Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Structural Biology and Drug Discovery

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    FAPESP - São Paulo Research Foundation
    Biological sciences
    Established Researcher (R3)
    10/05/2021 23:59 - Europe/Brussels
    Brazil › São Carlos
    To be defined


The Center for Research and Innovation in Biodiversity and Drug Discovery (CIBFar) – one of the Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers (RIDCs) supported by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) in the state of São Paulo, Brazil – announces the opening of a post-doctoral position. Registration is open until May 10, 2021.

The post-doctoral student will develop his activities at the Laboratory of Structural Biology and Medicinal Chemistry of the University of São Paulo's Institute of Physics in São Carlos (IFSC-USP), which hosts CIBFar, with the following methodologies:

1) Amplification, cloning, recombinant expression, and purification of proteins from SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses circulating in Brazil, relevant as potential targets for antiviral drugs;
2) Development and standardization of activity or binding assays for expressed recombinant enzymes, for use in the selection of specific ligands and inhibitors;
3) Crystallization and in positive cases, diffraction data collection and resolution of the structures for subsequent development of specific ligands by the Fragment Screening and co-crystallization methodologies;
4) Biochemical / biophysical screening of compounds and planning of antiviral molecules.

The candidate must have a good academic record and full training in the methodologies described above.

Registrations must be made by sending the CV Lattes and a brief description of the interest in the research line to Glaucius Oliva (oliva@ifsc.usp.br).

This opportunity is open to candidates of any nationalities. The selected candidate will receive a FAPESP’s Post-Doctoral fellowship in the amount of R$ 7,373.10 monthly and a research contingency fund, equivalent to 10% 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: fapesp.br/oportunidades/4216.

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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
Instituto de Física de São Carlos/USP
São Paulo
São Carlos
Av. Joao Dagnone, 1100

EURAXESS offer ID: 626216
Posting organisation offer ID: 4216


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