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Post Doc position in Brazil - Environmental effects of land use change

Posted by: USP - Universidade de São Paulo

Posted date: Apr-10-2017

Location: Sorocaba, SP

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 PhD in Soil Science, Microbiology or Molecular Biology with 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 analyze 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 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 needs to 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: jbcarmo2008(at)gmail.com 

Deadline for applications is May 13, 2017.

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  por another 12 months).

More information is available at www.fapesp.br/bolsas/pd.

Job Title Post Doc position in Brazil - Environmental effects of land use change
Post Details
Email jbcarmo2008(at)gmail.com
Employer's Website http://
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Microbiology
Job Classification Job Classification -> Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Sorocaba, SP
Key Words postdoc, microbiology, UFSCAR
Start Date May 2017
Salary 6.819,30
Deadline May-13-2017