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The Kucenas Lab at the University of Virginia has an immediate opening for a glial biologist in a Research Scientist role. Join our team and contribute to our innovative program investigating cellular and molecular mechanisms that govern glial development in the nervous system using zebrafish as a model. Currently in the lab, we are investigating: 1) the development and maintenance of nervous system transition zones, 2) the molecular mechanisms that mediate glial tiling, 3) elucidating the glial heterogeneity present in both the CNS and PNS and 4) the role of glia in nervous system disease and regeneration. This position, supported by The Owens Family Foundation and the NIH, involves basic and translational research using zebrafish and we are seeking an enthusiastic, focused and creative candidate to join our team.


We invite applications from creative researchers with zebrafish glial expertise to play a leading role in our research effort. Our group currently has one research scientist, two post-doctoral research associate, and five graduate students. The successful candidate can also participate in our collaborations with labs within UVA, as well elsewhere, and they will have the opportunity to develop new projects, proposals and publications. In addition, the researcher will take on a senior role in our laboratory at UVA. They will help train graduate and undergraduate students in the areas of glial biology, developmental neuroscience, as well as data acquisition and analysis.


QUALIFICATIONS:  A Ph.D. in Neuroscience or a related discipline (i.e. Biology, Cell and Developmental Biology, etc.) with no less than four years of post-doctoral experience.   Significant expertise in molecular biology techniques including DNA methodologies, PCR, CRISPR, genotyping, and complex construct cloning for the creation of new zebrafish lines. Additionally, at least four years of experience using zebrafish to study glial cells during development, expertise in in vivo imaging, and a record of publications that supports excellence in these areas.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UVAJobs/job/Charlottesville-VA/Research-Scientist-in-Biology_R0017382  and attach the following items as a single complied PDF in the “Resume” field.

  • A cover letter that explains why you are interested in joining the Kucenas Lab in this unique position, how the position fits into your career goals, and a brief summary of your relevant research experience (max. 2 pages).
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Contact information for three (3) references if not already included in the CV. Listing them here represents permission to contact them unless you specify otherwise in your cover letter.

Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on September 6, 2020, and the position will remain open until filled.  The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.


This is a one-year appointment that may be renewed contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.


For questions regarding this position, please contact Sarah Kucenas, Ph.D. at sk4ub@virginia.edu.


For questions about the application process, please contact Rich Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at rkh6j@virginia.edu.


For more information on the benefits available to postdoctoral associates at UVA, visit postdoc.virginia.edu and hr.virginia.edu/benefits


The historic University of Virginia is consistently ranked one of the top 3 public universities in the country by US News and World Report, with a vibrant research enterprise that support cross-disciplinary scholarship. We are located in beautiful Charlottesville, VA, near the Blue Ridge mountains, with a strong cultural and restaurant scene and college town energy. Travel to Washington, DC in just two hours, or the Atlantic ocean in three.


The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


We are seeking a highly motivated, organized and enthusiastic postdoctoral fellow or research associate to study embryonic kidney development and its relationship to developmental kidney diseases. We are interested in the role of Wnt signaling in shaping nephric tubules, utilizing Xenopus (frog) embryos, zebrafish embryos and mammalian tissue culture as models. Current goals include: 1) Determining how junctions are formed during tubule formation; 2) Modeling how patient mutations result in human developmental kidney diseases; 3) Discovering novel components affecting nephron development; 4) Visualizing in vivo tube formation using advanced live imaging techniques; 5) Generating transgenic animals to visualize nephrogenesis in vivo


Current projects utilize developmental, molecular and cell biological approaches including imaging in living embryos. Applicants with a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent and a strong background in Developmental Biology, Embryology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology and/or Stem Cell Biology are highly encouraged to apply. Salary and benefits are commensurate with relevant experience. Review of applications will continue until the position has been filled.


Please send your CV, cover letter indicating current and future research interests, and the name/email address of three references to:


Rachel K. Miller, Ph.D.

