The Laboratory of Cell Signaling, a member of the Research Center on Obesity and Comorbidities (OCRC) of the State University of Campinas (Unicamp), Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil, offers a postdoctoral fellowship position in one of the following areas: “Hypothalamic control of food intake” OR “Whole body regulation of energy expenditure”. OCRC is one of the Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers (CEPIDs) supported by FAPESP (Sao Paulo Research Foundation).
In view of the rapid worldwide increase in obesity and diabetes, we would like to elucidate mechanisms behind the regulation of food intake and energy expenditure. The main purpose of the project is to provide advance in strategies aimed at controlling food intake and treat obesity, as well as the identification of potential targets for drug discovery against obesity.
Candidates must have completed their PhD; experience in morphological analysis by light and confocal microscopy; extensive knowledge of cell and molecular biology techniques (emphasis on cell culture of neuronal precursor cells of the adult brain of mice), viability and cell cycle analyzes (biochemical and immunodetection by flow cytometry), high resolution respirometry (seahorse), molecular biology (qRT-PCR, transfection-siRNA, microarray). Also, will be expected capacity to work in a multidisciplinary environment.
The project will be conducted under the supervision of Licio A. Velloso, MD, PhD, and funded by FAPESP, Research Grant – Thematic Project – 2015 / 50278-0, as Aid Budget Items. The position will last 24 months, scheduled to begin in April 2020. For more information about FAPESP’s postdoctoral fellowship program, please see: http://www.fapesp.br/en/postdoc.
Applications are due on March 20, 2020 at [email protected] (Subject: Post-Doctor LabSinCel). Applicants are requested to send the following documents:
- Statement of interest, describing the reasons for your interest in this position and the main lab techniques that you are skilled in;
- Two recommendation letters;
- Short summary of your PhD thesis;
- Short CV.
NOTE: Additional Salary Information: R$ 7.373,10 Brazilian reais per month.