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6786| The Hospital For Sick Children, M5G0A4| Postdoctoral Fellow in Early Embryo Development| The laboratory of Dr. Janet Rossant is currently seeking outstanding young scientists to join our research group as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. The Rossant lab has a long history of investigating the mechanism of cell fate decisions in the early mouse embryo and their application to the maintenance and differentiation of embryo-derived stem cells. Our current research combines tools of molecular genetics, live imaging, proteomics and single cells expression analysis to explore the fundamental aspects of lineage development.

Utilizing various embryo derived stem cell types we hope to gain a better understanding of normal embryo development and how this applies to human pluripotent and the totipotent cell state. This work can then translate into improved reproductive technologies, and novel stem cell-derived therapies for human disease. We are also applying our developmental knowledge to the differentiations of human iPS cells into cell types suitable for exploring new aspects of regenerative medicine.

A postdoctoral project in our research group will involve utilizing various molecular and imaging tools to study early embryo development. Specifically we are looking for individuals interested in studies of polarity, patterning and/or morphogenesis of the developing embryo. These studies include but are not limited to; analyzing the role of biophysical interactions by manipulation of tensile forces in the embryo and isolation of blastomeres to study the dynamics of physical forces during morphogenesis.

Another potential avenue of research involves exploring the relationship between zygotic genome activation and pluripotency. We will explore the relationship between zygotic genome activation at the 2-cell stage and later activation of the lineage specifiers of the pluripotent and trophectoderm fate. We will use high content cell-based screens in ES cells with small molecule inhibitor or activator libraries targeting pathways identified by our studies of ZGA regulation and early lineage activation.

Other projects around these areas of research are also welcome.

Applicant Criteria:
• PhD with previous postgraduate training in cell biology, molecular biology, bioengineering, systems biology or a closely related field.
• Prior experience with stem cells, development, molecular genetics and/or bioinformatics would be an asset.
• Prior first author publications are highly desirable.
• Must be self-motivated, well-organized, highly independent, and willing to collaborate with other researchers.
• Excellent communication, written and interpersonal skills are mandatory.

A detailed CV with the names and contact information for at least three references should accompany the application.

This position is located in Toronto, Canada at The Hospital for Sick Children. SickKids is one of the largest and most respected paediatric healthcare centres in the world. As innovators in child health, we lead and partner to improve the health of children through the integration of healthcare, leading-edge research and education. SickKids is committed to ongoing learning and development, and features a caring and supportive work environment that combines exceptionally high standards of practice.

Interested candidates should please submit their CV via e-mail to Dr. Janet Rossant <[email protected]>. A curriculum vita including a short description of scientific achievements and future scientific endeavours is required.
6785| Division of Molecular Pathology, ICR, The Institute of Cancer Research| Postdoctoral Training Fellow – Image analysis (x2)| We seek two highly motivated Postdoctoral Training Fellows to join the Yuan lab at The Institute of Cancer Research, London (ICR) and work on the TRACERx project, the largest study of lung cancer evolution in a collaboration with Professor Charles Swanton at the Francis Crick Institute.

The main focus of the Yuan lab is to develop new ways of studying tumors by fusing histological image analysis, ecological statistics and bioinformatics ( Our aim is to understand how the microenvironment of cancer cells, such as the surrounding immune cells and stromal cells, helps or prevents cancer growth with ecological theories. Our work has changed the way we think of the microenvironment and its critical roles in different cancers by examining cancer cells in the spatial context of its microenvironment.

Together with the world-leading Swanton team and several major universities and hospitals in the UK, we aim to reveal the evolutionary dynamics of non-small cell lung cancer in this pioneering study tracking cancers from diagnosis to relapse. The successful candidates will lead the development of new histology image analysis tools to analyse histological slides generated in this study, alongside outstanding collaborators who will perform next-generation sequencing, imaging and immunology analysis. This exciting project will enable the discovery of new biomarkers predictive of treatment resistance and clinical innovations to change how we treat lung cancer.

The successful post holders will provide image analysis expertise for developing new tools to process histological images of lung cancers. They will enjoy the highly collaborative nature of this project, work closely with an excellent team of scientists in clinical science, biology and immunology. They will have the opportunities to learn about latest technologies and travel to conference, excel in coordinating between programming and explore new research areas in medicine.

ICR were ranked first in the Times Higher Education league table of UK university research quality from the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) for our high impact publications. We are world leaders in identifying cancer genes, discovering cancer drugs and developing precision radiotherapy. Together with our hospital partner The Royal Marsden, we are rated in the top four centres for cancer research and treatment worldwide. Our Cancer Research UK Cancer Therapeutics Unit is the largest academic cancer drug discovery and development group worldwide. We discover more new cancer drugs than any other academic centre in the world.

Applicants must hold a PhD in Computer Science, Systems Biology, Engineering, Ecology or Statistics. Knowledge/experience in histological / pathological image analysis is highly desirable but not essential.

Appointment will be on a Fixed Term Contract for 3 years, with a starting salary in the range of £29,960 to £42,820 p.a. inclusive, depending on postdoctoral experience. The expected start date is 1 January 2017 with certain flexibility. The successful candidate will be based in Sutton, Surrey.

To apply, please upload your CV and covering letter (including the names and contact details of two referees) online.

Job reference number 1576897.

Closing date: 15 September 2016
6772| Newcastle University, Institute of Cellular Medicine| MRF Research Associate| Salary scale: £28,982 - £35,609 (rising to £37,768)

Closing date: 2nd September 2016

You will study the role of glucose homeostasis in the pathogenesis of cystic fibrosis lung disease working as part of a prestigious Medical Research Foundation/MRC Project in collaboration with a major European Pharma partner. The innovative project will be led by Dr James Garnett and Dr Chris Ward and combines complex primary human airway epithelia-phagocyte-bacteria cell co-cultures with cutting-edge techniques. You will investigate a neglected area of airway homeostasis and disease with potential novel therapeutic avenues and be offered the chance to gain experience at a leading international European centre in CF, and to work with industry in new models of cystic fibrosis airways disease.

You will hold a relevant PhD, ideally in immunology, airway inflammation/infection/fibrosis and epithelial cell biology. You will be highly motivated, enthusiastic and bring individual skills and insights to the research.

The post will involve collaboration with an Industrial partner with possible visits to Germany. You will be joining a dynamic and expanding strand of cystic fibrosis research that is embedded within a highly respected and established respiratory medicine group in the Institute of Cellular Medicine.

This post is tenable for 3 years. For further information or an informal discussion please contact Dr Chris Ward ([email protected]) or Dr James Garnett ([email protected])

To apply on line please visit quoting Job reference A42650R

The Institute of Cellular Medicine is committed to supporting equality and diversity for all staff and students. The Institute holds a silver Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers. We are also a member of the Euraxess network.
1037292| Swisslinx| Cognitive Data Scientist (m/f)|

Cognitive Data Scientist (m/f)

About our client

Our client is world-wide known insurance company based in Zurich.

On behalf of our client, Swisslinx is currently looking for a Cognitive Data Scientist. It is a permanent position based in Zurich.

