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Postdoctoral Fellowship ­ Biogeochemical Modelling in integrated crop-livestock systems
Universidade Estadual de Campinas


Date Posted Sep. 5, 2018
Title Postdoctoral Fellowship ­ Biogeochemical Modelling in integrated crop-livestock systems
University Universidade Estadual de Campinas
Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
Department NIPE
Application Deadline Sep. 30, 2018
Position Start Date November 2018
 
 
  • Post-Doc
  • Environmental Science & Ecology
    Engineering/Engineering Extension
    Biosystems Engineering
    Agronomy/Plant & Soil Sciences
    Agricultural Extension
    Agricultural - General
 
 

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 FAPESPNWO 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 monthly stipend of R$ 7.174,80, 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 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@g.unicamp.br) with a copy to NIPE project manager (Johinislan Prates, johinislan@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.


 
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