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8270| Plymouth Marine Laboratory, PML Earth Observation science group| Marine Earth Observation Scientist| Full time (3 year appointment with anticipation of extension). PML is looking for a versatile remote-sensing scientist to work on new national and international research and development projects in the PML Earth Observation science group. Current projects focus on R&D in satellite data analysis and processing methods for monitoring water quality in coastal, transitional and open-ocean water bodies from the regional up to the global scale.Scientific areas include: high resolution remote sensing of coastal suspended particulates, eutrophication indicators and open-ocean observation of the ocean carbon cycle. The work will use 1 km and 300m optical satellite data from Sentinel 3 OLCI and 10-60m data from Sentinel 2 MSI in a cutting-edge computing environment including a recent £1M investment in a GPU-based processing clusterThe post is initially for three years, but given the on-going success of the PML EO group extension for longer duration is anticipated.Key deliverables• Research and development of scientific methods dealing with: different sensors, configurations, and atmospheric and biogeochemical retrieval algorithms.• EO product development and validation of water quality parameters and critical elements of the marine carbon cycle.• Spatial, temporal and other statistical analyses of EO data.• Scientific publication and reporting (including oral presentations) of results.The appointment will be made at Scientist grade and candidates would possess a PhD or equivalent experience in Earth Observation, limnology, oceanography or a similar numerical field (mathematics, statistics, computing, or physics). The successful candidates will need to demonstrate strong computing skills as appropriate for quantitative remote sensing R&D (most of our software is implemented in Python) as well as numerical and mathematical skills. The post holder will work both individually and in a team, as required, be self-motivated, with good communication skills, including in scientific writing.
8283| University of Zaragoza| Postdoctoral Position in Signal Processing (ERC-StG project)| Position and projectThe Biomedical Signal Interpretation and Computational Simulation group at the University of Zaragoza (Spain) seeks a Postdoctoral Researcher to work on signal processing of cardiac electrical signals. The position is part of the Starting Grant MODELAGE, led by Dr Esther Pueyo, 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 work on the development of signal processing methods to analyze patch-clamp, optical mapping and electrocardiographic signals. The information obtained from the signals, together with data from cellular and molecular biology analyses, will be integrated into multi-scale models of cardiac electro-mechanics. Those models will serve to investigate inter-individual age-related differences in cardiac dynamics, assess underlying mechanisms and set links to arrhythmia susceptibility. QualificationsCandidates must hold a PhD in Engineering, Mathematics or Physics and be main authors of relevant journal publications. Expertise in signal processing is required. Previous work on computational model and simulation is advantageous. Strong oral and written communication skills in English are a must. Experience in Matlab or C programming is preferred. Previous experience with experimental techniques in electrophysiology is considered a plus. The I3A Institute at University of ZaragozaThe Aragon Institute of Engineering Research (I3A), within 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 Simulation 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 conditions. This expertise is combined with modeling and simulation of cardiac electrophysiology to investigate causes and consequences of the phenomena observed from the processed signals.Application For additional information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Esther Pueyo ([email protected]).
8278| University of Gothenburg, Department of Marine Sciences| Postdoctoral researcher| The University of Gothenburg has 38 000 students and 6 000 employees, and is one of the largest Universities in the Nordic countries. Strong research and study programs attract scientists and students from around the world. The advertised positions are within the department of Marine Science, located at the main campus in Gothenburg and at the two marine research laboratories at Tjärnö and Kristineberg (www.marine.gu.se). Two positions are currently being advertised in this research project funded by the Swedish Research Council Formas.Job assignmentsIndustrial aquaponics is a high-density agricultural technique that combines elements of both aquaculture and hydroponics in a synergistic production technology that utilizes fish wastes as plant fertilizer, thus reducing input and waste disposal requirements of both systems.Technological advances are increasingly moving aquaponics away from small-scale production into industrial environments by focusing on improved macro- and micronutrient recovery. Improvements in engineering design have been able to significantly increase output capacities and have now made industrial aquaponics applications a commercial reality. One method for instance, is the use of decoupled aquaponics systems in which sludge digesters utilize microbial communities to efficiently reuse solid wastes. Although many of the largest facilities worldwide are still in arid regions, this technology is also becoming more popular in Europe as design advances have increasingly made aquaponics not just a water-saving enterprise, but also an energy and waste reduction system. Although some systems are focused primarily on production, others also include an educational mandate, particularly those in urban environments where micro-farming and vertical-growth greenhouses have become popular. As growth parameters differ between fish and plants, the microbiome plays a significant role in remineralization and bioavailability of nutrients in aquaponic systems. Although technical specifications for pH, microbial remineralization and nitrification processes have received much research attention, relatively few studies have characterized other types of bacterial assemblages that either inhibit or stimulate fish and plant growth. For instance, biocontrol of microbes is an important consideration for both producers and consumers, given that the use of disinfection chemicals or antibiotics to control pathogens, or probiotics and phytogenics to stimulate growth, can have profound effects on microbial populations and hence plant and animal health throughout a closed system.Beneficial microbes are important at all stages of production and can be enhanced by the addition of probiotics as they are crucial to the functioning of biofilters and sludge digesters. They serve important functions in improve fish gut health and to reduce the spread of pathogens in the aquaculture component, as well as in promoting plant growth and rooting. To-date, there is considerable discipline-specific literature in aquaculture, hydroponics and bioengineering that can help inform and enhance microbial performance in aquaponics. However, there is limited understanding of linkages in the microbiome among compartments of aquaponics systems.The position is part of a project examining the role of microbial populations in recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS), in anaerobic digesters and in hydroponics (HYP) units