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We are looking for students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. investigating the mysteries of cardiovascular development and disease

in zebrafish

 

Our research seeks to investigate the fundamental question of how

cardiac cells sense and respond to the environment during development

and disease. Focusing on tissue interactions we seek to understand the

mechanisms underlying the regulation of morphogenic and identity

transformations that occur during development and disease. We use the

assembly of the heart tube in zebrafish as our model with which to

elucidate these mechanisms. Some of the specific research questions we

are interested in investigating include, but are not restricted to:

how multiple tissues interact to regulate large movements? How

intercellular adhesions are tuned during collective movements? How

lumen formation is intrinsically and extrinsically encoded? and How

the plasticity of cardiovascular identity is regulated? These

challenging questions require we take an interdisciplinary approach,

combining the genetic and imaging strengths of zebrafish with both

biomechanical and systems-level methodologies.

 

Are these the type of difficult challenges that excite you? We are

recruiting graduate students to join our laboratory. Contact Josh

directly at josh@olemiss.edu.

 

-More information about the laboratory can also be found at

joshuabloomekatz.wordpress.com.

 

-For more information about our graduate program including rotations

please see biology.olemiss.edu

 

Lysosomes in Health and Disease

 

 

A postdoctoral position is available in the Cell Biology and Physiology Center (Rosa Puertollano, PI) at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health. The successful candidate would join a multi-disciplinary and highly interactive team of researchers with diverse backgrounds and expertise in a collaborative scientific environment. We are interested in understanding the contribution of lysosomes to different physiological processes, both in normal and pathological conditions. Current projects include the study of endo/lysosomal TRP channels, the characterization of the role of mTOR and TFEB in lysosomal biogenesis and nutrient sensing, and the elucidation of new approaches for the treatment of lysosomal storage disorders. We use a wide range of cell biology techniques (molecular biology, protein biochemistry, confocal microscopy) as well as in vivo animal models (mouse and zebrafish). The laboratory has recently generated several zebrafish mutant lines carrying mutations in genes associated with lysosomal diseases and regulation. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be responsible for planning, initiating and conducting experiments with zebrafish to further characterize these lines. Prior experience in zebrafish biology, gene editing, and familiarity with high-throughput chemical screening assays is preferred. For more information, please visit: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/research/intramural/researchers/pi/puertollano-rosa/puertollano-rosa.html

 

Requirements:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent with less than five years of postdoctoral experience, an ability for independent research, a strong interest in interdisciplinary approaches and collaborations, and relevant publications in peer review journals. Salary is commensurate with research experience and accomplishments

 

To Apply:

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests, and the names and contact information of three references to:

 

Rosa Puertollano Ph.D.

Senior Investigator–Laboratory of Cell Biology

Building 50, Room 3537

50 South Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892-1454, USA

Email: puertolr@mail.nih.gov

 

DHHS/NIH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

 

http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/148284/animal_technician_senior

  

Job Summary

Responsible for day-to-day operations of a multiuser, Zebrafish and aquatic frog facility, as well as long-term maintenance and management in cooperation with the principal users. This position will report to both the Chair of Molecular and Cellular Developmental Biology and the Managing Director of Campus Animal Care.

Responsibilities*

  • Daily operation and upkeep of the facility including feeding, monitoring water conditions and colony health, stock maintenance, and staff training
  • Coordination of regulatory and compliance activities
  • Oversite to facility access, training of facility users
  • Breeding and stock maintenance
  • Creation and maintenance of SOPs, manuals, and novel techniques
  • Document and Log new stocks from the nursery
  • Direct work of students and temporary staff
  • Track and compile nursery viability rates
  • Perform routine and non-routine facility maintenance
  • Assist Facility users with routine Facility operations and occasional experiments
  • Emergency availability: Occasional after-hours emergency availability to respond to health and environmental situations as they arise
  • Record data, summarizes, and analyzes results using basic statistics
  • Prepares laboratory reagents, chemicals, instruments, and equipment
  • Maintains supplies inventory in accordance with departmental procedures

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent level of related research animal experience
  • Able to function independently and show initiative in keeping up-to-date on the latest developments in Zebrafish husbandry.
  • Strong skills in data management and organization
  • Two years of experience in providing direct care to aquatic species in a laboratory or equivalent environment.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience in direct management of an aquatics facility in a laboratory setting
  • Specialized training in aquaculture
  • Able to work well with multiple Facility users with varying levels of expertise, including students, fellows, faculty, and staff.
  • Experience with software used for data management, such as Microsoft Excel or other database software

