A postdoctoral position is available in pharmacology of natural products specifically on inflammation.

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.

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.

The post-doctoral fellow will dedicate his/her efforts to identify pathophysiological mechanisms involved in atherosclerosis.


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 pharmacology of natural products specifically on inflammation. Prior experience in in vivo and in vitro pharmacology with techniques such as in vivo models of inflammation, cell cultures, RT-PCR, ELISA, Western Blotting and HPLC. 

How to Apply

Please submit your complete application by 29/02/2016 (cover letter, CV and 2 recommendation letters) to Dr. Fernando Cunha: [email protected] or Thiago Cunha [email protected]

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