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8418| Quadram Institute Bioscience, Gut Microbes and Health| Research Scientist (Ecological Networks)| Research Scientist (Ecological Networks) Applications are invited for a Research Scientist to join the Laboratory of Dr Falk Hildebrand in the Gut Microbes and Health Programme at Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB), based in Norwich, UK.Background:The Hildebrand group is working on microbial communities, bacterial strain evolution and genome plasticity, with the ultimate goal of understanding the microbial aetiology of a broad range of human diseases. The group is specialised in developing novel methods that merge metagenomics, evolution, species interactions, characterising unknown microbes.The role:The position will be computational, offering flexibility and opportunities for personal development. The post holder will contribute to supervising students and to grant and manuscript writing. The post holder will research microbial communities (human gut), to understand bacterial dependencies, their metabolism and investigate the ecological role in relation to human well-being. This 3-year funded position will give the applicant the opportunity to have an active role in building a new research group, offering independence, responsibility and scientific freedom.The ideal candidate:The applicant holds a PhD degree related to Computer Science, Ecology or Microbiology and has expertise in numerical ecology, having worked with co-occurrence networks, probabilistic acyclic graphical methods or other community centric methods, such as enterotypes. They are acquainted with temporal and/or microbial data, (bacterial) metabolism and genome scale metabolic models. The candidate should be proficient in either Perl/C++/R/Python and the use of a Linux operated high performance computing environment. Wet lab experience will be considered a plus. The applicant is expected to work independently and have good communication skills.Additional information:Salary on appointment will be within the range £31,250 to £38,100 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. This post is for a contract of 3 years with a possibility of further extension. For informal enquiries please contact Dr Falk Hildebrand by email at [email protected] For further information and details of how to apply, please visit our web site https://jobs.quadram.ac.uk or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or [email protected] quoting reference 1003654.Interviews will be held on 3 May 2019. Further information about living and working in Norwich can be found here https://quadram.ac.uk/about/join-us/ We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sectors of society. The Institute supports equality of opportunity within the workplace and expects all employees to share and display these values. To support our commitment, we have a range of family, faith and diversity friendly working arrangements to help all staff achieve excellence in their area of work.As a Disability Confident employer, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy. About the Quadram Institute:The Quadram Institute is a new interdisciplinary research institute at the forefront of a new era in food and health research. Its mission is to understand how food and the gut microbiota are linked to the promotion of health and the prevention of disease. A partnership between Quadram Institute Bioscience, the University of East Anglia, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and BBSRC, it brings together scientists and clinicians in a new state-of-the-art building. The Quadram Institute is based on the Norwich Research Park, one of Europe’s largest centres of life sciences and home of the John Innes Centre and The Earlham Institute. (https://quadram.ac.uk/).The closing date for applications will be 23 April 2019. The Quadram Institute Bioscience is a registered charity (No. 1058499) and is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
8436| Universitat Politècnica de València, Immersive Laboratory Neurotechnologies| Signal processing specialist| The selected candidate's activities will include:• Proved expertise on signal processing of neurophysiological (EEG, ECG, EDA) and behavioural signals (speech recognition, voice analysis, facial recognition, eye-tracking, spatial navigation, etc.).• Treatment of databases of R&D studies, developing and applying algorithms, generating datasets and ensuring their consistency and reliability.• Application of statistical techniques (contrast of hypotheses, correlations, etc.) and machine learning (clustering, regression, svm, neural networks, etc.).• Developing reports and dashboards, which allows extract insight from data.Your profile:• Degree in Engineering, Math, Statistics, Computer Science, or related industry experience.• Programming in Matlab and/or others scientific languages (Python, R, C++, etc.).• High expertise on signal processing.• Knowledge of statistics and machine learning.• Knowledge in NLP is a plus.• Knowledge of data analysis in cloud (Azure, AWS, etc.) is a plus.
8432| Queen Mary University of London, School of Biological & Chemical Sciences| Postdoctoral Research Assistant| The Department of Biological and Experimental Psychology at Queen Mary University of London is seeking to recruit a (Postdoctoral) Research Assistant to support a Leverhulme Trust (https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/) funded project to investigate the genetics of numeracy and the evolutionary basis of number. We are inviting applications for an opportunity to work on a project at the interface between cognitive neuroscience and human genetics using zebrafish as a model organism.It has long been recognized that non-human animals can discriminate collections of objects on the basis their numerousness. This ability is thought to be based on the existence of an evolutionarily conserved system for approximating numerical magnitude. However, there is currently no evidence that the same neural mechanisms underlie representation of numerousness among vertebrates nor that the same genes are involved. Here we use behavioural and genetic analysis of wildtype and mutant zebrafish, coupled with analysis of human genome data, to test the hypotheses that the ability to represent numerousness is genetically controlled and has an evolutionarily conserved neural basis.As shoaling animals, zebrafish use numerosity to guide behaviour and decisions. Using larval shoaling assays and automated operant conditioning in adult zebrafish we assess zebrafish ability to perform numerical tasks and identify genetic variants influencing performance. Our general hypothesis predicts that genes found to influence human performance of exact numerical tasks will influence zebrafish performance of approximate tasks and vice versa.We are looking for highly motivated and experienced post-doctoral candidates with previous experience in methodologies in molecular genetics and behavioural tasks and a strong interest in neurodevelopmental traits. Analytical and computational skills are desirable. The project is a collaboration between human geneticists (Silvia Paracchini, Brian Butterworth) and fish behavioural scientists (Caroline Brennan, Giorgio Vallortigara). The successful applicant will work closely with, and under the supervision, of Dr Caroline Brennan (PI). He/she will be working in close association with other scientists involved in the project both in the UK and Italy Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.The position is full time and fixed term for 1 year period. The start date is 1st June or as soon as possible thereafter. The salary is £33,615 - 37,411 per annum and is dependent on qualifications, skills and experience. Benefits include 30 days annual leave and pension scheme. For further information about the School/Department, please see http://www.sbcs.qmul.ac.ukFor informal enquiries, please contact: Caroline Brennan, via [email protected] enquiries should be directed to [email protected] apply, please click on the link below. https://webapps2.is.qmul.ac.uk/jobs/index.actionThe closing date for applications is 29 April 2019. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter. Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality
8452| Queen Mary University of London, School of Biological & Chemcial Science| Postdoctoral Research Assistant| A BBSRC Postdoctoral Research Assistant position is available at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in Prof Richard Nichols group, investigating Landscape scale genomic-environment diversity data to model existing and novel agri-systems under climate change to enhance food security in Ethiopia.Queen Mary is one of the top research-led universities in the UK and was ranked 9th among the UK multi-faculty universities in the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014). All postdoctoral researchers are part of the QMUL Doctoral College, which provides support with high-quality training and career development activities.Ethiopia has historically been the world’s largest recipient of targeted food aid, yet little food-insecurity has been reported for the southern Ethiopian highlands even during the devastating famines of the 1980s. Today, the agri-systems of the southern Ethiopian highlands successfully support one of the highest rural population densities in Africa (up to 1000 persons/sqkm. This project will investigate the landscape scale dynamics, interactions and resilience of these agri-systems, using interdisciplinary modelling, genomic and natural capital approaches to understand how best to manage their response to climate change whilst continuing to provide food security for a growing Ethiopian population – predicted to reach 172 million by 2050.The ideal candidate for the position will have experience in implementing and developing methods for the analysis of genome-wide genetic data, ideally [but not necessarily] in crop plants. They should have a PhD (awarded or reasonably expected to be awarded within 3 months) in quantitative or statistical genetics or a related discipline, or equivalent experience in a related area of genomic analysis. They will engage in genomic characterisation and analysis of genome-environment associations at the landscape scale, applying and extending existing methods to data from the Ethiopian crops. They will have a background equipping them to interact with a wide range UK and Ethiopian researchers. These will include the field teams collecting data and samples in Ethiopia, the team based at Kew who will carry out the lab work, genomic sequencing and initial bioinformatics, and the QMUL research-computing support officer, who assist in the implementation and distribution of methods developed by the successful candidate for the analysis of genomic-environmental associations. A track record of peer-reviewed publications is essential.The post is funded by the BBSRC and is a full-time position. The post is available until 31st March 2021, with a possible extension thereafter. The start date is 1st June 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The salary is dependent on qualifications, skills and experience and is in the range of £33,615 - £39,483 per annum, inclusive of London allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave and a pension scheme. Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.Informal enquiries are welcomed and strongly encouraged, and may be made to Professor Richard Nichols via e-mail at [email protected] For information about the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences please visit http://www.sbcs.qmul.ac.uk To apply, please click on the link below.https://webapps2.is.qmul.ac.uk/jobs/job.action?jobID=4187Application enquiries should be directed to [email protected] closing date for applications is 12 May 2019. Interviews will be held shortly thereafter. Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality
