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Information for prospective students

Are you interested in ecological synthesis and would like to join our lab? We have open positions for undergrads, grad students, and postdocs at the Graduate School in Ecology of USP, one of the best in Brazil.

As an educator of young scientists, I believe in helping individuals of any age, gender, or nationality to make the most of themselves. Every person is different from the other and needs to find their own path in the academic career. At SintECO, everyone who works hard, stays focused, and respects their lab mates will get a chance to learn how to do science. Our research group is kept small, so everyone can receive the attention and investment needed.

Before you send me a mentoring request, read the following articles carefully: #1, #2, and #3. The first two are in Portuguese, but Google Translator does a got job converting them to English.

I supervise only students and postdocs who make conscious career choices and do not just follow the herd. Prospective students and postdocs are expected to be curious, hard-working, and have a beginner’s mind. In addition, they should be able to read English. After you think it through, contact me.

Watch also a video about our lab (in Portuguese):