Department of Pediatrics

The University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Email: Rachel.K.Miller@uth.tmc.edu

https://med.uth.edu/pediatrics/miller-lab/


Nazarko lab in the Department of Biology at Georgia State University (Atlanta, GA) is looking for a Postdoctoral Associate to lead the autophagy-related projects in zebrafish models of cardiovascular diseases. Currently, the lab is studying the role of lipophagy, the selective autophagy of lipid droplets, in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and starting a new project on the role of glycophagy, the selective autophagy of glycogen granules, in diabetic cardiomyopathy. Nazarko lab uses the methods of Genetics, Molecular and Cell Biology to address the important questions of autophagy selectivity and regulation in several model systems, including yeast, mammalian cells and zebrafish model. Therefore, a successful candidate will have an opportunity to work in a vibrant research environment where the mechanistic studies of autophagy in yeast and human cells are translated into the animal models of various human diseases. The applicants should have: (1) PhD degree, (2) strong publication record, (3) extensive experience with zebrafish model, (4) experience in the cardiovascular field, and (5) genuine interest in autophagy and cardiovascular research using zebrafish model. Please send your CV and contact information of 3 references to Dr. Taras Nazarko: tnazarko@gsu.edu 

An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Dr. Ann Morris to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying retinal development and regeneration in zebrafish. We are located in the Department of Biology at the University of Kentucky (http://annmorrislab.weebly.com/). We are a collaborative and diverse group, and our department includes several labs studying development and regeneration across different animal models. We are seeking applicants with the following skills: research training in developmental, cellular, or molecular biology; strong writing and communication skills; and an interest in developing novel technical approaches.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Ideal start date is fall 2020. Candidates should upload application materials to the UK Jobs site (https://ukjobs.uky.edu, Position FE02290), and/or send the following materials directly to Dr. Morris (ann.morris@uky.edu): cover letter, CV, 1-page statement of research interests and career goals, and the names and contact information for three references.

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.


Neuroscience laboratory at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) seeks a qualified, experienced and dynamic Postdoctoral Fellow. The successful candidate will advance our program to use zebrafish in epilepsy research. Our laboratory developed and characterized the first acute and genetic models of epilepsy in zebrafish. Using CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing, we recently generated 40 new zebrafish lines representing rare human epilepsy disorders. We are currently using these unique models in a wide variety of projects, including high-throughput drug screening, neurodevelopmental, and calcium imaging studies, metabolomic studies, and analysis of Variants of Unknown Significance. All of these zebrafish-based projects are supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health.   

Using larval zebrafish, we plan to establish new pipelines for the analysis and monitoring of epilepsy and it comorbidities, as well as discover and develop new therapies for these genetic forms of epilepsy. Studies using larval zebrafish incorporate a variety of cutting-edge approaches already established in the lab: electrophysiology, automated behavioral analysis, pharmacology, CRISPR/Cas9 editing, qPCR, microfluidics, computational (MATLAB) analysis, light sheet microscopy, and fast confocal imaging of brain networks in fluorescent reporter fish.  We are currently seeking a highly motivated individual to participate in these exciting projects.   

If you are interested in a postdoc position in our lab, send an email to scott.baraban@ucsf.edu that includes your CV and contact information for at least two references. Please also send a brief 1-page description of your research interests describing your past research experience, future goals, and how you envision your contribution to the overall research direction of the Baraban Lab.  Competitive applicants will have:  

  • at least one first-author publication in a high-quality journal 
  • a sincere interest in epilepsy research 
  • zebrafish experience 

    Lab website: https://barabanlab.ucsf.edu/ 

    Lab Twitter: https://twitter.com/barabanlab?lang=en 

     

    UCSF offers an outstanding neuroscience community and desirable San Francisco location.  The Baraban Lab particularly acknowledges the acute need to remove barriers to recruitment, retention, and advancement of talented students and postdoctoral fellows from historically excluded populations who are currently underrepresented.  Applications from URMs, POC, and women are strongly encouraged. 

The Orengo lab is located in Houston, Texas at Baylor College of Medicine. We are a new lab that will launch August 2020. Our lab uses zebrafish, mouse, and human cell culture models to understand motor neuron biology and mechanisms leading to its degeneration. Human genetic mutations causing motor neuron degeneration are modeled in these three systems to use a cross species approach towards understanding the common mechanisms involved. For more information, you can visit our website at (https://www.bcm.edu/research/labs-and-centers/faculty-labs/james-orengo-lab) or email James Orengo (james.orengo@bcm.edu).