8446| Quadram Institute Bioscience, Gut Microbes and Health| Research Scientist| Research Scientist Applications are invited for a Research Scientist to undertake collaborative research funded by The NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Gastrointestinal Infections (http://www.hprugi.nihr.ac.uk/about-us/). The position will be based in the group of Prof Arjan Narbad in the Gut Health and Microbiome Programme at the Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB), based in Norwich, UK.Background:Gastrointestinal illness continues to be a considerable cause of morbidity in the UK and recent estimates are of up to 17 million sporadic, community cases of IID and 1 million GP consultations annually. Recent advances in next generation sequencing technologies provides a unique opportunity to assay the microbiome in an untargeted manner allowing us to explore GI diseases with unknown aetiology.The role:The successful candidate will join a team working in the area of gut commensal microbiome and the biocontrol of pathogens. The post holder will perform extensive analysis of gut microbiome using molecular profiling methods and assess the metabolism of the gut microbiome using metabolomics platforms. The ideal candidate:Candidates will have a PhD in microbiology and have experience of using next generation sequencing platforms and the required bioinformatics to undertake metagenomics analysis. Experience of designing human studies and the ability to handle anaerobic gut bacteria is also required.Additional information:Salary on appointment will be within the range £31,250 to £38,100 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. This is a fulltime post for a contract of 12 months.Please note, this position does not meet UKVI requirements to sponsor a Tier 2 visa.For further information and details of how to apply, please visit our web site https://jobs.quadram.ac.uk or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or [email protected] quoting reference 1003604.We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sectors of society. The Institute supports equality of opportunity within the workplace and expects all employees to share and display these values. To support our commitment, we have a range of family, faith and diversity friendly working arrangements to help all staff achieve excellence in their area of work.As a Disability Confident employer, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy. About the Quadram Institute:The Quadram Institute is a new interdisciplinary research institute at the forefront of a new era in food and health research. Its mission is to understand how food and the gut microbiota are linked to the promotion of health and the prevention of disease. A partnership between Quadram Institute Bioscience (formerly the Institute of Food Research), the University of East Anglia, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and BBSRC, it brings together scientists and clinicians in a new state-of-the-art building. The Quadram Institute is based on the Norwich Research Park, one of Europe’s largest centres of life sciences and home of the John Innes Centre and The Earlham Institute. (https://quadram.ac.uk/).The closing date for applications will be 22 April 2019.The Quadram Institute Bioscience is a registered charity (No. 1058499) and is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
8417| RWTH Aachen University, Institute for Molecular Cardiovascular Research (IMCAR)| Postdoctoral Fellow (m/f/d) Immune-Lipid Crosstalk| The position is a full-time position (38,5 h/w) and is project-related funded until the 31st of December 2021 with the option of extension. The salary corresponds to level 13 TV-L.It has been recently shown that chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients have an increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), although the precise underlying mechanisms remain elusive.Candidates will perform research to explore the contribution of a novel mechanism of immune-lipid crosstalk, which might explain at least partly the observed increased CVD risk in CKD-patients. Hereby, the focus will be to investigate the interference of high-density lipoproteins (HDL) and other lipids with the chemokine-receptor signaling and its functional consequences.Candidates will be working with a wide variety of both in-vitro and in-vivo (mouse) models. The working language of the group is English.The candidate should hold a PhD in Biology or Biomedical Sciences.The RWTH Aachen University is certified as a family-friendly university and offers a dual career program for partner hiring. We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled people and ethnic minority groups, recognizing they are underrepresented across RWTH Aachen University. The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit.Interested candidates should send a brief motivation letter, CV and the names of two references (code-no: GB-P-16536 by April 26th, 2019) to [email protected]
8420| University of Luxembourg, The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance| POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN LABOUR ECONOMICS (M/F)| UNIVERSITY OF LUXEMBOURG POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN LABOUR ECONOMICS (M/F)The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg invites applications for1 Post-Doctoral position in Labour Economics (m/f)• Ref: F2-120002 (to be mentioned in all correspondence) • Fixed-term 24-months contract, extendable depending on the acquisition of external funding• Full-time position, 40h/week• Starting date: September 1, 2019 (or earlier)• Employee StatusJob Description • The post-doctoral researcher will be working within the Centre for Research in Economics and Management and is expected to contribute to research in the area of labour economics. We particularly encourage researchers with interests in collective models, (search and) matching models, empirical research using survey or administrative data and in policy evaluation to apply.• The main tasks include writing academic papers, participating actively in the life of the department (e.g. seminars, workshops), and interacting with the Ph.D. candidates, especially within the labour group.• A contribution to teaching activities (up to 2 hours a week) is expected.• The post-doctoral researcher will be under the supervision of Prof. Arnaud Dupuy and Prof. Konstantinos Tatsiramos.Questions about the position should be sent to [email protected] or [email protected] Profile • PhD degree in Economics with strong background in labour economics, family economics, applied structural econometrics or program evaluation. • Very good English language skills.• Willingness to work in an inter-cultural and international environment.• Curiosity and self-motivation.Offer • Fully-funded position.• An exciting international and multilingual research environment.• Personal work space at the University (full-time contracts require the candidate to work at the University premises).• Gender-friendly workplace.Applications should be submitted online before 1 May, 2019 in English and should include the following: • A detailed curriculum vitae.• A motivation letter with a description of research interests and plans for the coming two years (2 pages max).• Copies of three research papers or a copy of the PhD Thesis.• Three letters of recommendationShortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview starting from 2 May, 2019.The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.Link: http://emea3.mrted.ly/24esk
8451| MRC LABORATORY OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (UKRI), Protein Nucleic Acid Chemistry| Postdoctoral Scientist| Postdoctoral Scientist – Protein Nucleic Acid ChemistryStarting Salary £30,914 - £33,755 per annum 3 Years Fixed Term MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UKWe are looking to recruit a Postdoctoral Scientist to work with Dr John Sutherland on the origin of life. The project will involve investigation of prebiotic building block oligomerisation chemistries. The prebiotic studies will be supported by comparison to conventionally synthesised oligoribonucleotides and peptides (and derivatives thereof) along with state of the art chemical and biophysical analysis. You will have a PhD in organic or bioorganic chemistry, or be due to complete your doctoral studies within 6 months of applying. Ideally, you will also have experience with synthetic and analytical organic and bioorganic chemistry and an interest in the origin and early evolution of life.The successful applicant will be awarded a three year Career Development Fellowship / Postdoctoral training Scheme position. This is a training and development position for a post-doctoral scientist who has recently completed their doctoral studies, is moving into a new research discipline or has limited experience of key transferable skills. The MRC LMB has excellent scientific core facilities and training opportunities.The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology is a research institute within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, more information can be found at www.ukri.org.Working for UKRI MRC provides a whole host of benefits including a defined benefit pension scheme, excellent holiday entitlement (40 ½ days including bank holidays and privilege days) and Benenden Healthcare membership. 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.To apply and access full details of the vacancy please visit our job board at https://mrc.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/appcentre-1/candidate/postings/1192. If you are unable to apply online please contact us at [email protected] date: 8th May 2019 Final appointments will be subject to a pre-employment screening.The Medical Research Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer who participates in the Disability Confident scheme.
