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ZEBRAFISH EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Santa Barbara/KITP Summer School on Quantitative Biology).

Assistant Professor – Department of Biology

Job Number: 10609

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

2019 AQUACULTURE TECHNICIAN AT NYU (KNAUT AND TORRES-VAZQUEZ LABS)

The Zebrafish Aquaculture Facility at New York University School of Medicine has a position available for a Zebrafish Aquaculture Research Technician starting in 2019.

The selected Technician will work in a team setting to support scientific research in the labs of Drs. Holger Knaut (https://med.nyu.edu/faculty/holger-knaut) and Jesús Torres-Vázquez (https://med.nyu.edu/faculty/jesus-torres-vazquez) at the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, New York University. Responsibilities include oversight of our 1000 square feet 3500-tank zebrafish aquaculture facility, breeding, and rearing zebrafish, maintenance/repair of the water system and assistance with experiments investigating the genetic regulation of zebrafish development, particularly the formation of the vascular system.

ELIGIBILITY (apply if you meet all of these criteria):

1. B.S. or M.S. in Biology, Fisheries or related fields.

2. Availability to start this position in early 2019 (between January and April 2019).

3. Commitment to the job for at least two years.

4. Highly desired attributes include:

a) Aquaculture experience.

b) Practical knowledge of both plumbing and electrical repairs.

c) Research experience (laboratory or field).

5. Excellent time management, ability to work both alone and with others, strong verbal and written communications skills are essential (the position includes both teamwork and independent tasks, and involves communicating with members of both zebrafish laboratories and the NYU Facilities/Maintenance staff).

NYU School of Medicine offers an excellent salary (starting at $42,000) and benefits package. Position is ideal for someone aiming to acquire lab experience prior to embarking on a Master’s in Biology or related field.

TO APPLY

1. Please send an e-mail to jtorresv@med.nyu.edu using the subject line: "2019 Zebrafish Technician: your name".

2. Attach your CV (entitled "2019 Zebrafish technician CV: your name") as a single WORD or PDF file. Please start your document with the following five pieces of information at the top (without them the review of your application will be delayed, or not occur):

1. Name, current living address  (city, state, and country) and telephone number.

2. Expected date of availability.

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

4. Name, title, e-mail and phone number of three references (please state in what capacity these references know you and for how long).

5. Summary of experience: A paragraph (10 lines maximum) describing your interests and experience relevant to this position.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Postdoctoral Position — Endocrine controls of adult neural crest stem cells

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

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

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

Applicants should provide: 

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

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

Associate Research Scientist position in the Giraldez laboratory.

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

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

Qualifications

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

Application Instructions

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

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


Functional Analysis of Autism Risk Genes

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

3. Pharmaco-behavioral profiling to identify new pharmacological candidates

 

To apply:

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

 


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

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

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

Salary will be commensurate on experience, medical benefits are included

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

Lab website: thielelab.ca

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

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

2. Mechanisms of vessel assembly and lumenization.

3. Anatomical patterning of angiogenic development by guidance cues.

 

Position available: 2018 and 2019

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

 

Desired qualifications:

Exceptional publication record.

Research experience with model organisms.

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

 

To apply:

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

Include the following information at the top of your CV.

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

Availability date.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Apply / Contact:

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



Do you want to join a fast growing biotech company and support our Zebrafish genome editing technologies?


NemaMetrix Inc. is a fast paced, biotechnology company based in Eugene, Oregon. Our mission is to enable scientists and researchers around the world to better understand human health by offering affordable and accessible research platforms. We specialize in model-organism bioengineering and cutting edge CRISPR techniques to develop modified C. elegans and Zebrafish that act as human proxies for disease research and drug discovery and help our customers reveal new insights into the true nature of genetic mutations.

As a member of the zebrafish team, the ideal candidate will join a dynamic group of R&D scientists and contribute to both internal and external client projects and provide technical support to our rapidly growing Zebrafish division.

