Postdoctoral Fellowship in Environmental Modeling

Feb 19, 2019
Mar 20, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
The Earth System Science Center (CCST - of the National Institute for Space Research (INPE - located in São José dos Campos, São Paulo State, Brazil, offers a (1) post-doctoral fellowship on Environmental Modeling with emphasis on Crop Yield Modelling, Soil Conservation, and Soil Erosion Modeling.

This vacancy is part of the thematic project "Transition to Sustainability and the Nexus- Agriculture-Energy-Water: exploring an integrative approach with case studies in the Cerrado and Caatinga biomes" financed by FAPESP-São Paulo Research Foundation. This post-doctoral fellowship is funded by the FAPESP and this is a full-time position for 1-1 year(s).

This opportunity is open to candidates of any nationalities. The selected candidate will receive a FAPESP's Post-Doctoral fellowship in the amount of BRL 7.373,10 monthly and a research contingency fund, equivalent to 15% of the annual value of the fellowship which should be spent in items directly related to the research activity. 


Skills and Competencies

  • Ph.D. in Earth System Science, Agronomy, Meteorology, Soil Science with an emphasis in Soil Conservation or another relevant subject area;
  • Previous knowledge on carbon modeling in the soil-plant-atmosphere system, or soil conservation for sustainable farming methods and practices, or knowledge about the use of indicators to assess soil degradation are desirable;
  • Practical knowledge of coding and programming languages (Fortran, NCL, R or other relevant programming language) is necessary. The work will mainly be developed in Linux/Fortran environment;
  • Experience with NeCDF data manipulation, Tiff and remote sensing data analysis is desirable;
  • Knowledge with interaction-biosphere-atmosphere modeling will be a bonus;
  • Writing ability and synthesis in English is necessary. 

Eligible destination country/ies for fellows:Brazil

Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residence: All

Eligibility of fellows: nationality/ies: All