Enviado por Secretaria em ter, 07/07/2015 – 13:59
Title: Post doctoral scholarship in Molecular Biology/Molecular Parasitology
Field of knowledge: Genetics/Parasitology
FAPESP process: 2013/50219-9
Project title: Studying the control of gene expression in Leishmania: post-translational modification, non coding RNAs, cis-elements and gene amplification
Working area: Genetics / Molecular Biology/Molecular Parasitology
Principal investigator: Angela Kaysel Cruz
Unit/Institution: Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Ribeirão Preto School of Medicine, University of São Paulo, FMRP/USP
Partner Institution: —
Deadline for submissions: September/01/2015
Publishing date: July/06/2015
A Post-Doctoral scholarship is available to work in a research team involved on the project “Studying the control of gene expression in Leishmania: post-translational modification, non coding RNAs, cis-elements and gene amplification”. Angela Cruz’s group is located in the Dept of Cell and Molecular Biology, Ribeirão Preto School of Medicine, University of São Paulo (FMRP/USP) and welcomes fellows from any nationality or gender.
Leishmania is an ancestral eukaryote and a human parasite of medical relevance. As a model organism it exhibits several odd molecular processes. Our objectives are to decipher molecular mechanisms to stand different modes of post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression in Leishmania. The post-doctoral research project aims to identify and study the repertoire of non coding RNAs (ncRNAs) involved in the control of gene expression and that may be critical for the parasite adaptation to the hosts. The work will include highthroughput RNA sequencing and analysis, identification of trans-regulators, networking of proteins and RNAs and functional studies by reverse genetics.
Requirements: Applicants must have a PhD in Parasitology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Molecular Biology or related fields. Preference will be given to individuals with a proven experience on molecular parasitology. Expertise in molecular biology is required, and experience with protozoan parasites, genomics and related computational skills, is strongly encouraged. Candidates should be creative, personally motivated, have excellent oral and written communication skills and a sense of teamwork. It is also highly desirable that applicants are fluent in English and if not fluent in Portuguese must be willing to learn it in a short period of time (to acquire minimal needs/communication skills). The selected candidate will receive a FAPESP Post-Doctoral fellowship already available (full comprehensible details may be found at www.fapesp.br/en/5427)
How to apply: Interested individuals should contact Angela K. Cruz by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) attaching letter of intent; Curriculum Vitae with a list of publications; copy of the doctoral degree and letters of recommendation from two professionals (with their email addresses). An interview (in-person meeting or skype-meeting) will be scheduled for those candidates attending to the requirements.