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Maheshwari Lab - Computational Genomics of Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Date Posted:
7/18/2018

Pediatrics

MD

A postdoctoral fellowship/research scientist position is available at Maheshwari laboratory of the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. The individual will lead integrative computational genomics initiatives to characterize the mammalian genomic landscape and the enteric microbiome during necrotizing enterocolitis, which is an inflammatory bowel necrosis of premature infants. The candidate will also participate in the development of novel animal models to investigate neonatal intestinal injury. He/she will receive multidisciplinary training in or will be an active participant in projects combining computational genomics, integrative bioinformatics, molecular biology, and translational research. The candidate must hold a Ph.D. degree in the Biomedical Sciences or an advanced degree in bioinformatics. Preference will be given to highly-motivated candidates with an outstanding publication record in bioinformatics-based research, and those with established expertise in computational genomics, bioinformatics, or biostatistics.

The candidate will perform integrative analysis of deep-sequencing datasets of mammalian cells and 16S rRNA-based or whole genome sequencing for the gut microbiome. He/she will collaborate with other lab members who are focused on the development of animal and cellular models, and will also have opportunities to teach medical and bioscience trainees at various levels who might rotate through the lab.

Maheshwari laboratory is a translational research lab in the Department of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. For more information, please send your CV, cover letter, and the contact information of 3 referees to:

 Akhil Maheshwari, M.D.

Professor of Pediatrics, PAR
?Director, Eudowood Division of Neonatology
?Vice-Chair (Integration), Department of Pediatrics
?Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
??Office: The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center / Room 8530
?   1800 Orleans Street
?   Baltimore, Maryland 21287
?   Email: akhil@jhmi.edu; Phone: 410-955-4574; Fax 410-955-0298


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POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN EPIDEMIOLOGY OF AGING

Date Posted:
6/19/2018

Epidemiology of Aging Program at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (BSPH)

MD

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN EPIDEMIOLOGY OF AGING

The Epidemiology of Aging Program at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (BSPH) is currently seeking a postdoctoral fellow for the 2018-2020 academic years. The candidate will be expected to engage in lab meetings, research in progress meetings with the National Institute on Aging, and seminars on aging, and to work with core faculty on existing or newly developed research projects centered on aging, physical activity, and cognition.The ideal candidate will have experience working with objectively measured physical activity data from wearable accelerometers and/or cognitive imaging data including MRI and PET imaging.

The candidate will work closely with the principal investigator (Dr. Jennifer Schrack) and co-investigators to acquire special skills and expertise in conducting gerontological research at the intersection of physical and cognitive decline. Suitable postdoctoral applicants will hold a Ph.D. in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or other quantitatively oriented population health field; or an M.D. with a dedication to the pursuit of geriatrics and development of methodological skills. Funding will provide a stipend, health insurance, and needed supplies (software, computer, etc.) and conference travel at the discretion of the P.I.

Interested candidates should send:
? Curriculum Vitae (CV)
? Name and contact information of three (3) references
? Official Transcripts (only transcript from PhD or MD program required) to Jennifer Schrack, PhD at jschrack@jhu.edu.

Applicants should also include a statement of goals and objectives in their email which describes why they are interested in research about aging or the health of older adults. Please address interests and goals, related to (i) research, (ii) education, and (iii) practice (public health, clinical or commercial), and the relative priority you place on each of these as you envision your future career.

The statement should describe career goals and career development plans for the fellowship, including a)the skills, knowledge or certifications the applicant seeks to obtain; and b) expected effects on career goals.For applicants with doctoral degrees in areas other than biostatistics and epidemiology, please provide adescription of quantitative background. For applicants with resumes lacking peer-reviewed research articles,please characterize extent of research preparedness. The statement should not exceed 2 pages.Please contact jschrack@jhu.edu with any questions.


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Human Genetics/Genomics Postdoctoral Fellow

Date Posted:
6/19/2018

Ashish Kapoor Lab at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

TX

Human Genetics/Genomics Postdoctoral Fellow

An open position for a postdoctoral fellow in human genetics/genomics field is available in the laboratory of Ashish Kapoor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Overview: The Kapoor lab focuses on understanding the role of variable gene expression driven by non-coding cis-regulatory sequence variation in human disease/trait risk. Although, genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have beyond doubt established a major role for variable gene expression as the basis for trait variation and disease risk, the underlying molecular mechanisms remain largely unknown. We utilize a wide array of genetic, biochemical, cellular, functional genomic, epigenomic and computational approaches to identify the molecular components and the structure of the regulatory apparatus underlying gene expression variation in humans. For more information please visit: https://www.uth.edu/imm/faculty/profile?id=19e3224f-26cc-4a97-8735-27a359e81c9c

Application requirements:  We are seeking a talented and highly motivated individual with a Ph.D. in human genetics, genomics, or other relevant field to join the lab. The candidate must demonstrate scientific productivity, rigor and creativity with a strong publication record in peer-reviewed scientific journals. The candidate must demonstrate initiative and the capacity to conduct independent research. Excellent communication and organizational skills are required. The successful candidate will be leading projects on functional characterization of GWAS signals to understand the molecular basis of observed genetic associations. Individuals with both wet lab and computational/statistical experience are preferred.

Salary and benefits will follow National Institutes of Health and UTHealth guidelines. UTHealth offers limited housing opportunities for postdoctoral fellows and a large number of benefits.

The Kapoor lab is located in the Center for Human Genetics at the Institute of Molecular Medicine, McGovern Medical School, UTHealth. UTHealth is one of the several institutions located at the world-renowned Texas Medical Center. The vast resources within UTHealth and other institutions at the Texas Medical Center make it an ideal place to facilitate the success of projects and provide avenues for collaborations with other laboratories. And the city of Houston is the fourth most populous city in the US and with over 80 diplomatic missions, Houston is also one of the most diverse cities in the US.

How to apply: Applicants should submit their CV, along with a letter outlining their interests and contact information of three references to ashish.kapoor@uth.tmc.edu with "Genetics/Genomics Postdoc" in the subject line.

UTHealth is an EEO/AA employer. UTHealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. EOE/M/F/Disabled/Vet.

 


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Scientific Project Manager - Metabolic Disorders

Date Posted:
6/15/2018

Foundation for the National Institutes of Health

MD

Scientific Project Manager - Metabolic Disorders

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) (www.fnih.org) is one of the premier non-profit organizations in the biomedical research field. The FNIH accelerates research by forging powerful public-private partnerships among the NIH and leading public and private sector institutions including cutting-edge initiatives such as the Biomarkers Consortium, the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) and the Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP).

Job Description:

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) is seeking a Scientific Project Manager for Metabolic Disorders to guide the conduct of major research partnerships with diverse stakeholders including biopharmaceutical companies, healthcare not-for-profit partners, government, and academic scientists. The Project Manager will be responsible for day-to-day management of specific research initiatives in CNS disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, autism spectrum disorders and major depressive disorder. Duties involve guiding scientific project meetings, managing logistics, timelines, and budgets, as well as other related activities. Work will be conducted under supervision of the Scientific Program Manager - Neuroscience at the FNIH offices located in Bethesda, Maryland.

This is a non-research, administrative management position requiring excellent interpersonal and writing skills, a high level of organization, diplomacy, focus, ability to work under tight deadlines, and familiarity with biomedical research environments.

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate their strong qualifications in:

  • Managing scientific, science-related or clinical projects including complex project logistics and budgets;
  • Managing relationships among diverse scientific and administrative partners from different sectors (government, academia, and/or private industry);
  • Coordinating and facilitating cross-functional scientific or project team meetings, taking minutes, and tracking action items;
  • Assisting in developing and managing grants/contracts including evaluation and refinement of statements of work, project budgets, and milestones;
  • Preparing clear and concise meeting summaries and written reports.

Ideal candidates will be able to show:

  • 3+ years of relevant project management experience (Project Management Certification or consulting experience is a plus);
  • A Master’s degree (or higher) in a biomedical science or a related discipline; 
  • Scientific expertise in either metabolic diseases, diabetes or liver disease is a plus;
  • Experience with issues related to managing scientific data including clinical, genomic, proteomic and metabolomic data;
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills;
  • Ability to demonstrate tact, diplomacy and initiative when working with others.

To Apply:

Email your cover letter, resume, three references and your salary requirements to Subject: SPMMDWS at resumes@fnih.org. Cover letter should address the candidate's qualifications and attributes in the areas outlined above.


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National Biosafety and Biocontainment Training Program Fellowship

Date Posted:
6/15/2018

National Biosafety and Biocontainment Training Program

MD

The NBBTP is a partnership between the Division of Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health. This is a rare opportunity for individuals seeking work in high containment facilities to receive professional training in biosafety and biocontainment at one of the foremost biomedical research centers in the world. Additional information regarding the Fellowships and Professional Development courses is online at www.nbbtp.org; Application packages are due August 1, 2018; fellowships begin January 8, 2019 at the NIH Bethesda campus.

 The NBBTP Fellowship is designed specifically for people interested in careers in high-containment. This is an intensive two years, immersive experience where Fellows are introduced to all elements of biosafety. The program includes traditional lectures, reading assignments, mentoring projects and travel to off-site conferences and training sessions.

 Program Eligibility:?NBBTP Fellowships are available only to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or Nationals of the United States who meet all federal regulations and policies necessary for working with select agents. Fellows must have a minimum of a Masters degree in the Life Sciences (or related fields), be willing to relocate to the Bethesda, MD area for two years, and be able to travel to participate in multi-week assignments. Additional eligibility guidelines, including information on English proficiency, are posted online at: http://www.nbbtp.org/policies-and-guidelines/#ProgramEligibility.

 How to Apply: Interested applicants must complete the Fellowship Application online at https://nbbtpapplication.org/application/. Resumes/CV’s are required components of the application package. However, applicants who submit resumes/CVs without the additional required application materials will not be considered. All application materials are due by the close of business on August 1, 2018 including, resume/CV, official transcripts from the university of highest degree and references forms (http://www.nbbtp.org/reference-form/).

 The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

Stipend amounts are based on the NIH IRTA scale. 

Contact: Jennifer Cole, jcole@nbbtp.org

 

 

 

 


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Post Doctoral Researcher in Biochemistry or Pharmacology

Date Posted:
6/7/2018

Drexel University College of Medicine

PA

Post Doctoral Researcher  
3630  
A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the Sato laboratory, at Drexel University College of Medicine to study G-Protein Coupled Receptor (GPCR) signaling in the pancreas-heart cross-talk. The Sato laboratory is located in the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology. We have access to state-of-the-art resources for metabolic studies, bioimaging and cardiovascular research.
We seek to hire an outstanding experimentalist with a Ph.D. in biochemistry, pharmacology or equivalent, and demonstrated experience in cell signaling and molecular cloning. Knowledge of biochemical methodologies, immunohistochemistry, echocardiography, metabolism, and rodent work (preferably mice) is highly sought. Only candidates that have first-author publications in peer-reviewed journals will be considered.  LINK TO POSTING
Self learner and motivated.
Strong organizational skills and stellar work ethic.
Capable of working independently or as a team member.
Previous research experience and a Ph.D. or equivalent.
Proactive problem solver.
Excellent English speaking and writing skills.
Good record of productivity. This will be shown by publications, abstracts, awards, and references.  
Ability to perform basic cell and molecular biology techniques such as Cell Culture, ELISA, Western Blotting, Immunohistochemistry, Fluorescence Microscopy or qRT-PCR.
Willingness and ability to work with mice.
Strong desire to learn about / study cardiovascular research.
Prepare publications, abstracts and oral / poster presentations.
Participate in lab meetings and scientific discussion.
Supplemental Position Information
Please contact Priscila Sato, Ph.D. (pys26@drexel.edu) for additional information  
This position is supported either fully or partially by external funds; therefore, any offer of employment and the continuation of employment are contingent on receipt of those external funds
Drexel University offers an attractive benefits package including tuition remission, a generous retirement package with matching funds (up to 11 percent) and an opportunity to join a talented team of professionals directly helping the University achieve its record growth and quality reputation.
Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment may not begin until the University accepts the results of the background investigation.
Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members. The University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and any other prohibited characteristic. Please visit our website to view all University Policies and Workplace Postings.  
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Scientific Sales Representative, Cell Separation Products

Date Posted:
6/13/2018

STEMCELL Technologies

MD

Job IDR0000722

Date posted05/07/2018

STEMCELL Technologies Inc. is a privately-owned biotechnology company based in Vancouver that helps power leading-edge life science research around the world. Scientists performing stem cell, immunology, cancer, regenerative medicine and cellular therapy research are among those who rely on our cell culture media, cell separation products, instruments, ancillary reagents and contract assay services. We create novel, useful, standardized products of unfailing quality and deliver them to more than 70 countries via our many regional offices plus distribution centres in Vancouver, Seattle, Grenoble and Singapore.  Driven by our love of science and our passion for quality, we see ourselves simply as “Scientists Helping Scientists” – standing by our customers to provide outstanding products, technical support and training.  We have over 1000 science-oriented employees globally, including 250 PhDs/MScs, with most others holding a BSc or engineering degree.  STEMCELL is proud to be the largest Biotechnology employer in Canada.

 Job Description Summary

 Job Summary

Are you a self-driven, enthusiastic, and resourceful Scientist with immunology experience? Do you have experience with magnetic cell separation techniques, flow cytometry, and immune cell based assays? STEMCELL Technologies is a fast-growing, privately owned biotechnology company looking for a motivated Scientific Sales Representative to help grow our revenue and support the use of our Cell Separation products by customers in the fields of immunology, cancer and cell therapy, among others. We strive for profitable growth and support great science through a sales team that is both scientifically astute and comfortable communicating solutions to a dynamic and intelligent customer base.

  Job Description 

  • Develop, propose, and implement quarterly territory plans to meet revenue goals.

  • Assist customers in troubleshooting their experiments including but not limited to tissue preparation, magnetic cell separation, flow cytometry analysis, and immune cell based assays.

  • Gain an understanding of customers’ projects through in-person meetings, phone calls, and emails, in order to position our Cell Separation and Immunology related products as valuable solutions to their needs.

  • Develop and maintain valuable relationships with existing customers to fully support their workflow.

  • Strategize and identify high-value prospective customers, create initial contact (cold calling), generate opportunities to sell our product portfolio, and close sales opportunities.

  • Develop and maintain deep product knowledge to sell consultatively and challenge prospective clients on solutions that best meet their needs.

  • Work collaboratively with Inside Sales to follow up on new leads and referrals in a timely and effective manner.

  • Attend conferences, trade shows, and seminars as required.

  • Prepare price quotations and negotiate discounts.

  • Document all communications and customer interactions in CRM (Salesforce.com)

  • Liaise with internal Scientific Support staff and Research and Development staff regarding difficult troubleshooting and product development.

 Qualifications and Experience

  • BSc, MSc or PhD in Immunology is preferred. Degrees in Hematology, Molecular Biology or an allied science is accepted with immunology-related experience.

  • Basic understanding of the Cell Separation market.

  • Excellent self-awareness, enthusiasm, intrinsic motivation and resourcefulness.

  • Proven ability to work effectively both autonomously and collaboratively.

  • Sales experience is an asset, but is not required

 This is an opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a science-oriented, creative and dynamic environment. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and significant career development opportunities.

 To apply please select the apply button. You will then be directed to a login screen asking you to set up an account. You must set up an account in order to apply. 

Create an account by selecting the create account button.  You will then be asked for your email and to create a password. Your Password must be eight characters long, contain at least one special character, one capital letter, and a number.Once you have created your password you will be asked to upload your resume. Uploading your resume will provide the ability to auto-populate your application with information from your resume. If you prefer to manually complete all of the fields in the application you can do this by clicking next. You can upload your cover letter as an attachment in the attachments screen. Thank you for your interest in STEMCELL!
 

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Scientific Sales Representative, Cell Separation Products

Date Posted:
6/13/2018

STEMCELL Technologies

PA

Job IDR0000700

Date posted05/04/2018

STEMCELL Technologies Inc. is a privately-owned biotechnology company based in Vancouver that helps power leading-edge life science research around the world. Scientists performing stem cell, immunology, cancer, regenerative medicine and cellular therapy research are among those who rely on our cell culture media, cell separation products, instruments, ancillary reagents and contract assay services. We create novel, useful, standardized products of unfailing quality and deliver them to more than 70 countries via our many regional offices plus distribution centres in Vancouver, Seattle, Grenoble and Singapore.  Driven by our love of science and our passion for quality, we see ourselves simply as “Scientists Helping Scientists” – standing by our customers to provide outstanding products, technical support and training.  We have over 1000 science-oriented employees globally, including 250 PhDs/MScs, with most others holding a BSc or engineering degree.  STEMCELL is proud to be the largest Biotechnology employer in Canada.

Job Description Summary

 Job Summary

Are you a self-driven, enthusiastic, and resourceful Scientist with immunology experience? Do you have experience with magnetic cell separation techniques, flow cytometry, and immune cell based assays? STEMCELL Technologies is a fast-growing, privately owned biotechnology company looking for a motivated Scientific Sales Representative to help grow our revenue and support the use of our Cell Separation products by customers in the fields of immunology, cancer and cell therapy, among others. We strive for profitable growth and support great science through a sales team that is both scientifically astute and comfortable communicating solutions to a dynamic and intelligent customer base.

 Job Description 

  • Develop, propose, and implement quarterly territory plans to meet revenue goals.

  • Assist customers in troubleshooting their experiments including but not limited to tissue preparation, magnetic cell separation, flow cytometry analysis, and immune cell based assays.

  • Gain an understanding of customers’ projects through in-person meetings, phone calls, and emails, in order to position our Cell Separation and Immunology related products as valuable solutions to their needs.

  • Develop and maintain valuable relationships with existing customers to fully support their workflow.

  • Strategize and identify high-value prospective customers, create initial contact (cold calling), generate opportunities to sell our product portfolio, and close sales opportunities.

  • Develop and maintain deep product knowledge to sell consultatively and challenge prospective clients on solutions that best meet their needs.

  • Work collaboratively with Inside Sales to follow up on new leads and referrals in a timely and effective manner.

  • Attend conferences, trade shows, and seminars as required.

  • Prepare price quotations and negotiate discounts.

  • Document all communications and customer interactions in CRM (Salesforce.com)

  • Liaise with internal Scientific Support staff and Research and Development staff regarding difficult troubleshooting and product development.

 Qualifications and Experience

  • BSc, MSc or PhD in Immunology is preferred. Degrees in Hematology, Molecular Biology or an allied science is accepted with immunology-related experience.

  • Basic understanding of the Cell Separation market.

  • Excellent self-awareness, enthusiasm, intrinsic motivation and resourcefulness.

  • Proven ability to work effectively both autonomously and collaboratively.

  • Sales experience is an asset, but is not required

  This is an opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a science-oriented, creative and dynamic environment. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and significant career development opportunities.

 To apply please select the apply button. You will then be directed to a login screen asking you to set up an account. You must set up an account in order to apply. 

Create an account by selecting the create account button.  You will then be asked for your email and to create a password. Your Password must be eight characters long, contain at least one special character, one capital letter, and a number.Once you have created your password you will be asked to upload your resume. Uploading your resume will provide the ability to auto-populate your application with information from your resume. If you prefer to manually complete all of the fields in the application you can do this by clicking next. You can upload your cover letter as an attachment in the attachments screen. Thank you for your interest in STEMCELL!
 

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Multiple Postdoctoral Opportunities

Date Posted:
6/7/2018

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

OH

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Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is a premier pediatric research institution with over 900 diverse and productive faculty members. Here, researchers work collaboratively across specialties and divisions to address some of the biggest challenges we face today in improving child health. A strong network of research support services and facilities, along with institutional commitment to research, push our team of faculty, postdocs and support staff to explore the boundaries of what is possible, leading to significant breakthroughs. We are driven by our mission to improve child health and transform the delivery of care through fully integrated, globally recognized research, education and innovation.

Post-doctoral research fellows at Cincinnati Children’s are valued for their unique interests and strengths, and are supported by our institution’s strong programming for post-docs through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the Office of Academic Affairs and Career Development. Mentoring, support for international students and an emphasis on crafting high-quality grant proposals are only a few of the features that set our program apart. Cincinnati Children’s is a respected part of the broader, and very vibrant, Cincinnati community. With a thriving arts scene, numerous festivals celebrating music and food, a passionate fan following for our college and professional sports teams, and a variety of opportunities for outdoor activities, our region is truly a great place to work and live.


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Postdoc in Noncoding RNA Research

Date Posted:
6/7/2018

The Kornfeld Lab of Noncoding RNA Research, University of Southern Denmark

INT

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We are always happy to receive tailored applications and expressions of interests from postdocs or PhD students with interest in metabolism and noncoding RNAs, epigenomics and methylomics in vivo. In case funding is not available, we are happy to assist you with grant applications and interim financial support to kick-start your research with us!

We are also looking forward to applications from Master (M.Sc.) Students starting in Sommer Semester 2018/19. 

If case you are interested in joining our lab, please send a letter of motivation and 2-3 academic referees to Jan-Wilhelm (Jan-Wilhelm.Kornfeld(AT)sf.mpg.de) or (janwilhelmkornfeld(AT)bmb.sdu.dk).

Noncoding RNAs: Dark matter of the genome

The impact of Noncoding RNAs (ncRNAs) such as microRNAs and, more recently, long ncRNAs (LncRNAs) onto eukaryotic gene regulation has just started to be understood. The Kornfeld lab would like to take part in this 'Noncoding RNA revolution' by identifying novel ncRNAs and elucidating their role in homeostatic circuits regulating energy homeostasis in health and disease. We apply state-of-the art techniques such as next-generation sequencing, the generation of transgenic mouse models and in vivo anti-ncRNA approaches to ultimately better understand the intricate biology of disease-associated ncRNAs. Our ultimatate goal is to define novel sequence-specific anti-ncRNAs therapeutics for anti-obesity intervention.


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Postdoctoral fellowships in computational biology and machine learning

Date Posted:
6/7/2018

The Hoffman Lab at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University of Toronto

INT

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The Hoffman Lab at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the University of Toronto seeks new members for our team. We develop machine learning techniques to better understand chromatin biology. These models and algorithms transform high-dimensional functional genomics data into interpretable patterns and lead to new biological insight. A key focus of the lab is to train a new generation of computational biologists.

Postdoctoral fellowships in computational biology and machine learning

We seek postdoctoral fellows for several projects in computational genomics and machine learning. Selected projects include:

  1. Integrating epigenomic and sequence data to better understand human gene regulation.

  2. Creating models of transcription factor binding that allow us to predict the effects of perturbations.

  3. Developing deep learning techniques to find novel behavior in multiple functional genomics datasets.

We also welcome your project ideas! The project should concern mammalian epigenomics. Cancer relevance preferred.

Required qualifications: Doctorate in computational biology, computer science, electrical engineering, statistics, or physics, obtained within the last five years. Submitted first-author or joint first-author papers in genomics or machine learning research. Experience in scientific programming in a Unix environment.

Not required, but preferred qualifications: Experience with epigenomics and graphical models. First-author papers published in peer-reviewed journals, refereed conference proceedings, or a preprint archive. Experience programming in Python, R, C, and C++.

Benefits: Includes extended medical insurance, dental insurance, maternity benefits (15 weeks), parental benefits (additional 35 weeks), child care program (fee applies), defined-benefit pension plan, and employment insurance. Flexible work hours.

To apply: We will accept applications until the positions are filled. Please submit your CV (as PDF), one representative paper (as PDF), and the URL of a web page containing a code sample written by you (for example, on Bitbucket or GitHub) to join@hoffmanlab.org.

The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is a teaching hospital and research institute affiliated with the University of Toronto. It has the largest cancer research program in Canada. It is a component of the University Health Network, Canada's largest hospital.

The Hoffman Lab is part of a Centre for Cancer Epigenomics at the Princess Margaret. There are ample opportunities for collaboration and scientific exchange with a large community of genomics, computational biology, and machine learning groups at the University of Toronto and associated institutions, such as The Hospital for Sick Children.

We emphasize the development of research skills for all lab members. Some skills we will help you train in: biological knowledge, machine learning techniques, programming, scientific project management, oral presentations, written communication, scientific publication, grant writing. Michael meets with lab members weekly to discuss research progress and training needs. Lab members receive a written evaluation three times annually.

We particularly encourage candidates who are women or members of underrepresented minorities.


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Postdoc in Computational Biology

Date Posted:
6/7/2018

Netherlands Cancer Institute

INT

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Computational biology position - Genomics of breast cancer and prostate cancer

Project information:
Breast cancer and prostate cancer are the most-commonly diagnosed tumor types, globally. Both tumor types are considered hormone-dependent cancers, and hormonal therapy represents the mainstay therapeutic option for most of these patients. However, resistance to treatment is common, and an urgent clinical need exists to identify novel therapeutic options and to develop new biomarkers for therapy response prediction. Hormone receptors are ligand-dependent transcription factors that associate with enhancer elements to regulate gene expression programs in 3D genomic space.

The project is aimed to identify biomarkers for hormonal treatment response in breast cancer and prostate cancer, and involves multi-dimensional genomic data integration (RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq, Hi-C, GRO-seq etc). Data from cell lines as well tumor tissue from multiple clinical trials will be used, geared to bring the scientific results swiftly and efficiently to the patient.

The project will employ the complementary expertise and tools from the groups of Wilbert Zwart, specialized in chromatin genomics of breast and prostate cancer and the Computational Cancer Biology group lead by Lodewyk Wessels at the Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam. The position is will be shared between these groups.

Your profile:

We are seeking highly motivated Postdoc or PhD candidates with a degree in bioinformatics, computer science, mathematics or physics and with a strong cancer biology interest. Preferably applicants should have a strong documented experience in analyzing high-throughput genomics data. Fluency in spoken and written English is a strong requirement.

Your career opportunities and terms of employment:

Postdocs will be employed for a period of 4 years. The gross salary per month will be from € 3.490,- to € 3.917,- according to the FWG – level 55, depending on previous experience. PhD students will be employed for a period of 4 years. The gross salary per month will be from € 2.665,- to € 3.282,- according to the PhD-scales depending on previous experience. The terms of employment will be in accordance with the CAO Ziekenhuizen (Collective Labour Agreement for Hospitals).

Want more information?
Please contact Dr. Wilbert Zwart (+31 20 512 2101, w.zwart@nki.nl) or Dr. Lodewyk Wessels, (+31 20 512 7987, l.wessels@nki.nl). Also see ccb.nki.nl for further information.

Interested?
Your application letter and resume can be attached before 15 August 2018 to the application form on our website (see link below). After submitting the form, you will receive a confirmation as soon as possible.


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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Machine Learning and Cancer Research

Date Posted:
6/7/2018

Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine, University of Southern California

CA

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Find your future at the Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC!

We are looking for outstanding individuals from various backgrounds to help us engender transformative changes in the management of cancer and chronic illness. If you are looking to use your expertise alongside world-class researchers to significantly impact human health, well-being, quantity and quality of life, consider joining the team at the Ellison Institute.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar Research Associate for the Ruderman Laboratory who has expertise in machine learning and has a strong interest in cancer research. The candidate will collaborate with biological scientists and clinicians to understand their experiments and data to devise predictive machine learning platforms. Expertise in multiple machine learning approaches, including SVMs, DCNNs, and elastic nets is required. The ability to communicate effectively with biologists and clinicians on their own terms is essential. The successful applicant will be capable of working with complex multi-modal data and distilling them into formats appropriate for machine learning. Data sets will include histopathology images, high-dimensional multi-omic data, time series from live cell microscopy, and complex clinical data from electronic medical records. The candidate must be willing to perform low-level data manipulations, including locating/downloading data from public resources, populating databases, and data reformatting. 


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Postdoctoral Scholar in Bioinformatics

Date Posted:
6/7/2018

The Telese Lab, University of California, San Diego

CA

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Postdoctoral Scholar in Bioinformatics

School of Medicine

Medicine

epigenetics, transcriptomics, neuroscience

The Telese Lab in the Department of Medicine at the University of California San Diego seeks an enthusiastic, highly motivated and experienced researcher with a background in bioinformatics and a documented track record in next-generation sequencing data analysis. The Telese lab studies epigenetic mechanisms that regulate gene expression in the brain and their contribution to neurological disorders. We are particularly interested in the role of enhancer elements in the control of chromatin regulatory processes. Our major NIH-funded project focuses on epigenetic and transcriptional changes associated with the abuse of synthetic cannabinoids in adolescence using mice models. Experimental techniques used in the lab include ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, GRO-seq, and a variety of cellular and molecular assays. More info to be found here: http://profiles.ucsd.edu/francesca.telese

The successful candidate will contribute to develop an innovative research program involving computational analysis of data and is expected to provide bioinformatics resources to the members of the Lab.

UCSD is committed to build a culturally diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from female and minority candidates are strongly encouraged. 

The position is for two-year contract with possibility of extension. The candidate must be US citizen or permanent resident.

Required skills include:

- PhD in bioinformatics/computational biology or related field

- Proven knowledge of NGS analysis tools

- Capability of working in a collaborative environment

- Excellent communication skills in English 

Two-year contract with possibility of extension

Interested candidates should contact the PI (ftelese@ucsd.edu) and provide a CV and a cover letter

8/10/2018
 
Francesca Telese

ftelese@ucsd.edu
 
(858)246-2607

http://profiles.ucsd.edu/francesca.telese

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Postdoctoral Fellow - Genomic Structures in Leukemia

Date Posted:
6/7/2018

Van Andel Research Institute

MI

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Van Andel Research Institute’s Laboratories of Dr. Gerd Pfeifer and Dr. Xiaotian Zhang in Center for Epigenetics, Van Andel Institue, are seeking to hire a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on a recently awarded EvansMDS Foundation Young Investigator Award. 

The minimum 2-year postdoctoral position, with a possibility of extension pending successful grant applications and performance, is available immediately and intended for a motivated scientist who meets the qualifications and description outlined below. This fellow will investigate three-dimensional (3D) genome structure alterations in the leukemic transformation and the phase separation mechanism of mutant leukemia proteins.

There are two overall goals of this project.

  • The first is to study how the well organized 3D genome structure (TADs and Canyon interactions, Biorixv 2017) and nuclear architechture (nuclear bodies) is disrupted after leukemic transformation. The fellow will use imaging and NGS based tools to access the alteration of 3D genome structure. The fellow will also apply the epigenomic engineering tool to alter the abnormal structure in the transformed cells and dissect the intiating events of such abnormal change.
  • The second is to establish a novel mouse model with the deletion of key Polycomb target region. This fellow will use the CRISPR/Cas9 technology to generate genetic engineering mouse and characterize the phenotype of engineered mouse in limb and hematopoietic system development.

The fellow will primarily be a member of the Xiaotian Zhang laboratory, and directly report to Dr Xiaotian Zhang. As the fellow will be working on joint projects, he/she will also participate in regular group meetings together with both Drs. Xiaotian Zhang and Gerd Pfeifer and interact with both their research groups.

Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D., M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in molecular biology, biochemistry, and/or molecular genetics with preferred expertise in hematopoiesis.
  • Experience of working with epigenomic profiling method like ChIP-seq, WGBS and RNA-seq.
  • Previous experience with protein expression and mouse models.
  • A record of peer-reviewed publications is highly desirable.

Scientific Support for the Fellow

  • One supporting technician
  • Well trained lab technician team for support in NGS library preparation and imaging analysis.
  • State-of-Art core facilities on genomics, flow-cytometry, Vivarium and microscopy

Description of a Successful Candidate:

  • A self-motivated and driven individual who is able to exhibit exceptional research productivity and take responsibility for management of the project.
  • A detail-oriented researcher that thinks critically to effectively design experiments and solve complex research problems.
  • A strong ability to take initiative and work independently, as well as in a team environment.
  • A collaborative, hands-on researcher who proactively shares knowledge and expertise with lab members.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) provides postdoctoral training opportunities to scientists beginning their research careers. The fellowships are to help promising scientists advance their knowledge and research experience and at the same time support the research endeavors of VARI under the mentorship of a VARI Faculty member.

