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Postdoctoral position in the Mechanics of Neuronal Development

 

Deciphering the role of mechanical forces in the construction of a neuronal circuit in vivo

 

Neuronal circuits are the functional building blocks of the nervous system. In the embryo, their development requires cellular motion: neurons migrate from their birthplace to their final location, and their protrusions, axons and dendrites, emerge and grow before connecting through synapses. So far, most studies have focused on attractive and repulsive chemical cues guiding neuronal migration and axon navigation. Yet the movement of neurons and their protrusions is likely to be influenced by extracellular mechanical forces, whose functions remain largely unexplored in vivo. Thus, dissecting out the role of mechanical cues in complex 3D neural tissues represents a major challenge for modern neurosciences.

 

We address this question using the zebrafish olfactory circuit as a model system. Its location underneath the skin of the embryo makes it amenable to live imaging and mechanical perturbation. We already obtained imaging and functional data suggesting an important function for mechanical forces in the formation of the olfactory circuit. To further clarify this role, the postdoctoral fellow will employ a multidisciplinary strategy combining multiscale live imaging and genetic tools with physical approaches to measure forces and perturb the mechanical state of the embryo.

 

We are looking for a highly motivated young researcher, willing to join an interdisciplinary environment involving strong interactions between biologists and physicists (respectively located at the Institut de Biologie Paris Seine/Developmental Biology Department and the Physico-Chimie Department of the Institut Curie in Paris).

 

Requirements:

- PhD in cell/developmental biology or in biophysics

- Strong interest towards interdisciplinary work

- Good level in image analysis (Image J, Matlab)

 

Additional beneficial skills:

- Experience with zebrafish

- Skills in confocal and/or biphoton microscopy

 

The position is available from March 2017 onwards and is funded initially for 12 months. The fellow will receive full support to apply for further independent postdoctoral fellowships (EMBO, Marie Curie and others).

 

To apply, please send your CV including a full list of your publications, a statement of research interests and two referees or more to both:

- Marie Breau, Institut de Biologie Paris Seine  marie.breau@upmc.fr

- Isabelle Bonnet, Institut Curie  isabelle.bonnet@curie.fr

The Research Ring initiative VISUAL-D offers two Postdoctoral Positions on Developmental Biology & Morphogenesis  

ABOUT THE CALL 

VISUAL-D, a novel scientific trans-disciplinary initiative that studies the role played by genes and mechanical forces in the origin and shaping of developing tissues, is seeking proactive candidates with experience in developmental biology and/or morphogenesis, ideally (but not required) in zebrafish, willing to create new projects that associate developmental biology/morphogenesis with mathematics/computing/physics in a trans disciplinary environment. Applicants must be about to finish or have a Ph.D. (awarded within the last 4 years) and a demonstrated track record of publications. The appointment begins as early as March 2017. 

TOPICS - LABS 

Topics include: (i) chemical and physical determinants of directed cell migration in the early vertebrate embryo, (ii) mechanical forces driving epithelial morphogenesis in vivo, and (iii) interplay of tissue dynamics and signalling in developmental stem cell niches. Experimental research will be conducted at the laboratories of Dr. Miguel Concha (U-Chile; www.ontogenesis.cl) and Dr. Julio Amigo (PUC-Chile; http://biologia.uc.cl/es/cuerpo-academico/profesor/78), in collaboration with physicists/mathematicians/computer scientists from the SCIAN-Lab (Drs. Steffen Härtel, Mauricio Cerda, and Rodrigo Assar; www.scian.cl) and Soto’s-Lab (Drs. Rodrigo Soto, Nestor Sepulveda). 

APPLICATION 

Applications should include a CV with a list of publications, short statement of research accomplishments and interests, and the contact information of two professional references (via email). Send applications to Prof. Miguel Concha (mconcha@med.uchile.cl) by end of January 2017. 

 

FURTHER INQUIRES TO Prof. Miguel Concha: mconcha@med.uchile.cl 

 

The Laboratory of Zebrafish Developmental Genomics headed by Cecilia L. Winata and the Laboratory of Mitochondrial Biogenesis headed by Agnieszka Chacinska at the  International Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology ,Warsaw jointly invite application from motivated and talented individuals for the position of ‘Research technician’. The selected candidate will be working on the project titled “localized translation on the surface of mitochondria” .

