Postdoctoral Position– FAPESP

A postdoctoral position is available at the Pharmacology Department, Ribeirao Preto Medical School from the University of Sao Paulo (FMRP-USP), Ribeirao Preto, Brazil. The fellowship is funded by Sao Paulo Research Foundation – FAPESP.

We are seeking applicants who are exceptionally motivated, innovative, that can work independently within a collaborative team setting. The ideal candidate must have a PhD degree and background in Systems Biology, Bioinformatics or Computational Biology. Candidates must have strong programming skills in at least two of the following languages: C++, Java, Perl, R, Python or Matlab. Previous molecular biology experience is highly desired.

Please submit your complete application by 30/11/2015 (cover letter, CV and 2 recommendation letters) to Dr. Fernando Cunha (fdqcunha@fmrp.usp.br) and Dr. Helder Nakaya (hnakaya@usp.br).

The main goal of the Center for Research in Inflammatory Diseases (CRID) is to advance the pathophysiological understanding of inflammatory diseases. To accomplish this goal, CRID team applies state-of-the-art tools to recognize and to understand the molecular, immunological, pathological and pharmacological mechanisms involved in inflammation; to develop pharmacological and immune therapy tools; to search for diagnostic markers and prognostic clues; and to apply this knowledge to design and synthesize new molecules for treating inflammatory diseases.

The post-doctoral fellow will develop pipelines for the analysis of high-throughput assay data (mostly RNA-Seq and microarrays) and use systems biology approaches to investigate the molecular mechanisms of inflammatory processes.

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