Oferta de Posdoc

Criminality, Insecurity, and Legitimacy: a transdisciplinary approach

The thematic project Criminality, Insecurity, and Legitimacy: a transdisciplinary approach opens a post-doctoral research position for researchers interested in collaborating in the interface between social sciences and data science, investigating problems related to criminality, impunity, and legitimacy of the justice system institutions.

The project, funded by Fapesp (Sao Paulo State Research Funding Agency), aims at advancing state-of-the-art research in crime data analysis, being a collaboration between the Institute of Mathematical and Computer Sciences – ICMC/USP, the Center for the Study of Violence – NEV/USP, Unesp, and UFAL, Brazil.  The post-doc will interact with members of those institutions, but s/he will be hosted in São Carlos/SP, Brazil.

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow! Curiosity, open mind, creativity, persistence, and collaborative work capability are the key personal skills we target. A Ph.D. in computer science, applied mathematics, or related fields is required, with demonstrated experience and high-quality publications. Candidates should have advanced programming skills and a solid background in data science and machine learning techniques. Candidates must have obtained their Ph.D. in the last 7 years.

Portuguese speaking is not required, but fluency in English is mandatory.

São Paulo Research Foundation provides financial support with a monthly fee (fellowship) of R$ 9,047.40 (about U$ 1,870.00). Financial support can also be provided to cover transportation expenses to move to São Carlos – Brazil. An extra grant to cover participation in highly relevant conferences, research trips (limited to 15% of the annual amount of the fellowship), computers, and research-related equipment is also provided. The position is initially for one year, but it can be extended to an extra year.

*** Application ***

Applicants are encouraged to submit their application, consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including their full publication record), as well as reference letters (at least two) by email to Dr. Luis Gustavo Nonato – – (PDF files only) by September 30th, 2023.

Contract Condition:

Grant from FAPESP under the Research in eScience and Data Science (

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