Post-Doctoral Scientist Position – Soy and Land-Use Change in the Brazilian Amazon ~

26 de abril de 2013

Post-Doctoral Scientist Position – Soy and Land-Use Change in the Brazilian Amazon

The Gibbs Land Use and Environment Group (GLUE) at the University of Wisconsin-
Madison seeks an exceptional Post-Doctoral Research Associate. The researcher will help
lead a large project investigating deforestation-free agricultural commodity supply chains
and links to REDD+ in collaboration with organizations in the U.S. and Brazil.

The candidate will join a thriving team using novel geospatial mapping methodologies
combined with field surveys to improve our understanding of changing land use drivers in
the Brazilian Amazon. Key components of the research include leading a team to survey
soy farmers in Mato Grosso and developing methods to map the full soy supply chain. We
will also work closely with industry and policymakers to strengthen supply chain
traceability and reduce compliance costs.

Ideal qualifications include some the following:
• Must be fluent in both Portuguese and English, and have excellent written and oral
communication skills
• Experience designing farmer surveys and leading field campaigns
• Knowledge of soy production chain in the Brazilian Amazon
• Experience with GIS or statistics would be a plus but not required
• Possess a Ph.D. (M.S. plus extensive research experience may also be considered)

The one-year position will begin after May 15, 2013 with potential renewal for up to two
additional years. Salary for this full-time position will be $45,000 per year, plus health
insurance benefits.

GLUE is a vibrant and energetic research group, with strong experience working in Brazil.
Madison is widely recognized for its warm and international community, high quality of
life, culture and arts scene, and easy access to natural areas. Costs of living are moderate,
and public transportation and bicycle paths are easy transportation options.

For more information:
Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment:

To apply, please submit a cover letter detailing qualifications, CV, and phone and email
addresses of three references to Holly Gibbs Electronic documents are
preferred. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Application deadline is
April 30, 2013 or until position is filled.

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