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ULB Neuroscience Institute (


Postdoctoral Position –Developmental Hematopoiesis and Immunity


Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at the Interdisciplinary Research Institute in Human Molecular Biology (IRIBHM) at ULB to study the genetic determinants of microglia ontogeny and functions in the zebrafish model.


To fulfil the position as Postdoc, applicants must hold a PhD degree in molecular biology, biochemistry or relevant field for no more than 6 years, and be within the framework of international scientific mobility. The ideal candidate should also have a strong background in immunology, cell biology and molecular biology, as well as expertise in genome editing (TALEN, CRISPR-Cas9). Previous experience working with zebrafish and with confocal microscopy are an asset but are not required. Good oral and written English language skills are highly desirable.


The position will be held under the supervision of Dr Valérie Wittamer (PhD, FNRS -Research Associate;


The position is available immediately for two years (subjected to satisfactory review after 12 months).


Brussels is a cosmopolitan city located in the heart of Europe, with a vibrant cultural life, excellent restaurants, many family-friendly activities and affordable housing. The host institution (Université libre de Bruxelles, ULB) is one of the leading higher educational universities in Belgium.


Highly motivated and qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a motivation letter, a CV with publications and the name of at least 3 academic referees.


Applications should be made by email to Valérie Wittamer at

New York University (NYU) Abu Dhabi is in a multi-year phase of growth. As such, the University’s

Program in Biology invites applications for a faculty position as lecturer, non-tenure track, with the rank

open, depending on experience. Candidates are expected to be inspirational teachers and mentors to

undergraduate students, which is a hallmark of the University’s mission. The successful candidate will

instruct laboratory-based courses in biology and contribute to the Foundations of Science series, which is

an integrated science experience for undergraduates, that fuses fundamental concepts of chemistry, physics

and biology. A demonstrable ability to think creatively about teaching and to work as an effective member

of a teaching team are required. Opportunities for professional development are available.


NYU Abu Dhabi is located on Saadiyat Island, the cultural centerpiece of Abu Dhabi. Successful candidates

will find a vibrant teaching environment that includes supportive and highly motivated colleagues. Faculty

have open access to state-of-the-art core technology platforms that are institutionally supported and staffed

by experts, and are open for developing novel approaches to teaching lab-based courses. These include (1)

a fully equipped microscopy facility that houses confocal and stimulated emission depletion (STED) superresolution

microscopes, scanning and transmission electron and atomic force microscopes, and combined

confocal Raman atomic force resolution and scanning near-field optical microscopy (AFM SNOM); (2)

protein expression and purification facilities; (3) advanced DNA sequencing facilities; (4) equipment for

spectroscopic, thermal and chemical analysis, including nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and mass

spectrometers; and (5) high performance computing facilities with more than 6,400 computing cores and a

peak performance of 70 TFLOPS.


The terms of employment are highly competitive. Appointments, which are dependent on final budgetary

approval, can begin as soon as September 1, 2018, but later start dates are possible. Review of applications

will begin February 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. To be considered, applicants should

submit a complete curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests not to exceed four pages that includes

a reflection on how their research experience will impact their teaching, and identify three individuals for

letters of reference. Please visit for instructions

and other information on how to apply. Questions should be directed via e-mail to


About NYUAD:

NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science

undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu

Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university,

an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable

seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly

activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the

intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and

multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD

serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through

its academic, research, and creative activities.


EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer


UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.

PhD Position studying zebrafish energy homeostasis in Cologne, Germany


I am looking for a highly motivated student interested in pursuing a Ph.D. investigating the basic biology of energy homeostasis in zebrafish.

Decades of research have provided us with a good grasp of the basic biology and endocrinology of how mammals utilize energy obtained from food. However, while the basic building blocks are conserved across all vertebrates, their functional consequences appear to vary between species. For example, while mutations in Leptin or it’s receptor in mammals leads to morbid obesity, zebrafish do not share this phenotype. The successful candidate will join a junior, independent research group in continuation of work from the Roger Cone lab (University of Michigan) and in collaboration with the Matthias Hammerschmidt lab at the Cologne Biocenter of the University of Cologne in Germany. The research will focus on the phenotypes and underlying mechanisms of a collection of mutant and transgenic zebrafish lines around the leptin and melanocortin signaling systems. I am looking for highly motivated candidates with a solid foundation in genetics, molecular biology and / or animal behavior. Previous experience with zebrafish is desired but not mandatory.

