Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Cryogenic Electron Microscopy - Tenders Global

Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Cryogenic Electron Microscopy

  • Contract
  • Brazil
  • Posted 5 months ago

FAPESP - São Paulo Research Foundation

25 Nov 2023
Job Information

FAPESP – São Paulo Research Foundation
Research Field
Researcher Profile
Established Researcher (R3)
Application Deadline
10 Dec 2023 – 23:59 (UTC)
Type of Contract
To be defined
Job Status
Not Applicable
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

Offer Description

The Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) in Campinas, São Paulo state, offers two Post-Doctoral Fellowships to work on the development of new methods in cryogenic electron microscopy (CryoEM). The Project will be carried out at the Cryo-EM group at the Brazilian Nanotechnology National Laboratory (LNNano/CNPEM).

A post-doctoral position is dedicated to developing methods to optimize data processing in our CryoEM data analysis pipeline. The focus is on the efficient processing of large data sets, mainly aiming at 4D processing, related to the structural variability of proteins, on a global and local scale.

Another post-doctoral position is dedicated to the development of devices and methods in the area of Time-Resolved CryoEM. This technique aims to study macromolecular complexes in non-equilibrium states, through the rapid freezing of reactions between biological macromolecules.

Selected candidates will also be responsible for using these new methodologies to support our efforts in different structural biology projects. CNPEM is equipped with state-of-the-art CryoEM microscopes, allowing atomic resolution structures of biological complexes to be obtained.

This opportunity is open to candidates of any nationality. Each selected candidate will receive a Post-Doctoral fellowship from the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) in the amount of R$ 9,047.40 monthly and a research contingency fund, equivalent to 10% of the annual value of the fellowship which should be spent on items directly related to the research activity. 
To apply, send email with CV and a recommendation letter to Professor Marin van Heel ([email protected] ) and Professor Rodrigo Portugal ([email protected] ) by December 10, 2023.

Requirements to fill the position:

– Having a degree in Physics, Computing, Engineering, Mathematics or related areas;
– Meet all demands established by FAPESP in order to receive the fellowship;
– Experience in managing HPC systems and Windows/Linux servers is desirable.

More information about the fellowship is at: .

Additional Information
Eligibility criteria

Eligible destination country/ies for fellows:

  • Brazil

Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residence:

  • All

Eligibility of fellows: nationality/ies:

  • All

Work Location(s)

Number of offers available
Laboratório Nacional de Nanotecnologia (LNNano/CNPEM)
São Paulo
Postal Code
Rua Giuseppe Máximo Scolfaro, 10000

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São Paulo
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