Stanford University, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences/School of Medicine|
Stanford University Postdoc Position - Faculty Mentor Carolyn Rodriguez|
The Rodriguez Translational Therapeutics Lab is currently accepting applications for a postdoctoral fellow position focused on OCD and related disorders. Especially sought are candidates with clinical experience in administrating assessments to patients diagnosed with mental health disorders and expertise in functional connectivity analysis of both resting and task-fMRI data. The candidate will work on current ongoing projects and development of new projects. There is also the opportunity to jump immediately into the analysis of existing datasets, and to drive publications. Along with a deep knowledge of neuroimaging and functional connectivity analysis, familiarity with psychological concepts, cognitive affective neuroscience and/or experience with human subject data is also preferred. Duties will also include presentation of findings at conferences and contribution to the preparation of grants.Required Qualifications: 1. Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in a field(s) of clinical psychology or psychiatry with experience in functional neuroimaging their clinical applications.2. Clinical experience with patients diagnosed with mental health disorders.3. Experience with functional magnetic resonance imaging.4. Profound experience in statistical analysis and computational approaches. Experience with R or similar scripting environments is desirable.5. A demonstrated capacity to drive first author publications.6. A clear motivation to pursue research in OCD and related disorders and neuroimaging applied in clinical populations.7. Self-motivated with a preference for working within an inter-disciplinary, collaborative environment.8. Experience in clinical research projects.9. Demonstrated professionalism.Required Application Materials: 1. Cover Letter2. Resume3. 3 References How to Submit Application Materials: Applications with the required materials can be sent to [email protected]
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is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Space, Earth and Environment|
Postdoctoral Position in Matching Variable Renewables with Infrastructure and Measures|
We are looking for a candidate who will work with the project finding and describing suitable combinations of variation management strategies/grid structures/market setups at certain levels of variable renewable electricity generation levels. The Department of Space, Earth and Environment contains five divisions, with research and education spanning from global challenges related to sustainability and energy supply to astronomy and space sciences. The department is host to two major infrastructures, Onsala Space Observatory and Chalmers Power Central, and consist of about 250 employees.Information about the researchThe work will be carried out accounting for the possibilities and challenges imposed by future renewable electricity systems governed by variable electricity generation (e.g. wind and solar power).The work will combine technology assessment and energy systems modeling, applying and further developing an energy systems modeling package, developed within the research group at Energy technology. The model package consists of different optimization models combined with extensive databases with detailed description of electric power systems, fuel markets, wind and solar resources and Europe's industrial and residential sectors which together provide a unique opportunity to describe and analyze different development paths for all or part of the Nordic and European energy systems.The position on offer will join a team of senior researchers, postdocs and PhD students dedicated to research aimed at identifying and evaluating pathways towards sustainable European energy systems. The position is a collaboration between the division of Energy Technology and the division of Electric Power Engineering.Major responsibilitiesYour major responsibilities in this post doctoral position is to take responsibility of the described project and merit yourself by producing good quality research reported in scientific journals. In addition, you are expected to develop your own scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research verbally and in writing in English. You are also expected to take active part and in building and maintaining collaborative links with relevant members of the research team both at Energy technology and Electric power engineering.Position summaryFull-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1).QualificationsTo qualify for this post doctoral position, you must have a PhD level degree in a relevant field, e.g. Energy systems engineering, Mechanical engineering, Electric power engineering, Civil or Environmental Engineering, Engineering Physics, or equivalent. Excellent writing and communication skills in English is required.Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.Application procedureThe application should be marked with Ref 20180087 and written in English. Applications by email are not accepted.Application deadline: 21 March, 2018For questions, please contact:Mikael Odenberger, Energy technologyMail: [email protected]
: +46 31 7721444Peiyuan Chen, Electric power engineeringMail: [email protected]
+46 31 7721639*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our eight Areas of Advance; Building Futures, Energy, Information & Communication Technology, Life Science, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!
Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute Northern Ireland (AFBI)|
Agricultural Systems Nutrient Management Scientist (Principal Scientific Officer)|
Agricultural Systems Nutrient Management Scientist (Principal Scientific Officer)REF: IRC227122SALARY: £47,749 - £52,334 DEPARTMENT: Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute Northern Ireland (AFBI)LOCATION: AFBI Newforge, BelfastThis post offers an exciting opportunity for a skilled and experienced scientist to lead the ‘Sustainable Soil Management & Crop Nutrition’ research programme in AFBI. The post holder will address the challenge of identifying and exploiting opportunities for enhancing nutrient-use efficiency within the soil-plant-animal system, and for reducing detrimental nutrient (particularly nitrogen and phosphorus) losses to land, air or water.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 IRC227122Completed application forms must be returned to arrive not later than 12:00 noon (UK time) on Friday 23rd March 2018.Applications are particularly welcomed from Roman Catholics and females as these groups are currently under-represented within AFBI.AFBI is an Equal Opportunities EmployerALL APPLICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT ARE CONSIDERED STRICTLY ON THE BASIS OF MERIT
University College London, Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering|
Research Associate in Real-Time Registration for Image-Guided Surgery|
Full Time The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £34,635 - £41,864 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic researcher to join an internationally leading research group and play an active role in the development of new algorithms for real-time image registration, for applications in laparoscopic or endoscopic surgery. Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research position in the Department of Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering and affiliated to the Centre for Medical Image Computing (CMIC) at University College London (UCL). Located within one of the world’s leading universities in the heart of central London, CMIC (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/medical-image-computing) is one of the largest research centres of its kind in the world with an international reputation for world-class research. The post holder will work as part of a team on the development of novel, real-time image registration methods, specifically for aligning 2D ultrasound images taken from, for example, laparoscopic or endoscopic ultrasound, and aligning them with a 3D scan such as Computed Tomography (CT) or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). The main idea of this research is to take a pre-operative scan and infer a knowledge base of the likelihood and appearance of imaging planes, to index these images, and to be able to retrieve them in real time, to align to the live ultrasound images. This project forms part of a wider program of work to deliver a system for augmented-reality laparoscopic liver surgery. Of particular interest for this role would be: - Simulation of ultrasound images from pre-operative CT data, modelling probe deformation. - Application of content-based image retrieval, or learning based methods. - Lab based, experimental validation, progressing to clinical evaluation. We work closely with surgeons at the Royal Free Hospital and the post-holder would be expected to attend surgical procedures and collaborate with clinicians and industrial partners. The is a proof of concept study and the post is funded for 1 year in the first instance by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council "First Grant" scheme. UCL prides itself on promoting flexible working, this role will be considered for job share and/or part time working, with salary adjusted pro-rata.Applicants must have a PhD in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or a related subject, or equivalent academic or industrial experience and must be able to demonstrate strong mathematical and problem solving skills. Evidence of the ability to produce research that can be published in high-impact, peer-reviewed academic journals or conferences is essential. Candidates must be able to demonstrate good programming skills in a high-level language such as C++ / Python. Experience, or a willingness to learn a low-level, accelerated language such as CUDA would be highly desirable.For further details about the vacancy and how to apply online please go to https://www.ucl.ac.uk/human-resources/working-ucl/jobs-ucl and search on Reference Number 1713080If you have any queries regarding the scientific content of the vacancy, please contact Dr Matt Clarkson ([email protected]
). For general application queries, please contact Miss Sarah Jeffrey ([email protected]
