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Tenure Track position at Boston College in Developmental and Cell Biology

Posted by on October 23rd, 2020

The Biology Department of Boston College seeks to recruit a tenure-track faculty member with research and teaching interests in the area of Cell & Developmental Biology. The ideal candidate is expected to establish a rigorous, externally funded research program that contributes to, or complements, current strengths in using in vivo model systems to answer fundamental[…]

Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Program in Brain Sciences – The Hebrew University

Posted by on October 22nd, 2020

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 30, 2020   The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC) builds upon Hebrew University‘s record of excellence and innovation in its multidisciplinary approach to brain sciences. ELSC invites applications for postdoctoral fellows in the following fields: theoretical and computational neuroscience, systems neuroscience, molecular and cellular mechanisms, cognitive neuroscience, and neuronal circuits.[…]

Genetics Unzipped: The Past, Present and Future of the Human Genome Project

Posted by on October 22nd, 2020

In this episode we bring you an in-depth interview with Dr Eric Green, director of the US National Human Genome Research Institute and one of the key instigators of the Human Genome Project, to talk about the past, present and future of human genomics.

Meeting Report: From Stem Cells to Human Development

Posted by on October 21st, 2020

Mustafa Güven gives a student’s perspective on Development’s recent virtual meeting: From Stem Cells to Human Development. Below the piece you’ll also find Mustafa’s Turkish translation of the report. For a ‘behind the scenes’ look at the meeting, go here. As a fourth-year medical student from Van, Turkey, I have witnessed birth and death on[…]

16 fully funded four-year positions in the Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme: Applications Now Open

Posted by on October 20th, 2020

Recruiting 16 motivated students from around the world to join a fully-funded four year PhD programme in an international scientific environment at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Research Centers. Positions starting September 2021. Applicants of all nationalities may be awarded funding, provided they fulfill all of the eligibility criteria. Programme Outline The four-year programme is divided[…]

Postdoc position in cellular pattern formation in plants at the MPIPZ (computational+experimental work)

Posted by on October 20th, 2020

The Department of Plant Developmental Biology at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research (Cologne, Germany) invites applications for a Postdoctoral position in cellular pattern formation in plants.  This position will be held in the interdisciplinary group led by Dr Pau Formosa-Jordan. The research project will consist of studying how cells become different from[…]

Looking to crustaceans to understand insect wing evolution

Posted by on October 19th, 2020

The wings of vertebrates, like birds and bats, emerged relatively recently, and we understand that these wings evolved from forelimbs. Even for the mythological dragon there seems to be a consensus (at least in recent depictions) that their wings are also derived from their forelimbs. Insects, however, possess both wings AND limbs on their winged[…]

Postdoc in neural stem cell metabolism – Francis Crick Institute, London

Posted by on October 19th, 2020

  A four year postdoctoral position in the lab of Alex Gould is now available. Previous work in the laboratory, using Drosophila, has shown that the neural stem cell niche plays a critical role in sparing the developing CNS from stresses such as nutrient restriction and hypoxia (PMID: 26451484, PMID: 21816278). We are now looking[…]

#DevBiolWriteClub on the Node, Post #2:

Posted by on October 18th, 2020

In my first post a few months back, I talked about the need for working scientists to create new habits of mind by practicing the craft of being a writer.  Since then, I took my own advice.  I abandoned Twitter, helped folks in the lab to get five papers into the BioRxiv, and finally finished[…]

Postdoc position “Functional proteomics of multiciliated cells” – Kodjabachian Lab, IBDM, Marseille, France

Posted by on October 16th, 2020

  The Kodjabachian lab at the Institute of Developmental Biology of Marseille (IBDM) is seeking a young and talented postdoctoral scientist with strong background in cell and developmental biology, and a keen interest in integrative quantitative biology and interdisciplinary research. Our lab uses advanced imaging techniques (such as confocal videomicroscopy, super-resolution microscopy and 3D electron microscopy) to study the biology of ciliated epithelia at multiple scales. In vertebrate[…]