This is a great opportunity to join the Cognitive Computing team that is being built from scratch and perform the role of Data Scientist who will contribute in accelerating the deployment and improvement of Cognitive Services and become an expert in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cognitive Computing and Deep Learning.

Your mission

- Using advanced Cognitive Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep Learning methods to meet business needs - apply analytical cognitive methods and implement advanced algorithms to build data products that streamline the process from data collection to insight generation

- Provide your contribution and creative ideas to design and develop solutions to create data-driven and innovative business - foster new data-driven approaches to generate business insight in order to address unanswered business problems

- Improve existing cognitive products and services to improve business value and service quality

- Validate, interpret and present data findings to both an expert and non-expert audience

- Evaluate new tools for integration in existing and new solutions

- Build sustainable relationship with key business and IT stakeholders to become a trusted partner for the field of Cognitive Computing, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Your background

- Deep background in one/combination of the following domains: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cognitive Computing, Deep Learning, Deep Neural Networks, Computational Linguistics, Image Processing, Text Mining, Natural Language Processing

- PhD degree from top academic institution (Master Degree with 3+ years of working experience) in a relevant discipline

- Modelling or algorithmic perspective combined with implementation approach

- Strong analytical and conceptual skills

- Experience working with transactional, text, speech and behavioral data using analytic, Scripting and visualization tools

- Advanced experience with statistical software such as R or Matlab

- Experience with at least one programming language such as Python, Java or Scala

- Experience working on distributed computational infrastructure (eg Spark)

- Familiarity with Big Data concepts, approaches and tools

- Fluency in English, other languages are considered as a plus

- Quality and details-focused approach

- Can-do attitude

What's on offer

- Work for a world-wide known insurance company

- Being part of an agile data scientist team

- International, interdisciplinary and multi-cultural working environment

- Being up-to-date with advanced research results in the field, open source software, promising startups technologies

- be part of the most innovative initiatives on the market world-wide

If you think of yourself as a highly motivated, ambitious person, please apply via email: (see below) . For further information, do not hesitate to contact us.

6787| Science and Technology Facilities Council| Data Scientist| Data Scientist
STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell, Oxfordshire
(D/E - £29,900 - £43,164 (dependent upon qualifications and experience)
Fixed Term (2 Years)

About Us
The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is a publicly funded organisation responsible for supporting, co-ordinating and promoting research, innovation and skills development. Our uniqueness lies in the breadth of our remit and the sheer diversity of our portfolio, as we harness our world-leading expertise, facilities and resources to drive science and technology forward.

STFC’s Central Laser Facility (CLF) provides scientists from the UK and Europe with an unparalleled range of state-of-the-art laser technology.

About the role
The CLF’s OCTOPUS Facility is a pioneering new concept in biomedical research which rallies expertise, techniques and infrastructure to generate and exploit data for understanding biological processes at the molecular level from cells to single molecules.

We have an opportunity for an experienced Scientific Programmer/Researcher to fill the role of Data Scientist developing algorithms and software for effective exploitation of OCTOPUS biological imaging data. You will join the multidisciplinary OCTOPUS team which has strong collaborations with astronomers and engineers at Cambridge University and cancer biologists at King's College London. The successful candidate will play a leading role in developing and applying new algorithms and software critical to the exploitation of OCTOPUS single molecule microscopy data. They will be a core member of a research team focussed on key cancer research challenges and the application of these methods to other fields through the OCTOPUS facility user programmes.

Typical duties will include:
• development, implementation, testing and delivery of algorithms, software and methodologies for a variety of OCTOPUS experimental end-to-end workflows including single molecule tracking and super resolution methods
• development of methods to automate key workflows increasing throughput and potential for translation of methods to the clinic
• providing data analysis expertise as a key member of multidisciplinary research teams
• supporting OCTOPUS scientists with exploitation of their data, and capturing their requirements for future improvements to capabilities
• effective data management

The Data Scientist will disseminate their work through publications in scientific journals and presentations at conferences.

There will be a requirement for occasional travel, including internationally.

About you
You will hold a PhD or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline.

You should have extensive experience in scientific software/algorithm development in C++ and/or Python, including development and application of quantitative image/data analysis algorithms and a thorough understanding of statistical methods.

You will have experience of the Linux development environment and be familiar with best practice for robust software development.

Further experience in some of the following areas would be an advantage:
• machine learning methods and data mining
• high performance computing, parallelisation and GPU computation
• algorithm optimisation
• Bayesian analysis
• biological imaging
• scientific research in a multidisciplinary environment
• management and storage of scientific data

Candidates should be self-motivated, confident to challenge colleagues on technical issues, and demonstrate good communication skills to work with both scientific peers and non-specialists.

We have a strong emphasis on training and a commitment to continued professional development.

An excellent index linked pension scheme, 30 days leave allowance and flexi-time are offered. Full details of offered benefits can be found on STFC’s careers pages. A relocation allowance may also be available where applicable.

Applications are handled by UK SBS; to apply please visit our job board at

Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on 01793 867000.

The closing date for applications is Monday 29 August 2016 and interviews will be held at our site on Thursday 15th September 2016. For further details of the post please contact Daniel Rolfe, [email protected]
1037289| WA Consultants| Hybrid and Powertrain Project Engineer - Research&Development|

About the Role

  • To develop and deliver interface proposals for Advanced Powertrain and Hybrid Research projects.
  • To include creation of any necessary virtual or physical demonstrators and organisation of any user studies required to select and/or validate proposals.
  • Provide expertise on Human Factors and to take responsibility for completion of associated TCDS deliverables.
  • Manage the human factors implications of milestone projects for Advanced Powertrain and Hybrid projects.
  • Provide support to the mainstream departments and attribute teams in the handover of projects post.
  • Provide continuous benchmarking of solutions to support Mega Project focus.

This role will work within the Research Team reporting directly to the HMI Technical Specialist and coordinating with Advanced Powertrain and Hybrid teams and the other human factors specialists from within Research.

Skills Required:

  • Knowledge of the human factors implications for Human Machine Interface design is essential.
  • An understanding of the issues relating to the use of these technologies within the vehicle is essential as well as experience in developing interface proposals from initial concept & principles into a final product.
  • Good project management skills, excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team are required as well as the ability to produce clear technical documentation is also required.

Education Required:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Ergonomics, Human Factors, Psychology or similar field

Experience Preferred:

  • Experience of working in the automotive industry or similar within a research or advanced product development environment is desirable but not essential.
  • Familiarity with premium automotive sector, products and features and technology used in the HMI area.
  • Computer literate, enthusiastic, forward looking, lateral thinker with proven creative, research and innovation skills in the field of technology.
  • Masters/PhD desirable but not essential
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work in cross functional teams.

This role is based at the University of Warick

WA Consultants is an Employment Business and an Employment Agency as described within The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003.

