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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

Marie Curie PhD position( ESR): Imaging and modelling viral infection and host response in the entire zebrafish larva

Pasteur Institute, Paris, France

 

The PhD student will be employed at the Institut Pasteur in Paris and will work in the group of Dr. Jean-Pierre Levraud with Dr. Emma Colucci-Guyon as co-supervisor. The PhD student will use the Sindbis virus infection model established by the group to understand how a virus propagates from organ to organ in vivo, and how the host interferon response counteracts this spread. The PhD student will use reporter systems for live imaging of the viral infection, such as viruses encoding fluorescent proteins to detect infected cells and transgenic zebrafish expressing fluorescent proteins to identify interferon-producing cells. The work will rely on already establish reporters and require the development of new systems to understand the early events that follow virus entry in cells. Co-infections with multiple viruses encoding a rainbow of colours will be imaged in the entire body for several days, revealing the path followed by viruses from cell to cell, and particularly for brain invasion. These data will be integrated into a computer model of the entire infected animal to identify the key parameters that control virus dissemination. 

For more information contact Dr. Levraud at jean-pierre.levraud@pasteur.fr and see the web site of his research group (https://research.pasteur.fr/en/team/group-jean-pierre-levraud/). 

 

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

Postdoctoral position in Zebrafish Vascular Biology – Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine / New York University

The Torres-Vázquez lab studies the formation, remodeling and function of the vascular system at the cellular and molecular levels using zebrafish and cultured cells. 

We are seeking Postdoctoral researchers interested in studying these (and other) topics:

1. Patterning of angiogenic development

2. Vascularization of the central nervous system (CNS) and blood-brain barrier (BBB) differentiation

3. Mechanisms of vessel assembly and lumenization

 

Position availability: late 2017, early 2018.

Links of interest: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=eTBw3VIAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate

 

Applicant qualifications:

Exceptional publication record

Experience in standard and advanced molecular biology approaches

Experience with model organisms is preferred.

Practical knowledge of genetics, cell biology, cell culture, biochemistry, bioinformatics, genomics, cell-type specific profiling of gene expression and imaging is a plus.

 

Please send or email CV and reprints of relevant publications to the contact information below using the subject line: Postdoctoral applicant: Your name.

We encourage applicants to outline specific research projects. Applicants accepted for initial consideration will be contacted for letters of reference. 

 

Jesús Torres-Vázquez, Ph.D.

jtorresv@med.nyu.edu

 

TYPE: Postdoctoral Position

TITLE: Research Associate (2 posts)

INSTITUTION: King’s College London, Centre for Developmental Neurobiology

CLOSING DATE: 5 Mar 2017

DESCRIPTION:

 

Salary Details: £32,958 per annum

Allowances: plus £2,623 London Allowance

Contract Type: Temporary/Fixed term

Contract Term: Full time

Two enthusiastic and highly motivated post-doctoral scientists are required for a Wellcome Trust funded study of the form and function of neural networks that mediate visually driven behaviours in larval zebrafish. The post holders will join the group of Dr Martin Meyer in the Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, King’s College London (https://devneuro.org/cdn/group-overview.php?groupID=67 ) and the project will make extensive use of in vivo imaging, zebrafish transgenesis and analysis of behaviour.

The post holders will be involved in developing tools and techniques for the analysis of large and complex imaging and behaviour datasets and/or will develop methods for the selective labelling and manipulation of visual circuits. The post holders will benefit from state-of-the-art imaging facilities, technical support and the intellectual environment and friendly and interactive culture of the Centre for Developmental Neurobiology.

The candidate will have, or be close to completing, a PhD and a genuine interest in neuroscience. Independence, motivation, good communication skills and a willingness to work as part of a team are required. Experience in imaging techniques, image analysis, molecular biology and zebrafish are desirable but not essential. Candidates with training and/or experience in computational or theoretical neuroscience, physics, computer science or statistical analysis of large datasets and an interest in the subject area are encouraged to apply.

This post is fixed term for 3 years.

The selection process will be a presentation and panel interview.

To apply for this post, you will need to register with the HireWire system first to download and submit the application form.  The link is: https://www.hirewire.co.uk/HE/1061247/MS_JobDetails.aspx?JobID=74933

CONTACT: Dr Martin Meyer - martin.meyer@kcl.ac.uk

TYPE: Technician

TITLE: Research Technician

INSTITUTION: King’s College London, Centre for Developmental Neurobiology

CLOSING DATE: 19 Feb 2017

DESCRIPTION:

 

Salary Details: £23,879 per annum

Allowances: plus £2,623 London Allowance

Contract Type: Temporary/Fixed term

Contract Term: Full time

Enthusiastic Research Technician required for Wellcome Trust funded study of neural circuit function in the zebrafish visual system. The project will make extensive use of in vivo imaging and behavioural analysis in wild-type and mutant zebrafish. Would suit well organised team player keen to collaborate with and provide high quality technical assistance to other members of our research team.