Responsibilities

  • Zebrafish husbandry including breeding, fin clip genotyping and screening/maintaining transgenic and mutant zebrafish lines

  • Microinjections of zebrafish embryos

  • Molecular Biology Techniques including PCR, Restriction Enzyme digestion, and gel electrophoresis

  • Preparation of solutions, buffers or similar, as necessary to complete the above activities

  • Maintain appropriate record keeping and related documentation of laboratory work

  • Other assignments as needed


In addition, the incumbent will be required to:

  • Effectively communicate with colleagues

  • Collaborate within a team environment

  • Complete tasks with a high level of accuracy and timeliness

Requirements

The ideal candidate possesses the following qualifications and attributes:

  • BSc in Biology or related field preferred

  • Preference given to candidates with prior zebrafish experience

  • 12 months post education laboratory experience preferred

  • Ability to work both independently and in a team-based environment

  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills

  • Well-organized and detail oriented

  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, work autonomously and manage time effectively

  • Familiarity with cloud-based applications such as Google Docs, Benchling, and Asana

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary

  • Health and Dental coverage

  • Potential Stock Option incentives

  • Parking and public transit assistance

  • Flexible work schedule


 

To become part of our team, please advance a CV/resume and cover letter to careers@nemametrix.com.  Please include “Zebrafish Technician” in the subject line and opening of your cover letter.

All applicants must be legally authorized to work within the United States, as we are unable to provide any type of sponsorship for this position.

NemaMetrix is an equal opportunity employer.

NemaMetrix recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.

At NemaMetrix, we have a clear vision: to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay and do their best work. We pride ourselves on bringing amazing breakthrough scientific products to our customers around the world, and we know our company runs on the hard work and dedication of our passionate and creative employees.

NemaMetrix’s dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion is clearly reflected in all of our content and across all of our efforts. Diversity is more than a commitment at NemaMetrix—it is the foundation of what we do. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different.


Company Name:  University of Massachusetts Medical School

Job Title:               Research Lab Tech II

Start Date:            11/27/2018

Stop Date:              03/28/2019

 

 

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:

Under the direct supervision of a Principal Investigator or designee, the Research Lab Tech II performs and interprets routine and highly complex experiments.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs a variety of laboratory experiments using both routine and special techniques and methods
  • May assist in the training of others
  • Provides input to improve current procedures, protocols, and/or methods
  • Writes standard operating procedures, schedules work, orders supplies, and maintains an adequate inventory of supplies, reagents, etc.
  • Prepares laboratory reagents, buffers, and media
  • Records results, organizes data and performs computations
  • Performs duties independently; requiring action and judgment to solve commonly encountered problems
  • Complies with all safety and infection control standards appropriate to this position
  • Perform other duties as required.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in a Biological Science or equivalent experience
  • 1 year of related experience
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to perform duties independently
  • Judgment and action skills required to solve commonly encountered problems

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience Required:

  • Experience with zebrafish husbandry.
  • Experience with zebrafish embryo microinjection

Experience Desired (not required):

  • Basic molecular biology techniques (PCR, Restriction Enzyme mediated cloning, Gel electrophoresis, Qiagen DNA miniprep).
  • Bacteria Strain preparation and handling (competent cell preparation and agar plate preparation).

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Under the direct supervision of a Principal Investigator or designee

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

None

ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

Wet chemistry laboratory, and may require appropriate contact with biohazards, radionuclides, toxins, animals, and human specimens.

 



Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/jqrt3rjtg8qms775


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Postdoc position, #2018—31060, at UMass Medical School in the Dept of Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology 

 

Postdoctoral Position in Vascular Development

A postdoctoral position is available in the Lawson Lab at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. The Lawson Lab takes advantage of the zebrafish as a model system to study multiple aspects of vascular and lymphatic development. Current areas of interests include: origins of endothelial and mural cell heterogeneity, developing zebrafish as a platform to identify small molecule therapeutics, and optimization of genome editing approaches for targeted gene knock-in in zebrafish. Our efforts are supported by a recently awarded R35 grant from NHLBI that provides generous support for the next 7 years. An overview of our past and ongoing research can be found at our website (http://lawsonlab.umassmed.edu).   