Work Schedule

Monday – Friday 40hrs/ some weekends/holidays

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Kenneth N Wallace, Ph.D., Associate professor of Biology at Clarkson University, is looking for a college student looking to apply to graduate school who qualifies as underrepresented minority in science, to work towards a Ph.D. degree in his lab (once accepted to the Clarkson Interdisciplinary Bioscience and Biotechnology Ph.D. program,IB&B http://internal.clarkson.edu/biology/graduate/index.html), to be supported by an NIH Diversity supplement to his grant.  The NIH Diversity supplement will be co-written by both the student and mentor (Dr. Wallace). Therefore, a strong, competitive candidate will be chosen.  If awarded, the graduate student will be supported through the duration of the parent grant. The NIH Diversity supplement will allow the student to concentrate on his/her thesis project as he/she will not work as a teaching assistant for the duration of this award.

Dr. Wallace's research interests and potential projects can be found in the Clarkson Biology webpage, https://www.clarkson.edu/node/12366. The main focus of the laboratory is investigation of regulation of the developing intestinal stem cell compartment using the zebrafish model system. We have identified cells that participate in regulation of the mitotic activity of the immature stem cell compartment. These regulatory cells may also play a role in maturation of the stem cell compartment into the adult form.


Interested students should send their CV, personal statement, GRE scores if available, college transcripts, and the name and contact information (email addresses) of two references to kwallace@clarkson.edu ASAP and no later than November 15th 2017.  Early responders are strongly encouraged.  Interested candidates should plan to apply to the IB&B PhD program at Clarkson University.  College seniors are strongly advised to contact Dr. Wallace ASAP if interested in this opportunity.


Kenneth N. Wallace, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biology
Office: Science Center 165
Lab: Science Center 172
Phone: (315) 268-4498
Clarkson University
8 Clarkson Avenue
Potsdam, NY 13676

The Ohio State University Department of Biological Chemistry and Pharmacology is holding a search for a tenure-track Assistant Professor working in the zebrafish model. We are seeking applications from candidates working in neurodegeneration and/or in areas that complement existing departmental strengths in motor neuron disorders, neuromuscular biology, RNA biology, and epigenetics. The successful candidate will have a lab on the same floor as three other zebrafish groups (Sharon Amacher, Christine Beattie, and James Jontes) and will share a newly-renovated fish facility. Please spread the word and share this email with qualified candidates from your lab and/or institution and encourage them to apply. Applications are due next month, by November 15th. Click here for the advertisement posted in Science. Click here to apply. 

Zantiks Ltd, Cambridge

Full-time maternity cover until September 2018 (potential permanent position at end of contract)

Based at the office on the Addenbrookes site, Cambridge, UK

Salary dependent on experience

Closing date: 20 October 2017

 

This is an exciting opportunity for a behavioural scientist who is keen to get away from the bench to help bring innovative solutions to behavioural researchers worldwide, in a role that involves both teaching to, and learning from, the scientific community. Zantiks was founded in 2014, and produces an ever-growing range of equipment that enables researchers to measure animal behaviour simply.

Ideally the candidate will have a first degree in psychology, behavioural neuroscience, biology or another degree that encompasses animal behaviour and preferably will have a PhD (or Masters degree) in behavioural neuroscience or similar. We are also interested in candidates with honours in other disciplines such as science engineering, computer science, and with an interest in behavioural neuroscience / animal behaviour.

With a deep interest in psychology and animal behaviour, the candidate will need to be highly motivated and proactive, computer literate and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have experience in conducting behavioural studies or have experience in programming and statistical analysis.

Daily tasks will require good people skills, strong organisational skills (including project management using a computerised management system), ability to understand customer needs and present technical information clearly.

Part of a small team, initially providing maternity cover, but with the potential for a permanent contract, you will be the lead contact for clients and potential customers, providing pre- and post-sale support and work closely with collaborating labs to ensure the company is up to date on the best use and potential developments required for all aspects of the equipment. The role includes contributing to the support content on the website, including video. Flexibility and willingness to attend local and international conferences to demonstrate the equipment is essential, as is the ability to give technical presentations to groups at scientific conferences and in university departments. The role requires problem solving, equipment testing, as well as providing technical support assistance to clients. The new team member will contribute to researching organisations and individuals online to develop new leads and potential new markets, as well as contacting potential customers via email and phone.

The new team member will work from our Cambridge office.

Applications should include a detailed CV and publication list as well as a brief statement of research experience and interests (maximum 1 page).

The closing date is 20 October 2017

For more information, an informal chat or to apply for the position please contact kate@zantiks.com

The Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR) at the University of Pittsburgh has an opening for an Aquatics Facility Manager (position #0135537).  The position oversees and directs the daily operations and management of the DLAR 10,000 tank aquatics facility including the aquatic housing systems, husbandry practices, and animal care personnel in compliance with applicable regulations, policies, and procedures.