A strong background in molecular biology is desirable and a genuine interest and knowledge of neuroscience, imaging techniques, and zebrafish would be helpful. The candidate will have a strong BSc or MSc and experience of working in a research laboratory. Independence, motivation, good organisational skills and a willingness to work as part of a team are essential. The candidate will benefit from state-of-the-art research facilities and the intellectual environment and interactive culture of the Centre for Developmental Neurobiology.

This is a fixed term position 3 years.

The selection process will be a panel interview.

To apply for this post, you will need to register with the HireWire system first to download and submit the application form.  The link is: https://www.hirewire.co.uk/HE/1061247/MS_JobDetails.aspx?JobID=74934

CONTACT: Dr Martin Meyer - martin.meyer@kcl.ac.uk

Marie Curie PhD position( ESR): New reporters for the study of zebrafish embryo development and immune response

University of Montpellier, France

 

The PhD student will be employed at the University of Montpellier in France and will work in the group of Dr Georges Lutfalla with Dr. Mai Nguyen-Chi as co-supervisor. He/She will study macrophage behaviour in vivo in physiological and pathological situations. For this purpose he/she will develop new zebrafish transgenic lines expressing reporters, censors and actuators. He/She will use these tools together with a rainbow strategy to study macrophage activation both during regeneration processes and during infections by different bacterial pathogens. The project will involve implementation of new techniques of intravital microscopy including litghsheet microscopy and super-resolution. The new transgenic lines will also be used in other groups of the network to study host-pathogen interactions but also to study early development of the vertebrate embryo. 

Minimum salary, 2300 €/month. The recruited PhD student will have a full social security coverage offered by University of Montpellier

For more information contact Dr Georges Lutfalla at lutfalla@univ-montp2.fr and see the web site of his research group (http://www.dimnp.univ-montp2.fr/joomla/index.php?lang=en).

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

 

University of Birmingham

College of Medical and Dental Sciences

School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine

Applications are invited from outstanding individuals with ambition to develop their independent research to work for 3.5 years under the supervision of Professor Ferenc Mueller, Professor of Developmental Genetics, on a Wellcome Trust Investigator grant. This programme is carried out in close collaboration with the computational biologist Professor Boris Lenhard at Imperial College London. The Mueller laboratory studies gene regulation in vertebrate development using interdisciplinary approaches. For recent publications and field of research see: www.birmingham.ac.uk/Ferenc-Mueller. Their research is integrated in the Birmingham Centre for Genome Biology www.birmingham.ac.uk/genome-biology.

The fellow will study how developmental regulation of genes is mediated by long-range cis-regulatory interactions. The successful candidate will combine genome wide sequencing based tools of enhancer and promoter activity profiling and apply programmable genome editing together with the power of zebrafish transgenesis to elucidate the functional consequences of predicted cis-regulatory interactions in development. The project will take advantage of the benefits of the zebrafish for imaging by high resolution in vivo microscopy.

The successful applicants will have a first degree and a PhD in an area of specialism relevant to the project. They will also have strong background in molecular biology, experience with genomics data interpretation, and/or genetic manipulation in a vertebrate model organism.

The posts are available from April for a period of 3 years (likely extendable by 6 months). Informal enquiries should be directed to Prof. Ferenc Mueller tel: +44 (0)12142895; email f.mueller@bham.ac.uk

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £29,301 to £38,183. With potential progression once in post to £40,523 a year.

 

Closing date: 9th March; Ref: 54650 

Details from 0121 415 9000 or www.hr.bham.ac.uk/jobs HR, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT

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Postdoctoral position

Bally-Cuif laboratory

(Institut Pasteur, Paris, France)

 

The laboratory of Zebrafish Neurogenetics, led by Dr. Laure Bally-Cuif at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Associate to contribute to our ongoing research on adult neurogenesis in zebrafish. We are especially interested in the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying basic adult neural stem cell properties, including the control of their quiescence, their interactions with other neural stem cells of the germinal niche, and their recruitment towards the generation of specific neuronal identities. The analysis will involve genetic approaches, whole-mount imaging and cell tracing in the adult animal.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in biology, and a strong interest in molecular and cellular neuroscience. Previous experience with the zebrafish and with imaging and genomic techniques is preferred. Proficiency in English is required.

