Post-doctoral Fellowship in Bioinformatic

Sep 04, 2017
Sep 18, 2017
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
The Ribeirão Preto Medical School at University of São Paulo (Ribeirão Preto, southeast Brazil) is seeking applicants for a full-time Post-doctoral position to develop a study in the bioinformatic area with RNAseq data of pediatric tumors, as part of a thematic project funded by Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo-FAPESP.

The biology of pediatric tumors is intrinsically associated with dysregulation of signaling pathways that control normal embryonic development. Among these pathways there are the WNT, SHH, Notch and TGF-beta, which also play an important role in carcinogenesis and are involved in tumor chemo-and radio-resistance. The study of these pathways in the context of the biology of pediatric tumors may constitute a new field for the identification of target genes and for understanding of the long-term effects caused by the different treatment modalities of infant tumors. Thus, this project aims to identify co-expression networks associated with the transcriptional modules of the above-mentioned pathways in different pediatric tumors (medulloblastoma, ependymoma and adrenocortical tumor).

The post-doctoral fellow will develop a in silico study with the RNAseq data of the pediatric tumors Medulloblastoma, Ependymoma and Adrenocortical tumor with the aim of analyzing and constructing genetic panels of the developmental pathways common to pediatric tumors investigated for the prognostic decision. Moreover, the post-doctoral will collaborate with other subprojects related to the Thematic Project and to contribute to the coorientation of masters and doctoral students.
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 for two years, with the option to extend, 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.

Required skills and experience:
Candidates must have a recent PhD degree in Science or related fields and proven experience in RNASeq data analysis using software/language “R”, familiarity with Database and Software Development. Priority shall be given to applicants with international experience (research internship abroad) and advanced English level. We are looking for a proactive and creative researcher with the ability to support the group and conduct experiments independently.

Applicants should send until September 16th via e-mail ( the following documents to Rosane Queiroz, PhD (Subject: post-doctoral fellowship in bioinformatic):
1 - Presentation letter summarizing the reason of interest in the scholarship and previous scientific experience in the area related to the Thematic Project;
2 – Short Curricullum Vitae (foreign applicants) or “Currículo Lattes” (Brazilians);
3 - Names and contacts of two references

More information about the fellowship is at

Eligible destination country/ies for fellows:Brazil

Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residence:All

Eligibility of fellows: nationality/ies:All