Postdoctoral Research Associate in Wood Anatomy, Dendrochronology and X-ray Densitometry applied to Climate Reconstruction
Climate: Past, Present & Future (CL)
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Francisco Cruz (email@example.com). At the final stage, the pre-selected candidates will be interviewed online with Skype.