The position is funded by the European Research Council and Labex Revive.

The Bally-Cuif team is one of the 16 research groups of the “Developmental and Stem Cell Biology” Department of the Pasteur Institute, focusing on evolutionary, developmental and stem cell biology in various animal models. It is also co-affiliated with the Pasteur “Neuroscience” Department.

To apply, please submit your CV and the name of three references to:

laure.bally-cuif@pasteur.fr

 

Institut Pasteur, CNRS UMR3738

Dept of Developmental and Stem Cell Biology

25 rue du Dr Roux

75015 Paris France

https://research.pasteur.fr/en/team/zebrafish-neurogenetics/

 

Research Lab Technician position

 

The Ganz Laboratory (www.ganzlab.org) at Michigan State University is looking to fill an immediate opening for the position of a Research Lab Technician. We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated and responsible individual to join an exciting research team focused on understanding nervous system development and disease using zebrafish as model organism. The successful applicant will be involved in research using molecular, genomics and imaging techniques to understand how stem cells generate a diverse and complex nervous system during development, in the context of human disease and during regeneration.

Position summary: Our research focuses on understanding how the development and regeneration of the nervous system is regulated using zebrafish as a model organism. The ideal candidate will be expected to perform and document a variety of tasks in a timely, accurate and detailed manner, meet with the PI on a weekly basis and provide support to graduate students and postdocs in the lab. Primary duties may include, but are not limited to: perform experiments under supervision of laboratory head; provide support with molecular biology, developmental biology and imaging projects; ordering supplies and equipment; lab supply and equipment maintenance and organization; maintaining and documenting lab cleanliness and safety standards; managing lab databases (such as plasmid database, antibody database); equipment maintenance; supervising and training undergraduate students, staff and volunteers; conducting literature reviews on various topics related to developmental biology, neuroscience and genetics.  

Minimum requirements: Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Biology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Developmental Biology, Neuroscience or related field of biological sciences; up to six months of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in a biology research lab; experience with standard molecular biology techniques; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  

Desired qualifications: Master's degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Developmental Biology, Neuroscience or related field; one to two years post degree experience working in a molecular biology/neuroscience lab; knowledge of zebrafish biology, development, and genetics; experience with microscopy work and imaging techniques; experience with next generation sequencing approaches; strong communication and interpersonal skills; strong time management skills; strong organizational skills; evidence of experience with project planning; evidence of enthusiasm to master new techniques; evidence of accurate performance and attention to detail; evidence of successful completion of prior research goals; evidence of accurate and detailed record keeping; experience with use of various desktop computer software (Microsoft Office, Dropbox, etc.).  

This is a full-time appointment, and offers excellent benefits (healthcare, dental, etc.). The initial appointment will be for a 6-month probationary period, after which yearly reappointments will be made for successful and productive candidates.

To apply please go to: https://jobs.msu.edu/ - Position number: 4909

 

Closing date for applications is February 28, 2017.

 

Research Fellow 

 

The Patton lab is recruiting an enthusiastic and dedicated Postdoctoral Fellow to join a dynamic research team studying melanoma in zebrafish and mammalian systems. The Patton lab has developed a model of melanoma regression and recurrence and this post will concentrate on understanding the melanoma subpopulations that contribute to disease growth and maintenance. The post holder will use zebrafish genetics to study melanoma cell populations using single cell sequencing, RNA sequencing technologies, and live cell imaging. The post holder will be able to work well within a team, and enjoy the challenge of applying new technologies to their research. The post holder will keep current in the melanoma field, and will be expected to present their results locally and at conferences.

 

Closing date: 27 February 2017

 

Salary

The role is grade UE07 and attracts an annual salary of £32,004 to £38,183 for 35 hours each week. Salary is paid monthly by direct transfer to your Bank or Building Society account, normally on the 28th of the month. Salaries for part-time staff are calculated on the full-time scales, pro-rata to the Standard Working Week.

This post is available on a fixed term basis, with a working pattern of 35 hours per week for 24 months.

 

Application Procedure

All applicants should apply online Link : https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=038277

 

The application process is quick and easy to follow, and you will receive email confirmation of safe receipt of your application. The online system allows you to submit a CV and other attachments.

 

Informal enquires can be made to igmmhr@igmm.ed.ac.uk

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.

