Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Extraction and Analysis of Phenolic Compounds

Nov 07, 2020
Dec 07, 2020
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
The post-doctoral fellowship is associated with a Young Investigator Phase 2 project, which proposes the development of an advanced analysis system to integrate the stages of extraction, fractionation, and chromatographic analysis. It also seeks to simultaneously obtain a two-dimensional chromatographic profile that can characterize the sample, and the fractions obtained chemically. The developed system is based on the coupling of pressurized liquid extraction with solid-phase extraction, and orthogonally, with liquid chromatography (PLE-SPE x HPLC).

The fellow will work with the project team, formed by six doctoral fellows, in studies related to phenolic compounds in samples such as orange peel, apple pomace, propolis, rosemary, and sage. Research will be conducted at the University of Campinas's School of Applied Sciences (FCA/UNICAMP) in Limeira, state of São Paulo, Brazil.

Desired profile: Food engineering, chemistry, chemical engineering, pharmacy, and related areas. Must have experience with advanced extraction techniques (PLE and / or SFE) and liquid chromatography (HPLC and / or UPLC), in addition to knowledge about mass spectrometry. It is essential to have good English skills and good scientific production in peer-reviewed indexed journals.

This opportunity is open to candidates of any nationalities. The selected candidate will receive a Post-Doctoral fellowship from the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) in the amount of R$ 7,373.10 monthly 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.

More information about the fellowship can be found here