Post-doctoral researcher in Reservoir Engineering – Production Optimization

Updated: 11 months ago
Deadline: 26 Oct 2019

Opportunities at the Energy Production Innovation Center 

The Energy Production Innovation Center (EPIC) has opened a call for applicants for fellowship opportunities funded by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) in the area of Reservoir Engineering – Production Optimization.

The EPIC is supported by FAPESP and Equinor Brasil Energia and is located in the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil. It aims to find innovative solutions for production optimization, including increased efficiency for the recovery of the petroleum resources and the management of the water and gas produced during the exploitation activities. The Center involves professors and researchers from the Center for Petroleum Studies (CEPETRO/UNICAMP), the School of Mechanical Engineering (FEM/UNICAMP), the School of Technology (FT/UNICAMP), the Institute of Computing (IC/UNICAMP), the Institute of Geosciences (IG/UNICAMP), the School of Civil Engineering (FEC/UNICAMP), and the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (POLI/USP). 

Currently, the ERC-RPM has the following fellowship opportunities:

VACANCY (code): Post-doctoral (RL1_WP30_PD6)

PROFESSORS: Prof. Denis Schiozer – FEM/UNICAMP & Prof. Marcio Sampaio – POLI/USP

THEME: Optimization of Improved Oil Recovery in Carbonates through LS-WAG-CO2 Flooding Using Proxy Models

REQUIREMENTS: PhD degree in engineering or relevant areas. Knowledge in reservoir engineering and numerical reservoir simulation is advantageous.

The applicants must send the following documents by e-mail to Prof. Denis Schiozer (, Prof. Marcio Sampaio ( and to Susana Santos ( (please inform the vacancy code in the subject):

1) Resume and full academic records, including the GPA;

2) A motivation letter, written in English, explaining the interest in the vacancy (please inform the vacancy code) and your motivation for joining the research center;

3) Two letters of recommendation.

4) List of scientific publications, Master and PhD Thesis.

An interview will be scheduled after the analysis of the applicant’s documentation.


•All vacancies require fluency in English. 

•All vacancies are full-time research opportunities. 

•The post-doctoral fellowship includes a monthly stipend of R$ 7,373.10 (around USD 1,900 or EURO 1,700), access to the health-care system of Unicamp, and research contingency funds (15% of the annual value of the fellowship, each year)

•For more details on the candidate’s requirements, check out Fapesp’s webpage 

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