Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by FAPESP, SAO PAULO RESEARCH FOUNDATION (15/03/2016 04.00)

Post doctoral fellowship in Cell Biology

Please note that the job is no longer active!

The Centre of Excellence for Research in Target Discovery, a new partnership among FAPESP, Glaxo-Smith Kline and Butantan Institute, has a postdoctoral position available in the Laboratory of Biochemistry at Butantan Institute, São Paulo, Brazil.

The successful applicant will contribute to an international competitive research on the identification, elucidation and validation of novel targets/pathways involved in inflammatory related diseases, such as osteoarthritis, cancer, tissue remodeling, rheumatoid arthritis, metabolic and neurodegenerative diseases. 

The successful applicant will:
- Obtain training in high-throughput microscopy, epigenetics.
- Collaborate with internal and external partners.
- Work in close cooperation with a team of researchers to facilitate novel discoveries.

As requirements, candidates should have PhD in Molecular Biology, Biotechnology or related areas; at least one first author paper in an international peer reviewed journal; motivation to solve complex biological problems in the field of target discovery and to productively work in an interdisciplinary environment; fluent English with good writing skills; knowledge of bioinformatics for microarrays analysis, real time PCR and laboratory good practices. Next sequencing generation analysis, imaging related techniques and experience working with microRNA are advantages (but not requirements).

Interested applicants should submit an application including a cover letter outlining research accomplishments, CV, and two recommendation letters. Please send the application to Dr. Ana Marisa Chudzinski Tavassi (To: /

This opportunity is open to candidates of any nationalities. The selected candidate will receive a FAPESP's Post-Doctoral fellowship in the amount of R$ 6,143.40 monthly and a research contingency fund, equivalent to 15% of the annual value of the fellowship which should be spent in items directly related to the research activity.

Those who need to move to the city where is located the headquarters of the research institution may request the benefit Installation financial assistance, comprising:
- One (1) additional monthly fee to be paid along with the first month of the fellowship;
- Transportation costs, in case of any displacement exceeding 350km (visit

Please note that the full description may be available in the national language since some job boards have their own publication policy. Thank you for your understanding!

Research Fields

Biological sciences

Programme Description
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsBrazil
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
Fellowship's Details
Career StageExperienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)
Research ProfilesNot defined
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Research Laboratory
São Paulo - Brazil