Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe
Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe

Postdoctoral Position - Chromosome Dynamics Laboratory, IGC

One postdoctoral positions is available in the Chromosome Dynamics lab at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC), Oeiras, Portugal ( The IGC is a private research institute, located on the coast just west of Lisbon, Portugal, providing for both a high- level scientific environment and excellent quality of life.

Research in the lab aims at understanding how chromosomes are assembled and how their morphology influences the fidelity of cell division. We adopt a multidisciplinary approach combining acute protein inactivation, 3D-live cell imaging and quantitative methods to probe for chromosome morphology and mitosis progression.

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Successful candidates will join an ERC- and EMBO-funded team and will be studding the mechanisms underlying chromatin compaction during mitosis, using Drosophila melanogaster as a model system.


We are seeking highly motivated and ambitious candidates with a PhD in Biology/Biochemistry/Biophysics or related areas. Solid expertise in microscopy/quantitative imaging analysis and/or Proteomics, although not essential, will be considered an advantage. We expect the candidate to drive her/his project with a high degree of independence but within the open-minded collaborative atmosphere of the lab.

Projected start date: June 2017 onwards

How to apply: Send CV, motivated letter of intent, and contact details of at least 2 references to Raquel Oliveira ( Applications will be accepted until 30.06.2017.

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