While this project is currently funded, an integral part of postdoctoral training is the process of preparing a research proposal and writing a fellowship application. All VARI Postdoctoral Fellows are encouraged to apply for external funding as soon as it is practical and reasonable after hire. Receiving a fellowship award provides recognition for both the fellow and VARI!

If you possess these attributes and desire to help us drive science from the bench to the clinic; while benefiting from a highly generous compensation package; we would welcome speaking with you and encourage you to apply today by visiting.

The Center for Epigenetics is a growing research environment with focus on epigenetic machenisms of human disease. The fellows will benefit from a training environment with weekly joint journal clubs, regular center joint meetings, regular extramural seminar speakers and chance for major scientific meetings in U.S..

Application Process:

Qualified applicants should provide the following document to to Xiaotian Zhang,  xiaotian.zhang@vai.org.

  • A very brief two paragraph, one-page limit cover letter outlining research experience and future research interests/plans.
  • A curriculum vitae.

VAI is actively striving to diversify its workforce and strongly encourages qualified individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. Van Andel Institute is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer.

This position will be open until filled. If you have any difficulty uploading your application or any questions, please email Eric Miller at eric.miller@vai.org


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Postdoctoral Fellow, Epigenetics/Computational biology

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, Dept of Genetics

PA

A postdoctoral position for a computational biologist is available in the interdisciplinary lab of Dr. Golnaz Vahedi. The Vahedi laboratory is part of the Department of Genetics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. We are also a member of the Institute for Immunology (https://goo.gl/Vi2jAP) and a core member of the Epigenetics Institute (https://goo.gl/GnaZdx). Our laboratory is multidisciplinary, integrating computational and experimental approaches to develop a single to collective cell understanding of gene regulation in immune cells. We blend epigenomics, human and mouse genetics, immunology, and computational biology to pursue a new understanding of gene regulation in the immune system. We use bulk assays including ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq, and chromatin conformation assays such as HiChIP, in addition to cutting-edge single-cell assays such as single-cell (sc)ATAC-seq and scRNA-seq. We take advantage of natural genetic variations in multiple strains of mice as an in vivo mutagenesis screen to assess the genome-wide effects of sequence variations on transcription factor binding, epigenomics and transcriptional outcomes in primary T cells. Our data integrations rely on available computational pipelines. We also develop novel computational techniques to fully understand the complexity of multidimensional epigenomics datasets in T cells. The latest publication from the lab featured on the cover of the Cell Press journal of Immunity accompanied with a News and Views article demonstrates our multidisciplinary research program:
https://goo.gl/xW7nmf

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Postdoctoral Researcher, Cancer

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

University of Pennsylvania - Perelman School of Medicine

PA

JOB DESCRIPTION
The Drapkin laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) is seeking to expand their work on early tumor development and progression, cancer genomics and epigenetics, and lineage dependencies. The goals of the lab are to translate important discoveries into clinically useful diagnostic and therapeutic tools. Several postdoctoral positions are immediately available for outstanding candidates.

ABOUT THE EMPLOYER
Dr. Drapkin is the Director of the Penn Ovarian Cancer Research Center (OCRC). Established in 2007, the OCRC serves as a catalyst to promote comprehensive and interdisciplinary research on ovarian cancer. Penn is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. It is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education. Penn offers competitive salaries and outstanding benefits.

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
We seek candidates with a PhD or MD-PhD with a strong background in biochemistry, molecular biology, and basic computational biology. Preference for candidates with experience in developing and characterizing genetically engineered mouse models will be given. The successful candidate must be well organized and capable of working independently as well as collaboratively. The postdoc should be fluent in English, possess excellent writing skills, be able to independently analyze experimental results, and think creatively. A record of prior publications is required. We are only interested in highly motivated and talented scientists with a strong work ethic who are committed to solving important questions in cancer biology and are willing to stay at least 4-5 years. The successful candidate will have completed their graduate degree in or after 2016, and be a US citizens or permanent resident.

Visit the Drapkin lab website for more details: https://www.med.upenn.edu/drapkinlab/

Please submit a motivation letter along with three reference letters and your CV to Dr. Drapkin at drapkinlabpostdoc@gmail.com


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Postdoctoral scientist in Electrical Engineering/Synthetic Biology/Chemistry

Date Posted:
6/7/2018

Shih Microfluidics Laboratory, Concordia University

INT

The mission of the Shih Microfluidics Laboratory is to develop miniaturization tools to solve challenges related to health, energy, and synthetic biology. Our approach to solving these challenges are to use miniaturization technologies, such as microfluidics, and automation approaches and techniques. Students in my lab are inter-disciplinary - combining principles in electrical engineering, molecular biology, and chemistry. Current projects in my lab include designing microfluidics automation systems for gene-editing, developing new microsystem tools for discovering new enzymes related to biofuel production, and integrating miniaturization to expedite processes related to synthetic biology. We strongly encourage ‘hybrid’ students that will bring new scientific creativity among our students and we are always open to new projects and ideas that are related to these areas. We are very collaborative with other labs from different disciplines and welcome new students and postdocs from diverse backgrounds such as biology, engineering, chemistry, and computer engineering/science. Below are current openings for talented and strongly motivated students and postdocs.

• Postdoctoral scientist in Electrical Engineering/Synthetic Biology/Chemistry o The postdoctoral scientist can either have a background in 1) Electrical Engineering, 2) Biology, or 3) Chemistry. This postdoc will have the opportunity to work on a number of different synthetic biology based microfluidic projects.

To apply, please email Steve Shih your recent CV with cover letter, the job title you are applying for in the subject line, and contact information of at least two references. Postdocs please send three references. Contact: Steve Shih, Ph.D Assistant Professor Department of Electrical Engineering Center for Applied Synthetic Biology Concordia University Montreal, QC, Canada Email: steve.shih@concordia.ca

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Postdoctoral Researcher, Memory Epigenetics and addiction

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

Temple University

PA

A Postdoctoral Researcher position is available in the Memory Epigenetics and Addiction Laboratory at Temple University. The lab focuses on the epigenetics of drug addiction using pre-clinical rodent models. We are seeking an experienced molecular biologist to assist with studies of the transcriptome and epigenome following exposure to drugs of abuse.  

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in multiple projects studying changes to epigenetic processes in the brain and germline following chronic opioid exposure. The candidate will have a Ph.D. in neuroscience, biology or related fields, a strong background in statistics, and extensive experience with molecular biology. The candidate must have strong communication and interpersonal skills, and be capable of working with large collaborative teams. 

Technical expertise in standard basic molecular and cellular techniques, including chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP), quantitative PCR (qPCR), and Western blotting is required for this position. Experience generating and analyzing large sequencing data sets is preferred. Candidates must be enthusiastic, self-motivated, dedicated to science and problem-solving. Responsibilities will include leading projects, data processing, drafting manuscript and assisting with grant applications for the lab. The candidate must be willing to assist our team in its collective research goals, be detail oriented and possess strong organizational skills. The candidate will be expected to manage and work on multiple projects. Please submit a cover letter, CV and the names of three references.

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Postdoc, Cell and cancer biology

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

University Medical Center Utrecht

INT

For a joint FET-H2020 Research and Innovation project with the De Rooij Laboratory (Department of Molecular Cancer Research) we are looking for a Postdoc (PhD). The project encompasses studies into the cell/ECM and cell/cell contact interphase and how these interactions control mammary gland homeostasis and breast cancer progression. Background should be Molecular Biology or Biochemistry. Candidates have a strong interest in cell biology and clinically relevant translational research focused on tumor progression.
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An absolute must is broad experience in cell biology (ranging from viral reconstitution experiments and functional cellular assays to high-end confocal microscopy in 3D cultured cell lines and primary tumor material). Knowledge of cell-cell and cell-matrix adhesion biology is strongly preferred. If you have a licence for working with animals (mice), it would be a BIG plus.


This is a full time temporary positions for 3 years.

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NCI Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program (CPFP)

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

National Cancer Institute

MD

Preventing cancer is one of the most important scientific and public health aims for the 21st Century. To achieve that goal, the Nation needs leaders: scientists and health professionals trained in the principles and practice of cancer prevention and control.

Founded in 1987, the NCI Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program (CPFP) provides its fellows an opportunity to develop an independent research program in cancer prevention. The centerpiece of the program is mentored, multidisciplinary research. With input from senior scientists and program staff, each fellow develops original scientific projects and reports findings at meetings and in leading journals.

The program provides:

  • Competitive stipends, relocation expenses, health insurance benefits, and travel allowances
  • Support for up to four years
  • Opportunity to earn your MPH, sponsored by NCI
  • Research opportunities with experienced NCI mentors
  • A cohort of fellows spanning STEM and other fields

Our program is regularly evaluated and growing. Our?alumni?across the country are taking the lead at cancer centers, universities, government agencies, research firms, and policy organizations, and in clinical practice. Many former fellows now act as mentors, assisting those who are following in their footsteps.

Our Goal

We are committed to providing a comprehensive postdoctoral program that is flexible enough to permit individual creativity and resourceful enough to provide opportunities for meaningful discoveries. Unlike some postdoctoral programs, our fellows have the opportunity to select their own?preceptors, and develop and lead research activities based on their own interests.

World Class Training Opportunities

Research opportunities for Cancer Prevention Fellows reflect the broad origins and applications of many biomedical sciences relevant to public health and clinical medicine. The program offers opportunities for basic science laboratory studies, epidemiologic studies, intervention trials, health services research, and studies of the biological and social aspects of health behavior. Further, an initiative of NCI and the FDA allows fellows to apply research in drugs, biologics, medical devices, and other areas to the field of cancer prevention.

We encourage you to learn more about the unique features of the CPFP through testimonials?from current fellows and alumni by?viewing this short video.

On behalf of all of us who are committed to eliminating death and suffering from cancer?patients, physicians and nurses, researchers, other scientists, and the general public?we urge you to join us in this endeavor. Please read the eligibility requirements and?submit your application. We look forward to hearing from you.


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Post-doctoral level Data Scientist position in machine learning and computational biology

Date Posted:
6/7/2018

Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

NY

 

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Description:

A post-doctoral level NIH-funded data scientist position is available in the group of Prof. Gaurav Pandey (http://www.mountsinai.org/profiles/gaurav-pandey) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. The target project for this position is the development of novel machine learning algorithms to extract enhanced predictions and actionable knowledge from crowdsourcing operations. These algorithms will be applied to DREAM challenges (http://dreamchallenges.org) with the goal of improving the community’s ability to address difficult biomedical problems. Plans have also been made to evaluate and translate the findings from this work in clinical settings. This work will be conducted in close collaboration with IBM Research and Sage Bionetworks.

Our group focuses broadly on developing and applying machine learning methods to build network and predictive models of biological processes from large biomedical data sets. It is a part of the recently formed Icahn Institute of Genomics and Multiscale Biology (http://multiscale.mssm.edu) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai. The Institute aims to revolutionize the field of genomic medicine by bringing to the table skills from very unorthodox disciplines (for biology), such as computer science, statistics, physics and high-performance computing. The faculty members of the institute, experts in all these areas, analyze large biomedical data sets to build accurate models of biological processes and complex diseases, such as cancer, type-2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. Being positioned within a prominent medical center such as Mount Sinai makes it feasible to bring the predictions and therapeutic discoveries from these models to the patients’ bedside, thus placing the institute in a very unique position.

The selected candidate will be able to contribute to the ongoing projects in the group and the Institute, as well as define his/her own projects.


Qualifications:

Candidates should have a recent PhD degree in a computer science, computational biology, bioinformatics, systems biology or related field. Strong computational and machine learning expertise are required. Familiarity with large-scale data analysis and biology are a plus. The candidate should have discipline and high motivation to pursue independent research in computational biology. Applicants are also expected to have a solid background in programming and computational techniques.


Start date:

As soon as possible


How to Apply:

To apply, send a CV, a research statement and three reference letters to gaurav.pandey@mssm.edu


Contact:

Gaurav Pandey

 

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Genetics and Genomic Sciences

United States NY New York

http://research.mssm.edu/gpandey/


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Postdoctoral Associate in Behavioral Neuropharmacology

Date Posted:
6/7/2018

School of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University

VA

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A postdoctoral position funded by an NIH training grant is available immediately for a behavioral neuropharmacologist at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine in the laboratory of Dr. M. Imad Damaj.  The candidate will study mechanisms underlying nicotine dependence and chronic pain.

The candidate will have the opportunity to integrate molecular, biochemical, genetic and anatomical approaches in ongoing multidisciplinary projects to study mechanisms of nicotine dependence, pain and neuropathy. The candidate will join a Lab that utilizes interdisciplinary molecular, pharmacological, anatomical, and behavioral approaches in rodent models, in an environment that provides multidisciplinary training in neuropharmacology.

Interested individuals are encouraged to forward a curriculum vitae, a list of three references, and a statement of research interests and career goals to M. Imad Damaj, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Box 980613, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA 23298, or via email to: m.damaj@vcuhealth.org.

The candidate must be a United States citizen or permanent resident.  A Ph.D. and/or M.D. and experience in neuropharmacology or basic neuroscience are essential.Experience in rodent operant behavior and surgery skills are preferred. The candidate will be provided with significant training in those disciplines with which they are less familiar, as well as mentoring to facilitate the transition to an independent research career.

 
NOTES: Additional Salary Information: NIH stipend -Based on experience
Internal Number: 022

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Postdoctoral Fellow(s) in Metabolite Signaling

Date Posted:
6/7/2018

Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Texas at Austin

TX

Postdoctoral Fellow positions:

Postdoctoral positions are available in the Cambronne Lab for studies in metabolite signaling using fluorescent biosensors. The goals of these projects include elucidating signaling roles for NAD+ in aging cells and tissues, as well as expanding our repertoire of fluorescent biosensors to other metabolites.

The metabolism of our cells impacts our health and how genes are read, even in ways that are passed on to our children. In additional to redox biology, free intermediary metabolites such as NAD+, can serve as signaling molecules to communicate between compartments and regulate gene expression to impact cellular health and disease. Our members led the development of a DNA-based fluorescent biosensor to obtain the first direct subcellular measurements of free NAD+. We continue to study how the levels of NAD+ and other metabolites are locally regulated and to determine their critical thresholds for health.

We are a collaborative team of creative researchers, who strive towards discoveries through innovation. This group is led by Assistant Professor Lulu Cambronne, and we are in the Department of Molecular Biosciences at the University of Texas at Austin. Our research environment supports individual initiative and critical thinking, as well the training of future generations of scientists. We uphold a high standard in scientific rigor, and tackle challenging problems in cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry and physiology to glean insight into disease onset and progression.

Interested candidates within 2 years of receiving their PhD are encouraged to apply. Prior expertise in molecular and cellular biology is required.

To apply, please email CV and contact information for 3 references to lulu@austin.utexas.edu


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Postdoctoral position in Computational Neuro-Epigenomics

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

University of California, San Diego

CA

Postdoctoral position in Computational Neuro-Epigenomics

 The UCSD Computational Neural Data and Dynamics Lab, led by Prof. Eran Mukamel, is seeking applications for a funded postdoctoral research position as part of our group�s studies of epigenomic regulation in brain cells. Our lab in the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Cognitive Science department uses tools from bioinformatics and machine learning to analyze a variety of neural epigenetic processes. We have identified unique forms of DNA methylation in neurons and glial cells, and we are working to understand the distribution, development and potential function of these epigenomic marks. Our theoretical and computational research group has close ties with experimental neurobiology and genomics labs in San Diego. More information about the lab is at http://brainome.ucsd.edu.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. (or expect to receive one shortly) and have a strong background in computational biology (e.g. computational neuroscience, bioinformatics), or physical science or engineering (e.g. math, physics, computer science, bioengineering) as well as a strong interest in fundamental genomic processes underlying neural development and cognition. Previous experience with genomic or epigenomic data analysis is an advantage, but not necessary.

To apply, please send the following to Prof. Mukamel (emukamel@ucsd.edu):

    • A cover letter describing your background, research interests and how they fit with our lab
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Contact information for 2-3 references
    • If available, a sample of the applicant�s work, e.g. a manuscript, thesis, or other work product
    Salary will be commensurate with NIH rates. For inquiries or more information, please contact Eran Mukamel at the address above.

 


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Postdoc: Cincinnati Children's Center for Autoimmune Genomics

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

Cincinnati Children's Center

OH

Cincinnati Children's Center for Autoimmune Genomics   

 Postdoctoral Position Currently Available Center for Autoimmune Genomics and Etiology (CAGE) Genomic technologies (ChIP-seq, EMSA, DAPA, ATAC-seq, DNA methylation, and others) are being applied in Dr. Harley’s laboratory to reconcile genetic associations with the environmental causes of idiopathic autoimmune disorders with the goal to elucidate mechanisms initiating these pathological processes. The candidate would join a team that has uncovered unexpected and powerful associations of transcription factors with genetic loci, with the goal to establish the genetic mechanisms. The team in place has the strategic, informatic, clinical, and technical expertise to provide strong support for the candidate in addition to the other resources and personnel of the Center for Autoimmune Genomics and Etiology (CAGE). The disorders with direct relevance to this position include lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, Hodgkin’s disease, and many others. Website: https://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/research/divisions/a/genomics-etiology/team?… 

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a PhD with training in genetic epidemiology with a familiarity with genomic molecular laboratory methods (e.g., ChIP-seq, CRISPR-Cas9, EMSA, DAPA, etc.). Deep familiarity with genome wide association studies for any complex genetic disease phenotype would be important. Preference will be given to applicants with experience with informatic expertise, including genome wide association studies, the analysis of next generation sequence data, large genotyping datasets, and data mining, in general, along with demonstrated scholarly productivity by discovery and publication.

Please submit your application to Dr. Harley with the following information: A cover letter, a statement of interest, and a CV with contact details for 3 referees. Contact: John Harley, MD, PhD Email Address: John.Harley@cchmc.org

Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) is a premier pediatric research institution with over 900 diverse and productive faculty members. Here, researchers work collaboratively across specialties and divisions to address some of the biggest challenges we face today in improving child health. A strong network of research support services and facilities, along with institutional commitment to research, push our team of faculty, postdocs and support staff to explore the boundaries of what is possible, leading to significant breakthroughs. We are driven by our mission to improve child health and transform the delivery of care through fully integrated, globally recognized research, education and innovation. Post-doctoral research fellows at Cincinnati Children’s are valued for their unique interests and strengths, and are supported by our institution’s strong programming for post-docs through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the Office of Academic Affairs and Career Development. Mentoring, support for international students and an emphasis on crafting high-quality grant proposals are only a few of the features that set our program apart. Cincinnati Children’s is a respected part of the broader, and very vibrant, Cincinnati community. With a thriving arts scene, numerous festivals celebrating music and food, a passionate fan following for our college and professional sports teams, and a variety of opportunities for outdoor activities, our region is truly a great place to work and live.

Postdoctoral Affairs Office: http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/education/research/postdoctoral/default/?… Questions? Contact CCHMC Postdoc recruiter: Uma Sivaprasad, Ph.D. – research@cchmc.org To apply online go to: http://jobs.cincinnatichildrens.org/us/en-us/search-jobs/XsjgP?… and search for job (requisition) number 99288. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution 

 


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Postdoctoral position in pathogenesis of Escherichia coli

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

Penn State

PA

Postdoctoral position in pathogenesis of Escherichia coli O157:H7

The Dudley lab (http://foodscience.psu.edu/directory/egd100) at The Pennsylvania State University has an NIH-funded postdoctoral position available to investigate the role of nonpathogenic E. coli in modulating Shiga toxin production by E. coli O157:H7. Previous and unpublished studies have identified several mechanisms driving this process. By leveraging the >80,000 isolates cataloged in Penn State’s E. coli Reference Center

(http://foodscience.psu.edu/research/centers/ecoli), the project goals are to mechanistically define known processes and to identify new ones. The Dudley lab is located in the Department of Food Science and is one of several labs there applying tools of molecular biology and genomics in food safety research. Penn State has excellent core facilities including genomics, proteomics and mass spectrometry, and metabolomics, and the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences maintains a campus-wide culture of excellence in infectious disease research.

The candidate should have a Ph.D with a strong background in bacterial genetics and/or biochemistry, and experience with microbial infectious disease agents. Leadership skills and a willingness to leverage expertise in collaborative projects with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are expected.

Penn State is located in central Pennsylvania within the Nittany Valley. The region enjoys the advantages of a mid-sized college town, and has outdoor activities including hiking, mountain and road biking, and world-class fly fishing within minutes of campus.

Interested candidates should submit a CV, letter summarizing research interests and career goals, and contact information for three references to dudley@psu.edu.


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Postdoc-Computational Biologist

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC)

NY

An open position for a postdoc or scientist in computational biology with experience in transcriptomics is available in the laboratory of Christine Mayr at Memorial Sloan Kettering Center in New York.

The lab studies the evolution and functions of 3′UTRs. 3′UTRs are best known to regulate protein abundance. However, we recently discovered that 3′UTRs can also regulate protein functions by mediating protein-protein interactions (Berkovits & Mayr, Nature 2015; Mayr, Annu rev genet 2017). This finding indicates that not all the information about protein function and protein localization is contained within a protein. Instead, the information is encoded within the non-coding parts of mRNAs and is transferred onto the proteins while being synthesized. We propose that 3′UTRs contribute to functional complexity of higher organisms. To study new 3′UTR functions Dr. Mayr was awarded the NIH Director’s Pioneer Award.

For more information, please visit our web page: https://www.mskcc.org/research-areas/labs/christine-mayr

We are seeking a talented and highly motivated individual to join the lab.

We are currently mostly interested in transcriptomic analysis of 3′UTRs in yeast and mammalian cells and the contribution of 3′UTRs to protein functions. However, we would also like to study evolutionary questions and make use of long read sequencing data sets. The successful candidate will process, analyze, and interpret RNA-seq, 3′-seq, ribosome profiling, and proteomic data sets. There will be a lot of room for innovation.

Responsibilities
- Lead the development of new methods and algorithms to bring together different transcriptomic data sets and apply statistical methods to the analysis.
- Work closely with molecular biologists in the planning of experiments.
- Provide bioinformatics resources for day-to-day use by members of the laboratory.

Application Requirements 
We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Computer Science or related fields. The ideal candidate will have a record of creativity, productivity and scientific rigor with a strong publication record in peer-reviewed scientific journals. The candidate must demonstrate initiative and the ability to work independently in a multidisciplinary, fast-paced and results-oriented environment. Furthermore, excellent organizational and communication skills are required as well as experience and understanding of algorithms, data structures and programming for analysis of biological data. He/she should have a background in transcriptomics. Understanding of molecular biology and biochemistry is a plus.

What we provide
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. MSKCC offers dedicated housing for postdoctoral fellows and a large number of benefits. This is a 1-year appointment with possibility of renewal for up to 5 years based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and on-going operational needs.

The Mayr lab is located in the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Research Center of the Sloan Kettering Institute of MSKCCMSKCC combines laboratories with a focus on basic as well as cancer research. MSKCC is located in a vibrant hub of world-renowned biomedical research institutions in New York’s Upper East Side, adjacent to Rockefeller University and the Weill Cornell Medical College. The vast resources within MSKCC and the surrounding institutions will help to facilitate the success of the applicant’s projects and enable to establish collaborations with other laboratories.

How to apply
Applicants should submit their CV, a letter outlining interest and motivations and names and contact information of three references to mayrc@mskcc.org, with “Computational Biologist” in the subject line.


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Postdoctoral Researcher in RNA detection and analysis

Date Posted:
6/7/2018

The RNA Institute, University at Albany

NY

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Research focus: Developing new tools for RNA detection and analysis using single- moleculre and DNA nanotechnology approaches

We are seeking a highly motivated and independent individual interested in working with advanced single-molecule techniques and DNA nanotechnology to advance RNA detection and analysis. Specific projects involve further development and application of the Centrifuge Force Microscope (CFM) to identify and analyze individual RNA molecules, and continued development of our “DNA nanoswitch” biosensor for RNA applications.

The ideal candidate will have a keen interest in technology development, along with engineering experience and wet lab experience with molecular biology techniques.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Biochemistry or related field from a college or university accredited by USDOE or an internationally recognized accrediting organization

Preferred Qualifications: • Background in single-molecule biophysics (optical tweezers, AFM, etc.) • Hands-on engineering and prototyping experience • Experience/familiarity with DNA nanotechnology/DNA origami • Expertise in optics, image analysis, or programming

Contact khalvorsen@albany.edu with your CV if you are interested.


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Postdoctoral Training in Vascular Physiology

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

Augusta University, Georgia Prevention Institute

GA

Postdoctoral Training in Vascular Physiology
August University, Georgia Prevention Institute 
 
An NIH funded postdoctoral research position is available in the Laboratory of Integrative Vascular and Exercise Physiology (www.LIVEP.net) at The Georgia Prevention Institute (GPI) of Augusta University. The GPI is a clinical research facility that currently has 10 faculty members with a wide range of interdisciplinary clinical and translational research interests including integrative physiology of cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, and renal disease, as well as behavioral, genetic and epidemiological foci. Members of the Institute receive extramural support from a variety of sources, such as the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association.
 
The Harris lab has a history of funded research investigating the mechanisms of vascular endothelial dysfunction
and impaired blood flow regulation in different patient populations. Emphasis of the current position will be placed on a recently funded NIH R01 related to vascular dysfunction in patients with type 1 diabetes. Trainees will have access to a variety of state-of-the-art human physiological techniques including ultrasound, NIRS , tonometry, finapress NOVA, laser Doppler imaging and flowmetry, iontophoresis, microdialysis, and pulmonary function.
 
Although outstanding candidates in all areas of physiology will be considered, special consideration will be given to individuals who have 1) experience working with clinical populations, 2) experience with molecular techniques, and 3) a background in cardiovascular, metabolic, or renal physiology. Experience using Doppler ultrasound and assessment of muscle sympathetic nervous system activity (MSNA) using microneurography in humans is preferred, but not necessary. Candidates should 1) have experience working in clinical research, 2) have good communication skills (written/spoken English), 3) are eager to learn, and 4) be eligible for NIH post-doctoral fellowship funding. Salary is determined by NIH postdoctoral fellowship stipend levels.
 
Please send curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and the names of three references to: Ryan A Harris, PhD., Director, Laboratory of integrative vascular and exercise physiology of Georgia Regents University at ryharris@augusta.edu
 
 

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Postdoc in Systems Immunology, Immune Engineering

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

University of Maryland-Baltimore County

MD

Postdoc in Systems Immunology, Immune Engineering

University of Maryland-Baltimore County

The Szeto Lab (http://gregoryszeto.com/) is hiring a postdoc focusing on systems immunology and immune engineering. Our multidisciplinary team works at the interface of immunology, bioengineering, and systems biology by 1) defining regulatory and organizational principles of immunity, 2) engineering new therapies for vaccines, cancer, and autoimmunity, and 3) developing new platforms and analytical models to predict immune system function during immunotherapies. Project areas include studies in population, sparse cell, and single cell immunology that utilize multiple -omics data types (transcriptomics, metabolomics, epigenomics, dynamics). Problems being addressed are diverse including immunometabolism, mathematical models of immune function, and developing new technologies to analyze and predict cancer immunotherapy.

The ideal candidate has prior expertise in systems biology, particularly -omics data analysis, and wants to significantly broaden their wet lab expertise while continuing to develop algorithms and/or analytical pipelines. The candidate is expected to lead 1 existing project and develop a new independently developed project area. This helps broaden our internal expertise and gives the candidate opportunity to write external fellowship applications. Independently developed research ideas can be negotiated for continued non-competitive investigation by the postdoc in future positions.

A renewable annual contract will be in place with a minimum 2 year commitment. Training opportunities include mentored grant writing via fellowships, extensive written and oral presentations, tech transfer and development of intellectual property, work on preclinical or clinical trials, collaborative and mentoring network with academics, clinicians, industry, and federal agencies as desired per the candidate’s career goals. A mentorship committee of faculty members will be formed to support the candidate’s career development, and regular structured feedback will be given along with a plan of action to achieve desired milestones and future career steps. Applications will be evaluated continuously until the position is filled. Start date as early as Summer 2018.

Minimum qualifications-

  • PhD in engineering (Chemical, biological, computer), immunology, biology, biomedical sciences, or other relevant discipline.

  • Experience with at least one of the following data types - transcriptomics, metabolomics, epigenomics, longitudinal imaging/highly multiplexed imaging, other high dimensional data (define)

  • Must be willing to work with human and mouse samples

Preferred qualifications-

  • Expertise in standard molecular biology and biochemistry techniques, mammalian cell culture (primary cells or cell lines)

  • Proficiency in two or more of the following - flow cytometry/Cytof, RNAseq, microfluidics, nanotechnology, drug delivery (nano/microparticles), genetic engineering (crispr, viral vectors), biomaterial and/or polymer science, computational biology (including R, Matlab or python

  • Demonstrated team leadership and mentorship (or interest in developing these skills) with PhD and undergraduate students

To apply, please send the following to gszeto at umbc dot edu

  1. Cover letter detailing personal interest and perceived fit for the lab, goals for postdoc period,long term career goals, strengths, and high priority areas of improvement

  2. CV

  3. 3-5 professional references

  4. 1-3 first author publications (preprints and peer reviewed accepted) with 2-3 sentences each

    summarizing the study’s significance in field and relevance to future directions in our lab. You may cite non-first author papers, but clearly describe contributions.


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Posdoc in Experimental Geochemistry

Date Posted:
6/7/2018

Colorado School of Mines

CO

Research positions available in experimental geochemistry and reactive transport modeling at Colorado School of Mines

We seek individuals for two research position available in experimental geochemistry and reactive transport modeling of mineral dissolution in heterogeneous porous media. The project objectives are to quantify the effects of heterogeneity in pore structure on spatial distribution of pore-scale dissolution rates and relationships to effective reaction rates. 

We seek exceptional individuals with backgrounds in hydrology, geochemistry, materials engineering or characterization or a related discipline. Experience integrating experimental data with reactive transport simulation in heterogeneous systems is desirable. 

To apply please send a curriculum vitae, a one page narrative summary of research and names and contact information of two references to Professor Alexis Navarre-Sitchler (asithcle@mines.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue untill the positions are filled.


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Innate Immunity to Meningoccal Infections

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

Pasteur Institute

INT

Postdoctoral position
Innate immunity to meningococcal infections
Institut Pasteur Paris
Paris, France
 
Pathogenesis of vascular infections unit
Headed by Guillaume Duménil
 
Topic. Infectious diseases leading to colonization of the blood by the infectious agent are a major burden to society and lead to a wide array of devastating clinical manifestations including septic shock, hemorrhagic syndromes and infection of the brain (meningitis). The main goal of the proposed project is to decipher the pathophysiological processes underlying these infections focusing on the innate immune response to intravascular colonization by the bacterium Neisseria meningitidis. A xenograft-based humanized mouse model of infection by this bacterium will enable in vivo characterization of the innate immune response
(Bonazzi et al. and Melican et al.). The experimental approach will be based in particular on dedicated in-house spinning disk confocal microscopy-based intravital imaging allowing fast, high-resolution multicolor imaging.
 
Bonazzi D, Lo Schiavo V, Machata S, Djafer-Cherif I, Nivoit P, Manriquez V, Tanimoto H, Husson J, Henry N, Chaté H, Voituriez R, Duménil G (2018) Intermittent pili-mediated forces fluidize Neisseria meningitidis aggregates promoting vascular colonization. Cell, In Press.
 
Melican K, Michea Veloso P, Martin T, Bruneval P, Dumenil G (2013) Adhesion of Neisseria meningitidis to dermal vessels leads to local vascular damage and purpura in a humanized mouse model. PLoS Pathog 9: e1003139.
 
