The Analysis, Evaluation and Risk Management Laboratory (LabRisco) of the Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering Department at the University of São Paulo (PNV-USP), is taking applications for 2 years doctoral and master research position.

The highly motivated candidates should have taken their undergraduate and/or master degree in one of the following areas: Engineering, Computer science or applied mathematics or similar fields. The candidates must be interested in Risk Analysis and Naval engineering. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.
The candidates will work in a project that aims to develop a methodology for calculating the probability of occurrence and duration of blackouts rigs DP (Dynamic Positioning) to support the creation of restriction diagrams. DP rigs restriction diagrams define a safe area for the operation of the rigs indicating minimum distances between DP rig and an obstacle.

Please submit your complete application by November 30th, 2016 (cover letter, CV and 2 recommendation letters) to Prof. Marcelo R. Martins –


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