Requirements: The applicant should have acquired a Ph.D. in Biology, Genetics, Neuroscience or a related field, and be no more than five years passed their graduation. Applicants with experience in generating and using zebrafish as a genetic model organism, performing genotyping, molecular biology, and microscopy are mandatory. Experience with neuroscience and the nervous system in zebrafish and/or mouse will be given priority. We are seeking highly self-motivated individuals who are creative, intelligent, hardworking, team oriented and enjoy being part of the excitement of a startup lab.


Anticipated start date: January-March 2021


To apply: Send a CV/Biosketch and contact information for 3 references to James Orengo (james.orengo@bcm.edu).

The Drerup lab uses zebrafish and cell culture models to understand the cell biology required for neural circuits to maintain their structure and activity. Part of our lab is focused specifically on maintenance of mitochondria, a critical organelle, in neurons. The other half is investigating the regulation of molecular motors that move mitochondria and other organelles throughout the enormous volume of the neuron. We know that both the maintenance of healthy mitochondria and intracellular transport are critical for neuronal health. For this work, we use forward and reverse genetics, in vivo imaging, and protein biochemistry in zebrafish larvae and mammalian cells. For more information, you can visit our website at dreruplab.com or email Katie Drerup (drerup@wisc.edu).


Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Genetics, Neuroscience or a related field. Laboratory experience outside of a classroom setting preferred. Applicants with experience in using zebrafish as a genetic model organism, genotyping, molecular biology, or microscopy will be given priority.


Job Duties: The technician position would be expected to split their time roughly as follows: 25% administrative assistance (ordering, organization, protocol development, etc); 25% general lab duties and fish husbandry; 50% independent research on a project agreed upon with the PI. These percentage are flexible and based on experience, abilities, and ambition.


Anticipated start date: October/November 2020


To apply: Send a CV/resume and contact information for 3 references to Katie Drerup (drerup@wisc.edu).

The Rabani Lab investigates the molecular and cellular biology of RNA molecules, and how post-transcriptional gene regulation at the RNA level underlies embryonic development.

To address these questions, we use a system-level approach that combines large-scale genomics with in-depth genetic and functional investigations and technology development in the zebrafish animal model. We develop and implement innovative technologies and analysis tools for massively parallel reporter assays, RNA metabolic labeling, single-cell genomics, CRISPR/cas9 genome editing, in-vivo imaging and functional assays.

We are a young and growing lab, located at the Silberman Institute of Life Science of the Hebrew University. We offer state-of-the-art research facilities and an interdisciplinary scientific training, with options to focus on either experimental or computational expertise, or combine both. We therefore encourage applications by highly motivated applicants from diverse backgrounds.

Job Description

We are recruiting a research associate (PhD or Postdoc level) to join us, as part of an ERC funded project, aiming to decode mechanisms and functions of RNA degradation in development and cellular programming, with significant implications to understanding maternal regulation of early embryogenesis.

  • Lead an independent research project: initiate, design, execute and evaluate experiments, by developing and implementing innovative research technologies.
  • Teach and supervise junior lab members.
  • Draft and prepare scientific journal publications and research grant proposals.
  • Prepare conference presentations, and present research outputs at national and international conferences, workshops and events.

Skills and Qualifications

Suitable candidates should hold (or are about to obtain) an PhD degree (or equivalent) or Postdoc in life sciences. Highly motivated and creative scientists, with strong problem-solving skills and are fluent in spoken and written English.

Experimental applicants should have proven experience in molecular and cell biology techniques. Experience with zebrafish or animal work, NGS and in-vivo imaging are of advantage.

Applications

Please send CV and list of publications to Dr. Michal Rabani michal.rabani@mail.huji.ac.il.

A two years postdoctoral fellowship funding from the Japan Society for the
Promotion of Science (JSPS) is now available for application (funding rate
is around 15%) in William TSE lab in the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu
University. The laboratory was relocated to the band new campus two years
ago. The applicant will work closely with the PI on various zebrafish
projects (Craniofacial disease model/ Developmental toxicity)

The ideal candidate should have experience on cell culture and zebrafish
model, and will be familiar with immunohistochemistry, confocal microscopy
and basic molecular biology. Prior experience with embryonic
microinjection and /or genome editing methods is a plus. Fresh Ph.D
graduate around the world is welcome.

