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We are looking for a highly motivated research technician to complement our molecular biology team at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories/ University of Vienna/ Vienna Biocenter in Vienna, Austria. Our scientific interest lies in understanding the function, development and evolution of sensory and neurosecretory cells in animal brains. Our main experimental organisms are the zebrafisch (Danio rerio), the medaka fish (Oryzias latipes) and the bristle worm (Platynereis dumerilii).

The Tessmar-Raible and Raible labs are run jointly together with two technical assistants sharing the work. Details about the labs work can be found at the following links:

http://www.mfpl.ac.at/groups/mfpl-group/group-info/tessmar.html

http://www.mfpl.ac.at/groups/mfpl-group/group-info/raible.html 

The successful candidate should have solid knowledge in basic molecular techniques and be a good team worker. The work in our lab will include DNA and RNA extraction, gel electrophoresis, PCR, molecular cloning, SDS page electrophoresis, whole mount in situ hybridization, immunocytochemistry, microscopy and microinjections. On a rotational basis, the work will also include the preparation of the labs stock solutions, ordering and the care of animals.

We are an established and enthusiastic team, offer a competitive salary, the possibility to learn new techniques, and to perform a small own research project.

Start date is envisioned for June 2017, but can be discussed.

Please address applications, including CV, statement of interest and contact details for possible letters of reference, to the following address:

 

Dr. Kristin Tessmar-Raible

Platform Rhythms of Life

Max F. Perutz Laboratories/ University of Vienna

Vienna Biocenter

Dr. Bohrgasse 9/4

1030 Vienna

Austria 

e-mail: kristin.tessmar@mfpl.ac.at

please include the term Technical Assistant in the subject line

The Kathrein lab in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of South Carolina has an opening for a postdoctoral research fellow.  Our research focuses on understanding how chromatin remodeling regulates stem cell function using the hematopoietic system.  We use a multidisciplinary approach to understand stem cell biology, combining work in human progenitor blood cells for ChIP-seq and RNA-seq with mechanistic experiments in both the zebrafish and mouse model systems. Our overall goal is to improve stem cell function for hematopoietic stem cell transplants and developing novel therapeutic approaches for cancer treatment.

 

We seek a dynamic, responsible, collaborative individual to join our group.  Candidates much have recently obtained a PhD in a related field.  Experience in zebrafish or mouse models is strongly desired as both mouse and zebrafish work will be a key component to the position.  Primary responsibilities include experimental design, execution, and analysis.  Experience with NGS data analysis a plus.  The candidate must be able to work independently and collaboratively.  Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and in accordance with University and NIH guidelines.

 

Applicants should email a cover letter, CV, and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Katie Kathrein (Kathreinlab@gmail.com).

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AT ZEIGLER BROS. INC.

 

Zeigler Bros. Inc., is an established manufacturer of high-end, specialty feeds for the aquaculture, pet and bio-medical research industries.

 

We are currently seeking a dynamic Laboratory Manager to operate the Zeigler Aquaculture Research Center (ZARC) on the campus of Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Fort Pierce, FL.  The laboratory is designed for conducting research on nutrition and feeds for marine shrimp in larval nursery and growout phases in highly replicated systems.

 

Successful applicants will be asked to provide proof that they are legally eligible to work in the United States.

 

Reporting directly to the on- site Research and Development Technical Manager., the incumbent’s primary responsibility will be to manage product testing and feed trials conducted at the Zeigler Aquaculture Research Laboratory according to research plans, protocols, and standard operating procedures established by the R&D Technical Manager. 