The Cologne Biocenter offers an excellent scientific environment for conducting research. In the last round of the German Excellence Initiative Competition of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), the University of Cologne has been awarded the status of a “University of Excellence”, and we are associated with the Excellence Cluster for Ageing-associated Diseases (CECAD) and the Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne (DMMC). The Cologne Biocenter is located in the center of Cologne, a vibrant and multicultural city at the heart of Germany.

The University of Cologne is an equal opportunity, affirmative action and diversity supporting employer. Handicapped persons will be given preference to other equally qualified applicants. Applications from women are particularly welcome and will be preferred in case of equal qualification and capacity.

To apply, please email your detailed CV, research interests and names of two to three references to

Maximilian Michel

Topic: Sensory Biology

We study the molecular basis of hearing and balance in zebrafish with a focus on the development and function of mechanosensory hair cells, and more recently, the peripheral and central auditory system. We use both forward and reverse genetic approaches to isolate mutants with auditory/vestibular behavioral deficits; to date, the majority of the genes we’ve identified via forward screens are implicated in human deafness. Lab members use a wide range of methods for their projects including molecular, behavioral, physiological and imaging analyses. Postdocs will be trained in multiple areas to acquire a diverse skill set. Support for writing and speaking skills along with career development is provided. Many former postdocs have gone on to jobs in academia or the biotech industry (see lab alumni section on Vollum website).

Desired training/skills for the successful candidate:


Proficiency with the usual skills of working with zebrafish or a similar animal model (husbandry, transgenesis, CRISPR, in situ hybridization, immunohistochemistry, EM, etc.). Experience with calcium imaging and electrophysiology is a plus!


Please send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to


Recent papers of interest:

Maeda, R., Kindt, K. S., Mo, M., Morgan, C. P., Erickson, T., Zhao, H., Clemens-Grisham, R., Barr-Gillespie, P.G., and Nicolson, T. (2014) Tip-link protein protocadherin 15 interacts with transmembrane channel-like proteins TMC1 and TMC2. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 111 (35): 12907-12912.

Erickson, T. and Nicolson, T. (2015) Identification of sensory hair-cell transcripts by thiouracil-tagging in zebrafish. BMC Genomics, 16:842.

Maeda, R., Pacentine, I., Erickson, T., and Nicolson, T. (2017) Functional analysis of the transmembrane and cytoplasmic domains of Pcdh15a in zebrafish hair cells. Journal of Neuroscience, 37: 3231-3245.

Erickson, T., Morgan, C., Olt, J., Hardy, K., Busch-Nentwich, E., Maeda, R., Clemens-  Grisham, R., Krey, J., Nechiporuk, A., Barr-Gillespie, P., Marcotti, W., and Nicolson, T. (2017) Integration of Tmc1/2 into the mechanotransduction complex is regulated by Transmembrane O-methyltransferase in hair cells. eLife 6:e28474.

Please find attached the announcement for five senior positions at the Living Systems Institute and seven senior positions at Biosciences Exeter.

Exeter is recruiting! There are 12 vacancies for research fellows, lectures, professors at the Living Systems Institute and at Biosciences in Exeter.

Applicants using zebrafish as a model organism in development, cell biology, regeneration, ecotoxicology and diseases are strongly encouraged to apply.

We are looking for established or emerging leaders in their field of research with an international reputation and expertise in biosciences. Although the appointees will be expected to sustain a strong research programme, they will also contribute to our educational programmes and to the overall student experience.


For more information see our recruitment pages 

LSI : 



For an informal discussion about opportunities within the LSI please contact or


This is a rolling-recruitment campaign, with final closing dates at 22nd of January 2018 and at the 16th April 2018..