Interested applicants should send an email with CV to William
(kftse@agr.kyushu-u.ac.jp) for further information and discussion. The
information of the PI could be found at
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while the fellowship program could be found at
Standard 2 years program
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Short-term 1 year program for EU and North America
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The Department of Biology at the University of Mississippi is seeking a qualified individual to run a new optical microscopy core with several imaging systems including a new Leica LSCM.


The successful candidate will be expected to 1) manage the use of the core imaging systems, 2) train new users on the use of the microscopes and in image analysis, 3), assist new users obtain the best possible images and analyze these images, 4) develop new imaging protocols, 5) consult with users on sample preparation, and 6) help maintain the microscopes and imaging systems.


Applicants are expected to have expertise with confocal microscopy and advanced optical microscopy techniques. Applicants should also be familiar with techniques for image analysis, and experience with imaging glycans is a plus. This position includes opportunities for continued professional development. Women and individuals from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


To apply, please visit our Online Employment Service at https://careers.olemiss.edu/.  Applications should include: (1) cover letter outlining interest in and suitability for the position, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) names and contact information for at least three references.

A research technician position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Gaurav Varshney. We are looking for a highly motivated, passionate, and independent individual with excellent interpersonal skills to play a key role in advancing the lab's mission.


We are focused on tackling the huge challenge of systematically validating the flood of human candidate disease genes identified in various genome- wide association (GWAS) and whole-exome sequencing studies by developing disease models in zebrafish.


The successful applicant will use zebrafish, and the emerging genomic technologies such as CRISPR/Cas9, single-cell genomics to understand the disease pathology of candidate disease genes. Our research interests span multiple disciplines: genetics, genomics, molecular biology, and developmental biology.


A BA/BS or MS degree  in Biological Sciences or related field with experience in Molecular Biology/Genetics is required. Experience with zebrafish is desirable but not essential. 


Please send your application to gaurav-varshney@omrf.org along with your CV and a list of three references with their contact information.


The Varshney lab (http://varshneylab.omrf.org) is located in the Genes & Huma Disease Research Program at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) (http://omrf.org), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. OMRF is an independent, not-for-profit, biomedical research institute adjacent to the campus of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) in Oklahoma City. OMRF investigators enjoy close scientific interactions with OUHSC faculty and participate in OUHSC graduate programs. 

Senior Clinical Veterinarian or Clinical Veterinarian

 

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Animal Resources Program (UAB-ARP) is seeking a full-time senior or clinical laboratory animal veterinarian.


Principal responsibilities include health surveillance, surgical and clinical care to a variety of research animals, participate in teaching and training, as well as active involvement in the IACUC. Additional duties include development of standard operating procedures, supervision of veterinary staff, providing emergency veterinary care and assisting in ensuring facility and program compliance with federal regulations and AAALAC International standards. Opportunity for collaborative research is available.


Qualifications include a DVM/VMD from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school or equivalent. A license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state, and ACLAM board certification or board eligibility will be considered. Laboratory animal residents finishing their ACLAM-approved residency program are encouraged to apply.


Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and is competitive with the national average. Applications will be received until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references to: Samuel C. Cartner, D.V.M., M.P.H. Ph.D. Animal Resources Program, and Research Support Building Rm 220L, 1530 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294-2800 or fax (205) 975-3281. Please direct any questions to telephone 205-934-8213 or email scartner@uab.edu.


Click the link to access the job posting.

https://uab.taleo.net/careersection/ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=T176515&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York


UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work-life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from veterans and individuals with disabilities


Overview

We are seeking a highly motivated, well organized and goal driven scientist to join an exciting new project funded by the Joint Programme between Alzheimer's Research UK (ARUK), Charles River Laboratories, five Pharma partners (Eisai, J&J, Lilly, MSD and Takeda) and the University of Sheffield (Dr. Tennore Ramesh, PI and Dr. Guillaume Hautbergue, Co-I) in translational medicine for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/Fronto-temporal dementia (ALS/FTD). The overall aim of the project, which involves two post-doctoral research associates is to identify small molecule compounds that modulate the interaction between SRSF1 and pathological C9ORF72 hexanucleotide repeat RNA expansions expressed in in vitro patient derived neurons and in vivo zebrafish and mouse models of C9ORF72-ALS/FTD.