6803| Imperial College London, Department of Chemistry| Research Associate in Nanoscale Charge Transport and Thermoelectrics| We are seeking a high-quality synthetic (inorganic/organic) chemist to be involved in the Quantum-Interference Enhanced Thermoelectrics (QUIET) project. The latter is a joint project between the Albrecht, Cohen and Long Groups at Imperial College and the Lambert Group at Lancaster University. It aims at the synthesis and characterisation of new molecules and their thermoelectric properties, as well as their theoretical description, at the single- and many-molecule levels. Particular focus is on molecules towards the electric and thermal transport measurements using (electrochemical) Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy (STM) in graphene-based nanojunctions.
1037297| JM Group| Java Technology Specialist|

Global Financial Services Provider is hiring for a Technology Specialist to be based in Luxembourg. Salary is paying between E60K - E95K.

You will act as a contact for journalists and analysts and take part in forum discussions and blogs for promotion purposes. You will present and position my client's products in relevant media outlets, or with customers and potential clients and partners and will be the main point of contact for product-related issues using PrimeFaces, Spring, Hibernate, Apps, etc. You will also be able to present technical papers and create webcasts or podcasts. Technologies include Java, J2EE, JSP, JSF, Groovy, WebServices, IDE, Maven, TestNG, JMeter, SoapUI, etc. Must be a fluent German-speaker for this role, and hold a degree in Informatics or Business Informatics, PhD would be preferred.

Please apply for immediate interview.

The JM Group is operating and advertising as an Employment Agency for permanent positions and as an Employment Business for interim/contract/temporary positions. The JM Group is an Equal Opportunities employer and we encourage applicants from all backgrounds.

6797| Division of Structural Biology, ICR, The Institute of Cancer Research| Postdoctoral Training Fellow in Cell Biology - Vannini Group| The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. We provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, laying the foundation for the now universally accepted idea that cancer is a genetic disease. Today, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) leads the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment. Under the leadership of our Chief Executive, Professor Paul Workman FMedSci, the ICR is ranked as the UK’s leading academic research centre. Together with our partner The Royal Marsden, we are rated in the top four cancer centres globally. The ICR is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best minds in the world to join us in our mission – to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.

Following a six-year Programme Foundation Award from Cancer Research UK and an EMBO Young Investigator Award, a postdoctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Alessandro Vannini. We are looking for highly motivated and creative Postdoctoral Training Fellow with a strong interest in cancer biology. We currently combine structural biology techniques with as functional analysis in vitro and in vivo, to elucidate the role of the RNA Polymerase III transcription apparatus in cancer.

This is an ideal opportunity for a committed and enthusiastic scientist to join a dynamic research team with excellent collaborators and facilities. The Postdoctoral Training Fellow will work independently and will have the opportunity to supervise a higher scientific officer in order to establish a comprehensive research plan aimed at uncovering RNA Polymerase III role in cancer and exploit its therapeutic potential (see for example “Gouge et al., Cell 2015”).

You should possess a PhD (or equivalent) in cell biology or related disciplines and have experience with one or more the following techniques: functional genomics via next generation sequencing, chromosome conformation capture (3C) based methods, genome editing with CRISPR, 3D cell culture and tissue culture/engineering. We are particularly seeking candidates with a background in any of the following disciplines: gene transcription, epigenetics or DNA damage and repair.

Appointment will be on Fixed Term Contract for 3 years in the first instance. The full salary scale for the post is in the range of £29,960 to £42,820 p.a. inclusive. Starting salary will be based on previous postdoctoral experience and relevance of skills.

Informal enquiries are welcome and can be made to Dr Alessandro Vannini ([email protected]). Please note, this address is for enquiries only and you should not send your application to this email address.

To apply please upload your CV and covering letter (addressing with specific examples how you meet the person specification and including the names and contact details of two referees) online.
6781| Imperial College London, Department of Mechanical Engineering| Research Associate in the Medical Engineering Group| Salary in the range: £36,070- £43,350 per annum*

Fixed-term appointment available for up to 3.5 years in the first instance

The Medical Engineering Group wishes to appoint a Research Associate to conduct research into Image Guides Surgery to treat brain cancer at Imperial College London.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering was awarded a prestigious €8.3M Research and Innovation Action (RIA) on robotic assisted neurosurgical drug delivery. The Imperial team, headed by Dr Rodriguez y Baena, will coordinate the project, codenamed EDEN2020 (, which will also benefits from strong industrial presence (Renishaw plc and XoGraph ltd.), a 1st class clinical team in Italy (Politecnico di Milano, San Raffaele and the Univerista’ di Milano), and the involvement of leading experts in intra-operative imaging (Technical Univeristy of Munich) and shape sensing (Universitair Medisch Centrum Groningen). The Research Assistant or Associate will be responsible for the research, development and integration of a complex intraoperative drug delivery system, involving ultrasound based image acquisition, robotic needle steering, and patient-specific brain modelling. A close collaboration with Dr Daniele Dini, Prof Berend van Wachem and Prof Andrea Falini, who lead on the development of advanced computational models of brain deformation and drug diffusion and their links to patient imaging, will be key to this role.

The role will focus on different aspects of software development within an existing team of research students and post-docs in the Mechatronics in Medicine Laboratory (, in collaboration with the Thermofluids and Applied Mechanics divisions. A PhD or equivalent in an area applicable to the research subject, e.g. Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Engineering or Biomedical Engineering, is highly desirable. You should be motivated to pursue interdisciplinary research and have experience, as evidenced by published output, with computational software development, focussing on parallel computing, preferably linked to computational mechanics and soft tissue studies. Experience in the development of computational algorithms and medical image processing is desirable. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a very strong disposition towards applied science. Good English communication skills are essential.

Informal e-mail enquiries may be made to Dr Ferdinando Rodriquez y Baena at f.rodriguez@ or +44(0) 20 7594 7046.

Our preferred method of application is online via our website. Please click ‘apply’ below or go to (Select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed quoting reference number EN20160293SA, YOU MUST SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FORM FOR OUR POSTS ALONG WITH A CV, IF YOU DO NOT FILL IN AN APPLICATION FORM, YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
Alternatively, if you are unable to apply online, please email Ms C Soulal, Academic Administrator at: [email protected] to request an application form.
*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistants within the salary range £30,160 - £33,370 per annum

The closing date is 15th September 2016

Imperial Managers lead by example.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity. We are also an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Two Ticks Employer, and are working in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people
6776| North West Doctoral Training Centre| North West Doctoral Training Centre Global Challenges Research Fund Postdoctoral Fellowships| The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the North West Doctoral Training Centre (NWDTC) are pleased to announce a call for Postdoctoral Fellowships as part of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

The ESRC GCRF Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme provides a career development opportunity for those at a relatively early stage of their academic career who can demonstrate great potential in social science research, with an international development focus. These awards form a key part of ESRC’s strategy to achieve the aims of GCRF and to promote excellence in UK social science capacity-building.

The NWDTC is one of five Doctoral Training Centres who have been invited to administer a one year ESRC GCRF Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme. The NWDTC were chosen as partners due to their longstanding commitment to supporting postgraduate training with an international development focus, and due to demonstrable research strength in this area.

For more information, including details of how to apply, please see our website:


Please note that this opportunity is only open to candidates who undertook their PhD at the NWDTC (Lancaster University, University of Liverpool or University of Manchester).

At the time of application, applicants must either have a PhD or have passed their viva voce with only minor corrections.

