Graduate position | Doctoral fellowship in biological engineering/ biotechnology
We are looking for one candidate to apply for an FCT (Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology) doctoral fellowship, to join us at the Centre for Functional Ecology (http://ecology.uc.pt) and at the Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology Research Center of Chemical Engineering of Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa (http://www.deq.isel.ipl.pt/cieqb/).
The doctoral fellow is expected to develop his/her research in biological engineering or biotechnology (a collaboration between Marisa Azul (PI) and Prof. Amin Karmali at the Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology Research Center and Department of Chemical Engineering of Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa), which aims at gathering information on functional foods and functional metabolites of symbiotic mushrooms, with special emphasis on overproduction, isolation and characterization of novel intracellular and extracellular free and protein-bound polysaccharides, providing information on relevant scenarios of forest management.
Candidates should have a background in biochemistry/molecular biology/biochemical engineering or other related subjects, with a good knowledge of fungal proteins and polysaccharides, and an interest in fungal biotechnology. Experience with basic techniques in biochemistry and microbiology is highly desirable. The doctoral fellowship is open for all nationalities. The grants are funded by Programa Operacional Potencial Humano of QREN Portugal 2007-2013 and by the national budget through MCTES. The funding starts at 980 €/month in Portugal and 1 710 €/month abroad (tax-free), and is renewable for up to four years. The call is open from May 3rd to September 6th and will include two evaluation cycles [with deadlines on 5pm on June 14th and 5pm on September 6th, 2010]. Earliest starting date will be October 1st, 2010.
Detailed information is available in http://alfa.fct.mctes.pt/apoios/bolsas/concursos/individuais2010 http://www.poph.qren.pt/upload/docs/eixos/D_18370_08_TI_4.1.pdf
Interested candidates should send a covering letter describing their research interests, and the Curriculum Vitae to Anabela Marisa Azul (email@example.com) and Prof. Amin Karmali (firstname.lastname@example.org) before May 30, 2010, for the first evaluation cycle. Informal inquiries are welcome.