with the goal of better understanding conditions that will maximise beneficial transfers of microbes and their products among components of decoupled aquaponics systems. There are many different approaches to examining these aspects of production, from the use of next-generation sequencing to map microbial communities, or biochemical analyses to characterize how microbes improve nutrition for fish and plants. Hence the specific scientific background of the candidate is less important than their interest in the topics and demonstrated qualifications in their respective field.We are seeking a candidate who is independent and self-motivated given that details of the project can be adjusted based on the candidate’s skills and interests. The candidate will be working in a multidisciplinary team of engineers, pathologists, food scientists, modellers and policy-makers involving several international research groups, thus exemplary teamwork and communication skills as well as the ability to travel are essential. The candidate will be expected to lead their project but i) develop and discuss their ideas with team members and the PI; ii) to initiate and carry out their work within a collaborative environment but with limited supervision; iii) write well-formulated reports and academic articles.The candidate will be responsible for running applied experiments in several different labs internationally, thus requiring flexibility for extended stays in various locations; further international travel will also be necessary to participate in meetings, working groups, conferences and visits with industry partners. Candidate must possess a PhD in molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry, veterinary medicine, bioengineering, biotechnology, cell biology or related disciplines. It is not a requirement that the candidate has experience with aquaponics or prior experience in hydroponic crop production (commercial greenhouse facilities) and/or the operation of recirculating aquaculture systems, but such experience would be useful. Please note clearly on your application if you have any relevant skills such as technical operation of aquarium / aquaculture tanks, hydroponics or irrigation systems, or prior work in the operation of multiphase bioreactors.See website for application details. Employment termsA start date is required prior to May 15, 2019, but the exact start date for this position is negotiable depending on the availability of a suitable candidate. The post-doctoral fellow will be hired for a two-year period to lead this project. Extent: 100 %. Application procedureThe application must include:A CV and short cover letter that describes how the applicant meets the selection criteriaFull text of three accepted peer-reviewed manuscriptsName and contact details of three refereesRegulations for the evaluation of qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 - 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance.Contact informationFor further information about the position, please contact Alyssa Joyce: [email protected] to applyIn order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.
8261| University of Canterbury, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computational Design and Analysis Group| Post-Doctoral Fellow| • Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)• Fixed-term for 3 years• Salary NZD$70,000 per annumWhat You Will DoThe Computational Design and Analysis (CDA) group at the University Canterbury invites applications for a fixed-term, Postdoctoral Fellowship in the field of adaptive optics for space situational awareness (SSA) application. The successful candidate will join our CDA research group in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering to work under the supervision of the project's principal investigator, Dr. Stephen Weddell. This is a funded position for up to 3 years.The aim of this project is to assist with the research, design and development of a photometry-based space debris detection system for use with small to 1m class optical telescopes. Multi-object adaptive optics will be used to reduce the effects of atmospheric distortion for improved image resolution of satellite and large debris objects, without the use of artificial beacons. Using wavefront measurements from background stars, a machine learning platform will simplify tomographic reconstruction to estimate anisoplanatic turbulence, which is used to improve the resolution of near Earth object images over a wide field of view. Our simplified methodology will remove the need for a complex tracking system and reliance on laser guide stars for short-exposure point spread function measurements.You will be involved in the design, development, technology integration, and on-sky field work using up to 1m class telescopes at the University of Canterbury's Mt John Observatory and our collaborative group's facilities at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Canberra. A well-equipped optical laboratory is available for use. The work team includes research staff and several postgraduate students, both in Christchurch, NZ, and Canberra, Australia.Who You AreYou will have a PhD in a relevant field such as physics, photonics, electrical engineering, computer engineering or a related discipline. You will have strong theoretical and experimental skills with hands-on experience with practical components, modules and instrumentation, i.e., lasers, amplifiers etc., and optics and related image processing.You will demonstrate an academic record of scientific excellence, independent research along with experience in programming languages, such as C/C++, Matlab, Python, and familiarisation with computer network and data storage, optical laboratory procedures, and instrumentation.Who You Will Work WithThe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is committed to excellence in teaching and research at the forefront of electrical and electronic, computer, and mechatronics engineering.We aim to continually improve our teaching and our internationally recognised research programme by attracting and retaining highly-skilled academic and support staff, expanding our facilities, and providing service to the engineering profession and to the community at large.For more about the Department, please visit: https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/engineering/schools/ece/Why UCThe University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision statement of "People Prepared to Make a Difference". You will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development.For information about the range of fantastic benefits that UC offers including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions, please visit us: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinusThe closing date for this position is: 30 January 2019 (Midnight NZ time)ApplyApplications for this position are submitted online and should include a cover letter (describing background, suitability for the position, your recent and future research projects), a curriculum vitae which includes a list of relevant research publications, and the names and contact details of two referees. Please ensure your application is uploaded as a single pdf file and that the file name is your surname only.We are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to Rochelle Golby, Recruitment Advisor, [email protected] further information specifically about the role, please contact Dr Steve Weddell, [email protected] University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi.
