Blog

ERA Chairs Group Leader position

at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw, Poland

The International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw (IIMCB) invites applications for the position of a Group Leader with a planned starting date in November 2019.

IIMCB provides stimulating and interdisciplinary research environment and opportunities of the large biomedical campus with the possibilities of selecting PhD students and postdoctoral scientists from leading Polish academic institutions. The Institute is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, has excellent core facilities and supportive administration, including a grant office. IIMCB benefits from numerous generous funding schemes for basic research through grants from international and national sources (www.iimcb.gov.pl/en/research/grants).

We are searching for a Group Leader, an excellent mid-career investigator with a PhD degree, outstanding and transformative research accomplishments and demonstrated leadership experience. The successful candidate should be conducting high-level research that would expand and build on the existing strengths of the Institute in the fields of intracellular trafficking, mTOR pathways, calcium and iron homeostasis, DNA repair and modification, RNA structure-function relationships, and gene regulation during embryonic development. Moreover, he/she is also expected to develop new research ideas and provide intellectual leadership in building the IIMCB renown on the international scene.

The position is funded through the H2020 ERA Chairs project recently obtained by IIMCB.

 

IIMCB offers:

  • Group Leader position (professorial level) on an initially 5-year appointment with the possibility of extension, subject to external merit-based evaluation
  • Research independence
  • Highly competitive salaries for the PI and his/her team members
  • Start-up funds
  • Laboratory space and unlimited access to cutting-edge equipment
  • Support in applications for additional grant funding
  • Full technical, administrative and organizational support from professional English-speaking personnel

 

Applications should include:

  • a cover letter explaining reasons for the application
  • a Curriculum Vitae including a list of publications and grants
  • a statement of scientific achievements (up to 1 page)
  • a summary of the applicant’s future research plans (2 pages)
  • contact details of two academic reference persons
  • copies of three most important papers

 

Please include the following statement in your application: “I hereby agree to the processing of my personal data, included in the application documents by the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw, 4 Ks. Trojdena Str., 02-109 Warsaw, for the purpose of carrying out the current recruitment process.” Your personal data will be processed for the purpose of the recruitment procedure by the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw. Full information is available under the link https://www.iimcb.gov.pl/pl/information-clause

 

Deadline for applications is October 31st, 2018. Applications should be submitted by e-mail to ERAChairs@iimcb.gov.pl. Specific inquiries can be addressed directly to Marcin Nowotny, PhD, Head of Laboratory of Protein Structure, mnowotny@iimcb.gov.pl

This competition is supported by the project entitled: MOlecular Signaling in Health and Disease - Interdisciplinary Centre of Excellence, acronim: MOSaIC under the H2020 ERA Chairs program.

 

 

The Braasch Lab (aka Fish EvoDevoGeno Lab) in the Integrative Biology Department at Michigan State University (MSU IBIO) is looking to fill an immediate opening for a lab manager/research lab technician position. We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated, and responsible individual to join our research team that use different fish species as model organisms to study the genomic basis of vertebrate development, evolution, and disease.

 

The Braasch Lab focuses on genomic and developmental changes that contribute to major transitions during the course of vertebrate evolution and studies evolutionary novelties at the levels of genome structure, gene family evolution, and gene regulation. We combine comparative genomics with analyses of molecular evolution and functional genetic and developmental approaches using a variety of fishes as our model systems (zebrafish, medaka, spotted gar, killifishes, and others)

 

The ideal candidate will be expected to work as both lab manager (~50% time commitment) and research technician (~50%) and perform and document a variety of tasks in a timely, accurate and detailed manner, meet with the PI Ingo Braasch 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, next-generation sequencing, and developmental biology 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.

 

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. Salary commensurate with experience. 

 

 

MSU IBIO has a strong research commitment to vertebrate biology with a highly collaborative community of groups working on fish evolution, genomics, development, population genetics, neuroscience, behavior, ecology, and conservation, allowing for vibrant exchange among fields, methods and model systems.

 

For details and to apply, please go to http://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/job/500081/research-technologist-i. The posting number is 538133.

 

Closing date for applying to this position is October 16, 2018.

