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Digital Scientific Writer Traineeship

Posted by on January 19th, 2018

Hi Guys, Over the past fews years Iv done a lot of SciComm and really enjoyed everything I learned and all the experiences I got from running PhD websites and the Pint of Science Ireland events. As many researchers are looking to get experience in scientific writing we’ve put together a “Digital Scientific Writer Traineeship”[…]

2-Year interdisciplinary postodoctoral positions at the Turing Centre for Living Systems (Marseille, France)

Posted by on January 19th, 2018

CENTURI aims at recruiting postdocs willing to work in an interdisciplinary life-science environment. This year, we will recruit postdocs on the interdisciplinary projects that are listed below.   List of projects Computational study of cell pattern emergence in embryonic and tumorigenic tissues Network model of giant depolarizing potentials in the developing hippocampus Smart-scans for live[…]

Postdoctoral Fellow in Neurodevelopment

Posted by on January 18th, 2018

Applications are invited from highly motivated individuals who are interested in fundamental mechanisms of neuronal migration and axon guidance. The main focus of our research is to understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the development of neural circuits using the embryonic spinal cord as a model system ( The fellowship is funded for two[…]

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Posted by on January 18th, 2018

The Role We are looking to appoint a talented post-doctoral researcher to work on an exciting new regenerative medicine project.  In this project we will evaluate the effectiveness of using a physiological matrix scaffold created by organ decellularisation to support the differentiation of stem cells into insulin-producing beta cells.  This collaborative 3 year project is[…]

Postdoctoral Opening at University of Wisconsin

Posted by on January 17th, 2018

A motivated postdoctoral fellow is being recruited to study the role of Hedgehog signaling in craniofacial morphogenesis and birth defects.  The project integrates clinically-relevant mouse models, cutting edge microphysiological approaches, and advanced imaging modalities.  The applicant should have a Ph.D. and a strong background in developmental biology.  Preference will be given to candidates with experience[…]

Postdoctoral Position – Imaging of adhesion dynamics and in vivo probing of tissue mechanics

Posted by on January 16th, 2018

Two postdoctoral positions are open at the Institute of Developmental Biology (IBDM) in Marseille (France) to visualize the dynamics of adhesion complexes and probe the cellular and tissue-level mechanics of developing embryos. Successful candidates will develop a project in the context of an interdisciplinary collaboration between the groups of Thomas Lecuit, a biologist, and Pierre-François Lenne,[…]

Post Doctoral Position on Pancreas Development and Stem Cells

Posted by on January 15th, 2018

Post Doctoral Researcher  German Centre for Diabetes Research Dresden A post-doctoral position is available in the research group of Dr Anthony Gavalas. The group investigates the role of signaling pathways and metabolism in the late stages of endocrine pancreas development, the application of novel signals for the conversion of human pluripotent stem cells into functional[…]

Postdoctoral position in cardiovascular development lab

Posted by on January 13th, 2018

The composition of extracellular microenvironment is dynamically regulated in time and space during embryonic development. Our lab discovered that cell-type specific expression of the extracellular matrix (ECM) protein fibronectin is essential for mammalian embryogenesis and cardiovascular morphogenesis. Furthermore, we found that fibronectin regulates distinct morphogenetic processes in a cell type-specific manner, and functions both in[…]

PhD Position – Systems Biology of Mouse Embryonic Stem Cell Spheroids

Posted by on January 11th, 2018

The InPhInit program by La Caixa offers a competitive PhD fellowship to attract international early-stage researchers to the top Spanish research center with the Severo Ochoa / Maria de Maeztu excellence accreditation. We invite talented and motivated students to apply for the InPhInit Caixa Fellowship program to do a PhD at the “Self-Organization of Biological[…]

Research Assistant/Associate: Zebrafish Optogenetics and Live-Imaging

Posted by on January 9th, 2018

The Buckley lab at the department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience (PDN), University of Cambridge is recruiting a postdoctoral research associate or research assistant. The lab uses cutting edge optogenetic and live confocal imaging approaches within the whole zebrafish neural tube to manipulate the polarity of single cells (Buckley et al., 2016, PMID: 26766447). In[…]