) our HR Officer.Closing Date: 23 March 2018Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.Interview Date: TBC UCL Taking Action for EqualityTo apply click here https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/saf/login.cgi?SID=amNvZGU9MTcxMzA4MCZvd25lcnR5cGU9ZmFpciZleHRlcm5hbD0yMzc2MzImb3duZXI9NTA0MTE3OA
Goettingen University, Institute of Theoretical Physics|
Postdoc in Non-Equilibrium Statistical Physics|
Applications are invited for a postdoc position at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of Göttingen, in the group of Prof. Dr. Peter Sollich. The interests of the group cover a broad range of topics within non-equilibrium statistical physics. We are looking particularly for candidates with an interest in theoretical modelling of soft and active matter rheology, and of non-equilibrium dynamics on networks. Specific topics include extensions of the soft glassy rheology model to active materials, and glassy dynamics on sparse random graphs.The positions will be initially for a fixed term of one year, with the possibility of extension for a total of five years, starting from May 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. Salary will be on the German public sector scale TV-L E13. A habilitation can be pursued as part of the postdoc if desired.Candidates should have a PhD in physics, theoretical physics or a related area, with significant expertise in non-equilibrium statistical physics and a strong publications record; experience with numerical work and interest in interdisciplinary work will be useful. Fluency in written and spoken English is a requirement. German language skills are not essential as English is the default language for scientific interactions (seminars, group meetings etc).The Faculty of Physics is embedded into the Göttingen Campus, which provides an ideal environment for interdisciplinary collaboration, both with other University faculties (e.g. chemistry and mathematics) and with Max-Planck-Institutes, particularly the MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization. Formal collaborative research centres such as the one on “Collective behaviour of soft and biological matter” (SFB 937) support these interactions. For computational work, the Faculty has access to dedicated High Performance Computing facilities.Candidates should email the following documents (PDF preferred) - A cover letter summarizing your background and explaining your interest in, and suitability for, the position- A full CV including an overview of scientific work so far, publication list and names of two referees- Electronic copies of your two most relevant publicationsto [email protected]
Informal enquiries about the positions can be sent to the same email address.All applications received by 1 April 2018 will be given full consideration. Later applications will be considered as long as positions remain.The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer with a particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply. Disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preference. The formal advert text can be found athttp://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/305402.html?cid=13380
National University of Ireland Galway, Mechanical Engineering|
Postdoctoral Researcher - Numerical modelling of NOx formation in gas turbine combustors|
Postdoctoral Researcher Numerical modelling of NOx formation in gas turbine combustorsCollege of Engineering and Informatics, NUI GalwayRef. No. NUIG-055-18Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, 24-month fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher to be based in Mechanical Engineering at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and Siemens through the new €3.3M Sustainable Energy and Fuel Efficiency (SEFE) spoke in the Research Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy in Ireland (MaREI, http://www.marei.ie/), and is available from 1 May 2018.MaREI has over 200 researchers working across 6 academic institutions collaborating with over 45 industry partners to tackle the scientific, technical and socio-economic challenges across the marine and renewable energy sectors. NUI Galway leads the newly-added SEFE spoke at MaREI, which aims to support Ireland’s and Europe’s transition to sustainable and renewable energy through the development of new processes, technologies and markets. Siemens is a recognised global leader in clean energy technology. Siemens gas turbine engineers in Canada, Germany and Sweden will work closely with the successful candidate. The successful candidate will develop a numerical method to predict NOx emissions from gas turbine combustors using CFD simulations (high fidelity LES), chemical reactor networks (CRNs) and uncertainty quantification (UQ). This work will build on existing efforts (see IGTI paper GT2017-64271) to use detailed chemical kinetic mechanisms to predict NO and NO2 emissions and formation pathways in gas turbines. The successful candidate will be primarily based at NUI Galway (http://www.nuigalway.ie/therme/ and http://c3.nuigalway.ie/), with frequent interactions with Siemens.Job Description The successful candidate will conduct the following activities that are central to the project:1. Draft toolchain for CRN generation and solution.2. NOx pathway study for premixed turbulent jet flames, and jet in crossflow like systems, in which secondary fuel-air jets are injected into a hot exhaust gas flow produced in a first stage.3. Modified toolchain for flexibility of combustor conditions.4. Study of yellow plume (NO2) formation and mitigation.5. Final report on the toolchain.Additional DutiesIn addition to the tasks listed above, the successful candidate will:1. Be primarily responsible for project management and communications with project partners.2. Prepare abstracts, manuscripts and presentations for dissemination of the work in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals and international conferences. 3. Assist in the operation of the ThermE research group by assisting in the following: (i) PhD student supervision, (ii) day-to-day management, and (iii) writing research funding applications.4. Develop their teaching skills by contributing to lectures and undergraduate project supervision. 5. Work with high degrees of independence and dedication to ensure the successful completion of the work.Qualifications/Skills Required Essential Requirements - the successful candidate will:1. Hold a PhD degree in Mechanical, Chemical, Aero/Astro or Energy Engineering, or a closely-related discipline.2. Have a strong publication record as a first author in peer-reviewed journal papers.3. Have demonstrable experience of advanced use of CFD software, including large eddy simulations, user-defined functions, high-performance computing, turbulence-chemistry interactions, open-source and/or in-house software.4. Have demonstrable experience with chemical kinetic modelling using software such as Cantera, Chemkin, DARS, OpenSMOKE, etc. 5. Have excellent written and spoken English communication skills.6. Display evidence of capability of acting with a high degree of autonomy and self-motivation in working with the industry partner, Siemens.Desirable Requirements - the successful candidate should have:1. Experience in writing research funding applications.2. Experience in helping to supervise undergraduate and/or postgraduate projects.3. Experience in helping to manage laboratories and research teams.4. Experience with experimental methods including PIV, LDV/LDA and hot-wire anemometry.Salary: €37,138 per annum Start date: Position is available from 1 May 2018.Continuing Professional Development/TrainingResearchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. Further InformationFurther information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway. For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie. Further information about the research partners are available at the links given above. Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Rory Monaghan at NUI Galway ([email protected]
). To ApplyApplications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Dr Rory Monaghan ([email protected]
). Please put reference number NUIG-055-18 in subject line of e-mail application.Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday 30th March 2018.All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology|
Postdoc in biochemical reconstitution and cell biology|
The Bird Lab (www.bird-lab.org) at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology (www.mpi-dortmund.mpg.de/en) is searching for highly motivated postdoc candidates to join our group to study the molecular mechanisms of cellular regulation of microtubule dynamics.Our Research:Precise control of microtubule dynamics and stability is critical for several cellular functions including chromosome segregation and cell division. Misregulation of microtubule stability during mitosis can result in chromosome missegregation and chromosomal instability, which can contribute to tumorigenesis. We have identified novel factors and pathways important for regulating microtubule stability in normal cells, while deregulated and impacting chromosomal instability in cancer cells. We are now seeking to reconstitute these factors and pathways in vitro using purified components for both structural studies and functional studies on microtubule stabilization. We are also defining the molecular mechanisms and regulation of these factors in time and space within cells, and the impact of their deregulation on chromosomal instability in the cancer context. We employ a variety of techniques spanning biochemistry and cell biology to answer these questions, including protein purification and interaction/activity analysis, live cell fluorescence microscopy, and CRISPR/Cas9 and genome modification for genetic analyses. Often projects also involve active collaboration within the department and institute for structural studies and quantitative proteomics to answer specific questions. We are an international and socially and intellectually engaging lab. The working language in the lab and institute is English Your Qualifications:A background and familiarity with molecular biology is required, although no specific experience with any technique is essential. Previous experience in fluorescence microscopy, mammalian cell culture, quantitative biochemistry, protein purification and/or cloning/DNA modification techniques is beneficial but not required. Most importantly, the applicant must be enthusiastic with a developed ability to work independently and think critically, as well as to read, interpret, and apply scientific literature to the project. Candidates should have (or be submitting) at least one first-author publication in an international peer-reviewed journal. Our Offer:Salary will be according to TVöD for 2 years, with a possibility for extension.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. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.Application:To apply, please send • a motivation letter (including a summary of previous research experience)• a CV• the names of at least 2 references that may be contacted directly via email to [email protected]
