Post-doctoral fellowship in Genomics and Bioinformatics

The postdoctoral fellow should act in the generation and mainly in the analysis of transcriptomic data from oral glands of snakes. It is expected that he/she will aid in the wet-lab part of the project (RNA extraction, library preparation, sequencing in Illumina system), but will focus majorly on dry-lab activities, aiming the identification and comparison of expression levels of toxin genes and their correlation with the diversification of the phylogenetic groups studied.
Qualifications for position
1) Doctoral degree in area related to the project;
2) Have proven experience in projects involving transcriptomic analysis by Next Generation methods (RNAseq) (prerequisite);
3) Mastering the use of bioinformatic tools for the analysis of transcriptomic data, including de novo assemblers and tools for the quantification of gene expression (prerequisite);
4) Have the ability to develop bioinformatic tools and scripts in a Linux system (highly desirable);
5) Have knowledge about venoms and animal toxins and/or on evolution of gene families (desirable);
6) Fluency in English is desirable.

Candidates must reach Butantan Institute at biodiversity.scales@butantan.gov.br until September 22, forwarding:
• CV (preferrably Lattes format);
• Letter of introduction justifying your interest at the vacancy;
• Contacts (name, institution, phone and e-mail) from two to three researchers that may give information on the candidate.
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$ 7.174,80 monthly and a research contingency fund, equivalent to 15% 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/1726