[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Research fellowships at Vale Institute of Technology, Brazil

Gustavo Pessin pessin at gmail.com
Fri Apr 4 07:48:42 PDT 2014

Vale Institute of Technology (ITV) is a recently established Brazilian
multidisciplinary research institution focused on science, technology and
innovation with particular emphasis on the exploration of natural
resources, mining, habitat conservation and sustainable development. ITV is
a non-profit research and postgraduate teaching institution funded by Vale.
Vale is one of the world’s main mining companies present in all 5
continents. At ITV we are passionate about creating long-term value and we
are committed with leveraging the interaction between company, universities
and governmental entities. The research facilities of ITV are located in
Belém (Pará) and in Ouro Preto (Minas Gerais). The location of the
candidate will be defined based upon his/her expertise and the ongoing

We have six (6) research fellowships available for young talented
researchers for a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 24 months. These
fellowships are offered within the Young Talents Program (Atração de Jovens
Talentos), granted by the National Counsel of Technological and Scientific
Development in Brazil (CNPq). Benefits include: R$ 7.000,00 (about US$
3.500,00) per month for living expenses and a one time accommodation aid in
the same amount. No taxes are charged. Fellows will work on research
projects related to big data, software engineering, robotics and other
information technology aspects.

Applicants should have experience in developing computational solutions and
the ability to conduct independent research. In addition, applicants must
be proficient in spoken and written English, and have excellent
communication skills. A strong track record of publications, working
experience within multidisciplinary teams or in the mining industry, and
experience in attracting external funding are a plus. Positions are now
open in the following areas:
- Big Data / Data mining / Machine Learning;
- Bioinformatics / Biostatistics / Metagenomics;
- Distributed Systems / Middleware;
- Human Computer Interaction / Computer-Supported Collaborative Work;
- Image Processing / Pattern Recognition / Signal Processing;
- Information Visualization;
- Natural Language Processing;
- Optimization;
- Robotics;
- Software Engineering; and
- Ubiquitous Computing, Sensors, Sensor Networks.

The ideal candidate should have a Ph.D. or an equivalent degree in one of
the following areas: Automation Engineering, Biotechnology, Computer
Science, Electrical Engineering, or Telecommunications. Prospective
candidates who do not strictly meet these requirements are also encouraged
to apply and will be considered. We are particularly but not exclusively
interested in Brazilian researchers currently living abroad and who are
willing to return to Brazil.

We also have several DTI-TIC at the D level positions (R$ 3.500 per month)
available.  In this case, CNPq requires the following: "Profissionais de
qualquer área do conhecimento,mestre, graduado ou profissional com nível
equivalente ao de técnico, com experiência profissional mínima
comprovada de 1, 4 e 6 anos respectivamente, em atividades de
desenvolvimento de software e sistemas informáticos ou em atividades
ligadas ao processo de inovação à que se propõe o projeto submetido ao

Application Procedure:
Candidates are requested to submit their applications via email. To apply,
please submit your CV and a cover letter to: Cleidson de Souza (
cleidson.desouza at acm.org) or Gustavo Pessin (pessin at gmail.com). Screening
will start immediately and continue until positions are filled.

Additional Information:
Learn more about the ITV and Vale at:

More information about Belém and Ouro Preto can be found at:

Gustavo Pessin
Assistant Researcher, Vale Institute of Technology (ITV)
Collaborator Researcher, Federal University of Pará (PPGCC/UFPA)
Rua Boaventura da Silva, 955
66055-090 - Belém, Pará, Brasil
Phone: +55 91 3213-5573
Email: gustavo.pessin at itv.org

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