• Postdoctoral Position

Nome do interessado: Ariel Mariano Silber

E-mail: asilber@usp.br

Telefone: (11) 3091-7335

Título do projeto: The biological role of amino acids and their metabolites in Trypanosoma cruzi

Data limite para inscrições: 10 de outubro de 2017

Postdoctoral Position: A postdoctoral position is available for the project “The biological role of amino acids and their metabolites in Trypanosoma cruzi”, sub-project “Biological role of the intermediary enzymes of the catabolism of Branched Chain Amino Acids in Trypanosoma cruzi” under supervision of Prof. Ariel M. Silber inserted in Department of Parasitology, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of São Paulo, and supported by Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP), SP, Brazil. The Project will investigate the metabolism of histidine and its relationship with the bioenergetics and cell differentiation in Trypanosoma cruzi. The position is open to candidates featuring PhD (or concluding PhD until November 2017) or equivalent degree with concentration in Cellular Biology. Candidates with specialization in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, or related fields will also be considered. The Project will initiate on December 2017. Please send your CV, a cover letter stating research accomplishments and interests, and two recommendation letters to: asilber@usp.br. Address: Departamento de Parasitologia, Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas – Universidade de São Paulo. Av. Prof. Lineu Prestes 1374 – Butantã – SP/SP – CEP: 05508-000. The selected candidate will receive a FAPESP’s Postdoctoral monthly fellowship of R$ 7.174,80 and research contingency fund, equivalent to 15% of the annual value of the fellowship which should be spent directly on the research activity. See http://www.fapesp.br/en/5427 – Grant # 16/06034-2.

  • Post-doc Available

  • Available 3 PhD positions on the topic “Integrative systematics and metagenomics for the study of ciliates and their bacterial symbionts”.

We are actively looking for competitive, not-Italian candidates

Candidates having any combination of the following expertise are especially welcome:

Ciliate biology, Protistology, evolutionary biology, ciliate or protist cell culturing, bacterial symbiont biology, traditional morphology and morphometric, taxonomy, systematics, evolution, host-symbiont interaction and co-evolution, silver nitrate and protargol cell staining, scientific hand drawing for taxonomic purposes, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Transmission Electron Microscopy, ecology, in vivo experiments with protist, advanced statistics, microbial ecology, molecular biology, molecular systematics, Next Generation Sequencing, bioinformatics, Linux, metagenomics assembly programs, metagenomic analysis, transcriptomics, comparative genomics, phylogenomics, metabolic pathway reconstruction, Rickettsiales and/or Verrucomicrobiales biology and genomics, microbiome characterization and analysis, bacterial and parasitic fish disease, wastewater treatment.

Deadline for the application 19th July at 1.00 p.m. (Italian time, bureaucratic procedure is a bit complex)

All interested scholars are invited to contact each of us for any information, advice, or also for an “informal” pre-evaluation of their own Curriculum Vitae.

Our contacts are:

Letizia Modeo, email: letizia.modeo@unipi.it
Giulio Petroni, email: giulio.petroni@unipi.it

Please consider that probably one candidate will be selected to work mainly in Integrative Systematics while the other mainly in Metagenomics.

Please also note that scholars who already get a PhD outside Italy or students who will defend their diploma/master within 31/10/2017 are as well eligible for the application.

Interested candidates should submit the application before deadline (19th July at 1.00 p.m. Italian time) following instruction available at the links:


  • Advanced Course on Vaccines