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A postdoctoral opening is available immediately in the Yin laboratory at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.  Our group collaborates with physicians in the Pediatric Liver Center and geneticists in the Division of Human Genetics to conduct translational research on childhood inherited cholestatic liver diseases.  We use zebrafish and mouse models to study disease pathogenesis, discover causative variants, and develop novel therapeutic strategies.  Projects utilize multidisciplinary approaches: genetics (next generation sequencing, transgenesis, and application of CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing to generate mutants), confocal imaging, chemical screen, bioinformatics, and liver pathophysiology. We also have the unique opportunity to validate experimental findings in patient liver samples.

Details about project areas can be found at:

 

http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/research/divisions/g/gastroenterology/labs/yin/default/

Our recent publication:

 

Ellis JL, Bove KE, Schuetz EG, Leino D, Valencia CA, Schuetz JD, Miethke A, Yin C. Zebrafish abcb11b mutant reveals novel strategies to restore bile excretion impaired by bile salt export pump deficiency. Hepatology. 2018 Apr;67(4):1531-1545. doi: 10.1002/hep.29632. PubMed PMID: 29091294. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29091294)

We seek a highly motivated scientist who is independent, focused, productive, and possesses exceptional skills in cellular/molecular biology and an enthusiasm for learning and developing new techniques. Candidate must hold a recent doctorate in Cell/Developmental Biology, Genetics, or related field, and proficient in spoken and written English. Experiences with zebrafish and rodent models and background in hepatology are desirable, not essential. 

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter detailing research experience and future interests, a Curriculum Vitae, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to:

 

Chunyue Yin, PhD

chunyue.yin@cchmc.org

 

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.  Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.


A postdoctoral position is available IMMEDIATELY in the Laboratory of fish protistology at 

the Institute of Parasitology, Biology Center of Czech Academy of Sciences for a duration

of 2.5 years and potential for prolongation thereafter.  

 

The fellow will join an international research team studying host-pathogen interaction

resulting from the arms race between the myxozoans and the immune system of fish. The

principal aims of the project are the elucidation of mechanisms underlying the development

of specific immunity and the analysis of the evasion strategies employed by the parasite. Our

model is common carp and myxozoan parasite Sphaerospora molnari.

 

Candidates with a Ph.D. or equivalent, with previous experience with animal experimentation,

flow cytometry, immunological assays or cell biology techniques are encouraged to apply.

Preference will be given to candidates who attained their postgraduate degree within

the last 3 years.

 

The Institute of Parasitology is one of the largest European centers of parasitological research,

located in České Budějovice, the capital city of South Bohemia known for its original Budweiser

beer. The city is surrounded by the UNESCO heritage sites of Hluboká nad Vltavou and 

Český Krumlov, and the pristine nature of Bohemian Forest National Park.


For more info send CV and cover letter to Dr. Tomáš Korytář tkorytar@paru.cas.cz


 

        

 

Postdoctoral position available in the Nicolson Lab, at Stanford University School of Medicine (OHNS Department).

We study the molecular basis of hearing and balance in zebrafish with a focus on the development and function of mechanosensory hair cells. We use both forward and reverse genetic approaches to isolate mutants with auditory/vestibular behavioral deficits; to date, the majority of the genes we’ve identified via forward screens are implicated in human deafness. We use a wide range of methods for our projects including molecular, behavioral, and imaging analyses. In addition, co-mentoring by Dr. Tony Ricci is possible to broaden the training experience with electrophysiological recording and imaging techniques.

Desired training/skills for the successful candidate:

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

Please send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to tnicolso@stanford.edu.

 

Recent papers of interest:

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


Erickson, T., Morgan, C., Olt, J., Hardy, K., Busch-Nentwich, E., Maeda, R., Clemens-  Grisham, R.,

Krey, J., Nechiporuk, A., Barr-Gillespie, P., Marcotti, W., and Nicolson, T. (2017) Integration of Tmc1/2

into the mechanotransduction complex is regulated by Transmembrane O-methyltransferase in hair

cells. eLife 6:e28474.

