Shark embryo

A day in the life of a shark lab

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Full-term development of quail chick by ICSI

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Gone Fishing. Zebrafish Meeting 2014, Madison, WI.

PCR machine

What do you call your PCR machine?

PhD studentship in evolutionary developmental genetics of neural progenitor proliferation

Posted by on November 23rd, 2014

A fully funded studentship (fees and RCUK-level stipend) open to EU students is available under the supervision of Dr Thomas Butts in the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at Queen Mary, University of London. The studentship is to study the evolution of neural development within vertebrates, particularly in relation to the control of neurogenesis. Within this broad area of interest […]
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Group Leader Positions in Quantitative Biology and Modeling at Institut Pasteur

Posted by on November 13th, 2014

The Institut Pasteur (Paris, France) announces an international call for group leader positions in the field of quantitative biology and modeling in developmental systems. Successful applicants will be integrated into the cutting edge interdisciplinary environment offered by an internationally renowned institute combining fundamental and translational research, in an attractive location in central Paris, in close […]
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Mid-career/Senior Group Leader Position in Stem Cell Biology, Institut Pasteur

Posted by on September 17th, 2014

The Institut Pasteur (Paris, France) announces an international call for an outstanding mid-career/senior candidate wishing to establish a new research group in the field of “Stem Cells and Development”. The recruitment is part of the Revive Laboratory of Excellence(LabEx - http://www.pasteur.fr/revive) programme on “Stem Cells and Regenerative Biology and Medicine”. Candidates will be integrated into […]
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Advocating FOR grads and postdocs: the Future of Research symposium

Posted by on August 27th, 2014

You may have noticed a recent trend in the perception of the graduate and postdoctoral experience, be it in the state of our mental health; or perceived career goal of “academia-or-bust”; or maybe you’re just keeping your pulse on leading US academics warning of the imminent dangers of a flawed biomedical research system or the […]
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Postdoctoral Positions in Cell Biology- Anand Lab/OHSU

Posted by on July 24th, 2014

The Anand lab is broadly interested in identifying and characterizing non-coding RNAs, especially microRNAs, in the regulation of developmental and pathological angiogenesis. Our work involves molecular biology techniques (Expression profiling, functional genomics, qPCR, cloning), cell biology (Confocal imaging, 3D cell culture, flow cytometry, bioluminescence assays) and uses in vitro, in vivo model systems. Our goal […]
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Your non-model organism is going extinct

Posted by on July 17th, 2014

“There is no such thing as a non-model organism” R. Behringer This bold statement was announced less than a week into our Embryology course and has left a lasting impression on lecturers and students alike. At first it seemed like a sympathetic statement to the extensive and diverse systems us students were arriving from… “yeah, […]
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PhD opportunities @Otago, New Zealand.

Posted by on July 8th, 2014

Applications are invited for PhD projects in the Department of Anatomy at the University of Otago, New Zealand, including  developmental biology based projects and neuroscience. Competitive PhD scholarship funding is available. See the following link for project description and application process. Applications due by the 18th of July. http://anatomy.otago.ac.nz/phd-opportunities      
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Getting on the short list: academic job applications

Posted by on June 18th, 2014

After serving on some academic selection committees recently, I’m worried about the future of some of our young scientists. Especially concerning are the number of applications where the candidate, pursuing a academic or research career, does not seem to have a understanding of what is required to put together a stand-out application for a position, […]
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Join us at the (alternative) careers in science session, BSCB/BSDB meeting 2014

Posted by on March 12th, 2014

The joint Spring meeting of the British Society for Cell Biology and British Society for Developmental Biology is coming up soon, and the Node will be there! Not only will we be there listening to the talks and meeting the community, but we will also be organising the (alternative) careers session. The session will take […]
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PhD Studentship: ‘Physical Biology of Stem Cells’ – MRC 4-yr PhD Programme in Stem Cell Biology and Medicine

Posted by on March 3rd, 2014

Organisation: Wellcome Trust - Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute Studentship starting: 01 October 2014 Application Deadline: 1st April 2014 Interview Date: 29th April 2014 Programme Overview This studentship is targeted to applicants with a Physical Sciences, Mathematical or Computational Sciences background, who are interested in applying their training to aspects of stem cell biology. This programme […]
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