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Postdoc Position – Nuclear Organization, Gene Regulation and Mouse Development @ NIH – Bethesda, Washington DC area

Posted by on December 27th, 2018

We are at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) at NIH. Our lab is interested in understanding cell lineage differentiation, gene regulation and how non-coding DNA elements and the 3D architecture of chromosomes contribute to these processes during early mouse development. Learn more at What we offer: Fully-funded postdoc positions up[…]

Postdoc in Developmental and Cancer Biology in the Arnes Group, University of Copenhagen

Posted by on December 27th, 2018

Postdoc in Developmental and Cancer Biology in the Arnes Group at BRIC, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen The Biotechnology Research and Innovation Center (BRIC) at the University of Copenhagen is seeking to recruit a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory of Dr. Arnes. The position is initially for two years[…]

Visiting Assistant Professor in Genetics at Swarthmore College

Posted by on December 25th, 2018

The Department of Biology at Swarthmore College invites applications for a two-year visiting assistant professor position starting in August of 2019. Teaching responsibilities consist of one course with weekly laboratory sections each semester. The applicant’s course offerings are anticipated to include a team-taught introductory cell and molecular biology course, an intermediate-level genetics course, and another[…]

The 12 GIFs of Christmas

Posted by on December 21st, 2018

Over on Twitter we’ve been having fun with our third instalment of the 12 GIFs of Christmas. For those not on Twitter, here are the GIFs – they represent some of the most cutting edge and inventive developmental biology of 2018, and also showcase the beauty of timelapse microscopy.   Transcription overlaid onto the rapid[…]

Our 2018 highlights

Posted by on December 20th, 2018

2018 was a fun year on the Node, with a continued diversity of posts, more jobs than ever and our highest number of readers since our launch (regularly breaking the 30k page views per month barrier). Good vibes, and a good time to celebrate our most-read from the year, which includes three posts on statistics[…]

Postdoc position: Stem Cell Niche at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.

Posted by on December 20th, 2018

Shoshkes Carmel lab has an opening for a passionate postdoctoral fellow in the field of Telocytes as niche cells. We are seeking for a candidate with a strong mouse genetics background. We apply “-omics”, genetics and live-imaging approaches to uncover key aspects in the cell biology of Telocytes, large stromal cells recently emerged to constitute[…]

The Hippo pathway in development and disease

Posted by on December 20th, 2018

The Harvey Laboratory is looking to employ motivated and talented postdoctoral fellows to study the role of the Hippo pathway in organ size control and cancer. Our research is situated at both the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.   We employ a range of techniques including Drosophila genetics, advanced microscopy, transcriptomics,[…]

Ancient bones in fossils and embryos of living dinosaurs

Posted by on December 20th, 2018

Birds are a dominant group of land Vertebrates (probably the largest in numbers with +10000 species described), highly successful and diverse. Birds originated from members of the Theropoda: the meat-eating dinosaurs that included famous forms like T. rex or Velociraptor, well-known from the movies. The fact that birds are a kind of dinosaur has been[…]

Postdoc – Epigenomics of spiral cleavage

Posted by on December 19th, 2018

An ERC-funded Postdoctoral Research Assistant position is available at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in Dr José M (Chema) Martín-Durán’s group, to work on the epigenetic regulation of conditional and autonomous development in spiral cleaving animals (e.g. annelid worms, molluscs, and nemerteans).   Queen Mary is one of the top research-led universities in the[…]

PhD – Comparative annelid genomics

Posted by on December 19th, 2018

Mutualistic relationships between bacteria and complex organisms have repeatedly evolved and this has allowed host organisms to exploit new environments and foods. Siboglinid annelid worms (e.g. Riftia and Osedax) are able to live in particularly extreme environments including deep sea hydrothermal vents and carcases thanks to a particular symbiosis: as juveniles, these annelids acquire bacteria from the[…]