 

Pacentine, I., and Nicolson, T. (2019) Subunits of the mechano-electrical transduction channel, Tmc1/2b, require Tmie to localize in zebrafish sensory hair cells. PLOS Genetics, in press.                                                                                                 



Several post-doctoral fellow positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Xiaolei Xu, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.  The successful applicants will join a team that is leveraging powerful zebrafish genetics to model human cardiovascular diseases, to decipher underlying mechanisms, and to develop new therapies.  Applications are invited from candidates who have a strong background in molecular biology, genetics and/or cardiovascular diseases. Previous experience in cell culture, animal models of human diseases, and/or myofibril mechanics are favored, but not required. Qualified candidates must be self-motivated and have a strong commitment to basic research.  Further enquires (enclosing a CV) regarding the scope and detail of the project should be addressed to: xu.xiaolei@mayo.edu or visit http://mayoresearch.mayo.edu/mayo/research/zebrafish/

 

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine is a not-for-profit organization that integrates research with clinical practices and education in multi-campus environment. Mayo offers an attractive benefit package. Salary will be determined by the successful candidate's experience.

 

Applications, including curriculum vitae and bibliography, summary of past accomplishments, and the names of three references, should be sent to:

 

Xiaolei Xu, PhD.

Mayo Clinic

Stabile 4-10

200 First Street SW

Rochester, MN USA 55905

 

Email: xu.xiaolei@mayo.edu

Phone number: 507-284-0685

We are seeking an outstanding postdoctoral candidate to join the Yeh Laboratory at Texas A&M University in College Station.  Our group uses interdisciplinary and quantitative approaches to study the molecular and cellular basis of embryonic development, with specific focus on brain development.  In this context, we are interested in understanding how complex multi-enhancer regulatory landscapes interact with gene promoters through the application of super-resolution, live cell imaging.  A particular strength of the lab is the development of custom, state-of-the-art microscopy systems for applications in the life sciences. 

 

The candidate will be independent, creative, motivated, and able to work collaboratively with a group of researchers with expertise in microscopy, physics, and developmental biology.  A PhD in the biological sciences (or related fields) with at least 3 years of laboratory research experience in zebrafish developmental biology is required.  Experience with quantitative imaging, 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, based upon good performance of the candidate and availability of funds.  Salary will be competitive and dependent on the level of experience of the candidate. Applications submitted before March 8, 2019, will receive full consideration, but the position will remain open until filled.

 

Applicants should provide,

·         cover letter describing research interests and career goals,

·         CV,

·         letters of recommendation from at least two references.

 

Applications should be submitted to Alvin Yeh, ayeh@tamu.edu

Research Associate 1 MS

53436BR

 

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

 

General Purpose:  

Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, assist in research projects that use a zebrafish model system to study the function of genes associated with autism. Position duties require conducting research, working with the Principal Investigator to plan, design and perform experiments. Experimental duties include performing molecular biology techniques, immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, and zebrafish microinjection as well as general lab maintenance, including organizing databases, placing orders, maintaining stock solutions, ensuring lab equipment is functioning properly, and maintaining updated safety and animal regulatory protocols. Assist in maintenance of zebrafish facility and monitor water quality and fish health. Breed and genotype zebrafish to maintain genetic lines and maintain a detailed record of zebrafish lines.

 

Required Education and Experience: 

Master’s Degree in a scientific discipline and one year experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability and ability with animal husbandry and maintenance.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in molecular biology, including cloning, PCR, in-vitro transcription, western blotting, immunohistochemistry.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Enthusiastic, highly motivated, strong work ethic, excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, and ability to work independently
  • Preferred Education and Experience: 3 or more years of experience. Ability to lead and provide oversight in a lab setting. Prior experience with zebrafish.

 

Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at https://bit.ly/2RodQe8.  Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.

 

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

The Department of Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Bath is advertising a Lectureship (Assistant Professorship)/Senior Lectureship/Readership (Associate Professorship) in Biomedical Genetics. Please note that we are especially interested in those using zebrafish or medaka models. 

 

For details, please see:
http://www.bath.ac.uk/jobs/Vacancy.aspx?ref=CC6474

For further information, please contact Robert Kelsh (bssrnk@bath.ac.uk) or David Tosh (d.tosh@bath.ac.uk).

Date: 09.11.2018

Location: Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Lisbon, Portugal

Employer: Champalimaud Foundation

Job type: Full Time

Position: Faculty

Application deadline: 22.02.2019

 

The Champalimaud Foundation (CF) invites applications for a Group Leader to incept a novel research programme – integrative physiology and cancer - by joining a dynamic and highly collaborative international research institute in Lisbon, Portugal. 

