Blog from July, 2018

SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT: School of Dental Medicine

HIRING UNIT: Craniofacial Biology


POSITION TITLE: Postdoctoral Fellow





Overall Description of Responsibility or Nature of Work


A fully-funded postdoctoral position is available at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Using primarily zebrafish, the successful applicant will study craniofacial development, disease and evolution in the laboratory of James Nichols in the Department of Craniofacial Biology.

The Nichols laboratory is interested in craniofacial variability, especially how some genotypically mutant individuals can overcome a deleterious mutation to produce a wild-type phenotype.

This project will utilize an array of complementary zebrafish approaches including live imaging on laboratory-dedicated instruments, forward and reverse genetics, next-generation sequencing, protein biochemistry, and others. The University of Colorado has a strong collaborative group of zebrafish laboratories with diverse interests, as well as an interactive core group of craniofacial development laboratories.    

We are seeking highly motivated, creative and interactive applicants with the ability to work independently. More information about our group and research interests can be found on our laboratory website ( Interested candidates should provide a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae and contact information for three professional references.

Nichols Lab - Home

The Nichols Lab uses the zebrafish system to understand craniofacial development and variability. We are especially interested in how genotypic mutants overcome a deleterious mutation to produce the wild-type phenotype.



Minimum Requirements

Graduation from an accredited university with a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in biology, biochemistry, developmental biology, genetics or related discipline

Desire to work with zebrafish, fish experience not required.

Excellent communication skills in English

Ability to work independently, but cooperatively, within a research lab


Desired or preferred

Strong background in modern developmental biology methods including imaging, and next generation sequencing technologies

Publication of at least one first-author paper as a result of graduate work


Salary & Benefits

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience and will adhere to published NIH guidelines.



Applicants may apply through

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

Required application materials:

Cover letter

Curriculum vitae

Contact information for three professional references.


Ideal Start Date

As early as July 1, 2018

The Ganz and Braasch Laboratories at Michigan State University are looking to fill an immediate opening for the position of a Research Technician to manage the joint fish facility of the two groups. This position is an opportunity to join an exciting and diverse team of biologists focused on understanding the genomic basis of vertebrate evolution, development and disease using zebrafish and medaka as model organisms. The successful applicant will be involved in exciting genetic developmental experiments to study nervous system development and vertebrate genome evolution in relation to human health and disease.


Minimum requirements: Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in biology or related field; up to six months of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience with fish husbandry, including care of embryos, juveniles, and adult fish; experience maintaining large numbers of aquaria for freshwater fish; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Desired qualifications: Experience handling fish, feeding and food preparation, husbandry related to fish breeding, fish health control, and water quality management; must be absolutely dependable, with excellent organization and communication skills; long-term experience with fish husbandry or aquaculture; knowledge of zebrafish/medaka biology, development, and genetics; ability to take charge and oversee animal husbandry, stock management, and quarantine operations; experience with large-scale, centralized fish husbandry systems; a general familiarity with laboratory safety and campus animal care policy and procedures, experience in training and supervising assistants in fish care and colony maintenance; experience with use of various desktop computer software including database management (Microsoft Office, Dropbox, FileMaker Pro etc.); experience with molecular methods (e.g. DNA extraction, PCR, gel electrophoresis), immunohistochemistry, imaging, and microinjections; be willing and able to perform duties on some weekends and holidays on a rotating basis.


Job Summary: Primary responsibilities include maintaining a colony of zebrafish and medaka (up to 650 tanks and 10,000 fish total) including feeding and keeping tanks and the fish rooms clean and in good working order, fish health assessment and quarantine procedures, water quality management.  Fish system and fish database management, ordering of supplies and materials for the fish facility, training undergraduate assistants and other lab members in fish husbandry, interaction with MSU’s Animal Care and Environmental Health offices, and organization of fish import and export from and to stock centers and other institutions. Setup of genetic crosses and providing support for ongoing experiments by tissue sampling, genotyping, immunohistochemistry and imaging.


This is a full-time appointment, and offers excellent benefits (healthcare, dental, etc.). The initial appointment will be for a 6-month probationary period, after which yearly reappointments will be made for successful and productive candidates.



For questions related to this job posting, please email Julia Ganz ( and/or Ingo Braasch (


To apply please go to: - Job position number: 518881


Closing date for applications is July 24, 2018.