8295| University College Dublin, UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy| 011144 - UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1, UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy (Temporary, 2 Years)| Applications are invited for a Post- Doctoral Research Fellow 1 in UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy. This is a temporary post.The project's objectives are to undertake an integrated analysis of packaging use from manufacturers, through distributors and retailers, to consumers, and to determine if existing statistics accurately represent this chain of use and the degree of reuse or recycling. Comparison will be made with methodologies from across the EU to propose recommendations for future data collection. The project will also examine consumer behaviour and the role of incentives/disincentives. The project would suit an individual with an interest in, and ability to work, with statistics, ideally with a working knowledge of industrial processes and/or business or consumer recycling behaviour.Salary: €37,223 - €43,029 per annum Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.Closing Date: 17.00hrs (Local Irish Time) on 15th February 2019.Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website: https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/. UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.
8260| National Oceanography Centre| Post-doctoral Research Assistant| Post-doctoral Research AssistantNational Oceanography Centre, SouthamptonSalary £28,200 - £32,430 (Band 6)Full Time (37 hours per week)Fixed Term (3 years)About the role:We are looking for a Post-doctoral Research Assistant to join the Marine Autonomous and Robotic Systems (MARS) Group at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, UK.You will join the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)-funded Oceanids C2 project team, working closely with both engineers, post-doctoral researchers and PhD students. You will contribute to leading research into the use of autonomous marine robots in some of the most extreme environments on Earth. Working with both oceanographers and engineers, you will research algorithms for the autonomous control of the NOC long-range fleet, as well as developing components of the autonomous piloting framework and suitable knowledge representations. These might range from the validation of autonomous system behavior to prototype path planning algorithms for AUVs and the application of machine learning techniques. The results of this work will be deployed and tested both in the lab and within full-scale ocean environments, before being used to further world-leading marine science.This is a full time Fixed Term appointment for three years offered on NERC terms and conditions and is open to internal and external candidates.About you:We are looking for a researcher with a PhD or equivalent experience in Robotics, AI, data-science or a closely related discipline. The ideal candidate will enjoy the practical application of their knowledge to operating robots in challenging real-world environments and the interdisciplinary nature of marine robotics research. You will be actively involved in software development; proficiency with a programming language (e.g. C++, Python, Java) and experience writing software for AI/Robotics applications is essential. You will have strong research and communication skills, and enjoy communicating your research to people from a wide range of science and engineering backgrounds. You will have a close attention to detail, and a commitment to producing high quality, well-tested, reliable software, suitable for deployment in high-risk ocean environments.Other information:The starting salary for this position will be between £28,200 and £32,430 per annum (Band 6). Depending upon skills and experience, additional allowances may be available for exceptional candidates. This role may involve periods of travel both within the UK and internationally, and occasional work at sea for which additional allowances are paid. Please note for this role we are not able to sponsor candidates who require a right to work in the UK.About us:The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is a national research organisation, delivering integrated marine science and technology from the coast to the deep ocean and is one of the top five institutions of its kind in the world. With sites in Liverpool and Southampton, it is the UK’s leading centre for sea level science, coastal and deep ocean research and technology development. Benefits:In return for your talents, we offer a competitive remuneration package, including a RCUK pension scheme, 30 days annual leave with a further 14 Public/local days off and free car-parking. How to apply: To apply, please submit an up-to-date CV and cover letter on our website at https://careers.noc.ac.uk/vacancy/postdoctoral-research-assistant-374041.html. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the NOC Careers Team at [email protected] For general enquiries regarding this role, please contact Dr. Catherine Harris via [email protected] date: 20 January 2019
8267| Maastricht University, Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE)| Postdoc in the History of Traditional Games| The Digital Ludeme Project (http://ludeme.eu) is a five-year research project funded by the European Research Council (ERC) that seeks to digitally model the world's traditional games throughout recorded history. This inter-disciplinary project aims to improve our knowledge of ancient games using modern AI and phylogenetic techniques, to chart their evolution and their role in the spread of mathematical knowledge across cultures, and to establish a new field of research called Digital Archaeoludology.As the project ends its first year, we are implementing a general game system and starting to populate our digital database of the world’s traditional strategy games. We now seek a historian, anthropologist, archaeologist, psychologist or cultural studies scholar with expertise in the history of games to complement the team.The successful applicant will play a leading role in developing the historical and cultural aspects of the research, ensuring that the appropriate data is collated and interpreted correctly, and advising the technical team on best practices and software requirements for achieving the project’s historical and cultural objectives. This will include helping to identify the world’s 1,000 most influential traditional strategy games and collating data on where, when and how they were played, which may involve field trips to museums, libraries, archives and archaeological sites worldwide; a generous travel budget is provided.The successful candidate will produce publishable results in leading conferences and journals, assist with the supervision of PhD students and play an active role in the day-to-day running of the project. Tasks will include coordinating project meetings, field trips, events such as international symposia and conferences, assisting with the pursuit of further research funding, and assisting with the curation of the project’s final exhibition at a European venue yet to be decided.REQUIREMENTSApplicants should have a PhD in a relevant field (History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Studies, Psychology, etc.) and a strong track record of research output and publication. Expert knowledge of the history of traditional games and/or mathematics is essential. Experience with computational or mathematical game analysis, phylogenetic studies, and/or experience coordinating research projects and conference-level events would be advantageous. Programming experience would be advantageous but is not essential.CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENTThe position is offered for the duration of the project (until 31 March 2023) with yearly evaluations. It will be located on-site at Maastricht, The Netherlands, at one of the world’s top new universities known for its international and multi-disciplinary focus.The salary and conditions of employment will be as set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO), supplemented with local UM provisions. For more information on terms of employment, please visit our website http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl > Support > UM employees, for a full-time contract of 38 or 40 hours/week at salary scale 10 (€2,640 to €4,166 gross per month) plus 8% holiday loading and an 8.3% year-end allowance. Non-Dutch applicants may be eligible for a favourable tax treatment (30% rule).EMPLOYEREstablished in 1976, Maastricht University (UM) is the most international university in the Nether- lands and renowned for its innovative, student-centred problem-based learning system. With approximately 16,300 students and 4,300 employees, UM offers a wide choice of Bachelors, Masters and PhD programmes, all of which are designed to integrate research and education. Research at UM is characterised by a multi-disciplinary and thematic approach.DEPARTMENTDepartment of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE)Founded in 1992 as part of the Faculty of Humanities and Sciences, today DKE broadly covers Data Science and Knowledge Engineering in research and teaching. DKE comprises three internationally respected research groups, having their focus on “Robotics, Agents and Interaction”, “Networks and Strategic Optimisation”, and “Biomathematics and Bioinformatics”. For further information, see https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/dkeADDITIONAL INFORMATIONPlease submit applications by January 31, 2019 as a single PDF document including:1. Letter of motivation and interest in the topic (1 page).2. CV including a summary of highlights and names of at least two academic referees with contact details (2 pages).3. Electronic copies of your two best/most relevant publications.Shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview at Maastricht in February 2019, or by Skype if needed. Starting date: April 2019 or as soon as the successful applicant is available. For more information, please contact Dr. Cameron Browne ([email protected]).
