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Posted by: ESALQ/USP

Posted date: Sep-03-2018

Location: Piracicaba, SP

We announce the existence of a postdoctoral position to develop activities within the Thematic Project 2017 / 12004-1 (Edaphic mites: diversity, relation with the microbiota and ecology in natural and cultivated areas in Brazil, with elaboration of databases and keys to identify selected mite groups), financed by FAPESP and coordinated by Prof. Dr. Gilberto José de Moraes (ESALQ-USP).


We are looking for candidates with experience in the area of taxonomy of edaphic mesostigmatid mites, preferably with skill in the elaboration of taxonomic keys using Lucid® program. The fellow will also participate in field collections and processing of collected mites, collaborate in the preparation of taxonomic catalogs about families of edaphic Mesostigmata, in biosystematic and biological studies.   Activities will be conducted at Departamento de Fitossanidade, FCAV-UNESP, Jaboticabal, São Paulo state, under joint supervision of Prof. Dr. Gilberto J. de Moraes and Prof. Dr. Raphael de Campos Castilho, researcher of this thematic project.


The postdoctoral fellow will receive a fellowship from FAPESP for 24 months, with possibility for renewal for another 12 months, with the possibility of having installation assistance.


Expected starting date: November 1, 2018.


Interested parties should send a letter of interest, CV and contact of 3 references until October 3, 2018 to Raphael de Campos Castilho (raphael.castilho(at)unesp.br).

Post Details
Email raphael.castilho(at)unesp.br
Employer's Website http://
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Zoology
Job Classification Job Classification -> Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Piracicaba, SP
Key Words postdoc, acarology, mites, taxonomy
Start Date 11/01/2018