The ideal candidate should have previous laboratory experience in basic Biochemistry and Molecular biology techniques and a thorough understanding of the principles. Additionally, candidate should be able to communicate fluently in English.

We offer the chance to work in a team of young and friendly scientists with interests in biochemistry, mitochondrial biology, developmental biology, and regulatory genomics. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with the zebrafish model animal and learn and apply next generation sequencing methods.

Please forward your complete application including a CV, a motivation letter, university scores, and the contact of at least one referee to rekrutacjazdg[at]iimcb.gov.pl with the subject line “Research Technician - Mitochondria”. The position is open immediately and will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Only selected candidates will be invited for an interview.

 

Please include in your application the following statement: “In accordance with the personal data protection act from the 29th of August 1997, I hereby agree to process and to store my personal data by the Institution for recruitment purposes”.

The Laboratory of Zebrafish Developmental Genomics headed by Cecilia L. Winata was established in partnership with the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research (MPI-HLR). The focus of our research is to elucidate the gene regulatory networks and epigenetic mechanisms regulating various aspects of developmental biology as the initial step towards understanding human genetic diseases. Our research employs state of the art methodology based on Next-Generation Sequencing as well as CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing technology.

We invite application from motivated and talented students to perform the research part of their Master thesis in the study of heart pacemaker development using zebrafish as a model. The project titled “Genomics dissection of the heart pacemaker in Zebrafish” will be funded by the First-TEAM grant from the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) starting from January 2017 for 18 months. The First Team program of the Foundation for Polish Science co-financed from the European Union under the European Regional Development Fund.

The ideal candidate should be able to communicate in English language and possess good communication skills. A good understanding of any of the following subjects is essential: molecular biology, biochemistry, and/or genetics principles. Prior experience in lab work is highly desired.

We offer stipend in the range of 1500 - 2500 PLN/month depending on the candidates’ qualifications and time commitment, and the chance to work in a team of young and friendly scientists with interests in developmental biology, regulatory genomics, epigenetics, and biochemistry. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with the zebrafish model animal and learn and apply state of the art microscopy techniques on in vivo imaging of the heart, as well as other methods in zebrafish developmental biology.

Please forward your complete application including a CV, a motivation letter, university scores, and the contact of at least one referee to rekrutacjazdg@iimcb.gov.pl with the subject line “First-TEAM” before the 24th of February 2017. Thanking all applicants for their interest, only selected candidates will be invited for an interview.

 

Please include in your application the following statement: “In accordance with the personal data protection act from the 29th of August 1997, I hereby agree to process and to store my personal data by the Institution for recruitment purposes”.

Two technician positions are available in the Poulain and Kathrein labs at the University of South Carolina!

Research in the Poulain and Kathrein labs focuses on the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying nervous system development and hematopoiesis, respectively, using zebrafish as a vertebrate model. For each lab, the successful candidate will supervise the care and maintenance of zebrafish strains and the fish facility, assist with the administration of laboratory activities, and assist in conducting research.

Strong knowledge and expertise in molecular biology are required. Although preferred, previous experience with zebrafish is not required, and training will be provided. The successful candidate should possess good analytical, communication and management skills and should enjoy working in a collaborative manner. Flexibility in hours is required for the care of the fish.

 

Interested candidates should email their resume, the names and contact information of three references as well as a cover letter explaining their interest to kathreinlab@gmail.com.

Job Summary:

Our research aims to restore sight to the blind using regenerative approaches.  We seek a recent PhD that is highly motivated, bright and creative to join our group and to help further characterize mechanisms underlying retina regeneration in zebrafish. We are using RNAseq, CRISPR/Cas9, transgenic and other molecular and cellular approaches to identify the mechanisms by which zebrafish regenerate a damaged retina.  Signal transduction pathways and gene expression programs that drive retina regeneration in fish will be discovered and characterized.  Factors stimulating retina regeneration in fish will be applied to mice to determine if retina regeneration can be stimulated in a mammalian model. Research Fellows are expected to work independently and in teams; design and implement new research strategies; collect and analyze data; and write research manuscripts for publication.