Responsibilities are as follows but not limited to:

· Assist R&D Technical Manager with strategic and logistical planning, streamlining of operations and reporting of feed trials
· Assist in development and maintenance of feed study feeding and data capture spreadsheets and for maintaining comprehensive and up-to-date spreadsheet records of feed trial data
· Supervise conduct of all aspects of feed trials for testing larval rearing, nursery, and growout diets, including stocking, feeding, data collection, and management of research culture systems.
· Provide guidance, leadership, training and oversight of lab technicians who assist with feed trial operations to ensure proficiency in all laboratory and feed study protocols.
· Collection and analysis of feed study data on feed consumption, growth, survival and water quality.
· Assist R&D Technical Manager with statistical analysis of feed trial data.
· Implementation of biosecurity protocols for ZARC, including monitoring and management of bacterial pathogens in feed trial systems.
· Manage procurement and logistics of shrimp nauplii and postlarvae for research trials.
· Management and maintenance of holding systems to assure availability of adequate numbers of correct sized animals for planned feeding trials.
· Manage inventories and procurement of laboratory supplies
· Maintain database of experimental ingredients, feeds and samples in coordination with Zeigler R&D operations in East Berlin PA.

Training, Skills, Knowledge and/or Experience:
- Prefer prior experience with fish or shrimp larval rearing
- Prefer experience operating recirculating aquaculture systems for research
- Experience in production data analysis and interpretation
- Effective organizational, problem solving, and communication and supervisory skills
- Computer proficiency in Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, or alternative presentation software..

Educational Requirements: Master’s or PhD degree in a related discipline or a Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline and a minimum of five years of shrimp or shrimp hatchery or growout experience or operating research systems for aquatic animals.
Zeigler Bros. Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are committed to carry out and comply with all of its EEO and affirmative action obligations under applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

To apply, please send your resume and letter of interest to peter.vanwyk@zeiglerfeed.com.

Open postdoctoral position in the laboratory of Yury Miller at the University of California, San Diego. Research in the laboratory is at the intersection of lipid metabolism and inflammation, in the broad context of human disease ranging from atherosclerosis to neuropathic pain. Please see http://YuryMillerLab.ucsd.edu for an overview. We employ molecular, cellular and animal models, including mouse and zebrafish, to study role of lipid rafts in regulation of inflammatory and neurotransmitter receptor function. A specific focus of the postdoctoral project will be on function of apoA-I binding protein (AIBP; refer to Nature 2013; 498:118-22) in nociceptive signaling, using zebrafish and neuronal cell culture models. The successful candidate will be a recent PhD graduate (0-1 years) with demonstrated expertise in cloning, mutagenesis, protein expression, and cell biology techniques, including high-resolution microscopy. Expertise with genetic manipulation in zebrafish is essential, and expertise with mouse models is a plus. Please send your CV and names of 3 referees to Yury Miller, yumiller@ucsd.edu.

University of California, Berkeley
Laboratory Assistant III, MCB (9602C) #22963

 

Responsibilities

• Prepare fish food and feed fish per as per standard operating procedures.
• Wash tanks; sterilize net and glassware – 5 percent of the day.
• Routine maintenance of aquaria and re-circulating water system.
• Record keeping – The daily SOP checklist must be filled out and data, as well as any anomalies, recorded. Conductivity and pH values, feeding times, etc. are recorded on paper. Additionally, the employee must calculate daily the amount of salts and bicarbonate to add to the water to achieve the appropriate conductivity, hardness/alkalinity, and pH and these values are recorded.
• Miscellaneous husbandry or record keeping tasks as assigned by senior staff.
• Analyze fish growth, assess when stocks can be moved from nursery to main facility, and responsibility for moving stocks as appropriate.
• Perform specialized system maintenance (clean and calibrate conductivity and pH probes; dissemble UV sterilization system and perform repairs and/or replace UV bulbs; undertake major system repairs (e.g. pump replacement, leak repair).
• Co-train and co-supervise work study students during their shifts and train and/or assist lab members on fish facility tasks as requested.

Required Qualifications

• Must have sufficient education or experience to be trained in the duties of the position
• Must be extremely reliable and responsible
• Ability to follow directions, pay attention to detail, and keep careful records
• Once trained, must be able to work independently to perform required tasks and to recognize and report operational problems, and often undertake required repairs
• Ability to handle the physical requirements of the job, including but not limited to ability to stand for long period of time.
• Enjoy working with animals 
• Must be available to work 3-4 days per week, including at least 1 weekend day
• Must be able to work occasional holidays.
• Must be comfortable working in a warm environment and tight spaces.