This post will be based at the state-of-the-art Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN) in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Sheffield School of Medicine, Dentistry and Health. SITraN is a purpose-built research institute and houses computational, clinical and basic scientists with a focus on neurodegenerative disorders such as Motor Neurone Disease (MND) also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson’s disease and Dementia.

 

Person Specification

Applicants should provide evidence in their applications that they meet the following criteria. We will use a range of selection methods to measure candidates’ abilities in these areas including reviewing your on-line application, seeking references, inviting shortlisted candidates to interview and other forms of assessment action relevant to the post.


 

Criteria

Essential

Desirable


Qualifications and experience

1.

A PhD (or equivalent experience) in molecular or cellular biology, or neuroscience.

X


2.

Theoretical understanding of cellular and molecular biology

X


3.

Experience in neurodegeneration field or models of ALS/FTD


X

4.

Experience in molecular and cellular laboratory work including:

. RNA extraction

. qRT-PCR

. Nuclear/cytosolic fractionation

X





X

5.

Experience of using zebrafish/mouse models in phenotypic analysis and/or drug discovery.


X


6.

Experience in neuronal isolation techniques

X


7.

Experience of ELISA development and analysis.

Methods using sensitive approaches such as the MSD platform

X


X

8.

Generic IT skills, including… in addition to Microsoft Office suite

X


9.

Experience of designing experiments, collecting and analyzing data and experience in statistical methods and analysis

X


10.

Knowledge of and compliance with good laboratory practice

X


11.

Awareness of laboratory safety and general laboratory competence

X


 

Communication skills

12.


X


13.



X

 

Team working

14.



X

 

Problem solving and decision making

15.

Ability to develop creative approaches to problem solving.

X


 

Personal effectiveness

16.

Attention to detail and a proven ability to keep accurate and reliable records.

X


17.

Good organizational and time management skills.

X



 

About the Team

The Department of Neuroscience comprises multidisciplinary groups from the units of Neurology, Neuropathology and Psychiatry working in both basic and clinical neuroscience. Clinical and non-clinical researchers combine to investigate the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disease and major psychoses, with the goal of translating novel insights into new therapeutic approaches.

This post will be based at the state-of-the-art Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN) in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Sheffield School of Medicine, Dentistry and Health. SITraN is a purpose-built research institute and houses computational, clinical and basic scientists with a focus on neurodegenerative disorders such as Motor Neurone Disease (MND) also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson’s disease and Dementia.

ARUK/Pharma consortium project is led by Dr. Tennore Ramesh and Dr. Guillaume Hautbergue in the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN).


Job Description

Applications are invited for the post of Postdoctoral Research Associate funded by the Joint Programme between Alzheimer's Research UK (ARUK), Charles River Laboratories, five Pharma partners (Eisai, J&J, Lilly, MSD and Takeda) and the University of Sheffield (Dr. Tennore Ramesh, PI and Dr. Guillaume Hautbergue, Co-I). The project is aggressive, ambitious and milestone driven.  Success in this project has the potential for advancement into further long-term discovery and clinical development driven projects. This will be ideal for post-docs that would like to explore the range of drug discovery process starting from early discovery phase with constant input and collaboration with top pharmaceutical companies in the world. 

We are seeking a highly motivated, well organized and goal driven scientist to join an exciting new project in translational medicine for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/Fronto-temporal dementia (ALS/FTD). You will be a practically skilled, well organised, flexible and committed Postdoctoral Researcher who will join the ARUK/Pharma consortium as part of the teams led by Dr. Tennore Ramesh and Dr. Guillaume Hautbergue in the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN).

