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Postdoctoral Positions – Cell Biology/Biochemistry of Plant Reproduction

Posted by on December 13th, 2018

Two postdoctoral positions are available in the Boavida laboratory in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Purdue University. The lab investigates the molecular mechanisms controlling gamete identity and function and cell-cell signaling in plant fertilization.   We are seeking highly motivated individuals who value achievement, are proactive, creative, detail-oriented, flexible and constructive team[…]

PhD Position – Neural development in annelids

Posted by on December 12th, 2018

A PhD position is available in the laboratory of Néva Meyer at Clark University in Worcester, MA USA. Research in Dr. Meyer’s lab is currently focused on understanding how the central nervous system develops in annelids with the goal of gaining a better understanding of how nervous systems evolved. The successful applicant will develop a[…]

Visualizing the heterogeneity of single cell data from time-lapse imaging

Posted by on December 12th, 2018

When we examined the kinetics of Rho GTPase activity in endothelial cells in response to receptor stimulation (Reinhard, 2017), we noticed considerable cell-to-cell heterogeneity. In the original work we published graphs with the average response, reflecting the response of the whole cell population. However, these graphs fail to show the cellular heterogeneity. What is the[…]

Postdoctoral Fellow — Endocrine controls of adult neural crest stem cells

Posted by on December 11th, 2018

A position for a postdoctoral fellow is available in the lab of Dr. David Parichy at University of Virginia to study functions of thyroid hormone and other circulating factors during the development and homeostasis of adult neural crest stem cells and their derivatives in zebrafish.    Major interests lie in understanding how specific hormones drive disparate[…]

Postdoctoral position – Quantitative developmental biology – Zebrafish

Posted by on December 11th, 2018

We are seeking outstanding postdoctoral candidates to join the Campas lab at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Our group uses interdisciplinary and quantitative approaches to study the formation of tissues and organs during zebrafish embryonic development. We are interested in connecting the molecular and cellular process that orchestrate embryogenesis with the physical/mechanical processes that[…]

PhD Position / Cell Biology of Organ Regeneration

Posted by on December 10th, 2018

We are seeking independent, passionate and creative students to join the López-Schier group at the Helmholtz Zentrum in Neuherberg/Munich, Germany. The position is to work, at either experimental or theoretical level, on the cellular, genetic and mechanical aspects of multicellular self-organisation and their relevance to sensory-organ morphogenesis and regeneration. This project is ideal for someone with[…]

A day in the life of a Kabuto-mushi (rhinoceros beetle) lab

Posted by on December 10th, 2018

I am Shinichi Morita, a postdoctoral researcher in Teruyuki Niimi’s lab at the National Institute for Basic Biology, Japan (Fig. 1A, B). Our research interests focus on the evolutionary novelties that insects have acquired, and how various insect morphologies have arisen during evolution (Fig. 1C-P).     Beetle horns are thought to be an evolutionary[…]

Associate Research Scientist position at Yale University

Posted by on December 10th, 2018

The Giraldez laboratory at Yale University is seeking to recruit a highly qualified Associate Research Scientist as a long term scientist in the laboratory ( Prerequisites for appointment on the research scientist track include a doctoral degree and relevant postdoctoral experience. This is a non-tenured track faculty appointment under the principal investigator.( The goals of this[…]

Laboratory Research Scientist

Posted by on December 6th, 2018

Job title:           Laboratory Research Scientists Location:         The Francis Crick Institute, Midland Road, London Contract:          Fixed-term, (3-4 months) Full time Salary:             Competitive with benefits, subject to skills and experience Vacancy ID:     9385   Short summary We are seeking a[…]

The people behind the papers – Chaitanya Dingare and Virginie Lecaudey

Posted by on December 5th, 2018

This interview, the 52nd in our series, was the first to be published in Development. We’re aiming for one interview per issue, and will continue to put them up here (once the issue has closed).    During teleost fertilisation, sperm fertilises the oocyte through the micropyle, a channel traversing the vitelline membrane at the animal[…]