Education/Training:
• High school diploma required

Preferred Qualifications

• Previous work experience with animals or in an aquatic animal facility is preferred.
• Familiarity with Aquatic Ecosystems equipment is preferred.
• Ability to work frequent holidays or to cover for others on vacation is highly preferred.
• Some college coursework, particularly in the biological sciences, preferred.

Salary & Benefits

The salary range for this position is $19.86 - $20.69 hourly, commensurate with experience.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: 

http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

Other Information

This position is 60% of full-time (approximately 24 hours per week), and will require at least one weekend day per week.

To apply to this post: https://jobsprod.is.berkeley.edu/psp/jobsprod/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=22963&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1

The Sun lab at Yale University School of Medicine is recruiting a postdoctoral associate to study the role of cilia in normal development and human disease. A profile of the lab can be found at:

https://medicine.yale.edu/genetics/people/zhaoxia_sun.profile

The candidate is expected to work with both zebrafish and mouse models. We are seeking an individual who is proficient in molecular biology, highly motivated, with collaborative spirit and ready to explore all the opportunities available in our research community. 

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV and names and contact information of three references to:

 

Zhaoxia Sun, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Genetics

Yale University School of Medicine

333 Cedar ST., SHM I-329A            

New Haven, CT 06520-8005

zhaoxia.sun@yale.edu

This is good news for international student who want to join the Master/PhD program in CYCU, TAIWAN. The research topic in Dr. Hsiao's lab will focus on 

(1) New genome editing and transgenic technique development in zebrafish

(2) New bioinformatic technology on NGS data analysis. 

The tuition and dormitory fee is free for all four years for those qualified candidates

Also can get financial support from advisor for compensate for their life expense in Taiwan

The application dead line for Autumn semester 2017 is 2017/04/30

The application dead line for Summer semester 2017 is 2017/10/31

 

Dr. Hsiao's website: http://cdhsiao.weebly.com/   

Please contact Dr. Hsiao first at following mailbox (cdhsiao@cycu.edu.tw)

 

On-line Application Website: http://ias.cycu.edu.tw/

Please follow our instruction in the system.

1. Register in the system

2. Fill all the information, upload the required documents and complete the whole procedure in the system.

3. Down load the required documents, print out your application form from the system.

4. Sent the hardcopy of application form and application from to us by postal mail. Please must go through our on-line system and complete all the required procedure. Otherwise, we are not able to accept your application

Postdoctoral stipend in Neuroscience for studies of the evolution of learning and memory in vertebrates at the Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala University.

The position is available immediately with a duration of one year.

Project description: The mechanisms of learning and memory are considered major challenges for science. Many proteins involved in the cellular mechanisms have been characterized in rats and mice, but to fully understand such complicated mechanisms it is essential and necessary to find out how they evolved. My laboratory is investigating the evolution of gene families that are known to have important roles in learning and memory. This will facilitate studies of molecular and cellular mechanisms also in other species than rodents. We focus on the zebrafish which is a widely use model animal for many types of biological and medical research, increasingly so for behavioral studies including learning and memory.

The first phase of our project is to sort out the evolution of protein families that are known to be key components in these processes. We especially strive to identify all relevant members of these gene families to investigate if they are involved in different aspects of learning and memory. We have already resolved in great detail the evolution of crucial gene families such as the glutamate receptors, especially NMDA and AMPA receptors which have several additional copies in zebrafish. We can conclude from these studies that most of the key genes were duplicated in the early stages of vertebrate evolution some 500 million years ago. We are now starting the second phase to determine the anatomical distribution of the mRNAs for these by in situ hybridization in the zebrafish brain, both to compare with rodents and to compare the distribution of related proteins. For this purpose, we are now recruiting a postdoctoral fellow with expertise on in situ hybridization and neuroanatomy who wishes to develop expertise in bioinformatics and genome database work.

