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Postdoc position in Spatial dynamics and landscape structure, Brazil


A multidisciplinary research team working on Multi and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Understand Spatio-Temporal Patterns of Insect Pests and Design Landscapes for Sustainable Pest Management in Tropical Agricultural Systems is seeking for an independent, self-motivated post-doc.

The post-doc will investigate host plant preference and the fitness effects of host plants and abiotic factors on an insect pest. The posdoc will also use the data to produce estimates to implement functions through computer programming for simulation analysis and model development. The candidate must have experience in computer programming and statistical modelling.

The selected candidate will be granted a 2-yr Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP –, which can be renewed for one extra year. This opportunity is open to candidates of all nationalities.

Salary: R$6.143,40 (nearly U$2,000/month – free of tax). Fellowship also included a research contingency fund equivalent to 15% of the annual value of the fellowship to be used on activities directly related with the proposed research activity, including data presentation in national/international meetings.

Application deadline: August 20th, 2015

Starting date: October 31st, 2015 or earlier

Docs for application: a) short CV; b) 1 page motivation letter; c) letter of recommendation

Contact person: Further inquiries and application should be sent to Wesley AC Godoy (, ESALQ/University of São Paulo, Department of Entomology & Acarology, Piracicaba, SP, Brazil ( of Scholarship

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Application Deadline : 20 August 2015

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