Pain and Analgesia: molecular mechanisms of new therapeutic drugs and targe

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Pain and Analgesia: molecular mechanisms of new therapeutic drugs and targe

Postdoctorate Fellowship/Pain & Analgesia : Butantan Institute / São Paulo, SP - Brazil
"Pain and Analgesia: molecular mechanisms of new therapeutic drugs and targets"

The main goal of this project is to evaluate the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in pain and analgesia, using, when appropriate, substances derived from animal venoms as tools for such characterization Candidates should have experience with in vitro assays to evaluate the molecular and cellular mechanisms of pain and analgesia, for example, techniques such as RT-PCR, immunohistochemistry, western blotting, adhesion, patch clamp and invasion assays for 2D and 3D in vitro assays, applied to neuronal tissue or cell culture. Prior experience with in vivo behavior assays to evaluate pain is also desirable.

PD Fellowships are granted for 24 months and can be renewed for 12 months. , fellowships can last up to 48 months. The Post-Doctorate fellowship includes a monthly stipend and research contingency funds. a) The stipend of the FAPESP post-doctoral fellowship is R$ 5.908,80.( ± USD 2600.00). b) The Research Contingency Funds are intended for use in activities developed by the Fellowship holder, strictly related to the fellowship research project, during the term of the fellowship. The funds are equivalent to 15 per cent of the annual value of the fellowship. Together with the Scientific Report, the Fellowship holder should report on the use of the Research Contingency Funds. This Report should be approved by the Supervisor. The fellowship demands full time dedication to the research project.
c) Installation financial assistance:
Those who need to move to the city where is located the headquarters of the research institution may request the benefit Installation financial assistance, comprising:
- One (1) additional monthly fee to be paid along with the first month of the fellowship;
- Transportation costs, if any displacement by distance exceeding 350 km - see
Candidates must send, until October 11, 2013, curriculum vitae, names of three references and a cover letter describing research interests and accomplishments to Dr. Yara Cury (, cc. eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%70%61%75%6c%61%2e%6d%65%6c%63%6f%70%40%62%75%74%61%6e%74%61%6e%2e%67%6f%76%2e%62%72%22%3e%70%61%75%6c%61%2e%6d%65%6c%63%6f%70%40%62%75%74%61%6e%74%61%6e%2e%67%6f%76%2e%62%72%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')).
Address: Butantan Institute - Pain and Signaling Laboratory - Av. Vital Brasil, 1500 - São Paulo, SP Brazil
Grant 2013/07467-1, São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP).