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Post-Doctoral Position - Molecular Entomology

Posted by: University of Sao Paulo

Posted date: Jun-06-2018

Location: Piracicaba, SP, Brazil

There is a Post-Doctoral position on Molecular Entomology opened at the Department of Entomology and Acarology, ESALQ, University of São Paulo, to join a multidisciplinary group of researchers from FUNDECITRUS developing a project on the Biotechnological approaches to the control of citrus Huanglongbing using transgenic plants”. The position is initially for a 1 yr term, with the possibility of renewal for an extra year. There is also a possibility to make use of funds to support installation.

We are seeking for a self-motivated, independent researcher with experience in the field of molecular biology, and training in the use of iRNA design and delivery for insect pest control and on the use of bioinformatic tools for insect transcriptome assembly and analyses. The PD will be involved with the processing of NGS sequencing data, dsRNA design and synthesis, and the development of iRNA delivery mechanisms for pest control. All activities will be carried out at the Department of Entomology and Acarology, ESALQ/USP, in Piracicaba, under the supervision of Prof. Fernando Luís Cônsoli.

Funds are made available by FAPESP, Brazil, project number 2015/07011-3, coordinated by Dr. Leandro Peña (Fundecitrus).

Start date: 16th July, 2018

If you have an interest, please send your motivation letter, CV and the contact of 3 references to Fernando L Cônsoli (fconsoli(at)usp.br) no later than 06/24/2018

Job Title Post-Doctoral Position - Molecular Entomology
Post Details
Email fconsoli(at)usp.br
Employer's Website http://
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Molecular Biology
Job Classification Job Classification -> Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Piracicaba, SP, Brazil
Key Words iRNA, transcriptomes, insect, pest control
Start Date July 16, 2018
Deadline Jun-24-2016