Postdoc chulo en Brasil trabajando en conservación de especies en peligro a través de biología celular ~

13 de marzo de 2020

Postdoc chulo en Brasil trabajando en conservación de especies en peligro a través de biología celular

PD fellowship opportunity in Generation of induced pluripotent cells
from Endangered Animal Species.

The Deer Research and Conservation Center (NUPECCE) under coordination
of professor Jose Mauricio Barbanti Duarte from the Animal Science
Department of the São Paulo State University, and the Research Group
for Bird Propagation (GEMA) under coordination of professor Ricardo
José Garcia Pereira from the Department of Animal Reproduction of
the São Paulo University, participate in the FAPESP Thematic Project
"Evaluation, recovering and conservation of the endangered fauna of the
Pernambuco Endemism Center (CEP)", which is coordinated by Luis Fabio
Silveira (MZUSP, São Paulo), and offers a postdoctoral fellowship for
a foreign or Brazilian candidate, who has completed a doctorate not more
than six years before the start of the scholarship, to develop activities
of "Use of fibroblast cryobanks for conserving endangered animal species
of the CEP", which has as specific objectives:

- To develop media for animal cell cryopreservation;

- Rescue e culture frozen cells from a variety of biological materials
(skin, feathers, fur, etc);

- To implement protocols for the production of induced pluripotent cells
from these cell cultures;

- To perform different pluripotency tests including gene and protein
expression, and cellular differentiation.

This opportunity is open to highly qualified Brazilians and
foreigners. The candidate should preferably have training in the area
either of Biomedicine, Biochemistry, Genetic, Biology or Veterinary
Medicine, satisfactory CV and scientific knowledge in the research area
of the scholarship. It is essential the candidate to be fluent in English,
to have a satisfactory knowledge of Portuguese, to exhibit the ability to
write scientific articles, and readiness to reside in Jaboticabal during
the first year and in São Paulo for the second and third years (both
cities are located in São Paulo State, Brazil). The selected candidate
will be involved in the planning and execution of the research activities
mentioned in this notice and will also work in the administration of the
laboratory and co-orientation of graduate and undergraduate students. The
professional should be familiar with bibliographic search tools, know
how to plan and conduct experiments independently. Among the knowledge
and techniques necessary for the development of this project we emphasize:

1. Large practice in cell freezing and culturing;

2. Wide knowledge and capability in cellular biology (immunofluorescence,
immunohistochemistry, cell cytometry, etc);

3. Recognized experience in molecular biology (PCR, RT-PCR, qRT-PCR,
oligonucleotide design and molecular cloning).

Contract period and start of work: The scholarship lasts until 24 months,
with the possibility of extension for another 12 months). The forecast
is to begin in June 2020.

Values and conditions: 1. Monthly income (free of taxes) of R$ 7,373.10
(Brazilian currency), plus 15% of the annual value for expenses related
to research (Technical Reserve); 2. Financial support for travel and
installation expenses may be requested for selected applicants and the
merits will be analyzed by FAPESP upon acceptance of the concession;
3. The candidate must have completed a doctorate not more than six years
before the start of the scholarship; 4. The scholarship requires full
dedication to the research project (except under the conditions described
in resolution PR 13/2009 of July 15, 2009); 5. The grantee may not have
any formal or informal employment, nor receive, during the period of the
fellowship, a scholarship from another entity, salary or remuneration
derived from the exercise of activities of any nature. 6. For the
implementation of the scholarship the selected candidate must present
all the documentation required by FAPESP; For more details, go to: <>

How to apply: The submission deadline is April 30, 2020. Registration
exclusively by email ( Include the subject
"Postdoctoral ARCA project", followed by your name, and send the following
files in PDF format:

1. An English text with a maximum of 2 pages explaining your motivations
to work on this project;

2. Summarized CV (maximum 3 pages), including published papers attesting
to the capacity to carry out the project;

3. Two letters of recommendation from researchers who should send them
directly to the email above.

Selection: The selection will be made based on the candidate's
CV (experience in the research area of the project and quality
of the publications) and in the letters of motivation and
recommendation. Applicants may be invited to a personal interview or
via Skype. The selected candidate must submit the necessary documents
for the FAPESP scholarship application within 15 days after approval.

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