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Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities to Study Gene Regulatory Dynamics in induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs)

Posted by on October 23rd, 2019

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (N.I.S.T.) is recruiting recent PhD’s. The laboratory is located near Washington, DC. Our research program focuses on characterizing the dynamics of gene regulatory networks in human iPSCs and in developing quantitative models that describe the pluripotency landscape.   We invite interested candidates to apply for Postdoctoral Research Fellowships available[…]

A gnawing question: which cells are responsible for tooth renewal and regeneration?

Posted by on October 23rd, 2019

By Amnon Sharir (UCSF), Allon M Klein (HMS), Ophir D Klein (UCSF) As most mouse geneticists know, treating a rodent with malocclusion of its front teeth can be a Sisyphean task: as much as one trims the tooth, it grows right back within a few days (Figure 1). The basis of this often-frustrating situation is that[…]

Postdoc Position to work on Regeneration

Posted by on October 23rd, 2019

The Echeverri lab at the MBL seeks a highly motivated individual to join the Eugene Bell Center for Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering as a Postdoctoral Researcher.  The successful candidate will work on neurodegeneration and regeneration in axolotls. The specific goal of the project is to examine how pathways that are essential for regeneration have[…]

Postdoc positions in Drosophila neurobiology

Posted by on October 23rd, 2019

Two postdoc positions are available at Columbia University’s  Zuckerman Institute in New York City. Both positions focus on Drosophila neuroscience. One aims to better understand how adult neural circuits are assembled during development (e.g. Venkatasubramanian et al.); the second studies how these circuits are used as adult flies walk (e.g. Howard et al.). Please email[…]

Bioinformatics postdoctoral position in single-cell genomics, University of Basel, Switzerland

Posted by on October 22nd, 2019

A fully funded bioinformatics postdoctoral position is available in the Laboratory of Regulatory Evolution (Tschopp lab) at DUW Zoology, University of Basel, Switzerland. We study the gene regulatory mechanisms of cell fate specification in the vertebrate skeleton. Depending on anatomical location, the vertebrate skeleton develops from three distinct progenitor populations – neural crest, somitic and[…]

Mammalian Genetics & Development Workshop – 30th anniversary!

Posted by on October 21st, 2019

A meeting of the Genetics Society  3rd December 2019 Venue: UCL Institute of Child Health, Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1EH Organisers: Nick Greene (UCL), Cynthia Andoniadou (KCL), Andy Copp (UCL) The Mammalian Genetics and Development Workshop is an annual meeting focusing on the development and genetics of mammals.  The Meeting is based on the submitted abstracts,[…]

Postdoc Position, Inner Ear Development and Innervation, University of Utah

Posted by on October 17th, 2019

The Deans laboratory at the University of Utah is recruiting motivated postdoctoral fellows to fill NIH-funded research positions investigating the role of Planar Cell Polarity (PCP) signaling during Inner Ear development and cochlear innervation.  We apply basic developmental biology, mouse genetics, and biochemical approaches to define mechanisms of sensory receptor differentiation and innervation using the[…]

PhD Studentship: Exploring the chromatin landscape in early development

Posted by on October 17th, 2019

PhD studentship to start in October 2020 with Grant Wheeler at the University of East Anglia in Norwich.   The Neural Crest and Placodes are groups of cells found only in vertebrates, specifically in the embryo. They originate at the neural border between the ectoderm and neuroectoderm. Once specified the Neural Crest undergo an epithelial[…]

Postdoctoral position in Quantitative Live Imaging of Cell Fate Choice and Organization

Posted by on October 16th, 2019

The Posfai Lab at Princeton University ( is looking to recruit a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to study the molecular and cellular mechanisms of cell fate choice and emergent organization during early embryonic development, using the preimplantation mouse embryo as a model system. The project will combine genetic engineering and quantitative, high-resolution live imaging using[…]

PhD position in Neurogenesis – Bergen, Norway

Posted by on October 16th, 2019

A PhD position is available in the group “Cnidarian Neural Development” (Fabian Rentzsch) at the University of Bergen/Sars Centre in Bergen, Norway.The group uses the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis to study molecular, cellular and evolutionary aspects of nervous system development (e.g. Richards and Rentzsch, Development 2014, 2015; Busengdal and Rentzsch, Dev Biol 2017). This PhD project addresses[…]