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Postdoctoral Fellow

Posted by: Institute of Biomedical Sciences - University of S�o Paulo

Posted date: Jul-18-2017

Location: São Paulo-SP, Brazil

 A postdoctoral position is available at the Laboratory of Chemical Neuroanatomy, Dept. of Anatomy - ICB-USP, linked to a thematic project under the supervision of Prof. Jackson C. Bittencourt, that deals with the appearance of immunoreactive neurons to the melanin-concentrating hormone (MCH) exclusively during the lactation period in the ventromedial preoptic area. This project will use molecular biology techniques and the main method will be the RNA silencing followed by maternal behavior analysis through behavioral observation. For the development of this project, the postdoctoral fellow will be subsidized with a postdoctoral fellowship provided by the Foundation for Research Support of the State of São Paulo (FAPESP, Thematic Project 2016/02224-1, valid from 08/01/2017 to 07/31/2022), with the requirement of full-time dedication. The Fellowship has the annual approximately amount of US$ 25,800.00, with a duration of 24 months. Financial aid equivalent to 15% of the annual value of the scholarship will be granted for expenses directly related to research activities. The requirements and benefits are available at http://fapesp.br/bolsas/pd. The interested candidates must have completed their PhD using methodologies of interest and/or of knowledge in the area related to the intended project. Must be independent, be able to interact with the work team and have good communication skills. Have independence in the English language (reading, writing and speaking). The position requires previous experience in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, knowledge of manipulation of silencing of RNA and siRNA-carrying viruses, as well as neurogenesis. It is also desirable for the Applicant to have the ability to manipulate laboratory animals (primarily rats). To help choose the candidate, he/she will be interviewed (in person or via Skype). Please, contact Prof. Bittencourt by email jcbitten(at)icb.usp.br. Documents required for registration (until 08/04/2017), should be sent in PDF format to Prof. Jackson C. Bittencourt by email, as following: 
a. CV updated;
b. Letter of interest, explaining the reasons for your application to the position;
c. Two letters of recommendation issued by professionals in your area of expertise;
d. The three latest/most relevant publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Job Title Postdoctoral Fellow
Post Details
Email jcbitten(at)icb.usp.br
Employer's Website www.icb.usp.br
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Neuroscience
Job Classification Job Classification -> Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location São Paulo-SP, Brazil
Key Words melanin-concentrating hormone, lactation, maternal behavior, neuropeptides, siRNA, hypothalamus, medial preoptic area
Start Date August/September/2017
Salary 25,800.00
Deadline Aug-04-2017