonli near optimization”
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Post-Doc Research Grant
“Interior point algorithm for nonlinear optimization”
Call open for applications for a Post Doc research scholarship within the framework of
the project entitled « Numerical methods for nonlinear optimization involving partial
differential equations and free boundary ». supported by the Brazilian Research Program
« Ciência Sem Fronteiras » (Science Without Borders) of CNPq, the Brazilian Research
Duration and Environment: The appointment will be for 12 months, starting before June
2014. The work will be carried out at the facilities of the « Optimize » laboratory of
COPPE at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil. The project leaders
are the Professor Jose Herskovits, COPPE Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
and Professor Jean Rodolphe Roche from the Lorraine University, France.
Academic Requirements: Prospective applicants should posses a PhD degree in
Optimization, Numerical Analysis, Mechanical Engineering, Applied Mathematics,
Computational Mechanics or related areas, obtained up to 7 years before the
implementation of the scholarships, with a solid background in optimization, numerical
analysis. Knowledge in solid mechanics will be appreciated.
Activity Outline: The postdoctoral fellow will work on new algorithms for nonlinear
optimization. The academic work involves theoretical and computational aspects of the
proposed numerical optimization method. Applications will concern, shape optimization,
structural topology optimization and free material problems. Practical aspects will
concern the resolution of large-scale problem derived from partial differential
The work of the postdoc will be developed in close collaboration of the project,
Professor Jose Herskovits, the visiting researcher, Professor Jean R. Roche and the PhD.
Students of the team.
Monthly scholarship from CNPq: BR$ 4100.00 (Brazilian Reais, 1 BR$ = 2.3 US$ on )
Additional monthly scholarship from COPPE/UFRJ: BR$ 1200.00
Monthly grant for research from CNPq: BR$ 400.00
Travel expenses will be covered by the CNPq.
Documents Required: Applications should clearly include; i) Application letter, i)
Curriculum Vitae, iii) Copy of identity card or passport, iv) Academic degree
certificate(s) including PhD certificate, v) list of publications, vi) Contact
information of three professional references (full postal and electronic addresses).
Timeframe of the call: The call is open until the place is filled, but the first
deadline for applications is 31th August 2013.
Applications should preferably be sent by email to:
Mechanical Engineering Program-COPPE
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
PO Box 68503 CEP 21945-970,
CT, Cidade Universitária,
Ilha do Fundão, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Jean R. Roche
Institut Elie Cartan de Lorraine
Universite de Lorraine
54506, Vandoeuvre les Nancy, France
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