8286| University of Lisbon, Faculty of Sciences| Post-docs in Human Social Neuroscience (EGG/fMRI) in Lisbon| POST-DOC POSITION opened at the Biomedical Neuroscience Lab (https://dpratalab.wordpress.com/; PI: Dr Diana Prata, with double affiliation in King’s College London), at the University of Lisbon - for research in human social neuroscience and the oxytocin and the dopamine systems in a highly interdisciplinary 3-year project involving pharmacology, genetics and a range of psychophysiological techniques. Expertise in fMRI and/or EEG highly preferred; and in eye-tracking and SCR favourable. Negotiable salary. Open until 26th of Jan 2019. We look forward to welcoming you!
8268| King's College London, Physics| Research Associate in Physics| You have good mathematical and computer skills in programming and unix and an excellent working knowledge of electronic structure theory. A familiarity with electrochemistry is desirable. You are open minded and willing to work in a small team spanning King's College London and Imperial College: setting about transforming our ability to simulate corrosion at the atomic scale. This will be achieved by introducing methods that have not existed until now. You will help develop, deliver, and demonstrate the methods and computer codes that will make this possible. This will involve: developing open boundary molecular dynamics; building parameter sets to study the aqueous corrosion of Ti; computing key electrochemical quantities; investigating standard non-equilibrium electrochemistry results; building and applying a kinetic Monte Carlo code for localised corrosion; supporting the research of PhD students. We emphasise the team nature of this project. This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for 36 months.This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent.The selection process will include competency based questions and a panel interview.To apply, please register with the King's College London application portal and complete your application online.See www.quantumcorrosion.org
8279| Medical Research Council, The National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement & Reduction of Animals in Research| Programme Manager – North West of England and Yorkshire| Programme Manager – North West of England and Yorkshire NC3Rs, Liverpool, Manchester and SheffieldFixed Term, 2 years£37,769 to £44,396 (plus London allowances) You will work with scientists from a range of disciplines and levels, those working under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act (including project and personal licence holders), animal care and veterinary staff, and senior administrators. The role will involve working with the institutions to identify priority 3Rs areas to focus on, including opportunities for cross-institutional sharing of best practice within and between institutions. You will be raising awareness and disseminating the work of the NC3Rs, including funding opportunities, events, online training resources, publications and guidelines. Also providing expert advice on opportunities to implement the 3Rs in specific programmes of research, including input into project licence applications, as well as identifying opportunities for institute-wide activities such as tissue sharing.Application of the 3Rs plays an essential role in achieving scientific excellence. The NC3Rs supports the development and uptake of new research tools and models with reduced reliance on the use of animals and/or improved animal welfare and its activities are divided between its role as a 3Rs research funder and programmes led by its own team of scientists. Further information can be found at www.nc3rs.org.uk You will need:• A PhD in a biological science with significant post-doctoral experience or other relevant experience in the biosciences sector• An understanding of the issues around the use of animals in research • Experience of delivering effective scientific advice and support• The ability to collaborate and effectively network with stakeholders from a diverse range of roles and levels of seniorityChoosing to come to work at the NC3Rs (part of UKRI) means that you will have access to a whole host of benefits from a defined benefit pension scheme and excellent holiday entitlement to access to employee shopping/travel discounts and salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme.For full details of this post and to complete an online application, visit https://mrc.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/appcentre-1/candidate/postings/1108 and upload your CV along with a covering letter stating why you are applying for this role. Please quote reference number NC3Rs 999.Closing date: 1 February 2019
8296| University of Plymouth| Postdoctoral Research Fellow, FIND Project (Agri-tec)| Role: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, FIND Project (Agri-tec)Ref: A6349Faculty of Science & EngineeringSchool of Biological and Marine SciencesSalary: £34,189 to £39,609 per annum - Grade 7Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship commencing as soon as possible to work on the Fluorescence Imaging for Nutrition and Disease (FIND) project at the University of Plymouth until March 2020. This Agri-tec Cornwall project is ERDF funded and will involve the development of an image-based early warning system for plant disease.This role is funded through the Cornwall Agri-Tech project which is supported by an investment from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).The Research Fellow will, in collaboration with the PI and Cornish businesses, drive the development of an image-based early warning system for plant disease in the context of food production in Cornwall as part of the Fluorescence Imaging for Nutrition and Disease (FIND) project.Food security is one of the great global challenges of the 21st century. Development of technology to ensure safe, reliable and efficient food production will be key in rising to this challenge. Global crop losses caused by microbial pathogens can be as high as 25% or more. This project will develop an image-based system for routine monitoring of plant health and early diagnosis of disease in the context of Cornish Agriculture. The project will involve working closely with Cornish businesses.You will work within the legal constraints of any agreed non-disclosure agreement (NDA’s) and Intellectual property (IP) protection agreed between Delivery Partners and collaborating businesses.Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement. For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact Dr. George Littlejohn by email [email protected] or by telephone on +44(0)1752 584487Closing date: Midnight Sunday 3rd February 2019Interviews: Expected to take place on 15th February 2019 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.This is a full time position working 37 hours a week until March 2020 due to funding. The University of Plymouth is committed to equality of opportunity, promoting a diverse and inclusive culture, demonstrated through our commitment to the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and as a Stonewall diversity champion. All applications will be judged solely on merit, however, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in the workforce, for example black and minority ethnic groups. University of Plymouth holds a TEF (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework) Silver by the Office for Students.
