Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Aquaculture/Aquaponics in Brazil


July 16, 2018

The Aquaculture Center of The Sao Paulo State University, Caunesp (Jaboticabal, SP, Brazil) offers TWO Post-Doctoral fellowships funded by FAPESP. The selected candidates should have completed their Ph.D. less than seven years before the application deadline, should not hold any employment/job relationship as the fellowship requires full time dedication to the research project. Both candidates will conduct research and related activities on AQUAPONICS systems through the development of the project “CITYFOOD – Smart integrated multitrophic city food production systems – a water and energy saving approach for global urbanization” (Belmont Forum 11205864 and FAPESP 2017/50431 -9).

Applications should be forwarded to the project coordinator Prof. Dr. Maria Celia Portella 

([email protected] and [email protected]) and must contain the following:

-An updated Curriculum Vitae (CV Lattes for Brazilians)

-A copy of the Ph.D. thesis (.pdf)

-A motivation letter with a clear indication of the position of interest (please, see below)

-Two letters of recommendation

-English proficiency is highly desirable, given the multi-institutional and international character of the project, involving institutions and researchers from Germany, Norway, Netherlands, Sweden, the United States and Brazil.

The application deadline is August 15, 2018. Please, contact the project coordinator if you have any questions or wish to receive further details of the project.

Position 1: Ph.D. on Animal Sciences, Agriculture, Aquaculture or Biology. Candidates should have experience on installation and management of aquaponics systems, hydroponics or recirculation aquaculture systems (RAS). The successful candidate will be responsible for the installation and maintenance of the Living Lab at Caunesp for aquaponics production as well as conducting experiments in the Living Lab.

Position 2: Ph.D. on Social Sciences, Economics or Aquaculture. Candidates should have experience on socio-economic assessments applied to aquaculture. The successful candidate will develop activities related to the economic and social aspects of the project, including: economic analysis of the project and the Brazilian aquaponic production, evaluation of the social impacts of the project, supporting the aquaponic productions carried out in the Living Lab, and the dissemination of technology generated.

Both fellows will receive a FAPESP Post-Doctoral Fellowship stipend in the amount of (R$ 7,174.80 per month (~ U$ 1,910), plus a research contingency fund equivalent to 15% of the annual value of the fellowship stipend, which should be spent in items directly related to the research project. More information about the FAPESP Postdoctoral Fellowship is available at



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