Context. This research will take place in a young and dynamic group with a strong background in microbiology, cell biology, immunology, animal models of infection and intravital imaging (https://research.pasteur.fr/fr/team/pathogenesis-of vascular-infections/). Core facilities of the Institut Pasteur campus are also available in support for the project.
 
Skills. We are looking for a highly motivated young investigator trained in the field of immunology and preferably with experience in animal experimentation, surgery, intravital imaging, histology and cytometry with the will to decipher pathophysiological mechanisms of infectious diseases.
 
This full-time position is for 2-3 years (subject to satisfactory review at 12 month)
 
Applications should be directed to Dr Guillaume Dumenil at guillaume.dumenil@pasteur.fr
 
To apply please submit by email a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and names for two references.

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Postdoctoral Associate in Genomic Solutions

Date Posted:
6/7/2018

The Jackson Laboratory

ME

The Jackson Laboratory

www.jax.org/postdoc

As a Postdoctoral Associate at The Jackson Laboratory (JAX), you will conduct cutting-edge research at our expanding academic research campuses in Bar Harbor, Maine and Farmington, Conn., helping to develop precise genomic solutions for disease and improve human health.  Working in our basic science laboratories with our independent faculty principle investigators, JAX Postdoctoral Associates employ multidisciplinary approaches to help us better understand, diagnose, and treat human disease with the ultimate goal of finding cures for cancerheart diseasediabetesAlzheimer's and other ailments.  JAX has developed a postdoc-centric integrative training program to facilitate career success for our postdoctoral trainees inside and outside of academia in both research and non-research careers including programs like our signature The Whole Scientist course.  Postdoctoral Associates interested in pursuing an independent research program can apply for the JAX Scholar Program in their first year of training.  To learn more about our academic postdoctoral positions, visit jax.org/postdoc.

JAX research and postdoc training links:

www.jax.org/postdoc

www.jax.org/scholar

www.jax.org/thewholescientist

www.jax.org/faculty

 

Academic and Translational Research Areas at JAX Include:  

Aging

Bioinformatics

Cancer

Computational Biology

Development

Epigenetics

Genomics

Immunology

Infectious Disease

Metabolism

Microbiome

Neurobiology

Reproduction

Systems Genetics


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Stem Cell Post-Doctoral Research Position

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

Washington University

MO

 
Post-Doctoral Research Position 
 
Post-doctoral research positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Grant Challen at Washington University in St. Louis studying stem cells, epigenetics and leukemia. For more details see our recent publications in Cell Stem Cell, Blood, Leukemia, Nature
Communications, Cell Reports and more...
 
 

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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Gene Regulation

Date Posted:
6/7/2018

School of Medicine, University of North Carolina

NC

LINK TO POSTING

We are looking for a highly motivated and creative postdoctoral fellow to study mechanisms of gene regulation during human development using state-of-the-art molecular, genetic (CRISPR/Cas9), and genomic (Hi-C, ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq and RNA-seq) approaches. We are particularly interested in understanding the mechanisms through which enhancers and three-dimensional chromatin structure alter transcriptional output during cellular differentiation. The successful applicant will use targeted and genome-wide approaches to study transcriptional control during immune cell development both in normal conditions and within the context of the tumor microenvironment. Our research is highly interdisciplinary and involves cutting edge DNA sequencing technology, bioinformatic analysis, and genome editing. We encourage applicants with relevant experience—either experimental or computational—and those looking to develop new skills in these exciting areas. 

Contact: Douglas Phanstiel

E-mail: douglas_phanstiel@med.unc.edu

Phone: 608-609-8377


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Postdoc in Neuromodulation in Sensory Processing

Date Posted:
6/7/2018

Dacks Lab, West Virginia University

WV

LINK TO POST

Are you interested how your own physiological state affects how your brain processes information? We are recruiting 2 graduate students and a post-doc to join our lab at West Virginia University, for fall 2018.  We have several projects looking at the role of neuromodulation in sensory processing that take advantage of anatomical, molecular, physiological and behavioral approaches.

If you are interested, contact Dr. Andrew Dacks (andrew.dacks@mail.wvu.edu) and please include a resume or CV. Information about the Biology graduate program is at http://biology.wvu.edu/students/graduate-students.


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Postdoc Fellow in Public Health

Date Posted:
6/12/2018

Bordeaux Population Health

INT

Located in Bordeaux, France, the Bordeaux Population Health research centre (Inserm U1219- University of Bordeaux), is structured around 13 research teams covering a wide range of domains (infectious diseases including Ebola and HIV), neurology, oncology, trauma, mental-health), health determinants (social, environmental, nutritional, genetic), methods (biostatistics, psychology, medical informaticcs) and populations (youth, adults, seniors, general population, patients).

 

More info : bordeaux-population-health.center/en/

Email: rodolphe.thiebaut@u-bordeaux.fr


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Postdoctoral Positions in Neuroimmunology, Mucosal Immunity and Adaptive Immunity

Date Posted:
6/12/2018

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

TX

Postdoctoral Positions in Neuroimmunology, Mucosal Immunity and Adaptive Immunity


Multiple fully-funded postdoctoral research positions (NIH and Foundation grant supported) available to study the interface between Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the airway nervous system, and respiratory biology (cough), or to study airway microfold cell biology and the role of microfold cells in adaptive immune responses to Mtb infection. Research in the Shiloh lab covers several aspects of immunity including mycobacterial evasion of innate immunity, host detection of intracellular pathogens and mechanisms of mucosal invasion by Mtb. For more details, please visit http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/labs/shiloh/.
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree and have a strong foundation in in molecular biology, biochemistry or immunology. The candidate should be highly motivated and be able to work with animal or human tissue models as needed.

Send curriculum vitae and three letters of reference to:
Michael Shiloh, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75390-9113
Michael.Shiloh@UTSouthwestern.edu
UT Southwestern Medical Center is an Affirmative


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Postdoctoral Fellow, Computational Structural Biology

Date Posted:
6/11/2018

NIH, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

MD

A position is available for a Postdoctoral Researcher / Scientific Programmer with a Master's or PhD degree in Bioinformatics, Software Engineering, Computational Chemistry/Physics/ Biophysics and/or Mathematics. The successful candidate will be a member of the Computational Structural Biology Unit led by Dr. Lucy Forrest, in the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, within the world-class National Institutes of Health Intramural Research program in Maryland USA, which provides a diverse and stimulating international environment. The project will involve the design and implementation of software applications specific to computational structural biology of membrane proteins, and their application to interesting problems in structural biology. Opportunities include development and testing of novel functionalities for existing software packages and databases relating to alignment of membrane protein primary sequences (AlignMe) and organization of their structures (EncoMPASS).

The ideal candidate will be creative, conscientious, and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and fluency in the English language. Demonstrated experience in programming is essential, knowledge of python or C++ an advantage. Knowledge of Biochemistry and Structural Biology, particularly of membrane proteins, would be a strong advantage. Dr. Forrest is committed to equal opportunity hiring for women and/or minorities, including persons with disabilities and members of the LGBTQIA community. The position is available from May 2018, and will be held open until a suitable applicant is found. Interested parties should email Dr. Forrest at lucy.forrest@nih.gov, providing a cover letter of interest, a CV and a list of 3 people willing to provide recommendation letters. More information about the group is available at: www.forrestlab.org.

 


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Research Fellow - Dengue Virus Immune Evasion Mechanisms in the Mosquito Vector Aedes Aegypti

Date Posted:
6/11/2018

University of Surrey, England

INT

Research Fellow - Dengue Virus Immune Evasion Mechanisms in the Mosquito Vector Aedes Aegypti

School of Biosciences & Medicine

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £31,604 to £36,613 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Thursday 07 June 2018
Closing Date:  Friday 20 July 2018
Interview Date:  Thursday 09 August 2018
Reference:  005518-R

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW

Dengue Virus Immune Evasion Mechanisms in the Mosquito Vector Aedes Aegypti

LINK TO JOB POSTING

Three-year MRC-funded postdoc with full benefits in the Maringer Lab, a research group in the Neglected Tropical Diseases Hub and Section of Virology, University of Surrey, England.

The Maringer lab studies virus-host interactions that drive arbovirus transmission and emergence. Our focus is on the mosquito Aedes aegypti, a major vector for emerging and neglected tropical diseases, including dengue, Zika and chikungunya viruses. We aim to identify broadly relevant virus-vector interactions so as to ultimately develop vector interventions to reduce arboviral disease.

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic postdoc to join our team to study how dengue virus, the most significant arbovirus infecting humans globally, evades NF-κB immune signalling in Ae. aegypti. We are especially interested in applicants with the creativity and drive to take this project in their own direction, and our group has the capacity to compare dengue virus to other arboviruses (flaviviruses, alphaviruses, bunyaviruses, rhabdoviruses). Our lab offers training opportunities in standard molecular virology methods and viral reverse genetics systems up to biosafety level 3 containment, CRISPR gene editing, experimental viral evolution, in vivo mosquito work (in collaboration with the Pirbright Institute), RNA deep sequencing and high-throughput proteomics.

The Maringer Lab is inclusive and welcomes tolerant people of all ages, backgrounds, races, cultures, beliefs, gender identities and sexual orientations.

Visa and relocation assistance may be provided to successful applicants.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to k.maringer@surrey.ac.uk or @MaringerLab (Twitter).

Please ensure you submit a CV and one-page cover letter along with your answers to the online form as evidence of your suitability for this position. Do not submit any additional documents with your application.


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Postdoctoral Position in Genomic Analyses of Chromatin Conformation Dynamics

Date Posted:
6/11/2018

Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine

INT

The Regulatory Genomics Laboratory at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine in Muenster, Germany is offering a

 

Postdoctoral Position in Genomic Analyses of Chromatin Conformation Dynamics

(position code: 15-2018)

 

The laboratory seeks to appoint a highly motivated scientist to work on dissecting the molecular mechanisms that regulate chromatin conformation in eukaryotes, which is a strong focus of the group (Hug et al., Cell 2017). In particular, the successful candidate will generate and analyse Hi-C datasets to investigate how chromatin conformation is established and its impact in regulating the correct deployment of developmental gene expression programmes or in disease. The position will also involve integrative analysis of Hi-C and other relevant genomic datasets (RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq, CUT&RUN, etc) as well as generating additional datasets where necessary.

 

Requirements

We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented postdoctoral fellow with a PhD in molecular biology, genetics, epigenomics, computational biology, bioinformatics, biostatistics, or a related field, and with a strong drive to excel in a highly international and collaborative environment. Previous experience in genomic data analysis (e.g., Hi-C, RNA-seq or ChIP-seq) is highly desirable but not required. A successful candidate without previous programming or genomic data analysis experience will be expected and supported to develop these skills as part of the position. Prior programming experience, proficiency in genomics data analysis, and/or a demonstrable interest in developing these skills should be detailed in the cover letter.

 

Terms of employment

The position is offered initially as a fixed-term appointment for one year with the possibility of further extension following a successful evaluation. The position is available immediately.

 

How to apply

Applications should be sent as a single pdf file by email to career@mpi-muenster.mpg.de. Applications received before 30 June 2018 will be considered first. These should include: (i) a cover letter explaining your motivation to join the laboratory; (ii) a full CV; and (iii) the contact details of two academic referees. Please include the position code in your cover letter. Incomplete applications will not be considered. For informal queries and further information please contact Juanma Vaquerizas (jmv@mpi-muenster.mpg.de) or visit www.vaquerizaslab.org.

About MPI Muenster

The Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine offers a highly international and stimulating research environment with state-of-the-art equipment and core facilities for genomics, proteomics and cell biology. The Institute is located in Muenster (http://www.muenster.de/en/), one of the European Green Capitals and former UN’s ‘The World’s Most Liveable City’ awardee. Extra administrative help will be available for foreign scientists. English is the working language in the Institute.

The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. The Max-Planck society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.

More details about the Vaquerizas laboratory and the Institute can be found here:

http://www.vaquerizaslab.org
http://www.mpi-muenster.mpg.de/en


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Postdoc Fellows, Multiple, Malaria

Date Posted:
6/11/2018

Weill Cornell Medicine

NY

The Kafsack Lab at Weill Cornell Medicine is looking to add enthusiastic and intellectually curious post-doctoral researchers to our team for a newly NIH-funded project.
Building on our recent work (see Kafsack et al. Nature 2014 & Poran, … Kafsack, Nature 2017), you will investigate how defined changes in nutrient availability trigger differentiation in malaria parasites.

Weill Cornell Medicine is the biomedical research unit and medical school of Cornell University and located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side in New York City. 
Situated along-side Rockefeller University and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, we are part of a lively and collaborative research environment with outstanding resources and support. 

We are looking for candidates who:
 
·      Are highly motivated and team-oriented researchers with strong communication skills
·      Have a laboratory-based research Ph.D. in the life sciences, preferably with less than 2 years of post-doctoral training
 
Candidates with experience in molecular genetics, chromatin biology, metabolomics and/or cell signaling are particularly encouraged apply.

If you are interested in joining our exciting research program and spending a few years in New York City, please send a single pdf document to bjk2007@med.cornell.edu that includes:


- a cover letter (please include the earliest possible start date), 
- your CV, 
- a one-page description of your research accomplishments to date, and 
- contact information for three references.


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Postdoctoral Fellow, Molecular and Systems Neuroscience

Date Posted:
6/10/2018

Washington University, Department of Neuroscience

MO

Postdoc Candidates Invited to Join Yao Chen’s Laboratory

in the Department of Neuroscience to Bridge Molecular and Systems Neuroscience to Understand Neuromodulator Action, Learning, and Sleep

By analyzing and perturbing features of molecular signals

(e.g. enzymes, 2nd messengers):

  • Cellular and subellular locations?
  • Temporal dynamics?
  • How do these features affect cellular physiology and animal behavior?

 In brain slices and behaving mice

 Interested candidates should email

.


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Postdoctoral Research Positions in Biopharmaceutical Characterization, Formulation and Processing

Date Posted:
6/10/2018

University of Delaware

DE

Postdoctoral positions are available in the Lenhoff and Wagner labs in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware.  These positions are part of a diverse array of projects related to biopharmaceuticals, and are funded as collaborative research projects by leading biopharma companies and/or by the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL).  This research involves fundamental studies, including both experimental and modeling components, of a variety of approaches for developing improved methods to characterize, purify, formulate and deliver biopharmaceutical products such as monoclonal antibodies (mAbs).  The experimental methods that we use include, in addition to those typical of protein biophysics labs, small-angle X-ray and neutron scattering, light scattering, various forms of microscopy (confocal, electron, ...), rheology, calorimetry, and others.  Modeling interests span multiple length scales, from atomistic to macroscopic.

 

Specific topics currently in progress and suitable for new projects include:

 

  • Measurement and modeling of protein-protein interactions, e.g., to identify product-associated impurities in mAb processing;

 

  • Use of hydrogen-deuterium exchange to determine binding epitopes in product-associated impurities;

 

  • Measurement and modeling of controlled release formulations of therapeutic proteins;

 

  • Rheological and structural characterization of gels, including hydrogels for delivery and protein gels;

 

  • Proteomic characterization of impurity clearance in mAb bioprocessing.

 

The diversity of project areas can allow us to accommodate applicants coming from a variety of backgrounds, including biophysics or biochemistry, chemical or biomedical engineering, and others.  Further information on our research groups is at

 

https://sites.udel.edu/wagnergroup/

https://sites.udel.edu/lenhoffgroup/

 

If interested please contact us at wagnernj@udel.edu, lenhoff@udel.edu


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Postdoctoral Fellow, Multiple positions, structure-based drug design

Date Posted:
6/8/2018

Vanderbilt University

TN

The laboratory of Jens Meiler is looking immediately for outstanding
postdoctoral candidates that will join a team of graduate and post-graduate
researchers in the field of structure-based drug design. Specifically, the
successful applicant would integrate and develop the drug design
capabilities of Foldit - a crowd-sourced game based on the Rosetta
macromolecular structural modeling package - to test the hypothesis that
citizen scientists can contribute to drug development. Qualified applicants
should have a PhD in Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics or Computer Science.
In addition, the individual should have two years of experience in one or
multiple of the following areas: computational biology or chemistry,
mathematics, physics, software engineering/development, or object oriented
programming. Ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects (including
internal and external collaborations) and strong willingness to learn
additional research skills are expected. Please contact Jens Meiler at
info@meilerlab.org or visit www.meilerlab.org for further information.

The laboratory of Jens Meiler is looking immediately for outstanding
postdoctoral candidates that will join a team of graduate and post-graduate
researchers in the field of gamification of structure-based drug design.
Specifically, the position would be to optimize Foldit, a crowd-sourced game
based on the Rosetta macromolecular structural modeling package, for the
task of structure-based drug design, and to integrate additional software
tools to assist Foldit users in drug development. Qualified applicants
should have a PhD in Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry, Math, or Physics.
In addition, the individual should have two years of experience in one or
multiple of the following areas: user interface design, computational
biology or chemistry, mathematics, physics, software
engineering/development, machine learning, or object oriented programming.
Ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects (including internal and
external collaborations) and strong willingness to learn additional research
skills are expected. Please contact Jens Meiler at info@meilerlab.org or
visit www.meilerlab.org for further information.

The laboratory of Jens Meiler is looking immediately for outstanding
postdoctoral candidates that will join a team of graduate and post-graduate
researchers in the field of membrane protein Structure determination from
limited NMR and EPR data. Specifically, we pursue an integrated
computational/experimental approach that combines novel algorithms in the
software Rosetta with innovative paramagnetic tagging strategies that
utilize non-canonical amino acids. Skills that are a plus, but not all would
be required, include programming/scripting, computational protein modeling
and design, knowledge of DNA manipulations, recombinant protein expression
and purification, standard molecular biology techniques, experimental
structural biology (X-ray, NMR, EM, EPR, ...), ability to work
simultaneously on multiple projects (including internal and external
collaborations), strong willingness to learn additional research skills if
needed. Please contact Jens Meiler at info@meilerlab.org or visit
www.meilerlab.org for further information.

The laboratories of James E. Crowe and Jens Meiler are looking immediately
for outstanding postdoctoral candidates that will join a team of graduate
and post-graduate researchers co- advised by both mentors. The candidates
would work to integrate structural biology with big data to engineer
antibodies and next generation vaccines targeting influenza, HIV, Ebola, or
Marburg viruses. The project involves computational design of broadly
neutralizing antibodies, computational engineering of vaccine candidates,
and experimental structural and functional characterization of these. Skills
that are a plus, but not all would be required, include
programming/scripting, computational protein modeling and design, knowledge
of DNA manipulations, recombinant protein expression and purification,
standard molecular biology techniques such as ELISA, experimental structural
biology (X-ray, NMR, EM, ...), knowledge in immunology, ability to work
simultaneously on multiple projects (including internal and external
collaborations), strong willingness to learn additional research skills if
needed. For further information please refer to:
https://my.vanderbilt.edu/nextgenvaccines/ If interested, please submit a CV
and arrange three letters of reference sent to jens@meilerlab.org or visit
www.meilerlab.org for more information.


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Postdoc Positions in Glycoprotein and Antibody Modeling

Date Posted:
6/8/2018

Johns Hopkins University

MD

Postdoc Positions in Glycoprotein and Antibody Modeling

The Gray lab at Johns Hopkins University is seeking postdocs to develop computational methods to predict and design protein interactions. Our lab co-develops the Rosetta suite for biomolecular structure prediction and design, including leading the development of RosettaDock, RosettaAntibody, RosettaCarbohydrate, RosettaMP (membrane proteins), and the ROSIE server which performs thousands of modeling jobs per year for the scientific community.  Recent papers include studies of structures of antibody repertoires, novel flexible-backbone docking algorithms, and collaborative applications in bone development, cancer, heart disease, and Celiac disease.

We have two open projects:

  • Development of protocols to predict and probe glycosyl transfer,
  • Development of multimodal flexible-backbone docking methods,
  • And, in collaboration with a pharmaceutical company, antigen stabilization, antibody design, and protein crystal stabilization.

We seek candidates with diverse backgrounds and we foster an inclusive lab community.  The ideal candidate has a PhD in chemical engineering, bioengineering, biophysics or a related field, experience in computational methods development and protein engineering research, and a passion for scientific discovery.

If interested, please send a CV to Prof. Jeff Gray at jgray@jhu.edu.

More information on the lab at https://graylab.jhu.edu.


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BCCC Mayor’s Scholars Program – Adjunct Faculty Positions

Date Posted:
6/8/2018

Baltimore City Community College

MD

There is an opportunity to teach a Health Life Fitness (HLF 210) course that will be part of the Mayor’s Scholars Program’s Summer Bridge program at Baltimore City Community College’s on Liberty Campus.

This is a 2 college credit bearing course scheduled during Summer II starting, July 8th thru August 9th on Mon, Wed and Fri 1pm-3pm. We are very excited about this new and high visible program and are committed to ensure that students have a great learning experience to assist them transitioning to college. The students are BCPS (Baltimore City) high school graduates, so we want to employ adjunct faculty who have high energy and a commitment to make an positive impact in their learning environment over the summer.

Please see the below link and click on the Adjunct Health and Fitness job announcement so that you can submit the required documents. We are on a fast track to get applicants and want to make sure your application is submitted, reviewed/interviewed and processed in a timely manner to finalize contracts. This course reports to Associate Dean Joshua Searcy, if you have any questions or need to follow-up contact him directly via email at jsearcy@bccc.edu. Please note we are swamped preparing for our upcoming commencement next week (Sat June 2nd) so just be mindful of that if there’s a delay in any responses.

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Strategic Communications Specialist

Date Posted:
6/7/2018

Ripple Effect Communications

MD

Strategic Communications Specialist (Research Policy, NIH)

Rockville, Maryland, United States · Communications & Outreach · 134

DESCRIPTION

Ripple Effect is seeking a full-time Strategic Communications Specialist with a background in biomedical research and an understanding of the NIH grants process to work within the Office of Extramural Research (OER) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Position Overview

  • Duty Location: Bethesda, MD
  • Position Information: Full-Time, Regular
  • Vacancies: 1 Opening
  • Security Clearance: A security clearance is not required to apply. Applicants, once hired, may be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
  • Travel Required: This position requires occasional local travel (Washington, D.C. area) for work-related meetings.

Background

Ripple Effect Communications is a government contractor providing professional consulting services in the areas of: Communications & OutreachProgram Management & Policy; and Research & Evaluation. For this position, we are looking for someone to support the Office of Extramural Research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Ripple Effect is a fast-paced, demanding, and rewarding environment where independent work, creative thinking, and solution-proposing is the norm. To learn more about working at Ripple Effect and our growing team check out the Future Rippler section of our website.

Job Description

The ideal candidate for this role has a strong understanding of the National Institutes of Health, a background in biomedical research, is an exceptional communicator, and is highly motivated to take on challenges within a fast-paced environment. The Strategic Communications Specialist will work alongside NIH staff to develop and execute communications plans including the following tasks:

  • Work effectively as a team with NIH staff to plan and implement communications across the Office of Extramural Research.
  • Provide writing and editorial support for various communications products including: talking points for leadership, blogs, newsletters, websites, and PowerPoint presentations.
  • Manage internal and external website content, including: development of content, reviewing and editing content across multiple sites for consistency, and ensuring information is up-to-date with changing policies.
  • Support tutorial and video creation, including: drafting content, writing scripts for voice-over narration, and providing editorial support.
  • Review and edit multimedia materials to ensure all internal and external materials comply with Section 508c.
  • Assist in strategic communications planning to promote dissemination of key messages and policy changes.
  • Advise on website content organization and implementing content and organizational updates to ensure information is easily accessible.
  • Create multimedia presentations and materials for key events.

REQUIREMENTS

Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's or PhD preferred.
  • Biomedical research knowledge. This requirement may be met by education or experience.
  • Intimate knowledge of the NIH grants process.
  • Strong written and verbal communications, including demonstrated experience with content development across multiple platforms. (e.g., websites, blogs, print, social media)
  • Experience with strategic communications planning and implementation.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with ability to effectively manage multiple priorities.

Preferred Skills

  • Understanding of the role of the Office of Extramural Research (OER) within the greater context of the NIH.
  • Experience meeting needs of evolving organization through developing and implementing change management strategies.

BENEFITS

Our employees are rewarded in many ways for their contributions to our mission, including competitive pay, exceptional benefits, and a range of work/life programs based on employment classification. Benefit offerings may include:

  • Health Benefits – Health, Dental, and Vision
  • Life, long-term disability, and other insurance products
  • Health and Wellness Programs
  • Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts
  • Retirement 401K program
  • Profit sharing and bonus program
  • Paid and unpaid leave
  • Professional development
  • Flexible schedules and work location

Vetting and Hiring Process

It is the policy of Ripple Effect Communications, Inc. that:

  • qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities and benefits;
  • employment eligibility will be verified using E-verify;
  • applicants may be asked to participate in assessments during the interview process as described in our Informed Consent Policy; and
  • applicants will not be reimbursed for any expenses associated with the interview process or relocation.

Not ready to apply or just want to stay informed on various career opportunities at Ripple Effect? Apply to one of our Future Rippler jobs or join our email newsletter!

Apply at https://ripple-effect-communications-inc.workable.com/j/72D4956CE3 


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Front-End Developer

Date Posted:
6/7/2018

Rancho BioSciences

MD

Rancho BioSciences is seeking applications for a front-end developer to extend, enhance and modernize existing software projects. These projects include projects that reduce, remove, or bypass significant bottlenecks across the entire continuum of drug research and development.

 Position Type: JOB

 Position Title: Front-End Developer

The Front-End Developer will play an integral role in our team by building, deploying and operating web application products and services to support drug research and collaboration. The Front-End Developer will work closely with other engineers, regulatory and cheminformatics specialists in an agile development environment to enhance a regulatory tool that tracks the ingredients in medical products and is used to enhance the safety of medicines and facilitate international coordination. We're looking for an ambitious front-end developer who's up for an exciting challenge to make an impact in a small agile team environment. You must be a disciplined self-starter, capable of delivering quality work in a fast paced environment.

 Position Description:

  • Work closely with our regulatory and cheminformatics specialists to understand and translate UI requirements into code
  • Execute front-end coding during development sprints, to produce great consistent UI
  • Work alongside back-end developers each sprint
  • Perform development in CSS, HTML, Javascript, and 3rd party libraries or frameworks such as Play.
  • Maintain and manage a cohesive front-end framework as we make updates and add features to the UIs
  • Research, prototype and advise on new front-end technologies and tools as we evolve our platform tech stack
  • Develop test cases for cross browser testing, and assist in the QA Engineering process.
  • Help Design REST APIs to communicate with back-end

 Requirements:

  • Ability to comprehend complexity, to fully understand a product with all of its business and technological implications, and to approach the improvement of its quality from that perspective.
  • Proven experience working in a front-end development role
  • Bachelor's Degree preferably in IS, CS or equivalent.
  • Expertise with front-end development languages - preferably using Play Framework
  • Experience in working in small fast paced environments with multiple simultaneous tasks/projects.
  • Worked on teams employing Agile development methodologies and tools, such as Jira, Git, etc.
  • Familiarity working in codebases that have involved multiple developers through time
  • Familiarity with Java
  • Familiarity with REST APIs and Ajax
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills, with both technical and non-technical team members.
  • Experience writing complex automated tests for web applications using Selenium IDE or a comparable tool.
  • Strong familiarity with life sciences a plus:
    • Chemistry (ideally familiarity with cheminformatics)
    • Biology (ideally familiarity with bioinformatics)
    • Medicine

 Employer Name: Rancho BioSciences, LLC

 Position Location: The position requires full time on site in Rockville, MD

 Application Deadline: June 15th, 2018

 Please submit CV’s to Laura Brovold, laura.brovold@ranchobiosciences.com


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Postdoctoral Fellow, Multiple positions

Date Posted:
6/7/2018

Janssen (J&J)

INT

The Research Immunology team at Janssen R&D is seeking highly motivated, performance-driven recent Ph.D. graduates to join its postdoctoral program.

Based out of the Janssen R&D campus in La Jolla, CA, participants are paired with co-mentors from Janssen and leading academic organizations as they pursue their projects, with the goal of publication within a two-year time frame.

Under the guidance of leading industry and academic experts, participants will take advantage of a thought-provoking environment, cutting-edge technology and diverse perspectives in support of their research.

Click here to download our postdoctoral program brochure.

Interested in applying to the Research Immunology postdoctoral program?
Search our careers site:
use the job codes 6880150511 and 6878150511.


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Postdoctoral Fellow, Multiple positions

Date Posted:
6/7/2018

Genentech

INT

Genentech’s four-year postdoctoral program pairs PhD graduates with world-class scientists to conduct research of the highest caliber. Postdocs at Genentech are encouraged to study meaningful scientific questions and to develop their abilities as independent scientific investigators. You'll thrive through daily collaboration with leading scientists both at Genentech and beyond.

As a Postdoc, you will:

  • Have an unrivaled opportunity to put yourself at the forefront of science, working with some of the world's most well-known and prolific scientists
  • Enjoy a nurturing environment with mentors who help you become an independent scientific investigator
  • Have the opportunity to pursue important scientific questions and watch your ideas move from the laboratory into development, then into the clinic
  • Have the chance to present research at internal and external meetings, working in our Research or Development Science organizations
  • Emerge as a critical contributor to our mission to develop, manufacture and commercialize medicines that treat people with serious or life-threatening medical conditions

Our emphasis on rigorous scientific training brings about new ideas, techniques, and cutting-edge capabilities. A guiding tenet for postdoctoral research is timely publication in prestigious journals, after filing patent applications where appropriate.

Postdoctoral program activities include:

  • Annual Offsite Meeting - A keynote speaker from outside of Genentech postdocs presents their work
  • Onsite Postdoctoral Meetings - Held twice monthly to give postdocs the opportunity to present their latest research
  • Postdoc Seminar Series - Part of an annual seminar series, postdocs invite and host 10-12 speakers of their choosing

Eligibility

Applicants should have a PhD degree in a field of science (the specific field will vary by position). A strong publication record is often required.

Salary & Benefits

Postdocs come to Genentech after completing their doctorate or with some years of postdoctoral experience. Postdoctoral tenure at Genentech is for up to four years. Annual salary starts at $70,000 for your first year in the program, $72,000 for the second year, $74,000 for the third year, and $76,000 for the fourth year. Salaries increase yearly based on satisfactory performance.

Postdocs are eligible for the following benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Pay for company holidays & year end shutdown
  • Vacation Time (18 days)
  • Free access to gRide - Genentech’s bus system across the Bay Area
  • Free access to Genentech’s gym, campus amenities, and other onsite services

How to Apply

To apply, view our open postdoctoral positions on gene.com. Submit your application directly on the website. Select candidates will be invited to Genentech, where they’ll present a seminar on their research and meet with an interview team.


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Postdoctoral Fellow, Multiple positions

Date Posted:
6/7/2018

Pfizer

INT

At Pfizer, everything we do is focused on helping people to live healthier, longer lives. That means taking on some of the greatest healthcare challenges facing the world today. To do that, we need to hire – and develop – the very best talent. Pfizer Worldwide Research and Development (R&D) postdoctoral training program provides a unique opportunity to pursue ground-breaking research in the areas of disease biology, drug delivery and mechanisms of action and computational efforts supporting these areas.

In the program, you’ll enhance your research and career training in a culture committed to translating basic scientific research into impactful medicines for patients of all ages and geographies. You can pursue your training at a number of the company’s Worldwide R&D campuses. Examples of research areas, units, and disciplines include:

  • Centers for Therapeutic Innovation (fostering Pfizer partnerships with academic labs in multiple disease areas) 
  • Comparative medicine
  • Computational chemistry, biology and biomedicine
  • Data science
  • Drug safety
  • Early clinical development (clinical research, human biology, quantitative medicine)
  • Human genetics 
  • Inflammation & immunology 
  • Medicinal Sciences

     

    • Biotherapeutics technologies (protein engineering, structural biology) 
    • Medicinal chemistry 
    • Pharmaceutical sciences
    • Pharmacokinetics, dynamics & metabolism
  • Metabolic Disease & Cardiovascular Risk 
  • Oncology 
  • Rare disease
  • Vaccines

At Pfizer, we believe in a better future. Our postdoctoral training program is specifically designed to give you a strong research foundation, and to help you lead tomorrow’s innovative new biological therapies for major human diseases. Fellowship support is offered for up to four years. We place a strong emphasis on publications, attendance at major international meetings, and career-building activities that will facilitate your transition to a career in either academia or the pharmaceutical industry.

