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Date added: 10 April 2017

Organisation: São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)

Closing date for applications: 13 May 2017

Location: Sorocoba, Brazil

The thematic project "Environmental effects of the pasture-sugarcane conversion and pasture intensification", with funding from FAPESP, is seeking applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. The project is led by researchers Luiz Antonio Martinelli (Center for Nuclear Energy in Agriculture University of São Paulo), and Janaína Braga do Carmo (Federal University of São Carlos - UFSCAR).

Candidates must have a PhD in Soil Science, Microbiology or Molecular Biology with a focus in microbiology of agricultural soils and ecological aspects of the microorganisms involved in the main biogeochemical cycles, such as N and C. Experience in molecular biology techniques are necessary: DNA/RNA extraction, quantitative PCR, next generation sequencing and also data analysis, as well as with tools and pipelines to analyse soil microbiome. Fluent English is mandatory, as well as Portuguese, as the person might have to interact with field workers. Some knowledge about sugarcane crop and production is desirable. The candidate must have a record of publications in specialized journals with high impact factor.

The candidate must be available to move immediately to Sorocoba, São Paulo, where part of the project will be developed (Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR), Rodovia João Leme dos Santos (SP-264), km 110, Bairro do Itinga, Brazil).

To apply, the candidate must send an application letter explaining qualifications and interest in the project, a copy of an up-to-date curriculum vitae (Súmula curricular), a certified copy of the PhD diploma, and two letters of recommendation addressed to:

The postdoc fellowship is open to Brazilian and foreign scholars. The person selected will receive a postdoctoral fellowship award of R$6,819.30 per month for 24 months (can be renewed for another 12 months).

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