University of Maryland, Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health|
The Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health within the University of Maryland, School of Public Health is seeking a highly motivated individual for the grants and contracts funded post of Postdoctoral Fellow. This individual will join our USDA NIFA-funded Center, “CONSERVE: A Center of Excellence at the Nexus of Sustainable Water Reuse, Food and Health.” The long‐term goal of CONSERVE is to facilitate the adoption of transformative on‐farm treatment solutions that enable the safe use of nontraditional irrigation water (e.g. recycled water, surface water, return flows) on food crops.Qualifications: Applicants must possess a PhD in the life sciences or environmental engineering (e.g. Environmental Health Sciences, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Microbial Ecology, Food Safety, Plant Sciences, Environmental Engineering, or Related Field). In addition to the degree, applicants should have at least two years of laboratory or field experience (at the pre-doctoral level) in microbiology and/or environmental science/engineering techniques, excellent organizational and communication skills (oral and written), and enthusiasm for multidisciplinary collaborations. The ideal candidate will have a combination of microbiology and either environmental science or engineering skills; and experience conducting field and laboratory studies focused on microbial water quality, filtration and sampling methodologies. The candidate also must be able to work outside and lift up to 20 lbs without assistance during field sampling events. Responsibilities: The successful candidate will work within the CONSERVE Center of Excellence under the direction of Dr. Manan Sharma at the Environmental Microbial and Food Safety Laboratory (EMFSL) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS). Specifically, the candidate will focus on improving nontraditional irrigation water quality by filtration through zero-valent iron and sand filters. These filters will be designed for small-scale, diversified farms that seek to use surface waters (pond, creek, lake, river) or recycled water (treated municipal wastewater, vegetable processing water) as irrigation sources. This work will be carried out in collaboration with the University of Maryland and University of Delaware CONSERVE partners. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to hone their leadership and grant-writing skills by developing and directing pilot studies leveraging off of the work of CONSERVE and using the data generated in this work to develop grant proposals. Academic Environment: The Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health is a part of the University of Maryland, School of Public Health, located on the College Park campus. The School offers course work, practical experiences, and research opportunities leading to Bachelor of Science degrees, a variety of Master’s degrees including the Masters in Public Health degree, and Ph.D. degrees. The University of Maryland is a Research Extensive University. College Park is the flagship campus of the University of Maryland System with over 2,500 faculty, 25,000 undergraduate students and 10,000 graduate students. The campus is ideally situated on a metro line that serves the Washington, DC area and is in close proximity to many federal institutes/agencies and departments including DHHS (NIH, NCI, FDA) and USDA. For more details, please visit our website at http://www.sph.umd.edu. The USDA ARS EMFSL laboratory is located in Beltsville MD, about 6 miles north of the University of Maryland, and is part of the Northeast Area, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center. The focus of the laboratory, in addition to CONSERVE-related objectives, is to investigate pre-and post-harvest routes of contamination of foodborne pathogens on fruit and vegetable commodities. Salary and appointment date: This is a grant-funded position with 1 year of funding available and a multi-year duration possible, contingent upon satisfactory performance and continued funding. It will be a non-tenure-track staff position with an annual salary of $45,000 to $50,000 depending on qualifications. Applications: To apply, please go to www.jobs.umd.edu (121959) and submit 1) a CV, including your list of publications; 2) a cover letter including your experience and statement of research interests (1-2 pages); and 3) contact information for three references. Consideration of candidates will begin upon receipt of applications. Anticipated start date for the position is Late Spring/Early Summer 2018. For any questions relating to this position, please contact Dr. Manan Sharma, [email protected]
University of Maryland is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to increasing the diversity of its faculty and administrators. We encourage applications from qualified individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds. Applications from minority and women candidates are strongly encouraged.
D. E. Shaw Research|
Postdoctoral Fellowships in Computational Chemistry and Biology at D. E. Shaw Research|
D. E. Shaw Research is seeking postdoctoral fellows of exceptional ability to join our New York–based team. This is a unique opportunity to develop and work with transformative technology in a dynamic, interdisciplinary environment. Candidates should have expertise in computational biophysics or chemistry, structural biology, drug discovery, or in a relevant area of computer science. Relevant areas of experience might include direct application of molecular dynamics or other computational methods to drug discovery, investigation of allosteric interactions or other functionally important conformational changes in biological molecules, structure prediction or design for proteins or RNA, study of protein–protein or protein–nucleic acid interactions, or study of fundamental biophysical problems, such as protein and RNA folding. Specific knowledge of any of these areas is less critical, however, than outstanding intellectual ability, unusually strong research skills, and a history of innovation and accomplishment. We are committed to fostering a stimulating, rewarding, and flexible work environment, and we offer above-market compensation to candidates of truly exceptional ability.To submit an application, please use the link provided below: http://www.deshawresearch.com/recruit/jobs/Ads/FindAPostDoc/ChemPF-AD. E. Shaw Research is an independent research group that is pursuing an ambitious, long-term strategy aimed at fundamentally transforming the process of drug discovery. We have developed a special-purpose supercomputer capable of executing molecular dynamics (MD) simulations orders of magnitude faster than was previously possible. Our current projects include investigations of proteins and other biomedically relevant macromolecules as well as the development of computational chemistry methods to enable more accurate and effective MD simulations.D. E. Shaw Research is committed to building a diverse team. We offer an intellectually rigorous and stimulating work environment that is also supportive, flexible, and welcoming. We do not discriminate in employment matters on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, pregnancy, marital status, military service eligibility, veteran status, or any other category protected by law.
National University of Singapore, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering|
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Heterogeneous Catalysis|
We have open positions for highly motivated and independent postdoctoral research fellows for the development of new catalysts for the CO2 hydrogenation to methanol. The project will contain inorganic synthesis, measurements of reaction kinetics and studies on the reaction mechanism.Methanol has been proposed as potential key compound in our future due to several advantages compared to conventional fossil fuel-based and/or gaseous fuels. One of those advantages is the possibility of hydrogenating the key greenhouse gas CO2 to generate the low carbon footprint fuel methanol. Despite that, catalyst development has not produced significant advances for more than 50 years. Modern developments in the field of heterogeneous catalysis, especially single-atom catalysis, can enable us to radically redesign this process. The positions will be initially set for a fixed term of 2-3 years, starting from 1st June or as soon as possible. Salary will be in the range of 50,000-60,000 SGD with taxes lower than 10% and annual benefits.Chemical Engineering at NUS is known for cutting-edge research and consistently places high in multiple renowned university rankings. As part of the NUS green energy program, we are able to access facilities across departments including high-resolution TEM, the NUS synchrotron and atom layer deposition facilities among others. What we expect from you:- PhD degree in chemical engineering or related fields- Strong background in heterogeneous catalysis- Strong publication record- Good English communication skills- Ability to work independently- Experience with single-atom catalysis and CO2 hydrogenation are beneficial but not requiredWhat we offer to you:- An international and multidisciplinary environment- Access to excellent facilities- Competitive salaryCandidates should email the following documents (PDF preferred) to me directly ([email protected]
)- A cover letter summarizing your background and explaining your interest in, and suitability for, the position- A full CV including an overview of scientific work so far, publication list and names of two refereesAll applications received by 1st June 2018 will be given consideration. Later applications will be considered as long as positions remain.
