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Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Atmospheric Chemistry

8 July 2022

The Brazil-France Bilateral Thematic Project "BIOgenic emissions, chemistry and impacts in the Metropolitan Area of São Paulo: BIOMASP+" (process 2020/07141-2) offers a post-doc fellowship to study local emissions of biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs) and atmospheric concentrations in urban forests, contributing to advances in the understanding of the local photochemical processes and their potential interactions and impacts in polluted regions.

The researcher will be based in the Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences of the University of São Paulo in Brazil to focus on studies on the optimization of atmospheric sampling methods applied to BVOCs, gas chromatography analyses (GC-GID and GCMS), and quality control of the analysis of the results, collecting data from intensive and extensive campaigns in two sampling sites: Morro Grande Forest Reservation (RMG) in Cotia, Greater São Paulo, and Matão street in USP's main campus, where the IAG is located. It should also develop methodologies for analyzing the results obtained to investigate the relationship between primary precursors and the formation of secondary pollutants by multivariate statistical techniques.

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