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7940| Queen Mary University of London, Centre for Primary Care and Public Health, Blizard Institute| Postdoctoral Research Assistant/Epidemiologist| Professor Seif Shaheen, Clinical Professor of Respiratory Epidemiology at Queen Mary University of London is looking to recruit a bright postdoctoral student with strong statistical skills and an interest in respiratory epidemiology to work on a project investigating the relation between childhood diet and subsequent risk of asthma, allergy and impaired lung function. The successful candidate will be responsible for analysis of existing data from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, in collaboration with Bristol University. They will hold a PhD, and will have considerable experience of analysing epidemiological data.The post is full time for 2 years to start in Sept/Oct 2018. For more information including job profile, and to apply for the post, click on link below.
7956| MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Structural Studies| Postdoctoral Scientist - Structural Studies - Dr Andrew Carter - LMB 874| Postdoctoral Scientist – Structural Studies Starting Salary £30,464 - £33,305 per annumBand Salary £30,464 - £38,931 per annumMRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge UKAn opportunity is available for a postdoctoral researcher to work with Dr Andrew Carter on cargo transport by dynein in neurons. The project is a collaboration with the group of Dr Simon Bullock in the Cell Biology division of the Laboratory of Molecular Biology and aims to identify the links between dynein and different cargos in neurons using genome engineering and advanced microscopy.We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is likely to thrive in a laboratory with a friendly and supportive atmosphere. You should have a PhD in a relevant subject and a desire to understand how dynein can interact with many different cargos from viruses to membrane organelles. The position would suit someone with a strong background in cell biology, who is interested in joining part of a group effort that includes both cellular, in vitro reconstitution and structural approaches. Experience in neuronal cell biology or genome engineering is desirable but not essential.Successful applicants will be awarded a three-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, is moving into a new research discipline or has limited experience of key transferable skills.The Medical Research Council (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.Informal enquires can be made to [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/980.If you are unable to apply online please contact us at [email protected] date: 6 August 2018 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
7938| University of New South Wales, Scientia Fellowship| 2019 UNSW Scientia Fellowships| 2019 UNSW Scientia FellowshipsApply nowJob no: 493741Work type: Fixed term / Full timeLocation: Sydney, NSW, Canberra, ACTCategories: Associate Professor, Senior Lecturer, Lecturer, Tutor / Associate LecturerOne of Australia's leading research & teaching universitiesVibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusionEnjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the bestBe part of the UNSW teamAt UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.UNSW is already at the cutting edge of academia with a strong and growing international reputation. As a global leader in discovery, innovation, impact, education and thought leadership, UNSW is making an enormous difference to the lives of people in Australia and around the world. The announcement of our largest-ever academic recruitment initiative is a key step in expanding our existing world-leading research capabilities.Diversity & Inclusion at UNSWOur aspiration is to be recognised as an international exemplar in equity, diversity and inclusion and an employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. We aim to achieve this by embracing the diversity and cultural richness of our communities; ensuring that our staff and students can achieve their full potential in a supportive and inclusive work environment. Our diversity commitment aligns to our strong sense of social responsibility and our belief that a diverse workforce enhances our ability to deliver world class research, teaching excellence and thought leadership.About the Scientia Fellowship roleAppointment level will be negotiable at academic levels A, B, C or D prior to appointmentThe UNSW Scientia Fellowship Program is one of the cornerstones of UNSW's 2025 Strategy. The project's aim is to attract and retain the best and brightest people, with outstanding research track records, to UNSW. Appointments are made on a Convertible Tenure Track contract. The initial engagement is for 4 years fixed term with the possibility to convert to continuing tenure. The program also allows flexibility to take research breaks to do other study, take an industry engagement or follow other interests. We are also open to part time appointments. About the successful Scientia FellowTo be successful in this role you will:be a researcher performing at the highest level of the equivalent academic level in the relevant discipline (relative to opportunity) – Levels A-Dundertake significant, innovative research which is aligned with the research areas identified for the 2018 roundbe aligned with the strategic goals of UNSW's 2025 StrategyCompleting the application1. You must hold a doctoral degree at the time of application2. A separate attachment addressing selection criteria is not required.3. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted via other methods. 4. The online application form allows you to preview all the questions and save your application as a draft.5. Please prepare a statement outlining how your research aligns with UNSW's 2025 Strategy in the areas of academic excellence, global impact and/or social engagement (10,000 character limit): (https://www.2025.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/uploads/unsw_2025strategy_201015.pdf)6. UNSW is focussed on attracting Researchers at the highest level of performance. Please prepare a statement indicating how you believe you meet this criterion. Prepare your statement according to the Australian Research Council's Research Opportunity and Performance Evidence guidelines(10,000 character limit):(http://www.arc.gov.au/arc-research-opportunity-and-performance-evidence-rope-statement)7. Make a research proposal (10,000 character limit)8. Please identify three potential mentors/collaborators at UNSW (and their Faculty and area of research focus) in one or more of your nominated areas of research focus. If your research involves two or more Faculties your application will be considered under the UNSW’s Interdisciplinary Research strategic priority. It is not a requirement to contact the potential mentors/collaborators prior to submitting the application.9. Ensure you have looked up your Scopus H index and FWCI (field weighted citation index)10. You will be required to nominate at least 3 academic referees. We will not contact your referees without consulting with you first.11. You will need to comply with our declaration requirements around research misconduct, funding suspensions or limitations, etcFurther InformationFor general information about the scheme, including guidelines and FAQs please visit:https://www.2025.unsw.edu.au/apply/unsw-scientia-fellowship-faqsFor any general enquiries about the scheme not covered by the guidelines and FAQs please contact:[email protected] close Sunday 22nd July at 11.55pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time)Advertised: 20 May 2018 AUS Eastern Standard TimeApplications close: 22 Jul 2018 AUS Eastern Standard Time
