Postdoctoral Fellowship in Rice Heat Stress Memory in Brazil

A postdoctoral position is available in the Calixto lab at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, to study the role of epigenetic mechanisms towards temperature memory and heat responses in rice.
Salary/Scholarship: R$7500
Location: Institute of Biosciences – USP. Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fixed-term contract: 2 years


  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Plant Sciences, Molecular Biology, or a closely related field at the time of hiring.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with evidence of publications and strong interest in using molecular and bioinformatic approaches.
  • We particularly encourage applications from candidates with disabilities, black, indigenous and/or from other underrepresented groups.

The research:

The mechanisms underlying the formation, extent, and resetting of thermotolerance and HS memories in plants is largely unknown. Epigenetic regulations are involved in a wide range of plant environmental responses and recent evidence suggests it may play an important role in temperature memory. To investigate this hypothesis, the selected applicant carry out ChIP-seq experiments of rice cultivars contrasting for thermotolerance to investigate both basal and acquired thermotolerance responses.
The project fosters interdisciplinary research at an international level to provide insights into plant heat adaptation and mitigation strategies for climate-resilient agriculture.

How to apply:

If interested, please submit your application here:

Closing Date: 15th July 2022

For more information, please contact Assistant Prof. Cristiane Calixto – E-mail:

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