Post-doctoral Fellowship in Stable Isotope Analysis

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    FAPESP - São Paulo Research Foundation
    Established Researcher (R3)
    30/04/2020 23:59 - Europe/Brussels
    Brazil › São Paulo
    To be defined


This post-doctoral fellowship is part of the Thematic Project "Human-environment relationships in Pre-Columbian Amazonia," based in the museum of Archaeology and Ethnology of the University of São Paulo, Brazil. The project aims to understand the relationship between climate change, settlement patterns, food production activities, and human mobility during the Holocene in Southwestern Amazonia. These lines of evidence will be investigated through the analysis of archaeological samples and their correlation with several other paleoenvironmental proxies such as pollens, plant micro-remains, soil samples, fauna remains, in addition to analyses of stable and radiogenic isotopes in different materials.

This post-doctoral opportunity foresees the reconstruction of climatic and vegetation patterns from archaeological sites, specifically fluvial shell mounds, through the analysis of stable oxygen isotopes. The focus of the research will be the study of gastropods and bivalves excavated from Monte Castelo shell mound. The results of the analysis will be further integrated with other isotopic, micro-botanical and faunal data.

This opportunity is open to candidates of any nationalities. The selected candidate will receive a Post-Doctoral fellowship from the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) in the amount of R$ 7,373.10 monthly and a research contingency fund, equivalent to 15% of the annual value of the fellowship which should be spent in items directly related to the research activity. 
More information about the fellowship is at: fapesp.br/oportunidades/3573.

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Eligibility criteria

Eligible destination country/ies for fellows:

  • Brazil

Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residence:

  • All

Eligibility of fellows: nationality/ies:

  • All

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia, Universidade de São Paulo
São Paulo
São Paulo
Av. Prof. Almeida Prado, 1466

EURAXESS offer ID: 511950
Posting organisation offer ID: 3573


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