[Sdi-latinamericacaribbean] 2008-2009 INPE/CPTEC-IAI Research Internship Positions
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2008-2009 INPE/CPTEC-IAI - Pasantías de Investigación
2008-2009 INPE/CPTEC-IAI Research Internship Positions
Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE) through the Center for Weather Forecast and Climate Studies (CPTEC) and the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) announce 2 research internships (of 6 months duration, at CPTEC in Cachoeira Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil).
The objective of the Internship is to augment capacity building in global change research and to foster partnership and multinational collaboration with Latin American scientists. The internship program provides an opportunity for Masters, PhDs and young scientists to continue to pursue their research interest in global change and related sciences and to apply their training to research. In addition, internships must look at ways to promote multinational collaboration among Latin American countries. Internship proposals must aim at Understanding Climate Change and Variability in the Americas. Potential themes include:
- The application of circulation models for climate prediction in the tropical Andes.
- Tropical Atlantic Variability (TAV), El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and
other forms of low-frequency climate variability.
- Ocean variability, including sudden climate change, and its influence on climate and
weather of the surrounding continents.
- Variability of the American Monsoon systems.
- Ocean/Land/Atmosphere interactions and Hydrology, including atmospheric
- Global and regional changes in the water cycle.
- Aerosol impact on climate change and variability.
- Climate change at regional scales: scenarios, impacts, vulnerability and adaptation.
- Climate changes in the past.
- Development of the Americas component for a Global Observing System for
Internships can be developed as a component of a Masters or a PhD program (sandwich program). Interns will have an appointed CPTEC adviser. CPTEC and IAI expect to develop collaboration with individuals and their home institutions based on the research developed during the internship program.
The Internships provide a stipend during the 6 months of the internship and low cost accommodation; travel support (round-trip airfare in economy fare, travel insurance, visa fees); expert mentorship and the use of CPTEC research facilities (computer time, office facilities, etc).
Applicants should have (or to be enrolled in) a Masters or PhD degree; or to be employed by an institution involved in climate or environmental activities; be a citizen or permanent resident of an IAI member country in Latin America (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela).
Applications and references must be submitted on line at the IAI Website: http://iaibr1.iai.int/TrainingOpportunities by no later than March 10, 2008.
Internships are expected to start in the second semester of 2008 or first semester of 2009.
For further information about the IAI, please visit the website http://www.iai.int.
For further information about CPTEC, please visit the website www.cptec.inpe.br.
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