8419| University of Luxembourg, The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance| POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS (M/F)| UNIVERSITY OF LUXEMBOURGPOST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS (M/F)The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg invites applications for1 Post-Doctoral position in Development Economics (m/f)• Ref: F2-060005 (to be mentioned in all correspondence) • Fixed-term 24-months contract, extendable depending on the acquisition of external funding• Full-time position, 40h/week• Starting date: September 1, 2019 (or earlier)• Employee StatusJob Description • The post-doctoral researcher will be working within the Centre for Research in Economics and Management and is expected to contribute to research in the area of development economics. We particularly encourage researchers with interests in analyses of migration involving developing countries, environmental issues in developing countries or the evaluation of public policies in developing countries.• The main tasks include writing academic papers, participating actively in the life of the department (e.g. seminars, workshops), and interacting with the Ph.D. candidates, especially within the development group.• A contribution to teaching activities (up to 2 hours a week) is expected.• The post-doctoral researcher will be under the supervision of Profs. Michel Beine, Luisito Bertinelli and Arnaud BourgainQuestions about the position should be sent to [email protected], [email protected] or [email protected] • PhD degree in Economics with strong background in development economics.• Very good English language skills.• Willingness to work in an inter-cultural and international environment.• Curiosity and self-motivation.Offer • Fully-funded position.• An exciting international and multilingual research environment.• Personal work space at the University (full-time contracts require the candidate to work at the University premises).• Gender-friendly workplace.Applications should be submitted online before 1 May, 2019 in English and should include the following: • A detailed curriculum vitae.• A motivation letter with a description of research interests and plans for the coming two years (2 pages max).• Copies of three research papers or a copy of the PhD Thesis.• Three letters of recommendation Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview from 2 May, 2019 onwards.The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.Link: http://emea3.mrted.ly/24ern
8434| University of Manitoba, Department of Chemistry| Postdoctoral Position in Bioelectrochemistry| The Laboratory of Bioanalytics and Clinical Chemistry is looking for an enthusiastic new group member with leadership skills to work in the field of bioelectrochemistry.PositionThe research of this postdoctoral position lies at the intersection between electrochemistry andmedical sciences. Our group is looking for innovative strategies to tackle medical problems, such as drug resistance, diseases related to mitochondrial dysfunctions and cancer development. The main focus of this position lies in the area of drug resistance to assess potential new and reliable treatment strategies, but training and guidance of students working in other research areas in our lab is expected. The successful applicant has a strong background in electrochemistry, which will be applied in ourgroup to monitor the redox chemistry of molecules and their interaction with biological cells.
8428| University Hospital Heidelberg, Department of Hermatology, Oncology and Rheumatology| Postdoc position (m/f/d)| One postdoctoral position is immediately available at the Heidelberg University Hospital, Department of Hematology, Oncology and Rheumatology. This position will be funded by DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, project leader: Dr. Fengbiao Zhou). The position is limited to 2 years with the option of further extension. We are looking for a highly motivated, skilled and communicative Postdoc (m/f/d) who is interested to perform competitive high quality scientific research in the area of acute myeloid leukemia. Our research group under the lead of Prof. Carsten Müller-Tidow focuses on leukemic stem cells and therapy resistance.This project focuses on post-transcriptional modifications on RNAs, RNA binding proteins and their functional roles in mRNA splicing translation control in the pathology of acute myeloid leukemia. We aim to understand how epitranscriptomics participates in the leukemia stem cell regulation and chemo-resistance in AML, with the final aim to translate the experimental findings into novel therapy approaches for AML patients. Related Publications: Zhou, F et al, Nature Cell Biology, April 2017. For more information, please visit http://lab.mueller-tidow.de.Potential applicants should have:• Doctoral-level degree with solid background on biochemistry, genetics and molecular and cellular biology.• Broad expertise in basic cell, molecular and biochemical techniques (Western blotting, gene expression analysis, cloning, cell culture, flow cytometry, protein Co-Immunoprecipitation, RNA immunoprecipitation, Chromatin immunoprecipitation etc.)• Good knowledge of and experience with statistical software (SPSS), bioinformatics tools, next generation sequencing library prep is preferred. • Experience with syngeneic and/or xenograft mouse models is a plus• High motivation to work hard in a competitive research field• First experience in writing scientific reports and papers• Strong communication skills, fluent in written and spoken English and German• The postdoc (m/f/d) will work closely with a team of enthusiastic biologists and medical scientistsWe offer:• An exciting and highly translational research project• Access to state of the art equipment, access to the core facilities in our department and in Heidelberg University including flow cytometry and sorter, proteomics platform, metabolites platform, high throughput sequencing facility, advanced microscopy core facility, on-site mouse facilities and so on. Quantitative unique samples from healthy donors and patients are also project-related accessible via the department’s biobank• Presentation and publication of the data at international scientific conferences and in journals• Collaboration with many other experimentally or theoretically oriented labs on top level in the University hospital, in the Heidelberg area (DKFZ, EMBL) and with international research partnersContact & Application:For further information you may contact: Annette Becker, M.A., Science coordinator, phone +49 (0) 6221-56-8552, Department of Hematology, Oncology, Rheumatology, Heidelberg University Hospital.Applications with reference Postdoc 03-2019 – family name should be sent by email as one single pdf-file (max 5 MB) to [email protected] You are invited to send within this file a covering letter / supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests, CV, university degrees and the details of referees and references.Please do not send original documents by mail services, since they will not be returned.The University Hospital Heidelberg is one of the major healthcare centers in Germany. Our objective is the development of innovative diagnostics and therapies as well as their quick implementation for the patient. With about 10,000 employees in more than 50 specialized clinical departments with roughly 1,900 beds, about 66,000 patients in part-time and full-time inpatient treatment as well as 1,000,000 patients in ambulant treatment are medicated each year.Postdoc position (m/f/d)full-time – JobID: P0071V037
