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
Research Fellow in Cardiovascular genetics and development
The post is available from 1st April 2018 for 2 years
Applications are invited from outstanding individuals to work under the supervision of Dr Rui Monteiro, Birmingham Fellow, on a BHF funded research project to study the role of TGFb signalling in angiogenic and haemogenic endothelial cell programming. The Monteiro Lab are interested in learning how extrinsic signalling impinges on lineage fate decisions in development and how progenitors and stem cells carry out those decisions, with a particular emphasis on the Transforming Growth Factor β (TGFβ) pathway. Previous work in the lab demonstrated that TGFb1 and TGFb3 play different roles in programming haemogenic endothelium to become of blood stem cells in vivo (Monteiro et al, 2016). The Research Fellow will study the gene regulatory network that carries out the ligand-specific functions for TGFb1 and TGFb3 ligands in haemogenic and angiogenic endothelium in vivo. They will make use of several approaches, including genome editing with CRISPR/Cas9, transgenesis, fluorescence activated cell sorting and transcriptional and epigenetic profiling using zebrafish as a model.
The successful applicant will have a first degree and a PhD in developmental biology, molecular genetics, biology or in a related discipline relevant to the project. They will also have a strong background in molecular biology and previous experience with model organism and/or analysis of transcriptomic and epigenetic data.
Starting salary is normally on Grade 7 according to experience.
Closing date: 10 March 2018 Reference: 58652
To download the details of this position and submit an electronic application online please go to https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/jobs/index.aspx. Please quote the appropriate Job Ref in all enquiries, alternatively information can be obtained from www.hr.bham.ac.uk
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.
Chazaud lab: www.musclestem.com
Institut NeuroMyoGene: www.inmg.fr
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.http://researchinformation. bristol.ac.uk/en/person/eugenia.piddini
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
. The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.
To apply visit our web site at www.bris.ac.uk/jobs and enter the vacancy number ACAD103129 or follow the link from Nature: https://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/jobs/635793-postdocposition-on-the-cell-biology-of-cell-competition-research-associate-senior-research-associate-level.
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).
PhD position in Molecular Pharmacology and Developmental Biology at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Applications are invited for a 3 year PhD position at the University of Copenhagen. The successful candidate will work at the interface between molecular pharmacology, physiology and developmental biology with a special focus on adhesion G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). The applicant will be appointed at the Laboratory for Molecular Pharmacology in the Department for Biomedical Sciences at Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. The group leader will be Prof. Mette Rosenkilde.
See here for more information and how to apply. Deadline for applications is 1 March 2018.
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.
Post-doctoral research fellow position in Cardiovascular Genetics and Development in Birmingham, UK
Applications are invited from outstanding individuals to work under the supervision of Dr Rui Monteiro, Birmingham Fellow, on a BHF funded research project to study the role of TGFbeta signalling in angiogenic and haemogenic endothelial cell programming.
More information, including how to apply, can be found here. Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr. Rui Monteiro
Two post-doctoral positions in the Vascular Morphogenesis Lab, iMM, Lisboa
The Vascular Morphogenesis Lab is recruiting two motivated postdoctoral fellows to work on cell migration, cell polarity and trafficking in vascular biology. Our lab uses microfluidics, mice and zebrafish as model systems to elucidate the fundamental mechanisms regulating vessel formation. The research projects are related to ongoing funding schemes: ERC Starting Grant (679368; AXIAL.EC; 2016/2021) and LeDucq Transatlantic Network of Excellence (17CVD03, ATTRACT; 2018/2023).
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.
Available Postdoctoral Position
A fully funded postdoctoral position is available to work on pre-mRNA splicing during Drosophila early embryonic development. More information here.
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.