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Posted by: University of Sao Paulo - USP

Posted date: Jan-30-2019

Location: Sao Carlos, Brazil

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;text-indent:.5in;line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:Arial">A postdoctoral position is available for the University of Sao Paulo (USP), Center for Research and Innovation in Biodiversity and Drug Discovery (CIBFar), one of the ‚Research Innovation and Dissemination Centers‚ (CEPIDs) supported by FAPESP (The Sao Paulo Research Foundation). The postdoctoral researcher will join the team of investigators in Natural Products, Medicinal Chemistry, and Drug Design at CIBFar to work on the use of computational approaches to identify scaffolds and hits in databases of natural products and biodiversity for the design of new active compounds. The registration period ends on 04th March 2019.</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;text-indent:.5in;line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:Arial">The postdoctoral fellow will also investigate the integration of molecular modeling approaches and <i>in vitro</i> studies to select new bioactive natural compounds from the Brazilian biodiversity. Candidates must have obtained their PhD degree within the last 7 (seven) years, and have expertise in medicinal chemistry, natural products, chemical databases and chemoinformatics. Fluency in English and the ability to work within interdisciplinary teams are also mandatory. </span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;text-indent:.5in;line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:Arial">Applications can be submitted only by email. Those interested should send curriculum vitae, motivation letter, and at least 2 (two) letters of recommendation to Prof. Adriano D. Andricopulo (</span><a href="mailto:aandrico(at)ifsc.usp.br"><span style="font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:Arial">aandrico(at)ifsc.usp.br</span></a><span style="font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:Arial">), CIBFar Principal Investigator (</span><a href="http://cibfar.ifsc.usp.br/english/"><span style="font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:Arial">http://cibfar.ifsc.usp.br/english/</span></a><span style="font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:Arial">).</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;text-indent:.5in;line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:Arial">The Postdoctoral FAPESP fellowship grant a monthly amount of R$ 7,373.10 (Brazilian Real) and research contingency fund, equivalent to 15% of the annual value of the fellowship which is intended for use in developed activities strictly related to the research project, during its valid period. Financial support for travel and installation expenses may be requested for the selected applicant who lives out of S√£o Paulo and the merit will be evaluated by FAPESP upon acceptance of the fellowship.</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;text-indent:.5in;line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:Arial">More information on the FAPESP Postdoctoral fellowship (www.fapesp.br/270).</span></p>
Post Details
Email aandrico(at)ifsc.usp.br
Employer's Website cibfar.ifsc.usp.br
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Chemistry
Job Classification Job Classification -> Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Sao Carlos, Brazil
Key Words Medicinal Chemistry
Start Date 01/05/2019
Deadline Jun-30-2019