The awards are restricted to those with no more than three years active postdoctoral experience at the start date of the award.
1037304| Claremont Consulting Ltd| Data Scientist (Cyber Risk Modeler)|

Data Scientist (Risk Modeler) - London - Salary negotiable.

I'm looking for a Data Scientist for a key client of mine that works within capital markets.

Key Responsibilities & Deliverables:

The successful applicant will assemble and use large and complex datasets to extract and manipulate data during the development of sophisticated risk models.
S/he will use various modelling techniques to quantify the impact of cyber risks to organisations. In addition, s/he will be expected to contribute to team discussions on development of cyber modelling methods.

The objectives during the first several months include:

*Understand data sources of cyber threat incidents and assess their quality and quantity
*Collect, cleanse, and organize relevant data sets (ie ETL)
*Apply appropriate modelling methodologies to extract conclusions on identity, taxonomy, frequency, and severity of cyber threats
*Establish iterative workloads for efficient and scalable ETL and modelling
Due to the dynamic nature of cyber risk, a significant responsibility will be to assist in the growth of the team by understanding the cyber risk landscape and be able to identify trends and needs in which our efforts will require expansion.

*PhD/MSc degree in a relevant subject, applied mathematics, computer science, data sciences, statistics, actuarial science, engineering, or physical sciences.
*Strong mathematical foundation with particular focus on mathematical statistics and probability.
*Demonstrated success in developing sophisticated models using advanced mathematics, statistics, or data science in academic or industry environments.
*Strong ability in modelling languages such as R or Python.
*Previous experience in 1) cyber risk assessment and analysis, and 2) modelling economic impacts of disasters.

*Knowledge and experience with advanced methods of actuarial modelling.
*Experience in Bayesian data analysis, including familiarity with machine learning.
*Strong user skills in a Linux/Unix environment.
*Familiarity and interest in big data relational databases like Apache Spark SQL.
*Driven and committed, demonstrating initiative and self-motivation.

Look forward to receiving your application and please provide me with your salary expectations.

1037280| Michael Bailey Associates - Zurich| Scientist, Contract, Switzerland|

In this position you are responsible for on time implementation of new analytical methods (eg RP-, SE-, and Ion chromatography, ELISA, Western Blot and gel based techniques) within the QC laboratories and you act as interface with other departments and functions according to business requirements. As a scientific expert in Quality Control department you are responsible for planning, coordination and evaluation of related project work and you are extensively involved in the transfer and validation of analytical methods. You are also familiar with equipment qualification and CSV activities. You will profit from your scientific background and analytical mindset for reporting, analysis and interpretation of obtained results, including writing scientifically sound technical documents, instructions, protocols and reports. In addition, you are experienced to work in a GMP regulated environment and your easy-going nature will allow you to deliver to agreed timelines. Your team spirit will allow you to integrate into the team and ideally you have experience in supervising the work of laboratory technicians.

Start Date: 1st Sep 2016

End Date: 31st May 2016

Location: Bern

Language: English and German


  • Implementation of new analytical methods including method validation, equipment qualification and CSV activities
  • Interface with the other QC teams and other departments and functions
  • Writing scientifically sound technical documents, instructions, protocols and reports
  • Provide laboratory technicians with training and supervise problem solving and execution of laboratory investigation
  • Management and execution of analytical methods life cycle activities (for IPC, release, stability, monitoring testing)
  • Take over deputy activities for the QC Analytics Team Leader


  • BSc, Master or PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry or a related field with an analytical background and a minimum of 5 years of professional experience in pharma, biotech or vaccine industry
  • Extensive experience in analytical method transfer and method validation, CSV and equipment qualification
  • In-depth knowledge/hands-on experience with an extensive range of analytical technologies and bioassays (HPLC, IC, GC, IEF, SDS-PAGE, ELISA)
  • Familiar with all aspects of compendial testing and related industry guidelines
  • Excellent knowledge and experience in GMP
  • Demonstrate innovative spirit, strong interpersonal and leadership skills and project management
  • Ability to work in an dynamic environment according to tight and challenging timelines
  • Flexible team player with the ability and willingness to deputies for the team leader
  • Business fluent in German and English

We welcome applications of consultants' who match most of the above requirements and are available on a short notice. There is a competitive Hourly rate available for the contract; alternative market rates are also welcome.

We hope the role will be of interest to you and understand that further information may be required before making an application to the end client, please feel free to send either your full name, contact details or a complete CV via this website and I will endeavour to get back to you with further information on the role and answer any questions you may have.

Key Words: Scientist, Laboratory technicians, bioassays, HPLC, ELISA, GMP, CSV activities, German, English, Pharmaceutical, Switzerland

Kind regards,

Serena Edith Alpi

Michael Bailey Associates

Job code: 111569

Michael Bailey International is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

1037298| iET SA| IT Developer/BA - Web Interfaces/Data Analytics (3960)|

For a project at our client, an international banking company in Zurich, we are looking for an experienced

IT Developer/BA - Web Interfaces/Data Analytics (3960)

Your Qualifications:

  • Strong Business Analyst with solid IT Developer background
  • Deep technical knowledge on web interfaces and data analytics
  • Very strong problem-solving skills
  • Grasp new areas very quickly
  • Mindset and ideally experience to build a product in a very quick manner (rapid prototyping)
  • Strong communicator in English

Your technical qualifications, ideally ticking most of the below boxes:

  • Strong data analytics experience and knowledge - ideally certified (eg Master/PhD/Udacity nanodegree/)
  • Hadoop/kafka
  • NoSQL - MongoDB/Cassandra
  • Samza/Spark/Storm
  • Java
  • WebServices
  • Machine Learning/Deep Learning experience and knowledge
  • Scala/Python

The goals of the role:

A web service that integrates a 3rd party with our client. Through this integration layer, the 3rd party will be able to request a number of services on a global level to do with anonymized data
A control room that oversees the data flowing through the afforementioned web service integration layer. This control room will enable our client to properly control and optimize the flow from a technical perspective as well as derive valuable business insights based on the data flowing through the integration layer.

Are you ready for a new challenge and immediately available? We look forward to receiving your application in MS-Word. For any questions, please contact.

6802| Medical Research Council, Toxicology Unit| Postdoctoral Scientist| Postdoctoral Scientist
MRC Toxicology Unit, Leicester
Fixed Term for 1 Year (subject to a further one year extension) funded by CRUK
Salary £28,935 to £33,567 per annum

The Medical Research Council Toxicology Unit, located at the University of Leicester, is an internationally renowned institution delivering field-changing mechanistic insights into toxicology and disease. The Unit is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and offers excellent opportunities for postdoctoral development. The Unit is expected to relocate to the University of Cambridge during 2019.

