Blog from December, 2018

Part Time Aquaculture Specialist I

49099BR

Research-Research Administration

Job Posting Description

At Boston Children’s Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It’s in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As the teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Division of Research Operations and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.

This Aquaculture Specialist I will be responsible for:

  • Feeding populations of fish the proper type and amount of food, depending on life stage and experimental application.
  • Operating sophisticated recirculating aquaculture systems, as well as aquatics tank washers, feeding robots, and integrated electronic water quality monitoring systems, all observing standard operating procedures and safety guidelines.
  • Performing and recording daily animal health and welfare observations, communicating adverse findings to the ARP manager and Specialist II.
  • Performing daily oversight and operation of aquaculture systems and communicating any problems to the ARP Manager or Specialist II.
  • Performing various husbandry tasks, including spawning, in-vitro fertilization, and other procedures that involve the handing of fish.
  • Maintaining live invertebrate cultures for feeding larval fish.
  • Performing and recording all water quality testing.
  • Providing training on some practices and procedures to new employees and scientific staff.
  • Monitoring supply needs and ordering needed items in timely manner.


To qualify, you must have:

  • 2-3 years of experience working in an aquaculture environment.
  • Available 10 hours per week.
  • The analytical skills to identify highly complex problems requiring the application of clinical, scientific or technical principles, theories and concepts and in‑depth, cross‑functional experienced‑based knowledge.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work with people from a wide variety of social and educational backgrounds.
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Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

Status

Part Time

Shift

Weekend, Holiday

Standard Hours per Week

10

Office/Site Location

Boston

Send email with CV/resume and cover letter to Christian Lawrence clawrence@enders.harvard.edu

ZEBRAFISH EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT


We are seeking outstanding postdoctoral candidates to join the Campàs lab at the University of California,

Santa Barbara. Our group uses interdisciplinary and quantitative approaches to study the formation of

tissues and organs during zebrafish embryonic development. We are interested in connecting the molecular

and cellular process that orchestrate embryogenesis with the physical/mechanical processes that sculpt

tissues and organs into their functional morphologies. To quantify and perturb local tissue mechanics we

employ unique microdroplet techniques that we have recently developed (Campàs et al., Nature Methods,

2014; Serwane et al., Nature Methods, 2017). These techniques offer unprecedented opportunities to study

tissue morphogenesis quantitatively (see e.g., Mongera et al., Nature, 2018).


We are specifically seeking independent, passionate, and motivated applicants for a postdoctoral position

to study the interplay between the molecular and mechanical processes that shape embryonic

tissues in zebrafish. The candidate will be able to work in a collaborative manner with a highly

interdisciplinary group of researchers, including physicists, engineers and developmental biologists. A

Ph.D. in the biological sciences (or related fields) with at least 3 years of laboratory research experience in

zebrafish developmental biology is required. Experience in quantitative biology or biophysics, in addition to

experience in zebrafish development, will be considered positively, but is not required.


This is a renewable, two-year position with full benefits, that will be extended as needed upon good

performance of the candidate. Salary will be competitive and dependent on the level of experience of the

candidate. Applicants should email a CV and a description of research interests to Prof. Campas

(campas@ucsb.edu), and should also arrange for at least two references to submit letters of

recommendation of their behalf. Applications submitted by February 15th, 2019 will receive priority

consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. Start date is flexible.


The University of California, Santa Barbara provides an exceptional, interdisciplinary and collaborative

environment for scientists interested in quantitative biology and systems biology (including exposure to the

Santa Barbara/KITP Summer School on Quantitative Biology).

Assistant Professor – Department of Biology

Job Number: 10609

 

Tenure-Track position in Developmental Molecular Genetics:  As part of an expansion in molecular genetics research, West Virginia University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Biology 

(http://biology.wvu.edu) to begin August 2019.  We seek an individual who uses molecular and/or functional genomic approaches to explore integrative questions about development in non-mammalian animal model systems. Applicants should have a broad biology background and strong interdisciplinary skills to develop an externally-funded independent research program. Applicants should also have an openness to collaborative research and a desire to contribute to the undergraduate and graduate research and teaching missions of the department.  Requirements include a PhD or equivalent degree in biology or a related field, a strong record of scholarly publications, strong post-doctoral experience, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the potential to secure external funding.

