PostDoctoral Position: Insect Symbiosis/Microbial Ecology

POST-DOCTORAL POSITION: Insect symbiosis/Microbial ecology

A multidisciplinary research team working on “Multi- and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Understand Spatio-Temporal Patterns of Insect Pests and Design Landscapes for Sustainable Pest Management in Tropical Agricultural Systems” is seeking for an independent, self-motivated post-doc.

The post-doc will investigate the effect of host plant on the diversity and functional contribution of the gut microbiota to host plant utilization by using metagenomic and metatranscriptomic analyses. The candidate must have experience in the use of molecular and bioinformatic tools required for production and analysis of high throughput sequencing data.

The selected candidate will be granted a 2-yr Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP –, which can be renewed for one extra year. This opportunity is open to candidates of all nationalities.

Benefits: R$6.143,40 (nearly U$2,000/month – free of tax). Fellowship also included a research contingency fund equivalent to 15% of the annual value of the fellowship to be used on activities directly related with the proposed research activity, including data presentation in national/international meetings.

Application deadline: August 20th, 2015

Starting date: October 31st, 2015 or earlier

Docs for application: a) short CV; b) 1 page motivation letter; c) letter of recommendation

Contact person: Further inquiries and application should be sent to Fernando L Consoli (, ESALQ/University of São Paulo, Department of Entomology & Acarology, Piracicaba, SP, Brazil (


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