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CLOSED: Job: Reminder & deadline postponed: Postdoctoral Research Scientist

May 16, 2010 - 20:05 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research scientist to work on a project funded by the FCT (National Scientific Foundation), Portugal to investigate the role of immune stimulatory molecules on mosquito Anopheles gambiae response against the malaria parasite Plasmodium berghei (PTDC/SAU-MII/102596/2008). 


Closing date for applications: 24th May 2010

Employer: Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical (IHMT), Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL)

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Duration: One year renewable up to 32 months.

Salary: € 1.495,00 /month

The project will identify immune stimulatory molecules capable of triggering protective responses in the mosquito and characterize the molecular mechanisms of resistance to infection.


We seek a highly motivated individual with experience in molecular biology, able to used murine malaria models and an interest in innate immune system and host parasite interactions. Prior experience in bioinformatics, mainly on microarray analysis, image analysis and parasite biology would be advantageous. Applicants must have a PhD or postdoctoral experience in a relevant subject.


The successful candidate will be based at IHMT-UNL, Lisbon, the proteomics part of the project will be performed at the INSA Ricado Jorge, Lisboa.


For further information regarding the post please contact:

Dr. Henrique Silveira  

Tel: +351 213652657

Address: H. Silveira

Refª. Imunostim/MAL/1/2010

Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical Rua da Junqueira

100 1349-008 Lisboa



Applicants should send to the above address or e-mail:

a) Letter of motivation

b) Curriculum vitae (maximum 10 pages)

c) Letters of recommendation

d) Copy of degree certificate

e) Copy of ID document


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