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Postdoctoral Fellow

Posted by: Laboratory of Chemical Neuroanatomy

Posted date: Mar-22-2018

Location: Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil

A postdoctoral position is available at the Laboratory of Chemical Neuroanatomy, Dept. of Anatomy ICBUSP, 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 be focused on the role of the MCH receptor 1 expressed in the mammary gland cells, looking for the cytoplasmatic events after the binding of the peptide in its receptor, and also after submitting the cell culture to different hormones in its media. This project will use cellular and molecular biology techniques and the main methods will be the regular and 3D cell culture of mammary gland, as well as the important proteins phosphorylation occurred in this process. 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 2016/022241, valid from 08/01/2017 to 07/31/2022), with the requirement of fulltime dedication. The Fellowship has the annual amount of approximately US$ 25,800.00 (tax free), 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 Ph.D. using methodologies of interest and/or of knowledge in the area related to the intended project. The Candidate must be independent, be able to interact with the work team and have good communication skills. Have independence in the English language (reading, writing, speaking and listening). The position requires previous experience in cell culture and molecular biology and biochemistry. It is also desirable for the Applicant to have the ability to manipulate laboratory animals (primarily rats). If necessary, for more details, and 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 23/04/2018), should be sent in PDF format to Prof. Jackson C. Bittencourt by email, as following:
a. CV updated or the NIH Biographical Sketch;
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 ww2.icb.usp.br
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Cell Biology
Job Classification Job Classification -> Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
Key Words cell biology, molecular biology, cell culture, phosphorylation, lactation, mammary gland, receptor
Start Date 08/01/2018
Salary 25,800/annual
Deadline Apr-23-2018