8421| The Institute of Photonic Sciences| Post-Doctoral Position in Electron-Beam Spectroscopy for Nanophotonics| ICFO is offering a postdoctoral position to a well-qualified, highly motivated, and dynamic young scientists who wish to enhance her/his scientific career in a friendly and stimulating environment. The successful candidate will be joining the Nanophotonics Theory Group led by Prof. Javier García de Abajo. The group has extensive theoretical experience in the fields of Nanophotonics, Electron Microscopy, and Quantum Physics, combining elements of Condensed-Matter Theory, Quantum Chemistry, Quantum Optics, Atomic Physics, and Advanced Electromagnetism to predict and explain fundamentally new physical phenomena. More information and full access to recent publications by the host group can be obtained as http://www.nanophotonics.es/ This project is part of the Advanced ERC Grant e-Nano held by the group leader.ELIGIBILITY AND CONDITIONSCandidates must hold an internationally recognized PhD degree (or evidence of its completion in the nearest future) based on theoretical work, preferably in the areas of Plasmonics, Nanophotonics, Electron Microscopy, Condensed-Matter Physics, Quantum Chemistry, Materials Science, or Atomic Collisions.We seek a highly-motivated candidate with theoretical capabilities in the simulation of electromagnetic phenomena. Experience in the following areas will be highly valued: interaction of radiation with atoms/molecules, interaction of electron beams with nanomaterials, nonlinear optics, quantum optics, fluctuation phenomena, and/or numerical solution of Maxwell’s equations. The candidate should be familiarized with state-of-the-art techniques and codes to produce numerical solutions of the Maxwell equations. The project will heavily rely on such solutions, as well as their application to explore new phenomena associated with the interaction of electron beams with nanomaterials, as mediated by the electromagnetic field. Quantum aspects of such interaction will be also pursued. The work to be carried out by the candidate will be part of a high-impact research project in the context of the abovementioned Advanced ERC Grant. Further details of the project will be discussed during an interview.ICFO is an equal employment opportunity employer. Candidates are selected exclusively on merit and potential on the basis of submitted application material. No restrictions of persons with disabilities, citizenship or gender apply to ICFO positions. ICFO abides by the principles of openness, efficiency, transparency, supportiveness, and international comparability as stated in the European Charter for Researchers and the European Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.The contract is offered for periods of one year, renewable for a total of up to 3 years.APPLICATION PROCEDUREThe formal application should be submitted online via http://jobs.icfo.eu/?detail=421.Suitable candidates are requested to submit:- Presentation letter with a declaration of interest,- Curriculum Vitae, including contact details,- The contact e-mail of two potential referees.Candidates may contact [email protected] for informal enquiries regarding the application, as well as address scientific enquiries to [email protected] call will remain open until May 15, 2019. For updated information about ICFO, please visit http://www.icfo.eu/ For updated information about the host group, please visit http://www.nanophotonics.es/
8439| University College Dublin, UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science| UCD Postdoctoral Researcher Level 2, UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science (Temporary, 30 Months)| Applications are invited for a temporary post of a UCD Postdoctoral Researcher Level 2 within UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science.The position is in the Animal and Crop Section at University College Dublin and is part of a SusCrop ERA-NET European Grant to Improve genomic selection accuracy for disease resistance using genomic prediction models. This is a multidisciplinary project with more than 8 countries worldwide involved. The labs works with several crop species (wheat, oat, barley) to develop genomic prediction methods and integrate them optimally within breeding schemes. We source tools from genomics, quantitative, statistical, and population genetics, and from machine learning approaches.We are looking for an enthusiastic researcher, with a clear interest in quantitative genetics, plant breeding, application of new genomic technology. The project addresses fundamental questions such as integration and harmonization of datasets with different phenotypic and genotypic properties, as well as to design training population to optimize long-term response using genomic predictions. Experience with handling large phenotypic and genomic data and an interest in quantitative genetic concepts is a prerequisite. Salary: €44,266 - 48,205 per annum Appointment on the above range will be dependent on qualifications and experience Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 3rd May 2019.Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website: https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/. UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.
8435| Universitat Politècnica de València, Immersive Laboratory neurotechnologies| User experience specialist| Responsibilities:• Produce wireframes, iteratively test design assumptions and interaction plan. Establish the look of user interfaces for many form factors, but focused on Games and VR first• Work to ensure that the end-user has a seamless and intuitive experience and that all assets appear with a high degree of readability• Champion cohesive design consistency with an eye towards highly polished experience• Synthesize different visual aesthetics for different products and understand how to leverage a specific style for a target audience• Work closely on concepts and production until architectural and usability requirements are met. Produce additional art content to maintain a consistent visual aesthetic• Create the best-looking and most intuitive user interface possible• Work with the project leads and team to define, refine and scope requirementsRequirements/Profile:• Formal education in Graphic Design, Interaction/UX Design or HCI, or equivalent experience• experience working in visual media with a focus on user interface design• Portfolio demonstrating visual creativity with many examples that fit within the constraints of a system design• Proficiency in standard graphic media applications, such as Sketch, Omnigraffle, Photoshop and Illustrator. Knowledge of secondary visual media applications, After Effects, 3D packages, and Unity• Must be concept driven and able to come up with multiple solid ideas, pitch them, absorb feedback, and then see them through production• Experience with Unity3D
8445| MRC LABORATORY OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (UKRI), Protein Nucleic Acid Chemistry| Postdoctoral Scientist| Postdoctoral Scientist – Protein Nucleic Acid ChemistryStarting Salary £30,914 to £33,755 per annum 3 Years Fixed TermMRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge UKThe MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) is one of the birthplaces of molecular biology and is an internationally renowned centre for fundamental biomedical research. The LMB has an excellent record of innovative basic research leading to applications in medicine. Scientists are drawn to the LMB from all over the world, thus creating a lively and international community for the exchange of ideas and technical innovation. Following our move to a new laboratory in 2013, we are able to provide state-of-the-art facilities in which innovative medical research, translation and collaboration can flourish.Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Scientist position in the Group of Dr Phil Holliger. The Group are using synthetic biology tools to dissect the molecular basis of genetic information encoding and function (see e.g. Science (2012) 336, 341 & Nature (2015) 518, 427) and are trying to build RNA system capable of self-replication (Science (2011) 332, 209 & eLife (2018) 7: e35255)Candidates must have a PhD degree in a biological subject. You should have experience in recombinant DNA technology and a strong interest in in vitro evolution techniques and nucleic acid chemistry. Ideally, you will also have experience in next-generation sequencing techniques, aptamer and enzyme selection techniques. Practical experience in bioinformatics and specifically machine learning techniques will be considered a bonus. The successful candidate will be awarded a 3 year fixed term Postdoctoral Training Scheme/Career Development Fellowship position. The fellowship is a training and development position for a Postdoctoral Scientist who has recently completed their doctoral studies, or is moving into a new research discipline.For further information of the research undertaken at the LMB, please visit:http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk Informal enquires may be made to Dr Holliger ([email protected]).The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology is a research institute within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, more information can be found at www.ukri.org.Working for UKRI MRC provides a whole host of benefits including a defined benefit pension scheme, excellent holiday entitlement (40 ½ days including bank holidays and privilege days) and Benenden Healthcare membership. 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.To apply and access full details of the vacancy please visit our job board at https://mrc.tal.net/vx/appcentre-int/candidate/post/2232/en-GB.If you are unable to apply online please contact us at [email protected] date: 2 May 2019Final appointments will be subject to a pre-employment screening.The Medical Research Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer who participates in the Disability Confident scheme.