7973| Queen Mary University of London, School of Biological & Chemical Sciences| Postdoctoral Research Assistant| A Postdoctoral Research Assistant position is available at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in Professor Richard Pickersgill’s group, to work on the structure of the inner-membrane platform of the type II secretion system to be determined by cryo-electron microscopy. Queen Mary is one of the top research-led universities in the UK and was ranked 5th for outputs in the UK multi-faculty universities in the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014). The School of Biological and Chemical Sciences ranked 16th for outputs in Biology and equal 6th in Chemistry in REF2014. All postdoctoral researchers are part of the QMUL Doctoral College, which provides support with high-quality training and career development activities.The ideal candidate for the position will have a PhD in structural biology and/or biochemistry, with significant experience in cryo-electron microscopy and an interest and knowledge of molecular mechanisms of bacterial infection. Experience in other structural biology techniques (for example X-ray crystallography) and working with bacterial pathogens is highly desirable. The post is funded for 18 months. The start date is 1st October 2018. The salary is in the range of £32,956 - £36,677 per annum and is inclusive of London allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, season ticket loan and 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 may be made to Prof. Richard Pickersgill via e-mail at [email protected] The School is committed to equality of opportunity and holds a departmental-level Silver Athena SWAN AwardFor 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=3474Application enquiries should be directed to [email protected] closing date for applications is 11 August 2018. Interviews will be held shortly thereafter. Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality
7962| University College London, Physics and Astronomy| Research Associate in Iron Oxide Nanoparticle Synthesis, - Ref:1733931| Grade: 7Hours: Full TimeSalary (inclusive of London allowance): £34,635 - £41,864 per annumDuties and ResponsibilitiesThe Thanh group at UCL Biophysics Group, Department of Physics and Astronomy.The aim of the project is to develop a manufacturing methodology for the synthesis of iron oxide nanoparticles (NPs) for use in healthcare. The proposal assembles a multidisciplinary team at the Chemistry/Chemical Engineering interface with complementary skills to address the manufacturing challenges of making high quality NPs with tunable size, morphology and surface functionalization. This project is supported by the EPSRC and is in collaboration with the UCL departments of Chemical Engineering, and an industrial consortium.This position is funded for 1 year in the first instance.Key RequirementsThe successful applicant will have a PhD in Chemistry, Materials Science and expertise in iron oxide nanoparticles synthesis and characterisation.Candidates should also have excellent written and verbal communication. Knowledge of microfluidic reactors is desirable.Further DetailsA job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.To apply for the vacancy please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Jaskiran Gill-Thind, [email protected] Informal enquiries regarding the vacancy can be made to Prof Nguyen TK Thanh, [email protected] (Tel: +44 (0)207 491 6509)UCL Taking Action for EqualityClosing Date: 8 Aug 2018Latest time for the submission of applications23:59Interview date: TBC
7968| The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR)| Postdoctoral Training Fellow or Bioinformatician - Sarcoma Molecular Pathology| Location: SuttonDivision: Molecular PathologyTeam: Sarcoma Molecular PathologyVacancy Type: Full timeType of Contract: Fixed TermLength of Contract: 1 Year in the first instanceHours per Week: 35The 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 FRS, 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.Vacancy Description Applications are invited from highly motivated candidates to join the successful Sarcoma Molecular Team led by Professor Janet ShipleyThe successful applicant for this post will have responsibility for driving a project to identify new therapeutic strategies for DSRCT and other tumours with genetic rearrangements of the EWS gene. This will be based on analysing molecular profiling data of tumours and investigating models to decipher the potential impact that heterogeneity has on resistance to chemotherapy and identifying pathways associated with progression that can be therapeutically targeted. The position is funded from an award by the Kelly Turner Foundation.The appointment will be either on the PDF or IT scales as most appropriate for 1 year in the first instance and dependent on the level of relevant experience offered.Please read the job description and apply for this post on the ICR website www.icr.ac.uk/careersWe consider all applications on merit and have a strong commitment to enhancing the diversity of our staff.
7960| University College Dublin, UCD School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering| Electronic Engineer| Position: Engineer Circuits and Systems Research GroupSchool of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringUniversity College DublinStart date – 1st September, 16 mothsSalary – 34k paSupervisors – Dr Elena Blokhina (UCD) and Prof Dimitri Galayko (Sorbonne Univ.)Description of the project: The project responds to the challenge of high-precision (low jitter) phase and frequency synthesis in ubiquitous electronic component known as phase-locked loops. There are two larger classes of PLLs, which, in extreme cases, can be classified as having all or some analogue components (denoted in this project generally as PLLs) and implemented All-Di gitally (ADPLLs). It is generally accepted that the performance of ADPLLs is worse in the context of jitter than that of analogue PLLs. However, ADPLLs are easier to design, fabricate and integrate, and it gives certain advantages over their analogue counterparts. Hence the selection of the PLL type for specific applications is a choice based on various trade-offs. Analogue PLLs are still the system of choice if low phase noise/jitter signals are required. In this project we aim to show that the performance of ADPLL can be improved, making it comparable with analogue PLLs. In addition, a use of a distributed signal generated in interconnected ADPLLs can be made for applications where delivering synchronous signals is important (synchronisation of SoCs, power reduction, etc.). Required skills:The successful candidate will be hosted at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University College Dublin (Ireland) and will work in the Circuits and Systems Research Group. The successful applicant must hold an Honours Master’s or PhD in Electronic Engineering. The candidate must be very well familiar with the concept of phase-locked loops, all-digital phase-locked loops and FPGAs since the project is on the system level design and optimization of the structural blocks of ADPPLs and implementation of additional circuitry in FPGA. Specific tasks allocated for the Engineer: (i) redesign of nodes (individual ADPLL) in a ADPLL network. In particular, the redesign will aim at a reduced resolution (and hence the size) of the Digitally Controlled Oscillator (DCO), a reduced linear range of the Time-To-Digital Converter (TDC) and, as a consequence, a simpler digital loop filter. Redesign of the loop filter (proportional-integral (PI) controller), DCO and TDC. (ii) Validation of the redesigned ADPLL and the simulation of the whole ADPLL with the use of the detailed models of the redesigned blocks at the transistor level. (iii) Implementation of the network of ADPLLs and a jitter reduction block on a selected FPGA platform; writing of the code necessary for implementation of the prototype; measurement and characterization.It is expected that the candidate will have excellent communication skills, the ability to work well in an interdisciplinary team and will have experience working in Cadence.How to apply:Interested candidates should apply by email to Dr. Elena Blokhina [email protected] Early applications are encouraged. Applications should include: 1) a cover letter (1 page) explaining their interest in the project topic and mentioning any relevant background and/or experience; 2) a Curriculum Vitae. Academic transcripts and two academic references will be required after a shortlisting process takes place.
