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Post-Docs in Amazon #1 Hydrology Modeling and #2 River Biogeochemistry Measurements

Employer: CENA (Centro de Energja Nuclear na Agricultura)
Posted: July 28, 2014
Expires: September 26, 2014
Requisition number: FAPESP Post Docs: (1) Modeling and (2) Field-based river biogeochemistry

Science jobs from CENA (Centro de Energja Nuclear na Agricultura):
TROCAS (Trocas Líquidas do Ecossistema Baixo Rio Amazonas: Da Terra para o Oceano e Atmosfera) is a program (2013-2017) examining the dynamics of water movement and organic matter (OM) sources and sinks that culminate in the production of elevated pCO2 over the last 900 km of the Amazon River, through local point sampling and extended cruises. The project, funded by the Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP), with support from the US NSF Ecosystem Studies, is based at the University of Washington (UW, Seattle) and the Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura (CENA, Piracicaba), with partner institutions in the Amazon. TROCAS is seeking 2 post-doctoral Fellows, to be supported by FAPESP - 1 in hydrology/biogeochemistry modeling, and 1 in field--based river biogeochemistry measurements. The Fellows will be based at CENA, with travel for fieldwork in the Amazon. The candidates should have completed their doctoral programs no more than seven years prior to application. The applicants must be fluent in Portuguese, and familiar with the Amazon region. The Fellowships will be granted for 24 months (pending suitable progress), renewable up to 48 months. Positions close Sept 30, 2014 or when filled.

Responsibilities include: Post Doc in Hydrology/Biogeochemistry Modeling: Compiling discharge and meteorological records (including ADCP data outputs), setting up and running regional-scale hydrologic models (VIC) coupled to chemical transport, forced by regional climate models and remote sensing observations, providing input to 2-D hydrodynamic models (SisBaHia) of flow conditions across the lower Amazon. Experience with computer programming languages and working with/developing hydrologic modeling frameworks (SisBaHia), hydrological data compilation is mandatory; and remote sensing experience a plus.

Post-Doc in Field-based river Biogeochemistry: Managing field logistics/sample collections, developing protocols for deployment of Picarro 13C gas analyzer under field conditions, gas exchange, supporting measurements at Amazon and CENA labs, and compiling historic and current geochemical databases. Experience with developing and troubleshooting organic geochemistry analytical techniques and field measurements, experience compiling/organizing large databases, experience overseeing field campaign logistics. Experience in Amazon river fieldwork and Amazon institutions mandatory.

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