8442| University of Portsmouth, Department of Sport and Exercise Science| Senior Research Associate| Faculty of ScienceDepartment of Sport and Exercise ScienceSenior Research AssociateEmployment type: Fixed term to 30 June 2020Employment basis: Full timeSalary: £30,395 - £34,189 per annum Post number: ZZ005222Date published: 08 April 2019 Closing date: 03 May 2019 Interview date: 22 May 2019 This post-doctoral role is based within the Clinical Health and Rehabilitation Team (CHaRT) in the Department of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Portsmouth. The Research Group are looking to recruit a Full Time, fixed term post-doctoral Senior Research Associate to join the team and work on a research project funded by Astra Zeneca on the role of SGLT-2 co-transporter inhibitors on metabolite utilisation in people with type 2 diabetes. This project is a dual-site trial (University of Portsmouth and University of Exeter Medical School). It is anticipated that this role will be conducted primarily at the University of Portsmouth and Queen Alexandra Hospital, however periods of data collection, training and research meetings will also take place at the University of Exeter Medical School. This project will use techniques such as indirect calorimetry (for resting metabolic rate and fuel utilisation during exercise), muscle biopsies, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays, continuous glucose monitoring, accelerometry, thoracic impendence, near-infrared spectroscopy and quality of life, to examine the role of SGLT-2 co-transporter inhibitors on metabolite utilisation in people with T2DM.Informal enquiries are encouraged and can be made to Dr Ant Shepherd ([email protected]) The University of Portsmouth is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals.Tags/Keywords: diabetes, exercise, ketones, clinical exercise physiology, clinical trials, medical scienceTo find out more about the University of Portsmouth and this role, click visit website and apply on-line.  It is the policy of the University to only accept applications submitted using the University’s application form.  All applications for this position will be processed and conducted in compliance with UK legislation relevant at that time.
8437| Universitat Politècnica de València, Immersive Laboratory Neurotechnologies| Machine Learning Specialist| The selected candidate's activities will include:• Proved expertise on machine learning techniques applied to processing of neurophysiological (EEG, ECG, EDA) and behavioural signals (speech recognition, voice analysis, facial recognition, eye-tracking, spatial navigation, etc.).• Treatment of databases of R&D studies, developing and applying algorithms, generating datasets and ensuring their consistency and reliability.• Application of statistical techniques (contrast of hypotheses, correlations, etc.) and machine learning (clustering, regression, svm, neural networks, etc.).• Developing reports and dashboards, which allows extract insight from data.Your profile:• Degree in Engineering, Math, Statistics, Computer Science, or related industry experience.• Programming in Matlab and/or others scientific languages (Python, R, C++, etc.).• High expertise on machine learning.• Knowledge of data analysis in cloud (Azure, AWS, etc.) is a plus.
8455| Quadram Institute Bioscience, Food Innovation and Health| Research Scientist (Microbiology)| Research Scientist (Microbiology)Applications are invited for a Research Scientist to work on a project in the groups of Prof. Arjan Narbad and Dr Fred Warren, at Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB), based in Norwich, UK.Background:The Research Scientist will work on an exciting new EIT Food (https://www.eitfood.eu/) funded industry collaboration ‘SEAFEED’ investigating the effects of seaweed bioactives on the microbiome. The project will be based at the Quadram Institute Biosciences (QIB), which is a new research institute at the forefront of research into links between diet, gut and microbiome, recently relocated into a new £80 million building. The project is a collaboration between QIB, Matis (Iceland) and University of Helsinki (Finland).The role:Seaweed biomass is a promising, abundant but underutilised resource for industrial bioconversions. The overall aim of the SEAFEED project is to develop microbes and anaerobic microbial processes applying marine microalgae feedstock for production of health promoting bioactive ingredients.The post holder will perform in vitro model colon fermentations with microalgae-based extracts with different compositions. The aim will be to identify potential bioactives that can modulate the gut microbiome for subsequent use as animal feed additives. The work will involve DNA based molecular profiling and plate count for analysis of microbiome composition, as well as metabolomic analysis of the fermentation media.The ideal candidate:The ideal candidate will be highly enthusiastic with a strong interest in microbiome science and will possess either a degree or PhD in microbiology or Biological Sciences and have practical experience working in this area. Experience of using in vitro fermentation systems, and 16S based DNA sequencing and/or metabolomics would be desirable.Additional information:Salary on appointment will be within the range £31,250 to £38,100 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. This post is for a contract of 12 months, with the possibility of an additional year depending on funding. We welcome applications from candidates seeking job-share, part-time or other flexible working arrangements.For further information and details of how to apply, please visit our web site https://jobs.quadram.ac.uk or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or [email protected] quoting reference 1003676.We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sectors of society. The Institute supports equality of opportunity within the workplace and expects all employees to share and display these values. To support our commitment, we have a range of family, faith and diversity friendly working arrangements to help all staff achieve excellence in their area of work.As a Disability Confident employer, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy. About the Quadram Institute:The Quadram Institute is a new interdisciplinary research institute at the forefront of a new era in food and health research. Its mission is to understand how food and the gut microbiota are linked to the promotion of health and the prevention of disease. A partnership between Quadram Institute Bioscience, the University of East Anglia, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and BBSRC, it brings together scientists and clinicians in a new state-of-the-art building. The Quadram Institute is based on the Norwich Research Park, one of Europe’s largest centres of life sciences and home of the John Innes Centre and The Earlham Institute. (https://quadram.ac.uk/).The closing date for applications will be 13 May 2019. The Quadram Institute Bioscience is a registered charity (No. 1058499) and is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
8454| University of Nottingham, Life Sciences| Research Associate/Fellow- Population Genomics| Our projects employ large scale population genomics, but at the same time have explicitly phenotype-first orientations. In each case we aim to determine the genetic basis and evolutionary repeatability of adaptation to intense, quantifiable selection pressures, both environmental and intracellular. We do this by applying population genomics to wild plant populations that have evolved to overcome demonstrable hazards.We currently focus on adaptation to genome duplication as well as adaptation to highly challenging, quantifiable environmental stressors in species ranging from Arabidopsis arenosa, to Chamerion angustifolium, to Mimulus guttatus and back throughout the Brassicaceae to A. lyrata and A. thaliana. We also work on polyploidy in frogs and fish. There’s lots of awesome field work in the mountains and chances in interact with international collaborators too. See http://yant.jic.ac.uk/ for more.The role:Primary activities will include conducting large-scale population genomic projects. This includes exhaustive demographic and selection analyses of population genomic data. We require candidates who are not only motivated to run with these objectives, but who can also propose new creative project contributions. By the end of your postdoctoral term with us, we expect you to be able to, for example, begin your own group, bringing along your project from our work together. We also expect to engender the development of new directions as a result of discoveries in our group that can spur independent trajectories for your future research.The ideal candidate:Applicants passionate about evolutionary genetics or population genomics are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will possess a PhD and a strong relevant publication history. They will also have good knowledge of population genetics and demonstrable use of computational methods in an evolutionary context. The ideal candidate will have initiative, analytical skills, and a drive to push forward on new problems in evolutionary genomics as part of a highly collaborative team.Candidates must hold A PhD or be near to completion of, a PhD or studying towards a PhD or equivalent in Genetics, Ecology, Evolution, Bioinformatics, or closely related area. To apply, please follow the link: http://jobs.nottingham.ac.uk/MED115719These full-time, fixed-term posts are available from 1st July 2019 until 30th June 2021. Job share arrangements may be considered. Additional information:To apply for this role please include a covering letter with your application explaining your specific motivations to join the Yant Lab, as well as some specific description of your use of computational genomic or population genetic methods. This is a required element of the application process.Informal enquiries may be addressed [email protected] Please note that applications sent directly to this Email address will not be accepted.The School of Life Sciences holds an Athena Silver SWAN Award, in recognition of our commitment to supporting and advancing women’s careers in the life sciences (STEMM). You can read more about this initiative at http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/life-sciences/documents/athena-swan-silver-award.pdfClosing Date: Friday 10th May 2019.