7969| University of Lund, Biomedical center| Generation and characterization of human Bone Organs in mice| The lab: The successful candidates will be part of the novel laboratory for Cell, Tissue and Organ engineering. The laboratory is part of the Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine (WCMM LU), at the Lund Faculty of Medicine (https://www.med.lu.se/english). Focusing on regenerative medicine (regeneration, replacement and repair), WCMM LU is part of a national effort to strengthen Sweden as a world-leading life science nation (https://www.med.lu.se/wcmm). Our lab aims at deciphering the cellular & molecular mechanisms occurring during phases of bone formation/repair. Using state-of-the-art 3D culture systems, death-inducible human mesenchymal lines and tissue engineering protocols, we focus on studying processes of cartilage/bone/bone marrow establishment in human(ized) contexts. Compiled knowledge will be used for the design of cell-based but cell-free extracellular matrices, to be used as smart-materials for skeletal repair. As such, the lab covers both fundamental and translation research aspects. More information and example of available projects on: http://www.bourginelab.com/2018/04/12/wanna-collaborate-with-us/The University: The lab is located within the BioMedical Center of the Faculty of Medicine and is part of Lund University (Sweden). The university was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. With 42 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö, Lund is the second largest university of Sweden. The Faculty of Medicine as part of Lund University is responsible for education and research within medicine and healthcare. Our academic programs are closely linked with the healthcare system and are firmly anchored in the faculty’s strong research tradition. Our research spans a broad field within experimental preclinical research, near-patient clinical research and health sciences research. The Faculty of Medicine, is a knowledge-intensive meeting place for students, teachers and researchers from all over the world. Keywords: Bone organ, regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, hematopoiesis, 3D culture, stem cells, biological matrices
7954| University of the Western Cape, Institute for Microbial Biotechnology and Metagenomics| The development of a cell-free functional metagenomics platform| The Institute for Microbial Biotechnology and Metagenomics (IMBM) is a leading research unit based within the Department of Biotechnology at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). Our research employs culture-based approaches as well as cutting edge ”omics” strategies to study microbiomes, and identify novel biosynthetic gene clusters and metabolites. The Institute focuses on the research and development of novel, high-value natural products for the pharmaceutical, cosmeceutical, food & beverage and agricultural industries, as well as products for industrial processes.The absence of an appropriate biocatalyst has been an impeding factor in many biotechnologies, and thus there is an urgent need for biotechnology innovation. Metagenomics has for almost two decades promised to deliver these biocatalysts, but due to several limitations it has not achieved all that it promised to. We have shown the proof of concept for a highly innovative, novel and powerful technology to take metagenomics to a new level, which represents a paradigm shift in the way that functional metagenomic screening is conducted. The further development of this technology innovation will be the focus of this project, and is expected to result in accelerated discovery of novel enzymes, bioactivities and organisms with enormous commercializable potential in a number of (bio)technology sectors.Applicants must have completed a PhD degree within no more than 5 years in a foundational discipline relevant to the topic. Experience in metagenomics and/or single cell genomics is required. Applicants should have a strong publication record, interpersonal skills, project management experience, and be able to effectively conduct research as part of a multi-disciplinary team. The candidate will be under the supervision of Prof. Marla Trindade who holds a DST/NRF Research Chair in Microbial Genomics. Applicants areto submit their CV and covering letter to [email protected]
7958| University College Dublin, UCD School of Physics| UCD Post- Doctoral Research Fellow Level 2, UCD School of Physics (Temporary)| Applications are invited for an "Irish Research Council Laureate Project Fellow", level 2 postdoctoral position in condensed matter theoretical physics, to join the Theoretical Nanoelectronics Group led by Dr Andrew Mitchell in the School of Physics at University College Dublin. The position is funded through the prestigious ‘Laureate’ programme of the Irish Research Council, for 2 years in the first instance, and with funding in place for renewal for a further 2 years.The project concerns quantum transport through single-molecule junctions, especially those in which strong electron interactions and/or quantum interference effects play a key role. The successful applicant will have a PhD in quantum condensed matter theory, with experience of quantum transport in nanostructures, simulation, or strongly correlated quantum systems. The group benefits from existing collaborations with leading experimental groups. Generous funding is available for equipment and travel.See Job Description for more details.Salary: €43,828 - €47,728 per annumAppointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.Closing Date: 17.00hrs (Local Irish Time) on 6 August 2018.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.UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CVs submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website: https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/.
7967| King's College London, Randall Centre for Cell and Molecular Biophysics| Postdoctoral Research Associate| Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the laboratory of Dr. Fiona Wardle at King’s College London to study the transcriptional regulation of endoderm formation in zebrafish.This project focuses on early germ layer formation in vertebrate embryos and aims to build an experimentally validated Gene Regulatory Network (GRN) for endoderm development, using a combination of genomics, genome editing and zebrafish embryology. The project will involve generation and bioinformatic analyses of high-throughout sequencing data (e.g. 4C-seq, ChIP-seq), molecular cloning, generation of zebrafish transgenics, CRISPR/Cas9 genome modification and GRN modelling. We seek a committed and enthusiastic individual with a demonstrated motivation for engaging in high quality research. Candidates should have proven skills in molecular biology and embryology, and would benefit from having experience in analysis of high-throughout sequencing data and/or modelling of networks. Candidates should have a PhD or be near completion in a relevant biological subject area.The selection process will include a short presentation and panel interview.For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact: Fiona Wardle; [email protected]; 020 78486469 Closing date: Midnight on 9 August 2018To apply, please visit https://www.hirewire.co.uk/HE/1061247/MS_JobDetails.aspx?JobID=79402 and download a new application from the advert to complete and re-upload. Please do not use an old version of the application form as they are specific to the post, and only applicants who have completed the correct form will be considered.R6/JKA/1311/18-DBTHW/18/059639/000948
7944| Lund University, Department of Experimental Medical Science| post-doc position in the field of muscle biology (scholarship)| We offer a scholarship for one year, with a possibility of second year extension. The suggested projects will focus on: deciphering molecular mechanisms of congenital muscular dystrophy, studying inflammation in muscle disease, designing preclinical studies that aim at preventing muscle disease, studying embryo defects in genetically modified animals, studying brain and respiratory system defects in genetically modified animals. A candidate should have defended his/her PhD not earlier than 2015-08-31. Requirements:• A candidate should be able to work independently and show creativity• A candidate should be skilled in handling animals (mice) and tissues• A candidate should document his/her knowledge on at least few of the following subjects/techniques:Muscle diseaseInflammation Matrix biologyEmbryo developmentVirus-mediated overexpressionBrain morphologyRespiratory systemFACSCell cultureWestern blotMass spectrometryImagingTechniques linked to analysis of lung and brain• A candidate should speak fluent English.Please send your CV to [email protected] latest on September 5, 2018. Based on the CV we will select candidates for interview.
