Fellowship & Grant details

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

Post doctoral fellowship in Bioinformatics

Please note that the job is no longer active!

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

As requirements, candidates should have:
- Ph.D. degree, preferentially in bioinformatics, but applicants having equivalent skills and interests in computer science, statistics, and biomedical sciences will also be considered. 
- Experience in the bioinformatics tools, especially data mining, and ability to interpret the data generated from OMICS platforms (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, lipidomics, metabolomics) to in vitro and in vivo models used for screening bioactive molecules (toxins, venoms, animal secretions). 
- Fluency in, at least, one programming language and ability of mastering quickly new computational tools. 
- Experience with Python, Perl, R, Java, C/C++, Linux, and web server development (ideally Django) is desirable. 
- Knowledge of databases, such as MySQL Server or PostgreSQL, as well as previous experience in processing and managing high-throughput sequencing data. 
- Ability to design, develop and deploy robust workflows and custom scripts to support the analyses of high-throughput data mining to generate novel hypotheses or insights related to inflammation and immunology. 
- Ability to set up, configure and manage Linux-based operating systems. 
- Excellent communication and organizational skills are essential. 
- Knowledge on immunology, inflammation, biochemistry, computational biology/chemistry, and bioinformatics is a strong plus. 
- Fluent English (writing and speaking) and ability to work in an interdisciplinary team are essential.

This opportunity is open to applicants 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 related to accommodation expenses (visit

Interested applicants should send their applications to Dr. Ana Marisa Chudzinski Tavassi (To: / The application must include the following items: a cover letter outlining research accomplishments, curriculum vitae, and two recommendation letters.

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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