PhD Fellowship in Genetics of Complex Diseases

Sep 19, 2018
Oct 17, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
PhD / Doctoral

Applications are invited to be part of team that identify gene variants that influence complex traits such as blood pressure and hypertension disease. Together with a collaborator at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, we are doing a systematic genome wide search to identify and characterize all genes influencing blood pressure phenotypes.



The applicant must have experience in cellular and molecular biology, physiology and/or genetics to select and characterize genes involved with BP regulation.



The lab is well funded and I will be available to discuss experimental strategies, results and prepare data for publication. We offer excellent laboratory infrastructure and multidisciplinary team to carry on genetic, molecular, cellular, pre-clinical, clinical and population studies (, also check PUBMED under krieger je).



Interested candidates, please send by email a 1-2 page outline of your specific goals and experimental approaches addressing issues presented above and a CV. Selected candidates will be contacted within 1-2 weeks to discuss the proposal via email, skype conference or in person. We will support you to prepare and submit the final proposal in English and serve as adviser.

The Laboratory of Genetic and Molecular Cardiology (LGMC) is located at the Heart Institute (InCor) in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Fifty percent of all scientific papers in Brazil are produced in the State of São Paulo and the University of Sao Paulo responds for almost half of that. The InCor is a tertiary 500 bed hospital dedicated to Cardiovascular Medicine within the largest Medical Center in Latin American and affiliated to the University of Sao Paulo Medical School. The InCor is tailored to develop translational cardiovascular research and is waiting for you to advance the field.

More information about the fellowship is at: .

Eligible destination country/ies for fellows: Brazil

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