The Center for Nuclear Energy in Agriculture (CENA, University of São Paulo, Piracicaba, Brazil) invites applications for two Post-doctoral fellowships, supported by the São Paulo Research Support Foundation (FAPESP) thematic project TROCAS II (Biogeochemical blindspots along the lower Amazon River continuum: from land to the atmosphere and ocean, co-funded by the US National Science Foundation). The TROCAS objective is to understand the large-scale drivers that create the spatial and temporal variability in carbon remineralization and CO2 fluxes, expressed as Net Ecosystem Exchange (NEE), from the lower Amazon River out into the Amazon plume. The project is based at CENA, with partner institutions, coordinated by Dr. Victoria Ballester (CENA) and Dr. Jeffrey Richey (CENA/University of Washington, USA).
Brazilian and international applications are welcomed. The selected candidates will be involved in the planning and execution of research activities and may also act as co-advisor for project graduate and undergraduate students. Successful candidates will be expected to have fluency in English and Portuguese. A good track record of publications in high impact journal publications is expected. Experience in the Amazon region is a plus.
The fellowship duration is 24 months. Renewal may be for two additional periods of up to 12 months each, for a maximum of 48 months. The candidate should start the activities immediately after the fellowship is authorized by FAPESP.
The submission deadline is February 20, 2020.