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[Arabidopsis] Postdoctoral position in epigenetic gene silencing

Armando Casas via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by acasasmollano from gmail.com)
Tue Sep 25 14:25:33 EST 2012

Our group is looking for applications from a highly motivated postdoc
to work on epigenetic gene silencing in Arabidopsis and sugarcane. The
successful applicant will join a new research group working in the
characterization of novel genes involved in developmental gene
silencing. We are using forward and reverse genetics, molecular
biology and biochemical approaches to investigate the role of these
genes in developmental process as well as during the responses to
abiotic stresses. We seek enthusiastic and highly motivated candidates
with excellent and proven skills in plant genetics, molecular biology,
and biochemistry. Additional experience in affinity purification, Y2H
and chromatin analysis in plants is desirable.
The lab is located in the Department of Biochemistry of the Institute
of Chemistry at the University of Sao Paulo-Brazil. English is spoken
by most of the staff in the Institute, but some basic level of
Portuguese may be required for outside of work-living situations. The
Institute of Chemistry is composed of the Biochemistry and the
Chemistry departments. The Biochemistry department has 43 professors
with interests in different aspects of cellular, molecular and
structural biology applied to various systems, such as cancer,
neuroscience, parasitology and microbiology, plant biology, biofuels,
oxidative stress and mitochondria, DNA repair and peptide synthesis.
The multidisciplinary nature of our research community creates an
outstanding environment for scientific discussion. In 2011, the
professors in the Biochemistry program had a median h-index of 21 and
had published in average 3.2 articles that year with a total of 6,093
citations (156 per PI).
Funding for the project is available for four years, but under the
Brazilian system the salary for postdocs comes from the funding
agencies and the selected candidate will have to apply for a
fellowship to the Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP). FAPESP
Post-Doctoral Scholarship is aimed at researchers with a recent
doctorate degree and a successful research track record. Applications
for the Postdoctoral fellowships could be done in English and are
received any time of the year. More information at
Prospective applicants should send (email to: acasasmollano from gmail.com)
a cover letter outlining your research interest and motivations,
including; (a) your CV with a list publications and experimental
skills and (b) contact details and e-mail addresses for 3 referees to:

Juan Armando Casas Mollano
FAPESP Young Investigator
Departamento de Bioquímica
Instituto de Química
Universidade de São Paulo
Av. Prof. Lineu Prestes, 748 sala 954
CEP 05508-000 São Paulo, SP

Email: acasasmollano from gmail.com

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