Postdoctoral Fellowship in Water Resources and Agriculture for Biofuels in Brazil


The University of Texas at Austin is recruiting for a post-doctoral researcher with a Ph.D. in a field related to water resources, agronomy, agricultural engineering, or hydrology. The researcher will work on a project focused on an integrated modeling approach to understanding the nexus of land use, water, climate change, and energy for expansion of biofuels production in Brazil.

The Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy (CIEEP) and the Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG) of the Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas at Austin are engaged in an international project focused on understanding the sustainability of the expansion of biofuels production in Brazil. This project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety via their International Climate Initiative. This post-doctoral researcher will work with our Brazilian partners on this project: The Interdisciplinary Laboratory for the Environment (COPPE/LIMA) at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and the Institute for International Trade Negotiations (ICONE).

Preference will be given to individuals with experience in software related to geographic information systems (GIS) such as ArcGIS, crop water needs and water balance basin analysis (e.g. SWAT: Soil and Water Assessment Tool, WEAP: Water Evaluation and Planning System, CROPWAT), and general spreadsheet and word processing (e.g. Excel, Word). The ideal applicant will want to work across disciplines (e.g. economics, water resources, engineering) and be self-driven. Fluency in Portuguese is desired but not required. Fluency in English is required.

The University of Texas at Austin is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Application Instructions:

Please send CV and 1-page letter of interest to the PIs at The University of Texas: Dr. Carey W. King  and Dr. Bridget Scanlon . For specific questions on the job description, e-mail Drs. King and Scanlon or call Dr. King at +1 (512) 471-5468.


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