 

For questions related to this job posting, please email Ingo Braasch (braasch@msu.edu).

 

Follow us on twitter: @fishevodevogeno

Project

A glioblastoma zebrafish model to understand the molecular mechanisms underpinning the growth and invasiveness of brain cancers


Introduction

Glioblastoma multiforme is the most common and deadliest form of brain cancer and is highly resistant to therapeutic strategies. Glioblastomas are known to contain a high number of microglia/macrophages. This microglial/macrophage invasion supports tumour growth and the infiltration of surrounding brain tissue by glioma cells. Importantly, the presence of macrophages/microglia positively correlates with glioma grade and prognosis. However, the exact nature of microglia/macrophage-glioma interactions is not well understood but our experimental design provides a unique opportunity to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms that promote malignant glioma growth.

In this project we will establish the first zebrafish model in Australia to study glioblastoma growth and invasiveness in real-time in the living brain. Our team has established a collaboration with the University of Edinburgh to study microglia-brain tumour cell interactions in vivo in the larval zebrafish brain. We will be using state-of-the-art fluorescent labelling and visualisation techniques that allow us to track tumour progression and the impact of microglia to regulate that process. Targeting these microglia interactions may provide future therapeutic interventions to delay or even halt the progression of the tumour. In addition, our experimental system will provide unique insights into how microglia precursors may be used as a non-invasive route of access to the brain.


Hypothesis

Microglia and macrophages that have colonised the glioblastoma display pro-tumoral characteristics and interfering with the activation profile of these cells may delay tumour progression.



Outcome

We will establish the first glioblastoma model in zebrafish in Australia to test how microglia interact with human brain cancer cell lines. We hypothesize that manipulating microglia-tumour interactions will affect tumour progression. Understanding microglia-glioblastoma interactions will provide important insights into glioblastoma pathogenesis.


Candidate

We are seeking a highly motivated PhD candidate with either experience in zebrafish or cancer research. 

The project is established in collaboration with Prof Helen Rizos, Macquarie University and may involve a lab visit in Edinburgh, Scotland.


Contact

Information about yourself should include your CV and a description of scientific interests and your motivation.

Please send your details to 

Marco Morsch <marco.morsch@mq.edu.au> or Manuel Graeber <manuel.graeber@sydney.edu.au>

https://researchers.mq.edu.au/en/persons/marco-morsch

http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/people/academics/profiles/manuel.graeber.php


 

A postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Dr. John F. Rawls in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology and the Duke Microbiome Center at the Duke University School of Medicine to study the mechanisms by which microbiome and nutrients contribute to digestive diseases and gut-brain signaling using zebrafish models.  This position will be supervised and mentored by Dr. Rawls in collaboration with Dr. Steven Farber (Department of Embryology, Carnegie Institution) and Dr. Rodger Liddle (Department of Medicine - Division of Gastroenterology, Duke University).

 

Competitive candidates will have a Ph.D. and/or M.D., a strong record of research accomplishment and productivity, and experience in at least one of the following areas:

-Bacterial genetics, physiology, or ecology;

-Animal digestive physiology, endocrinology, neurobiology, or developmental biology

 

Lab websites:

Rawls lab: https://sites.duke.edu/rawlslab/

Farber lab: https://emb.carnegiescience.edu/science/faculty/steven-farber

Liddle lab: https://medicine.duke.edu/divisions/gastroenterology/research/basic-and-translational-research/liddle-laboratory

 

Application portal:

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12281

 

Submit the following items online at the website above to complete your application before 11 November, 2018:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Statement (3 pages max)
  • Publication List 
  • Three References (no actual letters, just names and email addresses 


Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

 

A fully-funded postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Fumi Kubo (https://www.nig.ac.jp/nig/research/organization-top/organization/kubo) at National Institute of Genetics in Mishima, Japan. Our newly established group is interested in neural circuit that transforms visual motion information into goal-directed behavior. We aim to understand the underlying mechanisms at cellular and network levels using zebrafish as a model organism. Our lab takes multi-disciplinary approaches that combine behavioral, genetic and optic techniques (please see Kubo et al., Neuron, 2014, Förster et al., Sci Rep., 2017, Förster et al., Methods., 2018).

