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CENTURI postdoctoral call 2018

Posted by on October 17th, 2018

CENTURI is recruiting up to 10 highly motivated postdoctoral fellows to work in an interdisciplinary life science environment. The available postdoctoral projects will be advertised online, with more projects being added to our website up until November 15. CENTURI postdocs will have the opportunity to develop their project with more than one research group, bridging[…]

Four Year (1+3) PhD Programme in Stem Cell Biology & Medicine

Posted by on October 16th, 2018

Department/Location: Wellcome – MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute Closing date: 4 January 2019 Interviews will be held: 30 January – 1 February 2019 Studentships starting October 2019 Stem Cell Biology Stem cells are defined by the dual capacity to self-renew and to differentiate. These properties sustain homeostatic cell turnover in adult tissues and enable[…]

PhD position in computational morphogenesis

Posted by on October 15th, 2018

We invite students to apply for a PhD position in computational morphogenesis at the Gene Expression and Morphogenesis Unit ( at the Andalusian Centre for Developmental Biology (, in the charming city of Seville, southern Spain. The candidate will be co-supervised by Dr. Luciano Marcon and Dr. Juan R. Martinez-Moraes and will work in the[…]

EMBL Australia – Group Leader in Biological Imaging

Posted by on October 13th, 2018

Group Leader in Biological Imaging (based at Monash University, Melbourne , Australia) Expressions of interest are invited from scientists pushing technological boundaries in biological imaging, who seek to make major discoveries running their own independent research program. This EMBL Australia Group Leader position is hosted within the Biomedicine Discovery Institute at Monash University, Australia. The[…]

Post-doctoral position in pancreatic tissue engineering available in the Spagnoli lab.

Posted by on October 12th, 2018

A Postdoctoral position is available in the Spagnoli lab. in the Centre for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine at King’s College, London. Our team uses interdisciplinary approaches to study pancreas development and stem cells. The candidate will be part of an exciting EU-funded FET-Open consortium aiming at bioengineering pancreatic tissue. Developing therapies for pancreatic diseases,[…]

PhD position Denholm lab

Posted by on October 10th, 2018

Emergence of functional polarity in a tubular epithelium Epithelial tubes often have a functional polarity written along their proximo-distal (P-D) axis, with different segments of specialised cell-types carrying out distinct physiological activities. With a handful of notable exceptions, we know very little about how P-D axes and segment-specific differentiation are regulated during organogenesis. The major[…]

Associate Research Scientist Postdoc at Yale University

Posted by on October 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 long[…]

PhD in Developmental Systems Biology – The Origins of Retinal Self-Organisation

Posted by on October 9th, 2018

A fully-funded 4-year BBSRC PhD project on The Origins of Retinal Self-Organisation   Application Deadline: 26th November 2018   Location: School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK   Project Description: There is much interest in the possibility of growing human organs from patient stem cells in vitro (a.k.a. ‘organoids’). In addition to regenerative[…]

Biology and Disease Mechanisms of Drosophila Axonal Endoplasmic Reticulum

Posted by on October 9th, 2018

We have a vacancy for a postdoctoral research associate, funded by a BBSRC grant, to work on the roles of spastic paraplegia gene products in formation of axonal ER, and identification of new genes and cellular processes involved in this. For some background on the project, see: Applicants should have a PhD in a biological[…]

Postdoc – The evolution of spiral cleavage

Posted by on October 4th, 2018

An ERC-funded Postdoctoral Research Assistant position is available at Queen Mary University of London in Dr José M (Chema) Martín-Durán’s group. The project focuses on the epigenetic regulation of conditional and autonomous development in spiral cleavage. Queen Mary is one of the top research-led universities in the UK and was ranked 9th among the UK[…]