8309| University College Dublin, School of Computer Science| UCD Post Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1, CONSUS project, UCD School of Computer Science (Temporary)| Applications are now invited for the post of Postdoctoral Researcher, level 1. This is a research focussed role, where the candidate will conduct a specified programme of research supported by research training and development under the supervision and direction of Prof. M-Tahar Kechadi.The main objective if this research is to design, develop, and implement data analytics techniques in order to analyse the crop production and management datasets, with the view to optimise the whole process of crop production and management efficiency. We have already started gathering these data collections. The post-doctoral researcher will work on designing and developing scalable data analytics approaches that can deal with the challenges of these datasets, such as heterogeneity, veracity, velocity, and volume. Solutions to these challenges will involve looking into data representation, quality, transformations, etc. The successful candidate will work closely with the PI, as he has extensive expertise in this area. Fixed Salary: €35,324 per annumClosing Date: 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) Monday, 28th January 2019 Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website: https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/. UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.
8275| University of Limerick, Physical Education and Sport Sciences| Post-Doctoral Researcher in Physical Activity and Health: Policy Evaluation Network| TITLE OF POST: Post-Doctoral Researcher in Physical Activity and Health: Policy Evaluation Network LOCATION: Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of LimerickREPORTS TO: Professor Catherine Woods, Chair of Physical Activity and Health CONTRACT TYPE: Specific purpose contract (36 months)SALARY SCALE: €36854-€47728Further Information for applicants and application material is available online from:Web: http://www.ul.ie/hrvacancies/QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) in Physical Activity and Health, Exercise Science, Physical Education, Health Science or other similar health related area (or near completion)UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK:The University of Limerick (UL) with over 13,000 students and 1,300 staff is an energetic and enterprising institution with a proud record of innovation and excellence in education, research and scholarship. The dynamic, entrepreneurial and innovative values which drive UL’s mission and strategy ensures that we capitalise on local, national and international engagement and connectivity. We are renowned for providing an outstanding student experience and conducting leading edge research. UL is situated on a superb riverside campus of over 130 hectares with the River Shannon as a unifying focal point. Outstanding recreational, cultural and sporting facilities further enhance this exceptional learning and research environment. OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB: As part of the Joint Programming Initiative on a Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life (JPI HDHL), 28 research institutes from seven European countries and New Zealand have combined their expertise to form a Policy Evaluation Network (PEN). PEN’s vision is to provide Europe with tools to identify, evaluate and benchmark policies designed to directly or indirectly address physical inactivity, unhealthy diets and sedentary behaviour while accounting for existing health inequities. PEN will examine the content, implementation and impact of lifestyle policies across Europe and will build on existing knowledge from DEDIPAC (Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity) and the INFORMAS (International Network for Food and Obesity/ non-communicable diseases Research, Monitoring and Action Support) framework. With seven inter-related work packages (WPs), PEN will provide an overview of the ‘best’ public policies most likely to sustainably reduce physical inactivity, unhealthy diets and sedentary behaviour. It will realise the first steps in a bespoke policy monitoring and surveillance system for Europe and refine our knowledge of appropriate research designs and methods for the quantification of policy impact. It will contribute to our understanding of how to achieve successful transnational policy implementation of these evidence-based or evidence-grounded policies in different cultural, demographic or socio-economic settings with particular focus on vulnerable groups. Finally, PEN will provide three worked examples of policy in practice. Three case studies will illustrate how best to evaluate the implementation and impact of policy in order to yield the best results for a healthy diet for a healthy life for European citizensThe successful applicant will be expected to:• Work with Prof. Catherine Woods and the project team to conduct a specified programme of research. This will entail use of both quantitative and qualitative research methods, literature reviews and intervention evaluation. • Have experience of working with local, national and international stakeholders in terms of understanding physical activity policy, its development, implementation and evaluation. • Liaise with both internal and external project stakeholders including Government departments and academic partners/collaborators from across Europe and globally.• Contribute to the Department’s research performance by publishing in high quality journals and presenting research at national and international scientific conferences.• Perform research collaboratively and individually. • Assist in identifying future research priorities and target funding initiatives.• Engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities as required by Professor Woods or the Faculty to develop research skills and competencies.• Engage in the wider research and scholarly activities of Professor Woods’ Physical Activity and Health research group, including post graduate supervision and capacity building.• Carry out administrative work to support the programme of research and any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post. Essential knowledge/experience/skills• Doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) in physical activity for health (PAH), exercise science, physical education, political science with an emphasis on health policy or other similar health related area (or near completion, please give date of Viva).• Experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods. • Evidence of publication in high impact peer-reviewed journals and/or presentation of work at national or international conferences.Desirable Criteria:• Knowledge of PA policy, its development, implementation and evaluation.• Experience in conducting PAH complex intervention development/evaluation and/or research on the determinants and correlates of physical activity.• Proficiency in conducting systematic literature reviews.• A track record of conducting individual and/or collaborative research projects with a variety of research partners.• Evidence of working with stakeholders at the local, national or international level for the promotion of population levels of physical activity.