The overall aim of your project is to screen and identify small molecule compounds that modulates the interaction between SRSF1 and pathological C9ORF72 hexanucleotide repeat RNA expansions, nuclear export of pathological C9ORF72 repeat transcripts and repeat-associated non-AUG translation of dipeptide-repeat proteins in in vivo zebrafish and mouse models of C9ORF72-ALS/FTD. You will conduct laboratory research on a semi-independent basis under the direction of the principle investigators. You will be expected to: design, execute and evaluate experiments; keep excellent experimental records; prepare reports regularly and feed back to the consortium partners in regular reports and conference calls. You are also expected to contribute to the preparation of scientific manuscripts, attend and deliver seminars and supervise undergraduate students.

You will have a strong background in molecular and cellular biology with experience using zebrafish/mouse models, neuronal isolation and ELISA development. Experience in the neurodegeneration field or models of ALS/FTD would be desirable.  The successful candidate should be strongly motivated, self-driven, able to accept direction and be an excellent team player. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are expected.

This post is fixed term for 14 months with potential for further extension and is available immediately. The project is milestone driven with initial milestone at 6 months.  Salary will be set at the appropriate point on the post-doctoral research associate scale.

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Design, set-up and run experiments in relation to the project after consultation with the Principal Investigators.
  • Demonstrate a high level of competence in molecular and cellular biology techniques, zebrafish/rodent biology, neuronal isolation and ELISA techniques (MSD methods desirable).
  • Keep excellent scientific records and analyse and interpret experimental data, prepare reports and participate in conference calls with the members of the ARUK Consortium.
  • Prepare papers for journals / presentations either in-house or at national / international conferences or seminars to disseminate research findings.
  • Write and document lab procedures, protocols and study design.
  • Undertake other tasks related to the project as requested by the line manager.
  • Read academic papers, journals and textbooks and attend conferences to keep abreast of relevant scientific developments in the field.
  • Teamwork- provide help to other researchers in the same laboratory in related fields of research, co-ordinate activities with other group members.
  • Plan for specific aspects of the research programme as discussed with the supervisors of the project.
  • Assist in the day-to-day management and delivery of the project.
  • For each particular hypothesis, plan for own contribution up to three months ahead, incorporating issues such as the availability of resources, deadlines, project milestones and overall research aims. Design individual experiments weekly.
  • Supervise research team/activities including the work of research assistants and graduate students if necessary.
  • Continuously monitor and check results. The unpredictability of research means that daily planning needs to accommodate new developments.
  • Order all reagents/consumables required for the experimental work.
  • Liaise with staff from other Departments or outside agencies.
  • Any other duties, commensurate with the grade of the post.

 


Reward Package


Terms and conditions of employment:

This post is fixed term for 14 months with a flexible start date around September 2020 with potential for further extension based on the success of the initial aims.

 

This post is full-time:

This role has been identified as a full-time post, but we are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities with our staff which benefit both the individual and the University (See www.sheffield.ac.uk/hr/guidance/flexible/arrangements). Therefore, we would consider flexible delivery of the role subject to meeting the business needs of the post. If you wish to explore flexible working opportunities in relation to this post, we encourage you to call or email the departmental contact listed below.

 

Salary for this grade: Grade 7.1 up to 7.7

£31,866 up to £38,017 per annum. 


If you join the University you will have access to a Total Reward Package that includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development. You will have access to your own personalised portal where you can also access a comprehensive selection of benefits and offers to suit your changing lifestyle needs, for example financial wellbeing, travel options, shopping and cinema discounts.

To find out more visit www.sheffield.ac.uk/hr/thedeal


The University is committed to tackling the global climate emergency. Our sustainability strategy forms an integral part of all we do. We strive to embed this in all areas of university life, from our students’ education, the globally impacting international research we contribute, to campus life.

We aim to empower staff to work sustainably by giving them the knowledge to make ethical decisions at work and home. Staff have the opportunity to be involved in impactful sustainability projects through the nationally recognised Green Impact scheme.

Staff have access to excellent green benefits including the cycle to work scheme with discounts and free secure bike storage, as well as many greener choices across campus.

If you have an interest in this area, the university will strive to passionately support you in these commitments. Check out www.sheffield.ac.uk/sustainability for more information.

We are committed to making the University a remarkable place to work and we support this through a number of sector leading services such as Juice. 