Successful candidate will investigate the role of visual motion in generating behavior. Applicants should have a PhD in Neuroscience or related field, be highly motivated, and have strong analytical and communication skills. Candidates with backgrounds in in vivo calcium imaging and/or programming skills are particularly encouraged to apply. Previous experiences working with the zebrafish model are preferred, but not required.

Salaries are determined according to the institute’s guideline. The contract is annually renewed based on evaluations (until November 2022). The National Institute of Genetics also hosts the lab of Koichi Kawakami and offers collabortaive research environment.

To apply, please email a PDF file containing the following materials to Fumi Kubo (fumikubo@nig.ac.jp).
1) CV, including a list of publications and contact information for 2‐3 references
2) Cover letter describing previous research, research interests and career goals

For more information, please contact at fumikbo@nig.ac.jp.


Fumi Kubo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Systems Neuroscience lab
National Institute of Genetics
Japan

fumikubo@nig.ac.jp
http://kubolab.jp/wp/en/


The Department of Genetics at the Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing in Warsaw is seeking a candidate for a post-doctoral research assistant position in the framework of SONATA BIS6 project „Integrating whole genome sequencing and zebrafish functional studies to uncover new molecular basis of autosomal dominant hearing loss” funded by the National Science Center, Poland.

Research objectives:

Autosomal dominant hearing loss (ADHL) is the second most common form of hereditary hearing loss (HL) and detection rate of causative mutation reaches approximately 65%. This suggests that performing extensive genetic testing, based on high-throughput DNA sequencing on families with ADHL may lead to a discovery of novel disease genes. To determine the function of the newly identified genes/alleles in the development of the auditory organ we will use a zebrafish model system, which is a valuable animal model for studying development and function of the vertebrate inner ear. We will analyze hearing defects by investigating the morphology of the auditory system and use a range of behavioral studies testing the hearing responses and balance dependent on function of the hearing apparatus. The main purpose of the project is to detect novel molecular basis of ADHL and to implement the zebrafish animal model to dissect the underlying mechanism of action of the newly discovered genes and alleles. 

Requirements:

  1. PhD degree in biological, medical or other related fields obtained no longer than 7 years prior to employment in the project 
  2. experience in laboratory work in the field of genetics and molecular biology; experience in animal studies, in particular on the zebrafish model is highly desirable
  3. scientific achievements documented by publications in international journals from the JRC list
  4. high motivation for scientific work documented by scientific activities, e.g. participation in conferences, courses, obtained scholarships, grants, patents, awards, distinctions, participation in scientific exchange with other institutions
  5. proficiency in English (spoken and written)
  6. ability to present research results
  7. conscientiousness, accuracy and good organizational skills
  8. communicativeness and ability to work in a team

 

Candidate responsibilities:

Person employed at this position will conduct research tasks of the SONATA BIS6 project No. 2016/22/E/NZ5/00470 entitled "Integrating whole genome sequencing and zebrafish functional studies to uncover new molecular basis of autosomal dominant hearing loss". As part of the project, the post-doc will be required to thoroughly analyze the literature and data available in different databases, carry out next-generation sequencing (NGS) and functional experiments on a zebrafish model. The post-doc will be also obliged to analyze and present the results and prepare scientific papers.

 

Appointment terms:

• Full-time; time-definite employment (38 months)

• Gross salary 5900 PLN/month;

• Application deadline is November 5th, 2018.

 

Application should contain:

  1. motivation letter with description of scientific interests
  2. CV with a list of scientific, didactic and organizational achievements (publications, conferences, workshops, etc.)
  3. copies of a PhD degree diploma and higher education diploma
  4. at least one recommendation letter 
  5. statement of consent to the processing of personal data: “I hereby agree to the processing of my personal data, included in the application documents by the Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing in Warsaw, 10 M. Mochnackiego Str., 02-042 Warsaw, for the purpose of carrying out the current recruitment process”

Modes of submitting applications:

Application documents should be sent by regular mail to the Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing 10 M. Mochnackiego Street; 02-042 Warsaw, Poland. Please label your application with the following headword: “Competition for a post-doc position at the Department of Genetics IFPS". Documents should include the applicant’s name, mailing address and telephone number. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Applications will be evaluated by the recruitment committee headed by the project principal investigator – Monika Ołdak MD, PhD. Only selected candidates will be invited for an interview.

