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Date added: 03 July 2018

Organisation: Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)

Location: Sorocaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Application deadline: 01 August 2018


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 the researcher Janaína Braga do Carmo (Federal University of São Carlos – UFSCAR).

Candidates must have a PhD in Crop Production, Soil Science or Microbiology and experience in conducting field experiments and focus on the measurement of greenhouse gas emissions from soil in agricultural areas and processes involved in the nitrogen and carbon cycles.

The candidate will contribute with analysis and integration of results generated for publication in high impact journals. Advanced level in Portuguese is mandatory, as the person might have to interact with field workers. Fluency in English is also required. 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 SP, 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, copy of an up to date curriculum (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$ 7,174.80 per month for 24 months (can be renewed for another 12 months).

Learn more about the opportunity and how to apply.

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