Postdoctoral fellowship in Statistics

The School of Applied Mathematics at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV EMAp) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, invites applications for one postdoctoral fellowship in Statistics beginning no later than March 2024.

We are looking for early-career researchers to develop innovative research in Statistics. Priority will be given to candidates whose research interests intersect with the research agenda of other members of the department.

The successful candidate is expected to develop collaborative research within the department, supporting our ongoing expansion in the area. It is also expected the post holder will collaborate with the members of the group on the application process for external funding. Light teaching duty on Statistics courses will be required during one of the periods March to June or August to November.

The post holder will be paid R$12,000.00 tax-free per month. This position is a 24 months fixed term contract with possibility of extending it for another 12 months.



The successful candidate is expected to hold a Ph.D. in Statistics or a related discipline, by the time of the appointment. The Ph.D. must have been obtained after March 31st, 2017*. We expect the applicant to have an expanding track of publications and a strong potential of publishing in top-ranked Statistics journals. The successful candidate will also possess excellent communication and presentation skills.

FGV EMAp is committed to principles of diversity and equal opportunity; in particular, female candidates are encouraged to apply.

* To female candidates that have children, the date from Ph.D. is extended in one year per child.



Applicants should send their applications to: including:

  1. cover letter describing their experience, interests, and suitability for the position;
  2. curriculum vitae;
  3. a list of academic articles showcasing the applicant’s research.

Applicants should also provide at least two reference letters to be sent directly by the referees to before the deadline.

Applications received by August 7, 2023, will receive full consideration. Selected individuals will be contacted for an interview by August 14, 2023. Interviews will be scheduled starting from August 21, 2023.

Further enquiries should be sent to Prof. César Camacho, Head of the School, by email


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About us The Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), founded in 1944 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is recognized as one of the 6 most important think tanks in the world and one of the best institutions of higher learning. FGV is consistently ranked as the best institution in South and Central America and the 10th leading institution in the world for the production of applied research with impact on the implementation of public policies; and the 5th in the world in the area of social policies.

The School of Applied Mathematics at FGV is a growing department that aspires to be top ranked worldwide. It currently offers undergraduate, M.Sc. and PhD degrees in Applied Mathematics and Data Science. International collaborations and joint research projects are currently ongoing with several research institutions in Europe and North America. FGV is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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