Questions regarding the recruitment process should be directed to: m.oldak@ifps.org.pl

The team "GEnetics of NeuroDEVelopment" (GENDEV) at the Lyon
Neuroscience Research Centre (CRNL) is seeking a highly motivated
post-doctoral fellow for a fully funded 3-years position to work on a
project aiming to unravel the role played by minor splicing in embryonic
development through the study of zebrafish models of a family of
neurodevelopment disorders.
The 36 months postdoctoral position (ANR funding) is available from
October 2018.

Profile

Candidates must hold a PhD degree in Genetics, Neurosciences,
Biochemistry, Cell Biology or other related fields, and a postdoctoral
experience of less than 3 years. Excellent skills in molecular and cell
biology techniques and in zebrafish model are required; experience in
neuroscience would be a bonus.
Fluency in oral and written French and/or English is required.

Project description

Biallelic mutations in the non-coding gene RNU4ATAC were identified by
our group in the Taybi-Linder syndrome (TALS, OMIM 210710, Edery P et
al. 2011 Science). TALS is a rare autosomal recessive syndrome
characterized by severe brain malformations. RNU4ATAC, the non-coding
human gene responsible for TALS is transcribed into U4atac snRNA, a
component of the minor (also called U12) spliceosome, a
ribonucleoproteic complex that removes a restricted subset (<1%) of
introns during the mRNA maturation process. Recently, two other very
rare congenital disorders have also been attributed to biallelic
RNU4ATAC mutations. We combine multiple approaches including genetic
epidemiology, clinical genetics, genomics, transcriptomics,
bioinformatics, molecular biology, cell biology and zebrafish models to
decipher the molecular causes and physiopathology of RNU4ATAC-associated
syndromes to improve knowledge on the role of minor (U12) intron
splicing in brain development and to allow accurate information, genetic
counselling and medical care of patients with a disorder of brain
development.
The candidate will perform in zebrafish morpholino-driven and CRISPR
gene editing, development and morphology analyses, transcriptional
profiling via RNA-seq, and general molecular biology techniques to
generate and characterize phenotypes and molecular and cellular defects
associated with RNU4ATAC mutations.

Scientific environment

The GENDEV research team was created in 2016 at the Lyon Neuroscience
Research Centre (CRNL) and is composed of clinical and molecular
geneticists. The CRNL is a neuroscience research centre located within
new buildings next to four large hospitals that integrates the
multidisciplinary expertise of 380 members (14 teams) with a synergistic
approach of brain organization and development, cognitive functions and
mental states in physiological and pathological conditions, using
various a broad spectrum of research tools ranging from cognition to
genetics. The position will provide opportunities for a young researcher
to benefit from the GENDEV collective first-rate expertise on human
syndromes, genomics, transcriptomics, bioinformatics, biochemistry and
zebrafish model to perform a multidisciplinary research study.

Contact information

To apply, please send a cover letter and a CV including contacts for
references to sylvie.mazoyer@inserm.frpatrick.edery@chu-lyon.fr and
marion.delous@inserm.fr before 30 November 2018.

https://um.hodesiq.com/job_detail.asp?JobID=5562585&user_id=

The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

The Postdoctoral Associate supports research activities at the University, under the supervision of a faculty member, in order to advance their knowledge and/or be documented by scientific publications. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 
•Works and collaborates on studies related to field of study. 
•Ensures the design, development, execution and implementation of scientific research and/or development in collaboration with a research team. 
•Investigates the feasibility of applying a wide variety of scientific principles and theories to potential inventions and products. 
•Maintains substantial knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories. 
•Contributes to scientific literature and conferences, when appropriate. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 
• Must have excellent communication skills, oral and written. 
• Must be detail oriented. 

