Post-Doc Position in Bioinformatics and Cytogenomics

Updated: 3 months ago
Deadline: 31 Jul 2019

Postdoctoral Position – Bioinformatics and Cytogenomics

The Integrative Genomics Laboratory, hosted by São Paulo State University, Brazil, and funded by FAPESP (São Paulo Research Foundation) is offering a postdoctoral fellowship for PhDs with outstanding research potential 

Project: Sex and B chromosome enigmas: model systems for the study of chromosome and genome evolution – Thematic Project FAPESP 2015/16661-1

SubProject: Towards a functional view of B chromosome biology and its interface with sex chromosomes.

Starting date: September 1st, 2019

Application Deadline: July 31th 2019

Duration: 24 months.

Institution: The fellowship holder will work in the Integrative Genomics Laboratory (, Institute of Biosciences, São Paulo State University (Unesp), Botucatu, SP, Brazil. Address: Rua Prof Zanin, 250. 18618-689. Botucatu, SP, Brazil.

Funding agency: São Paulo State Research Foundation – FAPESP.


Fellowship: monthly stipend of R$ 7,373.10;

Travel/Moving support: one additional monthly stipend (paid with the 1st fellowship payment) and flight tickets to support moving to Botucatu, SP, Brazil;

Research Contingency Funds: 15 per cent of the annual value of the fellowship for use in activities developed by the fellowship holder, strictly related to the fellowship research project;

For details on the fellowship and candidate obligations, check

Job Description

This project is part of a major project involving structural and functional genomics, cytogenetics, bioinformatics and systems biology applied to the study of sex and B chromosomes in different animal models (insects, fishes and rodents). The general aim is to advance in the knowledge of the molecular basis that governs the evolutionary history of these chromosomes.

General Tasks: Genome assembling and annotation, search of B and sex chromosomes sequences, genome rearrangements, transcriptomes and microRNomes analysis, gene enrichment analysis, proteomes, and protein networks construction.

Essential skills and experience

PhD in one of following areas: genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics or equivalent fields;

Experience with bioinformatics applied to genome assembling, genome annotation and transcriptome analysis (mapping/assembling, annotation, differential expression analysis, gene ontology and metabolic pathways descriptions);

Experience with bioinformatics applied in proteomics (mass spectrometry) (desirable, but not required);

Proficiently in written and spoken English.

Programing in Python, or Pearl or C++ (mandatory);

Graphical data analysis with R, Python, Wolfram, or similar;

General statistics or math (desirable but not required);

Leadership and group work;

Scientific criticism;

Open minded, creative and cooperative.

We offer

A working team where trust, international collaboration, and commitment are essential;

Access to state-of-the-art tools and infrastructure;

A stimulating and supportive research environment.

How to apply

In order for your application to be processed, the following documents must be submitted by e-mail to Dr. Cesar Martins (

1) Curriculum;

2) Motivation letter outlining details of research interests, expertise, availability, and any further information relevant to the application 

3) Two reference letters (e-mails accepted) from previous professors/advisors/co-workers;

4) Copy of PhD degree certificate.

All documents must be presented in English or Portuguese.

For further information please contact Dr. Cesar Martins 

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