 

WVU, located in Morgantown, is a comprehensive land grant university enrolling about 30,000 students in over 100 degree programs.  Our Carnegie Classification is “Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.”  The Department of Biology at West Virginia University offers a diverse, highly productive and well-funded research environment that is highly supportive of new junior faculty. Existing departmental strengths include molecular genetics, behavioral neurobiology, and genomics.

 

To apply, please visit https://careers.wvu.edu, navigate to the position title listed above, and upload a single PDF file including a cover letter, curriculum vitae with a list of publications, a succinct outline of future research plans, and a one page teaching statement.  In addition, arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent electronically to WVUBiology@mail.wvu.edu. Review of completed applications will begin on January 21, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information about the position contact Kevin C. Daly at kcdaly@mail.wvu.edu. For more information about WVU and the city of Morgantown, WV:https://biology.wvu.edu/about/jobs/about-morgantown.

 

WVU is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

 

Laboratory of Zebrafish Developmental Genomics (https://zdglab.iimcb.gov.pl/) at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IIMCB), Warsaw, headed by Cecilia L. Winata, is looking for PhD student. We are looking for a motivated person to join international team studying development processes by applying genomics methods in combination with experimental embryology, genetics, and biochemistry.

You will join the project entitled “Approaching integrative genomics to identify molecular drivers of congenital heart disease”, which is carried out as the OPUS 2018/29/B/NZ2/01010 grant of the Polish National Science Centre, under the supervision of Michal Pawlak, PhD. The project provides unique opportunity to develop cutting-edge next-generation sequencing (NGS) techniques (scRNA-seq, ATAC-seq, CAGE) and bioinformatics tools under collaboration with team members and external collaborators (molecular biologists, bioinformaticians, data scientists and clinicians) from Poland and abroad both from academia and private sector.

The PhD student will be selected from candidates in an open competition, according to the procedure complying the rules for granting scholarships for young scientists in research projects funded by the National Science Centre (NCN Council Resolution No. 96/2016 dated October 27, 2016 r.) and the procedure complying with the rules of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers as a part of HR Excellence in Research strategy https://www.iimcb.gov.pl/en/institute/hr-excellence.

The laboratory is located in the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw (www.iimcb.gov.pl) – one of the top-ranked (A+) Polish research institutes, that provides stimulating and interdisciplinary research environment and opportunities of the large biomedical campus. Research topics at IIMCB cover the wide area of structural biology, bioinformatics, computer modeling, molecular and cell biology, neurobiology, cancer biology, and developmental genomics (zebrafish model). The Institute is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, has excellent core facilities and supportive administration. IIMCB benefits from numerous generous funding schemes for basic research through grants from international and national sources www.iimcb.gov.pl/en/research/grants).

Requirements:
1. Holds a master degree in biology, biotechnology, bioinformatics or statistics.
Fulfills the formal criteria for the competition
2. Is eligible for Ph.D. studies in Poland
3. Has good expertise in at least one of following: genomics, bioinformatics, molecular biology (molecular cloning, NGS-library preparation etc.), programming skills (Bash, R and/or Python), experience with zebrafish (preferred but not obligatory).
4. Has very good written and oral communication skills in English
5. Enjoys working in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment

We offer:
• Full-time PhD scholarship for 3 years
• 4 500 PLN of full fellowship cost per month
• Position with 100% focus on research (no teaching obligations)
• Benefits including reduced-rate for an individual medical care package and membership in MultiSport programme
• Full technical, administrative and organizational support from professional English-speaking personnel
• Participation in courses, scientific training, support from peers, and academic mentoring

Deadline for applications is January 31st, 2019. Job starting date is March 1st 2019.