7963| Queen Mary University of London, School of Biological & Chemcial Science| Postdoctoral Research Assistant| A Postdoctoral Research Assistant position is available at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in the group of Prof. Alexander Ruban, to work on the project "Quantification of the mechanisms of light tolerance that determine growth and productivity in plants and algae".The proposal combines two state-of-the art clusters of approaches. First is the use of the plant and algal mutants in combination with the full physiological characterisation of photosynthetic membrane activity, composition and structural analysis (using freeze fracture electron microscopy) combined with immunogold labelling and the magnetic bead pull-down methods. Second, the use of the novel pNPQ technology for assessment of plant tolerance to light that will focus upon the quantification of the contribution of NPQ and D1 protein turnover to light tolerance in plants and diatom algae, differentiation of the effects of donor and acceptor site photodamage and its role in plant and algal growth and productivity. 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.The postdoctoral research will focus on development of plant and algal growth and stress techniques in order to achieve selective expression of specific minor photosynthetic antenna complexes important in protection against excess light; isolation of these complexes and their characterisation. In addition, the experimental work on establishment the relationship between photoprotective and repair mechanisms in the photosynthetic membrane of plants and algae will be carried out. The research will also be undertaken to establish the molecular basis for the relationship between photoprotection and productivity of the photosynthetic mechanisms The equipment and all materials are available within the PI’s laboratory and the School of Biological and Chemical SciencesThe ideal candidate should have a PhD in Plant and Algal Physiology and/or Plant and Algal Biochemistry. Previous experience in growing plants and algae, isolation and characterisation of membrane proteins, electron microscopy is essential. A track record in high-quality original research and peer-reviewed publishing is essential. Duties may also include limited teaching activities (supervision of project students, tutorials, and lab demonstrating), which will enhance postdoc's experience and qualification.This is a full-time, fixed term post available for a period of 3 years. The start date is 01/10/2018 or as soon as possible hereafter. The salary is £32,956 - 36,677 per annum and is inclusive of London allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, season ticket loan 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 for further information are welcomed and may be made to Prof. Alexander Ruban, email: [email protected] further information about the School, please see http://www.sbcs.qmul.ac.uk. To apply, please click on the link below.https://webapps2.is.qmul.ac.uk/jobs/job.action?jobID=3471Application enquiries should be directed to [email protected] The closing date for applications is 7 August 2018. Interviews will be held shortly thereafter. Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality
7945| UKRI Medical Research Council, Laboratory of Molecular Biology| Postdoctoral Scientist - Cell Biology - Dr Mario de Bono - LMB 869| Postdoctoral Scientist – Cell Biology Starting Salary £30,464 - £33,305 per annum MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge UKApplications are invited for a post-doctoral position in the laboratory of Dr Mario de Bono at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB), Cambridge to work within a programme aimed at understanding how nervous systems control behaviour and physiology.The position involves combining advanced microscopy with molecular genetic approaches and biochemistry to take forward high-impact studies of molecular mechanisms that regulate neural circuit function. The approaches taken will combine neural imaging, forward and reverse genetics, genomics, and cell biology. The primary model used will be C. elegans, but discoveries made using this animal will be extended to mammalian cells and neurons. Candidates should have a PhD in a relevant subject (biology; microscopy) or be due to complete a PhD within 6 months. You will have experience of working with C. elegans and/or mammalian tissue culture, including genetics and transgenics (e.g. use of CRISPR/Cas9 to engineer the genome), imaging and advanced microscopy, cell biology, biochemistry, and routine molecular biology. For informal enquiries about the role please contact Dr Mario de Bono, e-mail: [email protected] 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.Closing date: 26 July 2018 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.
7976| Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Science| Biodiversity Scientist – Middle East| The Centre for Middle Eastern Plants tackles contemporary environmental challenges including sustainable development, biodiversity conservation, water conservation and climate change. We work with international and local partners across the Middle East and SW Asia on a diverse set of projects. These include biodiversity surveys, floristics, design of protected areas, restoration programmes, and capacity development, as well as working with landscape designers and architects to design planting schemes for green spaces. We are seeking applications from individuals with expertise relevant to Middle Eastern plant diversity and/or expertise in conservation and sustainability issues relevant to the plants of the region. The remit of this post is deliberately open to attract the best possible candidates from the widest field. We are interested in applicant’s ideas about what they can bring to RBGE’s work in SW Asia. A full job description and person specification can be downloaded on our website .Informal enquiries can be directed to Prof Pete Hollingsworth (Director of Science and Deputy Keeper; [email protected]) Interested candidates should send a CV and covering letter outlining the skills and experience they could bring to the post to , along with a completed equal opportunities questionnaire by Monday, 17 September 2018. The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is committed to providing a fair and equitable working environment and supporting a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds to these posts. We have a range of initiatives to promote diversity and inclusivity, including flexible working for staff with, for example, parenting and carer responsibilities, and proactive celebration of diversity among our staff, students and volunteers. RBGE holds an Athena SWAN Research Institute Bronze Award in acknowledgement of our commitment to the advancement of gender equality.