Imperial College London, Department of Life Sciences/Faculty of Natural Sciences|
Research Associate in Theoretical Biological Physics|
The Department of Life Sciences was the top ranked university department in the UK for research intensity in Biological Sciences in REF2014 (Times Higher Education), scoring 100% on our environment. Applications are invited for a Research Associate in in Theoretical Biological Physicsto join Dr Robert Endres’ group in the Department of Life Sciences at Imperial College London. The aim of the post is to quantitatively model the collective feeding behaviour of C. elegans worms.Collective animal behaviour is a striking example of emergent phenomena in nature, difficult to predict from microscopic details. Understanding the interaction rules that individuals use and how they give rise of dynamics of groups is hence a challenging problem. The successful candidate will continue our development of dynamical collective models using theoretical physics techniques based on high-throughput live-animal microscopy data from the Andre Brown lab at Imperial College.Duties and Responsibilities• To develop biophysical models of collective behaviour.• To analyse data, conduct image analysis, and collaborate with biologists• To provide feedback, updated information and annotated code of undelivered work before end of contract. • To upload Code on Github at the end of the contract• To maintain accurate and complete records of all findings.• To assist in the submission of publications to refereed journals and the writing of reports• To assist with student supervision and deliver some teaching in the systems-biology course delivered by Dr Robert Endres.• To present findings to colleagues and at conferences.• To write up the finding for submission to refereed journals• To take responsibility for organising resources and effective decision making in support of research.Essential requirements:You must have:•A PhD (or equivalent) in Physics, Maths, Bioengineering, or Computer Science• Experience in developing theoretical biophysical models• Excellent knowledge in statistical mechanics and other theoretical physics techniques• Experience in data and image analysis and statistics• Outstanding publication track record in biological physics or systems biologyIt is also essential that you have:• Excellent skills in programming (both in higher-level languages such as Matlab or Mathematica, and lower-level languages such as C++)• Excellent verbal communication skills and ability to deal with a wide range of people• Excellent written communication skills and the ability to write clearly and succinctly for publication• A high level of motivation and a creative approach to problem-solving • The ability to work independently and show initiative with research. • The ability to follow protocols, learn new techniques in a precise and skilled manner• The ability to develop and apply new concepts • The ability to prioritise own work in response to deadlines.This is a fixed term position available for up to 11 months based at the South Kensington Campus Maximum starting salary - £40,840 per annum*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £32,238 - £34,040 per annum. Informal enquires can be made directly to Dr Robert Endres, Department of Life Sciences, Tel +44 2075949537; email [email protected]
you have any queries about the application process please contact Laila Pastor by email at [email protected]
and refer the job reference number.For technical queries during the application process, please contact [email protected]
University of Calgary, Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology|
Postdoc in Developmental Vascular Biology|
A postdoctoral position is available to study the development of vascular stabilization using the zebrafish model in the lab of Sarah Childs at the University of Calgary. We seek to understand the interactions between the endothelial lining of blood vessels and mural cell support cells using genetics, developmental biology, genomics, and imaging. The postdoctoral fellow will undertake an independent project to examine the effect of genes promoting vascular stability, looking at downstream targets, gene networks, signalling pathways and the effects on vascular morphogenesis in the zebrafish model. We seek a creative, energetic postdoc to work on a funded project, available immediately. A PhD degree in cell biology, developmental biology, or a related field is preferred. Candidates must be within 3 years of their PhD degree and have a strong background in molecular biology. Prior experience with developmental or vascular biology is preferred, and skills in microscopy and imaging are also desired. Demonstrated leadership, communication, organization, problem solving, and interpersonal skills are desirable. A positive attitude and the ability to work independently and as part of a team are critical to successThe lab interests can be found here: http://www.ucalgary.ca/childs/what-we-do.We are located at the University of Calgary, in newly renovated labs within the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute. State of the art imaging and molecular biology facilities are available.Application details: Interested candidates should send their CV, a cover letter outlining their interests, and the names of 3 references to Dr. Sarah Childs, [email protected]
Please note that due to the volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted
Nanyang Technological University, 138602|
Research Fellow/Postdoctoral Researcher|
Project Title: Privacy Protection and Utility Control of Mobility Data at Nanyang Technological University/TUMCREATEAvailability: February 2018Location: SingaporeContact: Dr. David Eckhoff ([email protected]
)Prof Anwitaman Datta ([email protected]
)BackgroundWe have an open position for a postdoctoral research fellow at NTU/TUMCREATE in Singapore with a background in Computer Science and a focus on privacy protection. Employment will be with Nanyang Technological University, workplace will be at TUMCREATE and NTU. This position is part of a research collaboration of TUMCREATE, NTU and the Singapore MIT Alliance.Objective and TasksPublishing or exchanging data sets is often hindered by privacy protection requirements and by the concern of disclosing too much information. This in turn leads to the fact that Open Data initiatives often suffer from data sparsity and that research, particularly in the smart mobility domain, cannot be evaluated using real data sets. The responsibilities of Postdoctoral Researcher will be to provide a solution by developing novel methods for data holders to control both (i) privacy and (ii) usefulness of a data set before disclosing it. While privacy protection is certainly a necessity, it often comes at the cost of lowering the usefulness of the data. Within the project, we will investigate the applicability of existing obfuscation and sanitization methods (k-anonymity, l-diversity, t-closeness), as well as formal privacy methods (e.g., differential privacy) to Singapore mobility data. By extending these methods with a utility parameter, we will allow data holders to control both the level of detail and privacy included in the data set.What we expect from you• PhD Degree in Computer Science or similar• Strong background in Data Privacy• Knowledge of differential privacy and conventional sanitization methods • Proficient in at least one scripting language (e.g., Perl or Python).• Comfortable with Linux, Git, LaTeX• Ability to work independently• Motivation to learn new topics• Good communication skillsWhat we offer you• An international and multidisciplinary working environment• Opportunity to work on a project with real-life relevance• Work with researches from world-renowned Universities (TU Munich and NTU Singapore, MIT)• A competitive salary
CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences|
Postdoc position at the interface of chemical biology and epigenetics. This position is funded by an ERC grant|
The Kubicek research group at CeMM, Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna, is looking for a postdoctoral researcher working at the interface of chemical biology and epigenetics on the role of small molecule metabolites in the control of gene expression. The ProjectYou will systematically analyze the role of central metabolic enzymes in the cell’s nucleus and the contribution of small molecule metabolites to regulate of gene expression. Based on preliminary data, we hypothesize that chromatin-bound central metabolic enzymes and subnuclear metabolite gradients contribute to gene regulation and cellular identity of leukemia cells. To address this hypothesis, we will first systematically profile chromatin-bound metabolic enzymes, chart nuclear metabolomes across representative leukemia cell lines, and develop tools to measure local metabolite concentrations at distinct genomic loci. In a second step, we will then develop and apply the technology to perturb these nuclear metabolite patterns by forcing the export of metabolic enzymes for the nucleus, aberrantly recruiting these enzymes to selected genomic loci, and perturbing metabolite patterns by addition and depletion of metabolites. In line with the recent discovery of oncometabolites and the clinical use of antimetabolites, we expect to predict chromatin-bound metabolic enzymes that can be exploited as druggable targets in oncology. The CandidateThis is a fascinating project and a great opportunity for a solution-oriented, persistent researcher with an independent, well-structured and goal-oriented working style. You should have a proven scientific track record (including at least one first author publication) in the fields of epigenetics, metabolism or chemical biology. Expertise in genome editing, proteomics, metabolomics, metabolite sensors, small molecule probe development, functional screening and bioinformatics is of advantage. The working language at CeMM is English, and excellent written and oral communication skills are required. You are a team player, you bring along a high degree of motivation and initiative, and your personal strengths include social competence, reliability and accuracy. The LaboratoryThe Kubicek laboratory is working on the role of chromatin in the definition of cell types and cell states, and the use of chemistry to modulate epigenetic states. The ERC-funded project “Chromabolism” focuses on a systematic understanding of the role of