 

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring that institutional policies, DLAR guidance documents, AAALAC and OLAW standards, and other practices applicable to the provision of animal husbandry and care are adhered to at the facility level;
  • The supervision, direction, performance management, and professional development of assigned animal care personnel;
  • Ensuring that aquatic housing systems, mechanical tank washing equipment, and related facility equipment required for the daily provision of animal husbandry and care are functioning properly and maintained in good working condition and repair;
  • Assessing and responding to tank water quality monitoring alarms generated by the SCADA system and communicating the nature and resolution of critical alarms to research personnel;
  • Ensuring that static tank maintenance, feeding of special (non-standard) diets, tank changing procedures, and other procedures performed by research personnel are conducted in accordance with established practices and timelines;
  • Maintaining a standard 80% larvae survivability for wild type zebrafish;
  • Promoting effective communication and collaboration that foster and maintain productive working relationships with other DLAR leaders, investigators and research personnel, the IACUC, EH&S, and other entities involved with the animal care and use program.

 

Relevant education, training, experience, and skills include:

  • Minimum five years of experience in a large, shared zebrafish resource core facility managing the daily operations, supervising personnel, and supporting a variety of customers and research interests;
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities including excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills and the ability to face and resolve conflict;
  • Master’s Degree relevant to the area(s) of responsibility;
  • Certification by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) at the Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) level within 36 months of start date.

 

The review of applications will begin upon receipt and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified and the position is filled.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Interested persons should apply online at https://www.pittsource.com by clicking on “Staff Positions” then entering “Aquatics Facility Manager” under Keywords. 

 

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Research Assistant / Associate, - Ref:1673802 

 

UCL Department / Division

Division of Infection and Immunity

Grades 6-7

Hours Full Time

Salary (inclusive of London allowance) Grade 6B £30,316 - £31,967 per annum; Grade 7 £34,635 - £41,864 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 closely with 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 be competent in molecular and cellular biology techniques including RNA and DNA extraction, qPCR, PCR, cloning and tissue culture. 

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 £30,316 - £31,967 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

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

 

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 15 Oct 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.

Job Description & Person Specification

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the Molofsky Lab in the Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco.  Our lab studies the roles of glial cells in developmental synapse formation with a particular interest in neuropsychiatric diseases including autism and schizophrenia. We seek a highly motivated candidate to spearhead a new project focused on zebrafish synapse development and the role of glial cells, including microglia, in this process. As a result of new funding, the candidate will (in collaboration with local zebrafish labs) have the opportunity to establish this model system in our group and to participate in disease relevant basic research that spans model systems.

The candidate should be passionate about basic science with a demonstrated publication record in a related field (neuroscience, immunology, neuroimmunology, developmental biology). Experience in molecular biology and high resolution imaging is preferred.  The lab is located at the Mission Bay Campus of the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF), among the world class neuroscience community of the San Francisco Bay Area. To apply, please send a brief email describing your interest in the position. Please include a curriculum vitae and names of three references, directed to: Anna Molofsky, MD/PhD anna.molofsky@ucsf.edu  annamolofskylab.org

The Department of Biological Science at Florida State University invites outstanding applications for a tenure-track ASSISTANT PROFESSOR in the broadly-defined area of Developmental Biology. The Department is interested in individuals using any experimental system to understand fundamental developmental processes, including those of biomedical significance. Successful candidates are expected to establish an innovative, extramurally-funded research program and contribute to undergraduate and graduate education. The Department of Biological Science is a diverse and interactive group with 47 tenure-track faculty members, including scientific leaders in developmental genetics, epigenetics, chromosome biology, neuroscience, evolution, cell biology, structural biology and virology. Researchers have access to excellent facilities including a state-of-the-art imaging facility with a Titan Krios electron microscope, confocal live cell imaging and super-resolution 3D-SIM, as well as flow cytometry and mass spectrometry facilities, the Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory.  For information about Florida State University’s Biology Department, visit our website at http://www.bio.fsu.edu.

Submit your application as a single pdf file to http://jobs.fsu.edu (JOB ID 42382). Include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and research & teaching statements. Separately, enter names and contact information of three references who will be contacted by email and provided a system generated link to upload a confidential letter. Review of applications will begin on October 23, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be directed to Prof. James M. Fadool: development.search@bio.fsu.edu.

FSU is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community that is welcoming to all faculty, staff and students. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to fostering and promoting the values of diversity and inclusion. Florida State University is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled and Veteran Employer.

http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf

Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor Faculty Position

Department of Biology

University of Miami, Florida

 

Developmental Biologist:  Applications are invited from outstanding scholars engaged in addressing fundamental questions in any area of developmental biology.  We welcome applications from candidates whose research would complement the existing strengths of our department and would be interested in contributing to cross-campus collaborations with other academic units at the University of Miami. Inquiries should be directed to the Search Chair at devbiosearch@bio.miami.edu.   