8416| Ariel University, Department of Chemical Sciences| Experimental and coputational study of energy conversion and storage reactions and materials| The fuel cells and electrochemistry laboratory at the Department of Chemical Sciences at Ariel University in Israel is seeking postdoctoral candidates to conduct applied, computational and analytical investigation in the field of catalysis, surface chemistry, energy conversion & storage materials. The candidate will join a well-established enthusiastic group of scientists under the supervision of Prof. Alex Schechter and will join the effort to explore the physical, chemical and catalytic properties of transition metal catalysts and support materials for fuel-cell applications, hydrogen generation /storage as well as other interfacial electrochemical challenges. This research is expected to lead to highly active functional materials and fundamental understanding of their role via rigorous study of their reactions mechanism on practical and theoretical levels. The proposed position is supported by the Israeli science foundation, under a national renewable energy program. Ariel University offers a collaborative research environment and features state-of-the-art research facilities relevant to the proposed position. A full competitive scholarship and subsidized accommodation are offered to prospective candidates in this program. Required Qualifications: A successful PhD degree in Chemistry, Chemical Physics, Chemical Engineering or Material Sciences, journal publications record. Preferred Qualifications: former studies and experience in nanomaterials, electrochemistry, computational methods (G09, VASP), Polymer science and relevant analytical methods (FTIR, XPS, XRD, HRTEM, Raman microscopy).For more information about this position, please contact Prof. Alex Schechter at [email protected]
8433| UKRI Medical Research Council, Laboratory of Molecular Biology| Postdoctoral Scientist - Neurobiology - Dr Ingo Greger - LMB 1062| Postdoctoral Scientist – NeurobiologySalary Range £30,914 - £33,755MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UKThe MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology is one of the birthplaces of molecular biology and is an internationally renowned centre for fundamental biomedical research. The LMB has a strong track record in training Postdoctoral Fellows who have gone on to become leading Scientists. We also have an excellent record of innovative basic research leading to applications in medicine. Scientists are drawn to the LMB from all over the world, thus creating a lively and international community for the exchange of ideas and technical innovation. Following our move to a new laboratory in 2013, we are able to provide state-of-the-art facilities in which innovative medical research, translation and collaboration can flourish.Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Scientist position in the group of Dr Ingo Greger to study synaptic glutamate receptor complexes using cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM).This project builds on our recent cryo-EM work on heteromeric AMPA-type glutamate receptors (Herguedas et al., Science 2016; Herguedas et al., Science 2019). Candidates should have a PhD and experience with cryo-EM; expertise in membrane protein biochemistry would be greatly advantageous.Successful applicants will be awarded a 3-year Career Development Fellowship/MRC Postdoctoral Training Scheme. 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 UKRI MRC provides a whole host of benefits including a defined benefit pension scheme, excellent holiday entitlement (40 ½ days including bank holidays and privilege days) and Benenden Healthcare membership. 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:http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk 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 https://mrc.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/appcentre-1/candidate/postings/1182 . If you are unable to apply online please contact us at [email protected] date: 29 April 2019Final appointments will be subject to a pre-employment screening.The Medical Research Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer who participates in the Disability Confident scheme.