How to apply:
• Apply now to recruitment@iimcb.gov.pl
• In the subject include "PhD_student_OPUS_ZDG" and your first and last name.
• Your application must be submitted in English and should contain a CV, a motivation letter, a description of your key achievements, and contact to your MSc Supervisor.
• Please include the following statement in your application: “I hereby agree to the processing of my personal data, included in the application documents by the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw, 4 Księcia Trojdena Street, 02-109 Warsaw, for the purpose of carrying out the current recruitment process.” Your personal data will be processed for the purpose of the recruitment procedure by the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw.

Full information is available under the link https://www.iimcb.gov.pl/pl/information-clause

The competition may be extended until a suitable candidate who fulfils all requirements is found.
 


Laboratory of Zebrafish Developmental Genomics (https://zdglab.iimcb.gov.pl/) at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IIMCB), Warsaw, headed by Cecilia L. Winata, is looking for Postdoctoral Fellow. We are looking for a motivated person to join international team studying development processes by applying genomics methods in combination with  experimental embryology, genetics, and biochemistry.

You will join the project entitled “Approaching integrative genomics to identify molecular drivers of congenital heart disease”, which is carried out as the OPUS 2018/29/B/NZ2/01010 grant of the Polish National Science Centre, under the supervision of Michal Pawlak, PhD. The project provides unique opportunity to develop cutting-edge next-generation sequencing (NGS) techniques (scRNA-seq, ATAC-seq, CAGE) and bioinformatics tools under collaboration with team members and external collaborators (molecular biologists, bioinformaticians, data scientists and clinicians) from Poland and abroad both from academia and private sector.

The ideal candidate should be able to pursue challenging tasks and achieve objectives and collaborate with other researchers. Candidates will be selected in an open competition, according to the procedure complying with the rules of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers as a part of HR Excellence in Research strategy https://www.iimcb.gov.pl/en/institute/hr-excellence.

The laboratory is located in the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw (www.iimcb.gov.pl) – one of the top-ranked (A+) Polish research institutes, that provides stimulating and interdisciplinary research environment and opportunities of the large biomedical campus. Research topics at IIMCB cover the wide area of structural biology, bioinformatics, computer modeling, molecular and cell biology, neurobiology, cancer biology, and developmental genomics (zebrafish model). The Institute is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, has excellent core facilities and supportive administration. IIMCB benefits from numerous generous funding schemes for basic research through grants from international and national sources www.iimcb.gov.pl/en/research/grants).

Requirements:
1. Holds a doctoral degree in biology, biotechnology, bioinformatics, statistics.
Fulfills the formal criteria for the competition.
2. Has strong expertise in at least one of following: genomics, bioinformatics, molecular biology (molecular cloning, NGS-library preparation etc.), programming (Bash, R and/or Python), experience with zebrafish (preferred but not obligatory).
3. Has very good written and oral communication skills in English
4. Has good presentation skills (ideally having presented during at least one international conference).
5. Enjoys working in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment.
6. Has published at least one publication as the first author in an international peer-reviewed journal.

We offer:
• Full employment contract for 3 years
• Net salary about 5400 PLN/month
• Position with 100% focus on research (no teaching obligations)
• Benefits including reduced-rate for an individual medical care package and membership in MultiSport programme
• Full technical, administrative and organizational support from professional English-speaking personnel
• Participation in courses, scientific training, support from peers, and academic mentoring

Deadline for applications is January 31st, 2019. Job starting date is March 1st 2019.

How to apply:
• Apply now to recruitment@iimcb.gov.pl
• In the subject include "Postdoc_OPUS_ZDG" and your first and last name.
• Your application must be submitted in English and should contain a CV, a motivation letter, a description of your key achievements, and contact details at least two potential referees, including one of your supervisors
• Please include the following statement in your application: “I hereby agree to the processing of my personal data, included in the application documents by the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw, 4 Księcia Trojdena Street, 02-109 Warsaw, for the purpose of carrying out the current recruitment process.” Your personal data will be processed for the purpose of the recruitment procedure by the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw.

Full information is available under the link https://www.iimcb.gov.pl/pl/information-clause

The competition may be extended until a suitable candidate who fulfils all requirements is found.