Duties specific to College of Arts & Sciences: 


The Rieger lab is searching for a postdoctoral scholar in the Biology Department at the University of Miami. 

The postdoctoral scholar will be working on mechanisms of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy using primarily zebrafish as a model system. Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy is a side effect of chemotherapy that affects 60-70% of patients for which currently no cures exist. The Rieger lab has developed a zebrafish model with which to study the mechanisms underlying sensory axon degeneration due to one particular chemotherapeutic agent, paclitaxel. Studies in this model identified a target, MMP-13, which when inhibited alleviates neuropathy. The goal is to analyze the role of paclitaxel in MMP-13 dysregulation and axon degeneration. This project involves in vivo imaging of zebrafish. A second goal is to collaborate with medicinal chemists to develop new inhibitors and test them in zebrafish and rodents in preparation for clinical studies in collaboration with the University of Miami Medical School. 

Requirements: 

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Biology, Neurobiology, or a related discipline, and experience in conducting research with zebrafish, molecular biology and confocal imaging. Other important qualifications are a background in statistical methods, strong work ethic and strong organizational and time management skills. Other qualifications include problem-solving skills, experience in manuscript writing, a track record of publications, and independent research experience. Knowledge of medicinal chemistry or drug development are preferred. 



Apply online at www.miami.edu/careers 
Position # P100041395 

 

The Bloomekatz laboratory in the Department of Biology at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS is seeking a research associate to assist in our investigations of the fundamental mechanisms underlying cardiac morphogenesis and disease using zebrafish. Please see our website thebloomekatzlaboratory.org for details on our research. The successful candidate 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/cell biological experiments, analyzing imaging and next-generation sequencing data, zebrafish husbandry, and training undergraduate laboratory members.  The candidate will work closely with and be trained by Dr. Bloomekatz. Interested in joining our group apply online: https://careers.olemiss.edu, search zebrafish.  Salary dependent on experience. This position is eligible for benefits. The University of Mississippi is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Title VI/Title VII/Title IX/ADA/ADEA employer. 

Description & Details
The Dennis Lab at UC Davis is hiring a senior research fellow to lead projects focused on characterizing genes implicated in neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., autism, epilepsy, intellectual disability). 

The Dennis Lab:
By employing DNA sequencing methods with classic molecular and cellular biology techniques, the Dennis lab explores questions pertaining to disease genetics, human genomics & evolution, as well as gene expression & function. Our main focus is to identify previously unexplored genes and variants contributing to human-specific neurological traits and diseases. Projects in the lab range from using novel sequencing strategies to assay difficult genomic regions to generating mutant zebrafish to study the function of genes and mutations identified in patients with autism.

The PI and lab is highly committed to strong mentorship and promotion of diversity in science. More details on the group can be found at the lab webpage (www.dennislab.org).

The position:
We seek an enthusiastic senior trainee (minimum requirement of M.S. or Ph.D.) with a background in zebrafish genetics/development to lead projects focused on characterizing knockout mutants of genes implicated in neurodevelopmental disorders. The lab currently has several mutant zebrafish lines generated in house using CRISPR gene editing. The candidate will perform immunohistochemistry, behavioral tracking, transcriptional profiling via RNA-seq, and general molecular biology techniques to characterize phenotypes associated with mutations. Additional duties include general administration and training of undergraduates. The lab is highly multidisciplinary and seek candidates open to learning from and teaching fellow colleagues. 

How to Apply/Contact:
Interested candidates should email Megan Dennis (mydennis@ucdavis.edu). Applicants should include a cover letter of their research experience and interest in the position, along with a CV. References should be available upon request. Informal inquiries and questions should be addressed to Megan.

Description & Details

The Goldman lab at the Ohio State University in Columbus is seeking a Research Associate with experience in molecular biology and/or developmental biology to help manage the lab.

The Goldman Lab:
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States today, affecting 27 million people. A central feature of heart disease is the permanent loss of heart muscle, which regenerates very poorly in humans. By contrast, zebrafish can regenerate up to 60 percent of heart cells lost to injury.