For representative publications, please see:  http://www.mbni.med.umich.edu/mbni/faculty/goldman/goldman.html

 

Required Qualifications:

Ph.D. in neuroscience or related discipline. Publications demonstrating research experience and productivity. Proficient in the techniques of molecular and cellular biology. 

 

Desired Qualifications:

A recent Ph.D. in neuroscience or related biological discipline. Experience working with mouse and/or fish animal models.  Previous research studying neural development, retina, regeneration, and/or stem cells.

 

Application:

Please submit the following: 1) a cover letter that describes past research accomplishments, future goals and why you desire this position; 2) a list of 3 references with contact information; and 3) a curriculum vitae.

 

Send application materials to: Dan Goldman via email: neuroman@umich.edu

 

 

A postdoctoral position is available in the Saulius Sumanas laboratory in the Division of Developmental Biology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, to study early hematopoietic and vascular development in the zebrafish model system. Please visit the lab website for the description of our research at https://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/research/divisions/d/dev-biology/labs/sumanas

 

Highly motivated individuals with strong background in molecular, cellular and developmental biology are encouraged to apply. Experience in the zebrafish model is helpful but not required. Interested candidates should sent their CV and the names of three references to Dr. Saulius Sumanas (saulius.sumanas@cchmc.org)

The Department of Biology at Rollins College invites applications for two one year, visiting assistant professor of biology positions beginning August 2017. We are seeking a broadly trained geneticist and a cell biologist. The successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence in a liberal arts institution. Teaching responsibilities will include genetics or cell biology, participating in our team-taught Introductory Biology series for majors, and teaching a general education course for non-science majors. Ph.D. in the biological sciences required, and postdoctoral experience is preferred. A small shared zebrafish facility will be available, complete with microinjection equipment, if needed.

 

Founded in 1885, Rollins is an independent, comprehensive, liberal arts college. The campus, noted for its lakefront beauty and for its unique location, is set in the residential community of Winter Park, just 15 minutes from one of the nation's most dynamic urban centers, Orlando. Rollins enrolls approximately 3,200 students in diverse degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Rollins ranks number one among 128 Southern master's-level universities in the annual rankings of "America's Best Colleges," released by U.S. News & World Report. For additional information, please visit the College website at www.rollins.edu and the Department of Biology website at http://www.rollins.edu/biology.

 

Review of applications will begin January 20, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

 

http://jobs.rollins.edu/cw/en-us/job/492482/visiting-assistant-professor-geneticist

http://jobs.rollins.edu/cw/en-us/job/492409/visiting-assistant-professor-biology

The University of Massachusetts Lowell Department of Biological Sciences invites applications to fill a full-time tenure-track faculty position, at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, to start September 2017. We seek an individual who studies developmental processes governing biological systems including but not limited to cardiovascular biology, neurobiology and immunology/hematopoiesis. We have recently built a state-of-the-art aquatics facility and are particularly interested in candidates using the zebrafish or small aquatic animals as a model organism in their research. The ideal candidate's research focus should complement and leverage existing departmental and campus strengths. In addition to the broad range of research interests within the Biological Sciences Department, UMass Lowell has a diverse group of science and engineering faculty who use multiple model systems to evaluate new technologies (e.g. nanomedicine, biomaterials, robotics and tissue engineering), therefore candidates interested in establishing collaborations with faculty in these fields are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program, and contribute to the department's teaching mission. Teaching responsibilities may include the development of undergraduate courses, in addition to upper-level and graduate courses. 

 

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is located in the heart of the life sciences supercluster of the northeast region of Massachusetts, which is home to more than 100 life science companies. Together with its proximity to the Boston/Cambridge biotechnology and biomedical hub, there are ample opportunities for scientific interaction, exchange, and collaboration. 

 

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.                           

https://jobs.uml.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1482265142530

 

 

 

The new McMenamin Lab at Boston College is offering one or more fully funded postdoctoral positions in the field of developmental biology.