• Demonstrate a capacity to work independently and within a project team to achieve results. • Demonstrate a record of success in leadership and/or project management. • Experience of conducting research with real world impact. • Experience of supervision of postgraduate or undergraduate research students• Evidence of identifying research priorities, sources of funding and pursuing the process of securing funds. Personal qualities• Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills • An ability to win the confidence of stakeholders, researchers and research partner representatives• Attention to detail and thoroughness in work practices and an ability to work to deadlines• Highly motivated with excellent organizational skills.Please note your application must include:• A complete curriculum vitae with email contact details of two referees (file 1.) • A letter of motivation and a 2-3 page statement of research accomplishments and future research goals (file 2.) • A full list of publications with up to three ‘best papers’ highlighted with reasons (include hyperlinks) (file 3.) • A completed online application form.Further Information for applicants and application material is available online from:Web: http://www.ul.ie/hrvacancies/The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 25th January 2019. Applications must be completed online before 12 noon on the closing date.
8288| Queen Mary University of London, Centre for Tumour Biology, Bart's Cancer Institute| Postdoctoral Research Assistant| Applications are sought for a Post-doctoral Research Assistant to investigate the immune landscape in pancreatic cancer. The successful applicant will be an experienced, dynamic, post-doctoral research fellow well-versed with histopathology techniques such as Immunohistochemistry, Tissue microarray and multiplex staining, FACS and murine experiments. The ideal candidate would have good knowledge of lymphoid lineages such as T cells, dendritic cells and B-calls with assays employed for these cell types. Knowledge of cancer immunology, particularly pancreatic cancer would be highly desirable but not necessary. The research will be based in the Centre for Tumour Biology, Barts Cancer Institute, within the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London.Essential requirements for this post include knowledge of techniques involved in assessing lymphoid lineages in cancer in vitro and in vivo, as well as FACS, histopathological techniques. Experience with cancer immunology would be an advantage. A demonstrated ability to communicate well, work within a team and maintain good laboratory records are also essential.The post is full time and for 3 years (if applicable – starting from 1st March 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter). Starting salary will be in the range (£33,615 - £35,459) per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, pension scheme and an interest free season ticket loan.The Barts Cancer Institute requires that applicants invited for interview will need to provide all certificates to confirm their qualifications (specified in the Job Description).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 ot remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.Informal enquiries about this post, including arrangements to visit the Institute/Centre, can be made to Prof Hemant Kocher or Prof Kairbaan Hodivala-Dilke or Prof John Gribben tel: 02078823573 or email [email protected] about Barts Cancer Institute can be found at www.bci.qmul.ac.ukTo apply, please visit the Human Resources website on http://www.hr.qmul.ac.uk/vacancies and search for reference QMUL17238.The Closing date is 30 January 2019 and interviews are likely to be held in the week commencing on 11th February 2019.
8287| Leipzig University, Department of Dermatology| Postdoctoral researcher| We are looking for a talented and highly motivated candidate for a Postdoc for our newly founded research group. We are dealing with Wound healing and scarring in our project and trying to decipher molecular switches for patterning skin healing in the direction of full regeneration vs. fibrotic tissue repair. For this we use wild type and transgenic mice with large wounds on their backs where wound healing proceeds with a combination of fibrosis and neogenic hair follicle formation ( a hallmark of regeneration) depending on Wnt-Signalling and not fully understood cell to cell signaling.For this position we expect the following tasks to be performed:1. Experimental Design, writing of protocols, reports, Papers, preparation of presentations and Posters.2. Basic methods of cell and molecular biology: PCR, Western Blot, ELISA, cloning, plasmid generation, isolation of DNA and RNA, cDNA synthesis, primer design, plasmid design, in vitro cell culture.3. Histological investigations and microscopy: preparation of cells and tissue for microscopy investigation, fixation, cutting, embedding, staining, microscopy (bright field, phase contrast, fluorescence, confocal), image analysis, quantification in images, image processing.4. Data processing, preparation of tables and graphics for data analysis, data analysis, statistical analysis, potentially bioinformatics Analysis.5. Isolation of cells from different tissues through digestion, preparation of single cell suspensions, staining for MACS and FACS, cell sorting with MACS and FACS.6. Animal experiments: genotyping, wounding, tissue collection from wounds, skin, mucosa, organs and peripheral blood, injections (subcutaneous, intraperitoneal, potentially intracardial and intravenous).These are the relevant requirements for the position:Education: PhD or equivalent. Background is not relevant.Passion for science, curiosity and fascination for research and innovation as well as appreciation for challenges are the main requirements for the Position.Flexibility and the ability to work in a team are expected.Experience and/or disposition for establishing methods and cooperation (national/international) is desired.Language: the lab and the work environment are international. A good/excellent conversational and written English is required. German is desired but not a requirement for the Position. IT requirements: Microsoft Office, statistics programs (Graphpad, SPSS), potentially work with bioinformatics software, publicly available databases, pathway analysis, from advantage but not required programming.Please if interested, contact me and send my your CV, cover letter and, if available, reference letters to my e-mail
8263| King's College London, King's Cancer and Pharmaceutical Sciences| Research Associate| This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for 3 years.This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent.The post-doctoral researcher appointed to work on this project will be working on understanding the mechanisms underlying the anti-inflammatory and tissue repair activity of mesenchymal stromal cells in myocardial infarction. The project will utilise both in vitro and in vivo protocols. The successful candidate will join a group of researchers within the Ellison and the Dazzi labs. The researcher will be based at Guy’s and Denmark Hill campuses. The selection process will include a panel interview.For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact: Professor Francesco Dazzi - [email protected] To apply, please go to: https://bit.ly/2Sek8ON and register with the King’s College London application portal and complete your application online.Closing date: 4th February 2019.