chromatin-bound central metabolic enzymes in the regulation of gene expression. Recent publications include the first single-cell transcriptomes from primary human pancreatic islets (Li et. al EMBO Rep. 2016), the identification of artemisinins as compounds impacting alpha cell identity (Li et al. Cell 2017), novel functional screening for chromatin states (Sdelci et al. Nat. Chem. Biol. 2017) and synergistic drug combinations (Licciardello et al. Nat. Chem. Biol. 2017). Furthermore, the laboratory hosts the Platform Austria for Chemical Biology PLACEBO, a unique chemical screening infrastructure with a collection of 90,000 small molecule compounds. In addition, we apply proteomics, metabolomics, chemistry, mass spectrometry, bioinformatics, and next generation sequencing to address our research questions. You will have the opportunity to work in an innovative research environment and collaborate closely with other research groups at CeMM.The InstituteCeMM is a biomedical flagship institute in the heart of Europe, Vienna. We are committed to highest scientific standards and provide an international environment representing approximately 40 nationalities. The working language is English. CeMM has been ranked by The Scientist as one of the Best Places to Work Academia worldwide (link: http://goo.gl/51VMO). In the past 3 years CeMM groups published numerous ground-breaking studies in prestigious journals such as Science, Cell, Nature, New England Journal of Medicine, Nature Immunology, Immunity etc. CeMM is located within the medical campus of Vienna and operates several technology platforms (chemical biological screening, proteomics, metabolomics, next-generation sequencing) as well as extensive bioinformatics infrastructure. Vienna is an international city with a large English speaking community and frequently ranked the world’s best city to live. The official language at CeMM is English, and more than 40 nationalities are represented. CeMM aims to promote equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, competences, and potential thus we welcome applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds.Your ApplicationPlease upload your application documents (including a cover letter, a CV and names and contact details of at least 2 referees) using our online recruitment tool: https://cemm.jobbase.io/job/vjmv97r4 We offer a fair employee benefits package including health insurance, company health care, competitive holiday allowance, daily bonus for the in-house cafeteria and an annual gross salary (according to the FWF personnel costs scheme https://www.fwf.ac.at/en/research-funding/personnel-costs/, depending on qualifications and experience). This position is funded by a prestigious ERC grant. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
University College Dublin, UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science|
UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1, UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science (Temporary)|
Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1, UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science. This is a temporary post.Melioidosis is a potentially fatal tropical disease with a global incidence of 165,000 cases and 89,000 deaths per year. It is highly antibiotic resistant and there are no approved vaccines to protect people in these regions from melioidosis. People with diabetes are particularly at risk to melioidosis. There is an urgent unmet need to protect populations of subtropical/tropical countries from this infection. We have identified a vaccine antigen that protected two different mouse models from lethal melioidosis infection. Due to recent funding from the Wellcome Trust Innovator Award, the DiSarM project will allow us to perform essential developmental steps to further test the vaccine's safety and effectiveness, so that we can move towards testing the vaccine in humans.See job description for more details.Salary: €36,450 per annum.Closing Date: 17.00hrs (Local Irish Time) on 4th April 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/.
Dublin City University, School of Electronic Engineering|
The primary focus of the Postdoctoral Researcher (PDR) will be performing research on the EU- funded project NEWTON; however PDR’s activity will be broader and the PDR is expected to: Conduct a specified programme of research under the supervision and direction of the Principal Investigator Engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities as required by the Principal Investigator, School or University in order to develop research skills and competencies Gain experience and contribute to grant writing with the support of and under the supervision of the Principal Investigator Engage in the dissemination of the results of the research in which they are engaged, as directed by, with the support of and under the supervision of the Principal Investigator. Acquire generic and transferable skills (including project management, business skills and postgraduate mentoring/supervision) Engage in the wider research and scholarly activities of the research group, School orUniversity Interact closely with postgraduate research students associated with the same research group and possibly have an agreed role in supporting these students in their day to day research in conjunction with an academic supervisor Take leadership and contribute to generation of papers, reports and funding proposals. Actively publish research findings in high impact journals and at key conferences as part of the research group effort to disseminate research outputs Carry out administrative work to support the programme of research where required, including regular funding agency reports and internal reports etc… Carry out additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post Contribute to costing research grant proposals and assist in the financial m anagement of a research project Support collaboration with industry in areas relevant to the research group Liaise with different DCU units such as STEP, RIS, Finance, Registry in aspects related to the research activities performed Contribute to broader outreach and engagement activities such as organising technical meetings, outreach to schools and other interested parties etc…
Cranfield University, School of Water, Energy and Environment|
Research Assistant or Research Fellow in Self Repairing Product Design|
Here at Cranfield, we can offer you the opportunity and resources to really develop your career. Cranfield is an exclusively postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management.The School of Water, Energy and Environment leads in delivering Cranfield’s Mission within Water, Energy and Power, and Environment and Agrifood. The School is committed to leading in its areas of expertise through investing in world class staff and facilities over the long term.Situated within the Centre for Competitive Creative Design, you will work as part of a multidisciplinary team, involving seven UK universities and multiple industrial organisations, progressing an EPSRC funded research project at the interface of the physical and life sciences. The aim of this project is to develop evolvable bio-hybrid systems (materials, devices, etc.) that possess the inherent capacity to autonomously sense and repair damage. The focus of this role is to design, test and evaluate products, services and business models to demonstrate the opportunities, challenges and impacts of self-healing products across a range of industrial sectors using novel tools and methods. You will have a PhD (or close to completion) in design or related discipline and experience of the design, testing and evaluation of new materials and products. With excellent communication skills, you will have expertise in applying social, environmental and economic analysis techniques and methods to evaluate the impact of new products and business models. An appreciation for self-repairing materials / products and alternative approaches to manufacture such as the circular economy across different industrial sectors would be beneficial. If you have ambition to build your own reputation through research, an impressive publications record and a great student teaching approach, then we would like to hear from you.Cranfield University is committed to promoting a harmonious working and learning environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity, recognising that the contribution of all its people will be most effective in conditions which are inclusive.We have been awarded an Institutional Athena SWAN Bronze award and have also achieved a Bronze Opportunity Now award. We also run the Leadership Foundation’s Aurora Programme, which is a leadership development programme, aimed at women in an academic, technical or professional service role. Your career at Cranfield will be enhanced through access to fully equipped shared laboratory and pilot facilities, extensive research and business training through our learning and development team and doctoral training centres in a collegiate and supportive environment.For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Fiona Charnley, Senior Lecturer in Circular Innovation, on (T);+44 (0)1234 750111 Ext. 2142 or (E); [email protected]
online now at www.cranfield.ac.uk/hr or contact us for further details on E: [email protected]
or T: +44 (0)1234 750111 Ext. 2349. For any enquiries, please quote reference number 2624. Closing date for receipt of applications: 22 March 2018Interviews to be held: 9 April 2018
University College London, MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology|
Research Associate - Ref:1702610|