 

Postdoctoral Position — Endocrine controls of adult neural crest stem cells

A postdoctoral position is available in the Parichy lab at University of Virginia for studying functions of thyroid hormone and other circulating factors during the development and homeostasis of adult neural crest stem cells and their derivatives. Major interests lie in understanding how specific hormones drive disparate cellular behaviors across cell types, including Schwann cell precursors, glia, melanocytes, and novel populations recently identified. Additional questions relate to how these hormones contribute to stem cell maintenance and fate specification during ontogeny and regeneration, and consequences of hormones for cancer initiation and metastasis. 

The lab is equipped with lab-dedicated infrastructure for Next Generation Sequencing, single-cell RNA-seq, super-resolution time-lapse imaging, and high throughput genetic and transgenic screening. More information about the lab and the highly interactive Departments of Biology and Cell Biology can be found through: http://dparichy.as.virginia.edu/

Applicants must have or be pursuing a Ph.D. in biology, endocrinology, cell biology or related fields. Prior experience with zebrafish is not required.

Applicants should provide: 

• CV
• contact information for three references
• cover letter briefly describing interests, experience and career goals

Materials should be submitted to: Dr. David Parichy, dparichy@virginia.edu.

Associate Research Scientist position in the Giraldez laboratory.

The Giraldez laboratory at Yale University is seeking to recruit a highly qualified Associate Research Scientist as a long term scientist in the laboratory (www.giraldezlab.org). Prerequisites for appointment on the research scientist track include a doctoral degree and relevant postdoctoral experience. This is a non-tenured track faculty appointment under the principal investigator.(https://medicine.yale.edu/facultyaffairs/appts/ap_procedures/nonladder.aspx).

The goals of this long term scientist position are to mentor and manage day to day operations in the laboratory, in addition to drive a successful scientific project aligned with the major interests of the laboratory. This scientist will work closely with Dr. Giraldez and individual scientists in the laboratory to provide mentoring and guidance in the day to day operations. This appointment can be renewed indefinitely as long as the need for the position continues, the funding for the position is available, and the expectations for performance are met.

Qualifications

The qualifications for this position are post-doctoral experience with an extensive publication record in high quality journals, track record of leadership skills, and outstanding commitment to research. Expertise in molecular biology, chromatin biology, developmental biology, genomics, and/or imaging will be highly regarded in evaluating the candidates.

Application Instructions

To apply to this position please submit: 1) One page cover letter describing motivation for the position, research experience, mentoring/managerial experience, 2) biosketch or CV, 3) three letters of references and 4) PDF of three publications using the following Interfolio link: https://apply.interfolio.com/50482

For inquiries please contact hiba.codore@yale.edu. Please include “Associate Research Scientist” in the subject of the email.


Functional Analysis of Autism Risk Genes

 

The Hoffman Laboratory at Yale University is recruiting for an NIH-funded post-doctoral position, available immediately.

 

The main goal of the Hoffman Laboratory is to gain new insights into the roles of genes associated with autism spectrum disorders at the molecular, cellular, and circuit levels to develop improved pharmacological treatments. To accomplish this, we use zebrafish CRISPR-generated mutants of autism risk genes to directly visualize the functions of these genes in the developing nervous system and to perform high-throughput behavior-based screens.

 

We are seeking post-doctoral researchers interested in the following projects: 

1. Characterizing neural circuit deficits resulting from loss of autism risk gene function using in vivo functional imaging

2. Structural, functional, and molecular characterization of zebrafish autism risk gene mutants

3. Pharmaco-behavioral profiling to identify new pharmacological candidates

 

To apply:

Please send an email with your CV, contact information for 3 references, and cover letter to: Dr. Ellen Hoffman (ellen.hoffman@yale.edu) using the subject line: Postdoctoral applicant: Your name. Applicants are encouraged to outline research projects of interest.