 

We are particularly interested in applications from candidates who demonstrate innovative, risk-taking and ambitious research, combining experimental and theoretical approaches and using advanced techniques to elucidate the biology of cancer and metastasis. 

 

Profile

  • Established (R3) or Leading (R4) Researcher profile according to the European Framework for Research Careers.
  • Innovative research theme(s) focused on physiology & cancer.
  • Solid international reputation in physiology & cancer.
  • Significant international experience and a network of established collaborations.
  • Sound expertise in research and team management, including a proven track record of securing and managing competitive funding and international R&D teams.

 

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Ability to make significant contributions to the research field.
  • Availability to support the strategic implementation of the institutional structural changes necessary to achieve excellence on a sustainable basis.
  • Capacity to act as a professional role model for others and willingness to support advanced training and mentoring initiatives.
  • Willingness to bridge fundamental and clinical research, through internal and external R&D collaborations.

 

Offered Conditions

  • Rolling tenure track position with initial appointment of 5-years (renewal subject to the peer-reviewed process currently in place for all CF Research Group Leaders).
  • Internationally competitive remuneration package, commensurate with experience.
  • Additional benefits, including generous start-up package for equipment, running costs for consumables and reagents and adequate laboratory space.
  • Independence to establish and manage their research team, to make appropriate resource allocation decisions, supervise team members and freely apply for research funding.
  • Financial support for hiring experienced research team.
  • Access to the recruitment of PhD students enrolled in the CF Research International Doctoral Programme and in the new MD/ PhD programme to be incepted during QuantOCancer implementation.
  • Access to the Centre’s world-class facilities for clinical and fundamental research including platforms for advanced microscopy, flow cytometry, ultra-high field magnetic resonance imaging, and facilities for a range of model organisms (Drosophila, Zebrafish and mice). 

 

About Us

Research is at the heart of the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, a modern research and clinical facility situated on the waterfront in Lisbon, Portugal. Champalimaud Research comprises a team of over 200 scientists from around the world with foci in neuroscience and cancer research. English is the official language of the Centre. Lisbon’s sunny Atlantic-Mediterranean climate, vibrant culture and high quality of life make this a great place to live and work. 

 

About the Project

The selected candidate will be recruited as ERA Chair holder for the recently awarded 2.5 M EUR 5-year Horizon 2020 ERA Chair QuantOCancer project – “Leveraging the unique organismic approach to health and disease of the Champalimaud Foundation (CF) through the inception of a quantitative biomedicine research programme focused on cancer”. The ERA Chair holder is expected to support the implementation of QuantOCancer in collaboration with the coordination and management team. QuantOCancer project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 810653. 

 

How to apply

Applicants are invited to complete the online application form available here, uploading (in pdf form): 

  • Biosketch.
  • Motivation letter stating research interests and describing how the candidate foresees their impact in the future of the CF Research Programme, highlighting expected collaborations.
  • List detailing: 

-        Selected peer-reviewed publications (highlighting the specific contributions made to the research field)

-        Relevant secured research funding

-        Patents and reference to innovation-related activities

-        Advanced training and mentoring responsibilities. 

  • Contact details for 3-5 individuals (referees) who can provide recommendation letters.  

 

Informal inquiries should be addressed to careers@research.fchampalimaud.org with subject ERA Chair – YOUR LAST NAME

 

Selection Process

All applications will be treated in full confidentiality. 

 

Once your application is submitted you will receive a non-automated confirmation email within 7 days. If you do not receive this email, please contact CF Research Careers at careers@research.fchampalimaud.org

 

The selection process will be conducted in 2-stages, with an initial selection of the candidates based on the submitted applications, followed by on-site interviews (or through videoconference, if necessary) with short-listed candidates. Candidates will be evaluated against three main criteria: i) scientific leadership; ii) academic track-record and iii) translation and innovation activities, by a nominated search and selection committee including CF Research Directors. 

 

All applicants will be informed on the final outcome of the recruitment process. 

 

Expected starting date: June 2019. 

 

Non-discrimination and equal access policy

The Champalimaud Foundation actively promotes a policy of non-discrimination and equal access, so that no candidate can be privileged, benefited, harmed or deprived of any right, on basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, economic situation, education, social origin or condition, genetic heritage, reduced working capacity, disability, chronic illness, nationality, race, territory of origin, language, religion, political or ideological convictions, and trade union membership. 


