The Laboratory of Host-Pathogen Interactions of the Institut Pasteur de Montevideo is calling for applicants to carry out their PhD thesis with an hourly load of 30 hours per week.

Training attained

We are looking for people interested in doing their PhD thesis, graduates of Facultad de Ciencias, Facultad de Veterinaria, or equivalent training, who have completed their Master’s degree and who are interested in molecular and cellular biology.


Experience in the areas of molecular biology, cell biology and work with animal models will be considered suitable, but not exclusive.


The doctoral thesis will be carried out within the framework of the ANII project “Development of a new method for the diagnosis of trypanosomiasis of animal health importance in Uruguay: Surra Test”.

Within the framework of the project, basic research related to the biology and evolution of the Trypanosoma evansi parasite will be carried out, studying its immune response evasion system. The selected person will develop activities that include molecular biology techniques, recombinant protein expression, massive sequencing and its analysis and work in animal models.

    In addition to these tasks, the student will be able to develop his/her thesis within a collaborative work group and with experience in the topic of work, thus providing an enriching and formative experience.


    The project has funding for an ANII Doctorate scholarship, available within the framework of the project.


    The position is highly dedicated and will have a duration of 3 years starting in mid-2024.

    Enrollment in the PEDECIBA doctoral program will be a prerequisite. The deadline is on February 2024.

    We invite interested persons to apply through this link attaching the following documents in pdf format:

    1. a) Motivation letter explaining the current situation and academic interests (maximum 1 page)
    2. b) Curriculum Vitae
    3. c) Name and contact of 2 persons to provide references.

    The deadline for the receipt of applications is the 1st of February, 2024.

    If you have any questions about the call, you can direct your emails to

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