Post Doc and MS Research Fellowships



Post Doc and MS Research Fellowships
Post Doc and MS Research Fellowships
We are looking for two highly motivated candidates for Post Doc and MS research fellowships available with the clinical
and translational collaborative research project Next-Gen Cytogenetics Enters Clinical Care and Annotates the Human
Genome, of the Harvard Medical School – Portugal Program.
Scientific Area: Molecular biology, Functional genomics and Bioinformatics.
Required skills and competences:
- Degree in biosciences and a Ph.D. in functional genomics or MS in bioinformatics;
- Experience in Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), genomic interactions and or loge-range gene regulation,
establishment of pluripotent cells and in other areas of molecular biology;
- High motivation to overcome difficulties;
- Supervision of graduate students.
Work plan: The project aims to introduce NGS into the detection of genomic or chromosome rearrangements at
nucleotide resolution and to create a high-throughput, sequence-based Next-Gen Cytogenetics. Furthermore, extending
the aim of this project to an understanding of the molecular pathogenesis of these chromosome rearrangementsassociated developmental disorders, using different levels of study and various types of biological materials, will
contribute to an improved prediction of the phenotypic consequences of chromosomal rearrangements.
Legislation: Lei Nº. 40/2004, de 18 de Agosto (Estatuto do Bolseiro de Investigação Científica), alterado e republicado
pelo Decreto-Lei n.º 202/2012, de 27 de Agosto; Regulamento de Bolsas de Investigação da Fundação para a Ciência e a
Tecnologia, I.P. — 2012.
Working place: The work will be conducted at the Genomic Disorders Research Group, at Department of Human
Genetics, National Institute of Health Doutor Ricardo Jorge, I.P., Av. Padre Cruz, 1649-016 Lisbon Portugal, under the
supervision of Dezso David Ph.D.
Duration: The fellowship is available for 12 months period, renewable for a maximum of 3 years or until the end of the
project. Starting of the fellowship is March 2015.
Stipend: The net salary is 1495 Euros per month, in agreement with the regulations of FCT, I.P.
Selection criteria: The selection of the candidates will take into account the Academic Education/Curriculum Vitae 40%
and knowledge and experience in the areas of the project 60%. A subset of the candidates will be selected for Skype
Notification of Results: A list with the order of selection of candidates will be published at the website of the National
(, and the selected
candidate will be notified by e-mail.
Application: Applications should be received until 25 of March 2015 and should include: a motivation letter,
Curriculum Vitae, degree certificates (PhD or MSc) and two references.
All documents must be sent as a single PDF file by email to [email protected] (Phone: (+) 351