The Scientific Project Manager is a non-tenure track position at Yale University within the Zebrafish Phenotypic Core for Precision Medicine. The Project Manager will provide support and/or assistance to ensure successful experiments by Yale and non-Yale Investigators using zebrafish models in their research programs. An independent research space will be provided with a fully equipped and managed zebrafish facility.

The Core offers both “assisted” services, i.e., Project Manager leads the project for the Investigator, and “unassisted” services, i.e., Project Manager assists Investigators who have experience with zebrafish models with their projects


Major Responsibilities

  • Project Management
  • Proficiency in designing and leading scientific projects, including project scope, study design, implementing the experimental plan/protocol, troubleshooting, and data analysis/reporting
  • Identify issues and work with and/or assist team member(s) to resolve issues affecting project scope, quality, effort, risk and timelines
  • Strong managerial skills, including mentoring less experienced Investigators, coordinating personal efforts, organizing and leading multidisciplinary teams, ensuring quality work, ensuring all required compliance requirements and standards are maintained, and meeting project deadlines, all with the goal of minimizing experimental failures and achieving timely project completion with strong scientific outcomes
  • “Assist” Services: Conduct a study for an Investigator, starting with assistance from study design through data analysis/reporting
  • Core Projects Oversight
  • Coordinate and be accountable for multiple tasks and/or projects in progress simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently and with multidisciplinary teams
  • Organize and hold regularly scheduled project team meetings
  • Core Operations Oversight
  • Maintain appropriate and required financial records and generate reports as requested
  • Participate in the Core’s ongoing development, including marketing of services, proposals for Core improvements, and staying abreast of technical and scientific advancements in the zebrafish field

Qualifications

  • PhD and postdoctoral experience in a scientific field(s) related to zebrafish biology
  • First author publications related to zebrafish projects are preferred
  • Excellent technical skills, including maintenance of zebrafish colonies, phenotypic analysis of zebrafish embryos and/or adults, microscopy (conventional confocal, two photon or light sheets analysis), gene editing strategies (transgenesis, gene knockin-knockout).
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills as needed to perform responsibilities listed above
  • Excellent written and verbal skills


If interested, please contact Stefania Nicoli (Stefania.Nicoli@Yale.edu) or Pat Preisig (Patricia.Preisig@Yale.edu) to obtain an application and instructions for submitting references

The Department of BioMolecular Sciences at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS is seeking a Research Associate to assist in our investigations of characterizing the transcriptomic and epigenetic changes associated with preconceptional exposure to the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, benzo[a]pyrene using a zebrafish model and will assess phenotypic alterations caused by exposures and mechanistically link the adverse outcomes with targeted and global transcriptomic analyses. For more information about our research, please see our website (http://home.olemiss.edu/~kwillett/). As a Research Associate, you will have the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of the research and publication process, from experimental design to data analysis and publication.

Duties may involve conducting developmental experiments, analyzing imaging, zebrafish husbandry, and training undergraduate laboratory members. The candidate will work closely with and report directly to Dr. Willett. Anticipated start date is as soon as possible. Apply at careers.olemiss.edu

Minimum Qualifications

Education:  Bachelor’s degree in Science or related field.

The Seyfried lab at the Institute of Biochemistry and Biology at the University of Potsdam invites applications for the V.A.Cure MARIE Skłodowska-CURIE Actions Innovative Training Network (ITN)- founded position for a

PhD student

The aim of this international training network is to study the molecular mechanisms involved in diseases that are causing vascular anomalies. In our lab, we use genetic disease models in the zebrafish embryo, which has a relatively simple cardiovascular system compared with its mammalian counterparts. This will allow us to characterize pathological signaling events that are involved in vascular malformations. We would like to understand: What are the pathological signals that cause the abnormal morphogenesis of blood vessels? To what extent does the molecular identity of different vascular beds modify the progression towards a pathological state? How do endothelial cell behaviors change in response to pathological signaling? Can we use pharmacological screens to identify substances that suppress pathological vascular signaling? 

 

Within the V.A.Cure MARIE Skłodowska-CURIE Innovative Training Network (starting date is March 2019), we will tightly collaborate with clinical researchers, basic research teams, and with pharmaceutical/ biotechnology companies. The curriculum will involve external placements in different research labs and provide annual training courses that will take place in Brussels, Grenoble, Oulu, Stockholm, and Potsdam/Berlin. Our lab is embedded within the Potsdam/Berlin biomedical research arena with many collaboration partners on campus and within the vicinity. Our group consists of an interactive, dynamic, and international research team.

