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Two Postdoctoral Positions Available at the Institute of Biology, University of Campinas, Brazil

24/11/2022

Job Information

Organisation/Company
University of Campinas
Department
Biochemistry and Tissue Biology - Laboratory of Aging Biology
Research Field
Biological sciences
Biological sciences » Laboratory animal science
Biological sciences » Nutritional sciences
Chemistry
Chemistry » Biochemistry
Medical sciences
Medical sciences » Other
Researcher Profile
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Country
Brazil
Application Deadline
Type of Contract
Temporary
Job Status
Full-time
Hours Per Week
40
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?
No

Offer Description

The Laboratory of Aging Biology (LaBE) and the Autoimmune Research Lab of the University of Campinas (Unicamp), Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil, offer two postdoctoral fellowship positions in projects aimed at studying THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN THE IMMUNE SYSTEM AND METABOLISM AS A KEY DETERMINANT OF THE AGING PROCESS.

The projects are part of a Thematic grant (2021/08354-2) supported by FAPESP (Sao Paulo Research Foundation) which involve basic scientists, bioinformaticians, surgeons and clinicians interested in developing new therapies to treat chronic degenerative diseases associated with aging. One of those initiatives is to identify new ways of eliminating senescent cells using natural products of the Brazilian biodiversity. Another is to characterize thymic involution during aging and obesity, aiming to understand how this phenomenon contributes to immunosenescence. We are recruiting candidates to conduct these studies.

Candidates must have completed their PhD; have experience in molecular and cell biology and/or immunology; preferentially with previous experience with cell culture, flow cytometry and/or animal studies. We expect candidates to work in a multidisciplinary environment and be proactive and collaborative.

The projects will be conducted under the supervision of Prof. Marcelo A. Mori and Prof. Alessandro S. Farias. The fellowships will be funded by FAPESP and have an initial timetable of 24 months, scheduled to begin in March 2023. For more information about FAPESP’s postdoctoral fellowship program, please see http://www.fapesp.br/en/postdoc.

Applications are due on December 11th, 2022 at morima@unicamp.br (Subject: Postdoctoral fellowship application). Applicants are requested to send the following documents:

a) Statement of interest, describing your skills and the reasons for your interest in the position;

b) Two recommendation letters;

c) Short summary of your PhD thesis;

d) Short CV (or Lattes CV).

NOTE: Additional Salary Information: R$ 8.479,20 Brazilian reais per month (net value; taxes do not apply).

Requirements

Research Field
Biological sciences
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent
Skills/Qualifications

Experience in molecular and cell biology and/or immunology; preferentially with previous experience with cell culture, flow cytometry and/or animal studies. We expect candidates to work in a multidisciplinary environment and be proactive and collaborative.

Additional Information

Work Location(s)

Number of offers available
2
Company/Institute
Institute of Biology, University of Campinas
Country
Brazil
City
Campinas
Geofield

Where to apply

E-mail
morima@unicamp.br

Contact

State/Province
SP
City
Campinas
Website
Street
Rua Monteiro Lobato 255
E-Mail
morima@unicamp.br