Postdoctoral position

University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Posted 2 years ago

A postdoctoral position is available in the Laboratory of Neurohormonal Control of Circulation at the Department of Physiology and Biophysics of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The successful applicant will joint a FAPESP (Sao Paulo State Research Foundation)-funded cardiovascular and integrative physiology group lead by Professor Lisete C. Michelini (project coordinator), and Dr Vagner Antunes (Principal Investigator).

The project will be investigating the effects of aerobic training on the integrity of the blood-brain barrier in autonomic nervous system nuclei directly involved in the control of circulation in experimental animal models of hypertension.

The candidates will be required knowledge and practical experience of research in cardiovascular and neuroscience field, and the following skill techniques are desirable: vascular and brain surgery, recordings of cardiovascular parameters in anesthetized and awake animals, immunohistochemistry and microscopy techniques. Candidates with prior experience in studies performed in animal model of hypertension 2 kidneys-1 clip (2R-1C) are encouraged.

Additional requirements for the applicants are to be highly motivated, collaborative working-team, autonomy to perform and develop lab techniques, advanced knowledge in English language, and availability to undertake scientific missions abroad.

Interested candidates should send to Prof. Vagner R. Antunes at (PI) until October 4th, 2019 the following documents:

a) Updated Curriculum Vitae;
b) Reference letter from 2 researchers, at least, but preferably with experience related to the project’s field;
c) Cover letter

The selected candidate will receive FAPESP Postdoctoral Fellowship salary of R$ 7,373.10 (BRL) per month, and an addition research contingency funding equivalent to 15% of the annual fellowship salary to defray any other expenses directly related to the research activity.

The successful candidate can apply for a moving allowance in case he/she lives outside the country/city in which the research institution is located. More information about the FAPESP Postdoctoral Fellowship is available at

Shortlisting and inviting candidates for interview will be notified accordingly.

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