Post-doctorate in bacterial genetics with scholarship from FAPESP

Project seeks to develop citrus canker control strategies using enzymes derived from bacteriophages

07.06.2019 | 20:59 (UTC -3)

The project "Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri citrus canker in São Paulo. Molecular epidemiology and biocontrol potential of bacteriophage and their depolymerases" has a Post-Doctoral Fellowship from FAPESP. The deadline for registration of interested parties ends on June 14, 2019. 

The research is conducted at the Biosciences Institute (IB) of the Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp), in Rio Claro, with funding from FAPESP and the English agency Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). Bilateral cooperation between Brazil and England aims to carry out epidemiological and evolutionary studies of the phytopathogen Xanthomonas citri citri and the development of citrus canker control strategies using bacteriophage-derived enzymes.

The experiments will be conducted at the Unesp campus in Rio Claro and at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), in the United Kingdom.

For the position, a doctorate degree in biological sciences, biochemistry, microbiology, genetics of microorganisms or related areas obtained within a maximum of two years is required.

The candidate must have experience in genetics of phytopathogenic bacteria, genetics of plant-pathogen interactions, biochemistry of nucleic acids and proteins and molecular biology. Previous experience in genetics and transformation of citrus plants and challenge with Xanthomonas citri you will be welcome.

To register, you must send an updated CV, a cover letter indicating your reason for interest in the position, with a brief report of your experience, and two letters of reference to the email of the project coordinator, Professor Henrique Ferreira (

More information about the vacancy on the website

The postdoctoral opportunity is open to Brazilians and foreigners. The selected candidate will receive a FAPESP Post-Doctoral Scholarship worth R$ 7.373,10 per month and a Technical Reserve equivalent to 15% of the annual value of the scholarship to cover unforeseen expenses directly related to the research activity.

If the PD scholarship holder lives outside the city where the research host institution is located and needs to move, they may be entitled to an installation allowance. More information about the FAPESP Postdoctoral Fellowship is available on the website

Other scholarship vacancies, in different areas of knowledge, are on the FAPESP-Oportunidades website, on the website

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