Pfizer Worldwide R&D’s Annual Postdoc Symposium is a highlight of our training program, bringing together the community of trainees from all of Pfizer’s R&D locations for scientific presentations by our trainees, as well as internal and external researchers. Career-building activities are also a focal point of the symposium. Our program’s core mission is to match high-quality trainees with outstanding mentors and promising research projects in a setting that places a premium on your preparation for the next stage of your career.

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Postdoctoral Fellow, Multiple positions

Date Posted:
6/7/2018

The Jackson Laboratory

ME

Make the most of your postdoctoral training by joining a world-class nonprofit research institution with a legacy of innovation and discovery in genetics and genomics.  As a Postdoctoral Associate at The Jackson Laboratory, you will conduct cutting-edge research at our expanding research campuses in Bar Harbor, Maine, and Farmington, Conn., working towards the development of precise genomic solutions to improve human health.

JAX Postdoctoral Associates benefit from:

RESEARCH PROGRAMS

Opportunities are available in diverse areas including aging, bioinformatics, cancer, computational biology, development, epigenetics, metabolism, immunology, infectious diseases, neurobiology, reproduction and systems genetics. Review our research areas and our faculty labs to see what you could work on as a JAX Postdoctoral Associate.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

JAX has developed a postdoc-centric integrative training program to facilitate career success both inside and outside academia.  Postdoctoral Associates interested in pursuing an independent research program can apply for the JAX Scholar Program in their first year of training.  JAX also helps trainees explore and prepare for a variety of research and non-research careers.  Through programs like our signature The Whole Scientist course and monthly Science Forums, we help our Postdoctoral Associates develop their professional skills and expertise beyond the bench in areas such as:

 

  • Leadership and management
  • Budgets and accounting
  • Teaching, mentoring and communication
  • Scientific writing and grantsmanship
  • Public relations and donor cultivation

Read the full description of our career development programs to find out how you can accelerate your scientific career as a JAX Postdoctoral Associate.

BEYOND THE BENCH

JAX has a vibrant scientific and postdoctoral community with a number of interest groups that organize activities outside of the lab. The Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Program Office hosts regular professional development and social events both at JAX and within the community. Our campuses in Bar Harbor, Maine, and Farmington, Conn., are situated in great communities with diverse options for housing, dining, entertainment, outdoor recreation, and travel.

If you have questions about JAX's Postdoctoral Program, check our FAQ or contact us at postdoc@jax.org.

Join our team and help us lead the search for tomorrow’s cures today. Apply now to advance your research career at The Jackson Laboratory.


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Postdoctoral Fellow, Cancer, Multiple positions

Date Posted:
6/7/2018

Moffitt Cancer Center

FL

The Postdoctoral Training Program at the Moffitt Cancer Center was established to advance the careers of promising scholars who are interested in sharing our mission, which is "to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer." By providing access to cutting-edge research facilities and the collaborative, interdisciplinary environment of Moffitt Cancer Center, we hope to produce strong, successful candidates for research positions throughout the scientific community.

Interested in a career in cancer research? If you have already completed your Ph.D. (or an equivalent degree program), then the Postdoctoral Training at Moffitt Cancer Center may be for you. We are interested in recruiting scholars who have a profound interest in preventing, treating, and curing cancer, one experiment at a time, as well as those who would like to help patients in their struggle to beat the disease.

Moffitt Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in the state of Florida and one of only seven in the southeast. As a Comprehensive Cancer Center, our research enterprise offers training in numerous areas key in the fight against cancer. Postdoctoral researchers at Moffitt work under the guidance of outstanding faculty mentors in various aspects of cancer research, including: Cancer Biology and Evolution, Cancer Epidemiology, Chemical Biology and Molecular Medicine, Health Outcomes and Behavior, and Immunology.

Moffitt Cancer Center offers diverse educational activities, including biannual research retreats and symposia and conferences. We have a strong base of faculty to serve as mentors and an active Postdoctoral Association.


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Postdoc--Innovation Fellowship

Date Posted:
6/7/2018

Moffitt Cancer Center

FL

This two-year fellowship program within the Office of Innovation & Industry Alliances is designed to train STEM PhD graduates having little knowledge of academic technology transfer with what they need to know to be hired into any technology transfer office (TTO) or related position in the US. The fellow will participate in 6 month rotations with the (i) Industry Alliance Group, to learn business intelligence and development; (ii) Intellectual Property Group, to acquire skills in prior art research and patent preparation; (iii) Licensing Group, to learn marketing and licensing of patented technology; and (iv) Business Operations and Contracting Group to develop expertise in budgeting of technology transfer expenses and in the genesis of research related agreements and contracts.  The fellow will also participate in the NCI Technology Transfer University, a first-in-kind partnership between Moffitt and the NCI, where they will receive training on relevant topics from the government perspective. The fellow is also expected to engage in professional development activities including, but not limited to, attendance at trade conferences, TTO related courses, publishing in trade and other peer-reviewed journals, and professional activities sponsored by the Moffitt Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the Moffitt Postdoctoral Association. LINK TO MORE INFO

GAIN EXPERIENCE

  • Technology Marketing & Licensing
  • Industry Business Development
  • Intellectual Property & Patents
  • Business Operations
  • Research Contracting

 

TWO YEAR PROGRAM

  • Competitive Compensation Package
  • Mentoring by Experienced Biotech Entrepreneur
  • Professional Development Opportunities

 

Currently accepting applications until July 1, 2018

For more information email Carol.Waits@Moffitt.org


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Postdoctoral Associate in Computational Biophysics/Chemistry

Date Posted:
6/7/2018

Filizola Lab, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

NY

LINK TO POSTING

Applications are invited for a postdoc position in the Filizola Lab 
(http://www.filizolalab.org) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai,
 in New York City, USA. We are seeking highly qualified candidates with 
expertise and a strong publication record in the development and/or 
application of computational biophysics/chemistry tools, ranging from 
molecular dynamics simulations, enhanced sampling algorithms, free energy 
calculations, and machine learning approaches to investigate molecular 
mechanisms underlying protein function. This position will allow 
participation in a variety of interdisciplinary projects, offering an 
opportunity to work hand in hand with experimental collaborators. 

Ideal candidates would have a Ph.D. degree in Physics, Chemistry, Biophysics,
 Theoretical/Computational Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related 
discipline, and expert programming skills and analytical abilities in 
addition to a strong background in molecular dynamics simulation methods. 

Proven expertise in computational approaches for drug design (e.g., 
ligand-based and structure-based drug design, virtual screening, docking, 
pharmacophore analysis etc.) is a plus. Strong communication skills, and an 
ability to both collaborate with peers and/or train undergraduate students 
effectively are required. The position is available immediately.
Qualified applicants should send a CV and at least 2 reference names by 
email to Dr. Marta Filizola at marta.filizola_._mssm.edu. Review of 
applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

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Postdoc(s) in Computational Genomics

Date Posted:
6/7/2018

Johns Hopkins University

MD

LINK TO POSTING

Johns Hopkins is a pretty amazing place to do computational genomics right now. My colleagues are really impressive, for example five of our faculty are part of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and we have faculty across a range of departments including Biostatistics, Computer Science, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Human Genetics. A number of my colleagues are activitely looking for postdocs and in an effort to make the postdoc job market a little less opaque I’m listing this non-comprehensive list of opportunities I know about here.

Job: Postdoc(s) in methods development for precision medicine in oncology and immunotherapy (single cell RNA-seq, TCR sequencing).

Employer: Elana Fertig and Elizabeth Jaffee

To apply: email Elana

Deadline: Review ongoing

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Job: Timp lab is hiring postdocs! We work on sequencing technology and analysis development for direct RNA seq, epigenetics, cancer genomics, infectious disease diagnosis, non-model organism genomics, protein sequencing and all of the above!

Employer: Winston Timp

To apply: email Winston

Deadline: Until position filled

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Job: The Goff lab (www.gofflab.org) has 2 open postdoc positions for a variety of projects at the intersection of computational biology and neurodevelopment, degeneration, and disease. We develop and utilize single cell analysis techniques, including single cell RNA-Seq, to explore cell state transitions across continuous biological processes. Current funded projects include cross-model analysis of fALS, Parkinson Disease, and Kabuki Syndrome, as well as examination of cell-type-specific neuronal plasticity response, and developmental fate specification in the CNS.

Employer: Loyal Goff and Solange Brown

To apply: email Loyal

Deadline: 12/31/2018 or until position filled

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Job: The Hansen lab (www.hansenlab.org) is hiring postdocs in computational biology. We are funded to continue development of the recount2 (preprint) project, which involves joint processing, normalization, and analysis of all publicly available human RNA-seq samples. This project combines genomics with analysis of extremely large-scale RNA-seq data. The work is in collaboration with Jeff Leek, Ben Langmead and Alexis Battle at JHU.

Emplyer: Kasper D. Hansen

To apply: Email Kasper.

Deadline: Review ongoing

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Job: The Jaffe lab at the Lieber Institute for Brain Develpoment (affiliated with JHMI) is hiring at several different levels (research assistant, research associate, postdoc fellow)! We work at the intersection of genomics, biostatistics, and computational biology, leveraging large human brain datasets to better understand how genomic signatures associate with brain development and subsequent dysregulation in mental illness.

Employer: Andrew Jaffe

To apply: LIBD Careers

Deadline: Until position filled

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Job: The Battle lab (battlelab.jhu.edu) is hiring postdocs in genomics and machine learning/probabilistic modeling. Projects include rare genetic variation, single cell genomics, time series genomics, complex human disease, large scale integrative transcriptomic/eQTL studies, and more.

Employer: Alexis Battle

To apply: email Alexis

Deadline: Until positions filled


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Postdoctoral Fellow on Synthetic Bacterial Communities

Date Posted:
6/6/2018

Indiana University- Bloomington Biology

IN

Title Postdoctoral Fellow on Synthetic Bacterial Communities
Appointment Status Non-Tenure Track
Department IU Bloomington Biology
Position Summary

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the McKinlay Lab in the Department of Biology at Indiana University (http://www.indiana.edu/~mckinlab/).

The position will be supported through a National Science Foundation CAREER award. The goal of the project is to determine how bacterial subpopulations engaged in nutrient cross-feeding are influenced by mechanisms that bacteria use to control their location, such as motility and adherence. Both experimental and theoretical approaches will be used. The Department of Biology has a vibrant intellectual atmosphere and excellent facilities for conducting microbiological research (http://www.bio.indiana.edu/). Postdocs will have ample opportunity to interact and collaborate with other labs. LINK TO POSTING

Basic Qualifications

A Ph.D. in microbiology or a related field is required. Applicants should have expertise in microbial physiology, microbial ecology, microbial genetics, and/or computational approaches to simulate microbial populations.

Department Contact for Questions

For general questions, please contact Jeremy Bennett (jebennet@indiana.edu).

For specific questions about the position, please contact Dr. Jake McKinlay (jmckinla@indiana.edu).

Additional Qualifications  
Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List Of References
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Reference 1
  2. Letter of Reference 2
  3. Letter of Reference 3
Salary and Rank $47,484 plus benefits
Special Instructions

Interested parties should email a cover letter containing a brief statement of research interests, a CV, and the names and contact information for three potential letter writers to http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/5945.

The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars.

For Best Consideration Date 06/22/2018
Expected Start Date 08/01/2018
OAA # 21805-06

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Postdoctoral Fellow, RNA & epigenetics, starting Jan 2019

Date Posted:
6/6/2018

University of Oregon, Institute of Molecular Biology

OR

I will be opening my lab at University of Oregon in January 2019. We will be part of the Institute of Molecular Biology, an interdisciplinary institute that combines biologists, chemists, and physicists to study the molecular basis of life.

I am searching for a postdoctoral scholar to work in one of two areas. The first concerns the capacity of RNA modifying enzymes to initiate long-lived epigenetic growth states in eukaryotes. The goals are to characterize the molecular causes and consequences of these states—particularly with respect to impacts on RNA—and how they are beneficial to organisms across varying environments. The work will involve yeast genetics, high-throughput phenotyping, molecular biology, high-throughput sequencing, and eventually experiments in a metazoan system to find homologous examples.

The second area concerns the capacity for various stresses to induce long-lived epigenetic states in mammalian cells. I have discovered several such examples in yeast during my postdoc, and now wish to find examples in animals. The ability of transient stress to lead to long-lived changes in cellular behavior is relevant to both development and disease. This work will involve high-throughput screening and microscopy initially, later delving into the molecular basis of these states. If you would like to discuss more, please contact David at dmgarcia at stanford dot edu. 

My lab will be in Eugene, Oregon, a fantastic place to live, where you can enjoy wonderful outdoors, a vibrant food scene, a vibrant arts scene, and a temperate, spritzy climate that supplies calming green surroundings, year-round. It is incredibly affordable to live here, too. The drop-dead gorgeous Oregon coast is an hour west. The mountains with fantastic skiing about the same east. If you get itchy for the city life, pass weekends in Portland, two hours north. Come live the good life.

Potential students should matriculate through either the Department of Biology or Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (graduate and undergraduate). I am taking rotation students in the winter and spring quarters of the 2018-2019 academic year. Postdoctoral candidates should email David directly, for the time being to dmgarcia at stanford dot edu. If you happen to be in the Bay Area this summer/fall, please drop me a line and we can have a chat over tea in sunny Palo Alto.

Our lab philosophy:

We are here to work on interesting and important questions.

We value different perspectives and experiences.

We value opportunities to challenge how we think about our questions and approaches.

We insist on a environment of openness, tolerance, and respect.

We value how fun and exciting basic research can be.

David’s short bio:

I received a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from UC Santa Cruz, with one year of my bachelor’s spent at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. Returning to the Bay Area where I grew up, I worked briefly at the VA Medical Center, San Francisco. I then did my Ph.D. studies at MIT, in David Bartel’s lab at the Whitehead Institute. I discovered new features of microRNA recognition sequences that were so predictive of mRNA repression that they were integrated into a major update of TargetScan.org, a microRNA target prediction program that receives ~20,000 visitors per month. I became interested in the link between protein homeostasis and RNA regulation, and joined Dan Jarosz’s lab at Stanford to study novel prion-like states of RNA binding proteins. My interest in prions also led me to a collaboration with Jon Clardy of Harvard, in which we identified for the first time an example of a bacterially secreted molecule that potently induces a prion. I continue to be fascinated with the biologically beneficial roles of prions, how they are induced in nature and the resulting physiological consequences, as well as their characteristic molecular features. I am also fascinated with how stress can induce long-lived changes to cell behavior. In addition to research, I have longstanding interests in science communication for the public (see publications) and celebrating diversity in the academy through outreach opportunities.

Links:

Institute of Molecular Biology

University of Oregon

Travel Oregon

David’s Stanford Profiles

David’s LinkedIn

David’s Google Scholar

David_Garcia_CV_website

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Postdoctoral Fellowship: Genetic and Mechanistic Studies of X-linked Dystonia Parkinsonianism

Date Posted:
6/5/2018

The Lieber Institute and Johns Hopkins Department of Neurology

MD

A postdoctoral position is available within the Erwin lab (erwinlab.org) at the Lieber Institute for Brain Development and Johns Hopkins Department of Neurology to study the mechanisms leading to X-linked Dystonia Parkinsonism. The applicant would be working with a team of researchers on projects using human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) models, brain tissue and single cell genomics to investigate the role of retrotransposons and Taf1 disruption in pathology. Individuals with stem cells, (epi)genomics, genetics, developmental neuroscience and/or computational experience would be particularly well suited.

The Lieber Institute for Brain Development (LIBD) is located in the new Johns Hopkins Bioscience Park in Baltimore, MD. LIBD was conceived from the realization that a new approach is needed to fully exploit the unprecedented opportunities to accomplish the critical goal of helping affected individuals and their families. The LIBD aims to transform the research landscape in two ways: by providing new tools for scientific discovery and by developing new collaborative approaches to achieve our ambitious mission. The mission of the Lieber Institute for Brain Development is to translate the understanding of basic genetic and molecular mechanisms of schizophrenia and related developmental brain disorders into clinical advances that change the lives of affected individuals.

 

To Apply: Submit your CV and cover letter to jennifer.erwin@libd.org


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Postdoctoral Fellowships - Immunology, Inflammation & Infectious Diseases (III) Initiative (Multiple Positions)

Date Posted:
6/5/2018

University of Utah Immunology, Inflammation & Infectious Diseases (III) Initiative

UT

The III Initiative has many opportunities for Postdoctoral Fellowships. For questions about any of the positions listed below, please email the contact in the posting. 

The following positions are currently available:

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Data Science
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Exposure Informatics
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Metabolic Control of Adaptive Thermogenesis
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Tumor Immunology

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Data Science

The Leung lab (www.globalguthealth.org) in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Utah is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work on NIH-funded projects on developing clinical decision tools for infectious diarrhea.

This position will be responsible for coordinating the analysis of large clinical trial datasets, including international studies from low-resource settings (GEMS), to derive and validate clinical prediction rules for etiological and prognostic determination. The postdoc will be co-mentored by faculty in Biostatistics, Biomedical Informatics, and Pediatric Infectious Disease. Methods utilized will include statistical modeling, machine learning, and natural language processing.

The successful candidate should have experience with applied statistics and computational methods. Experience in infectious disease and clinical data is beneficial but not essential. Candidates must have a PhD and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Interested applicants should send a personal statement and CV to: Daniel.Leung@utah.edu.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Exposure Informatics

The Department of Biomedical Informatics is seeking a post-doctoral research fellow with expertise in biomedical informatics to work in developing methods to integrate, assimilate and analyze heterogeneous omics data with environmental data (such as IoT devices, environmental sensors, geospatial locations, computational models, socio-economic and behavioral) and clinical data in order to support translational exposomic research. She/He will work with the faculty in the Department of Biomedical Informatics and with the engineering staff of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science Biomedical Informatics Core on big data integration, metadata and semantics, and big data analytics including spatio-temporal computational models and uncertainty characterization. The post-doc will advance current work and collaborate with environment health and exposure science teams and projects such as the PRISMS (https://www.nibib.nih.gov/research-funding/prisms) and Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) (https://medicine.utah.edu/pediatrics/research/programs/ucp/) projects at University of Utah that use advanced distributed computing and semantics by integrating heterogeneous data with exposomic data for clinical and translational research for conditions such as asthma, and their clinical management.

 

Job Requirements

  • A Completed Doctoral degree in Biomedical Informatics or a related field, e.g. Bioinformatics, Genomics, Epidemiology, Computer Science, Software Engineering.
  • Programming skills and experience in the application of computational methods to genomic data are highly desirable.
  • Good English skills (writing, speaking).
  • Ability to work independently, and within teams.
  • Must be a US national or permanent resident.
  • Experience with any of the following:
    • Standard engineering and coding practices for developing large scientific computing software preferably using Java or python.
    • Experience with genomic and other bioinformatics data semantics.
    • Experience with metadata discovery and management methods.
    • Experience with Big Data technologies (e.g. graph databases) and analytics.

This is a two-year appointment with the expectations of annual renewals upon satisfactory performance. 

The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veteran’s preference. Reasonable accommodations provided. For additional information: http://www.regulations.utah.edu/humanResources/5-106.html

 If you are interested in this position, please email your CV to Professor Ramkiran Gouripeddi; ram.gouripeddi@utah.edu or Professor Julio Facelli (julio.facelli@utah.edu).

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Metabolic Control of Adaptive Thermogenesis

Postdoctoral Research Scientist position is available at the University of Utah School of Medicine in the Department of Biochemistry.  Looking for a candidate with a background in Metabolism and Transcriptional Regulation to study adaptive thermogenesis in the liver.  We are broadly interested in understanding how cells sense energy and initiate transcriptional programs to adapt to nutrient availability.  We use genomic, biochemical, and mouse genetics to study the energetics of cold adaptation. This position provides an excellent opportunity to transition into an independent faculty position.  Opportunities for competitive T32 training grants are available.  Resources available to complete studies in lipid biochemistry, isotopic tracing, mass spec analysis, and genomics.  There are opportunities to present at international meetings, and postdocs receive guidance from faculty advisory committee.  This position provides an excellent opportunity to grow scientifically and work with a dynamic group of investigators studying metabolism and cellular energetics. Please contact Claudio Villanueva (villanueva@biochem.utah.edu) with questions or to apply. 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Tumor Immunology

The Oliver Lab is seeking a postdoctoral candidate or senior scientist interested in tumor immunology.  We have recently developed a novel mouse model of squamous lung cancer that harbors high levels of neutrophils. Neutrophils are enriched in human squamous lung cancer and correlate with poor prognosis and poor response to immunotherapy. Therefore, we hypothesize that these neutrophils are pro-tumorigenic and may be good therapeutic targets. Our work in currently in late stages of revision at Cancer Cell. We now seek to understand the role of neutrophils in squamous lung cancer. Toward this end, we are performing single cell RNA-sequencing and using preclinical mouse models to deplete neutrophils with clinically relevant drugs in vivo. We also seek to compare our findings in mice to neutrophils from human squamous lung cancer. We seek a postdoctoral candidate or senior scientist that is highly motivated and passionate with good communication skills. Experience in either immunology, cancer biology, or bioinformatics is desired. Please contact Trudy.Oliver@hci.utah.edu with a CV and cover letter.

http://uofuhealth.utah.edu/immunology-inflammation-infectious-diseases/training/post-doc-positions.php


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Postdoctoral fellowship in insomnia pathophysiology and treatment

Date Posted:
6/5/2018

Concordia University PERFORM Centre

INT

Postdoctoral fellowship in insomnia pathophysiology and treatment

 

We are presently recruiting a Postdoctoral fellow interested in clinical research on human sleep and insomnia. The fellow will be working on a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)-funded study examining the impact of cognitive–behavioural treatment for insomnia on neurophysiological systems supporting sleep, emotion regulation and cognition. The fellow will be based in the Departments of Psychology and Exercise Science at Concordia University in Montreal (Quebec) and at the PERFORM Center
(http://www.concordia.ca/research/perform.html).

The fellow will also be affiliated with the Centre de Recherche de l’Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal (CRIUGM; http://www.criugm.qc.ca/fr.html).
The fellow will be actively involved in this treatment study of patients with chronic insomnia. The fellow will have to opportunity to work on the analyses of EEG and ECG recordings during sleep, as well as anatomical and functional brain imaging (fMRI) of cognitive and emotion regulation tasks in this population. The fellow will be jointly supervised by Drs. Thanh Dang-Vu and Jean-Philippe Gouin.

 Required education/skills: Ph.D. degree (or close to completion) in neuroscience, psychology or a related field (e.g., biology, biomedical engineering), excellent organizational skills, autonomy and ability to work in team, good writing skills and established publication record. Bilingualism (English and French) is an asset. Experience in one or more aspects of the research themes, particularly in EEG, cognitive neuroscience and/or sleep research, will also constitute assets.

Salary will be determined according to the level of training and past experiences. This appointment will be renewable on a yearly basis, contingent on satisfactory performance.

You can apply for this position by sending your curriculum vitae and a letter of motivation to the principal investigators (see contact information below). Request for any additional information should also be directed to them. Review of applications will begin as they are received and will continue until the position has been filled. Start date is flexible, but preferably in September or October 2018. Only those candidates selected to interview will be contacted.

Dr. Thanh Dang-Vu, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Neurologist,
Concordia University Research Chair
in Sleep, Neuroimaging and Cognitive Health,
Department of Exercise Science, Concordia U.
Assoc. Director for Clinical Research, CRIUGM
tt.dangvu@concordia.ca

Dr. Jean-Philippe Gouin, Ph.D,
Associate Professor, Clinical Psychologist
Canada Research Chair in Chronic Stress And Health
Department of Psychology, Concordia U.
jp.gouin@concordia.ca

 

For more information about our current research program, please visit the lab website: https://scnlab.com

https://www.concordia.ca/research/perform/about/jobs.html

 


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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Multimodal Neuroimaging of Sleep and Cognition

Date Posted:
6/5/2018

Concordia University PERFORM Centre

INT

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Multimodal Neuroimaging of Sleep and Cognition

 

We are presently recruiting a Postdoctoral fellow in Multimodal Neuroimaging of Sleep and Cognition.

The fellow will have the opportunity to setup and conduct empirical (f)MRI, simultaneous
EEG/fMRI and/or PET research in clinical and in healthy samples, as well as to analyze and write up findings of previously collected human neuroimaging data. He/she will also have the opportunity to develop and evaluate new multimodal data analysis approaches (for instance, EEG source localization, PET-fMRI fusion, resting state fMRI hub analysis). He/she will be based at Concordia University (Montreal, Quebec), jointly supervised by Drs. Thanh Dang-Vu and Christophe Grova, and will work in a highly multidisciplinary environment (neurosciences, exercise science, physics, engineering, psychology) and in collaboration with multiple academic and hospital institutions in Montreal (PERFORM Center, Centre de Recherche de l’Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal [CRIUGM], Montreal Neurological Institute [MNI]).

The research themes that will be addressed by the Fellow will include:

  • The neural mechanisms of sleep, sleep deprivation and sleep disorders (chronic insomnia, central disorders of hypersomnolence), and their relationship with cognition.
  • Developing and evaluating methods dedicated to the analysis of multimodal neuroimaging data for sleep studies, including EEG-fMRI fusion, fMRI functional connectivity and brain network analysis (reorganization of functional connector hubs during sleep and sleep disorders).

The PERFORM Centre is a 8,000 m2 research facility including eight inter-related research platforms, such as a state of the art sleep laboratory (3 bedrooms with polysomnography and high-density EEG) and a fully equipped imaging suite (3T MRI, SPECT-CT, PET-CT, Ultrasound, Dexa, high-density EEG, and TMS) entirely dedicated to research
(http://www.concordia.ca/research/perform.html). The CRIUGM is a leading research center on aging, and also includes multiple research platforms, such as a sleep laboratory, a functional neuroimaging unit (3T MRI) and a clinical research unit (http://www.criugm.qc.ca/en.html).

Applicants must have a PhD (or close to completion) in a related field (e.g., neurosciences, computer science, (bio)medical engineering, psychology). Applicants should have strong knowledge of Matlab and/or experience in analysis of neuroimaging, excellent organizational skills, an aptitude for teamwork, good writing skills and a productive publication record. Experience in one or more aspects of the research themes will constitute an asset. Salary will be determined according to education and experience. This appointment will be renewable on a yearly basis, contingent on satisfactory performance and funding. The position has a flexible start date.

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae and a letter of motivation to the principal investigators listed below. Review of applications will begin as they are received and will continue until the position has been filled. All requests for additional information should also be directed to them. Only those candidates selected to interview will be contacted.

Dr. Thanh Dang-Vu, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Neurologist,
Concordia University Research Chair
in Sleep, Neuroimaging and Cognitive Health,
Department of Exercise Science, Concordia U.
Assoc. Director for Clinical Research, CRIUGM
tt.dangvu@concordia.ca

Dr. Christophe Grova, Ph.D,
Associate Professor
Department of Physics, Concordia U.
Adjunct Professor in Biomedical Engineering,
Neurology & Neurosurgery, McGill U.
christophe.grova@concordia.ca

 

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Position for Entrepreneurial Scholar with Mayo Clinic Office of Entrepreneurship

Date Posted:
6/5/2018

Mayo Clinic Office of Entrepreneurship

MN

Seeking: Self-motivated, Entrepreneurially minded individuals

Mayo Clinic has two open, full-time Postdoctoral Fellow positions for an Entrepreneurial Scholar.  The goal of this position is to help build scholars in entrepreneurship, leveraging the ongoing and growing community in and around the Mayo Clinic.

Each scientist will receive training in lean startup and related methodologies via our graduate course Case Studies in Entrepreneurship, participate in active learning team development. Scholars will also have a chance for a series of immersion experiences in and outside of Mayo Clinic, including our ventures office, and will work to help develop new scholarship activities.
We are a 3-campus organization. Networking in Mayo Clinic in Rochester,MN as well as Scottsdale, AZ and Jacksonville, FL will be included.

We collaborate with the University of Minnesota with our open pitch competition called the Walleye Tank (walleyetank.com).
We have also run our first competition in Mayo Clinic Florida called the ‘Alligator Tank’.  We are looking for scientists where this kind of formal and experiential training will be the focus of their professional development.

We are offering NIH-level postdoctoral stipends as well as graduate tuition and travel costs, as appropriate.

If you are interested, please send your resume and a description of how entrepreneurial training would fit in your professional future to Dr. Stephen Ekker (ekker.stephen@mayo.edu ) and Dr. Amanda Leightner (leightner.amanda@mayo.edu ).


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Postdoctoral position - Neuronal RNA Biology

Date Posted:
6/5/2018

Yale School of Medicine Department of Neuroscience

CT

Postdoctoral positions are available in Dr. Junjie Guo's laboratory at Yale University School of Medicine.  Taking a combination of computational, biochemical, genetic, and genomic approaches The Guo lab studies questions at the intersection between RNA biology and neuroscience, including:
- RNA transport and translational control in neurons
- Noncoding RNA functions and mechanisms
- Dysregulation of RNA metabolism in neurodegeneratie diseases

The Guo lab is situated within the dynamic and collaborative RNA biology and neuroscience communities at Yale that includes the Yale Center for RNA Science and Medicine, the Program in Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair (CNNR), and the Kavli Institute for Neuroscience at Yale.

Candidates should have received a doctoral degree no more than 2 years before the start date.  Researchers with strong interest in RNA biology and neuroscience, regardless of their training background, are welcome to apply.  Expertise in any of the following areas is desirable, though not required:
- Animal genetics (any model organism)
- High-throughput screening
- Stem cell biology
- Advanced imaging techniques

Please email your application to junjie.guo@yale.edu, including
- a cover letter describing your past training, research interests and career goals
- a detailed CV
- contact information of references

For more information, please visit www.guo-lab.com

 


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Postdoctoral Opportunities in Bioinformatics/Statistical Genetics

Date Posted:
6/5/2018

Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI)

INT

Postdoctoral Opportunities in Bioinformatics/Statistical Genetics

 We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher at the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) in Doha, Qatar. The successful applicant will work closely with the bioinformatics team. She/he will have the opportunity to access several types of data including next generation sequencing and gene expression data for several complex traits such as Cardiovascular disease and Cancer. The position involves methodological and applied research. The main topics of interest will encompass Genome Wide Association Studies, Gene Regulatory Networks and Transcriptome Analysis, Protein-Protein interaction, and Machine Learning. The successful candidate should be able to write computer programs that may result from her/his research projects. Our team is an interdisciplinary team that has scientists with backgrounds in Computer science, Statistics, Biostatistics/Statistical genetics, and Bioinformatics.

Qualifications
- Ph.D. in Computer Sciences, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Statistical genetics or other relevant discipline with strong quantitative research background.
- Solid experience working with large scale genetic data sets (GWAS data, sequencing data, gene expression data).
- Expertise in machine learning and statistics is required.
- Ability to develop new methods andproduce high-quality published work. - Outstanding programming skills on aLinux environment (e.g., Python, R, Java, C++, etc.)
- Excellent oral and written communication and documentation skills.
- Track record of delivering complex scientific projects through high impact factor publications.
- Willingness to work in a team and mentor Ph.D. students.
- The candidate must be autonomous and also have a strong team spirit.