 

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

 

Postdoctoral Position
(E13 TV-G-U)

 

This position is initially available as early as possible until December 31st, 2018.

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

 

Our group is part of the Buchmann Institute for Molecular Life Sciences, of the Cluster of Excellence “Macromolecular Complexes” 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). 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 brain using genetics and state-of-the-art imaging.

 

Your qualifications:

We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced scientist, with a PhD in natural sciences and ideally with solid experience in neurobiology in zebrafish and in acquisition and analysis of imaging data. Good knowledge of the retinotectal pathway is preferred. Experience in molecular biology methods and zebrafish genetics, including CRISPR/Cas9 mutagenesis and Tol2 transgenesis is a plus. 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 to: bataille@bio.uni-frankfurt.de (c/o Prof. Dr. Acker-Palmer, Fachbereich Biowissenschaften, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main).

 

Women are specifically invited to apply within the frame of the equal opportunity program.The Goethe University is committed to give preference to handicapped candidates with equivalent qualifications. The limitation of the contract is based upon the regulations of the “Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz” in conjunction with the “Hessischen Hochschulgesetz”.

 

 

Position:            

Deputy Unit Manager – Aquatics

Location:

Bristol

Salary:

Reference:

£28,453 - £32,004

ALS 1942

 

On behalf of our client, a leading academic institution, we are looking to recruit a Deputy Unit Aquatics Manager to run their aquatics facility for an exciting new expansion, working alongside dedicated surgical and imaging capabilities. The ideal candidate will be dedicated and enthusiastic with expert knowledge in a technically complex and rapidly evolving area within zebrafish research.

 

Basic Requirements:

 

  • IAT Level 3 or equivalent
  • Home Office Personal Licence (with fish) is desirable
  • Minimum of 2 years current and recent experience working in a research zebrafish unit
  • Planning, organisation, coordinating, negotiating and problem solving skills
  • Experience of successfully running a research zebrafish unit, including importation, quarantine and cryopreservation of zebrafish
  • Must hold a driving license and be able to travel between locations which are not easily accessible by public transport.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

 

  • Running of the ASU zebrafish facility on a day to day basis, and carry out advanced technical work related to the care and management of zebrafish within that facility
  • To ensure that high standards of care and welfare and relevant legal requirements (especially those of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act) are maintained at all times
  • Supervise a small pool of technicians and undertake NACWO and NIO responsibilities for specific sections of the Establishment
  • Evaluate IVF and cryopreservation options for zebrafish to improve biosecurity and cost effectiveness of fish maintenance, introduce and run these services if appropriate
  • Plan future allocation of space in the unit in line with academics research plans and deadlines and ensure environmental parameters are maintained to optimise fish health and meet Home Office requirements
  • Ensure that both research support and fish welfare are delivered at a consistently high level and share information on new development and best practise.
  • Participation in an out of hour’s rota will be required.

 

http://www.agendalifesciences.co.uk/jobs/deputy-manager-aquatics

 

Please apply via our website or contact Alison.Dalby@agendalifesciences.co.uk

 

Agenda and its clients only recruit people who are passionate about animal care and welfare, people with integrity who are honest and trustworthy and who have a great work ethic.  To enable us to hire the very best people we will conduct a full and comprehensive background and pre-employment screening as an essential part of the recruitment process.

 

Research Technician Position

 

The Ganz and Braasch Laboratories at Michigan State University are looking to fill an immediate opening for the position of a Research Technician to manage the joint fish facility of the two groups. This position is an opportunity to join an exciting and diverse team of biologists focused on understanding the genomic basis of vertebrate evolution, development and disease using zebrafish and medaka as model organisms. The successful applicant will be involved in exciting genetic developmental experiments to study nervous system development and vertebrate genome evolution in relation to human health and disease.

 

Minimum requirements: Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in biology or related field; up to six months of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience with fish husbandry, including care of embryos, juveniles, and adult fish; experience maintaining large numbers of aquaria for freshwater fish; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Desired qualifications: Experience handling fish, feeding and food preparation, husbandry related to fish breeding, fish health control, and water quality management; must be absolutely dependable, with excellent organization and communication skills; long-term experience with fish husbandry or aquaculture; knowledge of zebrafish/medaka biology, development, and genetics; ability to take charge and oversee animal husbandry, stock management, and quarantine operations; experience with large-scale, centralized fish husbandry systems; a general familiarity with laboratory safety and campus animal care policy and procedures, experience in training and supervising assistants in fish care and colony maintenance; experience with use of various desktop computer software including database management (Microsoft Office, Dropbox, FileMaker Pro etc.); experience with molecular methods (e.g. DNA extraction, PCR, gel electrophoresis), immunohistochemistry, imaging, and microinjections; be willing and able to perform duties on some weekends and holidays on a rotating basis.

