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Junior Research Assistant

Research position available to participate in a project aiming at understanding the links between metabolic reprogramming, feeding behavior and reproductive aging

Do you want to work in an international and dynamic team using the newest genetic and molecular technologies to analyze how complex biological phenomena such as metabolism and behavior are controlled in a living animal? Are you fascinated by the question of how tissues communicate within themselves and the brain to modulate behavioral decisions and nutrition? Are you interested in exploring how aging impacts reproduction, metabolism and feeding? Do you want to play a pivotal role in the research life of people? Then this might be something for you! Are you planning on pursuing an academic career? We also have an excellent track record of research assistants who went on to pursue a PhD and a career in science!

Your tasks:

We are looking for a research assistant to collaborate in preparing tissues for single cell RNAseq and metabolomics, tissue immunohistochemistry, behavioral assays and assays of animal physiology such as egg production and lifespan. You will work and get trained in genetic and behavioral techniques in the “Behavior and metabolism” group of the Champalimaud Research Programme in Lisbon, Portugal.

Your qualifications:

A bachelors or master’s degree in science, a focused, well-organized and very reliable working style, motivation and interest for science, very good interpersonal skills, the desire to learn new techniques and the ability to work as part of a team are essential. Good English skills are essential. Experience in Drosophila husbandry are a plus but not required.

Candidates are encouraged to send applications (cover letter and CV) to Zita Santos (with subject “GCRLE position”) to Recommended application deadline is 02/10/2020. On that date we will start reviewing applications until the position has been filled. Upon selection the applicant can start immediately.

About Champalimaud Research:

We aim to understand complex biological problems such as brain and behavior, physiology, and cancer. The research teams include members from across the world. Located on the waterfront in central Lisbon, Portugal, the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown is equipped with cutting-edge research facilities.

We offer a stimulating, internationally diverse and highly collaborative work environment. Lisbon’s sunny Atlantic-Mediterranean climate, vibrant culture and high quality of life make this a great place to live and work. English is the official language of the institute.

Carvalho-Santos Z, Cardoso-Figueiredo R, Elias AP, Tastekin I, Baltazar C, Ribeiro C. Cellular metabolic reprogramming controls sugar appetite in Drosophila. Nat Metab. 2020 Aug 31. doi: 10.1038/s42255-020-0266-x.

Postdoctoral Positions

We are always looking to hire interesting and motivated postdoctoral fellows!

Applicants should contact Carlos Ribeiro and include their current CV, personal statement and contact information for 3 referees. Don’t be shy. Asking has never hurt!

Graduate Students

The lab offers the opportunity to develop your own independent project while being guided by the lab. If you are interested in joining the lab as a PhD student contact Carlos Ribeiro and include a CV , a statement descrbing your scientific interest and why you are interested in our lab. Generic emails will not be answered

Undergraduate Students
We have a lot of experience in hosting budding scientists and have many interesting projects awaiting you. Interested students can feel free to get in touch with Carlos. Please write an email describing your scientific interest, why you are interested in our lab, and a plan of what you intend to do over the academic semester you intend to work in the lab. Generic emails will not be answered.