The Goldman lab focuses on gene regulatory and chromatin mechanisms that underlie or promote the ability of zebrafish heart muscle to regenerate. Our main techniques include genome editing, confocal imaging, genetics and genomics, analysis of chromatin structure, and purification of protein complexes. 

Please see the recent manuscript: Goldman et al., 2017, Developmental Cell 40:392-404. PMID: 28245924

The position:
The successful candidate will be expected to produce transgenic fish and perform heart surgeries and subsequent analysis using immuno-histochemistry. He/she would also be expected to assist in the basic running of the laboratory including managing of the daily operations, compliance of regulated materials and very importantly training and supervising of research staff. The candidate will be relied upon to produce critical reagents and data that contribute to completion of manuscripts and grants.

The PI is committed to the mentorship and long-term success of all lab members. We offer an exceptional training in zebrafish development and genetics as well as in cardiac biology. This presents an excellent opportunity for involvement in innovative science across molecular, cellular, and developmental biology using animal models to further the alleviation of human disease. Successful candidates will join a dynamic scientific environment within the Department of Biological Chemistry and Pharmacology at the Ohio State University.

Candidates:
Candidates must have a Master’s degree in an appropriate biological/health science or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Doctoral degree is highly desirable. Confocal imaging experience is a bonus but is not required. Previous experience with zebrafish is not required. The candidate will be expected to be fluent in an array of common molecular biology techniques.

How to Apply / Contact:

Interested candidates should email Dr. Aaron Goldman (goldman.214@osu.edu). Applicants should include a cover letter describing previous research experience and interest in the position and a CV. Three letters of reference should be available if requested. Informal inquiries and questions relating to the position should also be addressed to Dr. Aaron Goldman.

University of Missouri

CELL BIOLOGY

Tenure Track Faculty Position

Assistant or Associate Professor

Division of Biological Sciences

 
The Division of Biological Sciences at the University of Missouri (biology.missouri.edu) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. Candidates using innovative approaches to address important questions in cell biology are encouraged to apply. We seek an individual employing multiple approaches to investigate cellularprocesses involved in development, physiology or disease. We are particularly interested in individuals who are incorporating quantitative/computational approaches into their research. The successful candidate will establish and maintain a well-funded research program that complements our strengths in cell and molecular biology, genetics/genomics, evolution, and neurobiology. The position will provide excellent opportunities for multidisciplinary collaborations with basic and translational scientists across the University of Missouri campus. 

The Division of Biological Sciences places a high value on diversity and inclusivity (https://biology.missouri.edu/diversity-outreach/diversity-statement/). We especially seek candidates with outstanding mentoring skills who welcome and appreciate the racial and cultural diversity of our academic community. We encourage applications from individuals who demonstrate a commitment towards inclusiveness and access to higher education for groups underrepresented in the sciences. 

We offer a competitive salary and start-up package, a vibrant graduate program with institutional support for students, a highly interactive faculty, and outstanding core facilities. Columbia, Missouri, is ranked among the top ten college towns in the U.S.

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Please apply online at https://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic. Use the online application and be prepared to upload (compiled into a single PDF) your CV; cover letter; a description of research plans and teaching interests; a diversity statement addressing contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and service; and names and contact information of three referees willing to write a letter if solicited. Applicants should contact the chair of the search committee (bioscifacultysearch@missouri.edu) with questions about the position and MU Human Resource Services (muhrs@missouri.edu) with questions about the application process.

Review of application materials will begin October 26, 2018. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete by this date. The position will remain open until filled.

 
An equal opportunity/access/affirmative action/pro-disabled and veteran employer

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

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

2. Mechanisms of vessel assembly and lumenization.

3. Anatomical patterning of angiogenic development by guidance cues.

 

Position available: 2018 and 2019

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

 

Desired qualifications:

Exceptional publication record.

Research experience with model organisms.

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

 

To apply:

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

Include the following information at the top of your CV.

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

Availability date.

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

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

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

 

The Department of Genetics at the Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing in Warsaw is seeking a candidate for a post-doctoral research assistant position in the framework of SONATA BIS6 project „Integrating whole genome sequencing and zebrafish functional studies to uncover new molecular basis of autosomal dominant hearing loss” funded by the National Science Center, Poland.