Training will involve: 

  • State-of-the-art technologies including next-generation sequencing
  • CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing to generate zebrafish models of human pathologies
  • Pharmacological suppression screens
  • Confocal and light sheet microscopy
  • Working in a large and modern zebrafish facility

We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic applicants (m/f/d) with experience in molecular biology, cell biology, or developmental biology/genetics. We expect excellent communications skills in English. The position is initially available for three years (40 hours/week) with the possibility of an extension.  

More information about the Seyfried lab can be found at (https://www.uni-potsdam.de/ibb-zoophysiologie/index.html)

 

 

Please, send your application including your current CV, research interests, and contact information for three references to Prof. Dr. Salim Seyfried (salim.seyfried@uni-potsdam.de).

Join The Winning Team…Team SoBran - We are an industry leader in designing professional animal care programs, managing animal facilities, and providing high quality technical support for laboratory animal research projects. At SoBran, we care about people. SoBran's success hinges on our employees. We maintain a professional environment and ensure that our people have the tools and training to achieve; and opportunities for learning and advancement. Our employees' individual talents contribute to our success! We thank you for your interest in SoBran.  

SoBran, Inc. is seeking a Project Manager IV for proposed efforts in Bethesda, MD.

Overview:  Responsible for all activities required to operate and maintain an animal care and use program and services as directed by the National Institute of Health (NIH) client and SoBran policies and procedures.

Description of Duties:  (Job descriptions are subject to change to reflect duties and responsibilities.)

Qualifications:

  1. Supervise, manage, train and direct the day to day tasks for a team of up to 130 personnel.
  2. Evaluate and determine training needs, facility infrastructure and operational concerns, and quality of work.
  3. Determine proficiency of the animal care, cagewash staff and support staff and adjust or refine to meet the requirements.
  4. Assess workloads and distribute duties among the staff.
  5. Identify and correct potential facility problems.
  6. Create, maintain, and participate in weekend and holiday work schedules.
  7. Use Microsoft computer software to create and maintain reports and forms for communication between multiple stakeholders and working groups.
  8. Train, maintain, and report on occupational health and safety programs established by the client and SoBran policy and procedures.
  9. Apply specialized knowledge and skill in support of multiple species, transgenic models, biohazards, critical care, and surgery as it pertains to technical, husbandry, care and housing requirements.
  10. Assist investigators with protocol requirements such as equipment needs, special husbandry considerations.
  11. Train, mentor and assess managers and supervisors to include supervision, communication between and within individual tasks requirements and the project officers.
  12. Assist with recruiting and interviewing, develop and implement retention methods and performance management of employees.
  13. Create action plans to manage multiple tasks, provide multiple managers with the proper resources to perform, report and submit required contract documentation to maintain task specific requirements.
  14. Assist in personnel matters in collaboration with supervisory staff to include disciplinary issues.
  15. Evaluate operation productivity and enhance progress, provide continual improvement opportunities.
  16. Present and analyze budgets.
  17. Assist in the creation/revision of SOP’s with contract and Government personnel.
  18. Assist in the development and maintenance of relationships with representatives of government, research, and contract personnel in order to coordinate activities and assist in investigations into matters concerning quality and client complaints.

Requirements: 

  1. B.S. degree in animal science, biology or similar discipline required. Can substitute CMAR certification in lieu of B.S degree.
  2. More than 6 years of experience as an Animal Facility Manager with multiple species and managing multiple labor categories inclusive of supervisory positions per labor group ie. technical, husbandry, administrative, and cagewash.
  3. Applied knowledge of:
    1. Lab animal species and behavior for rodents, rabbits, new and old world non-human primates, swine and zebra fish to include medical terminology, technical and husbandry procedures, and be familiar with Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).
    2. Operations, management and facility maintenance of AAALAC accredited facilities.
    3. Administrative management, human resources and recruiting.
  4. Relevant experience in:
    1. Coordinating and managing resources across tasks.
    2. Managing and supervising multiple and complex labor categories during regular, alternative, and overtime working hours.
    3. Performing QA/QC of multiple facilities and SOP compliance. 
    4. Assisting with the design, plan and organization of disaster preparedness documentation, emergency procedures for government closures.
    5. Setting, adjusting, reporting and monitoring performance goals and standards for all positions in support of the client’s animal care program such as animal health, husbandry, cagewash, research specialists, trainers, veterinarians, drivers, administrative office, and human resources personnel.
  5. Ability to work with various software programs (MS Word, Excel, email, Access, etc.)

