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Parasite metabolic adaptation in tissue colonization

  • Application Deadline
    Deadline:
    10 December 2020
  • Contact Name
    Contact:
    Luisa Figueiredo


A 2-year Post-Doc contract is available to join Luisa Figueiredo laboratory at the Instituto
de Medicina Molecular, in Lisbon. Funding is provided by the ERC (European Research
Council).

We are looking for a highly motivated scientist, holding a PhD in life sciences, interested
in metabolism and host-pathogen interactions. The adipose tissue is a major reservoir
of African trypanosomes and parasites adapt to living in this tissue by activating fatty
acid beta-oxidation (Trindade et al., Cell Host and Microbe, 2016). The goal of this project
is to characterize the metabolic adaptation of trypanosomes to the tissue and understand
its importance to disease progression in mouse models. Knowledge in biochemistry and
metabolism is required.

Position is available from March 2021. The stipend will be determined according to the
candidate’s experience. This project involves collaborations with other European
laboratories (Austria, UK and France), which will provide opportunities for occasional
traveling or short stays abroad.

Our laboratory is 10-years old and is currently composed of 11 researchers (1 Masters
student, 5 PhD students, 5 Post-docs), of 4 different nationalities, interested in African
trypanosomes. We cover a diverse range of projects including different aspects of tissue
tropism both from the parasite and host perspective, but we are also interested in
regulation of gene expression by RNA modifications and lncRNAs. Over the years we
have been funded by Howard Hughes Medical Institute, European Research Council,
EMBO, La Caixa and FCT.

Applications should be submitted to Luisa Figueiredo () and
must include: a motivation letter, a short CV and contacts of two references. Letters of
reference from qualifying candidates will be requested if necessary. Candidates should
have first author publication(s) in peer-reviewed international scientific journals.

Closing date of this call: 10th December 2020.

Learn about us:
https://imm.medicina.ulisboa.pt/pt-pt/investigation/laboratories/luisa-figueiredo-lab-2/
@luisamfigueired

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