7951| UKRI Medical Research Council, Laboratory of Molecular Biology| Postdoctoral Scientist - Neurobiology - Dr Anne Bertolotti - LMB 872| Postdoctoral Scientist – Neurobiology Starting Salary £30,464 - £33,305 per annum MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge UKThe MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology is a world leader in biological research, with an expanding scientific programme dedicated to understanding gene function in health and disease. It provides an unsurpassed environment for both young and established researchers. Scientists are drawn to the LMB from all over the world, creating a lively and international community for the exchange of ideas and technical innovation.We are looking for a post-doctoral scientist to join Dr Anne Bertolotti’s pioneering research programme, which focuses on innovative approaches to rescue cells from protein misfolding, a condition at the origin of many human diseases, including neurodegenerative diseases. One of such approaches consist in selective inhibition of phosphatases, an important discovery because phosphatases were thought to be undruggable before this work (see Tsaytler et al., 2011, Science, 332, 91-4; and Das et al., 2015, Science, 348, 239-242, Carrara, M., Sigurdardottir, A., & Bertolotti, A. (2017). Nat Struct Mol Biol, 24(9), 708–716). You will join a strong inter-disciplinary team at the LMB, which has broad expertise extending from biochemistry, structural, chemical, molecular and cell biology through to transgenic animals models of degenerative diseases. We also have an excellent record of innovative basic research leading to applications in medicine.You will make a significant contribution to a project aimed at capitalizing on our pioneering discoveries on phosphatases and assess the therapeutic potential of newly discovered inhibitors in diverse mouse models of neurodegenerative diseases.You will have a PhD molecular biology or due to complete doctoral studies within 6 months of applying. Relevant experience is required and this must be best attested by at least one impactful publication. Experience working with mice and conducting behavioral and molecular studies in mice is essential. Experience with neurodegenerative diseases and having an interest in chemical biology, signaling and/or stress responses/protein quality control is desirable.You will enjoy interacting with a dynamic interdisciplinary team sharing a passion for science and a commitment to explore the unknown.The successful candidate will be awarded a three-year MRC Career Development Fellowship/MRC Postdoctoral Training Scheme, which is a training and development position for a postdoctoral scientist who has recently completed doctoral studies or is moving into a new research discipline.Further information about the position may be obtained from Dr Anne Bertolotti ([email protected]) Working for UKRI MRC provides a whole host of benefits including a defined benefit pension scheme, excellent holiday entitlement 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.The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology is a research institute within UK Research and Innovation. UK Research and Innovation 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.Closing date: 30 July 2018Final 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
7947| University of Edinburgh, Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences| Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cellular Neuroscience| A postdoctoral position is available in the research group of Dr Leah Herrgen (University of Edinburgh), in collaboration with the research group of Dr Martin Meyer (King's College London). We are looking for a highly motivated scientist to work on neuronal information processing after brain injury. The project will investigate how injury-induced structural plasticity affects information processing in neurons within a damaged neural circuit, using the optic tectum of young zebrafish as a model system. Requirements for the post include a PhD degree; expertise in live imaging; and theoretical and practical skills in advanced image processing and analysis. Experience in zebrafish handling and micromanipulation would be considered an advantage. Most importantly, the candidate should be driven and curious, and have a genuine interest in quantitative cellular and systems neuroscience.The position is initially for one year. The earliest possible start date is 1 August 2018.For more information please contact [email protected]
7948| Technische Universität Darmstad, The Laboratory for Parallel Programming in the Department of Computer Science| Research Associate in Computer Science (HPC & AI)| to start work as soon as possible. The position initially involves a three-year fixed-term contract. An extension beyond this period is generally possible.The Laboratory for Parallel Programming creates methods, tools, and algorithms that support the development and deployment of parallel software systems in various stages of their life cycle.To satisfy the growing demand for computational power, supercomputers will be able to execute more than 10^18 floatingpoint operations per second already in the near future. However, using this enormous capability effectively requires balancing applications and systems in an optimal way. This process is supported by performance models that describe the behavior of an application as a function of various execution parameters, such as the number of cores and the size of the input problem. Because creating such models analytically is extremely laborious, our team has successfully developed methods that automatically derive accurate performance models from performance measurements.The successful candidate will investigate how artificial intelligence can be applied to reduce the cost of the required measurements and to further improve the quality of the generated performance models. The results shall lead to practical tools.Position profile• Research and development in the area of performance-modeling tools for HPC applications using modern AI methods• Publication of results in journals• Presentations at international conferences• Collaboration with international partnersRequirements• Very good master’s degree in computer science or related discipline• Solid programming skills in C/C++• Excellent command of written and spoken English (German is a plus)• Ability to work in a team and a high level of commitment• Experience in parallel computing and/or artificial intelligence is an advantageOpportunity for further qualification (doctoral dissertation) is given. The fulfillment of the duties likewise enables the scientific qualifications of the candidate.The Technische Universität Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female employees and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal qualifications applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 or equal will be given preference. Wages and salaries are according to the collective agreements on salary scales, which apply to the Technische Universität Darmstadt (TV-TU Darmstadt). Part-time employment is generally possible.The application documents should include a cover letter mentioning the job ID listed at the bottom of this advertisement, a CV, transcripts (with translation unless the document is written in English or in German), and the names and contact details of at least two references. The cover letter is expected to motivate the applicant’s desire to work in this particular position. Please send your application documents as a single PDF to Prof. Dr. Felix Wolf, [email protected] No. 280Application deadline: August 05, 2018
7970| Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG)| PostDoc Position on Ageing and Fertility| PostDoc Position on Ageing and Fertility available in the Lab of Bernhard PayerWe are looking for a highly skilled and motivated candidate to join our group for a PostDoc position. In the Payer lab (http://www.crg.eu/bernhard_payer), we study epigenetic reprogramming in the mammalian germ line and the effects of ageing on fertility. In this project, which will be performed in collaboration with fertility clinic Eugin in Barcelona (https://tinyurl.com/y9l834y5), the prospective candidate will study the molecular links between ageing and oocyte quality decline in women.We are seeking applicants with a strong background in the fields of Mammalian Cell Culture, Embryology, Stem Cell Reprogramming and Differentiation, Tissue Engineering, Epigenetics and Reproduction. Excellent candidates from other related fields will also be considered.Work EnvironmentOur lab is part of the Gene Regulation, Stem Cells & Cancer Programme at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona, Spain (www.crg.eu). The CRG is a vibrant International Research Institute with Research Groups working in diverse fields such as Genomics, Cell and Developmental Biology, Systems Biology, Stem Cells, Cancer and Epigenetics. English is the working language.Eligibility• Candidates can be of any nationality, but must undertake trans-national mobility and must not have resided or carried out their main activity in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to the call deadline. Furthermore, applicants working at CRG for more than 3 months before the deadline will not be considered.• Candidates must have a PhD degree from a recognized university, plan to obtain a PhD degree by the time of employment, or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience. Candidates who already hold a PhD degree at the time of application are eligible to apply only if they passed their PhD exam (or equivalent) in the four years prior to the call deadline. Exceptions up to 3 years for maternity/paternity leaves and other documented career breaks will be considered.• Candidates must have at least one publication as first author (either in press or published) at the time of the deadline• Candidates must provide two letters of referenceFellowship36 months by the INTREPiD Fellowship programme.Applications are accepted exclusively online through:http://www.crg.eu/intrepid_fellowshipsThe application deadline is the 12th of October 2018, at 5:00pm (local time).For informal questions regarding the position, please contact: [email protected]
