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Postdoctoral position on sugarcane cell wall biochemistry and biology

Posted by: University of São Paulo

Posted date: May-26-2019

Location: São Paulo

The candidate for the selected PD position will develop research at the Laboratory of Ecological Plant Physiology (LAFIECO) at the Institute of Biosciences of the University of São Paulo (IB-USP), linked to the National Institute of Science and Technology (INCT of Bioethanol). The job requires a solid background in Biochemistry and Physiology of carbohydrate and cell wall-related proteins, as well as methods of extracting polysaccharides, oligo- and monosaccharide analysis of structural and non-structural carbohydrates. The candidate must have extensive knowledge in enzymatic methods for specific plant glycosyl hydrolases of hemicelluloses, pectins, and cellulose, as well as high-performance liquid chromatography with amperometric pulse. It is also necessary knowledge of molecular biology and proteomics specific for cell wall, analytical platforms for data analysis and in-depth knowledge in statistics (experience with multivariate and network analysis is desirable). Previous experience with sugarcane and knowledge of growth and development of agricultural species are expected. The chosen candidate will be responsible for investigating how the architecture of the sugarcane cell wall is related to the processes of growth and development. In addition, the candidate will take part in other activities of the group related to the INCT of Bioethanol. The candidate should be available for research activities abroad for at least one year.


The validity of this FAPESP fellowship is two years, extendable for more 12 months. The selected candidate will receive a Post-Doctorate grant of R$ 7,373.10 (Reais) per month and Research Contingency Funds equivalent to 15% of the annual value of the scholarship to meet unforeseen expenses directly related to the research activities.


Candidates must submit an updated resume, cover letter stating the rationale of interest in the scholarship containing a brief description of their experience, and a recommendation letter to Prof. Marcos Buckeridge (msbuck(at)usp.br) until June 24th, 2019

Job Title Postdoctoral position on sugarcane cell wall biochemistry and biology
Post Details
Email msbuck(at)usp.br
Employer's Website www.inctdobioetanol.com.br
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Biology
Job Classification Job Classification -> Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location São Paulo
Key Words plant cell wall, glycosil hydrolases, hemicelluloses, pectins, polysaccharides
Start Date 1/8/2019
Salary R$ 7.373,10
Deadline Jun-24-2019