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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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Young Group Leader Positions in Stem Cell Biology – Institut Pasteur, Paris

Posted by on January 31st, 2014

Young Group Leader Positions in Stem Cell Biology The Institut Pasteur (Paris, France) announces an international call for candidates wishing to establish independent research groups. The recruitments are part of the Revive Laboratory of Excellence (LabEx) programme on “Stem Cells and Regenerative Biology and Medicine”. Candidates will be integrated into the cutting edge interdisciplinary environment […]
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Eastern approach

Posted by on January 2nd, 2014

In a vague sense it was a move that was planned all along. After all I did tell my friends and family when I left in 2001 for UPenn to do my PhD there that ultimately I will return. Yet when the moment and the opportunity came, suddenly the idea to move back to Budapest […]
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MRC 4-yr PhD Programme in Stem Cell Biology and Medicine – ‘Physical Biology of Stem Cells’

Posted by on December 19th, 2013

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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Advantages of exposure

Posted by on December 11th, 2013

I was fortunate go get funding and support to travel to California during my graduate student period. While some similarities between the Norwegian and Californian west coasts made me feel vaguely familiar, the biggest change and the most exciting part of my visit at UCLA has been the inspiration and scientific maturation that comes from […]
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