 

Institutional Environment:

Founded in 1863, Boston College is an R1 university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

 

Laboratory Environment:

The McMenamin lab uses highly interdisciplinary approaches answer fundamental questions about skull morphogenesis, the molecular and endocrine regulation of developmental coordination, and the evolution of life history variation in vertebrates. Our lab uses the zebrafish model to specifically study the impacts of thyroid hormone on post-embryonic morphogenesis of the craniofacial skeleton. Over the next year, our NIH-funded lab will grow to 4-5 graduate students, technicians and postdocs and 3-7 undergraduates. Please see https://sites.google.com/a/bc.edu/mcmenamin-lab/ for more information about the lab.

 

Primary responsibilities: 

  Working closely with the PI to develop and execute a research program consistent with the mission and expertise of the lab

  Training and supervising junior members of the lab, including undergraduates

  Writing and submitting papers, presenting research at professional meetings and applying for external funding

  Assisting in the upkeep of our zebrafish colony

 

An ideal candidate has:

  PhD in a relevant field (e.g. molecular biology; developmental biology; genetics; bioinformatics)

  Demonstrated research productivity

  Excellent communication and writing skills 

  Ability to work effectively in a variety of fast-paced settings and with diverse groups of colleagues

 

Preferred:

  Experience in microscopy, molecular developmental biology, transgenesis and CRISPR and/or craniofacial skeletogenesis 

 

Position:

This is a full time position, salary will be commensurate with experience and based on NIH pay scale. Initially a 6 month appointment, to be renewed as appropriate.

 

Application:

Please submit a (1) cover letter with at least 3 references, (2) CV, (3) a succinct description of research interests and accomplishments to mcmenams@bc.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and the position is open until filled. Start date flexible.

 

Women, minorities, veterans, LGBTQ and disabled individuals are particularly encouraged to apply.

 

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

 

 

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.

The new McMenamin Lab at Boston College is looking for a qualified and highly motivated person to serve as a technician for the lab.

 

Institutional Environment:

Founded in 1863, Boston College is an R1 university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

 

The BC Biology Department supports many NIH-and NSF-funded research labs with expertise in cell and developmental biology, microbiology and immunobiology, and bioinformatics. The Department offers state-of-the-art research laboratories and core-research support facilities.

 

Laboratory Environment:

The McMenamin lab uses highly interdisciplinary approaches answer fundamental questions about skull morphogenesis, the molecular and endocrine regulation of developmental coordination, and the evolution of life history variation in vertebrates. Our lab uses the zebrafish model to specifically study the impacts of thyroid hormone on development of the craniofacial skeleton. Over the next year, our NIH-funded lab will grow to 4-5 graduate students, technicians and postdocs and 3-7 undergraduates. Please see https://sites.google.com/a/bc.edu/mcmenamin-lab/ for more information about the lab.

 

Primary responsibilities: 

  Helping to manage our zebrafish colony; overseeing the schedules for feeding and husbandry; breeding and maintaining fish lines; interfacing with the animal care facility staff

  Working closely with the PI to manage our molecular lab; ordering reagents and other supplies and maintaining laboratory equipment

  Training and supervising students in the lab

  Lab administration, including lab safety and IACUC reporting; record keeping and maintaining the lab website

  Molecular and developmental biology bench work and microscopy; data analysis; contributing to the writing and editing of publications and proposals

 

Requirements:

  Bachelor’s degree in Biology or a related field

  1-2 years laboratory experience (undergraduate experience is fine, as long as it was outside of a class)

  Working knowledge of fundamental biological concepts and ability to apply knowledge in varied situations

  Excellent communications skills and attention to detail; ability to work both independently and as part of a team

 

Preferred:

  Experience in the zebrafish system, fluorescent microscopy, endocrinology and/or molecular biology

  Experience as a supervisor

  Highly interested in our research program

 

Position:

Full time position, salary will be commensurate with experience. Initially a 6 month appointment, to be renewed as appropriate.

 

Application:

Please submit a (1) cover letter with at least 3 references, (2) CV, (3) a brief description of research interests and experience to mcmenams@bc.edu. Applications submitted by Jan 15, 2017 will receive priority consideration, but position is open until filled. Start date flexible.

 

Women, minorities, veterans, LGBTQ and disabled individuals are particularly encouraged to apply.

 

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

 

 

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.