8443| University of Cambridge, Wellcome - MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute| Research Associate (Lee Lab)| The Wellcome Trust - Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute is an international centre of excellence for stem cell research and regenerative medicine. Scientists in the Institute collaborate to advance our knowledge of various stem cell types and to perform pioneering work in translational research areas, providing the foundation for new medical treatments (https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/).The lab of Dr Joo-Hyeon Lee (https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/research/pis/lee) studies how multiple different cell types of the lung contribute to homeostasis and injury repair and how they return to quiescent state using in vitro organoids and in vivo mouse models.We are looking for dedicated post-doctoral researchers to investigate mechanisms that lead to cellular reprogramming and lineage plasticity in lung injury repair and oncogenic events. The lab applies sophisticated genetic mouse models with lineage tracing techniques, mathematical modelling, high-resolution imaging analysis, single cell transcriptomics/ epigenomics/ metabolomics, and ex vivo organoid culture with CRISPR-mediated gene regulation.Requirement:Successful applicants should have a PhD in a relevant subject, or be close to completion of their degree. Expertise in general areas of development/stem cell/cancer biology including image analysis, CRISPR genome editing, flow cytometry analysis, and cell signalling mechanisms would be suitable for this position. Experience of murine genetic models and strong background in metabolism and epigenetics would be an advantage. At least one publication with first authorship would be preferable, but not a requirement.Start date is flexible but can be as early as June 2019.Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/21005.The closing date for all applications is Tuesday 30 April 2019 with interviews to be confirmed at a later date.Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.Please include details of your referees, including e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.Informal enquiries about the post are also welcome via email on [email protected] quote reference PS18669 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
8458| CeADAR, TU Dublin, CeADAR Centre| Research Fellow in Data Analytics - Senior Data Scientist| The CeADAR Centre for Data Analytics and Machine Learning in TU Dublin, Ireland is currently hiring a number of positions ranging from Data Science Software Engineer to Research Fellow and Senior Data Scientist. The currently advertised is for a Research Fellow in Data Analytics and applications for this role close on May 10th. Detail on the post can be found here:https://www.dropbox.com/s/mlv8txyqoa9t42n/research%20fellow.pdf?dl=0About CeADARCeADAR is a national research centre which has recently been recognised as one of the top AI Innovation Hubs across Europe, and the only centre in Ireland or the UK to be recognised recognised with this designation. CeADAR works with a wide range of companies (both within Ireland and internationally) and provides a key bridge for state-of-the-art research to be transitioned to Industry. More info on CeADAR can be found here:https://www.ceadar.ie/About the PostThe successful candidate is intended to provide a research leadership and project management role within the CeADAR centre in TU Dublin and is expected to work both with academics and other research staff in CeADAR TU Dublin as well as with members of our partner team in UCD to achieve the goals of the CeADAR centre.The successful candidate is expected to play a key role in the CeADAR leadership team and help direct the work and activities of other researchers in the group. As such the successful candidate will have a role in shaping the direction that the centre takes, will be involved in the development of new research projects and securing of new funding, and will also provide thought leadership in terms of Data Analytics and AI R&D.The role offers an exciting opportunity to work closely with both academic and industry partners to solve real world problems with innovative technology solutions. The individual appointed will be assigned to different projects undertaken by the centre.ApplicationsInformal inquiries about the post can be directed at the apply button. Applications themselves must be made via the TU Dublin application portal.http://www.dit.ie/hr/vacancies/
8448| Politecnico di Milano| MSCA EF MASTER CLASS 2019 and SoE @POLIMI| MSCA EF MASTER CLASS 2019 @ POLIMIPolitecnico di Milano is launching the second edition of the Master Class (MSCA EF MASTER CLASS 2019 @ POLIMI) for potential applicants to the MSCA - European Individual Fellowship call 2019.The aim of the call is to attract and train young and talented researchers to successfully applying for MSCA European Fellowship with the Politecnico di Milano as host institution.Candidates will be pre-selected based on their expression of interest, CV and motivation. Promising candidates will be invited to the Politecnico di Milano for 3 days (10-12 June 2019) to meet with their supervisors, to visit laboratories and facilities, to attend an in depth training course on the proposal writing and to make use of full support in the application writing process by POLIMI advisors.Candidate fellows and supervisors will be guided throughout the whole application process with deadline on 11th September 2019. Only those who get funding through the European Commission’s MSCA IF program will be admitted to Politecnico di Milano.Applications are open for the published 26 "Supervisors project proposals".Politecnico di Milano will organize and cover directly the travel and accommodations expenses (for a maximum of 2.500 euro) for the selected candidates.Application deadline: May 2nd 2019.There are three main requirements of eligibility:1. Applicants must have a PhD (or equivalent research experience of at least four years’ full time research experience by the time of the call deadline: September 11th 2019)2. Applicants can be of any nationality but must not have lived or worked in Italy for more than 12 months during the three years up to the closing date of the call (mobility rule)3. The applicants must choose the Politecnico di Milano as their Host InstitutionPlease contact [email protected] for any question on the funding scheme and the MSCA program.All call details at the following address:https://www.polimi.it/en/faculty-and-staff/calls-and-competitions/call-for-msca-ef-master-class-2019-polimi/MSCA Seal of Excellence @ POLIMIThe best 5 Marie Sklodowska Curie European Fellows hosted by Politecnico di Milano, not funded by the EC but awarded with the Seal of Excellence by the EC in the H2020-MSCA-IF-2019 (European Fellowship), will be offered a postdoc position for two years with 40.000€/year (gross amount) as salary and 20.000€ for startup fund for research activities, training and networking.
8440| EPFL, Institute of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering| Post-doc position in phage display, peptide engineering and drug development| A post-doc position is available in the group of Prof. Christian Heinis at the EPFL in Lausanne (https://lppt.epfl.ch). The goal of the post-doc project is the development of highly stable cyclic peptides that can be applied orally, which has been a longstanding goal of the pharmaceutical industry. The post-doctoral student will apply a phage display-based technique that was recently developed in the host lab. In brief, large combinatorial libraries of phage-displayed double-bridged peptides will be sequentially subjected to proteolytic sections (to enrich stable peptides) and affinity selections (to isolate peptides binding therapeutic targets). The project involves phage display, in vitro evolution, NGS, automated peptide synthesis, ligand characterization and biological evaluation.Applicants need to be highly motivated and able to lead a project independently. They should have an education in chemistry, biochemistry or a related subject. Entrance date: May 2019 - September 2019To apply for the positions, please send a letter of motivation, a CV and a list of references to Prof. Christian Heinis ([email protected]).
8431| Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Department of Theoretical and Computational Biophysics| Mechanism of Ribosomal Antibiotics-Induced Stalling Studied by Molecular Dynamics Simulations and Non-Equilibrium Statistical Physics| The Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry is one of the largest institutes of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science e. V. and conducts basic research to advance knowledge and benefit society. Innovative projects and interdisciplinary cooperation characterize research within the Max Planck Society.The ribosome synthesizes proteins by catalyzing peptide bonds between amino acids and is the target for many antibiotics. The growing peptide chain leaves the ribosome through a 10 nm exit tunnel. Certain antibiotics, the macrolides, bind inside this tunnel. Depending on the sequence of the peptide, the presence of these antibiotics can have different consequences: (1) peptides are not able to pass by the antibiotic, thereby stalling the ribosome, (2) peptides extend further than the antibiotic binding site but are stalled at a later stage, and (3) peptides can pass the antibiotic and become fully synthesized. This sequence-specific stalling is used by bacteria as a sensor for the presence of the antibiotics and to regulate resistance mechanisms, but also has pharmacological implications. The aim of the project is to use extensive MD simulations of different peptides and antibiotics in the ribosomal tunnel to understand how the interplay between the peptides, the antibiotics and the ribosome leads to the sequence-specific stalling, and to rationalize the results in terms of a simplified statistical mechanics model. (https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms12026)The successful candidate has a keen interest in computational molecular biophysics and in interdisciplinary collaborative research, as well as a strong background in theoretical physics or physical chemistry, structural biology, and scientific computing. Candidates hold a PhD or equivalent degree in any of these or a related field.The position is limited to two years with a possibility of extension. Payment and benefits are based on the TVöD guidelines. The starting date is flexible.The group language is English, so no German language skills are required – but it’s a great opportunity for you to learn German!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.Interested? Submit your application including code number 08-19, cover letter (explaining background and motivation), CV, transcripts, and publication record preferably via e-mail as one single PDF file to [email protected]
