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Scientific Copy Editor for the journal Development

Posted by on March 29th, 2018

The Company of Biologists is looking to recruit a Scientific Copy Editor for the journal Development – one of the leading international journals in the field of developmental biology. This is a permanent full-time position. The role entails copyediting articles to a high standard, compiling author corrections, overseeing the journal production process, and liaising with[…]

Postdoctoral position in neural development, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada

Posted by on March 27th, 2018

We are seeking a postdoctoral research scientist to study the stabilization of neuronal subtype identities and migration during brain morphogenesis. Strong candidates with experience in the following areas are encouraged to apply: developmental biology, neurobiology, molecular biology, cell culture, electroporation, transgenesis, time lapse imaging, histology, and mouse husbandry. Only recent PhD or MD graduates will be considered. The[…]

James Briscoe announced as Development’s new Editor-in-Chief – Editorial & Interview

Posted by on March 27th, 2018

This editorial and interview appeared in Development, Vol 145 Issue 6   A new Editor-in-Chief for Development Sarah Bray, Kate Storey, Katherine Brown   As many of you will be aware, The Company of Biologists initiated a search last year for a new Editor-in-Chief for Development, after Olivier Pourquié announced his intention to step down[…]

Faculty Position in Cardiovascular Developmental Biology

Posted by on March 27th, 2018

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine invites applications for a faculty position in the tenure track. Appointment is expected at the Associate Professor level, but more senior individuals may apply. Applicants must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree and demonstrated excellence in research.   We are particularly interested in[…]


Posted by on March 25th, 2018

The Neoproterozoic Earth System and the rise of biological complexity Thematic Project (FAPESP 2016/06114-6) directed by Prof. Ricardo Trindade at the Instituto de Astronomia, Geofisica e Ciências Atmosféricas (IAG-USP) and in collaboration with A. Morandini, M. Custodio, and F. Brown at the Instituto de Biociências (IB-USP), and D. Galante at the Laboratório Nacional de Luz[…]

Sensing and making sense of clonal fragmentation in developing tissues

Posted by on March 23rd, 2018

Steffen Rulands and Benjamin Simons A discussion of our recent paper: Rulands S et al., Universality of clone dynamics during tissue development. Nature Physics | doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0055-6   Often, the most enjoyable research projects are the ones that were never planned; and so it was with the current study.   In developmental biology, genetic lineage tracing[…]

Mechanical cues as developmental pacers that orchestrate morphogenesis

Posted by on March 22nd, 2018

In these lines I share with you some details of our recently published Nature paper. I will comment how this project was started and details which are not included in the manuscript. Finally, I will briefly comment on some questions we are working on today and others we believe are worth addressing in the future.[…]

Postdoctoral Fellow Positions in Development and Regenerative Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Posted by on March 20th, 2018

Two Postdoctoral positions are immediately available at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), in the laboratory of Sarah Knox. Position 1: The applicant will be part of an NIH-funded investigation into the development, regeneration and aging of exocrine organs including salivary glands, pancreas and ocular organs. The project specifically focuses on nerve-stem cell communication and[…]

Fully-funded International Ph.D. positions in Pancreas Biology

Posted by on March 20th, 2018

The Landsman Lab invites highly motivated students to join its effort to decipher the role of the microenvironment in beta-cell development and function. We combine transgenic mouse systems with physiological, morphometric and molecular tools to define cell-cell interactions within the pancreas, with the aim of facilitating cell replacement therapy for diabetes. The lab welcomes outstanding[…]

Abcam & the Node meeting reporter competition winner: Zubair Nizamudeen

Posted by on March 20th, 2018

Earlier in the year we and Abcam ran a competition to find a meeting reporter for the upcoming Abcam Adult Neurogenesis meeting to be held in Dresden in May. Today we are delighted to announce the winner: Zubair Nizamudeen, a PhD student in Virginie Sottile’s lab at the Wolfson STEM Centre, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, UK. Zubair’s[…]