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Postdoctoral - Acarology/Taxonomy

Posted by: Escola Superior de Agricultura "Luiz de Queiroz" (ESALQ), Universidade de São Paulo (USP)

Posted date: Apr-14-2021

Location: Piracicaba/SP - Brazil

We announce the existence of a postdoctoral position to develop activities within the Thematic Project 2017 / 12004-1 (Edaphic mites: diversity, relation with the microbiota and ecology in natural and cultivated areas in Brazil, with elaboration of databases and keys to identify selected mite groups), financed by FAPESP and coordinated by Prof. Dr. Raphael de Campos Castilho (ESALQ-USP).

We are looking for candidates with experience in the area of taxonomy of edaphic mesostigmatid mites, preferably with skill in the elaboration of taxonomic keys using Lucid® program. The fellow will also participate in field collections and processing of collected mites, collaborate in the preparation of taxonomic catalogs about families of edaphic Mesostigmata, in biosystematic and biological studies.

Activities will be conducted at Departamento de Entomologia e Acarologia, ESALQ-USP, Piracicaba, São Paulo state, under joint supervision of Prof. Dr. Raphael de Campos Castilho and Prof. Dr. Gilberto J. de Moraes. The postdoctoral fellow will receive a fellowship from FAPESP for 12 months.

Expected starting date: July 1, 2021.

Interested parties should send a letter of interest, CV and contact of 3 references until May 13, 2021 to Raphael de Campos Castilho (raphael.castilho(at)usp.br).
Job Title Postdoctoral - Acarology/Taxonomy
Post Details
Email raphael.castilho(at)usp.br
Employer's Website http://
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Zoology
Job Classification Job Classification -> Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Piracicaba/SP - Brazil
Key Words postdoc, Mesostigmata, biological control, diversity
Start Date 07/01/2021
Deadline May-13-2021