An immediate postdoctoral or a research technician position is available in the group of Prof. Sean Sun at the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The position involves research with the electric eel, electrocytes and engineering of microfluidic devices. Experiences with fish cell biology, fish stem cells and tissue culture are highly desirable. The position is for 2 years with the possibility of renewal. For additional information, please inquire at Applicants should send CV and 3 letters of reference to

Sean Sun, PhD (

Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering

Johns Hopkins University

Immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow

Tufts University, Boston MA

January 2018

An immediate position for a Postdoctoral candidate with extensive expertise in zebrafish husbandry and development, and in molecular and cellular techniques using the zebrafish model, is available in the Yelick Lab.  Significant expertise with genome editing using CRISPR/Cas9, and in creating transgenic zebrafish is preferred.  The successful candidate will study zebrafish models for human mineralized tissue diseases.  Research will be conducted in the Yelick Laboratory, located on the Tufts Medical Campus in Boston, and in the 2,000 tank Tufts Zebrafish Facility located within the Yelick Lab.  The successful candidate will have a recent PhD and relevant publications on research using the zebrafish model, have excellent communication and organizational skills, be highly motivated, dependable, productive and able to work effectively with others.  The selected Postdoc will have the opportunity to oversee the research efforts of graduate and undergraduate students, and technicians, to facilitate his/her research. 

Applicants should email CVs and full contact information for 3 references to:

Pamela C. Yelick, PhD

Tufts University, Boston MA

Research Positions, Mokalled Lab, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.


The Mokalled lab in the Department of Developmental Biology at Washington University School of Medicine is hiring at all levels (  Our lab uses zebrafish and mouse model systems to study neural regeneration after spinal cord injury or disease.  Candidates with enthusiasm for neuroscience, regenerative biology, and zebrafish research are encouraged to forward a cover letter, CV, and list of 3 or more references to


The Neuroscience Program and Department of Physiology at Michigan State University invite applications for a nine-month, tenure track faculty position. We anticipate an appointment at the Assistant Professor level, but highly qualified applicants at Associate or Full Professor levels will also be considered. The ideal applicant’s research will utilize state-of-the-art techniques to study neural networks in health and disease. We are particularly interested in applicants whose research complements existing strengths in the Physiology Department and Neuroscience Program in areas such as the peripheral nervous system, motivated behaviors, pain processing, neuroimmunology, metabolism and sex differences. The ideal applicant will be an outstanding investigator with exceptional promise, a proven record of research achievement, the ability to attract funding in their research area, and who will contribute to the highly interactive and collaborative Department of Physiology ( and Neuroscience community ( at MSU.

The successful applicant must establish and maintain a vigorous, extramurally funded, research program in his/her area of expertise, and contribute to teaching in undergraduate, graduate and/or professional students associated with the Neuroscience Program and Department of Physiology. Applicants must hold a PhD, DO, MD, DVM or equivalent degree, with postdoctoral experience and a demonstrated, strong record of research productivity. Evidence of level-appropriate funding and a strong publication record are required. Laboratory space, start-up funds, and salary will be competitive and commensurate with academic rank and experience.

Application review will begin January 2nd, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should apply online at (posting # 477453). Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 3-5 page statement of research accomplishments and goals for their independent research program, a one page teaching statement, up to five relevant reprints, and three reference letters. Applicants who wish to be considered at the Associate or Full Professor levels should provide the names of three or more references. Questions concerning this position may be directed to Dr. Brian Gulbransen (, Search Committee Chair.


MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through diversity. The University actively encourages applications of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities, and we endeavor to facilitate employment assistance to spouses or partners of candidates for faculty and academic staff positions.

The Duke University School of Medicine Zebrafish Core Facilities (Z-Core) is a shared resource that offers aquaculture services to nine biomedical research labs using zebrafish as a model organism.  Having gone through several expansions since its inception in 2003, the Duke Z-Core now houses over 12,000 tanks. The facility utilizes seven large multi-rack recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) and many small RAS units to house thousands of transgenic and mutant zebrafish strains.  The facility staff provides fish husbandry and RAS maintenance in support of studies at the forefront of tissue regeneration, microbiota interaction, morphogenesis, cellular disease, and immunology research.  The Z-Core’s growth and use of advanced aquaculture equipment creates a unique and growth-oriented environment for professionals looking to advance in aquaculture and aquatic science disciplines.