We have previously used this approach successfully on vision and phototransduction whereby we could identify several different types of specialization of duplicated genes.

The stipend is for one year with possibility for extension.

Qualifications: The applicant shall have a PhD degree and should have expertise in in situ hybridization, molecular biology, neuroanatomy, neurobiology, signal transduction and evolutionary biology, as well as some familiarity with bioinformatics, molecular evolution and phylogenetics.

The Department of Neuroscience is located in the Biomedical Center of Uppsala University.

Information: For more information please contact professor Dan Larhammar: Dan.Larhammar@neuro.uu.se

Phone +46-(0)18-471 4173.

Website: http://www.neuro.uu.se/research/pharmacology/

Candidates should send a CV including list of publications, a cover letter and 2 references of contact no later than April 4, 2017, or until the position has been filled, preferably by e-mail to: dan.larhammar@neuro.uu.se, or by mail to:

Dan Larhammar

Department of Neuroscience

Uppsala University, Box 593

SE-75124 Uppsala, Sweden

 

Independent junior research group leader position
energy homeostasis in zebrafish

available in Cologne, Germany,

 

An independent junior group leader position (E13) is available in the Institute of Zoology – Developmental Biology at the Biocenter of the University of Cologne, Germany, dealing with energy homeostasis and its genetic and neuroendocrine control in zebrafish. The successful candidate is supposed to develop their own independent research program, with the possibility to take over some of the respective zebrafish mutants and projects from the laboratory of Matthias Hammerschmidt. The position is restricted to three years, with the possibility of a three-year extension upon positive internal evaluation. In addition, a PhD student position and some technical assistance will be provided, while the candidate is supposed to recruit additional external funding. Fully equipped laboratories and fish facilities will be provided, which are run and organized in close association with those of Matthias Hammerschmidt at the Biocenter.

The Cologne Biocenter is located in the center of Cologne, and offers an excellent scientific environment for the conducted 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”, with the possibility of the candidate to join the Cologne Excellence Cluster on Ageing-assoicated diseases (CECAD) and the Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne (CMMC).

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in biology or a related subject, and former postdoctoral experience with the zebrafish and energy homeostasis. Proficiency in English is required.

 

To apply, please email your detailed CV and names of two to three referees to

Matthias Hammerschmidt
mhammers@uni-koeln.de; phone: ++49-221-470 5665

Cologne University, Biocenter - Room 3-502, Zuelpicher Strasse 47b,
D-50674 Koeln, Germany

 

Application deadline is March 31, 2017

A postdoctoral position is available immediately for an experienced researcher to identify and characterize novel tumour and stem cell models using the zebrafish as an experimental system. Based in the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) at the Biopolis research campus, the successful applicant will have access to superb facilities and a broad range of scientific technology, reagents and equipment, within a dynamic scientific environment.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D and be highly motivated, and possess a strong record of scientific publications and achievement. Experience of zebrafish genetics and molecular techniques will be highly regarded. For more information on our laboratory’s research interests please visit http://www.imcb.a-star.edu.sg/php/tc.php

Candidates should send a CV, cover letter and 3 references of contact to Dr. Tom Carney, tcarney@imcb.a-star.edu.sg

School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Postdoctoral Research Assistant Ref: QMUL10825

The Department of Biological and Experimental Psychology at Queen Mary University of London is seeking to recruit a (Postdoctoral) Research Assistant to support a new Leverhulme Trust (https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/) funded project to investigate the genetics of numeracy and the evolutionary basis of number.

We are inviting applications for an opportunity to work on a project at the interface between cognitive neuroscience and human genetics using zebrafish as a model organism.

