The five years FAPESP thematic project: Decoding molecular and cellular aspects of Plasmodium as a tool for the development of new antimalarials has opened a postdoctoral two years of position research.
The development of the project will be in collaboration with the laboratory of Molecular Signaling on Host-pathogen interactions at the Department of Clinical and Toxicological Analyses, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (https://www.topuniversities.com/universities/universidade-de-sao-paulo).
Our primary focus of interest is to elucidate how malaria parasites signal in the various stages of their life cycle in efforts to explore new venues for clinical intervention. To achieve this goal, we combine work on live cell microscopy with state-of-the-art molecular techniques. For more information see http://www.usp.br/garciamalarialab/.
The candidate should work independently, be motivated and have a Post Doctorate in the last five years in areas related to the project. The ideal candidate should have experience in biochemistry, molecular and cell biology. The project aims to unravel the function of GPCR (G protein-coupled receptors) -like proteins in the human malaria parasite P. falciparum.
Salary R$ R$ 7.373,10/month (U$ 1.886). The fellowship includes a stipend for traveling abroad/in Brazil to present the work at scientific meetings.
Part of the project could de be developed in a laboratory abroad (up to 1 year) upon application of a FAPESP-BEPE fellowship
FAPESP will fund the project according to its regulation.
Additional information in living cost in São Paulo:
Flat rental (2 bedrooms) in São Paulo R$ 1.400,00 (U$ 360) around the area of the University of São Paulo.