Research at QCRI
QCRI is a research institute that is part of the Hamad Bin Khalifa University. It supports Qatar Foundation’s mission by helping to build Qatar’s innovation and technology capacity. It is focused on tackling large-scale computing challenges that address national priorities for health, growth, and development. QCRI is a national research institute conducting world-class applied computing research that enables new discoveries and accelerates development of society. The country is home to campuses of numerous world-renowned universities such as Weill Cornell, Carnegie Mellon University, Texas A&M University, Virginia Commonwealth, and Georgetown University.

How to apply
Send your applications to Dr. Mohamad Saad, msaad@hbku.edu.qa . The application packet should include the following: (1) cover letter that states the motivation for applying for this position, (2) CV that has the list of publications, (3) statement of research interests, and (4) contact information of three referees who have agreed to provide a written statement on behalf of the applicant.

Deadline - Completed applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

 


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Postdoctoral Researcher, Laboratory of Doug Mitchell

Date Posted:
6/5/2018

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Department of Chemistry, Carle R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

IL

The Mitchell lab is looking to hire new postdoctoral fellows to join our team. We seek individuals who are highly motivated, innovative problem solvers, and deeply interested in pursuing interdisciplinary research. The Mitchell lab is broadly interested in the chemical biology of natural products. We blend organic chemistry with genomics and mechanistic enzymology to enhance the discovery and understanding of natural product biosynthetic pathways. For more information, see our recent publications here: http://www.scs.illinois.edu/mitchell/pubs.html 

The salary for postdoctoral positions is scaled according to level of experience and in line with recommendations from the NIH. Preference will be given to candidates just completing their Ph.D. studies who have published several impactful first-author papers in well-respected, peer-reviewed journals in the chemical or biological sciences.  

To apply, please prepare the following:  • 1-page cover letter explaining career goals and specific scientific interests • Updated CV including a full list of submitted/accepted peer-reviewed publications.  Please do not list manuscripts “in preparation” • Two PDFs of your most relevant, 1st author published papers.  Please do not include review articles
 
Applications should be emailed to Hyoung Sook (Lab Manager): annhs@illinois.edu   Letters of recommendation need not be sent in this initial phase.
 
Areas of Research Chemical Biology, Natural Product Biosynthesis & Discovery, Genome-Mining/Bioinformatics, Biochemistry, Genomic & Mechanistic Enzymology, Organic Chemistry, Microbiology, and Mode-of-Action
 
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please see: http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu/ 
 


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Post-doctoral Fellow in Translational Cell Biology

Date Posted:
6/5/2018

McWilliams Lab, Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, FI

INT

Open Position for a Novo Nordisk Foundation-Funded Post-doctoral Fellow in? Translational Cell Biology: McWilliams Lab, Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, FI

Established in 1640, the University of Helsinki is the pre-eminent research university in Finland.

Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Thomas G. McWilliams. The McWilliams lab employs sophisticated genetics, disease models, cutting edge cell biology assays and rigorous molecular analyses to understand how in vivo mitophagy is regulated during a variety of physiological contexts (McWilliams et al., 2018 Cell Metabolism; McWilliams et al., 2016 Journal of Cell Biology). The successful applicant will be expected to seamlessly integrate into a young and dynamic team with a vibrant international atmosphere. This position is available from August 2018 for up to three years and is fully funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

Candidate Specification:
- PhD with a strong academic track record and a first-author research paper in an internationally recognised, peer-reviewed journal.
- Demonstrated expertise in cell biology: hands on experience with mouse models, in vivo analysis & primary cell culture is considered a distinct advantage.
- A collegial team player with a resourceful attitude and excellent interpersonal skills: capable of contributing to collaborative projects, as well being able to work and plan independently.
- Outstanding critical thinking skills and excellent English communication skills (written, verbal).
- Basic knowledge of statistics and commitment to rigorous experimental standards.

Desirable Attributes:
- Strong background in metabolism, membrane biology or biochemistry
- Experience in preparation of mammalian tissues for histology, immunohistochemistry
- Expertise in high resolution microscopy & image analysis

Interested applicants should send a single PDF document by June 30th 2018 to Dr. McWilliams (thomas.mcwilliams-at-helsinki.fi) containing the following items:  A one page personal statement, CV & Contact details for three referees

This post is available with an initial one-year contract and possibility of a two-year extension. A 6 month trial period will be applied. Salary will be commensurate with the credentials and previous experience of the post-doctoral researcher.

Further Particulars: In addition to having the opportunity to perform research, attend conferences, mentor students & enhance their communication skills - the successful candidate will benefit from a supportive research environment with the opportunity for tailored mentoring, consistent with the particular career trajectory of their interest. Our laboratory has direct access to state-of-the-art instrumentation, facilities and cutting-edge multidisciplinary expertise for all aspects of this project. The laboratory further benefits from an extensive collaborative network and is an associated laboratory of FinMIT: a Centre of Excellence for Mitochondrial Research. Located in Biomedical Helsinki, our lab directly interfaces with leading scientists & clinicians in the dynamic Meilahti campus, set against the backdrop of Helsinki just minutes away: a thriving cosmopolitan European capital, situated in the happiest country in the world.


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Postdoctoral Fellowships - Mosca Lab

Date Posted:
6/5/2018

Thomas Jefferson University Department of Neuroscience

PA

The Mosca Lab is hiring!

We are an exciting, NIH- and independently-funded, lab seeking highly motivated, independent-thinking POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS to study synapse organization. We study how synapses form and function in sensory systems with a focus on: elucidating the molecular events downstream of critical cell surface synapse organizers, and understanding how plasticity and three-dimensional synapse organization in circuits shapes behavior. We use high resolution microscopy, Drosophila genetics, biochemistry, and behavioral analyses to understand the developmental, molecular, and circuit bases of connectivity. We also place a high value on creating a supportive environment for scientists to grow, learn, question, discover, and achieve professional goals.

The Department of Neuroscience at Jefferson is a vibrant community with strengths in synapse biology, neurodegenerative disease, and neurophysiology. You will join a growing cadre of supportive, outstanding, and collaborative neuroscientists with newly renovated, state-of-the-art space and equipment in an exciting research environment at the heart of the city of Philadelphia.

Optimal candidates will have a recent Ph.D. in neuroscience or a related field, evidence of outstanding scholarship, and excellent communication skills. Experience in cloning and molecular genetics is essential. Candidates with biochemical and/or Drosophila research experience are particularly encouraged to apply. Though the position is funded, candidates will be encouraged and mentored to apply for additional support. In addition to core lab projects, postdocs will be able to pursue studies that combine their interests with that of the PI.

Visit www.moscalab.org to learn about our lab! Interested candidates should send a CV, a brief personal statement highlighting research experience and future interests relevant to our lab, and contact info for 3 references to:

Dr. Tim Mosca
Department of Neuroscience
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA 19107
timothy dot mosca at jefferson dot edu


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Postdoctoral Fellowship - SMALL MOLECULE SCREENING AND MECHANISTIC STUDIES WITH MEMBRANE PROTEINS

Date Posted:
6/5/2018

NIH Cell Biology and Metabolism program, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

MD

SMALL MOLECULE SCREENING AND MECHANISTIC STUDIES WITH MEMBRANE PROTEINS

EUNICE KENNEDY SHRIVER NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, BETHESDA, MD AND SURROUNDING AREA

Position Description: 
The research group of Dr. Anirban Banerjee at the National Institute of Health (NIH) is seeking candidates for postdoctoral fellows for a project focused on small molecule screening of eukaryotic integral membrane proteins in combination with structural and functional studies. We are combining structural techniques such as macromolecular crystallography with biophysical and biochemical methods such as reconstitution based functional assays to investigate the structure and function of integral membrane enzymes (See Science 12 Jan 2018: Vol. 359, Issue 6372, eaao6326; DOI: 10.1126/science.aao6326) and transition metal transporters (see J Biol Chem. 2018 Mar 9;293(10):3819-3828, doi: 10.1074/jbc.M117.817478).

For this position, we are looking for a candidate who will set up biochemical assays and work together with investigators at National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) to carry out high throughput small molecule screens to identify possible small molecule modulators of a number of different membrane proteins. NCATS is the newest of 27 Institutes and Centers (ICs) at the NIH and has the infrastructure and personnel support for small molecule screening with a diverse range of technologies and cutting edge instrumentation. The candidate will follow up the discoveries from the high throughput screening with biochemical studies in our laboratory. One of our major goals is to carry out structural studies with the refined small molecule ligands and the candidate will have the opportunity to carry out the structural studies independently in the lab or in collaboration with other coworkers. 

The DC Metro area is a wonderful place to live, the weather is pleasant and the NIH is a vibrant international community. In terms of scientific opportunities, the NIH is absolutely unique in bringing scientists from virtually all areas of biomedical sciences in one campus. The Cell Biology and Metabolism program is part of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Our lab also has an affiliation to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).

Qualifications:
The candidates should hold a Ph. D. degree in a related field, be author of at least one first author publication and have a strong background in biochemistry or structural biology. Experience with basic molecular biology, protein expression, purification and biochemical characterization are required. Prior experience in in any one or more of small molecule screening or membrane protein biochemistry will be added advantages.

It is absolutely essential the candidate is motivated and prepared to put in the best efforts for fruition of the project goals. We are a small, friendly lab and ability to work as part of a cohesive group is important. 

To Apply:
Interested candidates can send an email of interest to anirban.banerjee@nih.gov with a CV and a summary of previous research experience and interests. 

 


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Postdoctoral Fellowship - STRUCTURAL AND MECHANISTIC STUDIES IN INTEGRAL MEMBRANE ENZYMES AND TRANSITION METAL TRANSPORTERS

Date Posted:
6/5/2018

NIH Cell Biology and Neurobiology Branch in the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

MD

STRUCTURAL AND MECHANISTIC STUDIES IN INTEGRAL MEMBRANE ENZYMES AND TRANSITION METAL TRANSPORTERS

EUNICE KENNEDY SHRIVER NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, BETHESDA, MD AND SURROUNDING AREA

Position Description:
The research group of Dr. Anirban Banerjee at the National Institute of Health (NIH) is seeking candidates for postdoctoral fellows. The broad interests of the lab are in membrane protein structure and function. We are combining structural techniques such as macromolecular crystallography and cryo EM with biophysical and biochemical methods such as reconstitution based functional assays to investigate the structural bases of the mechanisms of integral membrane enzymes and transporters. Recently we have also started collaborating with cell biologists and computational biologists to complement our studies.

For this position, we are looking for a candidate who will carry out both structural studies and biochemical experiments on integral membrane enzymes that catalyze posttranslational protein lipidation (See Science 12 Jan 2018: Vol. 359, Issue 6372, eaao6326; DOI: 10.1126/science.aao6326) and transition metal transporters (see J Biol Chem. 2018 Mar 9;293(10):3819-3828, doi: 10.1074/jbc.M117.817478).

The DC Metro area is a wonderful place to live, the weather is pleasant and the NIH is a vibrant international community. In terms of scientific opportunities, the NIH is absolutely unique in bringing scientists from virtually all areas of biomedical sciences in one campus. Our lab is part of the Cell Biology and Neurobiology Branch in the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Our lab also has an affiliation to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). We interact with several other labs at the NIH who are interested in structural biology and membrane proteins.

Qualifications:
The candidates should hold a Ph. D. degree in a related field, be author of at least one first author publication and have a strong background in biochemistry or structural biology. Experience with basic molecular biology, protein expression, purification and biochemical characterization are required. Prior experience in in any one or more of structural biology, membrane protein biochemistry or mammalian expression systems will be added advantages.

It is absolutely essential the candidate is motivated and prepared to put in the best efforts for fruition of the project goals. We are a small, friendly lab and ability to work as part of a cohesive group is important.

To Apply:

Interested candidates can send an email of interest to anirban.banerjee@nih.gov with a CV and a summary of previous research experience and future interests.


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Post Doctoral Position Studying Membrane Enzymes Function in Protein Assemblies

Date Posted:
6/5/2018

University of Delaware Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

DE

The Rozovsky research group is looking for a postdoctoral scientist to join our investigation of the contribution of membrane enzymes to the function of complex protein machineries. The new team member’s particular NIH-funded project is part of our efforts to understand protein quality control involving the ER-associated protein degradation (ERAD) pathway. The ERAD complex itself is responsible for handing misfolded protein and protein assemblies to the proteasome for degradation, a process that -if impaired- is strongly linked to neurodegenerative and protein misfolding diseases.  

The project focuses on two integral membrane selenoproteins (SELENOS and SELENOK) that contribute to the ERAD pathway. Selenoproteins are a specialized group of enzymes that contain the reactive amino acid selenocysteine and they are primarily involved in oxidative health and redox biology. SELENOS is an adaptor responsible for recruitment of the protein p97 which delivers the energy for unfolding and pulling proteins to the ERAD complex. However, the timing and specific location of p97 employment is tightly controlled because this protein takes part in several other cellular processes. It appears that this control of p97 by SELENOS is particularly important when the ER is under oxidative stress. In contrast, SELENOK’s precise function is still unknown, but maybe related to palmytoilation of ERAD components and thus this selenoprotein is potentially involved in the management of location and lifetime of complex members. 

To study the contributions of SELENOS and SELENOK to the ERAD complex, biochemical assays, cellular studies and structural characterizations will be carried out. Thus, the successful candidate should have or be nearing then completion of a PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Chemical Biology, Biophysics or any related field.

Location: The University of Delaware is a large research university with more than 22000 students. It is located in the very affordable, family-friendly and safe town of Newark, DE. The town is within half an hour of the Philadelphia international Airport and a short drive to the downtowns of Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington D.C. 

The department of Chemistry is known for its collegiality and strong interdisciplinary training and research. Our new team member will have the opportunity to interact with different faculty within the Department as well as research groups across campus.

Application: Please send your curriculum vitae and names of three references electronically to: Prof. Sharon Rozovsky, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Delaware (email: rozovsky@udel.edu ). To learn more about our research group please visit our home page at http://sites.udel.edu/rozovskygroup/ 


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AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF)

Date Posted:
6/5/2018

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

DC

The AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) is the premier opportunity for outstanding scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about public policy while contributing valuable knowledge and analytical skills to address today’s most pressing societal challenges. STPF fosters a network of STEM leaders who understand government and policymaking. Fellows gain invaluable knowledge of and experience with processes and priorities that drive public policy as well as a holistic understanding of our nation’s scientific enterprise. 

STPF Fellows are on the front line of vital issues impacting society. Join a strong corps of over 3,000 policy-savvy alumni fellows working across sectors to serve the nation and citizens around the world. Hear from alumni fellows as they share how a leap of faith transformed their careers.

Application will open August 1, 2018. Deadline to apply is November 1, 2018. For more information and to apply, visit the website:

go.stpf-aaas.org/JHU18.html

Experience why so many alumni fellows working in all sectors across the globe say the fellowships provides an unparalleled experience that accelerated their career path!

 


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Sjulson Lab Postdoctoral Fellowships

Date Posted:
6/5/2018

Sjulson Lab, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

NY

Positions Available

We are seeking talented and creative postdoctoral fellows. Applicants with a broad range of backgrounds will be considered, but priority will be given to applicants with experience in rodent operant behaviors, computational analysis in Matlab or Python, or extracellular neurophysiology. Strong technical/engineering skills are also favorable. Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and bibliography, a statement of previous research achievements and interests, and the names and contact information of three references familiar with their work and qualifications to luke@sjulsonlab.org .

http://sjulsonlab.org/positions-available/


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Postdoctoral Associate - Stem Cell Biology and Cancer Epigenetics

Date Posted:
6/5/2018

The Jackson Laboratory

ME

Postdoctoral Associate - Stem Cell Biology and Cancer Epigenetics

Tracking Code
7174
Job Description

 

A postdoctoral associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Jennifer Trowbridge at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine to study epigenetic mechanisms governing hematopoietic stem cell lineage commitment, and how deregulation of epigenetic modifications leads to myeloproliferative disorders including leukemia. (http://trowbridgelab.com)

 

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) offers a unique research and training environment characterized by multidisciplinary scientific collaboration, unparalleled mouse resources, outstanding core services, and is located adjacent to Acadia National Park in coastal Bar Harbor, Maine. Translational research collaborations in genomics-based, personalized medicine are fostered through our new JAX Genomic Medicine campus in Farmington, CT. In addition to lab-based training, JAX has developed a unique program for trainees to expand their professional skills in science communication, entrepreneurship, teaching, mentoring and laboratory management to best prepare postdocs for future career opportunities.

 

Required Skills

 

Associate must be able to plan, execute and analyze an independent research project, as well as exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Preference given to self-motivated and career oriented individuals.

 

Required Experience

A Ph.D. in biological or related sciences is required, and a strong training background in molecular biology, cell biology and/or epigenetics is preferred.

To apply, please submit a cover letter describing past research accomplishments, research interests and career aspirations, a current CV, and the names of three references.

Job Location
Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular
Salary
50,000.00 - 80,000.00 USD

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Postdoctoral Associate - Long Non-coding RNAs in Immunology-Williams Lab

Date Posted:
6/5/2018

The Jackson Laboratory

CT

Postdoctoral Associate - Long Non-coding RNAs in Immunology-Williams Lab

Tracking Code
7310
Job Description

Postdoctoral Associate - Long Non-coding RNAs in Immunology

 

 

We are looking for talented postdoctoral candidates interested in long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in the immune system, to work in the lab of Adam Williams at the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM) in Farmington, CT. The Williams Lab is working to understand how lncRNAs contribute to immune cell development and function. We have developed multiple lncRNA knockout models that need to be phenotyped at the cellular and molecular level. We have also developed unique methodologies for targeting lncRNA genes that need to be validated in vivo.  

 

For more information, visit The Williams Lab online.

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

  • Phenotyping of lncRNA knockout mice using in vitro and in vivo models.
  • Determine molecular mechanisms for lncRNA function
  • Present research at conferences
  • Write manuscripts and contribute to grant writing

 

Requirements:

 

  • PhD in biological sciences
  • Research experience in immunology and molecular biology. 

 

The following optional qualifications are considered advantageous:

 

  • Knowledge of RNA biology and experience with techniques such as RIP and ChIRP

 

About us:   

 

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX, www.jax.org) is a nonprofit biomedical research institute with over 2,000 employees whose mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for human disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health. A National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center, JAX has a mammalian genetics headquarters in Bar Harbor, Maine, a facility in Sacramento, California, and a genomic medicine facility, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM), in Farmington, Connecticut.

 

JAX-GM is transforming medicine by improving patient care, lowering costs, and increasing life span and health span. JAX-GM’s research focuses on the complex genetic causes of disease and on the development of genomic solutions tailored to each person's unique genetic makeup.

 

JAX-GM sits on a 17-acre site on the campus of the University of Connecticut Health Center. The 183,500-square-foot facility opened in the fall of 2014. Now, it houses over 300 biomedical researchers, technicians, and support staff in state-of-the-art computing facilities and laboratories.

 

JAX-GM resides in the scenic town of Farmington, in the state’s capitol region. The Hartford region, which offers some of the best public schools in the country, is made up of both bigger cities and smaller, charming historic New England towns.  JAX-GM is also geographically located within 2 hours of Boston and New York and is close to multiple transportation systems, including bus lines, highways, railroads and international airports.

 

JAX employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients’ lives. Researchers apply genetics to increase the understanding of human disease and advance treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging, and heart disease. JAX was voted among the top 15 “Best Places to Work in Academia” in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine!

 

Our Values:

 

INTEGRITY - Courage and commitment to do what is right

PEOPLE - Inspiring our people to enhance the health of all

ONE TEAM - Unified by our promise to transform medicine and science

EXCELLENCE - Achieving world-class results

INNOVATION - Leading with discovery and creative solutions

STEWARDSHIP - Caring for and enhancing the resources entrusted to us

 

What do we have to offer?

 

JAX offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, including a medical plan, outstanding retirement plan, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement including an MBA program. Our campus offers a fitness center with an award-winning wellness program and an onsite full service cafeteria.

 

Most importantly, every position contributes to JAX’s mission of discovering precise genomic solutions for human disease and empowering the global biomedical community in our shared quest to improve human health.

 

The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.

 

Learn more about career opportunities at JAX: http://www.jax.org/careers.

 

Job Location
Farmington, Connecticut, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular
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EMBL Interdisciplinary Postdocs (EIPOD) Programme

Date Posted:
6/5/2018

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

INT

Welcome to the EMBL Interdisciplinary Postdocs (EIPOD) initiative.

The EIPOD programme underlines EMBL?s strong commitment to promoting interdisciplinary research. The institution has a long-standing tradition of scientific excellence that builds on highly interactive research between the group leaders of different research units. EIPOD projects capitalise on synergies emerging at the borders of overlapping yet separate scientific fields, and involve transferring techniques to a novel context. The programme is open to all nationalities and offers about 20 positions annually.

Features of the positions include

  • Funding for cross-disciplinary projects
  • Three years' of secure funding
  • Providing generous health care benefits and pension access
  • Development of a project proposal forms the basis for recruitment
  • Additional partners from academia or industry are welcome

For an overview of the EI3POD programme please click here.

For Application details please click here.

Contact details

Brenda Stride, Senior Postdoctoral Programme Administrator

Rachel Coulthard-Graf, Career Development Advisor

EMBL Heidelberg, Meyerhofstra?e 1, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany

Tel: +49 6221 387-8329

Email: eipod@embl.org

EIPODs will join the EMBL Postdoctoral Programme with its broad range of advanced training and career development opportunities.

An overview of other positions within the EMBL Postdoctoral Programme can be accessed here.


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EMBL-EBI-Sanger postdoctoral fellowships

Date Posted:
6/5/2018

European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI)

INT

The EBI–Sanger Postdoctoral (ESPOD) Programme builds on the collaborative relationship between EMBL-EBI and the Wellcome Sanger Institute, offering projects that combine experimental (wet-lab) and computational (dry-lab) approaches.

Both located on the Wellcome Genome Campus, their proximity fosters great opportunities for close collaborations. Our researchers have easy access to scientific expertise, well-equipped facilities and an active seminar programme. 

 

Application process

The call for ESPOD applications is now open. The deadline for submission of the online application and self-proposed projects is Friday, 20 July, 2018 (23:00 UK time).

Your application should include the following:

  • A cover letter
  • Your curriculum vitae
  • Two recent letters of reference

Questions?
If you have questions about ESPOD projects, please contact the EMBL-EBI or Sanger Institute group leader in question.

https://www.ebi.ac.uk/research/postdocs/espods

How to apply?
All applications for predefined projects should be submitted through the EMBL jobs page.

Self-proposed projects

If you choose to propose a project of your own, please submit a full description (maximum: 1000 words) to the PI you would like to work with. This description must be pre-approved by the group and team leaders involved before you submit the application.

How to apply?
Self-proposed project applications should be submitted via e-mail: espod@ebi.ac.uk

 

Interviews and selection process

Interviews: Panel interviews will take place on Thursday, 20 September, 2018. Successful candidates will be invited to visit EMBL-EBI and the Sanger Institute prior to the interview, on Wednesday, 19 September, 2018. During this time candiates will meet with the group leaders associated with the project of interest and group members.

Start date: Fellowships typically begin in January. Although the start date may be delayed with the agreement of the group leaders, the ESPOD must be undertaken within 12 months of the fellowship being awarded.

Contract Duration: 3 years

Funding: EMBL stipend rates. Details concerning stipend will be provided to those candidates who are invited to interview.


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EMBL-EBI / Cambridge Computational Biomedical Postdoctoral Fellowships

Date Posted:
6/5/2018

European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI)

INT

EMBL-EBI / Cambridge Computational Biomedical Postdoctoral Fellowships

EMBL-EBI has partnered with the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and the University of Cambridge’s School of the Biological Sciences (SBS, with support from its Wellcome Institutional Support fund) to offer joint postdoctoral fellowships that build on the collaborative relationship between the institutions, supporting projects that apply computational approaches to translational clinical (BRC) or biological research (SBS).

EBPOD postdoctoral fellows are appointed for three years to work on projects under the joint supervision of faculty members from EMBL-EBI and the Cambridge BRC or the University of Cambridge’s School of the Biological Sciences.

 

Application process

The call for EBPOD applications is now open. The deadline for submission of the online application is Friday, 20 July, 2018 (23:00 UK time).

Your application should include the following:

  • A cover letter
  • Your curriculum vitae
  • Two recent letters of reference

Questions?
If you have questions about EBPOD projects, please contact the EMBL-EBI, NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) or University of Cambridge Principal Investigator (PI) in question.

https://www.ebi.ac.uk/research/postdocs/ebpods

How to apply?
All applications should be submitted through the EMBL jobs page.

 

Interviews and selection process

Interviews: Panel interviews will take place on Thursday, 11 October, 2018.

Start date: Fellowships typically begin in January. Although the start date may be delayed with the agreement of the PIs, the EBPOD must be undertaken within 12 months of the fellowship being awarded.

Contract duration: 3 years

Funding: EMBL stipend rates. Details concerning stipend will be provided to those candidates who are invited to interview.


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Postdoctoral position: Synaptic mechanisms controlling perception

Date Posted:
6/5/2018

Georgia Tech/Emory University Wallace H. Coulter Dept of Biomedical Engineering Haider Lab

GA

Postdoctoral position: Synaptic mechanisms controlling perception

The Haider Lab in the Dept. of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at Georgia Tech & Emory University seeks a highly motivated and skilled postdoctoral fellow for a 3–year funded project examining synaptic and network mechanisms supporting sensory perception.

The project offers significant opportunity to learn cutting-edge research techniques in vivo, including neural population recording with high-density silicon electrodes, optogenetic circuit manipulation, and whole-cell patch-clamp recording during behavior.  

The ideal candidate has expertise in electrophysiology in vitro or in vivo, and quantitative skill in data acquisition and analysis (preferably with MATLAB).  Candidates should have excellent written and verbal communication skills, an inquisitive mindset, and enthusiasm to work in a multi-disciplinary team. 

The position is funded for up to 3 years, pending satisfactory performance upon annual review.  We are enthusiastic to form a diverse, international research group.   All candidates will be mentored to obtain independent funding as part of their career development.

There is a strong, multidisciplinary concentration of labs focusing on Neuroscience @ GT and at Emory.  Atlanta is vibrant, green, and one of the most affordable and livable major cities of the US.

Applications should include a CV, a brief statement of research goals, expected date of availability, and names and contact information of three references.  Please email these materials to bilal.haider@bme.gatech.edu

The Wallace H. Coulter Dept. of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.  The Department is a unique enterprise, spanning two of the top Engineering and Medical institutes in the country.  This environment offers unparalleled facilities and resources for the pursuit of understanding neural circuits and their relationship to behavior and neurological dysfunction.  

Further information and recent lab publications can be found at haider.gatech.edu 

 Georgia Institute of Technology UA Whitaker BME Building 313 Ferst Drive, Suite 3104 Atlanta, GA 30332 Tel: 404-385-4935 | Fax: 404-385-5044 Email: bilal.haider@bme.gatech.edu  | haider.gatech.edu | @haiderlab 


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Multiple Postdoctoral Positions in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Date Posted:
6/5/2018

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL)

NY

Post-Doctoral Positions at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory invites applications to fill multiple post-doctoral positions in the laboratory of Dr. Jesse Gillis and colleagues. The successful candidates will join a team at CSHL working to understand the molecular and functional basis of cellular properties in diverse systems, including mammalian brains. This is a largescale project involving a number of complementary positions, ranging from bioinformatics, to neuroscience, to molecular genetics. While the focus of the position is computational, all projects involve substantial collaboration with wet-lab researchers generating unique data. This interdisciplinary work offers opportunities to address important questions in computational biology and molecular genetic with first access to large novel data sets from single-cell RNA-seq. The expected duration of the position is approximately 3-5 years with renewal at the end of each year.

A major conceptual focus of the project will be developing new ways of assessing large-scale data for replicable signals. The positions offer substantial scope for training candidates interested in making a leap from computer science, neuroscience or genetics to data-focused research, particularly if it has arisen informally in their previous work.

In addition to a collaborative focus within the project itself, successful applicants will enjoy a wide range of educational opportunities at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is a world-renowned research and educational institution with programs in cancer, neuroscience, plant biology, genomics and bioinformatics. The Laboratory is recognized internationally for its excellence in research and educational activities.

Position Requirements

This research sits at the intersection of Computational biology and molecular genetics. A strong candidate would have expertise in one of these areas and an interest in learning about the other. While a broad range of backgrounds are suitable for this position, a PhD in bioinformatics or computational biology is desirable.

A particular focus of our methodological research is replicability and meta-analysis and an interest in these areas is helpful. Experience with either Matlab or R is a plus.

Exceptional applicants without a formal computational background will also be considered, particularly if they are familiar with standard bioinformatics tools.

Please include a letter of interest outlining your research accomplishments and include the contact information of three references. Applications can be sent directly to JGillis@cshl.edu.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is an Equal Opportunity Employer….

https://www.cshl.edu/

https://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/jobs/643769-multiple-postdoctoral-positions-in-computational-biology-and-bioinformatics


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Microbiology & Molecular Genetics Postdoctoral Associate

Date Posted:
6/5/2018

University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences, School of Medicine

PA

School / Department:
School of Medicine / Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Classification:
Postdoctoral Associate
Funding source:
NIH Grant
Start Date:
2/1/2018
Description:
The Cooper and Bomberger laboratories seek a motivated colleague who shares our interest in defining evolutionary dynamics of bacterial populations during polymicrobial infections and advancing this emerging field. We are focused on dynamics within infections of the upper and lower airway of persons with cystic fibrosis (CF), where we are following patient cohorts to study how viral infections or antibiotic treatments influence Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus evolution. Opportunities also exist to study pathogen dynamics within pediatric, non-CF patients with chronic sinusitis. A representative NIH-sponsored project is described here: https://projectreporter.nih.gov/project_info_description.cfm?aid=9304418&icde=37479658&ddparam=&ddvalue=&ddsub=&cr=2&csb=
default&cs=ASC&pball=   .

Responsibilities include: to analyze metagenomic data to identify patterns and processes of bacterial evolution during infections, define reproducible workflows for these studies, identify and implement state-of-the-art methods, developing algorithms, writing manuscripts and progress reports. Our goal is to provide excellent training to the postdoctoral fellow to establishing his/herself as an independent investigator or senior research staff.

Qualifications:
Ph.D in Computational Biology, Evolutionary Biology, Microbiology, or Genetics/Genomics
Publications in these fields.

Highly desirable: Computational Biology, high-throughput genomic data analysis. Ability to write scripts and proficiency at the command line.

Candidates with a computer science background also can apply but basic knowledge of genetics is a requirement.

Send letter of interest and CV to vaughn.cooper@pitt.edu See also: http://micropopbio.org 
See also:
 
 

Contact Information

Faculty/PI Name:
Vaughn S Cooper
Mailing address:
c/o Vaughn S Cooper

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Renal/Cardiovascular Physiology/Sensory Systems Postdoc

Date Posted:
6/5/2018

JHUSOM Department of Physiology, Pluznick Laboratory

MD

Postdoctoral Applicants

A postdoctoral position is available at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine for a motivated individual interested in renal/cardiovascular physiology and/or sensory systems (candidate must have a PhD and/or MD). Current projects are focused on elucidating the role of sensory signaling pathways in regulating renal and cardiovascular function, particularly blood pressure regulation, using a combination of in vitro and in vivo techniques. To apply, please send (in pdf format) a description of research background/interests, CV, and the names and contact information for three references to: jpluznick@jhmi.edu with the subject heading, "Postdoctoral Position."

http://pluznicklab.johnshopkins.edu/jobs.html

 


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Moberg Laboratory Postdoc Positions (2)

Date Posted:
6/5/2018

Emory University School of Medicine Dept of Cell Biology Moberg Laboratory

GA

Now accepting applications for two post-doc positions:

Both positions are in the Moberg Lab, Dept of Cell Biology, Emory University School of Medicine.

1) One will focus on the role of steroid hormones as regulatory inputs into the fly Hippo pathway during developmental, pathologic and regenerative growth.

2) The other will focus on a link between a disease-related RNA binding protein and m6A RNA methylation in the fly brain.

