This postdoctoral fellowship is part of the research grant awarded by the Climate and Land Use Alliance (CLUA) to Nupens/USP to implement the project “Impact of the Brazilian diet on the population health, the environment, and the biodiversity of the food system” coordinated by Professor Carlos Augusto Monteiro.

The fellowship will last up to 18 months and the activity of the selected fellowship will involve intense participation in the development of indicators to measure the impact of individual food consumption on the environment and the biodiversity of the food system, and the application of these indicators to the databases of the Brazilian Dietary Surveys conducted in 2008/2009 and 2018/2019.

Documents for application

1) Letter of intent explaining the applicant’s interest in the fellowship.

2) Curriculum Vitae (Complete Lattes for Brazilian Candidates).

3) Letters of recommendation from two researchers in the field.

Selection criteria

The opportunity is open to Brazilian and foreign candidates with a doctoral degree. Training in biostatistics and nutritional epidemiology, previous experience in the management and analysis of food consumption databases, knowledge of key environmental impact assessment indicators, the ability to write scientific articles and mastery in the English language will be considered.

Interested candidates should send their documentation by December 10th, 2019 to  subject: BOLSA PD NUPENS.

The selection of candidates for the fellowship will be based on the analysis of the documentation and an interview that may be conducted via telephone or Skype.

The amount of the scholarship will be R$ 8,000 per month if the applicant is available for full time or R$ 4,000 for part-time, in which case two fellows may be absorbed by the project. The beginning will be immediate.

Communication of selection results

The final result of this selection process will be communicated to all applicants by email and then also posted on the Nupens website.

The Center for Epidemiological Studies in Health and Nutrition (Nupens) is a center of academic integration at the University of São Paulo (USP). It was founded in 1990 in order to stimulate and develop research that contributes to the promotion of population health and nutrition conditions. The center is composed of faculties and researchers affiliated to the School of Public Health, to other USP units and to other academic institutions in the country and abroad, as well as undergraduate, master and doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows.