The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory offers two postdoc positions funded by FINEP-MCTI. The post-doctoral fellowship grants are available immediately and run until the end of 2025.
Selected candidates are expected to develop new and creative research working with pre-existing and new data collected from the ATTO site. These positions include fieldwork in a relatively remote forest area. The post-doctoral researcher for position 1 will be based in Manaus (AM) at the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia (INPA) and at the ATTO site. The post-doctoral researcher for position 2 will preferably be based in Manaus but this is negotiable depending on research direction. The fellowship are available until the end of 2025. A monthly stipend of BRL$ 4.200,00 (subject to a discretionary 25% increase depending on experience) will be paid by FINEP-MCTI .
POSITION 1 – Trees as mediators of methane and nitrous oxide exchange
Candidates must have a PhD, preferably with experience in the collection, processing and analysis of gas fluxes from chamber measurements and / or the ecology of tropical forest trees and palms. The candidate will be responsible for investigating the function of trees and palms as sources and sinks of methane and nitrous oxide. This work can focus on upland and / or wetland ecosystems found at the ATTO site. Key themes of interest are intra- and inter-species differences in the exchange of these gases, the spatio-temporal variability of fluxes and the origin / fate of the gases involved.
The candidates are encouraged to conduct original research in the area of their speciality. The nature of the responsibilities will require considerable field work at the ATTO site, ~150 km north-east of Manaus. The activities will be coordinated by the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena, Germany and INPA in Manaus, Brazil under the supervision of Dr. Sam Jones and Dr. Hella Van Asperen.
Questions about position #1 can be sent to Dr. Sam Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Hella Van Asperen (email@example.com).
POSITION 2 – Forest-atmosphere methane exchange
Candidates must have a PhD, preferably with experience in the collection, processing and analysis of greenhouse gas data from tower measurements. The candidate will be responsible for investigating the dynamics of ecosystem-level methane exchange with the atmosphere in the Central Amazon. The work can focus on an available 9 year record of atmospheric methane concentration and / or atmospheric methane concentration and isotopic composition data currently under collection. Key themes of interest are tower measurement footprint analysis, methane fluxes using a gradient approach and process / database model verification and development.
The candidates are encouraged to conduct original research in the area of their specialty. Depending on research interests, the position may require periods of fieldwork at the ATTO site, ~150 km north-east of Manaus. The activities will be coordinated by the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena, Germany and INPA in Manaus, Brazil under the supervision of Dr. Santiago Botía or Dr. Shujiro Komiya.
Questions about position #2 can be sent to Dr. Santiago Botia (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Shujiro Komiya (email@example.com).
For more details on the job offers, please refer to the full call here. The call wil be open until the positions are filled.