Postdoctoral Fellowships in Dentistry

Aug 07, 2019
Sep 06, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
The opportunity is open to Brazilian and foreign candidates. Candidates must be proactive, fluent in English, and have the ability to work as a team. The aim of the project is to test new therapeutic strategies to disrupt cancer stem cells in head and neck cancer in in vitro and in vivo models.

It is necessary that the candidate holds a Doctorate in Brazil or validated in the Country. It is recommended for the doctorate title to be in the areas of Cellular and Molecular Biology, Dentistry or Health Sciences.
The candidate should have extensive experience in laboratory techniques such as cell culture, gene silencing, flow cytometry and immunofluorescence. In addition, the candidate should be experienced in the study of malignant neoplasms, modulation of cell signaling pathways and chemotherapeutic drugs. It is recommended that the candidate has experience in animal model and establishment of orthotopic or patient-derived xenografts in immunodeficient mice.

The training environment is collaborative with participation in joint lab meetings and work in progress seminars. The candidate must have a strong track record of innovative research in their previous training.

The work will be developed at the School of Dentistry of Piracicaba, State University of Campinas, Department of Oral Diagnosis, Pathology Area. This project will be carried out in collaboration with professionals from the São Paulo State Cancer Institute - São Paulo University (São Paulo, Brazil), Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Porto Alegre, Brazil) and the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, USA).

The selected candidate will receive a FAPESP's Post-Doctoral fellowship in the amount of BRL 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. The fellowship has duration of 24 months. The grant also includes an Installation Assistance for researchers who need to move to the city of Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil.

For the implementation of the scholarship, the selected one will be required an exclusive dedication (40 hours a week). The candidate must have completed his PhD less than 7 (seven) years. Details about the Installation Assistance and more information about the scholarship: . 1 scholarship holder will be selected.

Documents for registration: Curricular summary, letter of motivation of up to 2 pages and 01 letter of recommendation. After the documents analysis, interviews will be scheduled by email for the selected candidates, which will occur via Skype.

Person to be contacted for registration and sending of documents by e-mail: Pablo Agustin Vargas ( ).

More information about the fellowship is at:

Eligible destination country/ies for fellows: Brazil

Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residence: All

Eligibility of fellows: nationality/ies: All

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