Post-doctoral Fellowship in Mitochondrial Genomic

This job offer has expired

    FAPESP - São Paulo Research Foundation
    Medical sciences
    Established Researcher (R3)
    25/10/2018 23:59 - Europe/Brussels
    Brazil › Ribeirão Preto
    To be defined

A postdoctoral position is available at the Laboratory of Uro-Oncology directed by Professor Rodolfo Borges dos Reis, Department of Surgery and Anatomy, Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil.

The candidate must hold a Ph.D. Interpersonal skills, oral and written communication, analytical skills, creativity and initiative are essential requirements. The objective of the project to be conducted involves evaluation of the heterogeneity of the mitochondrial genome of mitochondria extracted from clear cell renal carcinoma. Mitochondria will be isolated from tumoral tissues to avoid contamination of mitochondrial pseudogenes present in the nuclear DNA. The parameters to be evaluated involve mitochondrial DNA depletion,taking into account the determination of copynumber by the qPCR; and also the evaluation of the rearrangements (deletions) and the complete sequencing of the mitochondrial genome in large-scale genomic (NGS).


The candidate must hold a Ph.D title with emphasis in urology, or related Disciplines (the Ph.D title cannot have been obtained more than two years from the application deadline). It is emphasized that knowledge of renal anatomy and histology are required, besides the experience with techniques relevant to the proposal of new generation sequencing tools for conducting mitochondrial genome isolation and extraction;experience with real-time PCR (qPCR), conventional PCR, NGS library preparation for Ion Torrent PGM and manipulation of bioinformatics data of the mitochondrial genome (will be considered strong differentials) are also required as well. In addition, the candidate must have previous experience for collecting, transporting and storing human biological material obtained from surgery.

 How to Apply

The candidate must apply before October 25th, 2018. The documents required are the following: Curriculum Vitae; three names or letters of references; copy of the Ph. D degree or a statement of the date when the Ph.D. title was obtained, to the e-mail of Professor Rodolfo Borges dos Reis, M.D., Ph.D. (rodolforeis@fmrp.usp.br) [Department of Surgery and Anatomy, Ribeirão Preto Medical School, 3900. BandeirantesAvenue, 14049-900, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil].

This opportunity is open to candidates of any nationalities. The selected candidate will receive a São Paulo Research Foundation-FAPESP’s Post-Doctoral fellowship in the amount of BRL 7.373,10 monthly and a research contingency fund, equivalent to 15% of the annual value of the fellowship which should be spent in items directly related to the research activity. 

More information about the fellowship is at: http://www.fapesp.br/oportunidades/2360/

Eligibility criteria

Eligible destination country/ies for fellows:

  • Brazil

Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residence:

  • All

Eligibility of fellows: nationality/ies:

  • All

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto - USP
São Paulo
Ribeirão Preto
Avenida Bandeirantes 3900, Hospital das Clínicas da FMRP-USP, 10 andar, Departamento de Cirurgia e Anatomia

EURAXESS offer ID: 341307
Posting organisation offer ID: 2360


The responsibility for the jobs published on this website, including the job description, lies entirely with the publishing institutions. The application is handled uniquely by the employer, who is also fully responsible for the recruitment and selection processes.


Please contact support@euraxess.org if you wish to download all jobs in XML.