The Z-Core has an immediate opening for a full-time facility technician to be part of a dedicated husbandry staff. Candidates should have at minimum an associate’s degree in a scientific discipline, with a bachelor’s degree preferred.  A general understanding of aquaculture, husbandry, and water chemistry is expected.


Work responsibilities include:

1.)  Provide daily fish feedings.

2.)  Record daily water parameters and review for abnormal readings.

3.)  Clean and calibrate water quality probes and system sensors.

4.)  Handle basic needs of the facility during weekends.

5.)  Change system filters.

6.)  Cleaning, maintenance, and organization of tanks and aquaculture components.

7.)  Assist facility management in resolving any problems in facility operation.

8.)  Transfer embryos and provide care to nursery racks.

9.)  Support facility sanitation protocols.

10.)  Assist in decapsulation of Artemia cyst and maintain cultures.

11.)  Check fish health daily.

12.)  Assist facility researchers when needed.

13.)  Participate in bi-weekly staff meetings.

14.)  Contribute ideas on facility improvements regarding equipment, procedures, and techniques.


Other duties may be required as necessary.   Training will be provided as needed.  Work on weekends and an occasional holiday is required.


Working conditions:

The facility technician will be on his/her feet a majority of the time and will periodically need to lift items up to 50lbs.  Work will be performed in or around wet conditions that require extra caution.  Work may result in occasional exposure to malodorous smells, chemicals, and fish and bacterial waste.


Start date: As soon as possible.

Salary:  DOE / DOQ


If interested please send cover letter and resume to Jim Burris, Facilities Manager, at


Bioinformatician - MSU

Several faculty in the Department of Integrative Biology at Michigan State University are looking to collectively hire a highly motivated bioinformatician/computational scientist with a biology background for a full time position. Typical research projects will use RNA-sequencing, RAD-sequencing, whole genome sequencing and assembly, and targeted capture sequencing to address questions in ecology, evolution, comparative genomics, and developmental biology. We are looking for an enthusiastic and organized individual to join our team, who is skilled at working for multiple people and on different projects. The position will be based in East Lansing, MI on the MSU campus and comes with a competitive benefits package.


Primary duties will include:

1.     Curating sequence data (10%)

2.     Analyzing sequence data (65%)

3.     Producing tables and figures and writing data analysis methods and results (10%)

4.     Mentoring students on bioinformatics methods (10%)

5.     Reading scientific literature to stay up to date on newest analysis methods (5%)


Required Qualifications:

The job requires knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree in bioinformatics or related field and up to six months of related and progressively more responsible or expansive bioinformatics experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The candidate should be well-versed in unix/linux, as well as at least one other programming language (e.g. R, python, perl). Applicants should have extensive experience analyzing large ‘–omic’ datasets.


Desired Qualifications:

A Master’s or PhD degree in bioinformatics or related field. Experience in at least some of the following key areas:

1.     Analyzing complex RNA-seq experimental data sets for differential gene expression

2.     Analyzing RAD-seq datasets—aligning to reference and creating de novo assemblies, SNP discovery, genotyping, etc.

3.     Genome assembly and annotation

4.   Genome comparisons

5.   Phylogenomics

6.   Epigenomics


How to apply

Interested candidates should apply through the MSU Applicant Page (job ID 480028). If you have questions, email Dr. Mariah Meek (, with “Bioinformatics position” in the subject line. DO NOT EMAIL APPLICATION MATERIAL TO DR. MEEK. Review of application material will begin on January 8, 2018. Position is open until filled.


Required applicant materials:

1) Brief cover letter describing research and data analysis experience and career goals

2) CV

3) Names and email addresses for 3 references

A fellowship to develop zebrafish assays to model Neurodegenerative and Neuromuscular disorders is available in the Neurobiology Lab, Department of Developmental Neuroscience, at IRCCS Fondazione Stella Maris, in Pisa.

