PhD Opportunity @ Catarina Homem Lab



Deadline: March 8th (or until position is filled)

PhD candidate in Stem cell Tumors and Metabolism

Applications are invited for a student that wants to apply for an FCT PhD fellowship to join a project to study “Stem cell tumor metabolism” in the group led by C. Homem at NOVA Medical School in Lisbon.

The call for PhD fellowships from Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT) is open from 1 to 31st of March 2023. When granted, these fellowships are predicted to start in September 2023.
A Research Assistant Fellowship is available for the selected candidate until October 2023.

During brain development, neural stem cells, generate a multitude of neurons to form the functional brain. However, mis regulation of neural stem cells can lead to brain tumor formation. Tumor cells, like stem cells, heavily depend on a glycolytic metabolism. This metabolic dependency is posed to be important for tumor formation and growth. However, the mechanism by which metabolism influences tumors remains unclear. Our group uses the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as a model to study brain tumor formation.

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate to join our studies on neural stem cell tumor

The selected candidate will be sponsored to apply for an FCT PhD fellowship. Applicants
should hold a Master degree in a Biology related area, with a combined academic grade higher than 15 values ((Licenciatura+Mestrado)/2>15). The ideal candidate has an interest in tumor biology, developmental biology and neuroscience, laboratory experience, proficiency in English and the ability to work independently, creatively and efficiently.

The selected candidate will be funded with an internal Research Assistant Fellowship until October, when the FCT fellowship is expected to start.
Application deadline: 8 March or until position is filled.

To apply, send one single PDF file including CV, cover letter and the name of three referees to Dr.
Catarina Homem (