Postdoctoral Fellowship in Molecular Biology of Cancer, Medical School of Ribeirão Preto

Publication date: 29 September 2016

Job description

The Medical School of Ribeirão Preto at University of São Paulo in Ribeirão Preto -São Paulo- Brazil is seeking applicants for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Molecular Biology of Cancer as part of a thematic project (process number 2014/20341-0) funded by Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo-FAPESP.

  • Project: “Interactions between emerging therapeutic targets and developmental pathways associated with tumorigenesis: emphasis on pediatric malignancies”
  • Principal Investigator: Dr. Luiz Gonzaga Tone, M.D.
  • Supervisor: Dr. Carlos Gilberto Carlotti Junior, M.D.

The biology of pediatric cancers are intrinsically associated with dysregulation of signaling pathways that control normal embryonic development. Among these pathways are WNT, SHH and Notch, and TGF, which also play an important role in carcinogenesis and are involved in tumor chemo-and radio-resistance. The study of these pathways in the context of the biology of pediatric tumors may constitute a new field for the identification of target genes and understanding of the long-term effects caused by the different treatment modalities of infant tumors. Thus, this project aims to identify co-expression networks associated with the transcriptional modules of the above mentioned pathways in different pediatric tumors (medulloblastoma, ependymoma and adrenal carcinoma).

This opportunity is open to candidates of any nationalities. The selected candidate will receive a FAPESP's Post-Doctoral fellowship in the amount of R$6.819,30 monthly for two year, with the option to extend, and a research contingency fund, equivalent to 15% of the annual value of the fellowship which should be spent in items directly related to the research activity. Applicants should have a recent PhD degree in science biology or molecular or cell biology, or genetics and experience in molecular and cell biology and animal models of cancer. We are looking for an enthusiastic, proactive, and creative team player with the ability to develop and perform experiments independently. Previous experience with studies in Medulloblastoma is preferred.


Medical School of Ribeirão Preto - University of São Paulo
Av. Bandeirantes, 3900, Monte Alegre, Ribeirão Preto
São Paulo, Brazil

How to apply

The application containing a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae and names and contacts of two references should be sent by e-mail to Dr. Daniela Tirapelli (

Application deadline

Closing date for receipt of applications is 10 October 2016

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