DOCTORAL and POST-DOCTORAL Fellow Positions Position Departamento de Genética Humana Instituto Nacional de Saúde Dr. Dr Ricardo Jorge, IP, Lisboa The mRNA Metabolism Research Group opens two positions to be filled at doctoral and post-doctoral level to work in the role of the human mRNA surveillance pathways and their interplay with the translational process, involved in the post-transcriptional post control of gene expression in health and disease (cancer or genetic disorders). The selected candidate will work in a young research group based at Departamento de Genética Humana, Instituto Nacional de Saúde Dr. Ricardo Jorge, Jorge Lisboa, which is also part of the research unit Center for Biodiversity, Functional & Integrative Genomics (BioFIG) from Faculdade de Ciências, Ciências Universidade de Lisboa. The candidates are required to apply to a 2013 FCT doctoral or post-doctoral fellowship. Methodological approaches: Molecular biology and biochemical techniques for quantification and characterization of mRNAs RNAs and interacting proteins, including ribonuclease protection assays, RT-qPCR, Western blots, immunoprecipitations, immunoprecipitation dual luciferase assays and proteomics in cell cultures. Transcriptome ranscriptome profiling by RNA-seq and microarray methods. Profile: These two positionss will be filled by two highly motivated student/researchers, with excellent academic performance, holder of an MSc or PhD degree in Molecular/Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacy, Chemistry or related disciplines. Preference: post-doctoral doctoral fellow with experience in RNA techniques. Requirements: Previous research experience demonstrated by scientific peer-reviewed peer publications (for post-doctoral doctoral candidates) or very high academic performance. performance The candidates should be available for short lab-training lab abroad. Application: Send by email to Luísa Romão ([email protected] [email protected]) your CV, publication list, motivation letter and two recommendation letters. Candidates should indicate availability for a personal/telephone interview. Deadline for the reception of applications: applications June 23rd. Duration: Dependent on the fellowship (post-doc: (post 2-3 yrs, pre-doc: doc: 4 yrs). Amount: indexed to FCT fellowships (http://alfa.fct.mctes.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores.phtml.pt http://alfa.fct.mctes.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores.phtml.pt).