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Positions for Group Leaders in Cell and Developmental Biology
Centre for Integrative Biology, Toulouse (CBI-Toulouse), France

The CBI currently brings together more than 400 scientists in 40 internationally recognized research groups, aimed to foster research leading to the elucidation of fundamental aspects of the structure and function of complex biological systems. Research at CBI covers all scales from individual molecules to the whole organism, groups and animal societies. It is multidisciplinary, combining a wide range of research fields from genetics, epigenetics and RNA biology to microbiology, cell biology, chromatin/chromosome dynamics, developmental biology, neurobiology, collective animal behavior, as well as computational and systems biology.

The annual call for the recruitment of new group leaders has now opened! Deadline to apply: 14 June 2018. For more information and how to apply, click here

Postdoctoral Positions
Unit on Genome Structure and Regulation
NIH - NICHD Bethesda, Maryland, Washington DC metro area

We are at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) at NIH. Our lab is interested in understanding cell lineage differentiation, gene regulation and how non-coding DNA elements and the 3D architecture of chromosomes contribute to these processes during early mouse development.

Learn more at

Who you are:

  • You share our enthusiasm for epigenetics, gene regulation, nuclear organization andmouse development.
  • You have PhD-experience in one or more of the following: mouse development, mouse genetics, epigenetics, massively-parallel sequencing techniques or computational biology.

What we offer:

  • Fully-funded postdoc positions.
  • Opportunity to start your own research program or lead ongoing projects.

Apply: Send the following to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. :

  • 2 paragraph cover letter explaining your scientific trajectory and why you would like to join us. 
  • CV and email contacts for 3 references.

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

One postdoc position at Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC)

The laboratory of molecular neurobiology at IGC (head by Diogo S. Castro) is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to study the role of EMT inducing transcription factors in glioblastoma.  The project will be developed in collaboration with other well established laboratories in the brain cancer field, will have a strong component of genomics, and a special focus on gene regulatory mechanisms in a developmental context.

More details about the project and this application can be found at:

Deadline for application:  31.03.2018

Two post-doc positions in skeletal muscle stem cell environment

The team of B. Chazaud at Institut NeuroMyoGene at the Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, CNRS, INSERM, at Lyon, is seeking to fill 2 postdoctoral research scientist positions in the area of skeletal muscle regeneration and homeostasis. One of the main goals of the Chazaud laboratory research programs is to understand the role of the close environment on muscle stem cell fate in normal regenerating skeletal muscle as well as during muscle diseases.

• PhD (or near PhD completion) in biological or biomedical sciences or post-doc scientists with no more than 2/3 years post-doc experience.
• Scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at scientific conferences. Published evidence of aptitude for high quality research is essential.
• A strong background in the following fields:
Profile 1 – exploration of the role of extracellular matrix in skeletal muscle biology (PI: Dr. B Chazaud). The candidate must have an experience working in the biology and biochemistry of extracellular matrix. A background in skeletal muscle biology is a plus, but not mandatory.
Profile 2 – exploration of the role of myofiber contraction on skeletal muscle environment (PI: Dr. R Mounier). The candidate must have an experience working in the biology and physiology of skeletal muscle, with a reference to in vitro/ex vivo muscle cell contraction.

Terms and conditions
The post-doc researchers will conduct and nurture the research programs in close connection with the PI, until the submission of high-quality articles. Positions are open from the beginning of 2018. Salaries are available for 3 years, renewed every year according to progress, however the post-doc researchers are expected to be competitive and to be able to obtain their own independent financing.

How to apply?
Please send to the PI: 1) a cover letter highlighting research interests, goals and previous scientific contributions; 2) a CV listing education, publications, meeting presentations and any other skills of interest; 3) at least 2 reference contacts.

Bénédicte Chazaud: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Chazaud lab:

Rémi Mounier: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Institut NeuroMyoGene:

Postdoc position on the Cell Biology of Cell Competition

A postdoc position is available to join the group of Eugenia Piddini to investigate the cell biology of cell competition in Drosophila. 

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding post-doc to investigate the mechanisms and signaling pathways involved in cell competition using Drosophila genetics and in vivo models of cell competition. The project will investigate the cell biology underpinning cell competition. A focus of this work will be on the oxidative stress response, which our group has recently discovered is sufficient to induce the loser status and to trigger the elimination of cells activating this response by wild-type cells.

Applicants should be highly motivated and have a substantial track record of productivity and international experience. They should have a PhD in a relevant subject area, or be close to completion of their degree. Prior expertise in cell and/or developmental biology or experience in cell signaling are required. Prior experience with Drosophila models is favoured but is not essential.