7949| UNSW, Mechanical and Manfacturing| Scientia Fellow UNSW - Coronary Atlas| The highly prestigious UNSW Scientia Fellowship positions are now open, closing on 22 July 2018. Apply to work with the Coronary Atlas team http://www.coronaryatlas.org/ . To discuss project opportunities please contact by email with attached CV, references and cover letter directly. This opportunity is for the best and brightest PhD, with outstanding research track records. It is for researchers who share the UNSW vision of transforming lives for the better by creating global impact through their work. Successful candidates will be on a tenure track for an ongoing academic position at UNSW – the top 35 University in the world - with unprecedented career support and flexibility. Benefits include:- Career pathway commitment through continuing tenure track appointment - Leadership, development and mentoring opportunities - Flexibility within tenure position i.e. accepted career interruptions- Additional development, collaboration and support financial packages per annum This Fellowship appointment is extremely competitive. To be eligible, you must have:- At least 10 publications in Q1 tier, ISI-indexed journals, with a minimum of 3 as a lead author - Are either UNSW internal or come from a top 100 University in either QS, Times or shanghai ranking - Have demonstrated leadership - Have demonstrated excellence through scholarships, awards, and prizes - Have other relevant experiences, for example in the innovation sector - Have demonstrated passion for research - If you want to make a global impact for greater social benefit Ingenious and female applicants for this interdisciplinary STEMM research are especially encouraged to apply. To find out more about previous successful applicants please seehttps://research.unsw.edu.au/unsw-scientia-fellows
7972| University College Dublin, UCD School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering| UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or Level 2, UCD School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Temporary)| Applications are invited for a Research Fellow Level 1 or Level 2 in the UCD School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.Massive MIMO is a key technology for 5G-and-beyond wireless networks, which is capable of dramatically increasing both the spectral efficiency and the energy efficiency of the network. The ‘SparseMIMO’ project will design new transmitters and receivers as well as advanced signal processing algorithms for massive MIMO systems, based on the concept of sparse signaling, also known as generalized spatial modulation.The research will center on the joint design of channel coding, generalized spatial modulation, and receiver signal processing (channel estimation, compressed-sensing based signal detection, and iterative channel decoding). The new communication system designs will be validated by extensive mathematical analysis as well as by simulation. Channel coding techniques will center on state-of-the-art LDPC and polar code constructions, as these provide excellent performance advantages as well as low-complexity implementations. Interactions between the compressed-sensing based front-end detection process and the iterative channel decoder will be a key focus of the receiver design problem.Salary: PD1: €36,854 - €42,603 PD2: €43,828 - €46,389 per annum.This position may be appointed at either UCD Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or Level 2 depending on the relevant qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.Closing Date: 17.00hrs (Local Irish Time) on 24th July 2018.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.UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CVs submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website: https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/.
7953| Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute Northern Ireland (AFBI)| Quantitative Geneticist - Higher Scientific Officer / Senior Scientific Officer| Quantitative Geneticist - Higher Scientific Officer / Senior Scientific Officer REF: IRC230048SALARY: £30,149 - £31,760 for HSO £36,812 - £40,473 for SSODEPARTMENT: Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute Northern Ireland(AFBI)LOCATION: AFBI Hillsborough, Large park, Hillsborough, Co. Down, BT26 6DRThis new post offers an exciting opportunity for a skilled early career Quantitative Geneticist to join AFBI’s livestock and genomics research team. AFBI’s instrumented farm using novel digital technologies is currently capturing mega-flows of phenotypic data linked to genotyping of all the livestock. This provides the opportunity for a Quantitative Geneticist to build an international reputation in the arena of livestock genetic improvement as well as impacting on better farming practices. The successful candidate will manage this high-priority programme within a well-established and multi-disciplinary scientific group, and be supported by a database manager of the phenotypic biobank. AFBI is eager to attract the best candidates and to support them in furthering their careers within an academia and Government/industry fora.Further appointments may be made from this competition should AFBI positions become vacant which have similar duties and responsibilities.For more detailed information and to apply, please go to www.nicsrecruitment.org.ukAlternatively, an application pack can be requested by contacting:HRConnect, PO Box 1089, The Metro Building, 6-9 Donegall Square South, Belfast, BT1 9EW. Telephone: 0800 1 300 330. Email: [email protected] requests must include your name, address and reference number IRC230048Completed application forms must be returned to arrive not later than 12:00 noon (UK time) on Friday 10th August 2018.Applications are particularly welcomed from Roman Catholics and Females as these groups are currently under-represented within AFBI.AFBI is an Equal Opportunities Employer ALL APPLICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT ARE CONSIDERED STRICTLY ON THE BASIS OF MERIT
7943| University of Zaragoza| Postdoctoral Position in Electrophysiology (ERC-StG project)| Position and projectThe Biomedical Signal Interpretation and Computational Simulation group at the University of Zaragoza (Spain) seeks a Researcher to work on experimental evaluation of age-induced electrophysiological changes in cardiac cell and tissues. The position is part of the Starting Grant MODELAGE funded by the European Research Council (ERC).MODELAGE aims at making an important step towards the characterization of human heart aging at both the population and individual levels. An integrative methodological framework combining in silico modeling with in vitro cell and tissue analysis and in vivo electrocardiographic evaluation is used to investigate how cardiac aging manifests at a range of scales, from cell to body surface, and how electrical, structural and autonomic alterations contribute to such manifestations in humans. The candidate will perform in vitro experiments using patch-clamp and optical mapping techniques, which will be incorporated into multi-scale computational models of cardiac electrophysiology currently being developed in the MODELAGE project. The candidate will join a multidisciplinary team of researchers including electrophysiologists, cell and molecular biologists, mathematicians and engineers. The performed investigations will serve to investigate inter-individual age-related differences in cardiac dynamics, assess underlying mechanisms and set links to arrhythmia susceptibility. QualificationsCandidates must have demonstrated training in electrophysiology, with and established track record of success. Experience in optical mapping and/or patch-clamp data acquisition and analysis is required. Hands-on experience in cellular assay development in primary and cultured cells as well as work with tissue preparations and/or animal models is essential. Strong oral and written communication skills in English are a must. The I3A Institute at University of ZaragozaThe I3A Institute at the University of Zaragoza comprises more than 500 researchers and a vibrant environment for multidisciplinary research. Every year I3A participates in more than 300 research projects funded with over 10 M€ and more than 200 contracts with industry with 5 M€ turnover. Around 50 PhD theses supervised by I3A members are defended and nearly 300 papers are published in JCR journals every year. The Biomedical Signal Interpretation and Computational Simula-tion group at I3A, University of Zaragoza, is a leading expert in the development of signal processing tools to aid in the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases and condi-tions. This expertise is combined with in vitro and in silico investigation of cardiac electrophysiology to unravel causes and consequences of phenomena observed from the processed signals.Application For additional information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Esther Pueyo ([email protected]).
