Call 01-22: Postgraduate thesis student – Structural and Molecular Microbiology Lab – IP Montevideo

The Structural and Molecular Microbiology Laboratory of the Institut Pasteur de Montevideo calls a student to carry out his postgraduate thesis, workload 30 hours per week.

Training accomplished

This call is addressed mainly to those who have an MSc degree or graduates with a strong motivation to do a postgraduate degree, with training in Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology or Chemistry.


Experience in Molecular Biology and/or Biochemistry techniques will be valued.


The postgraduate thesis will be carried out within the framework of ANII’s Clemente Stable Fund project: “Bacterial reprogramming through the engineering of signaling systems“, under the supervision of Felipe Trajtenberg, PhD.

The selected person will develop activities within the framework of a Synthetic Biology project, acquiring training in molecular biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, systems biology and structural biology techniques. The goal of the project involves the rational design of customizable biosensors and the rewiring of signaling pathways in bacteria for applied purposes.


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


The position is highly dedicated and will last for a minimum of 2 (master’s) or 3 (doctorate) years.

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

a) Motivation letter including 2 references.

b) CV.

Deadline: 30th June, 2022.

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

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