The MRC-LMCB is inviting applications for a postdoctoral researcher (Research Associate) to join the Baum lab as part of an international Wellcome consortium studying the evolution of eukaryotic cytoskeletal systems that have their origins in archaea.The successful candidate will use Sulfolobus as a model study the evolution of eukaryotic cell structure. They will be expected to:i) do original research in the study of cell shape and growth control in archaea, individually and in collaboration with other members of the team,ii) help to publish the results of this research,iii) communicate the results of this original research to the wider community in meetings and conferences.The post is funded by the Wellcome Trust and is available for three years in the first instance.Key RequirementsApplicants should have a BSc in a relevant field and a PhD in microbiology, and should have experience working with extremophiles. Experience in molecular genetics, live cell imaging, microfabrication will be necessary, while cell growth/division, drug/genetic screening approaches would be advantageous. UCL Taking Action for Equality Closing Date - 12 Apr 2018Latest time for the submission of applications - 23:59Interview date - TBCOur department holds an Athena SWAN Gold award, in recognition of our long-term commitment and continued success in addressing issues of gender equality. This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. Further DetailsFor further details about the vacancy and how to apply online please go to http://www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/jobs/ and search on Reference Number 1702610For any problems with applying, please contact Ione Karney ([email protected]
) and if you have queries regarding the position please contact Professor Buzz Baum ([email protected]
University of Luxembourg, The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance|
Post-doc in Economics (M/F)|
The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research University.The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg has an opening forPost-doc in Economics (M/F) • Ref: F2-090005 (to be mentioned in all correspondence)• Fixed-term contract (24 months, renewable for a maximum of 60 months)• Full time (40h/week), • Application deadline: April 15th, 2018Mission Under the direction of Professor P.M. Picard• Realize researches in the field of International Economics, Industrial Organization, Regional Economics and Urban Economics (a focus on issues of product quality or migration is a plus)• Publication of articles in scientific reviews and contributions to conferences • Assist and mentor PhD candidates• Assist with teaching activities, one to three hours a week and contribute to tutoring studentsFor further information please contact Elisa FERREIRA: [email protected]
• PhD in Economics with a specialization in International Economics, Regional Economics, Urban Economics or Industrial Organization• Theoretical and empirical skills required• Able to autonomously conduct research at a post-doctoral level• Have the linguistic skills to evolve in a multilingual environment: fluency in English, good understanding of the second language (French) and a third language (particularly German) will be considered as an advantage• Team - orientedOffer • Personal work space at the University (full-time contract requires to work on the University’s premises). • Attractive remunerationApplications can be submitted in French or in English and must include the following: • An application letter• A copy of the PhD diploma• A detailed curriculum vitae with a complete bibliography of the applicant’s published works• A description (+/- 6000 characters) of the scientific work the applicant is interested in pursuing• The contact information for two reference persons and the relation with the applicant• Copy of the publications that the applicant deems most relevant to his/her research workPlease apply online before April 15th, 2018Applications will be treated with the strictest confidentialityThe University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employerLink : http://emea3.mrted.ly/1r5ms
University College Dublin, UCD School of Civil Engineering|
UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1, UCD School of Civil Engineering (Temporary)|
Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 in the UCD School of Civil Engineering. This is a temporary post.The ecologically sensitive design of coastal structures has recently started to be explored. This eco-engineering approach has the potential to create structures which retain much of the biodiversity and ecosystem function of natural shores, allowing them to function as green infrastructure, providing ecosystem services to coastal communities and wildlife corridors to link protected areas.This project will further investigate the implementation of structures of this type in coastlines of the Irish Sea.The successful candidate for this position will be required to lead and undertake a hydrodynamic analysis of typical sea conditions to understand the forces to which such structures can be subjected. The implications of these forces on these eco-structures will be assessed. The analysis will be supported by computational modelling of breaking wave impacts on structures of varying configurations and characteristics. It is proposed that the work will also be supported by an experimental investigation in a wave modelling basin in a UK university. It is therefore expected that the successful candidate will be resident in the UK for a part (or parts) of the project.See job description for more details.Salary: €36,854 - €39,138 per annum.Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.Closing Date: 17.00hrs (Local Irish Time) on Friday 23rd March 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/.
Keele University, Faculty of Natural Sciences|
FACULTY OF NATURAL SCIENCESSCHOOL OF LIFE SCIENCESRESEARCH ASSOCIATE Grade 7 Starting salary £32,548 - £39,992 per annumFixed term for 36 months Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student experience. With a turnover in excess of £134 million, over 10,000 students and a total staff of approximately 2000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research. Further information can be found at http://www.keele.ac.uk.This is an exciting opportunity for an applicant with experience in molecular ecology and entomology to join the Centre for Applied Entomology and Parasitology, at Keele University. The Open Philanthropy Project recently announced an award to the Target Malaria Consortium (led by Imperial College London) to assist it develop and prepare for the potential deployment of novel vector control approaches based on male mosquito releases to help eliminate malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa. Part of this award, led by Keele University in collaboration with the University of Ghana, focuses on developing mass-rearing and deployment practices that improve the male mosquito mating phenotype and mating competitiveness in the field. Potential applicants will have a strong interest in the development of novel vector control strategies for curbing malaria transmission, experience in field entomology and a PhD in molecular ecology, entomology or vector biology.The post will include some travels to the African collaborating institution to implement novel techniques. In Keele, the applicant will provide training to visiting researchers, develop and improve molecular ecological tools for measuring and monitoring male mating competitiveness and contribute to the analyses of data from laboratory, semi-field and field entomological studies.For informal enquiries please contact Prof. Frederic Tripet ([email protected]
).For full post details please visit: www.keele.ac.uk/vacancies Keele University employees wishing to apply should login to Employee Self Service and click on the 'View current vacancies' link.Closing date for applications: 1st April 2018Post reference: KU00000725
CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences|
Postdoctoral Position in Cancer Immunotherapy – Robert Kralovics Lab|
The laboratory of Robert Kralovics at CeMM has an opening for a postdoctoral position and is seeking individuals with experience in immunology and/or cancer immunotherapy. The group’s research concentrates heavily on investigating various immunotherapy approaches (vaccines, antibodies, CART cells) for the treatment of myeloproliferative disorders, especially those with mutated CALR (calreticulin) oncogenes (Klampfl et. al., N Engl J Med 369(25):2379-90). The available position presents an opportunity to become part of an ambitious and collaborative group within a vibrant research community located near the Vienna city center on the campus of the Medical University.Requirements and desired qualification+ PhD degree in life sciences+ Strong background and professional experience in immunology+ Expertise in at least one of the following areas: characterization of CTL responses, T cell repertoire analysis, vaccination in mouse models, primary human T cell cultures and T cell analyses, NK cell cytotoxicity assays, phagocytosis, inflammation+ Experience in working with different mouse models is considered a plus+ Excellent interpersonal skills and passion for working in an international environment+ Solid written and oral communication skills in EnglishApplication details: Highly motivated applicants are welcome to apply online (https://cemm.jobbase.io/job/ckpdgqnj) with a detailed letter of motivation and curriculum vitae, including the contact details of PhD supervisor and two additional referees. The application deadline is April 15, 2018, preferred starting date is as early as April (applications reviewed on a rolling basis) but can be adapted according to agreement.The salary for this position follows the FWF salary scheme. This is an annual salary of approximately 51.800,- EUR (gross). Initial funding is secured, but to further your career, we strongly encourage and will facilitate application for your own post-doctoral fellowship.The Institute (www.cemm.at)CeMM is a flagship institute for biomedical research in the heart of Europe, Vienna. We are committed to highest scientific standards as exemplified by recent publications in top journals including Nature, Science and Cell. CeMM offers a uniquely dynamic, interactive and international environment and is located in a beautiful building at the center of the Medical University campus, within walking distance of Vienna’s historical city center. CeMM has been ranked among the top-5 best places to work in academia (http://the-scientist.com/2012/08/01/best-places-to-work-academia-2012). Vienna is frequently ranked the world’s best city to live in. It is a United Nations city with a large English-speaking community. The official language at CeMM is English, and more than 40 different nationalities are represented at the institute. We are convinced that diversity and a multicultural work environment are clear advantages for successful research and are committed to attract, develop, and advance the most talented individuals regardless of their gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status or any other dimension of diversity.
