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Postdoctoral Fellowship ­ Biogeochemical Modelling in integrated crop-livestock

Posted by: Joni Prates

Posted date: Sep-05-2018

Location: Campinas SP Brazil

Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship ­ Biogeochemical Modelling in integrated crop-livestock systems

Location: Interdisciplinary Center for Energy Planning ­ NIPE/UNICAMP, Campinas, Brazil

Job description:

The successful candidate will parameterize, test and apply Daycent and SWAT model simulations in a crop-livestock environment considering coupled water-carbon cycles at local scales. The successful candidate will parameterize existing process-based models with infield measurements data at an experimental farm located in Caiuá, SP-Brazil.

The post-doc is part of the FAPESP - NWO Research "Monitoring Integrated Crop-livestock Systems Through Remote Sensing and Precision Agriculture for more sustainable Production- Toward Low Carbon Agriculture (FAPESP 2017 / 50205-9)". Several laboratories and institutions collaborate in this project, such as NIPE and School of Agricultural Engineering of Unicamp, Embrapa Agricultural Informatics, University of New Hampshire-USA, and the Delft University-Netherlands.

The post-doc will be under the supervision of Dr. Rubens Lamparelli and Dr. Eleanor Campbell/Gleyce Figueiredo and will collaborate with different researchers involved in the project.

The fellowship includes a tax­free month ly stipend of R$ 7.174,80, plus 15% of t he yearly value for research related expenses. All conditions and salary related to this FAPESP post-doc are listed there: http://www.fapesp.br/en/postdoc

Desired skills and competence

·         A Ph.D. in earth system science, ecophysiology, agronomy or related discipline.

·         Previous experience in process-based modelling of soils, vegetation growth or similar complex models, confirmed by publications in this subject area.

·         Working knowledge and experience on coding languages C++, Matlab, R, etc.

·         Minimum qualifications include a demonstrated ability to publish peer-reviewed papers, effective oral communication skills, and to work well in a collaborative team environment.

·         Experience with analysis of remotely sensed data will be a bonus

·         Strong interpersonal skills and adequate fluency in English, Portuguese will be a bonus

·         Full-time work, 2 year, starting in November 2018, with the possibility of an extension.

·         All conditions and salary related to this FAPESP post-doc are listed there: http://www.fapesp.br/en/postdoc

 

 

Selection process

Inquiries should be directed by email to Dr. Paulo Graziano (graziano(at)g.unicamp.br) with a copy to NIPE project manager (Johinislan Prates, johinislan(at)nipe.unicamp.br), including “FAPESP project 2017/50205-9 post-doc PD3” in the subject line.

Send a cover letter stating your professional experiences and how you would satisfy the minimum qualifications (2 pages max), a CV, and two recommendations letters (all documents in pdf format).

Submissions by email until September 30, 2018. 

Job Title Postdoctoral Fellowship ­ Biogeochemical Modelling in integrated crop-livestock
Post Details
Email jprates(at)unicamp.br
Employer's Website www.fapesp.br
Category
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Geoscience
Job Classification Job Classification -> Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Campinas SP Brazil
Key Words earth system science, ecophysiology, agronomy or related discipline
Start Date November 2018
Salary R$ 7.174,80
Deadline Sep-30-2018