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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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PhD Studentship: Microsoft Research – ‘Computation During Development: Characterising the Molecular Programs that Underlie Pluripotency and Differentiation in Embryonic Stem Cells’

Posted by on March 3rd, 2014

Supervisor: Dr. Brian Hendrich, Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, University of Cambridge Microsoft Research Supervisor: Prof. Stephen Emmott   Application Deadline: 30 March 2014 PhD Start Date: 01 October 2014   Project Summary Embryonic stem (ES) cells are a unique type of cell derived from the inner cell mass of the developing blastocyst, which possess the ability to self-renew indefinitely, […]
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MySciCareer – first-person stories about science careers

Posted by on February 27th, 2014

It’s been a while since I last wrote on the Node, but I have something to share that ties in to a project I started while I was still the Node’s community manager. In 2011 I commissioned a series of career posts, where people in a variety of different non-research post-PhD careers all described how […]
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The Secret to Getting the Postdoc You Want

Posted by on February 4th, 2014

The following is a re-post of an editorial by Society for Developmental Biology President, Martin Chalfie (Columbia University).  It was originally published in the Winter edition of SDB e-news here.  For more Society for Developmental Biology news check out SDB e-news - Winter 2014. I think that one of the scariest parts of being President […]
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From a travel fellowship to starting your own lab

Posted by on February 4th, 2014

Until last year, I was a bioinformatician post-doc in the laboratory of Prof. Richard Harvey, at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute in Sydney. My project consisted of deciphering the regulatory network that controls heart development and how this network might be perturbed in disease conditions, such as congenital heart disease (which in Australia affects […]
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