Our innovative Health and Wellbeing service, Juice, encourages and supports staff to maintain their own positive health and wellbeing through a broad range of inclusive services and activities.

To find out more visit www.sheffield.ac.uk/juice


Our leadership development has been designed to ensure that our leaders have the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed by the University.

To find out more visit www.sheffield.ac.uk/hr/sld/impact


Inclusion at Sheffield is everyone's responsibility. Our vision is to build a University community that actively attracts, engages and develops talented individuals from many different backgrounds.

We are proud of our award-winning equality, diversity and inclusion action, and 90% of staff tell us they are treated with fairness and respect (staff survey 2018). We continue working to create a fully inclusive environment where everyone can flourish.

To find out more visit www.sheffield.ac.uk/inclusion


We are the only university to feature in the Sunday Times 100 Best Not-for-Profit organisations to work for 2018. In our staff survey (2018) 92% of staff said they were proud to work for the University and 83% of our staff would recommend the University as an excellent place to work. To find out more about what it’s like to work here visit remarkable.group.shef.ac.uk


Selection – Next Steps


Closing date: For details of the closing date please view this post on our web pages at www.sheffield.ac.uk/jobs

Following the closing date, we will contact you by email to let you know whether or not you have been shortlisted to participate in the next stage of the selection process. Please note that due to the large number of applications that we receive, it may take up to two working weeks following the closing date before the recruiting department will be able to contact you.

It is anticipated that interviews and other selection action will be held on XXX. Full details will be provided to invited candidates.

For more information on our application and recruitment processes visit www.sheffield.ac.uk/jobs/info


Informal enquiries

For informal enquiries about this job and the recruiting department, contact: Dr. Tennore Ramesh on t.ramesh@sheffield.ac.uk or on 07949200318.

For all online application system queries and support, visit: www.sheffield.ac.uk/jobs/applying


Criminal records check

Appointment to the post will be subject to a security check, which will be carried out for the preferred candidate.


Creating a remarkable place to work

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

We are consistently ranked in the top 100 of the world’s universities, but there’s so much more to us than that. By joining the University, you will be joining award-winning teams and departments who are all working together to make the University of Sheffield a remarkable place to work.

Learn more here.

Full-Time Postdoctoral Fellow - Nechiporuk Lab
School of Medicine, Department of Cell, Developmental & Cancer Biology
Portland, Oregon


Job Summary
This full-time (1.0FTE) position for a junior level PhD post-doctoral researcher will provide a mechanism for the hired individual to develop into a successful independent researcher in the fields of developmental biology. The Nechiporuk lab uses zebrafish as a model system to study the formation of the peripheral nervous system. The broad research focus is to discover mechanisms driving collective cell migration. The hired individual will use variety of modern approaches, including transgenesis, CRISPR-based genome editing, single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq), live imaging, and biochemical approaches, to dissect intracellular processes that drive collective cell migration during development. The proposed training will be conducted at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, OR.

Salary and Benefits
The hiring salary for this position is set according to NIH guidelines.
Benefits include medical and dental insurance as well as retirement benefits.

Minimum Qualifications
PhD in life sciences such as genetics, anatomy, biology, biochemistry, or related field


Interested individuals should email their CV, short statement of research interests, and the names and contact information for three references to Alex Nechiporuk  (nechipor@ohsu.edu)

A postdoctoral fellow position is available immediately in the Lien Lab (Heart Regeneration Laboratory) at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles/University of Southern California. We are looking for a hard-working and passionate candidate interested in using zebrafish, and/or stem cell/organ culture to study molecular mechanisms of heart development, disease, and regeneration. The candidate will be involved in studying coronary and lymphatic vessel development and determine their roles in heart regeneration using various techniques including scRNAseq, generating and characterizing CRISPR mutants and molecular imaging.


A strong background in molecular biology, confocal imaging, and/or cell culture is required. Previous experience with generating transgenic and CRISPR mutant zebrafish is preferred but not required. Experience in (micro) surgery/dissection in mouse or zebrafish and in situ hybridization is also preferred but not required. A Ph.D. degree is required.
We offer competitive salary and excellent benefits. Interested candidates should submit their CV and names of 3 references to clien@chla.usc.edu.