8430| Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Department of Theoretical and Computational Biophysics| Macromolecular Structures from Single Molecule X-Ray Diffraction Experiments| The Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry is one of the largest institutes of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science e. V. and conducts basic research to advance knowledge and benefit society. Innovative projects and interdisciplinary cooperation characterize research within the Max Planck Society.The Department of Theoretical and Computational Biophysics (Prof. Dr. Helmut Grubmüller) invites applications for a position as Postdoctoral Associate (f/m/d) for the project - Macromolecular Structures from Single Molecule X-Ray Diffraction Experiments -to advance structure refinement of single molecule x-ray diffraction data. In these “diffract and destroy” experiments, femtosecond x-ray free electron laser pulses are shot at a single molecule, and the diffraction pattern is recorded. Depending on sample size, only very few photons are scattered in each shot, such that many scattering images have to be combined. The analysis is complicated by the fact that for each shot the orientation of the sample molecule is random and unknown. We have recently shown that as few as three recorded photons per image suffice. You will develop, implement, and test with recent experimental data a rigorous Bayesian approach, which holds the promise to drastically reduce the number of required photons, thus rendering single molecule x-ray structure determination feasible. (paper: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-04830-4)The successful candidate has a keen interest and strong skills in computational physics, mathematics, and probability theory and a strong interest in interdisciplinary collaborative research. Candidates hold a PhD or equivalent degree in any of these or a related field.The position is limited to two years with a possibility of extension. Payment and benefits are based on the TVöD guidelines. The starting date is flexible.The group language is English, so no German language skills are required – but it’s a great opportunity for you to learn German!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. Interested? Submit your application including code-number 07-19, cover letter (explaining background and motivation), CV, transcripts, and publication record preferably via e-mail as one single PDF file to [email protected]
8427| Polytechnique Montreal, Mechanical engineering| Microcharacterization of the plastic behavior of columnar and recrystallized martensitic morphologies| The project, "Microcharacterization of the plastic behavior of columnar and recrystallized martensitic morphologies" is part of project FATCO 2019: "Fatigue and corrosion-fatigue behavior of 13Cr-4Ni steels and additively manufactured alloys for application to large-size components such as hydraulic turbines and machinery."__Your project: Microcharacterization of the plastic behavior of columnar and recrystallized martensitic morphologies__This postdoctoral fellowship project is at the École de technologie supérieure under the supervision of Professor Philippe Bocher and in collaboration with researchers in our partner organisations. The project touches on most aspects of FATCO 2019, including work on corrosion vs fatigue, microstructural evolution and simulation, manufacturing of alloy samples, and scanning techniques including computed tomography.__FATCO 2019, an international effort__Join our efforts under the umbrella of a large, multidisciplinary, international project entitled "Fatigue and corrosion-fatigue behavior of 13Cr-4Ni steels and additively manufactured alloys for application to large-size components such as hydraulic turbines and machinery," abbreviated FATCO 2019. The global objective of FATCO 2019 is to develop advanced understanding of corrosion and corrosion-fatigue of Fe-based materials in order to generate predictive methods and metallurgical specifications better adapted to corrosion-fatigue. These methods will aid in maintaining cost-effective hydroelectric infrastructure in Quebec and in the machinery developed by SACMI.FATCO 2019 involves a number of industrial and academic partners: the Hydro-Québec Research Institute (IREQ), the multinational group SACMI, the Consortium de recherche et d'innovation en transformation métallique (CRITM), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Polytechnique Montréal, McGill University, the École de technologie supérieure, the Centre de métallurgie du Québec (CMQ), Politecnico di Milano, and the Università degli Studi di Ferrara.As a member of the project, you will collaborate with professional researchers and technicians working in our partner companies, institutes and universities. Under the supervision of your advisors, you will learn to lead a research project in its entirety: from conception through to project planning, experimental execution, analysis, and production of practical scientific results. The project is full-time.__Conditions and application__Profile: Doctoral diploma in materials, mechanical engineering, chemistry, physics or a related field. Able to communicate in English. Polytechnique Montreal has an equal access employment program and encourages women, members of visible and ethnic minorities, Aboriginal people and persons with disabilities to apply.Candidacy deadline: Prior to October 2021.Start date: January 2022.Duration: 2 years.If interested, please forward the following information to Professor Myriam Brochu at [email protected]: the project requested; a one-page letter introducing your expertise, experience, and professional motivation; your resume; all relevant university transcripts; and an example of your written work, such as your best publication, if any.
8456| University of Warwick, Physics| Biophysics of light-induced motility in microalgae| The proposal focusses on the mechanisms by which motile microalgae (prominent e.g. within phytoplankton) sense, elaborate and respond to light. We aim to understand how these ecologically and industrially important microorganisms combine motility (phototaxis) and intracellular processes (photosynthesis and photoprotection) to optimise light exposure. The project, which will combine experiments and modelling, is fundamentally interdisciplinary. Based in the lab of Marco Polin (Physics, U. Warwick), it hinges on an exciting new collaboration with Dimitrios Petroutsos (CEA Grenoble), expert in photosynthesis; and Idan Tuval (IMEDEA, Mallorca), expert in biophysical modelling.You will be an excellent communicator capable of working effectively both independently and as part of a research team. You will possess excellent planning and time management skills to ensure your research objectives are achieved effectively.Pay level will be commensurate to prior experience.If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure (£29,515). Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of level 6 of the University grade structure (£30,395 pa).
8457| Robert Gordon University, School of Pharmacy & Life Sciences| Research Fellow| The School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences is a vibrant academic community and provides education in a number of subjects including pharmacy, forensic science, biomedical science and nutrition. The School is housed in a state of the art building and has facilities designed to simulate both clinical and community settings providing a stimulating learning environment. Our vision is to provide dynamic and transformational learning, teaching and research that makes a leading contribution to improving the health and well-being of local, national and global communities. This post provides an exciting opportunity for a passionate microbiologist with expertise in microbiome analysis leading to the development of a low cost nature-based water treatment solution. The focus of the study will be on the elimination of cyanotoxins from well water in Sri Lanka where they are thought to contribute to an increased rise in kidney disease. The Research Fellow will join the world-class CyanoSol Research Group on a BBSRC funded Global Challenges Research Funding (GCRF) project part of the Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy in the Developing World (IBBEDW): A scalable Bio-based Solution to Eliminate Cyanotoxins in Drinking Water. CyanoSol Research group at RGU, led by Professors Lawton and Edwards are global experts in production, analysis and remediation of cyanotoxins (especially microcystins and cylindrospermopsin) with current funding from EPSRC, BBSRC, Innovate UK and Industry. The research is underpinned by outstanding analytical facilities (HPLCs, UPLC-QTOF, IC, GC-MS, preparative LC-MS, LC-MS) along with a bespoke microbiology suite including large scale algal culturing (c. 1200 L/month) and downstream processing. The group has an extensive network of industrial and academic collaborators worldwide.This Project will develop a simple but innovative biotechnological solution to remove cyanotoxins from water, with particular emphasis on contaminated water in Sri Lankan single-household dug wells in rural communities in line with UNG 6.1 and the Sri Lankan strategy for providing safe drinking water for all by 2030.This will be achieved by a multidisciplinary team that has been brought together to provide an appropriate balance of skills, resources and practical experience in a partnership with the Universities of Sri Jayewardenepura and Peradeniya in Sri Lanka, along with Queens University Belfast and the University of Edinburgh.The successful applicant will be responsible for development, optimisation, characterisation and application of a natural microbiome capable of lysing cyanobacteria and degrading their harmful toxins. For informal discussion contact Professor Linda Lawton, [email protected] or Professor Christine Edwards, [email protected] post is subject to a Disclosure Scotland check. For more information visit: https://www.mygov.scot/standard-disclosureClosing Date: 05 May 2019

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