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Energy and Transport planning and modeling, environmental assessment, CCS - Ref 18PDR084
University de São Paulo

Date Posted Jul. 6, 2018
Title Energy and Transport planning and modeling, environmental assessment, CCS - Ref 18PDR084
University University de São Paulo More About This Institution...
Department Institute of Energy and Environment - IEE / USP
Application Deadline Aug. 12, 2018
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
  • Post-Doc
  • Sociology - of Culture
    Sociology - Social Psychology
    Sociology - Humanities
    Sociology - Economic
    Sociology - General
    Research Methods/Data Analysis
    Public Policy & Administration
    Psychology - Social
    Psychology - General
    Political Science - International
    Political Science - General
    International Relations/Foreign Service
    Interdisciplinary Studies
    Human Ecology
    Human Development
    Government - Policy/Public Affairs
    Environmental Policy
    Economics - General
    Social Sciences - General
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This project is expected to be developed in collaboration with researchers from Projects 25 and 42,
eventually Projects 23 of USP’s Research Centre for Gas Innovation – RCGI (summary of these projects
in found in the RCGI website at ). Candidates with expertise in Energy Planning,
Energy Transition, Sustainability, Public perception will work with convergent models for Brazilian
reality elaborating alternative scenarios, including incentives policies.

The Post-doctorate candidate will interact with researchers from those projects providing strong
background on: (i) energy planning, (ii) cost assessment of energy technologies; (iii) environmental
impact study (iv) analysis of the medium and long-term trends in energy supply and demand (v) studies
on the use of compressed and/or liquefied natural gas in the transportation sector, (vi) studies on
carbon capture storage.

The primary objectives and roles of the position are:
1. A literature review of energy policies, including fiscal incentives and public policies, as well as rules on building, mapping energy systems and its regulation issues; Literature review on Environmental impact assessment, Environmental Licensing process and carbon capture and storage.
2. To carry out a survey of the necessary infrastructure for its deployment, including the; Interviewing fleet operators and entrepreneurs from the transport sector; Analysis of barriers and incentives on natural gas market, mainly in trucks.
3. Analysis factors that may hinder or encourage the use of liquefied natural gas in the transportation sector
4. To assess energy potential, offer and energy sources, additional infrastructures needed and corresponding costs;
5. Law analysis on natural gas or biomethane in transport sector; and proposition of industrial policies and strategies that could lead to development and implementation of the blue corridor in São Paulo. Writing recommendations and propositions on natural gas regarding public policies and its incentives, aiming to diversify the national energy matrix;
6. Contribute to data collection and organization, work experiences, research and subjects that structure the main experience of Environmental Impact assessment – EIA for Carbon Capture and Storage around the word nowadays
7. Identify and analyze the experiences and formats of Environmental Impact assessment – - EIA for Carbon Capture and Storage practised in Brazil
8. Identify and analyze the main issues of the frontier of scientific knowledge about environmental planning and management of Carbon Capture and Storage
9. Describe the process of energetic transition between natural gas and Carbon Capture and Storage
10. Analysis of new methodologies that involves public perception and Carbon Capture and Storage.

The researcher is expected to develop his/her research jointly with the other researchers of the mentioned projects, in order to allow him/her to receive the inputs needed for the research and to offer the adequate results to all involved projects.
This interface proposed for the 2 projects will be extremely significant, allowing a more productive use of human resources and contributing to achieving more rapidly the different objectives of each project.

Requirements to fill the position.
This project would be well-suited to a highly motivated individual, who is a graduate or has experience in Management, Public Policy, Law, Account, Economics, History, Geography, International Relations or Foreign trading, including experience on Energy Planning and knowledge of public policies. It is required an undergraduate, master and doctorate overall grade above 7.0. Special cases above 6.5/10.0 will be also considered. Duration of the scholarship: 2 years.

Information about the FELLOWSHIP
The selected candidate will receive a FAPESP Post-Doctoral fellowship in the amount of R$ 7.174,80
monthly paid in Reais and a research contingency fund, equivalent to 15% of the annual value of the
fellowship which should be spent on items directly related to the research activity, as well as
displacement funding, if necessary and applicable. More information about the fellowship is at:

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Karen Mascarenhas
    Human Resources
    University De São Paulo
    Av Prof Mello Moraes, 2231
    Cidade Universitaria - Butanta
    Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo 05508-030
  • +551126486225


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