 

Job Summary: Primary responsibilities include maintaining a colony of zebrafish and medaka (up to 650 tanks and 10,000 fish total) including feeding and keeping tanks and the fish rooms clean and in good working order, fish health assessment and quarantine procedures, water quality management.  Fish system and fish database management, ordering of supplies and materials for the fish facility, training undergraduate assistants and other lab members in fish husbandry, interaction with MSU’s Animal Care and Environmental Health offices, and organization of fish import and export from and to stock centers and other institutions. Setup of genetic crosses and providing support for ongoing experiments by tissue sampling, genotyping, immunohistochemistry and imaging.

 

This is a full-time appointment, and offers excellent benefits (healthcare, dental, etc.). The initial appointment will be for a 6-month probationary period, after which yearly reappointments will be made for successful and productive candidates.

 

To apply please go to: https://jobs.msu.edu/ - Position number: 4822  

 

Closing date for applications is February 14, 2017.

Research Assistant/Associate, - Ref:1627292 

UCL Department / Division Division of Infection and Immunity

Grades 6-7

Hours Full Time

Salary (inclusive of London allowance) Grade 6B £29,809 - £31,432 per annum; Grade 7 £34,056 - £41,163 per annum

 

Duties and Responsibilities

 

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant/Associate within the Division of Infection and Immunity at UCL in Dr Gillian Tomlinson's laboratory.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual interested in integrating cutting-edge human and zebrafish models to study the immunopathogenesis of tuberculosis. The post is funded by a Medical Research Council Clinician Scientist Fellowship entitled "Tuning the immune response in tuberculosis", and combines a human experimental tuberculosis challenge model with studies using Mycobacterium marinum infection of zebrafish to identify and validate host factors that calibrate a favourable immune response in tuberculosis.

The post-holder will be supervised by Dr Gillian Tomlinson based in the Cruciform Building at UCL. Dr Tomlinson works within Dr Mahdad Noursadeghi's and Professor Benny Chain's groups which study host immune responses to infectious diseases at genome-wide level with a particular focus on tuberculosis (www.innate2adaptive.com). The zebrafish work will be supported by the fully managed world class research aquarium at UCL.

There is an established track record for department post-doctoral staff gaining personal fellowships. Independently minded and talented investigators will be encouraged and supported in seeking such fellowship support.

The post is available until 1st March 2020 in the first instance.

 

Key Requirements

 

Applicants must have an MSc (or equivalent degree) and/or a PhD (or equivalent degree) or about to be awarded in a relevant subject.

Candidates must have experience of working with zebrafish including microinjection and in vivo imaging.

Evidence of significant scientific contribution including publications and presentations at conferences is also essential.

Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent on having been awarded a PhD. If this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary £29,809 - £31,432 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

 

Further Details

 

To apply for the vacancy please click on the "Apply Now" button below.

A job description and person specification can be assessed at the bottom of this page.

For informal enquiries relating to the role, please contact Dr Gillian Tomlinson at g.tomlinson@ucl.ac.uk

For enquiries relating to the application process, please contact Isabel Lubeiro at i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

 

UCL Taking Action for Equality

Closing Date 28 Feb 2017

Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 UK time

Interview date TBC

 

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and success in addressing gender equality.

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.

 

Please use these links to find out more about the UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job, employee benefits that we offer and further information about UCL.

 

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Post-graduate research associate in a basic science laboratory (www.hoffmanlab.net) studying the genetics of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) using a zebrafish model system. The appointee will assist the principal investigator in multiple aspects of the research project. These include: 1. Genotyping zebrafish carrying mutations in genes that are strongly associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASD); 2. Performing phenotyping assays to identify abnormalities in brain development and behavior in zebrafish mutants of ASD risk genes; and 3. Conducting larval behavioral assays. The post-graduate associate will gain skills in molecular biology and genetics.


Qualifications:

   Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, or Neuroscience

   Demonstrated record of academic achievement 

   Past experience in basic science research

   Highly motivated and organized

   Strong work ethic

   GPA >3.5

   Preferred: Prior experience with zebrafish or other aquaculture experience 


Application Instructions:

Send resume, cover letter describing interest in the position, unofficial transcript, and two letters of recommendation to ellen.hoffman@yale.edu.