8294| Ghent University, Mechanical| Post-doc position in Wire & Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM)| This post-doc position is in the framework of the research project PRINT-AM ICON, ‘Predictable Integrity of Large Scale Additive Manufactured Components through Intelligent Printing Strategies’, which is foreseen to run for 36 months starting from 1st of January 2019. The project is to research into wire & arc additive manufacturing (WAAM) components using experimental and numerical techniques.The post-doc researcher will focus on developing a numerical tool allowing to predict the right combination of feedstock material composition and printing parameters, which altogether can be grouped under the term “print strategy”, to reproduce a well-defined microstructure. In order to reach that goal, the project will rely on the work being realised inside a recently concluded DeMoPreCI-MDT SBO research project. Within DeMoPreCI-MDT SBO project, a multi-physics welding model was developed to predict the microstructure resulting from a welding process, using only the composition of the base material, filler material and welding parameters as input data. Within the PRINT-AM project, our intention is to reverse this model in order to define the printing strategy using only the resulting microstructure as input. Achieving this goal successfully, will already allow using WAAM to repair or replace an existing product, which today is produced through a conventional production process and thereby realising the first economic objective of reducing the logistic cost of stock.
8281| University College Dublin, School of Computer Science| UCD Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1, UCD School of Computer Science (Temporary 34 months post)| Applications are invited for a Post- Doctoral Research Fellow 1 in the UCD School of Computer Science. This is a temporary post.This is a research focused role, where the candidate will conduct a specified programme of research in information visualisation and human-data interaction. They will be supported by research training and development under the supervision and direction of Dr David Coyle and Dr Abey Campbell.The primary purpose of the role is to further develop your research skills and competences, including the processes of publication in peer-reviewed academic publications, the development of funding proposals, the mentorship of graduate students along with the opportunity to develop your skills in research led teaching.Fixed Salary: €35,324 per annumAppointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.Closing Date: 17.00hrs (Local Irish Time) on 25th January 2019.Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website: https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/. UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CVs submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.
8269| University of Greenwich, School of Sciences| Post Doctoral Researcher in Electrosynthesis| Project DescriptionThe Project: Electrosynthesis is a powerful tool in organic chemistry that circumvents the use of expensive and toxic reagents for the generation of reactive intermediates. During electrosynthesis, molecules are activated under mild and green conditions directly at the surface of an electrode. Even though a plethora of transformations have been developed and many of them were successfully used in several industrial processes the potential of preparative organic electrochemistry remains largely underestimated. However, the growing impetus to look for greener and cheaper alternatives to classic synthetic methodologies prompted us to investigate further new electrochemical reactions. We have recently developed two novel electrochemical methodologies that allow generating organic and organometallic radicals under mild, green, economical and safe conditions. We have successfully applied those methodologies to the preparation of new types of anticancer drugs. We are now looking for a highly motivated Post-doctoral researcher to join our team and explore further the synthetic potential of these radicals. The candidate: The project would be suitable for a PhD holder with a strong background in synthetic chemistry and interest in medicinal chemistry and electrochemistry.The project will be supervised by Dr Kevin Lam (http://www.lamresearchgroup.com, http://www.gre.ac.uk/engsci/study/pharchemenv/staff/kevin-lam)Research Environment: The successful candidate will join a highly active research group in newly refurbished synthesis laboratories. The Department is extremely well equipped with analytical equipment (including a glovebox, several Electrasyns 2.0, high-speed potentiostats, 4xNMR spectrometers, large mass spectrometry suite, etc.) Duration: 1 year, Full-Time. Opportunity to extend for a further 12 monthsFor informal enquiries about the project, please contact Dr Kevin Lam : k.lam ’ at ’ greenwich.ac.ukReferences“Electrochemical synthesis of phthalides via anodic activation of aromatic carboxylic acids” Hayrapetyan D., Shkepu V., Seilkhanov O. T., Zhanabil, Z., Lam K., Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 8451 Please send your resumé and a copy of your PhD thesis to k.lam 'at' greenwich.ac .uk
8258| Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Department of International Public Health| Research Assistant/Post-Doctoral Research Associate – Francophone| The Department of International Public Health are recruiting a Research Assistant or a Post Doctoral Research Associate to be part of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) funded project.Founded in 1898 and the oldest of its kind in the world, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for teaching and research in tropical diseases. Through the creation of effective links with governments, NGOs, private organisations and global institutions and by responding to the health needs of communities, LSTM aims to promote improved health, particularly for people of the less developed/resource poorest countries in the tropics and sub-tropics.The Tryp-Elim partnership brings together leading research (LSTM, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp) and implementation organisations (PATH) with the National Programme for the Control of Human African Trypanosomiasis (PNLTHA) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This partnership, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), aims to eliminate sleeping sickness as a public health problem in DRC through a combination of case detection, treatment and vector control. LSTM is the technical lead partner for vector control, with