quinta-feira, 20 de julho de 2017

Winton Advanced Research Fellowship in the Physics of Sustainability

The Fund Managers of the Winton Programme invite applications for up to two Advanced Research Fellowships.
The Winton Advanced Research Fellowship scheme supports outstanding, ambitious scientists with the potential to become independent research leaders in their field. It provides substantial support to allow Fellows to develop new research programmes that expand the range of research activities within the Department of Physics. Projects that cross traditional boundaries between physics and other sciences and engineering disciplines are particularly favoured. A list of current Fellows and their research interests can be found at http://www.winton.phy.cam.ac.uk/directory/fellows.
Much of the research of the Programme is based in the Maxwell Centre (http://www.maxwell.cam.ac.uk) that is home to interdisciplinary research on the West Cambridge Science and Technology Campus. The Centre has state-of-the-art laboratory space including research facilities as part of the Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials and office space to foster collaborative research including engaging with industrial partners.
Candidates sought are of the calibre to win permanent posts in universities at the end of their fellowships. Candidates will normally have completed at least one post-doctoral appointment at an institution different to that at which their PhD was obtained. Fellowships will be of 5 years' duration and will provide salary comparable to junior university faculty positions (on the scale currently £39,324-£49,772 per annum) and appropriate support for start-up equipment, graduate students, travel and laboratory operating expenses. Proposed projects should be in new areas or take new approaches in established areas related to research in the broad field of the application of physics to sustainability.
Applicants should submit curriculum vitae including a list of publications and the names and addresses of 3 referees; a personal statement of accomplishments to date (up to 1000 words); an outline research proposal (up to 1500 words) with a brief account of research support required (up to 750 words). The research outline should emphasise the novelty of the research approach, but also set out a clear plan of activity. Closing date for applications is 20th September 2017.
Those successful at the outline stage will be invited for an interview for which guidance will be provided.
Details of the Winton Programme can be found at http://www.winton.phy.cam.ac.uk/
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 5 years in the first instance.
To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.
Further information can be obtained by contacting the Winton Programme manager Dr Nalin Patel (nlp28@cam.ac.uk).
Please quote reference KA12724 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
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Source/Fonte: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/14323/

segunda-feira, 17 de julho de 2017

Instituto de Oceanografia da USP abre vaga para professor doutor

Agência FAPESP – O Instituto Oceanográfico da Universidade de São Paulo (USP) abriu inscrições para o concurso para o cargo de Professor Doutor (MS-3) no Departamento de Oceanografia Biológica. O prazo de inscrição encerra em 1º de agosto de 2017, pelo site USP Digital .

O cargo terá o seguinte programa: A. Biodiversidade, evolução e taxonomia do fitoplâncton eucarioto e procarioto; B. Produção primária no ambiente marinho: quimiossíntese e fotossíntese; C. Produção primária por plantas vasculares em ecossistemas aquáticos e de transição; D. Fatores físicos, químicos e biológicos que afetam a distribuição do fitoplâncton marinho; E. Alça microbiana nos ecossistemas marinhos; F. Distribuição e fatores responsáveis pela biomassa e produção dos produtores bênticos marinhos; G. Métodos in situ e remotos de estimativa da produção primária do fitoplâncton e do fitobento marinho; H. Novos métodos de estudo da diversidade fitoplanctônica; I. Importância do fitoplâncton nos ciclos biogeoquímicos; J. Efeitos das mudanças climáticas sobre a produção primária nos ecossistemas marinhos.

A contratação será em Regime de Dedicação Integral à Docência e à Pesquisa, com salário de R$ 10.670,76 mensais. O edital do concurso está acessível no mesmo endereço eletrônico para a inscrição.

O concurso deverá ser realizado no prazo de 30 a 120 dias a partir da data da publicação no Diário Oficial do Estado e da aprovação das inscrições. Haverá três etapas: julgamento do memorial com prova pública de arguição, prova didática e prova escrita.

Mais informações pelo telefone (11)3091-6670 (com Jorge Gruda) ou pelo e-mail gruda@usp.br .

domingo, 16 de julho de 2017

#WEF: One fifth of the world's population could be a refugee by 2100

#MudançasClimáticas #PopulaçãoMundial #Risco

In the year 2100, 2 billion people—about one-fifth of the world’s population—could become refugees due to rising ocean levels. Those who once lived on coastlines will face displacement and resettlement bottlenecks as they seek habitable places inland.
“We’re going to have more people on less land and sooner that we think,” says lead author Charles Geisler, professor emeritus of development sociology at Cornell University.
“The future rise in global mean sea level probably won’t be gradual. Yet few policy makers are taking stock of the significant barriers to entry that coastal climate refugees, like other refugees, will encounter when they migrate to higher ground.
Earth’s escalating population is expected to top 9 billion people by 2050 and climb to 11 billion people by 2100, according to a United Nations report. Feeding that population will require more arable land even as swelling oceans consume fertile coastal zones and river deltas, driving people to seek new places to dwell.

https://t.co/3sPQSGX5yh #climate https://t.co/V4VR8LSQk4"

Via @wef - World Economic Forum