Prior experience with Drosophila during PhD work is preferred. Both positions are NIH funded with the expectation that qualified applicants will apply for independent funding after joining the lab. Preferred start dates in the Fall of 2017.


Email kmoberg@emory.edu to inquire.

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Post-Doctoral Position, Statistical Population genetics and/or data science

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

University of California, Berkeley

CA

Recruitment Period
Open date: April 16th, 2018 Next review date: May 1st, 2018
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee. Final date: May 17th, 2018
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description

Description:
The Moorjani Lab (https://moorjanilab.org/) at University of California, Berkeley has a post-doctoral position available for motivated candidates with background in statistical population genetics and/or data science.

Our lab focuses on using statistical and computational approaches to study questions in human genetics and evolutionary biology. A central aim in the lab is to understand the impact of evolutionary history on genetic variation and to apply this knowledge to learn about human history and biology. To this end, we use genetic data from ancient specimens and present-day species to learn about: (1) when key events (such as introgression and adaptations) occurred in human history, (2) how different evolutionary processes such as mutation rate evolve across primates, and (3) how we can leverage these patterns to identify genetic variants related to human adaptation and disease. The research in the lab involves both development of new methods and large-scale genomic data analysis.

Responsibilities:

A successful candidate will develop and apply computational approaches to large genomic datasets to characterize patterns of population history and evolution. The main responsibilities include conducting research, attending regular lab meetings and journal clubs, and preparing research results for publication and presentations at scientific meetings. Opportunities may also exist for mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.

Minimum/Basic Qualifications required at the time of application:
• Completion of all doctoral degree requirements except the dissertation in genetics, computational biology, biostatistics, population genetics or related fields.

Additional Qualifications (required by start date):
• PhD or equivalent degree in genetics, computational biology, biostatistics, population genetics or a related field.
• Knowledge of statistics and population genetics theory.
• Demonstrated record of research productivity and publications.
• Programming experience (e.g. C/C++, Python/ Perl, R or other programming languages)

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with large-scale genomic data analysis.

Salary: This is a full-time position. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

How to apply:

To apply, please go to the following link: http://apptrkr.com/1205270

Applicants should submit the following materials:

• A cover letter
• A curriculum vitae
• Statement of Research (One-page summary of research interests)
• Contact information for 3 references

Letters of reference are not required at this time. We will seek your permission before contacting your references. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html.

This position will be open until filled. The anticipated start date is May 2018. The appointment is for a duration of one year with the possibility of annual renewal up to three years. Please address inquiries to Maria Ruiz, maruiz@berkeley.edu.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

Job location
Berkeley, CA

Requirements: Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research – One-page summary of research interests
  • References - 3 references required (contact information only)

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Post-Doctoral Position, Cell mechanics

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

Yale University

CT

We are inviting applications from postdoctoral candidates interested in cell mechanics and other problems at the interface of soft matter physics and cell biology.
 
The successful candidate will join a project funded by the Human Fronteiers Science Program, on a collaboration between Yale, the University College London and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg. The project involves studying the self-organization and echanics of the cell cytoskeleton. The group is motivated by fundamental questions pertaining to cell shape change and mechanical force generation within the cell cytoskeleton. Among our open projects includes the “bottom-up” assembly of proteins and lipids into “minimal cells” with the goal of reproducing the mechanical behaviors of the cell including morphogenesis, adhesion, and cell division. For more information please see the citations at the bottom of the page.
 
The Systems Biology Institute (SBI) at Yale University is a new, pioneering initiative focused on understanding the organization principles that underlie living systems Residing at the 136 acre Yale West Campus, the Institute houses state of the art facilities in genome analysis, computation, analytical chemistry, and imaging. The West Campus is also a community with its own dining facilities, conference, fitness, and child care centers and nature trail, yet connected to the Old Campus by a quick shuttle. You can learn more about the West Campus here.
 
The start date is flexible, but available starting Summer 2018. Applicants must have a Ph.D. by this date in Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Physics (soft matter/biophysics), Biomedical Engineering, or a related field. Applicats must also b ehighly motivated with a strong recrod of accomplishment. In particular, we welcome applicants who have experience with techniques in molecular biology (cloning, protein purification), ligh microscopy, and quantitative image analysis. Applications should be sent as a single pdf and include a cover letter, a statement of research interests, and CV including the names of three references.
 
Please send your application or inquiries to michael.murrell@yale.edu
 
Michael P. Murrell, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Systems Biology Institute, Physics & Biomedical Engineering Departments
Yale West Campus, West Haven CT 06516
livingmatter.yale.edu 

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Postdoc Fellows, Behavioral Modeling and Neural Computations

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

Penn State

PA

Innovative behavioral modeling and the analysis of neural computations lie at the core of all Corder Lab projects. Specifically, our lab is developing sophisticated translational models of pain in combination with high-throughput machine learning statistical approaches for large-scale neural imaging data. Our research program will pursue the identification of the basic neural building blocks of pain perception, deconstructing their functional and anatomical integration with motivational and cognitive brain networks, and finally, decoding how neural pain information evolves after injury, with the goal of developing new strategies to treat chronic pain and opioid abuse.

Training opportunities include

  • in vivo Calcium imaging + optogenetics in behaving animals
  • Slice electrophysiology (optogenetics and photo-uncaging of active compounds)
  • Whole-brain neuroanatomy using tissue clearing and light-sheet microscopy
  • Development of novel rodent behavioral assays

We also encourage applications from candidates with electrical or biomedical engineering backgrounds who are interested in the crossroads of neuroscience and engineering to uncover how brain circuits excel at extracting information from our senses. Experience in MatLab / Python / R / Linux / TensorFlow or other deep learning platforms are needed.

Interested candidates please email CorderLab.apply@gmail.com a cover letter that briefly details career goals and prior research experience, along with your CV, and the names and emails of three references. Please include a link to your Github profile, if available.


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Lab Manager / Research Technician

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

Penn State

PA

We are looking for a candidate with a keen interest in doing rigorous science, but importantly understands, or is willing to facilitate, the day-to-day operations of a lab. The initial responsibilities will be to work side-by-side with Dr. Corder to set-up the lab:

  • Ordering equipment and supplies
  • Assisting with the writing and updating of protocols and licenses
  • Rodent housing and colony maintenance
  • Maintaining organization of the wet-lab and animal space

There will be many opportunities to lead and/or assist in research projects; the level of involvement will be determined between you and Dr. Corder, as needed. Strong communication, organizational skills, and flexibility are expected. Demonstration of attention to detail and experience in a neuroscience or biology lab is desired. Experience with rodent handling and/or behavior is also desired, but not required. 

Interested candidates should please email CorderLab.apply@gmail.com a cover letter that briefly details prior research experience, organizational and/or administrative skill, along with their CV, and the names, emails, and phone numbers of references.


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Postdoctoral Fellow, RNA

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

USC School of Pharmacy

MD

Two Postdoctoral Fellow Positions Available – USC School of Pharmacy, Lab of Dr. Zhipeng Lu

Two postdoctoral positions are available in Dr. Zhipeng Lu lab at USC School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Our research is focused on “RNA machines” in living cells. We develop and apply novel technologies to understand the structures and functions of RNA molecules in basic cellular processes, with the ultimate goal of targeting human diseases, including genetic disorders, cancers and viral infections.

We have recently developed a new technology, PARIS (Psoralen Analysis of RNA Interactions and Structures), a crosslinking based method for high throughput mapping of RNA duplexes in living cells at single-molecule level with near base-pair resolution (Lu et al. 2016 Cell). These unique strengths allow direct determination of alternative conformations, long-range and complex structures and RNA-RNA interactions across the transcriptome. This work was featured on the cover of Cell and a video abstract “Get an Eye-full (Eiffel)” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GXibPeUUGQ). A more complete description of our science can be found at http://zhipenglulab.org.

Current projects in the lab span the development of new computational and chemical tools for the analysis of RNA structures and interactions, and application of these technologies to important problems in the RNA field. The questions that we are interested in include structural basis of mRNAs and noncoding RNAs in post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression, roles of RNA structures and interactions in human diseases, such as neurological disorders and RNA virus infections. We also welcome and support novel and unconventional ideas that are related to the current work in the lab.

Research in the Lu lab is highly interdisciplinary and collaborative. Postdocs are exposed to research questions and techniques in the forefront of various fields centered around RNA. This training environment is exceptionally valuable for individuals who are interested in pursuing careers in academia or scientific leadership positions in the pharmaceutical industry. The PI is fully committed to empowering trainees with the capabilities to fulfill their ambitions.

USC School of Pharmacy is located in Health Sciences Campus, immediately adjacent to the USC Keck School of Medicine and Caltech. This rich scientific environment provides unique research training opportunities, such as research seminars given by leaders in science from throughout the U.S. and abroad, opportunities for collaborations, exposure to diverse research programs, and highly sophisticated core facilities.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. and/or an M.D. and less than three years of postdoctoral experience. Candidates should also have significant experimental training in molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, or chemical biology, as evidenced by publications. Experience in computational biology is highly valued. Starting date is flexible from October 2018, and funding is guaranteed for three years.

To apply, please send a cover letter discussing your interests in the position, your CV, and contact information for three references to zhipengluchina@gmail.com.


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Postdoctoral Researcher, bioinformatics

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

Fudan University

INT

Postdoctoral researcher

We have a postdoc position open.

You will have the freedom to work on projects ranging from the purely algorithmic to the biologically driven and we can even define a new project that as long as it furthers the long-term interests of the group in extracting information from very large scale metagenomic datasets (see the interests of the lab).

Fudan University is considered the 3rd best university in China and is an internationally up and coming research university.

Salary: 200,000 RMB (26,532 Euro) per annum + subsidized housing (which, given the cost of living in Shanghai, is enough for a good quality of life).

Qualifications

We are expecting you to have a strong background (including graduate work) in one of the following areas:

  • computational biology
  • algorithmic bioinformatics development
  • microbiome/microbial ecology or microbiology

Of course, it is not expected that you will know all of these areas deeply, but you should be interested in them.

To apply: send an email to luispedro@big-data-biology.org with your CV and one representative publication. Feel free to email with questions or to approach me at conferences about this topic (my personal website will list upcoming travels).

Some FAQs about the job in Shanghai:

  1. What’s the cost of living in Shanghai?

It is hard to compare directly with a Western city: some things are much cheaper, others much more expensive (e.g., imported chocolate). Overall, it is still cheaper than most of Europe (and you can get subsidized housing).

Here is a website with information on the cost of living: https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/in/Shanghai.

  1. What about air quality?

Shanghai is one of the best places in China in terms of air quality, although it is still bad by international standards. However, because of a high awareness of the issue in China, air filters are common in public places. Thus, the total exposure not as large as it would otherwise be.

You can check the air quality indices online: http://aqicn.org/city/shanghai/


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Postdoctoral Fellow, Developmental Epigenetics

Date Posted:
6/5/2018

University of Toronto, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute (LTRI)

INT

The Ramalho-Santos lab at UCSF will move to the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute (LTRI) at the
University of Toronto in 2018, and is recruiting postdoctoral fellows effective immediately.
• Dr. Ramalho-Santos will be the Canada 150 Research Chair in Developmental Epigenetics and lead an
exciting new initiative in this area in Toronto.
• The LTRI is the top biomedical research institute in Canada: http://www.lunenfeld.ca/
• The LTRI has major strengths in Systems Biology and Developmental and Stem Cell Biology.
• The lab will be supported by stellar core facilities for sequencing, proteomics, imaging, flow cytometry,
metabolomics: http://research.lunenfeld.ca/invivo/?page=Technology%20Platforms
• The LTRI has one of the best academic mouse facility in North America http://www.phenogenomics.ca/
• The University of Toronto is one of the top 20 universities in the world. In one single campus in downtown
Toronto there is arguably the highest concentration of top biomedical research in North America.
• Very interactive/collaborative community.

Scientific Areas of Interest
• Preference will be giving to candidates with a strong published record in several of these areas:
Developmental Biology, Fertilization, Pre-Implantation Development, Pluripotency, Germline Development,
Embryonic and Adult Stem Cell Biology, DNA Methylation, Chromatin Biology, Non-Coding RNAs,
Epigenomics, Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance, Functional Genomics, Genome Editing,
Transposon Biology, Nuclear Dynamics, Bioinformatics
• Qualified candidates should send a CV, cover letter detailing research experience and how their interests
fit with the broad field of Developmental Epigenetics, and the names of 3 references to: mrsantos@ucsf.edu


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Post-doctoral Position in Bioinformatics at Yale

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

Yale University

CT

Post-doctoral Position in Bioinformatics at Yale

Applicants are invited for a post-doctoral position at Yale University. The position is for 2 years with possible extensions. The choice of project would to some degree depend on the applicant’s interests and abilities, though it is expected that the research will be purely computational and will fall into sub-areas in computational biology and bioinformatics, such as biological networks, personal genomics, analysis of next-generation sequencing, cancer genomics and macromolecular structure. The technical approach taken will very much emphasize data mining and data science. For specifics, see lab research areas. A step-by-step guide to learning about the lab for prospective postdocs is available.

The ideal applicant would have a PhD in bioinformatics and have already had some experience in one of the above-mentioned research areas. However, a non-biological background with strong training in another area of science (e.g., theoretical chemistry or CS) would also be appropriate. He or she would be very skilled in programming and using the computer to solve problems (e.g. experience with C/C++, R/matlab, python/perl, SQL, HTML/java and so on).

Contact information is available here. Applicants are requested to send a CV that includes a list of publications and details of 3 references. Normal e-mail is OK for all correspondence. However, copies of official documents may be necessary in paper form.


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Research Officer

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

Walter+Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

INT

Research Officer (Groom Laboratory)

 
Application closing date: 
Thu, 21/06/2018 - 5:00pm

About the position
Working across our Molecular Immunology and Immunology Divisions, this position will involve combining viral immunology, advanced imaging and bioinformatics analyses to determine the role of cell migration and interactions on T cell differentiation and memory response. This is an excellent opportunity for a creative postdoctoral scientist with demonstrated expertise in cellular and molecular immunology, mouse models and advanced imaging methods.

Responsibilities
The successful applicant will demonstrate innovation and planning when undertaking experimental design and recommending new approaches and techniques for assigned projects. This role will also involve continuous knowledge and skill acquisition through undertaking literature searches, identifying skill needs and attending appropriate meetings.In addition, you will be required to undertake advanced research procedures and operating advanced laboratory and technical equipment.

This role will involve taking initiative to independently solve problems, make substantial intellectual contributions in generating, analysing and interpreting data, along with producing research papers for publication. In addition, identifying opportunities to apply for salary support funding will be required.

Selection Criteria
To be considered for this role, the successful candidate will possess a relevant doctoral qualification or equivalent. This will be supported by an excellent academic record and achievements.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record in research publications, conference papers and reports. In addition to this, a demonstrated ability to collaborate and effectively communicate with others to achieve research outcomes will be required.

Terms of appointment
The position is available for a period of 12 months in the first instance. Up to 17% superannuation and very attractive salary packaging options are available.

A position description is available.

General Enquiries can be directed to Dr. Joanna Groom.

How to apply
Please email your application including cover letter, CV and a letter addressing the key selection criteria in pdf format to jobapplications@wehi.edu.au quoting reference WEHI/MKMI in the subject line.

At the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute we strive to ensure our staff and students enjoy a great working environment.  We value diversity and gender equity in our work force and promote flexible working arrangements for staff to balance working requirements and personal needs. We have implemented a number of gender equity initiatives to support female laboratory heads.


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Research Technician

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

Derksenlab

INT

You will contribute to the breast cancer research performed in the Bakker group, investigating the mechanisms through which R-spondins drive breast tumor development. You will be responsible for mouse breeding, maintenance, monitoring and experiments. This will be combined with a broad range of molecular and cellular techniques, including cloning, PCR, flow cytometry, 2D and 3D cell culture and confocal/live imaging.

You hold a BaSc, BSc or MSc degree in Life Sciences/Biology or related field. You have a permit (article 9/12/13) and experience to work with mice, or otherwise the willingness to obtain a permit and perform preclinical mouse experiments. You should be familiar with standard molecular, cellular and biochemical assays and have a flexible and dedicated work mentality.  

This is a fulltime position (or part-time minimally 32 hrs/week) for an initial 1 year, with an expected extension of another 2 years. 

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Postdoctoral Fellow Opportunities - Genentech

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

Genentech

CA

CHANGE THE WORLD ON A MOLECULAR LEVEL

Genentech-Postdoctoral Fellow Opportunities 

We’re passionate and rigorous about our science. For more than 40 years, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry, using innovative science to develop breakthrough medicines that improve the lives of people with serious or life threatening diseases. We’re also passionate about our people, and we know they are our most important asset. For our employees, we foster an inclusive environment that encourages diversity, and we offer highly competitive benefits that help them manage the many demands on their time. 

 Genentech’s Research and Early Development (gRED) organization aims to strike a balance between basic biomedical research and translational research aimed at developing therapies for unmet medical needs. The company also explicitly fosters individual creativity and initiative among its researchers, encouraging scientists to pursue projects of interest in addition to working toward the company’s goals. As a result, over 1,200 Genentech researchers and scientists and 125 postdocs consistently publish important papers in prestigious peer-reviewed journals and are among the top researchers in the world in terms of total citations. 

 Genentech Postdoctoral Fellows work in either Research or Development Sciences, pairing up with Genentech's scientists to conduct research of the highest quality. By joining us on your postdoctoral path, you can become a part of one of the world's foremost postdoctoral programs and emerge as a critical contributor to our mission to develop, manufacture and commercialize medicines that treat people with serious or life-threatening medical conditions. Our Postdoctoral Program provides translational research of the highest caliber. Postdoctoral tenure at Genentech is for up to four years. 

 Program Highlights and Activities: 

  • An unrivaled opportunity to put yourself at the forefront of science, working with some of the world's most well-known and prolific scientists. 
  • The opportunity to pursue important scientific questions and watch your ideas move from the laboratory into development, then out into the clinic. 
  • Bi-Annual Postdoc Offsite Meeting 
  • Postdoc Seminar Series 

 Why Consider a Postdoctoral Position in Industry? 

  • Genentech expects its postdocs to publish, and we support sharing scientific knowledge with the rest of the world. 
  • Our robust program has over 100 postdocs, with many resources for support and exposure available to you. 
  • You are encouraged to present your research at meetings, and our mentors will guide and develop your abilities to become an independent scientific investigator. 

 

General Qualifications  

The preferred experiences and qualifications for each position will differ, but here are general requirements for most postdoc positions: 

  1. At least one first-author research publication in a prominent scientific journal, or multiple publications in lesser journals. 
  1. A demonstrated ability to think critically, work independently and solve complex problems. 
  1. Excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills. 

 

Apply online by visiting gene.com/careers.  

Genentech is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities / Women / Disability / Veteran 


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Postdoc in Department of Pharmacology

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

University of Minnesota

MN


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Postdoctoral Fellow, lung physiology and immunology

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

Nationalwide Children's Hospital,

OH

The lab is seeking a highly motivated and well-trained postdoctoral scientist who is looking to expand their skill set and expertise while performing basic and translational research in the area of lung physiology and immunology. With an interdisciplinary and highly collaborative environment, our research is centered on understanding the pathophysiology of lung diseases including asthma, infection, and fibrosis. Notable areas of focus include preterm birth, steroid resistance, and aging. Studies will be conducted using primary human cell cultures and mouse models of lung disease. In addition to standard molecular and biochemical techniques, technical expertise in one or more advanced techniques in cellular and molecular biology, such as proteomics (Mass spectrometry), next generation sequencing (RNA-seq, ChIP-seq), flow cytometry (cell sorting), or fluorescence and confocal microscopy (live cell/tissue imaging) is desirable. The successful candidate is expected to perform experiments, work independently, publish in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and apply for extramural funding. Additionally, the candidate will be expected to develop his/her own research and career interests. Prior experience in lung-related fields is not required, as all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. The position will be supported by intramural and extramural funds of the Principle Investigator. The Postdoctoral Scientist appointment has a maximum of 5 years in length.

To apply send a cover letter outlining research interests and CV to Rodney.Britt@nationwidechildrens.org.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

 

   1.   

Design experiments, develops protocols, and independently performs research activities towards peer reviewed publications and extramural funding. 

 

   2.   

Helps to train and supervise technical support staff in performing specific techniques essential to carrying out the research program.

 

   3.   

Records and analyzes data generated by the research study, and helps to plan future research endeavors.

 

   4.   

Prepares scientific and technical papers from the results of the research work.  Publishes papers in scientific journals relevant to the field.   Presents findings at local and national research venues.

 

   5.   

Facilitates collaborates with other ongoing research efforts either at NCH and/or The Ohio State University.

 

   6.   

Works toward research independence. Prepares to submit proposals to and obtain funding from external granting agencies.

 Reporting Relationships

The successful candidate will report to and be mentored by Dr. Rodney Britt Jr, Principle Investigator, Center for Perinatal Research, Nationwide Children’s Hospital.          

knowledge , skills and abilities required

  1. MD, Ph.D, Pharm.D., or equivalent degree.
  2. Necessary technical skills in the appropriate area of research.
  3. Ability to do technical writing, and good communication skills.
  4. Perform research independently

 Minimum Physical Requirements

Percent of time spent on:

50%     Performing research experiments

20%     Developing new techniques

10%     Recording and analyzing data generated by research study

10%     Preparing scientific and technical papers

5%       Preparing grants

5%       Performing additional lab duties

Minimum physical requirements:

100%   Kneeling / reaching

100%   Finger dexterity

100%   Talking / hearing / seeing

  33%   Lifting / carrying weight 0-20 pounds for 1-5 minutes

Pressure in this position will vary depending on the workload.  The workload will be heavy but manageable most of the time.  Pressure may arise in the face of deadlines associated research and manuscript writing. 

                                                           

The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.


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Postdoctoral Position: Behavioral and molecular mechanisms in pain and drug abuse

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

Virgina Commonwealth University

VA

Postdoctoral Position: Behavioral and molecular mechanisms?in pain and drug abuse. 

A?postdoctoral position is available immediately for a behavioral?neuropharmacologist at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of?Medicine in the laboratory of Dr. M. Imad Damaj. ? 

 The candidate will study?mechanisms underlying nicotine dependence and chronic pain. 
  
The candidate will have?the opportunity to integrate molecular, biochemical, genetic and anatomical?approaches in ongoing multidisciplinary projects to study mechanisms of nicotine?dependence, pain and?neuropathy. The candidate will join a Lab that utilizes interdisciplinary?molecular, pharmacological, anatomical, and behavioral approaches in rodent?models, in an environment that provides multidisciplinary?training in?neuropharmacology.? 

A Ph.D. and/or M.D. and?experience in neuropharmacology or basic neuroscience are essential.??Experience in rodent operant behavior and?surgery skills are required. The candidate must be a United States?citizens or?permanent resident.??The candidate will?be provided with significant training in those disciplines with which they are?less familiar, as well as mentoring to facilitate the transition to an?independent?research career. ? 
 
Interested?individuals are encouraged to forward a curriculum vitae, a list of three?references, and a statement of research interests and career goals to M. Imad?Damaj, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology &?Toxicology, Box 980613, Virginia?Commonwealth University, Richmond VA 23298, or via email to:?m.damaj@vcuhealth.org

 


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Postdoctoral Fellow, Multiple

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

Cleveland Clinic, Lerner Research Institute

OH

Postdoctoral Positions

The Lerner Research Institute is home to Cleveland Clinic's basic research departments and more than 2,000 scientists and support personnel. Research teams of more than 150 Faculty, 240 Postdoctoral Fellows and nearly 200 graduate students pursue a wide range of biomedical questions in our laboratories. The Institute's Postdoctoral Fellowship includes a competitive salary and benefits package and an opportunity to work and advance in a state-of-the-art facility with more than 700,000 square feet of space. Total annual research expenditures approached $250 million in 2011, including more than $110 million in federal funding.

LIST OF OPEN POSITIONS

Positions for Project Scientists, Research Associates and Postdoctoral Fellows posted by principal investigators.


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Postdoctoral Fellow, Section on Human Psychopharmacology

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

NIH, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

MD

Position Description:
We are recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to conduct research in the Section on Human Psychopharmacology in the intramural program of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The laboratory is located within the Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center on the main NIH intramural campus in Bethesda, MD.

The research conducted by the Section is focused on: (1) evaluating genetic and environmental factors influencing the clinical pharmacology of alcohol and the neurobiology of addiction, and (2) developing and applying human laboratory paradigms to screen novel potential medications for the treatment of alcoholism. For more information, please visit our webpage (http://1.usa.gov/18lAB9u).

Qualifications:
Candidates with a Ph.D., M.D., or Pharm.D./Ph.D. in clinical pharmacology, psychology, neuroscience, neuroimaging, genetics, or related field, are encouraged to apply. Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential. Candidates should have less than 5 years of post-doctoral training. Salary will be set commensurate with experience and accomplishments.

To Apply:
Candidates must submit a letter of application, along with CV including list of publications and three letters of recommendation, to Dr. Vijay Ramchandani at vijayr@mail.nih.gov.

Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.


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Postdoctoral Fellow, Developmental Genomics

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

NIH, National Human Genome Research Institute

MD

Dr. Shawn Burgess is recruiting postdoctoral fellows for next spring (2019) to join his lab at the NIH, National Human Genome Research Institute. LINK TO LAB WEBSITE.

Please contact Dr. Burgess directly at burgess@mail.nih.gov for more information.


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Postdoctoral Fellow, epigenetics, gene regulation

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

NIH, National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD)

MD

We are at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) at NIH. Our lab is interested in understanding cell lineage differentiation, gene regulation and how non-coding DNA elements and the 3D architecture of chromosomes contribute to these processes during early mouse development. Learn more at http://pedrorochalab.org

Who you are:

  • You share our enthusiasm for epigenetics, gene regulation, nuclear organization and mouse development.
  • You have PhD-experience in one or more of the following: mouse development, mouse genetics, epigenetics, massively-parallel sequencing techniques or computational biology.

What we offer:

  • Fully-funded postdoc positions.
  • Opportunity to start your own research program or lead ongoing projects.

Apply: Send the following to gsrunit@gmail.com:

  • 2 paragraph cover letter explaining your scientific trajectory and why you would like to join us. •CV and email contacts for 3 references.

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

 


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Post-Doctoral Scientists: Transmission of the Malaria Parasite

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

Penn State

PA

The Lindner Lab (Pennsylvania  State University, http://sites.psu.edu/LindnerLab/) is recruiting two (2) outstanding post-doctoral scientists for a NIH-funded  (R01) project. This work will focus on upon the molecular mechanisms underlying the regulatory processes that the parasite has evolved in order to efficiently transmit between mammalian hosts and mosquito vectors. Ultimately, we seek to exploit these weaknesses as novel targets for intervention.

 We are looking for Ph.D.-level candidates (or those who will receive their degree in the next 4-6 months) who are well trained in a related field (e.g. molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, bacteriology, microbiology, parasitology). Candidates will have at least 1 first-author paper in peer- reviewed journals (either published or accepted), will have strong experience in basic molecular biology and microbiology techniques, and will be willing to work with mice and mosquitoes. Above all, candidates must have a strong work ethic, superb organizational skills, and a keen attention to detail in order to be successful in this position. All necessary training will be provided to enable candidates to succeed.

Experience in any of the following makes for an even more exceptional candidate: working with mice/mosquitoes, working in tissue culture, working with eukaryotic parasites (e.g. Plasmodium, Toxoplasma, Trypanosoma), and/or working with “Big Data” experiments (NGS, data management). The Lindner Lab is part of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the main campus of Penn State (University Park, PA), and is outfitted with several exceptional core facilities, including a world-class insectary. We are also a part of the Center for Malaria Research (CMaR) at Penn State, which is a collaborative community of 14+ research groups that investigate the entire life cycle of the parasite, as well as host-parasite interactions.

The successful candidate will be offered competitive salary and benefits packages, as well as considerable professional development opportunities. Applicants must submit/upload a letter of interest, along with your CV, a brief description of your career goals, and the names and contact information for three scientific/ professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Please email Scott.Lindner@psu.edu for more information.

Applications are submitted through this job posting: https://psu.jobs/job /79088


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Post-Doctoral Scientists: Cryo EM Studies of Plasmodium Proteins

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

Penn State

PA

The Lindner Lab at The Pennsylvania  State University (http://sites.psu.edu/Li ndnerLab/)  is recruiting two (2) outstanding post-doctoral scientists for a NIH-funded  (R01) project to focus on Cryo EM studies of medically relevant proteins from the malaria parasite (Plasmodium) in collaboration with Dr. Susan Hafenstein. We are taking inspiration from viral particles (one of the best complexes for cryo EM) to overcome the current limitations of this methodology.

These scientists will benefit strongly from a state-of-the-art Titan Krios microscope (installed and operational Fall 2017 in our building) with on-site experimental and computational infrastructure  and support. A senior-level technician (established) and another post-doctoral scientist (pending) in the Lindner Lab will be key members of the team to facilitate these studies. We are looking for Ph.D. level candidates (or those who will receive their degree in the next 4-6 months) who are well trained in a related field. Candidates will have at least 1 first-author paper in peer-reviewed journals (either published or accepted), will have experience in molecular biology and microbiology techniques, and protein expression and purification (gravity flow, FPLC). Candidates should be willing to learn and become an expert in all aspects of transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and Cryo-EM, including sample preparation, instrument use, and data analysis. Above all, candidates must have a strong work ethic, superb organizational skills, and a keen attention to detail to be successful in this position.

 The Lindner Lab is part of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the main campus of Penn State University (University Park, PA), and is outfitted with several exceptional core facilities, including a world-class insectary. We are also a part of the Center for Malaria Research (CMaR) at Penn State, which is a collaborative community of 14+ research groups that investigate the entire life cycle of the parasite, as well as host-parasite interactions. The successful candidate will be offered competitive salary and benefits packages, as well as considerable professional development opportunities. Applicants must submit/upload a letter of interest, along with your CV, a brief description of your career goals, and the names and contact information for three scientific/professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

Please email Scott.Lindner@psu.edu for more information.

Applications are submitted through this job posting: https://psu.jobs/job /79078


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Postdoctoral Fellow, microbiome and immunology

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

UC San Diego, School of Medicine

CA

The Chu laboratory at UC San Diego School of Medicine studies the complex interactions between the trillions of diverse microbes and the host in the mammalian gastrointestinal tract. We are focused on the fundamental role of commensal microbiota in the education, induction, and maintenance of the host immune system during health and disease. Our research is centered at the interface of microbiome and immunology, with the goal of mechanistically understanding the role of the microbiome in preventing and treating immune-mediated diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

We are seeking highly motivated and creative individuals with proven experimental expertise and a strong interest in fundamental and translational aspects of host immunity and the gut microbiome. Specifically, our lab is currently recruiting scientists at all levels with a demonstrated background in mucosal immunology, microbiology, and animal models of disease. We are seeking enthusiastic and hard working individuals who thrive in a dynamic, collaborative, multi-disciplinary research environment.

Our laboratory is highly committed to the career development of its trainees. Please visit our website for more details: chulab.ucsd.edu or contact Hiutung Chu at hiuchu@ucsd.edu

I.       Mucosal Immunology & Animal models of IBD

  • ? Experience in studies in germ-free & gnotobiotic mice.
  • ? Experience in studies in mouse models of IBD & infectious diseases.
  • ? Cultivation of human and mouse primary cells & cell lines, microbial communities and immune populations.
  • ? Mucosal and systemic tissue collection & cell isolation, and cellular assays to assess mucosal and cellular immune responses.
  • ? Perform and analyze data using immunological techniques including flow cytometry, ELISA, cell imaging, and animal models.
  • ? Training in mucosal immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, and/or cell biology.

