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Two postdoctoral positions in zebrafish developmental genomics, IIMCB, Warsaw, Poland

Posted by , on 29 January 2014

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

Two postdoctoral positions in zebrafish developmental genomics, IIMCB, Warsaw, Poland

IIMCB (http://iimcb.gov.pl) is the top-ranked Polish research institute in the field of biology.

The institute provides cutting-edge equipment and facilities, including a newly established zebrafish facility, bioimaging facilities, strong bioinformatics cluster, and structural biology. IIMCB is committed to provide a supportive and inclusive work environment.

The laboratory of Zebrafish Developmental Genomics was setup in partnership with the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research (MPI-HLR), as part of the EC FP7 grant “FishMed – Fishing for medicines and their targets using zebrafish models of human diseases”. Our research applies state-of-the-art genomics approach to study the mechanism of embryonic development. The current focus of our research is to elucidate the gene regulatory networks and epigenetic mechanisms regulating various stages of heart development as the initial step towards understanding congenital malformations in human.

IIMCB invites applications from motivated and talented individuals for two postdoctoral positions in the lab of Dr. Cecilia Winata to work on the following projects:

1. Elucidating the gene regulatory network of cardiac development in zebrafish

Project background and description

The project aims to elucidate the gene regulatory networks of heart development in zebrafish. The successful applicant will apply chromatin immunoprecipitation followed by next generation sequencing (ChIP-seq) to characterize downstream regulatory mechanisms of key cardiac transcription factors during several stages of heart development. The project will involve the use of molecular biology and biochemistry methods in addition to standard techniques in zebrafish research.

Position requirements

The ideal candidate should hold a PhD in molecular biology, developmental biology, biochemistry, or other relevant fields. A strong background in molecular biology and biochemistry is required. Candidates with strong interest in genomics or developmental biology are encouraged to apply. Experience in handling genomics data and research using developmental model organisms are desirable but not essential. The successful candidate will be given the opportunity to develop his/her own projects and attend international training or conference. We offer a very competitive monthly salary which is adjusted to the cost of living in Warsaw. The position is available from 1st of May 2014,  for 2 years with the possibility of extension, depending on grant or fellowship applications.

Please forward your complete application including a CV, a motivation letter, and the names of two referees to cwinata[at]iimcb.gov.pl by 1st of April 2014.

 

2. Epigenetics of heart development in zebrafish            

Project background and description

The planned research aims to characterize the epigenetics of heart development. The successful candidate will use the ChIP-seq method to profile the epigenome at several stages of heart development in zebrafish (wild-type and heart mutants). The project will also involve the use of techniques in molecular biology and zebrafish research.

Position requirements

The ideal candidate should hold a PhD in molecular biology, developmental biology, or other relevant fields. Expertise in molecular biology and familiarity with basic biochemistry techniques (SDS-PAGE, co-immunoprecipitation, EMSA) are essential. Candidates with strong interest in epigenetics or developmental biology are encouraged to apply. Experience in genomics, chromatin biology, and research using developmental model organisms are highly desirable but not essential. The successful candidate will be given the opportunity to develop his/her own projects and attend international training or conference. We offer a competitive monthly salary which is adjusted to the cost of living in Warsaw. The position is available from 1st of May 2014, for 2 years with the possibility of extension, depending on grant or fellowship applications.

Please forward your complete application including a CV, a motivation letter, and the names of two referees to cwinata[at]iimcb.gov.pl by 1st of April 2014.

 

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