To apply, please click on the following link to complete our on-line application process:  http://bit.ly/2SYc0m2

Our commitment

SoBran, is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

 

Join the Winning Team…Team SoBran - We are an industry leader in designing professional animal care programs, managing animal facilities, and providing high quality technical support for laboratory animal research projects. At SoBran, we care about people. SoBran's success hinges on our employees. We maintain a professional environment and ensure that our people have the tools and training to achieve; and opportunities for learning and advancement. Our employees' individual talents contribute to our success! We thank you for your interest in SoBran.  

SoBran, Inc. is seeking an Aquatics Specialist V (proposed effort) to serve at our Bethesda, Maryland location. 

OVERVIEW:  Provide animal husbandry to aquatic species such as fish, frogs, and any other aquatic or semi-aquatic species that may be utilized in biomedical research. Duties include maintaining housing systems, performing basic water quality tests, room sanitation and maintaining detailed records.  Provide technical services to include maintaining all aquatic support equipment, schedules, stocks, and maintains all aquatics facilities.  Responsible for completing assigned duties according to established procedures, guidelines, and instructions.

Primary duties may include the following: 

  1. Provide aquatic program oversight and development
  2. Identifies and reports abnormalities of aquatic animal species to Facility Veterinarian
  3. Applies aquatic terminology in all methods of communication
  4. Obtain samples from aquatic species and tank systems
  5. Safely and correctly handles and restrains animals for observation and/or minor procedures
  6. Maintains all aquatic support equipment and associated support areas
  7. Maintains all aquatic holding areas in clean condition without risk to the research animals housed there
  8. Cares for animals according to SOPs and ILAR Guide standards
  9. Assist with introduction of new species, systems, techniques, and management of aquatic areas
  10. Identifies, documents, and reports any environmental abnormalities
  11. Maintains all water holding systems
  12. Correct all water quality problems per Facility Veterinarian
  13. Effectively troubleshoots system problems
  14. Recognizes various parasites, abnormal clinical chemistry values, and abnormal behavior(s) of animals, correctly notifying the veterinarian immediately.
  15. Ability to apply experience and/or knowledge to:
    1. Provide basic entries in scientific records
    2. Understand basic aquatic water chemistry
    3. Identify similarities and differences of types of aquatic holding systems
    4. Create proficient electronic mail
    5. Accurately perform all in-house water quality tests
    6. Work independently
    7. Use good written/oral communication skills
    8. Mentor subordinate staff

 

 

Qualifications: 

  1. BS degree in biological sciences
  2. LATG certification
  3. 4 years of experience working with aquatic species required, preferably at least 2 species, one being zebra fish
  4. Shall have background knowledge of working with animals in biomedical research

To apply, please click on the following link to complete our on-line application process:  http://bit.ly/2SYTfyG

 

Our commitment

SoBran, is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

 

Join the Winning Team…Team SoBran - We are an industry leader in designing professional animal care programs, managing animal facilities, and providing high quality technical support for laboratory animal research projects. At SoBran, we care about people. SoBran's success hinges on our employees. We maintain a professional environment and ensure that our people have the tools and training to achieve; and opportunities for learning and advancement. Our employees' individual talents contribute to our success! We thank you for your interest in SoBran.  

SoBran, Inc. is seeking an Aquatics Specialist II (proposed effort) to serve at our facility in Bethesda, M

OVERVIEW:  Provide animal husbandry to aquatic species such as fish, sea urchins, frogs, and any other aquatic or semi-aquatic species that may be utilized in biomedical research. Duties include maintaining housing systems, performing basic water quality tests, room sanitation and maintaining detailed records.   Provide technical services to include maintaining all aquatic support equipment, schedules, stocks, and maintains all aquatics facilities.  Responsible for completing assigned duties according to established procedures, guidelines, and instructions.