SISSA - International School for Advanced Studies, mathLab laboratory, Mathematics Area|
Numerical modeling and simulation of nanometric electronic devices|
A one year postdoctoral position is available at SISSA @ mathLab, starting from May 1, 2018(see https://goo.gl/247WNT for the application procedure and the position details)Fields of the research activity: - Numerical modeling and simulation of nanometric electronic devices- Modeling the electrical properties of materials, including structural defects and interfaces, providing a link between ab-initio simulation software and the traditional Technology-CAD software used in the semiconductor industry. - 3D Finite Element simulations of the potential and temperature fields in the device and of the charge continuity and drift-diffusion equations using the deal.II (www.dealii.org) library. The candidate will work closely with the MDLSOFT company (http://www.mdlsoft.com/).Duration of the research fellowship: 12 months, renewable, gross remuneration per year: € 24.336,00 Candidates are required to have at least two confidential letters of reference sent to the address [email protected]
, before the deadline (13th of April 2018). Requisites for the admission to the selection procedure: University degree: Master's degree in Mathematical Engineering, Physics Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Industrial Engineering (Aerospace, Mechanics, Nuclear, Energetics, or equivalent), Civil Engineering, Mathematics, Physics. Proven experience in: Mathematical modeling, numerical analysis, and simulation for complex systems governed by PDEs - advanced C++ programming skills - knowledge / use of development platforms in Windows and Linux for scientific computing. Preferential Title: PhD in Mathematical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Industrial Engineering, Numerical Analysis, Computational Science and Engineering. Excellent knowledge of high-level programming languages, such as C / C ++ / Python; Use of advanced software libraries for Scientific Computing; Finite element discretization techniques.
Cardiff University, School of Medicine|
The Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neuroscience at the Cardiff University School of Medicine seeks to appoint a Research Associate - Vacancy Number: 6957BRThe successful applicant will work in the laboratory of Dr Gaynor Ann Smith to investigate mitochondrial biology in both health and neurodegenerative disease and undertake a project entitled ‘mitochondrial dynamics in ageing and Alzheimer’s disease’. The successful candidate will use unbiased screening to find new modifers of mitochondrial dynamics in neuronal projections in vivo using Drosophila. Novel genes will then be identified and genetic epistastis experiments carried out to determine the molecular pathway that they function in. The role of novel mitochondria regulating genes will be investigated for their capacity to modulate Alzheimer’s disease progression and normal ageing, including lifespan and protein aggregation analysis, using available Drosophila models. Findings will be verified using RNAi or CRISPR/Cas9 technologies in mammailian cells in vitro. Metabolomics and other high throughput techniques can be ultilzed where nessesary.The project will be hosted within the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) at Cardiff University. The UK DRI is a multicentre institute based throughout 6 universities across the UK funded by a £250million investment from the Medical Research Council (MRC), Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK. The UK DRI aims to improve our ability to identify the underlying causes, diagnose, treat and prevent all forms of dementia. The successful applicant will be based in a lab funded through an MRC Momentum Award for dementia research, with access to new state-of-the-art laboratory facilities in the UK DRI at Cardiff University. For more information, please visit the links below -Gaynor Smith: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/892109-smith-gaynorSchool of Biosciences: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/biosciencesDementia Research Institute: https://ukdri.ac.uk/This post is full time (35 hours per week) and is fixed term for 24 months.Further details about the post can be found at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/jobs Closing Date: Saturday, 7 April 2018Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.
Massey University, RAE - Riddet Core, Research, Academic and Enterprise|
Postdoc Fellow: The digestion and nutrient uptake kinetics of dietary components|
RAE - Riddet Core, Research, Academic and EnterprisePalmerston NorthThe Riddet Institute is a world-best research centre in nutrition, digestive physiology and food sciences, providing fundamental scientific understanding and training for a new generation of science leaders. The Institute integrates partner organisations (Massey University (host), Auckland and Otago Universities, AgResearch and Plant and Food Research) leading a 'NZ Inc' approach to research, and generates knowledge and capability that transforms the New Zealand agri-food industry.We are seeking a high-achieving researcher to undertake postdoctoral research as part of the Riddet Institute CoRE programme. This project is in digestive physiology and nutrient uptake kinetics, with a particular focus on protein digestion and amino acid metabolism. The Postdoctoral Fellow will form part of a multidisciplinary team in nutrition and digestive physiology, and the kinetics of nutrient uptake from food by the human body. There will be a particular, but not exclusive focus on protein digestion in the gastrointestinal tract and amino acid metabolism by the human body. Research will involve both pre-clinical animal models like the pig and clinical nutrition research with human cohorts.Main supervisor: Professor Warren McNabb, Riddet Institute, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.Other Supervisors: Professor Paul Moughan, Riddet Institute, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.The project will develop new understanding of the complex interactions between the structural aspects of the components of food like proteins on their digestion and subsequent absorption of nutrients and their metabolism by the human. This will include the additional complexity of considering different foods as sources of key nutrients like protein when consumed as a meal. The focus of the project is to assess the effect of interactions on gut physio-chemistry, digestion and absorption kinetics of key nutrients like amino acids.Techniques such as isotopic labelling, in vitro/ex vivo digestion and fermentation models, a gut-cannulated, blood-vessel-catheterised pig model and human nutritional trials will be used. This will enable us to study the effects of dietary components on stomach and intestinal digesta properties, transit-times, the kinetics of nutrient uptake, endogenous protein flows, plasma metabolite metabolism and satiety-related hormones.The successful candidate will have completed a PhD in nutrition, digestive physiology or related disciplines with preference given to someone with expertise in digestive physiology and the kinetics of nutrient uptake.The salary will depend on experience but will be in the range for Postdoctoral Fellows at Massey University, with appointment for an initial term of two years.Your application should include:1. a copy of your CV2. a statement of your research interests and goals3. the names of at least two referees4. your university transcripts and5. a covering letter that describes why you are the best candidate for the appointment.Please upload your application to the following website: http://jobs.massey.ac.nzIf you have questions about the position, please email [email protected]
date: 25 March 2018Reference number: A053-18CAFor further information and to apply online, visit: http://massey-careers.massey.ac.nz/
The University of Hong Kong, School of Biological Sciences|
Post-doctoral Fellow in Tropical Ecology|
Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Ecology in the School of Biological Sciences, to commence May 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter, for two years, with the possibility of a one year extension. We will be using the international canopy crane network, canopy climbing techniques and experimental manipulation experiments to understand responses of plant-insect food webs to global change. Applicants should possess (or be close to submission) a PhD in terrestrial ecology with experience in tropical rainforest ecology, foodweb ecology or climate change manipulation experiments. In this role you will lead field work and collect and analyze the data. The successful candidate will take a lead role in preparing manuscripts for publication and disseminating the research at international conferences. Required criteria:• PhD in terrestrial ecology• Strong experimental design and analytical skills• Tropical field work experience• Good problem-solving skills • Excellent publishing recordDesirable:• Experience in climate change manipulation experiments (e.g. thermotolerance experiments)• Experience in foodweb ecology• Plant or insect identification skills• Molecular skills• Good time management and ability to work collaboratively• Experience and/or willingness to work in forest canopiesA highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. Applicants should send a completed application form together with a cover letter, a statement of your research interests and how you meet the selection criteria, an up-to-date CV and contact details for three referees to Dr Louise Ashton ([email protected]
). See www.louiseashton.net for more details on research themes. Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc
Politecnico di Milano, Research Office|
MSCA Master Class 2018 @ POLIMI|
Politecnico di Milano is launching a pilot Master Class (MSCA EF MASTER CLASS 2018 @ POLIMI) for potential applicants to the MSCA - European Individual Fellowship call 2018.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 (11-13 June 2018) 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 12th September 2018. 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 30 "Supervisors project proposals".Maximum 30 candidates will be selected by Politecnico di Milano that will cover their travel and accomodations (maximum reimbursement: 2.500 euro).Application deadline: April 30th 2018.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 12th 2018)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 questions 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-2018-polimi/
