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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Wood Anatomy, Dendrochronology and X-ray Densitometry applied to Climate Reconstruction

Position
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Wood Anatomy, Dendrochronology and X-ray Densitometry applied to Climate Reconstruction


Location
Piracicaba, Brazil

Sector
Academic

Relevant divisions
Biogeosciences (BG)
Climate: Past, Present & Future (CL)

Type
Full time

Level
Entry level

Salary
20 € / Year, 20,000 Euros/year is a net wage, tax free. This is a postdoctoral scholarship from Sao Paulo Science Foundation (FAPESP). Additional 15% of the annual salary is provided for the research activity (about 3000 Euros).

Required education
PhD

Application deadline
25 November 2019

Posted
3 November 2019

Job description

A 24-month position is available at University of Sao Paulo (USP) to candidates with experience in Wood Anatomy, Dendrochronology and X-ray Densitometry of (sub)tropical species. It is part of a Sao Paulo Science Foundation (FAPESP/Brazil) and National Science Foundation (NSF/USA) funded research project that aims to reconstruct the climate in South America by using tree-rings and speleothem records. Some experience in tree-ring stable isotope geochemistry is also desirable. Specifically, the post-doc will build chronologies based on tree-ring width, anatomical characterization and micro density. The tree growth characteristics and stable carbon and oxygen isotopes will be used to assess the climate variability. The researcher will have access to laboratory facilities at University of Sao Paulo to perform the tree-ring chronology and stable isotope analyses. The candidate must have obtained the PhD degree in the last three years, be fluent in English.


How to apply

Selection will be based on the applicant’s CV analysis, and potential contribution to the project. Applicants must send CV and at least two letters of recommendation to Profs. Mario Tommasiello (mtomazel@usp.br) and Francisco Cruz (cbill@usp.br). At the final stage, the pre-selected candidates will be interviewed online with Skype.