Post-doctoral position available at the FONDAP Center for Genome Regulation.


A full-time postdoctoral position is currently available in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile to work at the recently created FONDAP Center for Genome Regulation in the Main Campus of P. Universidad Católica de Chile, downtown Santiago – Chile.

We are looking for highly motivated individuals to join our interdisciplinary Plant Systems Biology research group. The successful candidate will join a collaborative research program to understand regulatory networks involved in N nutrient responses in Arabidopsis thaliana. The research activity will be carried out in collaboration with computer scientists, mathematicians and experimental biologists. We invite applicants with a PhD degree with strong biological (molecular biology, genetics or cell biology) or quantitative (computer sciences, mathematics or physics) backgrounds. Candidates are welcome to contact us to discuss their profile. Experience in some or all of the following disciplines is highly desirable: genomics, genetics, molecular biology and bioinformatics. The candidates should have strong communication skills and be capable of working in collaborative groups. A strong publication record is required.

Applications should be submitted electronically to Rodrigo A. Gutiérrez ( and must include a complete curriculum vitae, career goals and statement of research. The candidate should also arrange for at least 2 reference letters to be sent directly. Paper applications may also be sent to Departamento de Genética Molecular y Microbiología. P. Universidad Católica de Chile. Avda. Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins 340. Santiago, Chile.

The position will be available immediately and contract will be made for up to three years.

Review of applications will begin March 15, 2011 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

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