Candidates can apply up to October 31, 2023; the selected fellow will work on a project related to greenhouse gas emissions
The Brazilian Biorenewables National Laboratory (LNBR), part of the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM, a social organization supervised by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation), in partnership with FAPESP and the Center for Carbon Research in Tropical Agriculture (CCARBON) is offering a postdoctoral fellowship to investigate the impacts of using regional factors for tier 2 N2O emissions as part of greenhouse gas emissions within the life cycle of biofuels.
The selected fellow will work on the CNPEM campus and collaborate with researchers from CCARBON, a center for research, innovation, and diffusion linked to the University of São Paulo (USP) and headquartered at the Luiz de Queiroz Higher Agriculture School (ESALQ/USP) in Piracicaba (SP).
The approved candidate will be contracted for 24 months and will receive monthly FAPESP funding of R$ 9,047.40 and a technical reserve equivalent to 10% of this amount. The ideal applicant will be highly motivated and productive, with experience in biofuel production, greenhouse gas emissions, and lifecycle analyses.
Interested candidates should send the following to the email addresses below:
- a brief cover letter describing their previous experience and interest in the opportunity;
- CV (using the FAPESP “súmula” model);
- two letters of recommendation.
With a sophisticated and vibrant environment for research and development that is the only one of its kind in Brazil and found in only a few scientific centers in the world, the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) is a private, non-profit organization overseen by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI). The Center operates four national laboratories and Sirius, the most complex project in Brazilian science and one of the world’s most advanced synchrotron light sources. CNPEM is home to highly specialized multi-thematic teams, globally competitive lab infrastructure that is open to the scientific community, strategic lines of research, innovative projects in partnerships with the productive sector, and training for researchers and students. The Center is an environment driven by research into solutions that impact the areas of health, energy and renewable materials, agri-environmental, and quantum technologies. In 2022, with support from the Brazilian Ministry of Education (MEC), CNPEM expanded its activities with the opening of the Ilum School of Science. This interdisciplinary program in science, technology, and innovation implements innovative ideas to provide a high quality free and full-time undergraduate education immersed in the research environment at CNPEM. The CNPEM 360 Platform provides visitors with a virtual immersive visit to the Center’s main environments and activities. Visit at: https://pages.cnpem.br/cnpem360/.