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Post-doctoral Research Associate

Posted by on November 26th, 2015

We are seeking to appoint a Post-doctoral Bioinformatician to undertake research on the bioinformatics of eye cancers with Prof. Shin-ichi Ohnuma and Dr. Mandeep Sagoo. The work aims to understand the mechanism of cancer initiation and progression through bioinformatics data analysis of whole genome sequences and mRNA expression profiling in combination with single cell biology.[…]

Postdoctoral position in Developmental Neurobiology in Barcelona

Posted by on November 24th, 2015

We are seeking for highly motivated and enthusiastic candidates interested in understanding how tissue compartmentalization and cell fate decisions take place in the Central Nervous System during embryonic development. The project will focus in understanding the genetic mechanisms involved in the control of the cellular fate using zebrafish embryos as a model. Experience on molecular[…]

Two Neuro-PhD Positions in Manchester: Mathematical Modelling & Neurodegeneration

Posted by on November 21st, 2015

Two positions are available as part of two Research Council-funded doctoral training programmes at The University of Manchester, the first one supported by the BBSRC and the second one by the MRC. Both projects involve work on the fruit fly Drosophila as a highly efficient and relevant model organism to study fundamental mechanisms of neuronal[…]

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neurodevelopment

Posted by on November 19th, 2015

Applications are invited from highly motivated and creative individuals who are interested in studying 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[…]

Post-translational regulation of epidermal morphogenesis

Posted by on November 17th, 2015

My laboratory is looking for PhD students to study the roles of SUMO proteases in embryogenesis. Our goal is to reveal the main targets of these enzymes during epidermal morphogenesis in C. elegans and their mode of regulation. Highly motivated candidates with a Master degree in biological sciences and an interest in cell biology, genetics, and/or developmental[…]

PhD and postdoc positions at IST Austria

Posted by on November 16th, 2015

PhD and postdoc positions are currently available in the lab of Anna Kicheva at IST Austria, working on vertebrate neural tube development. Candidates with background in developmental, cell or molecular biology or at the interface between biophysics and biology are encouraged to apply. During development, tissues increase considerably in size at the same time as[…]

Post-doctoral Research Associate, UCL, in London

Posted by on November 13th, 2015

We are seeking to appoint a Post-doctoral Research Associate to undertake research on the molecular mechanisms of eye induction/development and in vitro eye construction from mammalian stem cells with Prof. Shin-ichi Ohnuma. The work brings together a range of multi-disciplinary approaches including in vivo analysis of Xenopus eye development, in vitro stem cell biology, and[…]

4 Yr PhD Programme in Developmental Mechanisms

Posted by on November 13th, 2015

Applications are open for the Wellcome Trust funded four year PhD programme in Developmental Mechanisms at Cambridge. We are looking for talented, motivated graduates or final year undergraduates, and are keen to attract outstanding applicants in the biological sciences, who are committed to doing a PhD.  We are able to fund both EU and non-EU[…]

Post-doctoral researcher in heart development, Paris, France

Posted by on November 10th, 2015

In the Institut Imagine and Institut Pasteur, Paris France, the laboratory of Sigolène Meilhac is interested in the mechanism of heart morphogenesis. We focus on the regulation of cell behaviour by combining mouse genetics, quantitative analyses in 3D, cell and molecular biology. Following from previous work in the team identifying a novel regulation of Hippo[…]

PhD Research Project on Evolution and Development of Wnt signalling

Posted by on November 10th, 2015

    Diversification of Vertebrate Tcf Genes in Development and Evolution   SUPERVISORS: Prof. Stefan Hoppler and Dr David Ferrier PROJECT SUMMARY This project investigates the evolution and function of Tcf genes in animal development by comparing genomes, embryonic expression and molecular functions in an interdisciplinary collaboration between biomedical and evolutionary developmental biology researchers at[…]