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

PhD degree required.  Applicants must be highly motivated and technically accomplished as documented by exceptional publication record.  Candidates must have demonstrated experience in molecular biology. Experience with developmental model systems is preferred. 

TO APPLY:

Please email CV and reprints of relevant publications to the contact information below.  Applicants accepted for initial consideration will be subsequently contacted for letters of reference.

Nathan D. Lawson, PhD
Professor
Department of Molecular, Cell, and Cancer Biology
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Lazare Research Building, Room 617
364 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01605
e-mail: nathan.lawson@umassmed.edu

UMass Medical School is committed to being an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and recognizes the power of a diverse community. We encourage applications from protected veterans, individuals with disabilities and those with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds to consider UMass Medical School as their employer of choice.

 

The Group of “Neuro and Vascular Development” (Prof. Dr. Amparo Acker-Palmer) at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main invites applications for a FOR-funded

 

PhD Position in Zebrafish Genetics and Imaging
(E13 TV-G-U, 65 %)

 

This position is initially available starting from 01.01.2019 until December 31st, 2021.

The wage classification conforms to the job characteristics of the collective agreement applicable to the Goethe-University.

 

We are looking for a highly motivated scientist, with a master in natural sciences and ideally with a cell- and developmental biology background, to join our team.

 

The Goethe University Frankfurt, positioned among the top international research universities, offers a wide variety of academic programmes, a diverse group of research institutes, and a focus on interdisciplinary approaches to solving complex problems. Today, the Goethe University is the only university in Germany which enjoys significant public funding alongside administrative autonomy and the ability to create a private endowment. Situated in Germany’s most cosmopolitan and international city, the university attracts a diverse body of students and researchers from around the world and is with about 46.000 students and 4.600 employees the biggest university in Hessen.

 

Our group is part of the Buchmann Institute for Molecular Life Sciences and of the Institute of Biosciences, located at the Campus Riedberg. The Institute is composed of nineteen scientific groups from various disciplines including biology, physics, chemistry, and medicine. We are dedicated to basic research with biomedical relevance, to train young scientists, and to develop frontier technologies in life sciences.

 

The Acker-Palmer Group investigates the molecular signals that coordinate the development and plasticity of the neurovascular interface. We are using a combination of state-of-the-art inducible and cell type-specific genetics, both in mouse and zebrafish, together with confocal and two-photon light microscopy, tissue explants, cell culture, proteomics and biochemical assays (see Nature Communications 6: 6576, Developmental Cell 28: 381-393, Neuron 84: 370-85, Nature 472: 356-60/478:274, Nature 465: 487–491, Nature Neuroscience 11: 1035-1043, Nature Neuroscience 10: 301-310, Science Vol. 361, Issue 6404). From our insights into basic molecular mechanisms, we hope to develop novel therapeutic strategies for the treatment of neurological and psychiatric diseases. Please visit our website www.neuro-vessel-frankfurt.de for more details on our research.

 

Your task:

You will work in a dynamic international team to study the neurovascular crosstalk in the zebrafish using genetics and state-of-the-art imaging.

 

Your qualifications:

We look for a candidate with a master in natural science and a solid experience in lab work and with the model organism zebrafish. Experience in cell biology, molecular biology methods and confocal imaging is required. Candidates with solid knowledge in microinjection, TALEN/CRISPR mutagenesis, in vivo imaging and image analysis (ImageJ, Metamorph, Imaris) will be preferred.  Excellent knowledge of the English language (spoken and written) is required.

 

We offer:

We offer excellent facilities to conduct cutting-edge research in an international team atmosphere. You will collaborate with internal and external partners. You will participate in tailored interdisciplinary training and a framework of common scientific activities. The laboratory is affiliated with the Max Planck Institute of Brain Research in Frankfurt through the Max Planck Fellow program.

 

Application:

Please submit your application, containing a cover letter that states your experience and motivation and your curriculum vitae until December 11th, 2018 at the latest to: bataille@bio.uni-frankfurt.de (c/o Prof. Dr. Acker-Palmer, Fachbereich Biowissenschaften, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main).