We are looking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Scientist to join the Role of RNA in the Response to Cellular Stress group led by Professor Martin Bushell and in collaboration with Dr John Le Quesne, to work on a project funded by CRUK to investigate the potential for targeting LARP1 for the treatment of cancer, particularly drug resistant cancers. For more information see

LARP1 is a recently identified component downstream of the mTOR signalling pathway and plays a critical role in controlling gene expression within this pathway. The post-holder, in collaboration with CRUK and Oxford University, will concentrate on the mechanistic aspects of how LARP1 controls gene expression and the factors required for this. We will also investigate how this process goes wrong in primary human tumours using in situ assays in tissue microarrays derived from primary human tumours. These combined approaches will direct us to identifying targetable factors within the LAPR1 control axis to initiate a drug discovery program with CRT.

You will have been awarded a PhD in a biological sciences subject, have extensive experience of working with RNA together with experience of cloning, tissue culture, western blotting, qPCR and immunofluorescence. You will be committed to working at a highly competitive level, able to communicate scientific ideas effectively and have published (or about to publish) in a peer-reviewed journal.

The MRC is a unique working environment where our researchers are rewarded by world class innovation and collaboration opportunities that the MRC name brings. Choosing to come to work at the MRC means that you will have access to a whole host of benefits from a final salary pension scheme and excellent holiday entitlement to access to employee shopping/travel discounts and salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme and childcare vouchers, as well as the chance to put the MRC on your CV in the future.

For full details of this post and to complete an online application, visit and upload your CV along with a covering letter stating why you are applying for this role. Please quote reference TOX 290.

Closing date for applications: 30 September 2016
6808| Medical Research Council, Laboratory of Molecular Biology| Postdoctoral Scientist - Neurobiology| Postdoctoral Scientist - Neurobiology
Starting Salary £27,729 to £30,486 per annum
Band Salary £27,084 to £32,324 per annum
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge UK

The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology is an internationally renowned Cambridge-based centre for fundamental biomedical research.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Scientist position in the group of Dr Ingo Greger to study AMPA-glutamate receptor-mediated synaptic plasticity. In collaboration with Prof. Ole Paulsen (Cambridge University) and Dr Jason Chin (MRC LMB) the project is aimed at elucidating AMPA receptor dynamics during synaptic plasticity using orthogonal chemistry, electrophysiology and super-resolution light microscopy techniques.

For this interdisciplinary project, candidates should have a PhD and good experience with electrophysiological recordings as well as imaging techniques. For further information please contact Dr I. Greger ([email protected]).

Successful applicants will be awarded a fixed term Career Development Fellowship/MRC Postdoctoral Training Scheme until 10 August 2019. The fellowship is a training and development position for a post-doctoral scientist who has recently completed their doctoral studies, or is moving into a new research discipline.

Working for the MRC provides a whole host of benefits including a final salary pension scheme, Benenden Healthcare membership and excellent holiday entitlement. You will also have access to employee shopping/travel discounts, on site sport and social facilities, as well as salary sacrifice cycle to work schemes and childcare vouchers.
For further information of the research undertaken at the LMB, please visit:

Informal enquires may be made to Dr I. Greger ([email protected]).

To apply and access full details of the vacancy please visit our job board at If you are unable to apply online please contact us at [email protected]

Closing date: 21 September 2016

Final appointments will be subject to a pre employment screening
The Medical Research Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer
6801| Medical Research Council, Laboratory of Molecular Biology| Research Support Manager/Research Support Officer – Structural Studies| Research Support Manager/Research Support Officer – Structural Studies
Starting Salary £27,355 to £43,520 per annum
Band Salary £27,355 to £53,486 per annum
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge UK

We are looking to recruit an experienced researcher or highly-skilled engineer for a role encompassing research, technical/methods development, and facility support. The successful candidate will undertake independent scientific/technical research into new and improved methods for cryo-electron tomography within the research group of John Briggs. The successful candidate will also implement, optimize and develop methods and instrumentation for cryo-electron tomography within the world-leading electron microscopy facility at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK.

The principal aim of John Briggs’ research group is the development and application of electron microscopy methods within a research programme aimed at structural and mechanistic studies of the assembly, maturation and fusion of enveloped viruses and coated vesicles. The principle aim of the EM facility is the development and application of electron cryomicroscopy and tomography in the context of Structural Biology.

The LMB moved into a new building in 2013. The EM facility at LMB includes two Titan Krios microscopes, Polara, Scios dual-beam, two 200kV FEG microscopes and 3 T12/Spirit microscopes. In addition, the EM facility has a suite of associated equipment for sample preparation. The Briggs group is relocating from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory to the LMB.

The successful candidates main duties will include: undertaking independent scientific research aimed at implementing, optimizing and developing new and existing methods for cryo-electron tomography and associated techniques; together with other members of the research group, applying improved methods to research fusion mechanisms of enveloped viruses and coated vesicles; supporting the provision of cryo-electron tomography services and equipment within the EM Facility.

Depending on experience, appointment will be made at MRC Band 3 or 4, for full job descriptions please visit our recruitment website. A relevant PhD degree or an equivalent level of technical experience, excellent communication skills, substantial technical expertise with electron microscopes, and the ability to independently carry out a scientific/technical experimental research programme, are essential.

Working for the MRC provides a whole host of benefits including a final salary pension scheme, Benenden Healthcare membership and excellent holiday entitlement. You will also have access to employee shopping/travel discounts, on site sport and social facilities, as well as salary sacrifice cycle to work schemes and childcare vouchers.
For further information of the research undertaken at the LMB, please visit:

To apply and access full details of the vacancy please visit our job board at If you are unable to apply online please contact us at [email protected]

Closing date: 18 September 2016.

Final appointments will be subject to a pre employment screening.
The Medical Research Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer, who participates in the Two Ticks Scheme.
6791| National Physics Laboratory| Scientist - Optical Frequency Metrology| Job Ref:

Job Title:
Scientist - Optical Frequency Metrology



£25,000 to £35,000 depending on experience

Closing date:
11th September 2016

Job Description

The UK's National Physical Laboratory (NPL) sits at the intersection between scientific discovery and real world application. One of the top three National Measurement Institutes (NMIs) in the world, we now have a regional presence and strategic relationships with Surrey and Strathclyde Universities. Our expertise and original research have benefited UK citizens and the UK economy for over a century.
This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated scientist to join NPL’s Time and Frequency group to work on optical frequency measurement techniques based on femtosecond combs. This expanding area of activity is an integral part of our research programme to develop the next generation of high accuracy optical atomic clocks based on laser-cooled trapped ions and atoms, which are expected to contribute to a future change in the definition of the second.

Current research activities include the development and optimisation of a continuously operating universal synthesizer based on a femtosecond comb referenced to a state-of-the-art ultrastable laser system. This new laser system will be a central reference point for NPL’s optical clocks, providing high stability optical and microwave signals to probe the clock transitions as well as enabling the different clocks to be compared with the highest possible stability and accuracy. Such comparisons are not only critical to progress in frequency metrology, but can also lead to highly sensitive tests of fundamental physical theories.

The scientist will also play a key role in collaborative projects to compare NPL’s optical clocks with similar clocks being developed within other national measurement institutes, for example over European optical fibre networks or as part of the Atomic Clock Ensemble in Space (ACES) mission that is due to be launched in 2017.

We are also exploring the potential application of optical clocks to measure the Earth’s gravity potential with high spatial and temporal resolution.

