A postdoctoral position is available at the Pharmacology Department - USP FAPESP

University of Sao Paulo (FMRP-USP)
Job Location
Av Bandeirantes, 3900
Ribeirão Preto - São Paulo
Job Description

A postdoctoral position is available at the Pharmacology Department, Ribeirao Preto Medical School from the University of Sao Paulo (FMRP-USP), Ribeirao Preto, Brazil. The fellowship is funded by Sao Paulo Research Foundation - FAPESP.

Inflammatory diseases are a complex and heterogeneous group of diseases that affect more than 10% of the world population. The current options for treating inflammatory diseases are still limited and in some cases ineffective due to limited understanding of their underlying mechanisms.

The Center for Research in Inflammatory Diseases (CRID) performs integrative and translational research to generate scientific knowledge and to identify new therapeutic targets for inflammatory diseases. The overall objective of the CRID is to identify, validate and target known and novel biological pathways involved in the induction and resolution of inflammation. The expected result is the development of innovative therapeutic strategies and drugs that can effectively target inflammatory diseases.

The specific goal of the Center will be to advance the pathophysiological understanding of inflammatory diseases (infectious, autoimmune and vascular atherosclerotic) to accomplish the following: recognize and understand the mechanisms involved, such as molecular (genetic and intracellular signaling), immunological (innate and specific responses), pathological and pharmacological (experimental models) mechanisms; identify new biological targets to develop pharmacological (synthetic and from natural source) and immune (antibody) therapy tools; search for possible diagnostic markers and prognostic clues; and apply this knowledge to the design and synthesis of new molecules for treating inflammatory diseases.


We are seeking applicants who are exceptionally motivated, innovative, that can work independently within a collaborative team setting. The ideal candidate must have a PhD degree and background in the field of molecular pharmacology and cell signaling. Prior experience in molecular biology with techniques such as cell culture, gene cloning and transfection, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, PCR, Western Blotting.

How to Apply

Please submit your complete application by 27/03/2016 (cover letter, CV and 2 recommendation letters) to Dr. Fernando Cunha: fdqcunha@fmrp.usp.br or Thiago Cunha thicunha@fmrp.usp.br

About Our Organization

Patricia Fara writes about childcare funding, and women in science and science history at NPR.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences researchers have visualized the career paths of former postdocs.

A new survey from the Pew Research Center finds that half of women working in STEM have experienced gender discrimination at work.

A proposal to tax students' tuition waivers no longer appears in the US tax bill, Vox reports.