Post-doctoral position

“Characterization of initiation, progression and spreading of pancreatic tumors in zebrafish “

Laboratory of zebrafish development and disease model (ZDDM)

Marianne Voz, Giga Institute, University of Liege, Liege, Belgium

 

Position : A two-year post-doctoral position (potentially renewable) is available for a motivated scientist interested by the generation and characterization of pancreatic tumors in zebrafish.  This project, is part of a collaborative project “Molecular drivers and markers of pancreatic cancer initiation and progression: a translational and multidisciplinary approach” funded by the Televie, and driven by 5 laboratories in Belgium using different models (zebrafish, mouse and human).  

Profile : Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in biology, pharmacy, medicine, veterinary sciences or biomedical sciences. They are expected to have a strong background in molecular biology and preference will be given to candidates who have expertise in cancerology. This postdoctoral fellowship is for applicant who has not  worked in Belgium for more than 24 months in the past 3 years and  has obtained his phD degree in the last 6 years. 

Location : Our laboratory is located at the University of Liège (Belgium), in the recently built GIGA institute that houses several high level research groups in the biomedical field. The institute provides dedicated cell culture facilities, virus, proteomic, transcriptomic, mouse and zebrafish facilities, state-of-the-art technology and equipment. To learn more about the GIGA institute, visit the web site  http://www.giga.ulg.ac.be/

Candidates should send curriculum vitae including a list of publications, application letter and the names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of two references to mvoz@ulg.ac.be before the 30th of January 2017.

Wanted: Postdoctoral researcher (1 year with possible extension)

 

Project: towards understanding and treatment of paraganglioma’s.

 

Job profile

Pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas (PGLs) are rare tumors of parasympathetic and sympathetic paraganglia. Besides being tumors, sympathetic PGLs secrete excess catecholamines, giving severe headache, panic attacks, arrhythmias and hypertension. Germline mutations in 12 genes confer susceptibility for PGL development in 25-40% of sporadic tumors, which fall into two clusters leading to hypoxia-inducible factor-1/2α(HIF-1/2α)-dependent tumorigenesis. Cluster 1 genes involve inactivating mutations in proteins of the Krebs cycle, such as succinate dehydrogenase(SDH) subunits A-D. Most metastatic PGLs are associated with germline mutations in SDHB and predispose to malignancy in 37-97% of the cases. Treatment for SDHB PGLs, however, is lacking and thus appropriate model systems and specific therapeutic targets for these tumors are urgently needed.

The goal of the present project is to set up a proper adrenal cell and zebra fish model for SDHB PGLs using CRISPR technology and to use these models to study the aetiology of the disease and to screen/test potential therapeutics. Moreover, we will set up a cellular system to screen for inhibitors of a potential therapeutic target and test the effect of its blockers on the SDHB phenotype in our fish models.

The project is part of an international collaborative consortium and is a collaborative project of the dept of internal medicine and Physiology. The dept of internal medicine has a long-standing tradition to molecularly analyse and treat PGL patients, whereas the department of Physiology has a strong expertise in molecular, cellular and animal pathophysiology. In this project, the applicant will work within the dept. Physiology, which is, together with basic science and research-oriented clinical departments of the Radboud University Medical Center, housed in the "Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences (RIMLS, http://www.rimls.nl/ )", which integrates diverse scientific expertise in molecular and medical science for the advancement and innovation in translational research.

 

The ideal candidate has:

  • A PhD in molecular/cellular physiology/endocrinology or related field.
  • A permit to work with animals (art. 9).
  • Preferentially experience in using CRISPR technology in and breeding/maintenance of Zebra fish.
  • Good track record of scientific publications.
  • Structured working style
  • Good English writing and presentation skills
  • A strong motivation, flexibility, and willingness to learn
  • The ability to work and interact with others in an energetic and supportive research group

 

Major research responsibilities for this position:

  • Generation and maintenance of total and adrenal-specific SDHB-knockout Zebra fish.
  • Biochemical/genetic analysis for the PGL phenotype in Zebra fish.
  • Setting up a cellular screening system for the potential therapeutic target
  • Data analysis and interpretation.
  • Contribution towards preparation and submission of manuscripts and grants
  • Presentation of data and communication with research partners

 

Closing date:

The position is open until filled.

 

What we offer:

  • Exciting and innovative project
  • Stimulating and productive scientific environment in an international setting.
  • Salary and contract is based on research experience and qualifications.