The role will be based in Teddington, but some occasional travelling will be required.
The ideal candidate will be qualified to PhD level in physics, electronic engineering or a related subject, preferably with postdoctoral experience in a relevant field.

However graduates who can demonstrate relevant experience and the potential to carry out independent research will also be considered for the position.

Previous experience in ultrafast laser physics, laser stabilization, optical frequency metrology and electronic design (both analogue and digital) would be desirable, as would prior experience of working within international collaborations.
Further details about NPL’s research activities in these areas can be found at and
Based in a unique, purpose-built research environment, we are located in beautiful surroundings on the edge of Bushy Park, south-west London with a host of onsite facilities. These include a subsidised crèche, restaurant, free parking and our own sports and social club.

NPL Management Limited is committed to supporting its people to develop both personally and professionally and is committed to equal opportunities. NPL Management Limited is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and an Institute of Physics Project Juno Supporter.
6799| University of Oxford, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine| Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Cardiovascular Medicine| THIS IS A RE-ADVERTISEMENT. PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY.

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral research assistant to work under the supervision of Associate Professor Ellie Tzima to gain a mechanistic understanding of how the mechanical stimulus of blood flow impacts cardiovascular function. You will become part of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine based at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Oxford.
You will have a PhD/DPhil/MD in a relevant discipline and carry out independent research in Vascular Mechanotransduction. You will have experience in cell biology, molecular biology, tissue culture and microscopy as well as proven skills in murine microsurgery and, preferably, in vivo models of haemodynamics.

Your main duties will involve managing your own academic research activities as well as developing new scientific techniques and experimental protocols. Previous experience of contributing to publications and presentations is essential and you will provide guidance to less experienced members of the research group. You will need to be well organised, with excellent communication skills and capable of working in a multidisciplinary team as well as independently.

This full time appointment is available immediately. The project is funded by The Wellcome Trust and is fixed term for 3 years in the first instance.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online; you will be required to upload a supporting statement and a copy of your CV as part of your online application. To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and person specification, please click on the link below.

Only applications received before midday on Friday 16th September 2016 can be considered.

Interviews are anticipated to take place in the week commencing 3rd October 2016.

The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer
1037299| Provide Consulting Ltd| Computational Scientist|

Computational Scientist (Electromagnetics)

Do you want to be part of the world's most experienced magnet engineering group? Are you drawn to interesting challenges and problem solving exercises?

If this sounds like you and if you are excited about engineering, understanding how and why things work and want to be part of the solution to many of the World's ills then apply now! Through your involvement in the design and build of MRI scanners and Proton Therapy machines or by participating in frontier-crushing research through the provision of electromagnets for particle accelerators as well as many more exciting things in the pipeline - you could help make a difference.

A leading magnetics company in West Sussex are seeking a Computational Scientist to join them to develop and maintain magnetics design software, as well as to design electromagnets and coil systems using tools such as Opera3D or Ansys.

The successful Computational Scientist will need:
* Physics or Engineering background, ideally educated to PhD level
* Experience of programming in a scientific language such as Python, C, C++, Fortran, etc.

In addition to this an interest in amateur electronics or mechanics would be highly beneficial as there is always an opportunity to get hands-on with the technology!

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing company who are leaders in engineering and science, working on products that will change the world. They have a proven track record of designing, developing and building cutting edge technology for medical imaging, cancer therapy, atomic particle research and clean energy. A generous salary and benefits package awaits the successful applicant, and it could be you!

6817| University College London, Department of Chemistry| Research Associate in Computational Simulation of Cerebral Blood Flow| The appointment will be full time on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £33,686 - £40,716 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Applications are invited for a Research Associate to work with Professor Peter Coveney in the Department of Chemistry at University College London. The successful candidate will join a very active inter-disciplinary group in the Centre for Computational Science, and will work on the development and deployment of medical and clinical applications of the lattice-Boltzmann method for blood flow. This post is funded by the European Commission as part of the CompBioMed project, which is a user-driven Centre of Excellence in Computational Biomedicine, to nurture and promote the uptake and exploitation of high performance computing within the biomedical modelling community. The postholder will develop existing lattice-Boltzmann algorithms and codes (collectively known as “HemeLB”) for medical and clinical applications. The post is available for a period of 2 years in the first instance, and the appointment will start on 1st October 2016 or soon thereafter.

The successful candidate will have a PhD degree (or about to be awarded a PhD) in an area of the mathematical, physical, engineering and computer sciences or related areas, and extensive experience of modelling and simulation, particularly involving high performance computing, preferably with the lattice-Boltzmann method. Please note, appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Research Assistant Grade 6 (salary £29,485 - £31,091 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

For further details about the vacancy and how to apply online please go to and search on Reference Number 1573963.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Prof Peter Coveney ( [email protected] ). Any queries on the application process can be directed to Judith James – [email protected] , as we wish to encourage online applications.

Closing Date: 23rd September 2016

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23.59.

Interview Date: TBC

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1037296| Precision System Design, Inc.| Senior Data Scientist - Machine Learning, Python, R, Predictive Analyt| Our direct client is looking for a Sr. Data Scientist with a programming background!

The business itself focuses on using big data analytics and social graph theories to capitalize on human relationships and to predict and understand human behavior in ways that benefit their clients. So, this role is really at the heart of their business!

You will be replacing a senior consultant - they want to bring this role in-house.

Apply today to be a part of an exciting, fast-paced organization in the center of some of the latest technologies!


- 3+ years of non-academic data science experience
- Software engineering background (Java preferred)
- Strong foundation and expertise in at least two of the following: predictive modelling, statistical learning/inference, survey and experiment design and analysis, independent research, or NLP
- Expertise in various statistical packages such as R, STATA, Python, Weka, or Apache Spark
- Experience with SQL queries and data visualization tools
- Familiarity with graph theory/algorithms and numerical optimization


- BA/BS in Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Machine Learning, or other related technical field
- PhD preferred 

We will call qualified candidates after review.
Resumes will NOT be sent to clients without your approval. 

Refer a colleague to us, and Precision will give you $1000 if we find a job for that person!

(The fine print: The referred candidate must be previously unknown to us. Start date must be within 6 months of referral.)

Overtime: straight time
6818| University of Edinburgh, School of Biological Sciences| Postdoctoral Research Associate| Postdoctoral Research Associate
College of Science and Engineering
School of Biological Sciences
£31,656 - £37,768 per annum
Vacancy Ref: 037088
We are seeking an enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher to work on a BBSRC-funded project that seeks to understand for the first time how light signalling and carbon metabolism are coupled to growth and development in the model plant Arabidopsis. This exciting project builds directly on novel findings showing that light activated phytochrome sensors do not simply control growth through molecular signalling, as previously thought, they also control the availability of resources for growth.
For further information, please contact Prof. Karen Halliday via [email protected]
This post is full time and fixed term for 24 months.
The post is available from 1st October 2016.
Closing Date: Thursday 22nd September 2016 at 5pm (GMT)
For further particulars and to apply for this post please click on the 'apply' button below
Halliday Lab for more information please visit the following
1037282| Johnson & Johnson / Janssen Pharmaceutica| Senior IT Manager, Enterprise Architecture, Research|

Senior IT Manager, Enterprise Architecture, Research

Job Description

Johnson&Johnson Family of Companies is currently recruiting for a Senior IT Manager, Enterprise Architecture for Research to join their IT Enterprise Architecture group. This position's primary location will be Spring House, PA with consideration of other locations in Titusville, NJ; Raritan, NJ; or Beerse, Belgium. This position will require 25% domestic and international travel.

