[Infovis] Research positions available at the Vale Institute of Technology in Brazil

Cleidson de Souza cleidson at cdesouza.net
Thu Jun 12 20:09:41 CEST 2014

Research positions available at the Vale Institute of Technology in Brazil

The Vale Institute of Technology (ITV) is a recently established Brazilian
multidisciplinary research institution focused on science, technology and
innovation with particular emphasis on the usage 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 researchfacilities 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 projects.

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 an one time accommodation aid in the same
amount. No taxes are charged. Fellows will work on research projects
related to information visualization, machine learning / big data, software
engineering, robotics and other information technology aspects. We also
have other fellowships with different values depending on the candidate’s


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:

- Information Visualization;

- Visual Analytics

- Big Data / Data mining / Machine Learning;

- Computer-Supported Collaborative Work;

- Human Computer Interaction;

- Image Processing / Pattern Recognition / Signal Processing; and

- Ubiquitous Computing, Sensors, Sensor Networks.

The ideal candidate should have a Ph.D. in one of the following areas:
Automation Engineering, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Electrical
Engineering, Information Sciences, or Telecommunications. Prospective
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.

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.de.souza at itv.org OR cleidson.desouza at acm.org) . Screening will
start immediately and continue until positions are filled.

Additional Information:

Learn more about the ITV and Vale at:

- http://www.vale.com/EN/aboutvale/initiatives/itv/Pages/default.aspx

- http://www.vale.com/EN/Pages/Default.aspx

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

- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belém

- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ouro_Preto

For further information regarding these positions, please contact Dr.
Cleidson de Souza (cleidson.de.souza at itv.org OR cleidson.desouza at acm.org)

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