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Postdoctoral Position at the University of SÃ?Â£o Paulo (USP)
A 2-year post-doctoral fellowship is available starting in November, 2011 as part of a FAPESP (FAPESP :: FundaÃ?Â§Ã?Â£o de Amparo Ã?Â Pesquisa do Estado de SÃ?Â£o Paulo) (http://www.fapesp.br) grant to study micro and macroevolutionary processes underlying diversification in cnidarians. The specific post-doctoral project focuses on the development of novel analytical approaches to incorporate rRNA secondary structures into phylogenetic analysis. The candidate is expected to help mentor and manage an active team of graduate and undergraduate students working on a variety of grant-supported projects. The candidate will also have the opportunity to develop and lead collaborative research project(s) if directly related to cnidarian phylogenetics and/or biodiversity.
Applicants should have a track record of peer-reviewed publications in systematics, molecular biology, RNA secondary structures and cnidarian phylogenetics (emphasis on medusozoans is preferred).
Fellowship: R$ 64.000,00 per year (aprox. US$ 40.700,00 )- FAPESP fellowships are tax free (see details in http://www.fapesp.br/en/5427).
Deadline is November 06, 2011, or until position is filled. To apply please submit curriculum vitae, statement of research interests (maximum two pages) and two letters of recommendation by email to the lead PI - Prof. Antonio C. Marques, Dept of Zoology IB University of SÃ?Â£o Paulo, Rua do MatÃ?Â£o Trav. 14 no. 101, 05508-900, SÃ?Â£o Paulo SP, Brazil . For further information please contact Dr. Marques at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications already submitted on previous searches will be reconsidered.
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