Young Investigators Awards in higher education and research institutions

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and The Max Planck Society (MPS) intend to establish three independent

Max Planck Tandem Groups – Young Investigators Awards in higher education and research institutions in the state of São Paulo, Brazil

We are seeking candidates for the position of the Principal investigator (PI), with the title of Max Planck Tandem Group Leader (MPTGL) - Young Investigator Award PI (YIA-PI). The candidates must be at the beginning of a promising scientific career with at least two years of demonstrated postdoctoral experience with outstanding results in internationally competitive research groups outside Brazil.

The candidates must be highly motivated to develop and carry out a competitive research program associated to a higher education or research institution in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. The research activities are expected to generate high-impact ideas, communicated in international scientific publications. The PI will have support to hire postdocs and graduate and undergraduate students. Every PI will work in close collaboration with colleagues at a corresponding Max Planck Institute.

The three positions are open to candidates of any nationality. For candidates who do not have a position in a higher education or research institution in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, a fellowship can be awarded by FAPESP as part of the grant, at a competitive value according to local and international standards. The support offered includes funds for research equipment, consumables, supplies and fellowships for students and post-docs. The successful candidates will be appointed initially for 5 years with the possibility of one-year extension following an outstanding independent external evaluation. In the last 20 years, a large fraction of the PIs in FAPESP’s Young Investigator Awards obtained permanente positions in a higher education or research institution in the state of São Paulo, Brazil.

Deadline for submission is SEPTEMBER 19, 2018. Short-listed candidates will be invited to a selection symposium to be held in São Paulo, Brazil, on March 2019, in which they will have the opportunity to present their research  proposal. The planned starting date for the grants is June, 2019.

For further information, see www.fapesp.br/en/11812.