Applications should include a CV and a brief statement outlining key areas of expertise and reasons why you would like to join our group. Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor Eugenia Piddini: e This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

To apply visit our web site at and enter the vacancy number ACAD103129 or follow the link from Nature:

Postdoc position at the GIGA Institute, ULiege, Belgium

The Laboratory of Molecular Immunology and Signal Transduction located at the GIGA Institute of the University of Liège is seeking a motivated postdoctoral fellow to study the role of the immune system in liver homeostasis and cell death (necroptosis and ferroptosis). This project is part of an integrated multidisciplinary project research program funded by the Excellence of Science (EOS) that includes renown collaborators in the field of cell death and iron metabolism (group of Peter Vandenabeele/Mathieu Bertrand/Tom Vanden Berghe and the Raffaella Gozzelino’s laboratory).
The candidate should have a PhD in Life Sciences and a strong experience in liver physiology, liver metabolism, molecular biology and mouse models. The appointment is for 2 (+1) years and is available immediately. If you are interested, please send a motivation letter, your CV and 2 recommendation letters to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


   Five PhD student positions in Würzburg, Germany

Five PhD student positions are available in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of Würzburg, Germany. The selection process starts immediately and lasts until the positions are filled. See here for more information and how to apply.

Amoyel lab is recruiting Phd students and Postdocs

The Amoyel lab is funded by the Medical Research Council to study how stem cells compete with each other to remain in the niche. We use the Drosophila testis as a model to study how signalling differences confer a competitive advantage to one stem cell over its neighbours. We combine powerful fly genetic approaches with single cell labelling methods to track single stem cells over time, both in live and in fixed tissue, and understand their behaviour. For more information please visit our website: or contact Marc Amoyel by email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Post-doctoral positions opening in Pierre Léopold’s lab, Institut Curie - Paris – France

The lab of P. Léopold is moving to the Curie Institute in Paris and offers postdoctoral positions to explore the physiology of organ growth and size determination.

An important aspect of body size determination is the coordination of growth arrest among organs and its coupling with the program of development. Our current projects aim at understanding this coordination and its integration with environmental conditions such as nutrition. For this, we make use of genetics and physiology on the Drosophila model to explore multiples aspects of interorgan communication. More information on the Leopold lab can be found at:

The applicants must have a solid background in developmental biology and possibly strong expertise in fly genetics. Fellowships are funded by an ERC advanced grant and are for 3 years. Applications including a CV and the name of 3 referees should be sent to P. Léopold ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

Postdoctoral Position - Vascular Morphogenesis Lab

The Vascular Morphogenesis Lab is recruiting highly motivated postdoctoral fellows under the project AXIAL.EC (id:679368), funded by the European Research Council (ERC). Candidates should contact Claudio Franco at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Research Focus

The formation of a functional patterned vascular network is essential for development, tissue growth and organ physiology. Several human vascular disorders arise from the mis-patterning of blood vessels, such as arteriovenous malformations, aneurysms and diabetic retinopathy. Although blood flow is recognised as a stimulus for vascular patterning, very little is known about the molecular mechanisms that regulate endothelial cell behaviour in response to flow and promote vascular patterning. Projects are on the following topics:
– Endothelial cell biology in development and disease (cancer; AVMs; ischemic disease);
– Coordination of cell migration and cell polarity;
– Novel regulators of flow-dependent endothelial cell polarisation.

The Vascular Morphogenesis Lab is located at the Instituto de Medicina Molecular (iMM) at the heart of Lisbon. iMM has a young, multidisciplinary and vibrant international research environment. iMM hosts 9 ERC grantees, 2 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Scholars, 3 EMBO Young Investigators and 1 Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grantee.

Postdoctoral Position in Transcriptional Control of Craniofacial Morphogenesis / Systems Biology

Positions for highly motivated postdocs are available in Dr. Licia Selleri’s laboratory in the Program of Craniofacial Biology & Institute of Human Genetics of the University of California, San Francisco. The laboratory has used the mouse as a model system to study the transcriptional control of morphogenesis in developmental processes, with a special focus on organogenesis of the craniofacial & appendicular  skeleton and spleen.

The projects for the available positions will be aimed at understanding the cellular, genetic, and regulatory mechanisms underlying midface morphogenesis in vertebrate embryos. To this end, we use genome wide, systems biology approaches and in vivo imaging, leveraging the strengths of different animal model systems, including mouse, rat, jerboa, chick, and human embryos.

Candidates must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, or relevant field. The ideal candidate should also have some bioinformatics skills and strong interests in gene regulation or protein interactions in morphogenesis. Our lab is located within the stimulating scientific environment of UCSF on the Parnassus Campus. Additionally, the UC system recently adjusted its compensation guidelines to provide highly competitive postdoc salary.
Qualified applicants should send their CV, a brief description (less than 1 page) of a potential research project to conduct during their postdoc, and contacts of three referees to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Funded Ph.D. Position, Cell division and morphogenesis

Our team addresses emerging questions in the field of cell and tissue dynamics (website). A Ph.D. funded-position is opened to explore the mechanisms of cell division during Drosophila epithelial tissue morphogenesis using state-of-the art imaging methods, genetics and quantitative approaches in the context of the PolarNet Marie Curie Initial Training Networks ( Our team is part of the Curie Institute. The Curie Institute is an ideal and challenging environment for any candidate who is deeply interested in cell and developmental biology research. The Institute has state-of-the-art core facilities for microscopy, protein purification and mass spectrometry. In addition, the Curie Institute is ideally located in the centre of Paris and, with a large international community of students and scientists, it provides a wonderful environment for foreign students.

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