[ES_JOBS_NET] Computer Modeling Specialist Position at UFMG in Belo Horizonte, Brazil: Economic Valuation Amazon Forest Change

Kim Carlson kimcarlson at gmail.com
Mon Jan 19 08:30:53 MST 2015

Computer Modeling Specialist Position at UFMG in Belo Horizonte, Brazil:
Economic Valuation Amazon Forest Change

CSR at UFMG (csr.ufmg.br), coordinated by Prof. Britaldo Soares-Filho, is
hiring a specialist in computer modeling to participate in the project

The project financed by the World Bank aims to develop a platform for
integrating geographically differentiated net forest values for the Amazon
region. The platform will embed three major valuation components. One is
the direct values of maintaining the forest versus converting or degrading
it (opportunity costs of forest conservation). Another component comprises
assessment impact modules, including forest degradation from fires and
climate change, and deforestation, and the third estimates the economic
losses from such impacts.

The modeler will undertake the following activities:
*       Environmental simulation modeling
*       Programming using the Dinamica EGO interface
*       Spatial statistical analyses
*       Writing technical reports, scientific papers, and online

Basic requirements:
*       Basic experience in programming language
*       Experience in statistical analyses
*       Good communication and collaboration skills
*       Fluent in the English language
*       Passion for challenges

Additional desirable requirements:
*       Environmental studies experience or interest
*       GIS experience
*       Web design background
*       Availability for traveling in Brazil and abroad
*       Conversation skills in Portuguese or Spanish

*       Flexible working hours
*       Interaction with a world-renowned interdisciplinary team
*       Participation in cutting-edge projects
*       Multiple learning opportunities

Workplace: Centro de Sensoriamento Remoto - UFMG - Belo Horizonte

Duration of contract: Two years (beginning in March 2015), with
possibility of renewal depending on performance.

Salary: Negotiable, send proposed annual income in US$ or R$ with résumé
or CV to william at csr.ufmg.br

Britaldo Silveira Soares Filho
Centro de Sensoriamento Remoto/UFMG
britaldo at csr.ufmg.br
553134095449, 34095417
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