Lab manager position at CEDOC
We are seeking to recruit two enthusiastic and motivated PhD students and/or Postdoctoral fellows, to join the group of Dr. Mike Boxem at Utrecht University. The candidates will investigate the control of epithelial polarity in the nematode C. elegans as part of the Vici project “Deciphering the systems that control epithelial cell polarity”, funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).
The ability to generate an axis of polarity is a fundamental property of animal cells, and loss of cell polarity contributes to diseases including cancer. The research in this Vici project focuses on two questions: i) what is the network of interactions between polarity determinants
that maintains polarity in established epithelia, and ii) what are the direct consequences of disrupting cell polarity on epithelial integrity, morphology, and cell fate.
To address these questions, the candidate will combine precisely controlled perturbations of the polarizing system in C. elegans epithelial with accurate characterization of the effects of these perturbations on the polarizing machinery and on epithelial organization and cell fate.
About the organisation
The research of the Developmental Biology division focuses on studying biological principles in the context of living, developing multicellular organisms. Three research groups use C.elegans as a model system, providing critical mass and a vibrant atmosphere with many national and international contacts.
Offer and application procedure
Amoyel lab is recruiting Phd students and Postdocs
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: http://ibv.unice.fr/EN/equipe/leopold.php.
Postdoctoral Position - Vascular Morphogenesis Lab
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.
Head of Flow Cytometry Shared Resource Lab, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, PT.
The Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC) is a research institute devoted to biological and biomedical research and to graduate training. Our main assets are excellence, originality, communication and cooperation. Those are the basis for facilities and independent research groups to work in an environment which encourages interactions and exploits synergies with minimal hierarchical structure. The scientific programme of the IGC is multidisciplinary, including Cell and Developmental Biology, Evolutionary Biology, Immunology, Host-Pathogen Interactions, Disease Genetics, Plant Biology, Neurosciences, Theoretical and Computational Biology.
We are currently seeking for a Head for our Flow Cytometry Shared Resource Lab. The candidate should have the following profile:
. Minimum 3 years of experience on providing services in the context of a flow cytometry core facility
. Have developed or had been deeply involved in research projects using flow cytometry extensively
. Ability to troubleshoot both analysers and cell sorters (including non BD machines)
. Strong technical skills
. Willingness to get involved in ongoing research projects
. Ability to organize and maintain detailed documentation
. Involved on international networking and ability to represent the Institute concerning issues in flow cytometry
. High level of written and spoken English
. Strong communication skills, positive attitude and capable to work in a team
. Highly motivated, ethic, creative, dedicated, eager to learn, and devoted to project goals
The candidate will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment and to develop her/his skills. The IGC has an excellent track record of launching highly qualified technicians and service heads, by providing the right environment to learn and develop international level careers. The selected candidate will have the freedom to apply to technical research grants and scientific grants together with research groups. As such, PhD holders are preferred.
Salary will be adjusted to the level of experience of the candidate.
Available Postdoctoral Position
A fully funded postdoctoral position is available to work on pre-mRNA splicing during Drosophila early embryonic development. More information here.
Three positions available in UK:
- 3 year postdoctoral post in Becker group (Edinburgh)- Reader/Associate Prof in Biomedical Genetics (Bath)
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 (http://polarnet-itn.eu/). 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.
4‐year PhD position, Casares lab, CABD (Sevilla)
Organ Size Control: gene regulatory networks and tissue mechanics
More info here.
PhDs available in Developmental Biology
Postdoctoral position with Jerôme Gros at the Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Post-doctoral position available at the CBI Toulouse ERC funding, 3 years
Post-Doc - Sophie Jarriault Team
Reference : POST-DOC S.J.
We are looking for an outstanding scientist to help us solve open questions in the cellular reprogramming field. We have pioneered the study of natural instances of cellular reprogramming establishing the worm as a unique model (see for ex. Jarriault, PNAS 2008; Richard, Dev. 2011; Kagias, PNAS 2012; Hadjuskova Genesis 2012; Zuryn Science 2014), while fostering a creative and enthousiastic working atmosphere in the lab. The project will focus on understanding the extrinsic events and intrinsic cellular properties that make some cells amenable to reprogramming. C. elegans has proved a powerful model to unravel conserved principles underlying how a cell can naturally change its identity. For more information about the group, please visit: http://igbmc.fr/jarriault
Our team is part of the Cell and Developmental Department, at the IGBMC, in Strasbourg, France. This Research Institute (www.igbmc.fr) provides access to state-of-the-art facilities and a vibrant international research environment.
The successful candidate should have a PhD (or be in the final stages of completion) and be highly motivated with a strong interest in Developmental and Stem Cells Biology. The ability to work both independently and as a team member and experience in the use of molecular biology and genetic techniques are essential. Experience in working with C. elegans is a plus. Note that a very good track record and at least one publication as a first author is required.
NIH-funded postdoctoral position available in Professor M. Simons laboratory to study lymphatic and blood vasculature development using mouse and/or zebrafish models. Laboratory interests include vascular fate specification, endothelial signaling, lymphatic vasculature and valves development and endothelial signal transduction. The successful candidate with have extensive experience in mouse/fish developmental biology techniques and working understanding of cell signaling.
Post-doc position: Cell division and tissue morphogenesis
Our team addresses emerging questions in the field of cell and tissue dynamics (http://ugbdd.curie.fr/en/article/00219-polarity-division-and-morphogenesis). A post-doctoral ERC funded-position is opened to explore the mechanisms of cell division during epithelial tissue morphogenesis using state-of the art imaging methods, genetics and quantitative approaches. 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 or interdisciplinary 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 post-docs.
Postdoctoral position in the Institut Pasteur / Institut Imagine, Paris
The laboratory of S. Meilhac studiesy how cells are coordinated at the level of the tissue and how their local behaviour generates global changes of organ shape. We address these questions in the context of heart morphogenesis, using approaches of genetics, cell biology and computer modelling. Our work in the mouse is relevant to congenital heart defects in humans.
For more information on the laboratory go to http://www.pasteur.fr/en/research/developmental-stem-cell-biology/units-groups/heart-morphogenesis