Candidates must have experience with zebrafish microinjections, along with associated imaging and behaviour techniques. To fulfil the position applicants must have obtained a doctorate in biology or biotechnology and at least one peer reviewed article as first author. Residence in Italy is required.


To apply, please send Cover Letter, CV and contact details of one reference to Dr. Filippo M. Santorelli (


The Cells-in-Motion-Interfaculty-Centre – CiMIC at the University of Münster offers 

CiM Gerty-Cori Junior Groups 

with tenure-track option in the fields of 

Biomimetic Systems, Immune Cell Plasticity, Machine Learning, Metabolomics, Quantitative Cell Biology, Synthetic Biology, Vascular Heterogeneity 


The junior groups will be associated with CiMIC, an interfaculty structure of the Cells-in Motion Cluster of Excellence involving Medicine, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Sciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy and Biology. CiMIC aims at understanding cellular behaviour at various levels using imaging as a central strategy. 

The junior groups will be a 5+2-year appointment with the option of entry into a tenure-track professorial system. Tenure and promotion will be based on evaluation by CiMIC and the involved faculties. Positions will be supplemented by scientific and technical staff positions and required equipment. 

The Gerty-Cori Junior Groups should have an impact on gender equality in the participating disciplines. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Postdoctoral researchers with several years of (international) research experience and outstanding publications in leading international journals are invited to submit their proposals. 

Preference will be given to individuals whose interests are synergistic with ongoing collaborative research programmes at the involved faculties, the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine, the Centre for Soft Nanosciences (SoN) or the European Institute for Molecular Imaging (EIMI). 

Please send your application including a CV, list of publications, acquired third-party funds and a short research proposal (2–3 pages) by email in a single PDF document to by January 30th, 2018

Please visit our homepage for more information about the Cells-in Motion Cluster of Excellence and the scientific environment in Münster:

Langenau Laboratory Research Fellowship in Pediatric Cancer and Zebrafish Models                  

The Langenau Laboratory at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston are recruiting research fellows to study mechanisms of progression and relapse in T and B cell leukemia and rhabdomyosarcoma – a tumor of muscle.  Research will focus on using the zebrafish genetic model, biochemistry, and cross-species bioinformatics approaches to identify novel pathways that drive progression and relapse. Following discoveries made in the zebrafish model, work will continue in characterizing discoveries in human cell culture, primary patient samples, and mouse xenograft studies.


Dr. Langenau’s research group has become a pioneer in the field and made seminal discoveries using the zebrafish model.  The laboratories interests are best summarized in the following manuscripts (Lobbardi et al., Cancer Discovery, 2017; Tang et al., JEM 2017; Moore et al., JEM, 2016; Tang et al., Nature Communications, 2016; Blackburn et al., Cancer Cell 2014; Ignatius et al., Cancer Cell 2012).  Additional information about the laboratory is available at


Applicants with advanced skills in in vivo microscopy, mouse xenograft transplantation, stem cell biology, muscle development, leukemia, blood development, bioinformatic analysis, and biochemistry (including ChIP seq) are highly desired. Background in zebrafish development and/or cancer is not required.


Candidates must have PhD and/or MD, have made significant scientific contributions through publication of high impact papers, and be enthusiastic about science.


A curriculum vitae, list of publications, and email contacts for three references should be emailed as a single PDF to and


Langenau Research Group

Molecular Pathology Unit

Massachusetts General Hospital

149 Thirteenth Street, Room 6133

Charlestown, MA 02129 


A postdoctoral position to develop zebrafish xenograft assays for clinical diagnostics of tumor biopsies is available in the Glasgow Lab, Department of Oncology, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington D.C.


Candidates must have experience with zebrafish microinjections and/or cell transplantation, along with associated imaging techniques. Excellent communication skills and experience in clinical studies is a plus. Must be able to interface with clinical partners. This position in ideal for the applicant who is interested in applying zebrafish models to improve cancer diagnostics.  


To apply, please send Cover Letter, CV and contact details of three references to Dr. Eric Glasgow (