Research objectives:

Autosomal dominant hearing loss (ADHL) is the second most common form of hereditary hearing loss (HL) and detection rate of causative mutation reaches approximately 65%. This suggests that performing extensive genetic testing, based on high-throughput DNA sequencing on families with ADHL may lead to a discovery of novel disease genes. To determine the function of the newly identified genes/alleles in the development of the auditory organ we will use a zebrafish model system, which is a valuable animal model for studying development and function of the vertebrate inner ear. We will analyze hearing defects by investigating the morphology of the auditory system and use a range of behavioral studies testing the hearing responses and balance dependent on function of the hearing apparatus. The main purpose of the project is to detect novel molecular basis of ADHL and to implement the zebrafish animal model to dissect the underlying mechanism of action of the newly discovered genes and alleles. 

Requirements:

  1. PhD degree in biological, medical or other related fields obtained not earlier than 7 years before the year of employment in the project 
  2. experience in laboratory work in the field of genetics and molecular biology; experience in animal studies, in particular on the zebrafish model is highly desirable
  3. scientific achievements documented by publications in international journals from the JRC list
  4. high motivation for scientific work documented by scientific activities, e.g. participation in conferences, courses, obtained scholarships, grants, patents, awards, distinctions, participation in scientific exchange with other institutions
  5. proficiency in English (spoken and written)
  6. ability to present research results
  7. conscientiousness, accuracy and good organizational skills
  8. communicativeness and ability to work in a team


Candidate responsibilities:

Person employed at this position will conduct research tasks of the SONATA BIS6 project No. 2016/22/E/NZ5/00470 entitled "Integrating whole genome sequencing and zebrafish functional studies to uncover new molecular basis of autosomal dominant hearing loss". As part of the project, the post-doc will be required to thoroughly analyze the literature and data available in different databases, carry out next-generation sequencing (NGS) and functional experiments on a zebrafish model. The post-doc will be also obliged to analyze and present the results and prepare scientific papers.


Appointment terms:

• Full-time; time-definite employment (38 months)

• Gross salary 5900 PLN/month;

• Application deadline is September 21, 2018.


Application should contain:

  1. motivation letter with description of scientific interests
  2. CV with a list of scientific, didactic and organizational achievements (publications, conferences, workshops, etc.)
  3. copies of a PhD degree diploma and higher education diploma
  4. at least one recommendation letter 
  5. statement of consent to the processing of personal data: “I hereby agree to the processing of my personal data, included in the application documents by the Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing in Warsaw, 10 M. Mochnackiego Str., 02-042 Warsaw, for the purpose of carrying out the current recruitment process”

  

Modes of submitting applications:

Application documents should be sent by regular mail to the Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing, 10 M. Mochnackiego Street; 02-042 Warsaw, Poland. Please label your application with the following headword: “Competition for a post-doc position at the Department of Genetics IFPS". Documents should include the applicant’s name, mailing address and telephone number. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Applications will be evaluated by the recruitment committee headed by the project principal investigator – Monika Ołdak MD, PhD. Only selected candidates will be invited for an interview.

Questions regarding the recruitment process should be directed to: m.oldak@ifps.org.pl

Graduate Studies in Developmental Biology, Morphogenesis and Cardiovascular Research at the University of Mississippi

Our research seeks to investigate the fundamental question of how cardiac cells sense and respond to their environment. 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 include:  How do multiple tissues interact to regulate large movements and biomechanical force? How do dynamic changes in the extracellular matrix regulate cardiac morphogenesis? How is lumen formation intrinsically and extrinsically encoded? and How is the plasticity of cardiovascular identity regulated? To answer these questions, we take an interdisciplinary approach, combining the genetic and imaging strengths of zebrafish with both biomechanics and systems-level methodologies.

If you are interested in joining our lab as a PhD student, please contact us directly at josh@olemiss.edu.

-More information about the laboratory can also be found at thebloomekatzlaboratory.org.

-Additional positions are also available in our interdisciplinary graduate program in the department of Biology at the University of Mississippi. For more information about our graduate program including rotations please see biology.olemiss.edu