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Postdoctoral Fellowship ­ Biogeochemical Modelling in integrated crop-livestock systems

Posted by: NIPE

Posted date: Feb-19-2020

Location: Campinas SP

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 biogeochemical model simulations (such as Daycent, AgroIbis, DSSAT) in a crop-livestock environment considering coupled carbon-nitrogen cycles at local and regional 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 and the Delft University-Netherlands.
The post-doc will be under the supervision of Dr. Rubens Lamparelli, Dr. Santiago Vianna Cuadra and Dr. Gleyce Figueiredo and will collaborate with different researchers involved in the project.
The fellowship is related to one year extendable for one more year, and includes a tax­free monthly stipend of R$ 7.373,10, plus 15% of the 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 soil biogeochemical and crop growth models, confirmed by publications in this subject area.
Working knowledge and experience on coding languages Fortran, C++ and R.
Minimum qualifications include a demonstrated ability to publish peer-reviewed papers, effective oral communication skills, and to work well in a collaborative team environment.
Knowledge on GitHub platform will be a bonus.
Experience with analysis of remotely sensed data will be a bonus
Strong interpersonal skills and adequate fluency in English will be a bonus
Full-time work, 1 year, starting in March 2020, 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)unicamp.br) with a copy to NIPE project manager (Johinislan Prates, jprates(at)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 March 16th , 2020.
Job Title Postdoctoral Fellowship ­ Biogeochemical Modelling in integrated crop-livestock systems
Post Details
Email nipe(at)nipe.unicamp.br
Employer's Website www.nipe.unicamp.br
Category
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Botany/Plant Biology
Job Classification Job Classification -> Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Campinas SP
Key Words any area correlated to the main objective of the project (agronomy, agricultural engineer, mechanical engineer, computer science, etc.
Start Date March 2020
Salary R$ 7.373,10
Deadline Mar-16-2020