 

Further information and contact

 

Salary is according to CAO-RUNMC. Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from Prof. Peter MT Deen/Dr. H. Timmers (peter.deen or henri.timmers @radboudumc.nl). Detailed information about the departments and affiliated network centres can also be found at www.physiomics.eu, www.radboudumc.nl (search terms: Internal Medicine and Radboud Adrenal Centre) and www.ensat.org. Applicants should send a letter of intent outlining special interest in the position, overall related qualifications, experience and career goals, a curriculum vitae and names and addresses of professional references to us via info@fysiol.umcn.nl.

Postdoctoral position to study Wnt signaling and embryonic cell polarity.

 

A postdoctoral position is available in the Sergei Sokol laboratory in the Department of Cell, Developmental and Regenerative Biology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, to study Wnt signaling and cell polarity during early vertebrate development using Xenopus and zebrafish embryos and mammalian progenitor cells.  We are especially interested in cell behaviors during neural tissue closure and the mechanisms of skin and neural crest specification.  See our recent papers and the description of our interests at http://research.mssm.edu/sokol/Sokol_lab/ .

Preference will be given to highly motivated applicants with strong background in molecular and cellular biology, who published a first-author paper as a result of their graduate work.  Interested candidates may send their CV, list of publications and three references to Dr. Sergei Sokol  (sergei.sokol@mssm.edu).

Laboratory Technician (m/f)

Fixed-term contract 2 years, 40h/week, with possibility of becoming permanent

Employee status (start date: 15th February 2017)

Reference: R-AGR-0356-12-C

 

Your Role

Area: the applicant will be a member of the Chemical Biology group (Head: Dr. Alexander Crawford). The main objective of the group is to use small molecules to give insights into the aetiology of disorders of the human central nervous system and to find possible future therapies. The group’s research is centred on the use of zebrafish as an in vivo disease model.

The laboratory technician (m/f) will contribute to ongoing research projects and assist in the maintenance of the aquatic platform at LCSB.

 

Your tasks will include:

  • Maintenance of the aquatic facilities, e.g. daily duties (breeding, feeding, control of water parameters)
  • Performance of experiments using zebrafish embryos/larvae, e.g. microinjections, behavioral tests
  • Performance of zebrafish-based small molecule screens
  • Use and maintenance of various automated systems and equipment (robotic feeding system, tank washer, automated microinjection system, automated behavioral tracking systems)
  • Extraction of DNA, RNA, proteins, metabolites for subsequent analyses (e.g. -omics analysis)
  • Performance of molecular biology experiments such as Tol2 transgenesis, CRISPR mutagenesis, PCR-based genotyping
  • Contribution to general laboratory organization, e.g. preparing and maintain stock/working chemical solutions; ordering, making inventories and keeping stock supplies for laboratory use; etc.
  • Maintenance of a clean laboratory setting
  • Keeping records of the projects in a well-organized laboratory notebook
  • Use and maintenance of a laboratory information management system (LIMS)
  • Participation in technical meetings with other technicians at LCSB

 

Your profile

  • A technical degree or equivalent in biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, or similar
  • Experience with molecular biology and microscopy is essential
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Experience with biochemical assays will all be considered as an advantage
  • Experience with working with animals, particularly fish species, will be considered as an advantage
  • Good computer skills for handling common software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, LIMS, etc.)
  • Flexible regarding research stays in collaborators’ research laboratories
  • Excellent working knowledge of English is essential, knowledge of German and/or French is an asset

 

We offer

  • Full contract for 2 years with the possibility to become a permanent staff at the LCSB
  • Opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary, international environment
  • Opportunity to participate in the development of the group’s research
  • Opportunity for professional trainings
  • Opportunity to work in a new, modern aquatic facility

 

Further Information

Applications (in English) should contain the following documents:

 

  • A detailed Curriculum vitae
  • A motivation letter that includes a description of previous professional experiences
  • Please ask at least two references to email their confidential letters directly to Maria Lorena Cordero Maldonado (marialorena.corderomaldonado@uni.lu) within two weeks of submitting the application.

 

 

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

 

The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

 

Please apply online until 15th January 2017 via this link: http://emea3.mrted.ly/198p7

Only applications submitted via this link will be considered.