Instituto de Matematica Pura e Aplicada

Position ID: IMPA-PS [#20108]
Position Title: Project Scientist
Position Location: Rio De Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 22460-320, Brazil [map]
Application Deadline: 2022/06/30 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/06/02, listed until 2022/06/30)
Position Description:    

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The Instituto de Matemática Pura e Aplicada (IMPA) invites applications for the position of project scientist at the institute’s Center for Projects and Innovation (Centro Pi). Centro Pi was established as a hub for mathematical, computational and statistical projects involving IMPA's researchers and students and its partners in government and industry. Its overarching goals include accelerating knowledge transfer to the public and private sectors; producing technical and scientific advances inspired by interactions with our external partners; and providing educational opportunities for our students.

The newly created career of project scientist is a permanent, non-tenure-track position expected to play a pivotal role in the activities of Centro Pi. The main contributions of project scientists to the Centro Pi’s activities are:

a) strategically attracting research opportunities and securing external funding to support Centro Pi's mission; b) coordinating and executing projects with external partners in the general area of mathematical sciences; c) supervising students as a part of project activities.

Project scientists are expected to contribute in other ways, which may include writing technical reports and papers; advising students and teaching regular academic courses at the MSc and PhD level, possibly in coordination with industrial projects' goals; and taking part in academic seminars.

The position’s yearly base salary ranges from BRL 140,556.84 to BRL 192,500.40 (before taxes), to be supplemented with funds from projects carried out at Centro Pi, up to a maximum yearly total ranging from BRL 421,670.64 to BRL 471,519,84 (before taxes).


Candidates must have a doctoral degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Data Science, Operations Research, Computer Science or a related area with a strong mathematical component.

The following qualifications are strongly desired: • A track record of high-quality research, commensurate with the years of professional experience. • Ability to lead and manage complex projects. Previous experience with industrial or large open-source projects is a plus. • Knowledge of and experience in collaborative computer programming. Experience with numerical and statistical software. • Interpersonal and communication skills, as well as the willingness to work with multiple researchers, students and industry professionals.

Submission Process

Applications for this position require the following items: • cover letter; • curriculum vitae; • a statement describing your research and project interests. If applicable, please include a list with the applicant’s publications and information about previous scientific and industrial projects (with links to papers and public code repositories, if available); • the names and contact emails of three reference writers that are familiar with the applicant’s work. If possible, at least one of the reference writers should come from industry and one from academia.

The deadline for applications is June 30, 2022. Results will be announced no later than August 30, 2022. We expect the selected applicant to start his/her activities at IMPA at any time from September to December 2022.

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