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Postdoctoral positions at the University of Pennsylvania

Posted by on April 27th, 2011

Two postdoctoral positions are available immediately at the University of Pennsylvania: (1) to analyze the gene regulatory network underlying neural crest formation (Hong & Saint-Jeannet, 2007. Mol Biol Cell 18, 2192-2202; Hong et al., 2008. Development 135, 3903-3910); and (2) to characterize the molecular regulators of cardiac neural crest migration (Lee & Saint-Jeannet, 2011. Development[…]

Post-doctoral Research Fellow on Wnt signaling at University of Aberdeen

Posted by on April 4th, 2011

Post-doctoral Research Fellow on Wnt signaling at University of Aberdeen, Scotland (YMS328R) A Post-doctoral Research Fellow is sought to join Dr Stefan Hoppler <> on a new project to investigate the molecular mechanisms of tissue-specific gene regulation by Wnt signalling. The project will involve high-throughput next generation sequencing to identify and analyze tissue-specific Wnt target[…]

PhD studentship: the role of chromatin in embryonic development

Posted by on March 21st, 2011

Nicoletta Bobola’s research group Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, University of Manchester The objective of this fully-funded 4-year PhD project is to investigate how the composition of chromatin regulates embryonic development, with a focus on Hox transcription factors activity. The local composition of chromatin is a major determinant of the transcriptional activity of a[…]

Postdoctoral position in Regenerative Biology in Xenopus

Posted by on March 1st, 2011

A postdoctoral position is available in the Laboratory of Dr. Juan Larraín, at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile. The project involves the study of regenerative biology in Xenopus, and is developed under the Millenium Nucleus in Regeneratibe Biology (MINREB) and the Center for Aging and Regeneration (CARE). The Faculty is located at[…]

Postdoctoral Scholar position in pancreas development

Posted by on February 22nd, 2011

A postdoctoral scholar position is currently available in the Lynn Lab, located at the University of British Columbia in beautiful Vancouver Canada, for a qualified individual interested in studying the regulation of pancreatic beta cell development. The project will use mouse and human systems to address how microRNAs regulate pancreatic progenitors and pancreatic beta cell[…]

Postdoc positions in Jim Smith’s lab

Posted by on January 16th, 2011

Two postdoctoral positions are available in Jim Smith’s lab at the National Institute for Medical Research in north London. One is is supported by the Leducq foundation, under a multidisciplinary programme designed to elucidate the role of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) signalling in the pathogenesis of pulmonary and systemic vascular diseases. The work will use[…]


Posted by on January 13th, 2011

Post doctoral position available to study the neural crest gene regulatory network (NC-GRN) in Xenopus and zebrafish. Neural crest cells are stem cell-like progenitors that migrate extensively and are essential to the establishment of the vertebrate body plan. Misregulation of components of the NC-GRN underlies numerous human diseases and congenital disorders. Studies involve post-translational regulation[…]

PhD studentship: Analysis of progenitor cell differentiation programmes

Posted by on January 12th, 2011

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship investigating cell differentiation during development (closing date 14th January, 2011). Cell differentiation programmes are central to the production of specialised tissues during development. Moreover, in-depth understanding of cell differentiation is essential for many applications, including stem cell technology and tissue repair. We study the programme that governs muscle[…]

Postdoctoral position in Developmental Biology, University of Manchester

Posted by on October 28th, 2010

Hilary Ashe’s research group Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester I seek a motivated candidate to work on a project applying sophisticated cell biological, genetic, biochemical and genomics approaches to study the regulation of the Bone Morphogenetic Protein (BMP) signalling-responsive transcription network.  This work will expand upon recent exciting discoveries revealing different tiers of[…]

Postdoc positions in developmental neurobiology

Posted by on October 27th, 2010

POSTDOC POSITIONS IN DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROBIOLOGY The MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology in London (UK) is opening two 3-5 years post-doctoral fellowships to work in Prof. Corinne Houart’s team, investigating the cellular and molecular mechanisms controlling telencephalon regionalisation and regulation of forebrain complexity in zebrafish and mouse. The comparative studies will use molecular and cell biology,[…]