Primary duties may include the following: 

  1. Identifies and reports abnormalities of aquatic animal species to Facility Veterinarian
  2. Applies aquatic terminology in all methods of communication
  3. Safely and correctly handles and restrains animals for observation and/or minor procedures
  4. Maintains all aquatic support equipment and associated support areas
  5. Maintains all aquatic holding areas in clean condition without risk to the research animals housed there
  6. Cares for animals according to SOPs and ILAR Guide standards
  7. Identifies, documents, and reports any environmental abnormalities
  8. Maintains all water holding systems
  9. Effectively troubleshoots system problems
  10. Recognizes various parasites, abnormal clinical chemistry values, and abnormal behavior(s) of animals, correctly notifying the veterinarian immediately.
  11. Ability to apply experience and/or knowledge to:
    1. Provide basic entries in scientific records
    2. Understand basic aquatic water chemistry
    3. Identify similarities and differences of types of aquatic holding systems
    4. Create proficient electronic mail
    5. Accurately perform all in-house water quality tests
    6. Work independently
    7. Use good written/oral communication skills
    8. Mentor subordinate staff

Qualifications

  1. BS degree in biological sciences preferred
  2. LAT certification within six (6) months of eligibility
  3. One (1) year experience working with aquatic species required, preferably at least 2 species, one being zebra fish
  4. Shall have background knowledge of working with animals in biomedical research

To apply, please click on the following link to complete our on-line application process: 

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There is a vacancy for a PhD position in molecular biology at the Department of Biological Science (BIO). The position is part of the project “Investigation of algal toxins in regulating stress granule formation and cell survival via the neurodegenerative disease associated factor DJ-1”. The position is for a fixed-term period of 3 years with the possibility of a 4th year with compulsory other work (e.g. teaching duties at the department). The position is financed by the University of Bergen (UiB).

About the project/work tasks
β-N-methylamino- Lalanine (BMAA) is a stress-inducing toxin, in which neurotoxicity is protected by the multifunctional protein DJ-1. BMAA is produced by cyanobacteria and dinoflagellates worldwide, and has been suggested to be an environmental risk factor in the development of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). DJ-1 was recently shown to co-localize with stress granules. Stress granules are pro-survival protective structures that assemble in response to a variety of environmental stresses and disassemble after the stress has resolved. The doctoral fellow will focus on understanding the cellular mechanism(s) of BMAA neurotoxicity, how this relates to known ALS pathology, and how DJ-1 inhibits neurotoxicity. Experiments will be performed in cell lines and zebrafish to determine stress granule formation in response to BMAA. The project will provide training in a multidisciplinary environment, developing skills in cell biology, molecular biology, zebrafish transgenesis and bioinformatics. Prof. KE Fladmark will be the main supervisor and Ass prof. S-N Grellscheid, and Prof. L Ebbesson will be co-supervisors for the project.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

 *   Applicants must hold a master's degree or the equivalent in molecular biology, or must have submitted his/her master's thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the master's degree has been awarded.
 *   Experience with molecular neurobiology, CRISPR/cas9 methodology, zebrafish work or live imaging is an advantage.
 *   Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner, and demonstrate good collaborative skills.
 *   Applicants must be proficient in both written and oral English.



Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates.


About the PhD position

The fellowship will be for a period of 3 years, with the possibility for a 4th year, consisting of 25 % compulsory work (e.g. teaching responsibilities at the department) distributed across the employment period. The 4th year is contingent on the qualifications of the candidate and the teaching needs of the department, and will be decided upon appointment.



About the research training

As a PhD candidate, you must participate in an approved educational programme for a PhD degree within a period of 3 years. A final plan for the implementation of the research training must be approved by the faculty within three months after you have commenced in the position. It is a condition that you satisfy the enrolment requirements for the PhD programme<http://www.uib.no/en/matnat/52899/admission-doctoral-education-faculty-mathematics-and-natural-sciences> at the University of Bergen.



We can offer:

 *   a good and professionally challenging working environment
 *   salary at pay grade 51 (Code 1017/Pay range 20, alternative 9) in the state salary scale. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 449 400. Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position.
 *   enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
 *   a position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise)
 *   good welfare benefits



Your application must include:

 *   a brief account of the applicant's research interests and competence in methodology.
 *   a letter of motivation for the project
 *   the names and contact information for two referees. One of these should be the main advisor for the master's thesis or equivalent thesis
 *   CV
 *   transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor's and master's degrees, or official confirmation that the master's thesis has been submitted
 *   relevant certificates/references
 *   a list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list)
 *   any publications in your name



The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge.



General information

For further details about the position, please contact Prof. Kari Espolin Fladmark, Department of Biological Science, phone: +47 55 584514.



The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

Further information about the employment process can be found here<http://www.uib.no/en/hr/74459/appointment-process>.