II.  Microbiome/Microbial Ecology

  • ? Experience in a broad array of standard and specialized microbiology techniques including isolation and cultivation of aerobic and anaerobic microbes, development of new media formulations for cultivation of specific species from heterogeneous mixtures of microorganisms, development and/or application of trait-based screens.
  • ? Knowledge in microbiome and metabolomic analysis is desired.
  • ? A background in microbial ecology (especially host-associated microbiome) with experience in high throughput sequencing and statistical analysis of large data sets.
  • ? Training in microbiology/microbial ecology, immunology, molecular biology, and/or cell biology.

Contact hiuchu@ucsd.edu or visit chulab.ucsd.edu


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Postdoctoral Fellow, Neuroscience

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

University of Pennsylvania, Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience

PA

The Corder Lab @ Penn, in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, is recruiting top neuroscience postdocs. Our lab is a dynamic research environment with exceptional resources for training in basic and translational neuroscience. Together, we will design studies that allow you to incorporate your research expertise and interests, and to acquire the tangible and intangible skills necessary for your desired career path. You can expect that I will do all I can to make our new group an exciting, fair, and rewarding place to further your career.

Innovative behavioral modeling and the analysis of neural computations lie at the core of all Corder Lab projects. Specifically, our lab is developing sophisticated translational models of pain in combination with high-throughput machine learning statistical approaches for large-scale neural imaging data. Our research program will pursue the identification of the basic neural building blocks of pain perception, deconstructing their functional and anatomical integration with motivational and cognitive brain networks, and finally, decoding how neural pain information evolves after injury, with the goal of developing new strategies to treat chronic pain and opioid abuse.

Training opportunities include

  • in vivo Calcium imaging + optogenetics in behaving animals
  • Slice electrophysiology (optogenetics and photo-uncaging of active compounds)
  • Whole-brain neuroanatomy using tissue clearing and light-sheet microscopy
  • Development of novel rodent behavioral assays

 We also encourage applications from candidates with electrical or biomedical engineering backgrounds who are interested in the crossroads of neuroscience and engineering to uncover how brain circuits excel at extracting information from our senses. Experience in MatLab / Python / R / Linux / TensorFlow or other deep learning platforms are needed.

Interested candidates please email CorderLab.apply@gmail.com a cover letter that briefly details career goals and prior research experience, along with your CV, and the names and emails of three references. Please include a link to your Github profile, if available.

For lab info and research details please visit – www.GregCorder.com


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Multiple Openings for Research Scientists and Engineers to Reverse Engineer intelligence

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

Neuroscience-Inspired Networks for Artificial Intelligence

TX

Multiple Openings for Research Scientists and Engineers to Reverse Engineer intelligence

We are looking for exceptionally talented researchers that share our vision: to discover new computational principles of brain intelligence and apply these principles to create fundamentally new algorithms for machine intelligence. 

We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in machine learning, computational neuroscience or with strong quantitative background in Mathematics, Statistics, Physics or Computer Science. Our NINAI (Neuro-Inspired Networks for Artificial Intelligence) research team is interdisciplinary and international, with expertise ranging from large-scale neurophysiology and brain circuit analysis to deep learning. 

POSITIONS: 

We have opportunities in several project components and multiple locations, and all participants will interact extensively across multiple scientific disciplines and multiple sites. Highest-priority topics include: 

* Developing new architectures for deep networks 

* Neuro-inspired networks for real-world tasks 

* Functional modeling of neuronal microcircuits 

* Probabilistic inference by population codes 

* Statistical analysis of large-scale neural data from behaving animals 

 THE TEAM: The project is led by Andreas Tolias (PI) and Xaq Pitkow (co-PI), from Baylor College of Medicine, and includes researchers from Columbia, Cornell, Rice University, University of Toronto, University of Tübingen, the Allen Institute, and Princeton: Matthias Bethge, Liam Paninski, Ankit Patel, Clay Reid, Sebastian Seung, Raquel Urtasun, Chris Xu, Richard Zemel. For detailed information about the team and its members, please see our website, ninai.org. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have a record of productivity, excellent quantitative skills, good communication skills, and creativity. Experience in Machine Learning and in particular Deep Learning is desired. 

 APPLYING: The positions provide a competitive annual salary and benefits, and outstanding scientific opportunities. Applicants should email a CV, letter of research interests, and contact information for three references to info@ninai.orgcamilal@bcm.edu and astolias@bcm.edu. We look forward to hearing from you! 


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Postdoctoral Fellows, Biomedical Informatics

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

University of Pittsburg

PA

Postdoctoral Research Scholars – July 2018

The Biomedical Informatics Training Program at the University of Pittsburgh is recruiting for two (2) postdoctoral research scholars in biomedical informatics. Be part of a rich collaborative environment with excellence in the areas of public health informatics, bioinformatics, clinical informatics and translational informatics

 Research areas represented by our faculty include:

  • Developing, implementing, and evaluating an integrated set of tools that support causal modeling and discovery of biomedical knowledge from very large and complex biomedical data
  • Addressing gaps in clinically useful evidence on drug-drug interactions
  • Cancer deep phenotype extraction from electronic medical records
  • Deciphering cellular signaling system by deep mining a comprehensive genomic compendium
  • Clinical informatics, including development and evaluation of a learning electronic medical record system and composable EMRs
  • Modeling of infectious disease study information
  • Imaging informatics as applied to cancer and lung disease
  • Comparative genomics and experimental evolution as applied to antibiotic resistance
  • Comparative effectiveness research
  • Rule learning for biomarker discovery
  • Systems biology and protein-protein interactions
  • Global health informatics

Candidates will have the opportunity to define and engage in collaborative research through our national collaborative efforts. Pitt’s Department of Biomedical Informatics is home to the NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Center for Causal Discovery. Our faculty also play leading roles in the Precision Medicine Initiative,  the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Network, and several other national collaborations. Our goal is to train the next generation of biomedical informatics researchers.

Requirements:

  • Post-graduate degree (MD or PhD) and training in Biomedical Informatics, Computer Science, Biostatistics, or a related
  • US citizen or permanent
  • Ability to independently perform research in one of the above areas of biomedical informatics with mentoring from a faculty
  • Ability to write and publish journal

For more information, please contact Dr. Harry Hochheiser at harryh@pitt.edu.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.


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Postdoctoral Position in Lung Disease Research

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

Mayo Clinic, Pulmonary Cell Biology Laboratory

MN

Postdoctoral Position in Lung Disease Research
Mayo Clinic Rochester MN
A postdoctoral position is immediately available at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota in the Pulmonary Cell Biology Laboratory headed by Dr. Y.S. Prakash, MD, PhD.
Scope: We are looking for highly motivated, well-trained individuals interested in expanding their horizons via bench and translational research in asthma and pulmonary fibrosis. The successful candidate can look forward to working in an open, highly collaborative and collegial multidisciplinary environment, learning a range of complementary imaging, molecular, and metabolic techniques, and working with patient cell/tissue samples complemented by novel animal models of lung disease. The candidate will develop and pursue projects within one or more of the following broad areas, with the expectation that such projects will help the individual establish his/her own niche: 1) GPCR and non-GPCR signaling in mesenchymal cells (smooth muscle, fibroblasts) across the age spectrum (neonates through aging); 2) Endoplasmic reticulum, mitochondrial and metabolic dysregulation in disease; 3) Repair and regenerative approaches to lung diseases.
Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree in areas such as cell biology, physiology, biophysics, pulmonary medicine or related specialties. Established experience in two or more of the following is desirable: A) Primary culture and/or analysis of epithelial and mesenchymal cells; B) Cell/tissue imaging techniques such as fluorescence and confocal microscopy; C) Advanced techniques in biochemistry, cellular, and molecular biology; D) Genomic and epigenomic approaches.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop and execute independent research plans leading to peer-reviewed publications, with strong motivation and initiative towards developing research independence via foundation and federal grants (e.g. F32, K99/R00, K08, R01 as appropriate). The candidate should be comfortable working within an interdisciplinary group of personnel with different levels of experience (undergraduate students through junior MD or PhD faculty), and possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
Support: The candidate's salary (NIH scale) will be fully supported by intramural as well as extramural funding. Qualified US citizen/permanent residents will be considered for support via an NIH T32 grant. Regardless, he/she will be expected to initiate progress towards independence in a reasonable time frame via extramural grant mechanisms.
For more information regarding the Prakash laboratory, please visit our websites: http://www.mayo.edu/research/faculty/prakash-y-s-m-d-ph-d/bio-00083390 and http://www.mayo.edu/research/labs/pulmonary-cell-biology/overview.
Research at Mayo Clinic (http://www.mayo.edu/research) is supported by substantial intramural and extramural funding, aided by state-of-the-art Core Facilities (http://www.mayo.edu/research/core-resources) and individual laboratories that work collaboratively to address the unmet needs of the patient.
Interested applicants should contact Dr. Y.S. Prakash at Prakash.ys@mayo.edu


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Postdoctoral Fellow, Malaria, molecular pathogenesis

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital

MA

A post-doctoral position is available in the laboratory of Jeffrey Dvorin, MD, PhD at Boston Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School. In the Dvorin lab, we focus on the molecular pathogenesis of Plasmodium falciparum replication with an emphasis on development of the parasite inside the red blood cell and parasite egress. We utilize multiple technologies (inducible systems, CRISPR, video microscopy, super-resolution microscopy, and others) to identify and characterize novel genes in the parasite. The candidate should have a strong background in molecular biology and tissue culture techniques

Interested candidates should send their CV and two letters of recommendation to Dr. Dvorin (see email address below). The position is open immediately.

Setting/Environment:

Boston, MA. Our laboratory is located in the Enders research building at Boston Children’s Hospital, adjacent to Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). Our group works closely with the larger malaria/parasitology community at HSPH, including a weekly “Parasitology Group” meeting. The laboratory currently has post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, and a research assistant.

Boston is a wonderful place to live with many opportunities for life outside of the laboratory -- symphony, theaters, art museum, restaurants, harbor/river, outdoor/hiking, and many others.

 Contact Information:

Jeffrey Dvorin, MD, PhD

Email: Jeffrey.Dvorin@childrens.harvard.edu *** best method *** Phone: 617-919-2900

Lab Website: http://dvorinlab.org


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Postdoctoral Scholar in Cancer Biology

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

Penn State College of Medicine

PA

The Aird Lab at Penn State College of Medicine is looking to expand our research team.

A Postdoctoral Scholar position is available for highly motivated and productive applicants in the laboratory of Dr. Katherine Aird.  The Aird Lab studies the role of metabolism in cancer initiation, progression, and response to therapy. We are looking for a postdoc to work on a funded project that focuses on the intersection between DNA damage response and metabolism in cancer. LINK to job posting

The Aird Lab has a strong commitment to the success of its lab members. The lab is well-funded and has a vibrant and high-energy research environment. More information can be found on our website: https://sites.psu.edu/airdlab/.

Essential Qualifications:

Recent recipients of PhD or MD/PhD (or equivalent) degree or close to obtaining a doctoral degree.  A strong publication history is essential.  Necessary research skills include standard molecular and cellular biology techniques.  In addition, candidates should have outstanding critical thinking and problem-solving skills and excellent written and oral skills. Prior experience in mouse models, especially cancer-related, is preferred but not required.

Application Submission:

Qualified candidates should submit a one-page cover letter stating the reasons for their scientific interest in the lab and career goals.  Also submit a curriculum vitae including technical skills, and the names and contact information of three references.  

Submit your application to: Katherine Aird, PhD at kaird@psu.edu

For more information about the postdoctoral program at Penn State College of Medicine, please visit the website at http://med.psu.edu/postdocs. Penn State College of Medicine is one of the leading teaching and research hospitals in the country and offers a diverse and vibrant environment for training and everyday life. Hershey is a safe and inexpensive place to live, but is close to multiple big cities.

Penn State is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


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Postdoctoral Fellow, Computational Bioscience

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

University of Colorado, Denver

CO

Postdoctoral fellowships with generous stipends are available for highly qualified trainees. Trainees also receive health and dental insurance. Some highly qualified trainees are eligible for National Library of Medicine/NIH Fellowships, which include more generous stipends and travel expenses. Qualified postdoctoral trainees from under–represented minority groups are eligible for additional travel and other training benefits. Currently seeing 4 Postdoctoral fellows to start in July. See more info in this flyer.

How to Apply

Potential postdoctoral fellows should identify a member of the Computational Bioscience core faculty with an allied research interest. We strongly encourage applicants to discuss their interest with that faculty member before applying. Individuals interested in applying for postdoctoral fellowships should send a statement of research interests, the desired research mentor(s), a list of three references, and a complete curriculum vitae to Elizabeth Wethington at or at the following:

Attn: Elizabeth Wethington
Computational Bioscience Program
University of Colorado School of Medicine
elizabeth.wethington@ucdenver.edu
Mail Stop 8303
12800 E. 19th Ave.
Aurora, CO 80045-0511
Telephone: 303-724-7280


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Postdoctoral Fellow, molecular genetics, electrophysiology, and engineering

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

University of Maryland, College Park

MD

The Juntti Lab is looking for motivated, insightful scientists with experience in molecular genetics, electrophysiology, and engineering, but the skills that can be applied to neuroscience are almost limitless. Drop me an email and tell me what you find compelling about social neuroscience. Feel free to give me your thoughts on how your skills could be put to work understanding one of the biggest challenges in science, or pitch a project idea!

Prospective postdocs: Contact Dr. Scott Juntti directly. Attach a CV and description of your current research.


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Postdoctoral Fellow in Mitosis or genome organization

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

Carnegie Institute of Embyrology

MD

The Zheng Lab at The Carnegie Institute of Embryology, located in Baltimore, MD, is looking for postdoctoral fellows in mitosis or genome organization. More information on the lab here: LINK to lab website.

Please contact Dr. Yixian Zheng for more information.


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Postdoctoral Fellow, Developmental & Cancer Signaling

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

University of Utah, School of Medicine

UT

The Myers Lab is a new lab at the University of Utah School of Medicine. We're currently recruiting postdocs -- looking for creative, passionate, and motivated individuals with interests in developmental and cancer signaling, primary cilia, second messenger dynamics, receptor pharmacology, and the biology of membrane proteins/lipids

Please contact Ben Myers via email to find out more about open positions. More info at: www.myerslab.org


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Postdoctoral Fellow, Structural Biology

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

City University of New York (CUNY), Advanced Science Research Center

NY

The Daniel Keedy Lab at the ADVANCED SCIENCE RESEARCH CENTER (ASRC) AT THE GRADUATE CENTER, CUNY in New York City has available positions for a POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR and a RESEARCH ASSOCIATEstarting in 2018. The lab’s goal is to elucidate the role of protein flexibility in allosteric regulation — and to use that knowledge to control the function of dynamic, biomedically important enzymes such as tyrosine phosphatases. To do so, we combine cutting-edge experimental and computational techniques in structural biology, including multitemperature X-ray crystallography, high-throughput protein:ligand structure determination, and new algorithms for modeling alternative protein conformations based on electron density maps. LINK TO JOB FLYER

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR POSITION: a PhD in structural biology, biophysics, computational biology, or a related field; multiple years of experience studying proteins or other macromolecules; and excitement to try new techniques at both the bench and the keyboard. Familiarity with x-ray crystallography, a programming language, and the command line are preferred.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE RESEARCH ASSOCIATE POSITION: an MS, BS, or similar degree in biochemistry, molecular biology, or a related field; experience conducting research in a laboratory setting; and excellent organizational and communication skills. Experience with cloning, protein purification, and x-ray crystallography are preferred.

Contact Dr. Keedy at DANIEL.KEEDY@ASRC.CUNY.EDU with a brief description of your research experience, why you are interested in the lab, nd your future research goals. Come join us!


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Postdoctoral Fellows in Regenerative Medicine

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

Washington University, Center for Regenerative Medicine

MO

Rita Levi-Montalcini Postdoctoral Fellows in Regenerative Medicine

Program  Description

The Center of Regenerative Medicine (CRM) is a multidisciplinary research center that spans multiple schools and numerous departments at Washington University in St. Louis.  The CRM is focused on advancing regenerative medicine through excellence in collaborative research and education.  For more information about the CRM, please visit: http://devbio.wustl.edu/REGMED/

The CRM is pleased to announce postdoctoral fellowships in the name of Nobel Laureate Rita Levi-Montalcini. The intent of these fellowships is to attract the highest caliber postdoctoral talent to Washington University. We anticipate that these fellowships will increase the likelihood of top postdoctoral candidates accepting positions at Washington University.

Eligibility

Awardees must not yet have accepted a postdoctoral offer at Washington University. There is no citizenship requirement, and equal consideration will be given to international candidates. Only candidates who will be working in the lab of a CRM faculty member on a regenerative medicine project are eligible.

Terms

We anticipate awarding four one-year fellowships in FY2018, which will come in the form of a $10,000 signing bonus to the fellow, as a recruitment tool.  This fellowship does not provide salary support; salary and benefits must be covered by host PI.  Review of applications will be on a rolling basis. Faculty should nominate a fellow candidate to the RLM committee before a fellow has agreed to come to WUSTL. Fellows should acknowledge CRM funding in publications, and are expected to participate in CRM activities and provide a progress report at the end of the 1-year fellowship period.

 Application  Instructions

To nominate a postdoctoral candidate for this award, please submit the following information as a single PDF document:

  1. Cover page from the prospective PI, describing why this is an outstanding candidate
  2. Candidate’s CV
  3. Candidate’s letters of reference (same as used to apply to PI’s lab)
  4. A short (2 pages maximum) research proposal, describing the research that the fellow will be conducting at WUSTL, including how it aligns with the mission of the CRM

 Questions may be directed to Angela Bowman (abowman@wustl.edu)

Deadlines

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and should be submitted to:

 RLM Fellow Selection Committee c/o Angela Bowman PhD

Email:  abowman@wustl.edu

Review

An internal selection committee identified by the leadership of the Center of Regenerative Medicine will review applications.  We appreciate that a rapid turn-around time is important and will do our best to make decisions in a timely fashion.


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Postdoctoral Fellowship – Protein Expression and Modification Division

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

New England Biolabs

MA

The Postdoctoral scientist will be engaged in designing and executing fundamental studies that result in publication of peer-reviewed journal articles.  The scientist will primarily focus on two areas: protein folding and protein engineering.  Findings will be communicated at internal departmental meetings and at external scientific conferences. LINK TO JOB POSTING

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Engineer and evaluate novel chaperones using cell-free and cell-based systems
  • Investigate the correlation between co-translational protein folding efficiency and the codon content of the respective gene
  • Investigate alternative microbial host systems for improving expression/ folding of specific classes of proteins

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry or Molecular Biology
  • Publication record demonstrating experience in protein engineering
  • Publication record demonstrating experience with multiple systems for recombinant protein expression
  • Working knowledge of E. coli physiology and experience with strain genome engineering
  • Excellent track record of performance in a team-oriented environment
  • Impeccable written and verbal communication skills

This position offers exciting opportunities for broad research training, collaboration with academic and industrial institutions, publishing in peer-reviewed journals and participation in national and international conferences.

 

New England Biolabs is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer of Minorities, Females, Disabled and Protected Veterans


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Postdoctoral Fellowship – Computational Biology

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

New England Biolabs

MA

New England Biolabs is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow interested in applying computational methods to molecular biology questions. In this position, you will collaborate with NEB and external scientists to develop and apply high throughput sequencing methods to relevant problems. LINK TO JOB POSTING

Required Qualifications / Experience:

  • Ph.D. in computational biology, bioinformatics or a molecular biology related field with significant data analysis experience
  • Demonstrated scientific communication skills
  • Strong work ethic, emphasizing both efficiency and quality of work
  • High throughput sequence data analysis 

Preferred Qualifications / Experience:

  • Software development skills
  • Modern web development skills
  • Cluster computing 
  • Experience at the bench

This position offers opportunities to gain experience with diverse and cutting-edge sequencing techniques (e.g. single cell methods, targeted sequencing, long reads, etc.) You will share the results of your work through collaborations with academic and industrial institutions, publishing in peer-reviewed journals and participation in scientific conferences.

 

New England Biolabs is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer of Minorities, Females, Disabled and Protected Veterans


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Postdoctoral Fellow in infectious disease genomics

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

Harvard Medical School, Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI)

MA

Summary

The Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) at Harvard Medical School and the Farhat Lab are looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow in infectious disease genomics. 

Pathogens display a remarkable range of variability in phenotypes relevant to disease including transmissibility, organ tropism, and antibiotic resistance. Elucidating the biological mechanisms for these differences is a fundamental question in the study of infectious diseases and creates new avenues for surveillance, diagnosis and personalized treatment. The heritability of disease phenotypes within pathogen species and their evolution over generations indicates that they should be genetically encoded. As a result, the study of pathogen whole genome sequence (WGS) data is expected to further our understanding of these traits. LINK TO JOB POSTING

Responsibilities

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be responsible for developing and applying computational methodologies to identify novel infectious disease genomic markers and to assess their diagnostic and surveillance potential.

Basic Requirements

We are an interdisciplinary lab. Candidates may have an MD or PhD degree in epidemiology, bioinformatics, computational biology, biostatistics, or a related field. The candidate interested in this position must be highly motivated and demonstrate initiative in assigned tasks.

Additional Requirements

Experience in programming R, Python, and/or Perl and statistical analysis or at least an interest in learning these skills will be necessary. The candidate and PI can work together to delineate the fellow's training needs and develop a program to fulfill this, utilizing the department and university’s wide range of resources.

Terms

The position is available immediately and can be renewed annually.

How to apply

Email applications including curriculum vitae, summary statement of personal objective and research interests, PDFs of the best two papers, and the names and email addresses of three references to mrfarhat@partners.org.

Harvard Medical School is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

 

For Additional Information

Maha Farhat, MD, MSc
Member of the Department of Biomedical Informatics
Harvard Medical School
Assistant Physician
Pulmonary and Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital


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Postdoctoral Fellow: Vaccine Trial Methodology Using Pathogen Sequence Dat

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

MA

Title Postdoctoral Fellow: Vaccine Trial Methodology Using Pathogen Sequence Data
School Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Department/Area Epidemiology/Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics
Position Description

Positions are available immediately for two postdoctoral fellows at the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics in the Department of Epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, supervised by Professor Marc Lipsitch.
For Position 1, the primary responsibility will be to devise methodological approaches for incorporating pathogen genome sequence data, which probabilistically indicates sources of infection, into the estimation of vaccine efficacy in clinical trials, both individually randomized and cluster-randomized. This project will be collaborative with Dr. William Hanage. LINK TO JOB DESCRIPTION

Basic Qualifications

For this position, we seek a person with excellent quantitative skills, including appropriate programming skills in one or more of R, Python, and C++. It will afford opportunities to work on other projects of interest and to collaborate with CCDD students, postdocs and faculty. In addition, because of the subject matter of this position, expertise in biostatistics and/or causal inference, as well as infectious disease dynamic modeling, would be ideal, though strong candidates with only some of that background willing to learn the rest would be considered.
The positions are funded for two years, with the possibility of renewal for a third. This is the advertisement for the first position; please refer to Job Posting – Postdoctoral Fellow: Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics Flexible Topic for the second.

Additional Qualifications  
Special Instructions  
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Research
Contact Information

Interested candidates should send a letter of inquiry and CV with 2+ references to Marc Lipsitch

Contact Email mlipsitc@hsph.harvard.edu
Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

 


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Postdoctoral Fellow: human genome evolution and function

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

Johns Hopkins University Department of Biology, McCoy Lab

MD

The McCoy lab will be part of the Department of Biology at Johns Hopkins University, starting in July 2018. JHU offers an exceptional environment for research and training in computational and statistical genomics—with strong interaction among genomics research groups spread across departments, academic divisions, and nearby institutions. Moreover, the JHU Department of Biology hosts an impressive breadth of cutting-edge research in molecular biology, cell biology, developmental biology, and biophysics. This provides many opportunities for collaboration and co-mentorship.
Please contact Rajiv to inquire about joining the lab! We are recruiting postdocs, graduate students, and undergrads interested in using computational and statistical approaches to study human genome evolution and function. See the Research page for specific research directions with which your interests may intersect.
Postdoctoral fellows: Prospective postdocs should email Rajiv with a CV, description of past and future research interests, and contact information for at least two references.

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Postdoctoral Fellow: Center For Communicable Disease Dynamics Flexible Topic

Date Posted:
6/4/2018

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

MA

Title Postdoctoral Fellow: Center For Communicable Disease Dynamics Flexible Topic
School Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Department/Area Epidemiology/Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics
Position Description

Positions are available immediately for two postdoctoral fellows at the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics in the Department of Epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, supervised by Professor Marc Lipsitch.
For Position 2, a range of project areas are possible, including areas of current emphasis in the group such as antimicrobial resistance (especially as it relates to vaccines), design of randomized or nonrandomized studies of vaccine effectiveness, or transmission dynamics of multistrain pathogens. For this position, background is more flexible. If applying for this position, please include in your application a suggestion of a topic or project you would like to pursue within these or related areas. LINK TO JOB DESCRIPTION

Basic Qualifications

For this position, we seek a person with excellent quantitative skills, including appropriate programming skills in one or more of R, Python, and C++. It will afford opportunities to work on other projects of interest and to collaborate with CCDD students, postdocs and faculty.
The positions are funded for two years, with the possibility of renewal for a third. This is the advertisement for the second position; please refer to Job Posting – Postdoctoral Fellow: Vaccine Trial Methodology Using Pathogen Sequence Data for the first.

Additional Qualifications  
Special Instructions  
Contact Information

Interested candidates should send a letter of inquiry and CV with 2+ references to Marc Lipsitch

Contact Email mlipsitc@hsph.harvard.edu
Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applicant Documents
 
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Research

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Case Manager

Date Posted:
5/23/2018

MORE Health

CA

MORE Health is a hi-tech company based in Silicon Valley. The purpose of our service is to make the best physicians available to everyone, wherever they are. Today, MORE Health brings Co-Diagnoses and Independent Second Opinions from the top U.S. Physician Specialists to people around the world rapidly and securely. For more information about the company, please visit www.morehealthmd.com.  

Our Case Management Department is now recruiting two full-time case managers for patient case processing and related work. The responsibilities include translation and proofreading of medical records (Chinese/English), translation of US/Chinese medical experts' comments/diagnoses/discussions, and writing about current medical progress on science and technology. There's a three-month period of probation for new recruits.

Position Requirements:

·        Ph.D.'s degree in biology, medicine, or a related field.

·        Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Mandarin.

·        Ability to be flexible with assigned hours and shifts.

·        Ability to sit for long periods of time.

·        Enter data into a computer database.

·        Proficiency in Word and Excel.

·        Knowledge in accessing and using the internet.
 

Responsibilities:

·        Serve as a member of the case management team.

·        Process patients' cases. Assist patients and service providers in problem solving when necessary.

·        Write articles about current medical progress.

·        Translate and proofread medical records and medical communications in English and Chinese.

·        Communicate with business partners to actively support new business and business retention.

·        Establish and maintain professional boundaries with staff and clients at all time.

·        Other duties as assigned.
 

Additional Qualifications:

·        Prefer research or study experience on Cell Signaling Pathways.

·        Prefer research or study experience on Drug Development/biomedicine field

·        Prefer experience working in a hospital.

·        Detail oriented.

·        Enthusiastic about helping patients around the world and improving medical communication.

Please contact: tianyang.liu@morehealth.com

 


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Cardiovascular Disease - Cardiac Intermediate Filaments

Date Posted:
5/23/2018

Heart and Vascular Institute

MD

A post-doctoral fellowship position is AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY at the Center for Research on Cardiac
Intermediate   Filaments   (CRCIF),   within   the   Johns   Hopkins   School   of   Medicine   
Institute   of Cardioscience:

http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/heart_vascular_institute/research/by_laboratory/

The position is funded through a T32 training grant and therefore eligibility is limited to
green-card holders and citizens of the United States.

The general theme of research is centered on the interaction between cardiac intermediate filaments
(IFs) and mitochondria, in the setting of cardiovascular disease – the largest cause of
hospitalization and death in the U.S.

We recently published that desmin aggregates in the heart may act as amyloid aggregate observed in
Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases:

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/heart_failure_the_alzheimers_disease_of_th
e_heart

The ideal candidate must be highly organized, proficient in English and interested in pursuing a
career in cardiovascular and muscle disease. A background in IFs biology is preferred and so is
technical competence in cell and molecular biology and protein biochemistry.

The successful candidate will be will be trained in protein biochemistry and proteomics as well as
mitochondrial biology. The project will span from basic research to clinical applications.

Johns Hopkins University is a competitive institution that provides for an exciting research
environment. The CRCIF is part of the Institute of Cardioscience, which along with the medical and
undergraduate campuses gives us access to a very broad set of expertise and many learning
opportunities.

Interested candidates should email an updated CV and the contacts of three references to Giulio
Agnetti at gagnett1@jhmi.edu.


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Senior Scientist (Biology)

Date Posted:
5/23/2018

Akonni Biosystems

MD

Job Description

 Position Title:  Senior Scientist (Biology)

Organizational Unit(s):  R&D

Reports To: Director of Applications Development

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Posting Date:  April 1, 2018

Location:  Frederick, MD

Type: Full-time

Overview 

Akonni Biosystems is an in vitro diagnostics company specializing in the manufacture of microarray-based diagnostics in compliance with 21 CFR 820, 21 CFR 11, ISO 13485, and CE regulations and standards.  The incumbent will play a role in achieving product design and development objectives by participating in the development, testing, verification, and validation of sample preparation and microarray-based instruments, consumables, assays, and protocols as part of interdisciplinary, collaborative project teams. 

As a small business, the incumbent’s duties are necessarily very broad and subject to rapid change.  Flexibility, attention to detail, excellent record keeping and inter-personal skills are essential elements of working in a highly interdisciplinary, small business environment. 

Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent’s responsibilities may include product development activities in support of regulated medical devices.  Such responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Research and Development

  • Lead (and perform) development, optimization, and validation of nucleic acid extraction protocols from various clinical specimens in a BSL2 environment using automated instrumentation.
  • Lead (and perform) development, optimization, and validation of DNA amplification and detection tests for Akonni technologies.
  • Interface with Akonni partners and collaborators to develop User Needs and Product Requirements for new diagnostic applications (with particular focus on oncology).
  • Initiate Product Development Cycle for new product applications following Design Control.
  • Provide technical support for Akonni technologies to partners, collaborators, and customers.
  • Translate product and technical documents between Mandarin and English.
  • Work in multidisciplinary, collaborative teams that include chemists, physicists, molecular biologists, microbiologists, and engineers to develop new assays, consumables, methods, and instruments for product-development and grant-related activities.

Quality System

  • Participate in Design Control activities in compliance with 21 CFR 820, 21 CFR 11, ISO 13485, and CE regulations and standards.
  • Participate in remedial and corrective actions, as required.
  • Assist in the development of SOPs, work instructions, and forms.
  • Generate records according to associated SOPs.
  • Implement good document practices and document controls (electronic and hard-copy), as appropriate.
  • Abide by all EH&S policies and procedures, including the maintenance of a safe work environment.
  • Maintain detailed documentation of all research and development work in a laboratory notebook, as well as maintaining electronic records.
  • Review and approve quality control activities for new product applications (QC documents, forms, release of kit shipments).

Qualifications/Competencies 

  • PhD in molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry, or related field with 3-10 years experience.
  • Knowledge and experience with cancer diagnostics.
  • Experience performing and optimizing nucleic acid extractions from human specimens (cell-free DNA from plasma, nucleic acid from bone marrow).
  • Experience with molecular biology analysis, such as real-time PCR and end-point PCR, microarrays, gel and capillary electrophoresis, and DNA sequencing.
  • Experience working with automated liquid handling systems.
  • Experience working with universal molecular precautions.
  • Experience working in BSL-2 laboratory handling human specimens.
  • Direct experience with in vitro diagnostic device product development.
  • Experience interfacing with customers or collaborators.
  • Systematic and methodological approach to scientific studies.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Organized and experience working in a multi-disciplinary R&D environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Fluency in Mandarin Chinese language.
  • Self-motivated, goal-oriented approach to complex, interdisciplinary business and quality objectives.
  • Adept at adjusting to changing or additional priorities.