 


More information about the lab can be found at www.hoffmanlab.net

Funded 3 year Postdoctoral position at the University of Toronto: Zebrafish Systems Neuroscience

The Thiele Lab at the University of Toronto is recruiting a Postdoctoral Scholar for 2019 to work with a Human Frontiers Science Program team (U of Toronto, UC Berkeley, Univ of Maryland and Univ of Tübingen) that is investigating neural activity and behavior in zebrafish and African cichlids evoked by natural underwater scenes. This is a new and exciting area of research that combines two-photon calcium imaging and novel behavioral assays to assess how natural scenes are encoded in the brain and how this differs across species and habitats. We are seeking a candidate that has a systems neuroscience background and coding experience. We encourage applicants that are underrepresented in science to apply. 

Salary will be commensurate on experience, medical benefits are included

Send a CV and the contact info for 2 references to: tod.thiele@utoronto.ca      

Lab website: thielelab.ca

The Torres-Vázquez lab studies the formation, remodeling and function of the vascular system in the zebrafish with emphasis on:

1. Vascularization of the central nervous system and blood-brain barrier differentiation during development and disease.

2. Mechanisms of vessel assembly and lumenization.

3. Anatomical patterning of angiogenic development by guidance cues.

 

Position available: 2018 and 2019

Link of interest: https://med.nyu.edu/faculty/jesus-torres-vazquez

 

Desired qualifications:

Exceptional publication record.

Research experience with model organisms.

Practical knowledge of: genetics, cell biology, confocal microscopy, gene expression analysis, bioinformatics, genomics, cell culture or biochemistry.

 

To apply:

Email your CV to Dr. Jesús Torres-Vázquez (jtorresv@med.nyu.edu) using the subject line: Postdoctoral applicant 2018: Your name.

Include the following information at the top of your CV.

Name, address (city, state, country), telephone.

Availability date.

Degree(s), date(s) awarded and GPA(s).

Name, title, e-mail and phone number of three references.

Short paragraph describing your scientific interests, experience and career goals.

The Gray lab at University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School (www.rsg1lab.com) is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate with experience in molecular biology and/or developmental biology to perform cutting edge research into zebrafish and mouse spine development.

The Gray Lab:
Idiopathic scoliosis (IS), affects 3-4 % children worldwide. We have established some of the first models of IS using the mouse and zebrafish model systems. We utilize these complementary models to facilitate functional genomics studies and for mechanistic studies of  disease pathogenesis.

The Gray lab focuses on genetic factors which promote spine stability and homeostasis of musculoskeletal tissue using mouse, zebrafish, and cell culture approaches. Our main techniques include genome editing, diverse imaging modalities,  genetics and genomics. 

Please see the recent manuscript: Konjikusic et al., 2018 PLoS Genet. 2018 Nov 26;14(11):PMID:30475797

The position:
The successful candidate will be expected to conduct an independent project studying a collection of scoliosis mutant zebrafish and utilizing a diverse array of developmental biology techniques to uncover the mechanism of disease pathogenesis in these mutant zebrafish. We are seeking highly motivated and interactive candidates that wish to have a career in musculoskeletal research, as such we are seeking candidates that have a desire to write grants and take an active role in there career development, in addition to working at the bench. This project will utilize an array of complementary zebrafish approaches including forward and reverse genetics, confocal and microCT imaging, generation of novel transgenics strains, and may transitional research of  interesting findings in the mouse and/or cell culture systems when applicable.  We will support good ideas, passionate people that are willing to go where the biology takes them. 

The PI is committed to the mentorship and long-term success of all lab members. We offer an exceptional training in zebrafish and mouse development and genetics focused on musculoskeletal development. Successful candidates will join a dynamic scientific environment within the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School.

Candidates:
Candidates must have a PhD in an appropriate biological or health science program. Experience in zebrafish research will be highly advantageous although not required. Experience with cell culture techniques,  mouse colony work, and confocal microscopy is highly desirable. The candidate will be expected to be fluent in an array of common molecular biology techniques. 

How to Apply / Contact:

Interested candidates should email Dr. Ryan Gray (ryan.gray@austin.utexas.edu). Applicants should include a cover letter describing previous research experience and interest in the position and a CV. Three letters of reference should be available if requested.