The Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of São Paulo wishes to appoint a Post Doc position with the purpose to investigate the role of the cloud forests in the watershed water balance using automatic field instrumentation at two experimental sites in southeast Brazil, in the montane regions of Serra da Mantiqueira and Serra do Mar, respectively. The work should assess the relevance of these forests in the regional water balance and their vulnerability to climate changes using modelling tools.

We are looking for a motivated researcher with PhD degree and related experiences in Tropical forest hydrology and ecology, Geoinformation science and other related fields, and interested in working in a multidisciplinary team. It is required a background of experience in field hydrometeorological instrumentation in forest environment, statistical analysis, understanding of tropical forest biomass dynamics, programming skills with GIS and R or similar softwares, species distribution modelling and hydrological modelling.

Grant: The opportunity is open to applicants of all nationalities who have PhD completed by the beginning of the fellowship period and not longer than 7 years before that. The selected candidate will receive a FAPESP Postdoctoral fellowship in a monthly amount of R$ 6,819.30 for 24 months, and a grant equivalent to 15% of the annual value of the fellowship which should be spent in items directly related to the research activity. For more information please visit:

The application deadline is 5th July, 2016. To apply please send email titled ´PD Fapesp IAG/USP´ to with the following attached files in pdf format:
1) Letter of application describing requested experiences and motivation in the project subject, and theme of the expansion plans.
2) Curriculum vitae.
3) Two recommendation letters with professional references.

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