 Physical Requirements 

  • Working in PCR and BSL-2 laboratories
  • Walking, standing, sitting for extended periods
  • Keyboarding, mousing
  • Handling – seizing, holding, grasping and fingering documents and objects
  • Reaching
  • Vision – close vision and color discrimination

 Work Environment

 Molecular biology, and microbiology and engineering laboratories (including BSL-2 work areas)

  • Office
  • Production setting
  • Moderate noise level
  • International travel (periodic) 

Salary             Commensurate with experience


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Cardiac Intermediate Filaments Postdoctoral Fellowship

Date Posted:
5/17/2018

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Institute of Cardioscience

MD

RE: Postdoctoral position on cardiac intermediate filaments

 A post-doctoral fellowship position is AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY at the Center for Research on Cardiac Intermediate Filaments (CRCIF), within the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Institute of Cardioscience: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/heart_vascular_institute/research/by_laboratory/ 

The position is funded through a T32 training grant and therefore eligibility is limited to green-cardholders and citizens of the United States.

The general theme of research is centered on the interaction between cardiac intermediate filaments (IFs) and mitochondria, in the setting of cardiovascular disease – the largest cause of hospitalization and death in the U.S.

We recently published that desmin aggregates in the heart may act as amyloid aggregate observed in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/heart_failure_the_alzheimers_disease_of_the_heart

The ideal candidate must be highly organized, proficient in English and interested in pursuing a career in cardiovascular and muscle disease. A background in IFs biology is preferred and so is technical competence in cell and molecular biology and protein biochemistry.

The successful candidate will be will be trained in protein biochemistry and proteomics as well as mitochondrial biology. The project will span from basic research to clinical applications.

Johns Hopkins University is a competitive institution that provides for an exciting research environment. The CRCIF is part of the Institute of Cardioscience, which along with the medical and undergraduate campuses gives us access to a very broad set of expertise and many learning opportunities.

Interested candidates should email an updated CV and the contacts of three references to Giulio Agnetti at gagnett1@jhmi.edu.


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Medical Writer

Date Posted:
5/8/2018

FCB Cure

NJ

Medical Writer for FCB Cure, a division of FCB Health

Location: Parsippany, NJ

Company Web site: fcbcure.com

Submit your resume to: Dani Mardayat, Sr. Talent Acquisition Manager, FCB Health, dani.mardayat@fcb.com

 FCB Cure, a dynamic full-service advertising division of FCB Health, is seeking a talented Medical Writer to work on an intriguing promotional rare disease account. If you’ve got scientific writing chops with a storytelling bent, we’d love to meet you! To be based in picturesque Parsippany, NJ, the candidate will have the opportunity to write copy for a high-science brand yet work in a creative setting. 

 Responsibilities

  • Develop depth of understanding for assigned products, related medical areas, and competitors on an ongoing basis
  • Write scientific copy for a variety of communications tools such as slide decks, slide kits, web sites and Congress materials
  • Ensure that projects are technically accurate, audience appropriate, and meet stated objectives
  • Research and develop outlines and select references appropriate for a project
  • Proactively begin to monitor and identify relevant literature and provide point of view to internal team and clients as needed
  • Collaborate with team members including art directors, account directors, copy editors, strategic planners and integrated producers

 Requirements:

  • A minimum of 1 to 2 years of medical writing experience or internship/fellowship experience for a medical education/communications agency, healthcare organization or scientifically creative environment
  • PhD, MD, PharmD, MPH or MS degree
  • Knowledge of a variety of therapeutic areas
  • Proficiency in American Medical Association (AMA) style
  • Expertise in pharmaceutical copy submission standards
  • Attention to detail
  • Team player attitude

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Science Officer - Rehabilitative Medicine and Neuroscience

Date Posted:
5/3/2018

Ripple Effect Communications

MD

DESCRIPTION

Position Overview

  • Duty Location: Fort Detrick, Maryland
  • Position Information: Full-Time, Permanent, and On-site
  • Vacancies: 1
  • Travel Required: Occasional Travel for Science Meetings
  • Relocation Expenses: No relocation expenses may be authorized for this position.
  • Citizenship: US Citizenship Required

Ripple Effect is accepting applications for a Science Officer who would be responsible for administering and reporting on a portfolio of CDMRP's funded research projects related to Rehabilitative Medicine and Neuroscience. 

Project Description

The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) within the Department of Defense funds biomedical research in response to the expressed needs of its stakeholders – Congress, the American public and the military. CDMRP requires an experienced and cohesive team of scientists who can support all aspects of the grant execution and management process. Research includes breast, prostate, ovarian and lung cancer, defense health, neurofibromatosis, tuberous sclerosis complex, autism, psychological health/traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury research, bone marrow failure, multiple sclerosis medical imaging, medical informatics, behavioral health, medical simulators, mobile health applications, medical robotics, deployed health, and other medical research programs. CDMRP is responsible for planning, coordinating, integrating, programming, budgeting and executing these programs.

Job Description

The Science Officer is responsible for administering and reporting on a portfolio of CDMRP's funded research projects related to Rehabilitative Medicine and Neuroscience. He or she performs studies, analyses, and evaluations across a wide variety of domains and provides recommendations to client organizations to improve the organization’s mission performance and supports development and execution of programs to implement solutions. Specific duties include:

  • Provides scientific, management, and administrative support to the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program
  • Administer research awards, including basic science and multi-institutional and multidisciplinary consortia, advanced therapeutic development, and clinical trial research awards
  • Identifies missing regulatory information and documentation required to complete the grant package
  • Reviews the current and pending support documents for grant overlap issues to include duplication of funding with other agencies, either federal or private
  • Identifies notable research accomplishments and provide scientific writing support focused on highlights, program book content, annual report content, press releases, and other print and electronic products
  • In the Electronic Grant System (EGS), completes the negotiation page for awards to include Office of Surety, Safety and Environment (SSE), the Office of Research Protections (ORP) and USAMRAA sections
  • Reviews the Scientific Classification System and Common Scientific Outline portfolio codes and apply the appropriate codes to the award
  • Facilitates communication efforts with ORP, USAMRAA and the PI and their research team regarding issues with their research grant
  • Identifies which research award grants (i.e., clinical trial awards) require specific project milestones, such as subject accrual to clinical trials
  • Assist USAMRAA in establishing funding milestones in grant agreements such as a one year milestone for human subject’s approval
  • Reviews annual and final technical progress reports. Verify that the SOW is being followed and all regulatory approvals are in place for the work being done
  • Provide briefings regarding the research portfolio to CDMRP, USAMRMC and DOD leadership, as needed
  • Participates in working groups such as Program Evaluation, Consumer Working Group, SBIR/STTR, Technology Development Working Group, and the Internal Review Process as a program resource
  • Attends peer review, programmatic review, and scientific conferences as requested by CDMRP leadership or IPT Team Leader as a program resource

Areas of Research

Science Officers should specialize in an area of biomedical research. Areas of science may include, but not be limited to one of the following:

  • Respiratory Health
  • Pulmonary Diseases
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Internal Medicine
  • Systems Physiology
  • Molecular Biology

REQUIREMENTS

  • Hold a Ph.D. or Masters in a discipline relevant to the scientific areas listed in the project description
  • Have a minimum of 3 years experience in grants management or 5 years experience conducting biomedical research
  • Demonstrate leadership in activities as appropriate
  • Ensure that products are technically competent, of high quality, and professional looking
  • Demonstrate solid methodological approaches
  • Present findings and handle client meetings as appropriate
  • Use innovative, creative approaches when necessary (to meet novel needs and/or solve problems)
  • Must be onsite at customer location (Ft. Detrick) during business hours and must work effectively in a team environment

Skills and Experience

  • At least 3 years experience in grants management or a minimum of 5 years experience conducting biomedical research
  • Portfolio management experience
  • Detail-oriented individuals with strong computer database skills
  • Strong communication skills, particularly to non-scientific audiences
  • Knowledge of Electronic Grant System (EGS) desirable
  • Experience with human/animal subjects protection requirements desirable
  • Experience with military research or CDMRP programs desirable

BENEFITS

Our employees are rewarded in many ways for their contributions to our mission, including competitive pay, exceptional benefits, and a range of work/life programs. Benefit offerings may include:

  • Health Benefits – Health, Dental, and Vision
  • Life, long-term disability, and other insurance products
  • Health and Wellness Programs
  • Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts
  • Retirement 401K program
  • Profit sharing and bonus program
  • Paid and unpaid leave
  • Professional development
  • Flexible schedules and work location

Vetting and Hiring Process:

It is the policy of Ripple Effect Communications, Inc. that:

  • qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin;
  • employment eligibility will be verified using E-Verify;
  • applicants may be asked to participate in assessments during the interview process as described in our Informed Consent Policy; and
  • applicants will not be reimbursed for any expenses associated with the interview process or relocation.

 

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Kegan Lab – Vascular cell biology and lung physiology

Date Posted:
5/1/2018

Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

MD

A postdoctoral position is available at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine in the laboratory of Dr. Kazuyo Kegan, Ph.D. The overall focus of the Kegan lab is to understand the mechanisms, regulation, and functional outcomes of immune responses in the pulmonary vasculature during the development of pulmonary hypertension. To elucidate these mechanisms, fellows will use in vivo animal models, genetically modified animals, in vitro cell biology, immunohistochemistry, and genetic and biochemical approaches.

A successful candidate will use basic science approaches to address clinically relevant issues within a multidisciplinary team that includes clinician scientists and biomedical engineering groups.

Candidates should have a PhD degree (or equivalent) with a background in physiology, cell and molecular biology, biomedical science, or pharmacology. Individuals with experience in vascular/macrophage biology, immunology, or stem cell research will be given preference.

Please submit an application including a cover letter and CV that describes your research interests and accomplishments, and information for references (as a single PDF file) to Dr. Kegan at kkegan1@jhmi.edu .

 


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Biologist - Staff Fellow

Date Posted:
4/25/2018

FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine

MD

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.  It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens.  Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), Office of New Animal Drug Evaluation (ONADE), Animal Bioengineering and Cellular Therapies Team is seeking qualified applicants for several Biologist positions.  The Team protects public and animal health through science and risk based decision making in the evaluation of animal biotechnology and cell-based products for veterinary use.  In this role, you will have a significant impact on the development and approval of these FDA-regulated articles that may benefit and improve the practice of both veterinary and human medicine.  Specifically, you will provide cellular and molecular biology expertise in the review of data supporting the approval of animal biotechnology products and cell-based products, including but not limited to, characterization of the cell product, gene therapy, or animal biotechnology product and data provided in support of the claims associated with these products. You will assist in development of new regulatory policies designed to address new challenges brought forth by the latest developments in the animal biotechnology and regenerative medicine fields. You will also work closely with developers of animal biotechnology and cell-based products to guide them through the unique approval process associated with these products, including extensive interactions early in the development of their product and provide expertise on scientific questions and policy decisions related to the evaluation of these products. This position will be filled through FDA’s Staff Fellowship program.  The appointment is up to 2 years with opportunity for renewal.

Applicants should have experience performing weight of evidence, risk-based evaluations of data and information relevant to cell-based products and animal biotechnology such as stem cell biology, functional cell assays, immunology, comparability of cell products,  genome editing, genetic engineering, and gene drives; evaluating the safety and/or effectiveness of biotechnology and cell-based products; evaluating the characterization of these products; and evaluating current guidelines and policies for relevance to the biotechnology and regenerative medicine fields.

 ONADE offers many benefits and operates in a hoteling work environment.  Hoteling is an arrangement where employees reserve non-dedicated, non-permanent workspace at the Rockville duty station on an as-needed basis and as required (when in person attendance is deemed important and regardless of need, no less than 2 days per pay period).  Applicants should be located in, or willing to relocate to, the greater Washington DC area.  ONADE provides the basic technology (e.g., laptop, monitors, webcam) needed to effectively work in the Rockville office and in a teleworking location. Hoteling, along with a strong telework program and strong electronic communication and workflow tools, affords employees in ONADE the flexibility to balance work/life demands while contributing to our high performing organization.

The position is located in Rockville, Maryland and is available immediately. The position can be filled at the GS-11, GS-12 or GS-13 equivalent level based on experience and education.  The salary range for the GS-11 equivalent level is $68,036 to $88,450, GS-12 equivalent level is $81,548 to $106,012 and for the GS-13 equivalent is $96,970 to $126,062.  Further qualification requirement information can be found at the following link: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0400/general-natural-resources-management-and-biological-sciences-series-0401/.

The vacancy announcement will close May 31, 2018.  **Applications will be reviewed and interviews will be scheduled on a first come, first serve basis.**

Please submit your letter of interest, resume, and transcripts to: CVMOpportunities@fda.hhs.gov with the subject line of “ABCTT Biologist”.  Questions may also be directed to the CVM Opportunities mailbox.


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Veterinary Medical Officer

Date Posted:
4/25/2018

FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine

MD

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.  It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens.  Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), Office of New Animal Drug Evaluation (ONADE), Animal Bioengineering and Cellular Therapies Team is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Veterinary Medical Officer.  The Team protects public and animal health through science and risk based decision making in the evaluation of the products of animal biotechnology and cell-based products for veterinary use (such as genetically engineered (GE) animals and stem cells).  In this role, you will have a significant impact on the development and approval of these FDA-regulated articles that may benefit and improve the practice of both veterinary and human medicine and health.  Specifically, you will provide veterinary expertise in the review of data supporting the approval of the products of animal biotechnology and cell-based products, including but not limited to, characterization of the product, biosurveillance and management of GE animals, donor eligibility for cell-based products, and evaluations of safety and effectiveness. You will assist in development of new regulatory policies designed to address new challenges brought forth by the latest developments in the animal biotechnology and regenerative medicine fields. Using a multi-disciplinary, team-based approach with other CVM and FDA colleagues, you will also work closely with developers of GE animals and cell-based products to guide them through the unique approval process associated with these products, including extensive interactions with sponsors early in the development of their product and providing expertise on scientific questions and policy decisions related to the evaluation of these products. This position may be filled through FDA’s Staff Fellowship Program with an appointment up to 2 years with opportunity for renewal or through the General Schedule.

Applicants should have experience in small animal clinical medicine as well as experience performing weight of evidence, risk-based evaluations of data and information relevant to veterinary medical assessments and animal health in companion animals. Applicants should possess an understanding of clinical applications of animal biotechnology and cell-based products; knowledge of animal disease agents; veterinary medical knowledge and critical thinking skills necessary for the evaluation of safety and/or effectiveness; and the ability to evaluate current guidelines and policies for relevance to the regenerative medicine and biotechnology fields.

ONADE offers many benefits and operates in a hoteling work environment.  Hoteling is an arrangement where employees reserve non-dedicated, non-permanent workspace at the Rockville duty station on an as-needed basis and as required (when in person attendance is deemed important and regardless of need, no less than 2 days per pay period).  Applicants should be located in, or willing to relocate to, the greater Washington DC area.  ONADE provides the basic technology (e.g., laptop, monitors, webcam) needed to effectively work in the Rockville office and in a teleworking location. Hoteling, along with a strong telework program and strong electronic communication and workflow tools, affords employees in ONADE the flexibility to balance work/life demands while contributing to our high performing organization.

The position is located in Rockville, Maryland and is available immediately. The salary range for the GS-12 equivalent level is from $81,548 to $106,012 and for the GS-13 equivalent level from $96,970 to $126,062 based on experience and education.  Applications will be accepted from all groups of qualified persons, including non-citizens with permanent residency status. Further information regarding qualification requirements can be found at the following link: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0700/veterinary-medical-science-series-0701/

 

The vacancy announcement will close May 30, 2018.  **Applications will be reviewed and interviews will be scheduled on a first come, first serve basis.**

Please submit your letter of interest, resume, and transcripts to: CVMOpportunities@fda.hhs.gov with the subject line of “SFGS-VMO-ABCTT”.  Questions may also be directed to the CVM Opportunities mailbox.


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Biologist - Staff Fellow

Date Posted:
4/24/2018

FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine

MD

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.  It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens.  Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), Office of New Animal Drug Evaluation (ONADE), Animal Bioengineering and Cellular Therapies Team is seeking qualified applicants for several Biology positions.  The Team protects public and animal health through science-based, risk based decision making in the evaluation of animal biotechnology products.  In this role you will have a significant impact on the development and approval of these FDA-regulated articles that may benefit and improve the practice of both veterinary and human medicine.  Specifically, you will provide molecular biology expertise in the review of data supporting the approval of animal biotechnology products, including but not limited to molecular characterization of genomic alterations, molecular characterization of genetically engineered (GE) animal lineages, and data provided in support of the claims associated with these products. You will assist in development of new regulatory policies designed to address new challenges brought forth by the latest developments in the animal biotechnology field. You will also work closely with developers of GE animals to guide them through the unique approval process associated with animal biotechnology products, including extensive interactions early on in the development of their product and provide expertise on scientific questions and policy decisions related to the evaluation of animal biotechnology products. This position will be filled through FDA’s Staff Fellowship program.  The appointment is up to 2 years with opportunity for renewal.

Applicants should have experience in small animal clinical medicine as well as experience performing weight of evidence, risk-based evaluations of data and information relevant to veterinary medical assessments and animal health in companion and/or food animals. Applicants should possess an understanding of clinical applications of animal biotechnology and cell-based products; knowledge of animal disease agents; veterinary medical knowledge and critical thinking skills necessary for the evaluation of safety and/or effectiveness; and the ability to evaluate current guidelines and policies for relevance to the regenerative medicine and biotechnology fields.

 ONADE offers many benefits and operates in a hoteling work environment.  Hoteling is an arrangement where employees reserve non-dedicated, non-permanent workspace at the Rockville duty station on an as-needed basis and as required (when in person attendance is deemed important and regardless of need, no less than 2 days per pay period).  Applicants should be located in, or willing to relocate to, the greater Washington DC area.  ONADE provides the basic technology (e.g., laptop, monitors, webcam) needed to effectively work in the Rockville office and in a teleworking location. Hoteling, along with a strong telework program and strong electronic communication and workflow tools, affords employees in ONADE the flexibility to balance work/life demands while contributing to our high performing organization.

The position is located in Rockville, Maryland and is available immediately. The position can be filled at the GS-11, GS-12 or GS-13 equivalent level based on experience and education.  The salary range for the GS-11 equivalent level is $68,036 to $88,450, GS-12 equivalent level is $81,548 to $106,012 and for the GS-13 equivalent is $96,970 to $126,062.  Further qualification requirement information can be found at the following link: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0400/general-natural-resources-management-and-biological-sciences-series-0401/.

The vacancy announcement will close May 31, 2018.  **Applications will be reviewed and interviews will be scheduled on a first come, first serve basis.**

Please submit your letter of interest, resume, and transcripts to: CVMOpportunities@fda.hhs.gov with the subject line of “ABCTT Biologist”.  Questions may also be directed to the CVM Opportunities mailbox.

FDA is an equal opportunity employer and is a smoke-free environment.


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Biologist - Staff Fellow

Date Posted:
4/24/2018

FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine

MD

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.  It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens.  Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), Office of New Animal Drug Evaluation (ONADE), Animal Bioengineering and Cellular Therapies Team is seeking a qualified applicant for a Biologist position.  The Team protects public and animal health through science and risk based decision making in the evaluation of animal biotechnology and cell-based products that may benefit and improve the practice of both veterinary and human medicine.  Specifically, you will provide support to the Team by conducting review of scientific and/or regulatory information/activities that are aligned with laws, regulations, policies and regulatory programs.  You will also prepare documents concerning scientific or regulatory issues, findings, conclusions, or proposed solutions.  This position will be filled through FDA’s Staff Fellowship program.  The appointment is up to 2 years with opportunity for renewal.

Applicants should have a Master’s degree and research experience in biotechnology related disciplines such as genetics, genomics, biochemistry, or cellular biology that included assessing and performing analyses of scientific data and/or information and reviewing and evaluating scientific data and preparing reports on scientific/technical study findings. 

ONADE offers many benefits and operates in a hoteling work environment.  Hoteling is an arrangement where employees reserve non-dedicated, non-permanent workspace at the Rockville duty station on an as-needed basis and as required (when in person attendance is deemed important and regardless of need, no less than 2 days per pay period).  Applicants should be located in, or willing to relocate to, the greater Washington DC area.  ONADE provides the basic technology (e.g., laptop, monitors, webcam) needed to effectively work in the Rockville office and in a teleworking location. Hoteling, along with a strong telework program and strong electronic communication and workflow tools, affords employees in ONADE the flexibility to balance work/life demands while contributing to our high performing organization.

The position is located in Rockville, Maryland and is available immediately. The position will be filled at the GS-9 equivalent level at a salary of $56,233 to $73,105 based on experience and education.   Further qualification requirement information can be found at the following link: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0400/general-natural-resources-management-and-biological-sciences-series-0401

The vacancy announcement will close May 31, 2018.  **Applications will be reviewed and interviews will be scheduled on a first come, first serve basis.**

Please submit your letter of interest, resume, and transcripts to: CVMOpportunities@fda.hhs.gov with the subject line of “ABCTT Biologist-2018 ”.  Questions may also be directed to the CVM Opportunities mailbox.

FDA is an equal opportunity employer and is a smoke-free environment.


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Bioinformatics-Staff Fellow

Date Posted:
4/25/2018

FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine

MD

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), Office of New Animal Drug Evaluation (ONADE), Animal Bioengineering and Cellular Therapies Team is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Interdisciplinary Scientist (Bioinformatics).  The Animal Bioengineering and Cellular Therapies Team protects public and animal health through science-based, risk based decision making in the evaluation of animal biotechnology products that may benefit and improve the practice of both veterinary and human medicine.  

As an Interdisciplinary Scientist (Bioinformatics), you will evaluate data and information related to the molecular characterization of genetic alterations to animals.  In this role, you will have a significant impact on the development and approval of these FDA-regulated articles that may benefit and improve the practice of both veterinary and human medicine.  Specifically, you will provide expertise in the review of genomic sequencing data supporting the approval of animal biotechnology products, including but not limited to, molecular characterization of animal biotechnology, such as genetic alterations to animals, and data provided in support of the safety and efficacy of these products. You will assist in development of new regulatory policies designed to address new challenges brought forth by the latest developments in the animal biotechnology field. You will also work closely with developers of animal biotechnology products to guide them through the unique approval process associated with these products, including extensive interactions early in the development of their product and provide expertise on scientific questions and policy decisions related to the evaluation of these products. This position will be filled through FDA’s Staff Fellowship program.  The appointment is up to 2 years with opportunity for renewal.

Applicants should have experience in the evaluation and analysis of next generation sequencing data or large sequence analyses or datasets submitted in support of animal biotechnology products such as genetic alterations to animals achieved through  genome editing, genetic engineering, and gene drive technologies; evaluating the safety and/or effectiveness of animal biotechnology; evaluating the characterization of these products; and evaluating current guidelines and policies for relevance to the animal biotechnology field. 

ONADE offers many benefits and operates in a hoteling work environment.  Hoteling is an arrangement where employees reserve non-dedicated, non-permanent workspace at the Rockville duty station on an as-needed basis and as required (when in person attendance is deemed important and regardless of need, no less than 2 days per pay period).  Applicants should be located in, or willing to relocate to, the greater Washington DC area.  ONADE provides the basic technology (e.g., laptop, monitors, webcam) needed to effectively work in the Rockville office and in a teleworking location. Hoteling, along with a strong telework program and strong electronic communication and workflow tools, affords employees in ONADE the flexibility to balance work/life demands while contributing to our high performing organization.

The position is located in Rockville, Maryland and is available immediately. The position can be filled at the GS-12 or GS-13 equivalent level based on experience and education.  The salary range for the GS-12 equivalent level is $81,548 to $106,012 and for the GS-13 equivalent is $96,970 to $126,062.  Further qualification requirement information can be found at the following link: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/

The vacancy announcement will close June 30, 2018.  **Applications will be reviewed and interviews will be scheduled on a first come, first serve basis.**

Please submit your letter of interest, resume, and transcripts to: CVMOpportunities@fda.hhs.gov with the subject line of “Bioinformatics ABCTT”.  Questions may also be directed to the CVM Opportunities mailbox.


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Han Lab - Computational Genetics

Date Posted:
4/23/2018

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

MD

A postdoc position is now available to work with Dr. Shizhong Han, Associate Professor, in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins.

Research in Dr. Han’s lab has been focused on investigating the genetic basis of psychiatric disorders, especially alcoholism and substance abuse. Another research focus is on developing statistical genetic approaches and computational tools that will facilitate the effort to identify disease susceptibility genes more broadly.

The candidate is expected to work with Dr. Han to develop and apply machine learning and network-based approaches to risk gene identification, disease risk prediction, and drug discovery for psychiatric disorders. Candidates with a doctoral degree in human genetics, bioinformatics, or other fields with strong quantitative skills (e.g., biostatistics, statistics, or computer science) will be considered.

Strong programing skills in Perl/Python and R are essential. Experiences with large-scale genetic or genomic datasets are necessary. Experiences with network-based approach or machine learning are a plus. The candidates need to be highly motivated, excellent in academic writing, and able to work well in a collaborative environment.

The successful candidate will receive intensive training on projects tailored to his/her research interests and experiences. The successful candidate will be encouraged to present research work in national and international meetings, and be supported for professional development.

Interested applicants should send curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and contact information for three references to Shizhong Han at shan67@jhmi.edu

 


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Lead Engineer, Tissue Engineering

Date Posted:
4/23/2018

DomiCELL

MD

Lead Engineer, Tissue Engineering
DomiCELL “The Implantable Bioreactor Company”
Baltimore, MD

Overview

Domicell is a regenerative medicine startup, developing technology from the Johns Hopkins
University School of Medicine, and taking it from the lab to patients’ bedside. Domicell’s Stem
Cell Implantable Bioreactor (SCIB) is a platform for the in vivo production and delivery of stem
cell therapeutic factors that overcomes the limitations of conventional delivery of the benefits of
cell therapy for cardiovascular disease. Domicell is located in the FastForward accelerator, the
innovation hub of the Johns Hopkins medical campus.

Responsibilities

We are seeking an experienced and motivated Lead Engineer in tissue engineering to join our
multidisciplinary team of researchers, engineers, and cardiologists, to lead the research and
development of the clinical-grade implantable bioreactor (SCIB) through pre-clinical testing. The
successful candidate will be knowledgeable, innovative, enthusiastic, collaborative, and dedicated.
We offer a partnership atmosphere that fosters creation, innovation, and individual contributions
within a team environment.

Summary of Primary Responsibilities

  • Design and execute development plan for the clinical-grade SCIB
  • Develop and implement recommendations for device modifications
  • Design and optimize experimental protocols, testing criteria, and analytical methods
  • Execute experiments, analyze and interpret results in the context of the project goals for
    dissemination to internal team, external stakeholders (investors, R&D partners, granting
    agencies)
  • Assist in developing grant and funding applications
  • Develop and maintain relationships with potential manufacturing partners and vendors

Desired Qualifications

  •  Ph.D. in a biological science or bioengineering discipline, with extensive experience in
    tissue engineering and cell biology (ideally stem cells); experience with biomaterials is a
    plus
  • Track record of successful collaborations in multidisciplinary teams, leveraging knowledge
    across fields. Experience integrating business, market, and regulatory considerations into
    optimal product research and development
  • An entrepreneurial spirit, fluent in problem solving - oriented to practical solution-finding,
    open minded and able to understand, appreciate, and evaluate others’ ideas as well as his
    or her own
  • Comfortable operating in an exciting and dynamic start-up environment, and navigating its
    business processes: investors, company governance (Board, scientific advisors, etc.),
    professional services (legal, finance, expert consulting, etc.), IP development and
    management, etc.
  • A people leader who understands how to set expectations, coach, inspire, and mentor
    others. Empathetic and trustworthy partner who elicits the best in collaborators.
  • Successful with granting agencies and experience with private investors is a plus
  • Well-developed organizational, time-management, and oral and written communication
    skills are required


Contact Information
Monica Tanase-Coles / monica.tanasecoles@gmail.com
Chao-Wei Hwang / chwang7@jhmi.edu


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Faculty Positions in Molecular Epidemiology

Date Posted:
4/23/2018

Thomas Jefferson University

PA

Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson

Faculty Positions in Molecular Epidemiology

 The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC) at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is pleased to announce faculty positions in the area of Molecular Epidemiology in Cancer.  This is an open-rank position, seeking epidemiologists with expertise in genetics, genomics, epigenetics, gene-environment interactions, and genetic risk assessment.  Experience in combining genomic/genetic information, patient electronic health records, and population-based research data to address health disparities is desirable.   Selected candidates will have the opportunity to work collaboratively across multiple scientific and clinical oncology disciplines. 

Recruited faculty will be provided competitive start-up funds, salary, and modern facilities, along with administrative and infrastructure support.  Successful candidates will be provided access to cancer registries, Precision Medicine Exchange Consortium (PMEC), and various types of cancer biorepositories that exist within the cancer center.  There are a number of cancer center investigators who have experience in genetic/molecular epidemiology, biomarkers, next-generation sequencing, liquid biopsy, single-cell analyses, etc.  

Minimum Qualifications: 1). PhD in epidemiology or related field; 2). Postdoctoral training in molecular or genetic epidemiology; 3). Track record of scholarly achievement, including peer-reviewed funding and high-quality publications focused on cancer; and 4). Eligibility to work in the United States. 

The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC) is an NCI-designated consortium cancer center that includes researchers from Thomas Jefferson University and Drexel University.  The SKCC has developed a unique transdisciplinary integrated population science resource to promote interactions among basic, clinical, and population scientists in the conduct of team science.  The SKCC at Jefferson is located in the heart of Philadelphia with an abundance of opportunities for professional and social interactions in a vibrant urban cultural science.  Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.

Inquiries and expressions of interest should be directed to:

Richard Phalunas, EdD, President/CEO

rphalunas@thebrookegroup.us / (304) 594-1890

 


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CPRIT TRIUMPH Postdoctoral Fellowship in Translational Cancer Research

Date Posted:
4/23/2018

MD Anderson Cancer Center

TX

Program Description:

The Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) TRIUMPH Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is a post-doctoral program providing unique training in clinical and translational research. The immediate goal of our program is to recruit talented, productive, well-trained PhDs and train them through didactic course work as well as clinical rotations and a unique mentorship to pursue clinical and/or translational research.  A long-term goal of this program is to produce scientists who can be paired with suitable physician scientists to co-PI a research laboratory. 

This is a three-year training program. First year postdoctoral fellows participate in a series of didactic clinical course work offered at the MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School (GSBS), MD Anderson Cancer Center, or the UTHealth McGovern School of Medicine and strategically matched clinical rotations, while pursuing research in a basic or translational research laboratory. Second and third year fellows are co-mentored by a basic science/translational scientist mentor and a physician/clinical scientist mentor on clinical/translational research projects. The TRIUMPH postdoc will obtain a certificate upon successful completion of the program. The expectation for our post-docs is that by the end of their 3-year training, they will have first authored at least 2 papers in high impact journals. Our multidisciplinary training program will award a certificate upon completion. 

Now accepting applications:

MD Anderson Cancer Center is currently accepting applications for the CPRIT TRIUMPH Postdoctoral Fellowship in Translational Cancer Research. This three-year fellowship provides basic, translational, and clinical training and aims to further develop talented PhD or MD/PhDs into successful clinical/translational research scientists. Applications are reviewed quarterly with 2018 due dates of March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31. Additional information regarding eligibility, application process, and our program is found at www.mdanderson.org/CPRITTRIUMPH. Please contact Dr. Kari Brewer Savannah, Program Manager, with any questions at ksavannah@mdanderson.org.

Learn more at ,www.mdanderson.org/CPRITTRIUMPH


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