7961| The Institute of Cancer Research, Breast Cancer Research - Gene Function| Postdoctoral Training Fellow - Gene Function| 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 FRS, 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 Breast Cancer Now Toby Robins Research Centre at the ICR, led by Professor Andrew Tutt, is the first centre in the UK entirely devoted to breast cancer research and its goal is to advance research into the causes, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Formerly known as The Breakthrough Toby Robins Breast Cancer Research Centre, at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, it is located in state-of-the-art laboratory space, with excellent core facilities and funding. 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. The Gene Function Laboratory, headed by Professor Chris Lord, focuses upon identifying and understanding tumour specific dependencies, such as synthetic lethal effects, as a means to design novel approaches to treating cancer. We have made major advances in identifying synthetic lethal interactions involving, for example, PARP inhibitors (Farmer et al Nature (2005), Edwards et al Nature (2008), Bajrami et al, Cancer Research (2014)), ATR inhibitors (Williamson et al, Nature Communications (2016)) and ROS1 inhibitors (Bajrami et al, Cancer Discovery (2018)). Using this same concept we have also systematically identified synthetic lethal interactions in breast cancer (Brough et al, Cancer Discovery (2011), Campbell et al, Cell Reports (2016)). We also use genetic approaches to understand the mechanisms of action of agents that target the DNA damage response (Pettitt et al; Krastev et al Nature Communications (2018)) We aim to generate pre-clinical information that can inform the design of clinical trials and the identification of novel targets for drug discovery programmes.We are seeking highly motivated Postdoctoral Training Fellows to study synthetic lethal effects, with the express aim of developing optimised treatment approaches for cancer. We have positions available in two subject areas:•Targeting vulnerabilities associated with loss of the Rb tumour suppressor in breast cancer, building on our recent work in this area (Witkiewicz et al. Cell Rep. (2018), Brough et al. Oncogene (2018)). This will involve identifying potential drug targets and sensitivity biomarkers for patients with Rb loss, as well as studying effective drug combinations and mechanisms of resistance.•Targeting vulnerabilities associated with loss of the E-cadherin tumour suppressor in lobular breast cancer, building on our recent work in this area which identified vulnerabilities to the ROS1 inhibitors in these cancers (Bajrami et al, Cancer Discovery (2018)). The successful applicant will extend this work to find potential combination therapies with clinical ROS1 inhibitors such as crizotinib and carry out further research into potential crizotinib resistance mechanism to inform an ongoing clinical trial based on this research.The successful applicants will use a combination of high-throughput in vitro and in vivo functional genomic approaches. These may include the use of RNA interference, CRISPR-Cas9 and drug screens. We would expect successful candidates to contribute to the development of a project and research plan that makes the most of the resources and interests of the laboratory as well as the candidate’s specific skill set and experience. Candidates should possess a PhD in biology, genetics or other associated subjects, experience in molecular and cellular biology and a strong track record of high quality biomedical research as exemplified by their publication record. Successful applicants will enjoy working in an interdisciplinary environment with our internal and external biology, clinical, pathology and computational biology collaborators. The post holders will be fast learners, and will be motivated to explore new subjects. Appointments will be made in the salary range £30,410 p.a. to £40,008 p.a. inclusive. Starting salary will be based on previous postdoctoral experience. Informal enquiries are welcome and can be made via email to Dr Stephen Pettitt ([email protected]). Please note – this address is for enquiries only and you should not send your application to this email address.To apply and for further details please visit the ICR website: www.icr.ac.uk/careers - ref: 475 We consider all applications on merit and have a strong commitment to enhancing the diversity of our staff.
7966| The Institute of Cancer Research, Sarcoma Molecular Team| Higher Scientific Officer or Postdoctoral Training Fellow| 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 FRS, 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. Applications are invited from highly motivated candidates to join the successful Sarcoma Molecular Team led by Professor Janet Shipley.The research aims to identify new treatments for sarcoma patients including RhabdoMyoSarcomas (RMS) and Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumours (DSRCT) based on identifying and understanding molecular vulnerabilities.The successful applicant will have responsibility for running a pilot study on the feasibility and utility of assessing circulating tumour DNA from RMS patients as well as supporting preclinical validation studies of specific drug combinations. Applicants should have a strong background in genetics and molecular biology. The position is funded for one year in the first instance by an award from the Alice’s Arc Charity with additional support for reagents via the European Consortium ITCC (Innovative Therapies for Childhood Cancers) from the KickCancer charity. The appointment will be either on the PDF or HSO scales as appropriate for 1 year in the first instance and dependent on the level of relevant experience offered. Please read the job description and apply for this post on the ICR website www.icr.ac.uk/careers We consider all applications on merit and have a strong commitment to enhancing the diversity of our staff.
