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Postdoctoral fellow

CeTICS-Center of Toxins, Immune-Response and Cell Signaling - Instituto Butanan/Brazil
São Paulo, SP, Brazil
November 28, 2016

Postdoctoral fellowship in Epigenetics of Pain: Epigenetic Control in the analgesia dependent on the opioid receptors activation.

A postdoctoral position is available for the sub-project “Epigenetic Control in the analgesia dependent on the opioid receptors activation: DNA methylation and miRNA evaluation on the antinociceptive effect of Crotalphine” funded by FAPESP (State Funding Agency of São Paulo State) and under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Yara Cury. The objective of this project is to evaluate the intracellular signaling pathways and the role of the epigenetic mechanisms in the long-term analgesic effects of crotalphine. Required Qualifications: The position is open to candidates holding a PhD, or equivalent degree, in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology or related fields. Previous experience in epigenetics, gene expression analysis, cell signaling or behavioral studies of pain in animal models is an advantage. Good written and spoken English and interest in working in a multidisciplinary team is preferable. Competitiveness at the international level and willingness to collaborate with internal and external collaborators, as well as supporting other group members is required. Studentship: The Post-Doctorate fellowship includes a monthly stipend and research contingency funds. The stipend of the FAPESP s post-doctoral fellowship is R$ 6.143,40 ( USD 1.534,19) for up to 24 months. A Research Contingency Fund, equivalent to 15% of the annual value of the fellowship, is available and intended for use in activities directly related to the research project. Re-Installation Financial Assistance: The benefit may be requested by those who need to relocate to São Paulo city and it comprises one additional monthly stipend and transportation costs, for displacement distances above 350 Km from São Paulo. For more information, please refer to fapesp/en/5427. In order to participate on the selective process, please send 1) a letter of interest on the research project stating research accomplishments and interests, 2) full CV and 3) names and contact information of 3 references, on an e-mail with the subject ‘PD-Dor/CEPID’ to the Yara Cury e Luciane Zancheta Working Address: Butantan Institute – Especial Laboratory of Pain and Signaling (LEDS). Av. Dr. Vital Brasil nº 1500, São Paulo, SP – Brazil – CEP: 05503-900.

Application deadline: December 15, 2016