Johnson&Johnson Family of Companies, caring for the world, one person at a time has inspired and united the people of Johnson&Johnson for 125 years. We embrace research and science -- bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Employees of the Johnson&Johnson Family of Companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world.

With $74.3 billion in 2014 sales, Johnson&Johnson is the world's most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices and diagnostics markets. The more than 250 Johnson&Johnson operating companies employ approximately 119,000 people in 60 countries throughout the world.

Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion. Proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

The Senior IT Manager, Enterprise Architecture for Research will:

  • Partner with Research&Development IT teams to assess options for delivery of critical capabilities needed to support team science
  • Update the vision for Research compute infrastructure at Janssen in partnership with Research IT, cloud and J&J internal infrastructure providers and external super-compute centers
  • Participate in J&J Federated Enterprise Architecture work streams and key R&D Communities of Practice
  • Partner with Research IT on closing known capability gaps and strategic IT vulnerabilities and places of ambiguity (data management, data integration, data security)
  • Drive research data transparency, traceability and integration through architecture
  • Perform strategic monitoring of the radars of medical technology and information technology to:
    • ensure the requisite IT capabilities are in place to support what is to come
    • drive innovation at the intersections of medical technology and information technology
    • understand disruptors and their impact to Research computing

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) with a focused degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Chemistry, Biology, Engineering or Mathematics is required.
  • A Master's or Advanced Degree (PhD, Pharm D or MD) is preferred.
  • A minimum of 8 years' experience in IT, including solution design in the research computing domain is required.
  • Familiarity with pharmaceutical research capabilities, processes and technology trends is also required.
  • Data architecture and integration experience strongly preferred.
  • Proven agent of change: demonstrated ability to influence strategic thinking and negotiate both horizontally and vertically to drive delivery of IT capabilities critical to the research strategy is required.

Primary Location
United States-Pennsylvania-Spring House
Other Locations
North America-United States-New Jersey-Titusville, North America-United States-New Jersey-Raritan, Europe/Middle East/Africa-Belgium-Antwerp-Beerse
Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc (6062)
Job Function
1037307| CBS butler| Electrical Design Engineer|

Electrical Design Engineer

Do you want to be a critical member of a team delivering cutting edge technology?

A leading company working in the Instrumentation sector, delivering innovative and exciting products with a solid business pipeline to offer high levels of job security is currently seeking an Electrical Design Engineer.

An opportunity to become a leading Electrical Design Engineer on world leading products.

For this Electrical Design Opportunity you may have:
Relevant Electrical Qualification (HNC, HND, BSc, MSc, BEng, MEng, PhD)
Proven experience in designing Electrical Systems for Machines
Ability to use AutoCAD package

For this Electrical Design role you will be responsible for:
Deliver accurate electrical designs within the agreed timescale.
Developing solutions for complex Electrical issues
Analysis of problems and developing improved solutions
Ability to then relate drawing into an accurate CAD drawing

1037283| Morgan McKinley UK| PhD Econometrician £30,000 - £50,000 London|

Econometrician, Economics, Data Science, PhD, R, SAS, SPSS, Legal, Forensic Accountants

PHd Econometrician £30,000 - £50,000 London

My client, working within the niche field of legal data is currently looking for an Economist for an exciting and varied role. The ideal candidate will use their experience and domain knowledge to provide expertise to several teams within the law firm.

Some of the examples would include to:

  • Support the management - by analysing the market for legal services or the patterns of the employees.
  • Support the data science team to help solve complex data problems
  • Support the lawyers, forensic accountants and investigators on relevant client cases


  • Curious personality
  • Masters or a PhD in Economics (micro preferred) or in Econometrics
  • BSc will be accepted if you can show relevant deep experience (3+ years)
  • Experience using data analysis tools such as R (preferred) or SAS/SPSS etc.
  • Excellent academic record
  • Great communication skills
  • Self-motivated

For more information please call Richie McArdle or email (see below)

Morgan McKinley is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

1037305| Visionaire Partners| Data Scientist - Recommendations|

Data Scientist - Recommendations

Tremendous opportunity in the Vinings area to showcase your innate ability and passion for data with one of the largest, E-commerce companies in the world!

This newly created, direct-hire position will join the top-notch, highly-valued Product Team of this enterprise organization. They are targeting a motivated, self-starter, who revels in the opportunity to make sense of business data. This position will impact conversion in Real Time! The ideal candidate will be eager for the opportunity to have access to massive data sets to create greenfield algorithms and models from scratch!

Your input will be a key factor in deciding business direction and initiatives, and is the foundation of a new practice within this growing organization! Enjoy a casual dress code, flexible work hours, with a well-funded company that has a start-up feel.


  • Prototype and develop scalable and robust algorithms using massive data sets to power data-driven products and decisions.
  • Perform advanced data/predictive modelling, text mining, data mining, regression, cluster analysis, customer segmentation, forecasting, A/B testing, hypothesis testing, etc to unearth key metrics that define success.
  • Build, create, model, analyze, and present data and statistical findings to generate insights and recommendations.
  • Collaborate with other engineers, data scientists, and product/business stakeholders.

Required Skills:

  • 3+ years of experience with statistics, data models, data mining, and data analysis.
  • 1+ year of data science and machine learning experience.
  • 1+ year of experience utilizing a big data platform such as SAS, Hadoop, Cassandra, Spark, etc.
  • Master's in Statistics, Math, Computer Science, Economics/Econometrics, Physics, or related.

Preferred Skills:

  • Digital, Marketing, or eCommerce experience.
  • PhD.

.*Candidate must CURRENTLY be in the US.

6824| University of Kansas, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Kansas Biological Survey| Postdoctoral researcher in fire and microbial community ecology| Dr. Ben Sikes is recruiting a postdoctoral researcher to join his lab in the University of Kansas. The research focuses on potential feedbacks between fire, fungi, and plants in ecosystems with recurrent fires. The person would be responsible for sequencing and bioinformatics of samples collected at field sites and integrating soil fungi into existing models of fire-plant feedbacks. She/he would be based at the Kansas Biological Survey and the University of Kansas. Some brief periods of travel to collaborating institutions (Louisiana State University, Tall Timbers Research Station) will be expected. The postdoc would have no less than one quarter of her/his time to develop a related, independent research project based on interests. The postdoc would also be expected to contribute to teaching module development with the UKanTeach program as an outreach component of the research.

