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Postdoctoral Scholarship in Atmospheric Chemistry

Postdoctoral Scholarship in Atmospheric Chemistry


Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas, Universidade de Sao Paulo

The researcher will work at the University of Sao Paulo (USP). USP, as the major institution of higher learning and research in Brazil, is responsible for educating a large part of Brazilian Masters and Ph.D’s.
The University of São Paulo (USP) is a public university, maintained by the State of São Paulo and affiliated with the State Secretariat of Economic, Scientific and Technological Development. Various world rankings, created to measure the quality of universities according to various criteria, particularly those related to scientific productivity, have widely recognized the talent and dedication of USP professors, students and employees.
The pos-doc is expected to work at different laboratories to perform the chemical analysis and also to have field work operating the equipments for Carbon Isotopes determination.


Sao Paulo, Brazil


Relevant divisions
Atmospheric Sciences (AS)
Climate: Past, Present & Future (CL)
Geosciences Instrumentation and Data Systems (GI)

Full time


The salary is R$ 7373.10 (Brazilian Currency)

Required education

Application deadline
Open until the position is filled

26 June 2019

Job description

A post-doctoral position with FAPESP scholarship is available at
the Laboratory of Atmospheric Processes Analysis (LAPAt) in the Department of
Atmospheric Sciences of the Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric
Sciences (IAG-USP). This position involves sampling of pollutant sources and particulate material for characterization of isotopic signatures in sources and aerosol samples using isotopes of various elements (Pb, Sr, Cu, Zn and Fe). In addition, this study involves monitoring of carbon isotopes from greenhouse gases (CO2 and CH4). The grant is linked to the METROCLIMA-MASP (SAO PAULO METROPOLITAN AREA, JOINTLY TRACKING CLIMATE CHANGE AND AIR QUALITY), FAPESP Process: 2016/18438-0. The candidate must have a doctorate in the field of Atmospheric Chemistry and/or Isotopic Geochemistry with expertise in sampling of pollutant sources and particulate material; isotopic analysis in clean room lab using High-Resolution Mass Spectrometers (MS), such as Multi-collector Inductivity Plasm (MC-ICP-MS) and Thermal Ionization (TIMS) and Carbon Isotopes of Green House Gases. Experience with treatment and interpretation of isotopic data and the use of models for source apportionment such as Positive Matrix Factoring (PMF) and Principal Component Analysis (PCA) is also desirable.

How to apply

Those interested should send a letter of interest, 2 reference letters, Certificate of PhD and Curriculum Vitae to the email of project coordinator Prof. Maria de Fátima Andrade ( with the subject “Pos-Doc METROCLIMA”.
Applications deadline: August 1st, 2019.
The scholarship will start on October 1st, 2019.