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Research Positions Available at Vale Institute of Technology

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 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 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 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.

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@itv.org). 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:

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