7959| Imperial College London, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering| Research Associate in Control Engineering (Dynamically Adaptive Water Supply Networks)| An opportunity has arisen for a Research Associate to work with Dr Ivan Stoianov and his InfraSense Labs team www.imperial.ac.uk/infrasense, at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering on the design and control of dynamically adaptive water supply networks.Dr Stoianov and his team have pioneered advances in sensor and control technologies in order to gain extraordinary insights into the operation of complex water supply networks and facilitate their dynamically adaptive control. The research group is at the forefront of developing and implementing novel simulation and optimisation methods that make use of this new knowledge about the dynamics of large-scale water supply systems and the ability to robustly control their operation.This post is part of a five year EPSRC-funded programme of work led by Dr Stoianov, to progress the development of fundamental scientific methods for the design, optimisation and control of next generation resilient water supply networks that dynamically adapt their connectivity, hydraulic conditions and operational objectives. This is a fixed term appointment for three years in the first instance.Duties and responsibilitiesYou will support and co-lead fundamental and applied research in robust and adaptive control algorithms for the design and operation of a new generation of dynamically adaptive water supply networks.You will also work on the performance evaluation and comparison of various controls to meet multi operational objectives for the management of complex water supply networks, produce scientific publications, and present the work at international conferences.You will be working closely with Dr Stoianov and other members of the InfraSense Labs to enhance and utilise current experimental research in order to generate benchmark models and validate the developed control algorithms in operational water supply networks.Essential requirementsTo apply you must have a PhD degree (or equivalent) in a relevant field such as: control engineering, chemical process engineering, computer science and/or applied mathematics with in-depth knowledge of the mathematics of robust control. You must also have a proven ability to publish research in high impact journals.Excellent programming skills (e.g. Matlab, Python, C/C++) with knowledge of software configuration management (e.g. GitHub) are also required, together with competence in high level mathematical analysis.You are required to communicate effectively with academic and industrial partners and to work in a planned and managed way.*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £32,380 - £34,040 per annum.Further informationFor informal enquiries about the post please contact Dr Ivan Stoianov at [email protected] post has previously been advertised under reference EN20170303LE, ENG00058, ENG00188 and ENG00286. Previous applicants need not apply.Our preferred method of application is online via our website. Please click ‘apply’ below or go to https://www.imperial.ac.uk/job-applicants/ and search using reference number ENG00403 Further information about the post is available in the job description.Please note that the closing date on this post may be extended.Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to Lucy Chivers at [email protected] Date: 10th August 2018
7964| MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Chemical and Synthetic Biology| Postdoctoral Scientists| Postdoctoral Scientists – Chemical and Synthetic BiologyStarting Salary £30,464 - £33,305 per annumMRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge UKWe are looking to recruit up to three postdoctoral scientists to join the Centre for Chemical & Synthetic Biology. You will work with Jason Chin to develop foundational methods for expanding and reprogramming the genetic code. For more information on this exciting research area please see Nature 2017 550, 53-60, and our website: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/ccsb/ You should have a PhD in a biological or physical science. Experience of one or more of the following: directed evolution, computational methods and bioinformatics, robotics and automation, genetic code expansion, genome scale biology, mammalian genetics or biological method development would be particularly useful. Successful applicants will be awarded a three-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, is moving into a new research discipline or has limited experience of key transferable skills. Two positions are available immediately and one will be available from September 2018.The Medical Research Council (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/985.If you are unable to apply online please contact us at [email protected] date: 12 August 2018 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.
7975| Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Science| Tropical Biologist| The work of the RBGE Tropical Diversity Team focuses on understanding the diversity, distribution and evolution of tropical plants and linking this knowledge to conservation and sustainable utilisation. This includes taxonomy (inventory, monography, floristics), macroecology, evolutionary development, phylogenetics/phylogenomics, conservation, sustainability, and capacity building. There is a strong emphasis on linking the research programme with RBGE’s collections (living plants, herbarium). Our work has a particular focus on SE Asia and the neotropics, and current areas of taxonomic expertise include Gesneriaceae, Begoniaceae, Solanaceae, Zingiberaceae and Sapotaceae.We are seeking an outstanding scientist who has, or who is developing, an international reputation and track record in tropical biodiversity science. We are particularly interested to hear from applicants with strengths in one or more of the following areas: (a) delivering high-impact international quality science(b) securing external grant income(c) connecting biodiversity science to sustainable development and contemporary societal challenges The remit of this post is deliberately open to attract the best possible candidates from the widest field. We are interested in applicant’s ideas about what they can bring to the RBGE Tropical Diversity programme. A full job description and person specification can be downloaded on our website.Interested candidates should send a CV and covering letter outlining the skills and experience they could bring to the post to , along with a completed equal opportunities questionnaire by Monday, 17 September 2018.
7952| The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute| Postdoctoral Scientist – Drug Discovery Unit and Molecular Oncology Group| • Salary in the range of £31,604 - £41,929 per annum (dependent upon qualifications and experience)• Job Ref: MI/18/57 • Duration: Fixed term for 3 years About the role:Prof Caroline Springer, Director of the Drug Discovery Unit is seeking a Postdoctoral Scientist to join her group. This is a great opportunity for a self-motivated, innovative, meticulous and organised candidate with excellent communication skills to develop, implement and run assays to determine the biological impact of targets under study and test novel compounds to these targets as they are synthesized. The project will have a focus on cancer stem cell biology. You will work closely with other group members as part of a drug discovery programme, as well as with members of the Molecular Oncology Group. About you:You should have a PhD degree in a biomedical sciences discipline along with relevant experience working in an academic research setting. Skills in biochemistry, molecular biology and/or cell biology are essential for this post, in particular experience of mammalian cell based assays. Experience in drug discovery projects and high throughput assays would be beneficial, as would a working knowledge of stem cell biology.Why choose Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute?The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute (www.cruk.manchester.ac.uk), an Institute of The University of Manchester (www.manchester.ac.uk), is a world-leading centre for excellence in cancer research. The Institute is core funded by Cancer Research UK (www.cancerresearchuk.org), the largest independent cancer research organisation in the world. We are currently situated at the internationally-renowned life sciences campus at Alderley Park in Cheshire England, 15 miles from Manchester, a vibrant and dynamic city surrounded by beautiful countryside. We are partnered with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (adjacent to the CRUK Manchester Institute, Paterson Building) in South Manchester (www.christie.nhs.uk), one of the largest cancer treatment centres in Europe. These factors combine to provide an exceptional environment in which to pursue basic, translational and clinical research programmes.How to apply?To apply for this position please visit our website: http://www.cruk.manchester.ac.uk/Opportunities/Opportunities-Home For any informal enquiries about this post, please contact Prof. Caroline Springer via email: [email protected] The deadline for receipt of applications is: 2 August 2018.
7955| Lund University, Synchrotron Radiation Research| Postdoc position: Nanostructured X-ray scintillators| Scintillators convert X-ray photons into visible light, and form a critical part of X-ray detectors for clinical and industrial applications. Established bulk scintillators have limited spatial resolution, which limits the resolution in X-ray microscopy. This project will use nanofabrication methods to create novel scintillators that could overcome these limitations. Nanostructuring will be used to confine secondary electrons and photons, with the goal to create X-ray detectors with nanoscale spatial resolution.The main duty involved in a post-doctoral position is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours. The position shall include the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to interact with the master students and the PhD students in the research group and contribute to meetings and seminars.This project aims to create and study novel scintillators based on nanofabrication techniques. The work to be done will include synthesis, primarily in the Lund Nano Lab, and characterization in the new X-ray lab. The candidate will have significant freedom and is expected to take initiatives and drive the project quite independently.Knowledge and experience of X-ray scintillation is not required; this will form a part of the post-doctoral training as required. The work will be performed in collaboration with several other researchers at the institute as well as a number of Ph.D. students and master students.

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