When applying for a postdoc position, fellowship, or grant you will often be asked to submit a research proposal as part of your application.
The mission of the Instituto de Pesca is related to the responsibility of the use of living aquatic resources through the development of technology for sustainable aquaculture and fisheries, as well as the improvement of the quality of human life. Our infrastructure includes laboratories and experimental aquaculture ponds for trials. The current research interests includes the development of innovative nanoscience technologies to develop new products and processes suitable for the use in aquaculture, as well as studying the complexity of nanoparticles in the aquatic environment.
We are looking for a passionate and dedicate Young Investigator interested in developing innovation within the area of nanosciences, including the development of new nanomaterials for application in Aquaculture.
The Project will be funded by São Paulo Research Foundation – FAPESP (www.fapesp.br/en), through its Young Investigator Award Program (http://fapesp.br/en/4479). The award will be provided as a Research Grant with the maximum duration of 48 months. The selected candidate will receive a FAPESP Young Investigator Fellowship in the amount of R$ 8.152,20 monthly free of Income Taxes. The peer reviewed Project of the selected Young Investigator may receive a Research Grant as described in: http://fapesp.br/en/4479.
2.1 Position Summary and expected research focus.
The research focus is related to the following topics: 1) development of vaccines for fish, nanocapsules for nutritional management of fish, nanofilters and nanosensors for quality control of water, etc.; 2) Study of the ecological aspects on the transfer of nanomaterials between different trophic levels within the aquatic ecosystem, checking out the biological effects in aquatic organisms, as biodistribution, biomagnification and bioaccumulation; 3) Nanotoxicology related to the interaction of nanoparticles with aquaculture, to investigate the response of aquatic organisms (especially those which are managed in aquaculture and model species) to nanomaterials by exploring biochemical and molecular biology tools.
2.2 Your profile and required skills:
PhD in Biological Sciences (Molecular biology/Biochemistry), with experience in biochemistry, chemical ecology, molecular biology, and bioassays. The candidate must have a background on Nanotechnology, with focus on the interaction of nanomaterials with biological systems. Language skills: English, Spanish and/or Portuguese.
Please submit your application electronically, including a motivation letter (200 words MAX), curriculum vitae (04 pages MAX) and three recommendation letters file to Instituto de Pesca (email@example.com). The closing date for applications is August 31, 2018. The applicants should send their résumé (in pdf) showing his/her experience and highlithting his/her publications in indexed scientific journals according to FAPESP instructions (short CV FAPESP instructions – http://www.fapesp.br/en/6351). The application should also include a short (300 words MAX) research proposal relevant to the area of interest of this position. Please send ALL the information as SINGLE .pdf file.
The candidates’ curriculum, with proven experience on the topics described above and the submitted research proposal are key elements in the selection process. The candidate will receive an e-mail informing if he/she was pre-selected for this position by firstname.lastname@example.org. The pre-selected candidates will be asked to submit a full research Project by October 31, 2018 and the final decision will be posted in www.pesca.sp.gov.br by December 31, 2018.
While a good cover letter makes an explicit connection between how your past experience will help you succeed in the postdoc position, a great cover letter sparks the PI’s interest and ensures they read your CV.