The Science and Technology Facilities Council|
Computational Scientist in Fluid Structure Interaction / CFD / HPC|
Computational Scientist in Fluid Structure Interaction/CFD/HPCDaresbury Laboratory, Daresbury, CheshireSalary £30,357 – £33,997 (Scientist) or £37,789 - £43,488 (Senior Scientist) dependent upon qualifications and experience and inclusive of annual allowanceFull time/Flexible hours considered2 Years Fixed TermAbout UsThe Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest science research organisations. We’re trusted to support, enable and undertake pioneering projects in an amazing diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we’re driving ground-breaking advances in science and technology.STFC’s Scientific Computing Department (SCD) develops leading edge software, computer and data storage infrastructures to support the work of world class science both within STFC and internationally; contributing to the solution of grand scientific computing challenges.About The RoleWe now have an excellent opportunity for a talented researcher, with expertise in solving Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI) problems, to join our Computational Engineering and Environment Group, within SCD on an initial two year fixed term basis.The group has a diverse skill-set across various aspects of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and High Performance Computing (HPC) and we are now looking to expand our research scope into the solution of industrial and academic FSI problems in order to tackle multi-physics and multi-scale challenges faced by industry and academia.STFC, through our Hartree Centre and in collaboration with IBM and UK government, has a project to improve digital productivity within UK industry. This role will work with a number of high-profile industrial partners on FSI problems currently of the most importance to them, as well as with other scientists within STFC and academia.Further responsibilities will include:- performing proof of principle calculations to establish and demonstrate new scientific capabilities and ideas- developing existing or new HPC-compliant scientific software solutions to scoped FSI problems and defining simulation workflows through them- contributing to and developing proposals for funding from within academia or industry - preparing and submitting journal articles for publication - attending and presenting at UK and international conferences.You will be appointed at either Band D (Scientist) or Band E (Senior Scientist) of STFC’s staffing hierarchy, depending on the strength of your skills, experience and qualificationsAbout YouYou should hold, or be about to receive, a Postgraduate Degree in a physical science, engineering science, computer science or mathematics.You will be comfortable both with advanced CFD and computational mechanics and developing coupled solutions able to robustly solve industrial problems.Novel solutions to problems will need to be investigated, therefore you should be comfortable with the concept of code coupling for multi-physics problems and development of original software solutions or further development of open-source software, i.e. ParaFEM, OpenFOAM, Code_Saturne etc.You will also demonstrate experience or knowledge in the following areas:Essential:- FSI through both practical solution of problems as well as through a track record in research- solving FSI problems using HPC compliant software and techniques- developing and deploying solutions to large-scale HPC resources- original software development in one or more scientific languages e.g. C/C++/Fortran - Unix/Linux based HPC environments.Essential (to be considered for the higher band):- proven FSI research e.g. publications, successful funding applications.Desirable:- programming and developing parallel solutions for HPC environments e.g. MPI, OpenMP, CUDA, OpenCL etc.- original scientific software development on HPC for FSI problems- working both with academia and industry. Desirable (to be considered for the higher band):- research project management- staff leadership.You will demonstrate good communication and interpersonal skills, including an ability to communicate complex subject matter to both technical and non-technical audiences.Benefits:STFC holds the Investor in People Gold accreditation and offers a benefits package including an exceptional index linked pension scheme, 30 days leave allowance and flexible working. A relocation allowance may also be available where applicable.Full details of offered benefits can be found on STFC’s careers pages. To Apply:Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role. Please also state where you saw this role advertised.Applications are received by UK SBS; to apply please visit our job board at http://www.topcareer.jobs/Vacancy/irc244379_7985.aspx. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.The closing date for applications is 25th March 2018 however applications will be reviewed and interviewed on an ongoing basis.
University of Sydney, Faculty of Health Sciences|
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Reframing Ageing in Health|
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Reframing Ageing in HealthFaculty of Health SciencesReference no. 497/0318F• Join a team dedicated to a greater understanding ageing & health and improving aged care services and programs • Opportunity to develop your research profile while working with experts in the field• Full-time fixed term for 12 months with possibility of further 12 month extension subject to funding, Level A, remuneration package: $106K-$110K p.a. which includes base salary, leave loading and up to 17% superannuationAbout the opportunity We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work as part of the multi-disciplinary research team lead by Professor Lindy Clemson. In this role you will support the development of a program of research aimed at developing reframing strategies to address ageism in health. This work is expected to impact attitudes to ageing of the general public and health practitioners and to shape ageing policies. You will also work closely with team members including A/Prof Lee-Fay Low and A/Prof Kate O’Loughlin.In this role you will:• critically appraise the literature on ageism and framing strategies in health, public understanding and policy• work collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team• conduct pilot work and contribute to grant writing • present at forums and conferences and contribute to communication and engagement activities using social media, regional networks and writing journal articles.About youThe University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for Postdoctoral Research Associate who possess: • relevant tertiary qualification, completed PhD in relevant area such as allied health, sociology, media and communication• experience in data gathering and analysis methods pertinent to engagement with older people • well-developed qualitative and/or quantitative data analysis and interpretation skills• excellent interpersonal skills and ability to maintain effective collaborative working relationships• excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills including good report writing skills with high level of attention to detail• demonstrated ability to manage workflows, multiple complex projects and meet deadlines• experience in health-related research with older people is desirable.Take this opportunity to further develop your research profile within ageing and health under the leadership of world experts. You will contribute to worthwhile research to the benefit of older people and the community as a whole.About usThe University of Sydney is Australia’s first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. The Faculty of Health Sciences is internationally recognized for quality and innovation in teaching and research. This is achieved through encouraging international collaboration across all our research endeavours, and through strategic partnerships that are global in their reach. The role will be situated in the Physical Activity, Lifestyle, Ageing & Wellness Research Thematic group, the Faculty of Health Sciences and aligned with the Charles Perkins Centre, Active Ageing research project node. This position is funded by the University in recognition of the faculty’s reputation as a research strength in ageing and health.Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us. How to applyFor more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number to apply.Closing date: 11.30pm 17 April 2018The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.© The University of SydneyThe University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.
King's College London, Medical & Molecular Genetics|
Epigenetic mechanisms in gene regulation|
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics to work on a project investigating epigenetic mechanisms in gene regulation. The project will utilise imprinted genes as a model system and use both locus-specific and genome-wide data to investigate tissue-specific gene regulation and the role of intragenic CpG islands. Other areas of interest may also include related projects on epigenetic mechanisms in disease. You will drive research in these areas that combine epigenetic gene control and genome-wide data analyses, and/or (epi)genetic disease and develop new avenues of work. The successful applicant will be part of the research team of Professor Rebecca Oakey, to whom informal enquiries should be addressed. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate the ability to work independently, have excellent scientific writing skills, will have solid expertise in molecular biology, genetics/genomics, epigenetics/epigenomics. Applicants must hold a PhD (or be awaiting the award of their PhD) in a biomedical discipline relevant to the project.The selection process will include an interview Interviews are scheduled to be held in early Spring 2018. Reference: THW/18/059639/000293 Full time, Fixed term, for 18 months