To be eligible for this tenure-track appointment at the Assistant/Associate Professor level, successful candidates must hold a PhD, have postdoctoral experience, are expected to develop vigorous, externally funded research programs and to teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels.  More information about the Department and University can be found at http://www.as.miami.edu/biology/.  Applicants should submit a cover letter that includes a description of potential interactions they foresee with faculty in the Department of Biology or other units at the University of Miami, a curriculum vita, two representative publications, a research statement, a teaching statement,  and the names of at least three references online to http://www.as.miami.edu/biology/jobs/

To receive full attention application materials must be received by November 15, 2017.

 

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law.


Postdoctoral position to study Wnt signaling and embryonic cell polarity.

  

An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in the Sergei Sokol laboratory in the Department of Cell, Developmental and Regenerative Biology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, to study Wnt signaling, the centrosome/cilia and cell polarity in Xenopus and zebrafish embryos, and mammalian stem/progenitor cells.  Genome editing and cell imaging analysis will be utilized to study cell polarization and migration during neural tube closure and the links between cell polarity and cell fate specification in the skin and the neural crest.  See the description of our interests at http://research.mssm.edu/sokol/Sokol_lab/ .

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

The Biology Department at the State University of New York at Fredonia has an opening for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level for a developmental biologist beginning in the Fall of 2018. The Biology Department at Fredonia has recently opened a new science center housing advanced molecular research tools including confocal and fluorescent microscopy, cell culture, and microinjection facilities. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in a relevant molecular discipline by August 2018 and have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and advising. Postdoctoral research and teaching experience is expected, expertise in developmental neurobiology is preferred.  Ideal candidates will bring research expertise involving a model organism that lends itself to an active research program involving undergraduate students.  This research program must lead to grant applications and publication in peer reviewed journals.  Instructional responsibilities include courses in first year introductory biology, non-majors courses, upper-level developmental biology, and courses in the candidate's area of expertise.

A review of applications will begin October 16th, 2017 and will continue until filled.

The Department of Biology offers Biology, Molecular Genetics, Biology Adolescence Education, Medical Technology and Exercise Science programs at the undergraduate level, and Master’s degree programs (thesis and non-thesis).  The Biology Department is located in the beautiful Fredonia Science Center which opened in 2014.  In addition to funds for construction, $4.2 million was spent on new scientific equipment for these programs making them some of the best equipped in New York State.

For complete vacancy announcement, position description, qualifications, and to apply, please visit https://fredonia.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=89580

  

Fredonia prides itself on an outstanding workforce. To continually support organizational excellence, the university conducts background screens on applicants.

An Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, Fredonia provides for, and promotes, equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment, without discrimination.

A postdoctoral or senior scientist position is available in the lab of Dr. David Parichy at University of Virginia to continue studies of macrophage–pigment cell interactions required for long-distance signaling during adult pigment pattern formation of zebrafish and related species (e.g., Science 355:1317, 2017; eLife, 4:e12401, 2015). Applicants should have experience with live imaging and modern developmental genetic methods, preferably using zebrafish. More information about the lab can be found at: http://dparichy.as.virginia.edu/. Please send letters of enquiry with CVs and list of references to: dparichy@virginia.edu.

The laboratory of Dr. Katie Kathrein at the University of South Carolina Department of Biological Sciences has an opening for a postdoctoral research fellow.  Our research focuses on understanding how epigenetics and chromatin remodeling regulate stem cell function.  Using the hematopoietic system, we take a multidisciplinary approach to understanding stem cell biology by combining mechanistic experiments in both the zebrafish and mouse model systems with work in human progenitor blood cells for ChIP-seq and RNA-seq. Our overall goals are to find new mechanisms for improving stem cell function and to develop novel therapeutic approaches for cancer treatment. More information can be found here: http://www.biol.sc.edu/faculty/kathrein.

 

Requirements:

We seek a dynamic, responsible, collaborative individual to join our group.  Candidates must have recently obtained a PhD in a related field and have experience in cell and molecular biology techniques.  Experience working with mouse and/or zebrafish model systems is strongly preferred.  Experience with NGS data analysis a plus.  Primary responsibilities include experimental design, execution, analysis, and data presentation in a group setting.  The candidate must be able to work independently and collaboratively.  Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and in accordance with University and NIH guidelines.

 

Please send an email with cover letter to KLK@sc.edu if you are interested in the position.  Please attach a CV or biosketch with contact information for three references.