It has long been recognized that non-human animals can discriminate collections of objects on the basis their numerousness. This ability is thought to be based on the existence of an evolutionarily conserved system for approximating numerical magnitude. However, there is currently no evidence that the same neural mechanisms underlie representation of numerousness among vertebrates nor that the same genes are involved. Here we use behavioural and genetic analysis of wildtype and mutant zebrafish, coupled with analysis of human genome data, to test the hypotheses that the ability to represent numerousness is genetically controlled and has an evolutionarily conserved neural basis.

As shoaling animals, zebrafish use numerosity to guide behaviour and decisions. Using automated operant conditioning we train zebrafish to perform numerical tasks and identify genetic variants influencing performance. Our general hypothesis predicts that genes found to influence human performance of exact numerical tasks will influence zebrafish performance of approximate tasks and vice versa.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in methodologies in molecular genetics and behavioural tasks and a strong interest in neurodevelopmental traits. Analytical and computational skills are desirable.

The project is a collaboration between human geneticists (Silvia Paracchini, Brian Butterworth) and fish behavioural scientists (Caroline Brennan, Giorgio Vallortigara). The successful applicant will work closely with, and under the supervision, of Dr Caroline Brennan (PI). He/she will be working in close association with other scientists involved in the project both in the UK and Italy

We are looking for highly motivated and experienced post-doctoral candidates with demonstrable experience in behavioural or molecular genetics.

The position is full time and for a fixed 3 year period. The starting salary is £36,064 per annum. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

For further information about the School and Department, please see http://www.sbcs.qmul.ac.uk

For informal enquiries, please contact: Caroline Brennan, via c.h.brennan@qmul.ac.uk

To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on http://www.jobs.qmul.ac.uk and search for reference QMUL10825 Enquiries about the application process should be directed to recruitment@qmul.ac.uk

The closing date for applications is 21st March 2017. Interviews will be held as soon as possible following the closing date. The successful candidate must be able to start by 1st June or as soon as possible thereafter.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

Postdoctoral and PhD student position on zebrafish skin development, regeneration or carcinogenesis in Cologne, Germany A post-doctoral (E13) and a PhD student (65% E13) position are available in the laboratory of Matthias Hammerschmidt at the Biocenter of the University of Cologne, Germany, to contribute to our ongoing research on skin, fin and cutaneous appendage development, regeneration or carcinogenesis in the zebrafish. Using a combination of forward and reverse (CRISPR) genetics, transgenesis, chemical genetics, and in vivo imaging, we study different aspects of skin development, including cornification-like processes in epidermal appendages named breeding tubercles, as well as epithelial carcinogenesis and wound healing in the adult skin, including the formation and regression of scar tissue (see for instance, Richardson et al., Development 2016; Hatzold et al., eLife 2016). Several of our investigated genes are likely to be also implicated in human skin development, homeostasis or disease, and collaborations with human geneticists and dermatologists are ongoing to look into this. For further information, please visit our website (http://www.ag-hammerschmidt.zoologie.uni-koeln.de/3.html) or contact us directly via email or telephone (see below).

The Cologne Biocenter is located in the center of Cologne, and offers an excellent scientific environment for the conducted research. In the last round of the German Excellence Initiative Competition, the University of Cologne has been awarded the status of a “University of Excellence”, with our research group as part of the funded Cluster of Excellence CECAD. In addition, we are part of the Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne (CMMC) and the Collaborative Research Center (SFB829) entitled “Molecular Mechanisms regulating skin homeostasis”, with over 20 participating research groups working on different aspects of non-mammalian, mouse or human skin development and disease. In addition, Cologne is a very international and lively city, offering many opportunities for interesting leisure activities.

Postdoctoral candidates must have a Ph.D. in biology, and a strong interest in molecular and cellular developmental biology, dermatology or regeneration. Previous experience with the zebrafish and with imaging techniques is preferred, but not absolutely essential. Proficiency in English is required.

To apply, please email your detailed CV and names of two to three referees to

Matthias Hammerschmidt mhammers@uni-koeln.de; phone: ++49-221-470 5665

Cologne University, Biocenter - Room 3-502, Zuelpicher Strasse 47b,

D-50674 Koeln, Germany

 

Postdoctoral researcher or experienced research technicians interested in spine and cartilage development and disease research.

