Postdoctoral position

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral fellow to work under a project funded by the Macao Science and Technology Development Fund (FDCT) entitled “FIGHT – Hormonal, pheromonal and genomic regulation of aggression in a fish model“. The candidate is expected to devote full-time to research in behavioural genomics under the context of this project.

Qualifications required: We are looking for a candidate with a solid background in biology and bioinformatics. Previous experience in molecular biology and with fish models will also be valued. This position requires a PhD in Biology, Bioinformatics or related fields and a good publication track record in the area.


  • Perform independent experiments on behavioural genomics and similar fields, including data collection and analysis;
  • Report results in conferences and scientific publications;
  • Participate in other activities of the lab, such as science promotion events or internal meetings.

Conditions: 40 hours per week, schedule to be agreed with the supervisor (Professor David Gonçalves). Salary, 20.000,00 MOP/month. Starting date, December 28, 2018. Maximum duration 24 months (non-renewable).

Selection criteria: Publications in scientific journals and presentations in international scientific meeting in the area of behaviour and genomics: 40%; Academic background: 40%; Interview and motivation letter: 20%.

How to apply: Candidates should send a copy of their CV’s (English) and a motivation letter to Candidates can also use this email for any queries regarding the position. After CV evaluation, short-listed candidates will be called for an interview with the project coordinator. The position will remain open until filled.

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