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Fully funded PhD Studentship, The Universities of Liverpool and Szeged

Posted by on February 27th, 2015

Understanding fundamental roles of the cytoskeleton downstream of Wnt/PCP signalling in neurodegeneration A fully funded studentship open to home/EU students is available. We are seeking a highly motivated and collaborative individual to join the dual PhD studentship of the Universities of Liverpool (UK) and Szeged (Hungary). The successful candidate will work under the supervision of[…]

National Xenopus Resource – Manager Position

Posted by on February 26th, 2015

A new position is now available in the National Xenopus Resource (NXR) at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL). This is an NXR Manager position that involves daily operational and scientific oversight of the MBL’s P40 NIH funded National Xenopus Resource. The NXR Manager will supervise a staff of 3-5 research assistants and technicians, coordinate custom[…]

The Node at the Drosophila Meeting

Posted by on February 26th, 2015

The Node is off to its first conference of the year- the Annual Drosophila Research Conference, i.e. the fly meeting! We will be tweeting from Chicago using the hashtag #DROS2015, and you can also expect a meeting report here on the Node. If you are attending the meeting, why not say hello to our community manager Cat?[…]

A day in the life of an Axolotl lab

Posted by on February 25th, 2015

Annie Espinal-Centeno & Luis Alfredo Cruz-Ramírez Hello! I am Annie, a research assistant in the group of Molecular and Developmental Complexity, under the supervision of Dr. Luis Alfredo Cruz-Ramírez. Our group is part of the National Laboratory of Genomics for Biodiversity (LANGEBIO) at Irapuato, Mexico. We are a relatively new group as we only started[…]

Postdoctoral scientist position in Genome Editing in Xenopus at the Marine Biological Laboratory

Posted by on February 25th, 2015

A Postdoctoral Scientist position is available in the Horb Laboratory of the Eugene Bell Center for Regenerative Biology & Tissue Engineering at the Marine Biological Laboratory ( The position will focus on the creation of Xenopus models of human disease through the generation of mutants using CRISPR/Cas and TALENs and to work on developing and[…]

Postdoctoral position in retinogenesis

Posted by on February 25th, 2015

A postdoctoral position is available immediately to study the transcriptional regulation of retinal progenitor cell proliferation and its interface with cellular bioenergetics. Our lab utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach that combines traditional mouse developmental genetics and molecular biology with live, dynamic tissue imaging and high throughput genomics. The ideal candidate for this position will be within a year of[…]

In Development this week (Vol. 142, Issue 5)

Posted by on February 24th, 2015

Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development:   pancRNAs in early development Promoter-associated noncoding RNAs (pancRNAs) are a class of long noncoding RNAs, transcribed from bidirectional promoters and thought to be involved in promoting expression of the gene transcribed from the opposite strand. Takuya Imamura and colleagues (p.910) now set out to[…]

From bench to newspaper

Posted by on February 20th, 2015

Alongside my main role as community manager of the Node I am also Development’s online editor, and one of my responsibilities is writing press releases. I recently wrote a press release on a Development paper that received some media attention, and I was surprised by the way the story was covered. The articles ranged from[…]

Postdoctoral Positions in Developmental Organogenesis

Posted by on February 19th, 2015

POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS are available to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms controlling the development of the lymphatic vasculature and the visual system using available mouse models and 3D self-organizing stem cells and iPS. Highly motivated individuals who recently obtained a PhD. or MD degree and have a strong background in stem cells and molecular and[…]

Postdoctoral position in chromatin regulation and epigenetic control of Drosophila development

Posted by on February 19th, 2015

Stockholm University, Sweden, invites applications for one postdoctoral position in the laboratory of Professor Mattias Mannervik at the Department of Molecular Biosciences, The Wenner-Gren Institute ( The position is scheduled to start as soon as possible. Transcriptional coregulators are proteins that facilitate communication between transcription factors and the basal transcription apparatus, in part by affecting[…]