Positions are available in the Gray Laboratory within the Dell Pediatrics Research Institute at University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School. The primary research focus of these positions will be to utilize novel zebrafish and cartilage cell culture models to study the genetic susceptibilities of spine and cartilage diseases. One of the major focuses of the Gray Lab is to leverage zebrafish and mouse models coupled with cell culture, transcriptomic, and proteomic approaches to understand spine and cartilage development and disease. Trainees should have proven skills working with animal models with zebrafish experience is a plus. Postdoctoral and research associate candidates should provide a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three professional references.

Send information and applications to: RYAN SCOTT GRAY, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Pediatrics Dell Medical School | The University of Texas at Austin o: 512-495-5052 | c: 512-417-7154 | ryan.gray@austin.utexas.edu

http://www.rsg1lab.com/

The Frazer lab at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) in Oklahoma City seeks a 3rd post-doctoral fellow to join our group. We study lymphocyte cancers using zebrafish models and human tissue culture, with emphasis on genetic events that cause oncogenesis and therapy resistance.

An energetic, independent, and creative person would be a perfect fit for our group of 8. We like doing science, and having fun outside the lab. I am committed to mentoring junior scientists to help them achieve their career goals. Projects developed as a post-doc can be taken upon leaving the lab. Applicants should have a PhD and/or MD, and zebrafish, genetics, or molecular biology experience are a plus. 

My lab belongs to the Depts. of Pediatrics, Cell Biology, and Microbiology & Immunology, and OUHSC’s Stephenson Cancer Center. We also participate in the Functional & Chemical Genomics Program at Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. Our webpages can be found at: http://www.oumedicine.com/frazer-lab-group/frazer-lab and

http://zfin.org/action/profile/view/ZDB-LAB-081125-1

OUHSC has a large campus with graduate, medical, dental, allied-health, and other schools. Our lab is well-equipped, with great core facility access. We also have a super aquatic facility manager to handle fish care, breeding, IVF, etc., so you can focus on experiments.

Oklahoma City is the 27th largest US city (~1.3 million people) and Oklahoma's capital. It is culturally & ethnically diverse, with a low cost of living, so post-docs can live well.

Please contact me by email (kimble-frazer@ouhsc.edu) & attach your CV if you’d like to discuss the position further.

Marie Curie PhD position( ESR): Cell dynamics and genetic regulation in the zebrafish hindbrain morphogenesis

CNRS, Gif/Yvette, Paris, France

 

The PhD student (ESR) will be employed by CNRS.

The project involves a close interdisciplinary interaction including with the physicists and chemists. The ESR will build a mechano-genetic model to characterize the processes underlying morphogenesis and differentiation of the zebrafish hindbrain from the in vivo observation of cell behaviors, optomanipulation of signaling activities and assessment of biomechanical forces. The strategies to decipher the genetic, molecular, cellular and biomechanical processes underlying the formation of hindbrain compartments and their further differentiation from early embryonic stages (gastrulation) through neurulation (ie from 8 hpf to 24 hpf) include: i) assessing the multilevel consequences of RA signaling activation by opto-isomerisation of an inactive form of RA and monitor the role of FGF8 (optogenetic activation of FGF8 expression) in fgf8 mutants through the in vivo 3D+time imaging and automated tracking of rescued cells; ii) assess biomechanical cues through a tensorial analysis based on cell displacements, segmented cell shape and measurement of lipid droplet deformation in vivo in various genetic and environmental conditions; iii) challenge a mechanogenetic model. More formal directions could be privileged depending on the background of the applicant. 

Students with background in engineering, physics, mathematics and computer science and strongly motivated to work at the interface with embryology are encouraged to apply. 

For more information contact Dr. Nadine Peyriéras at nadine.peyrieras@cnrs.fr and see the web site of the laboratory (http://www.bioemergences.eu).

Apply at https://www.imageinlife-application.eu