Closing Date: 30-07-2018
Grade: 7
Salary : £32,548 – £38,833 p.a.
Contract Duration: Permanent

See: for more details

The School of Natural Sciences invites applications for three full-time, permanent Lectureships in the broad area of Biology encompassing the full spectrum of genes, organisms and ecosystems. As part of the School of Natural Sciences, the biology and zoology subject areas are dynamic and growing elements with strong research records and successful recruitment onto our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Currently we are looking to expand our research base and our teaching and outreach capabilities. Bangor University is committed to excellence in research, teaching & scholarship and offers attractive career prospects for staff with such expertise.

Details of current staff research interests are available ( The School benefits from modern research laboratories and microscopy suites, a Natural History Museum, freshwater and marine aquaria, fly room, reptile and rodent facilities, plus a number of temperature controlled rooms, a botanical garden located on the fringes of the Menai Strait, a herbarium, and avian housing facility. Further research opportunities are facilitated by close links to the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH), the Centre for Environmental Biotechnology (CEB), the Schools of Ocean Sciences, Computer Sciences, and Psychology and access to the Supercomputing Wales High Performance Computing cluster.

Candidates should have a PhD in biological science, be able to develop research programmes of their own, contribute to the School’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) submission, show an enthusiasm for teaching, be willing to engage with outreach activities and also have excellent interpersonal skills.

Interviews will be held in the week commencing 3rd September. The successful candidates will be expected to start on 1st October 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Chris Freeman, email; and copied to Dr Nia Whiteley, email



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A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Division of Developmental Biology at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center for individuals enthusiastic about pursuing research at the intersection of systems biology (computational modeling) and developmental biology.

Research areas include pattern formation, reconstructing the regulatory networks, stochastic gene expression and dynamic information encoding by signaling gradients (

Interested candidates must have a PhD and a strong record of accomplishment and experience in one of the following areas: microscopy, genetics and developmental biology or mathematics, computational modeling and biophysics.

The ideal candidate will have proficiency in English, at least one first author publication in a reputed international journal from their PhD work, collegial, highly motivated, and independent.

Please send applications, which should include a cover letter detailing your past research accomplishments and future research goals, a full CV (with bibliography) by email to: 


Ertugrul M. Ozbudak

Laboratory of Systems Developmental Biology

Division of Developmental Biology

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine 



In addition, at least three reference letters should be sent directly to the above-written email address. The reference letters should include phone numbers of the referees.

Salary support will be based on research experience and accomplishments at the NIH scale.

As Aquatics Specialist, you will perform all tasks necessary for the care and management of the on-site Zebrafish colonies. These tasks include: fish feeding, fish disease recognition and surveillance, routine testing of all applicable water quality parameters, knowledge of actions appropriate for correction of any water parameter abnormalities, preventive maintenance on rack pumps, filter systems, and dispenser systems, RO water operations, fish euthanasia, preparation of tissue samples for lab submittal, cleaning and disinfection of all equipment, zebrafish breeding, collection of fish embryos, artemia preparation, maintaining adequate supply levels, and all recordkeeping associated with aquatics.


All candidates should fax or email cover letters and resumes to:

FAX # 703-971-5440


Or just click on the link to apply


Job Closing July 31, 2018


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Washington State University Vancouver Biology Program is seeking applicants for Adjunct Faculty to teach an animal development lab section during the Fall 2018 semester (August 20 – December 18). 

Principles of Animal Development [M] (Biol 321) lab section 01: Experimental analyses of development and descriptive and comparative examination of embryology; emphasis on the chordates. Prerequisite: Biol 106 (Introductory Biology: Organismal Biology) and Biol 107 (Introductory Biology: Cell Biology and Genetics). Lab: Wednesday 1:10 – 3:50 pm. Expected Enrollment: 24 students (maximum of 24 per lab section). Required 1-3 hour per week lab meeting with course instructor; day and time to be arranged with course instructor. Lab Instructor will be provided with existing course material and laboratory manual. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must possess a Master’s or Ph.D. terminal degree in a related discipline. Preferred qualifications include experience teaching undergraduate laboratories at a college level. Successful candidates must demonstrate a commitment to working with diverse student and community populations. 

COMPENSATION: $3,144 to $3,293 dependent on Master’s or Ph.D. terminal degree, respectively. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of completed applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Interested applicants should send by email 1) a cover letter discussing training and experience as related to the required and preferred qualifications, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) contact information for three references, and (4) evaluations of past teaching experience, if available to: 

Informational inquiries can be directed to the Biology Program Leader, Mike Berger (

Please visit for more information about Washington State University Vancouver and for more information about Biology at WSU Vancouver. 

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