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Fellowship posted by FAPESP, SAO PAULO RESEARCH FOUNDATION (27/02/2016 03.30)

Post doctoral fellowship in Marine Ecology

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This research proposal developed under FAPESP/NERC project "Marine ferromanganese deposits - a major resource of E-tech elements (MarineE-tech)" has the aim to address socio-economic issues of mining ferromanganese deposits located in the Brazilian outer continental shelf at 40°W and 30°S, in the Rio Grande Rise (RGR). 

The position requires academic degree plus PhD/doctoral degree in relevant field (marine biology, benthic ecology, deep-sea oceanography, marine biogeochemistry), proven track record of high-level publications, familiarity with analytical and mathematical methodologies, fluency in English, written and oral, strong communication skills, ability to conduct research independently and willingness to work in an interdisciplinary environment.

The postdoctoral researcher will need to perform literature studies and compile extant knowledge into reports and/or review article(s), collaborate closely with scientists of different disciplines, take part in oceanic cruises and organise sampling campaigns, design and perform measurement schemes on both water column and bulk sediment parameters, such as multibeam sonar and meio/macrobenthos, use multi-variate statistical approaches to characterise and map functional biodiversity, analyse the results of the conducted research, write up the results in the form of high-quality reports and scientific publications and disseminate information about the project and its findings to both scientific and policy-making audiences, via oral presentations at scientific conferences and report meetings.

This is a full time position working 40 hours per week and is fixed term for 24 months, with a possibility for 12 + 12 months extensions. The fellowship value is R$ 6.143,40. The University of São Paulo is committed to an inclusive culture and respecting diversity, and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Interested individuals should send a copy of the curriculum vitae, a letter declaring their interest, and the names and information of two contacts for reference. All documents should be sent to Prof. Alexander Turra ( until March 25th, 2016.

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Research Fields

Environmental science

Programme Description
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsBrazil
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
Fellowship's Details
Career StageExperienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)
Research ProfilesNot defined
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Research Laboratory
São Paulo - Brazil