The Department of Science and Technology Policy (DPCT) ( of the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) offers a post-doctoral fellowship in Evaluation of Science, Technology and Innovation policies and programs (STI). This post-doctoral position is attached to the São Paulo Excellence Chair (SPEC) ( project established at DPCT, funded by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) ( This is a full-time position for 1+1year.

The post-doctoral researcher will conduct research on the development and application of concepts and methods of impact evaluation of programs and policies related to STI. Methodologies must focus both on ex-post and on ex-ante approaches with a perspective of building complete cycle evaluations linking ex-ante and ex-post under systematic evaluation processes. The researcher is expected to work on qualitative and quantitative methods applying counterfactuals of different natures. Three axes must be developed: a) evaluations based on secondary data, both on structured and non-structured database, including Big Data and text analytics; b) evaluations based on primary data directly and indirectly collected from stakeholders, either through web questionnaires or direct interviews; and c) evaluations based on the combination of previous axes. Finally, researcher is supposed to have basic skills in Statistics.

The position implies collaboration with Professor Sergio Salles-Filho (UNICAMP, Brazil) and Professor Nicholas Vonortas (The George Washington University, USA; and UNICAMP, Brazil).

Duties include carrying out research on grants/contracts, theory development, data collection and analysis around the world and the applications to concrete policies and programs, authoring and co-authoring papers and reports, publishing in the peer-reviewed literature, participating in seminars and working groups, and collaborating on research grant/contract applications. They also include assistance in organizing seminars and related events.

Importantly, the post-doctoral researcher will have to support administrators of the SPEC project at DPCT. This project deals with various aspects of technology and innovation policies and includes at its core the faculty members mentioned above.

Minimal requirements: a doctoral degree in business management, economics, sociology, public administration, engineering or other relevant subject area. Strong background in the socio-economic aspects of technological advancement and innovation and in STI policy is highly desirable. Candidates must have less than five years since they got their PhD degrees. A demonstrated record of individual initiative in research, and strong analytical skills is desirable.

The remuneration package is set in accordance with FAPESP’s standards ( and includes benefits and relocation expenditures.

This round of applications is open until May 2nd, 2017. Decisions will be made by mid-May 2017.

Interested parties are encouraged to communicate with the program. They can reach Professor Vonortas by email ( or telephone at +1-202-378-6230; and Professor Salles-Filho ( +55 19 997658979).

Applications should be done electronically through the program’s website (see form bellow) or directly to Professors Vonortas and Salles-Filho. Applications must include cover letter, current curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, names of three references, and a concise description of proposed research under the fellowship.

DPCT is located on the main campus of UNICAMP in the heart of the city of Campinas, State of São Paulo, Brazil. Campinas is about 93 kilometers northwest of the city of São Paulo. The working language of the postdoctoral position is English. Knowledge of at least basic Portuguese is desirable but not required.