Postdoctoral Position 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 April 1st, 2020.  

We are looking for young talents do develop innovative research in Statistics and Data Science. Individuals with applied and methodological interests in computational statistics, statistical learning, high dimensional statistics and statistics in large/massive/complex data are particularly invited to apply.  Research proposals with intersections with the research agenda of other members of the department will be given priority.

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 may be required.

The successful candidate is expected to hold a Ph.D. in statistics, or a related discipline, by the time of the appointment. We expect the applicant to have an expanding track of publications and a strong potential of publishing in top ranked journals. The successful candidate will also possess excellent communication and presentation skills. 

About us
Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) is a distinguished and internationally renowned Brazilian higher-learning institution dedicated to the intellectual development of the nation. The School of Applied Mathematics (EMAp) located in Rio de Janeiro, has as its main goals to contribute with the effort of FGV towards innovation through the use of Mathematics in its numerous areas of application, especially the Applied Social Sciences.

We are a growing department that aspires to be top ranked in Latin America and world-wide. The School of Applied Mathematics currently offers Ph.D., M.Sc., and undergraduate degrees in applied mathematics and, starting next year, Data Science. We also have an ongoing Postdoctoral Fellowship program. In 2020 a research center for Data Science will be created boosting investigation in the area.

Academics with appropriate qualifications are kindly invited to send their applications electronically to, including:

  1. Cover letter which describes your experience, interests and suitability for the position;
  2. curriculum vitae; and
  3. research statement and plan.

The applicant should also provide at least two reference letters, addressing your research qualifications and accomplishments, to be sent directly to the hiring committee.

Applications (including reference letters) received by August 30, 2019 will receive full consideration. Selected individuals will be contacted for interview by September 23, 2019.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Profs. Eduardo Mendes ( or Rodrigo Targino ( 

Salary and Benefits
This position is a 24 months fixed term contract with possibility of extending it for another 12 months. We offer an internationally competitive salary, ranging from R$ 10,000 to R$ 14,000 monthly, tax free, depending on previous experience and accomplishments. 

Further considerations
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.