Postdoctoral Research Associate in Tropical Paleoclimatology based on Speleothem Records from South America
We are offering an opportunity for a 24-month post-doctoral at Geosciences Institute of University of Sao Paulo (USP). Previous experience in paleoclimate studies based on geochemistry of speleothems is desirable. The project aims to reconstruct the South American Summer Monsoon during the last two thousand years by using stable isotope and trace-element geochemistry data in speleothems precisely dated by U/Th method. The researcher will have access to laboratory facilities at USP to perform the stable isotope analyses, with the possibility for further U-series dating laboratory work with a collaborating institution in USA or China.
This position is part of a research project jointly funded by FAPESP/Brazil and NSF/USA “Climate Research Education in the Americas using Tree-ring speleothem Examples (PIRE-CREATE)” that aims to reconstruct the climate in South America. The candidate must have obtained the PhD degree in the last three years, be fluent in English. The PD fellowship is BRL 7,373 monthly or about USD 22,400 per year (net wage, tax free) plus USD 3500 to general research expenses.
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 Prof. Francisco Cruz (email@example.com) and Prof. Nicolás Strikis (firstname.lastname@example.org) before November 25, 2019. At the final stage, the pre-selected candidates will be interviewed online.