The broad research goal of the lab is to better understand the community ecology of soil microbes, particularly fungi, and integrate them into broader ecological theory and ecosystem management. We use a combination of field, greenhouse, and lab based experiments to assess the forces that structure soil microbial communities and their importance in fiery ecosystems. We utilize basic techniques including culturing, microscopy and plant growth responses combined with next-generation sequencing of communities and metagenomics. Example projects here: ( and the here (

We seek individuals who are passionate about understanding microbial ecology and using that knowledge to better understand our environment. Required qualifications include a Ph.D. at the time of appointment or soon thereafter in ecology, environmental biology, bioinformatics, microbiology, or a related field. We require all candidates to have excellent mathematical capability, as well as fluid spoken and written English language skills. Preference will be given to researchers with backgrounds and experience in environmental sequencing/metagenomics, plant-fungal relationships in naturally disturbed systems, and/or ecological modeling in fire-frequented ecosystems.

The University of Kansas (KU) is a major research university with special strength in ecology and evolutionary biology. The EEB department has >40 tenured and tenure-track faculty working in a wide variety of areas, with National Research Council and Chronicle of Higher Education rankings in the top 10 in the USA. KU is located in the town of Lawrence, Kansas, about 40 miles from Kansas City. Lawrence is a progressive and cosmopolitan university town of about 100,000 people, with vibrant art, music, and sports scenes. Lawrence was ranked among the top ten college towns in the country in 2012 by, beating, for instance, Ann Arbor, MI, and Austin, TX.

For questions contact Ben Sikes at [email protected] To apply, please complete the online application at and submit a CV, a one-page cover letter including names and contact information for three references, and one of your publications that best reflects your research interests. Application review begins 9/16/16; applications will be accepted until a qualified pool is identified. Preferred start date is January 2017, but some flexibility is possible.

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university’s programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity & Access, [email protected], 1246 West Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY (for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas medical center campuses).
6814| Victoria University, School of Biological Science| Postdoctoral Fellow - Metagenome driven natural products discover| Wellington, New Zealand

Full time, 24 Months

A postdoctoral position is available in microbial natural products discovery, working jointly with Associate Professor David Ackerley and Dr Jeremy Owen in the School of Biological Science at Victoria University. The appointee will play a primary role in a collaborative research programme seeking to extract biosynthetic gene clusters from mega-libraries of environmental DNA and express them to generate novel drug candidates. This research has received Heath Research Council of NZ project funding awarded to Dr Ackerley and Dr Owen in the School of Biological Sciences. The successful candidate will also support new initiatives as these arise.

Applicants should have a PhD (suitable life sciences discipline or organic chemistry) and the ideal candidate would have specific experience with:
•Molecular microbiology and biochemistry, preferably with a focus on microbial secondary metabolism;
•Bioinformatics expertise, ideally with proficiency in one or more of the following programming languages (Python, R, Java, C++);
•Familiarity with Unix environment/cluster computing, particularly installation and usage of resource intensive command line applications for analysis of next generation sequence data;
•Familiarity with modern analytical chemistry, ideally with competency in mass spectrometry and/or NMR spectroscopy (instrumentation, data acquisition and data analysis).

The position is full-time for 24 months, and additional funding may be sought to support an ideal candidate for an additional period of time. Career development and independent funding applications will also be supported.

Ideally the successful candidate will be expected to commence in the role in January, 2017.

Applications close Friday, 30 September 2016.

Victoria University of Wellington is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.

For more information and to apply online visit

Reference 1206.
6805| University Medical Center Groningen, The European Research Institute for the Biology of Ageing ERIBA| Postdocs in single cell computational genomics, epigenomics and transcriptomics| Postdocs in single cell computational genomics, epigenomics and transcriptomics

The European Research Institute for the Biology of Ageing (ERIBA)
University Medical Center Groningen

The European Research Institute for the Biology of Ageing (ERIBA) is a newly established institute at the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG). The central theme at the ERIBA is the molecular mechanism of (cellular) ageing. We aim to identify physiological and molecular changes that can explain the loss of cells and functional decline of cells and tissues with age. For this, we make use of state of the art technology and a variety of model organisms. Furthermore, we heavily invest in Systems Biology to integrate our findings in the various mechanisms of ageing that have been proposed. The ERIBA is housed in a brand new building and part of the central UMCG campus in central Groningen, a small (200,000 inhabitants) but vibrant city (with over 25,000 students) in the north of the Netherlands.

Job description
Many important questions in biology require measurements of small cell numbers, or even single cells. This is the case, for example, in studies of early embryogenesis, in the analysis of rare cell types, or in the analysis of very heterogeneous samples such as malignant tumors. In the last few years new technologies have emerged that enable genome-wide measurements of both the genome, the epigenome and the transcriptome of small number of cells and even single cells. Single-cell sequencing allows studies of the DNA of an individual cell, while Strand-Seq permits the sequencing of the template strands from a single cell. At the epigenomic level, the measurement of genome-wide DNA methylation is possible for a single cell with single cell bisulfite sequencing (sc-BS-seq), while the measurement of the genome-wide localization of different histone modifications is now possible for a few hundred cells using chromatin immunoprecipitation followed by sequencing (ChIP-seq). Finally, single cell transcriptomics allows for the sequencing of the RNA of a single cell, and single cell sequencing and single cell bisulfite sequencing can be combined with single cell RNA sequencing in the same cell.
The two postdoc positions will be hosted at the Quantitative Epigenetics group, lead by Dr. Maria Colome-Tatche. Dr. Colome-Tatche has a double appointment between the ERIBA and the Institute of Computational Biology at the Helmholz Zentrum München (Germany). The postdoc applicants will integrate the research team of Dr. Colome-Tatche at ERIBA and will contribute to the building of a collaboration between ERIBA and the Helmholtz Zentrum München.
During the postdoc project you will work in the development of algorithms and pipelines for the analysis of single cell genomic data (SNP calling, copy number variation calling), single cell Strand-seq data (sister chromatid exchange calling, correlation with single cell gene expression), single cell and low input epigenomic data (sc-BS-seq, low input ChIP-seq) and bulk sequencing data (whole genome sequencing, whole genome BS-seq, ChIP-seq). You will also contribute to the analysis of data generated by several experimental collaborators both at ERIBA and at the University Medical Centre Groningen, as well as internationally.

What do we ask
The Postdoc applications should have the following requirements:
- Highly motivated with a proven track record of previous research in bioinformatics and epigenetics.
- A PhD degree in Bioinformatics or related field.
- Experience with next generation sequencing data and with epigenetic data.
- Demonstrated ability to function in a team.

The UMCG has a preventive Hepatitis B policy. You may be required to build up sufficient protection against Hepatitis B before you can be appointed. Vaccination is provided by the UMCG if necessary.

What do we offer
Maximum salary amount € 4.152,- gross per month (scale 10) depending on your qualifications and experience, based on a full-time position.
In addition, the UMCG will offer you 8% holiday pay, an 8.3% end-of-year bonus and a development budget. The terms of employment comply with the Collective Labour Agreement for Medical Centers (CAO-UMC).
Duration of the contract: One year with possibility for extension.

For applications or more information see or contact Dr. Maria Colome-Tatche, Team leader Quantitative Epigenetics.
Email: [email protected] (please do not use for applications)


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Full applications including a motivation letter, your resume and two contacts for reference letters will receive full consideration if received before 26 September 2016.
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