particular emphasis on the use of Tiny Targets. The Capacity Research Unit's (CRU) multi-disciplinary team in the Department of International Public Health at LSTM is engaged in strengthening the capacity of the national tsetse control programme to plan and manage tsetse control operations at full country scale.The CRU is recruiting a Research Assistant (RA) OR Post-Doctoral Research Associate (PDRA) to support the project team in the design and implementation of high quality research. The post holder will liaise with programme funders, project partners and PNLTHA to convene capacity strengthening action plan workshops for central, provincial and health zone levels. You will conduct interviews, focus group discussions and surveys to identify obstacles and good practice in implementation of action plans and actively participate in drafting publications based on research findings. In addition, you will also contribute towards the teaching and support of postgraduate research.It is essential to hold a PhD to apply as a PDRA or a Masters degree for the RA post, along with understanding of capacity strengthening and health systems programmes and knowledge of disease control programmes in low and middle-income countries. Demonstrable experience of working in complex projects, building effective working relationships with multiple partners in low and middle-income countries and designing data collection tools, conducting interviews, analysing data and presenting findings will be core to your application.Your ability to deal with people across disciplines and cultures, taking responsibility and ownership for problems and following them through to resolution as well as written and oral fluency in French is essential to the post. Though the post is based Liverpool, you must be willing and able to travel occasionally to remote regions in the DRC.[[Closing Date: 23rd January 2019]]Please note: LSTM will close on 19th December 2018 and will not re-open until 2nd January 2019. We will be unable to respond to any queries during this period.Take a look at some of the great work we have achieved over the past year 2017-2018 by viewing our annual report:https://www.lstmed.ac.uk/about/publications/lstm-annual-report-2017-2018We believe that this post will not be suitable for individuals on Tier 5 visas as these posts are not considered to be supernumerary to the organisation. For further details, please visit the UKVI website: https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration/work-visas (link is external)LSTM actively promotes Equal Opportunities and Safeguarding Policies To Apply please click HERE - https://livtmli.webitrent.com/livtmli_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open?VACANCY_ID%3d4418771EoI&WVID=7667700AeE&LANG=USA
8271| University of Liverpool, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences & Faculty of Science and Engineering| Medical Research Council Skills Development Fellowship Quantitative Early – Career Skills Training (QUEST) Programme| Expressions of interest, and subsequently applications are invited for a Medical Research Council (MRC) Skills Development Fellowship (SDF) to be held at the University of Liverpool, a world-class centre for developing researchers in priority skills areas of importance to modern health and biomedical research. Skills Development Fellowships are 3-year research and training postdoctoral fellowships that will support capacity building in specific MRC priority areas. A SDF is suitable for both very early career researchers (e.g. having just finished their PhD, or about to) or for more established researchers who wish to transform their career through delivering an ambitious research programme alongside targeted training opportunities to gain or enhance quantitative skills applied to biomedicine.The University of Liverpool seeks to recruit outstanding postdoctoral scientists who are looking to establish their own independent research career. This prestigious award will provide a salary plus running expenses for 3 years, and enable the appointee to establish their own research programme at the University of Liverpool. We are seeking candidates with a qualification in one or more of three quantitative disciplines (statistics, applied mathematics, computer science), who may have had little or no exposure to health research. Suitable candidates will need to deliver a research programme of relevance to one or more of our identified scientific themes of stratified medicine, infection, regenerative medicine and/or public health. Fellows will receive relevant training and supervision in at least two of the quantitative skills areas of statistics, computer science and applied mathematics, whilst being part of a team undertaking world-leading research in one of the biomedical areas described. More information on all of these research areas can be found on our Fellowships website: http://liverpoolmrcsdf.uk/index.html . We encourage applications for our Fellowships from across the global community and all appointments are made solely on merit. The University of Liverpool is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The University has a Silver Award for its commitment to gender equality in the workplace and we welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds. Job Ref: 010700/FPOST Expression of Interest by 31st January 2019 to [email protected] Date for applications: 17th May 2019For full details and to apply online, please visit: https://recruit.liverpool.ac.uk
8266| MFPL Max F. Perutz Laboratories| Postdoctoral position in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Development| About usThe Baccarini lab (https://www.mfpl.ac.at/groups/mfpl-group/group-info/baccarini.html) focuses on the functional consequences of signaling by intracellular kinase pathways. We have recently discovered that a negative feedback mechanism emanating from activated ERK is required to terminate ERK and AKT signaling during hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) activation, thus maintaining the balance between HSC self-renewal and differentiation and preventing exhaustion of the HSC compartment (Baumgartner et al., Cell Stem Cell 2018).We are looking for an enthusiastic scientist at the postdoctoral level who will join the team investigating hematopoietic stem cell fate decision using single cell analysis of signaling pathways combined with single cell RNA-seq.You are a talented and motivated individual with a PhD degree and documented research accomplishments in (Stem) Cell Biology and/or Cell Signaling (first author papers or preprints). The ideal candidate will have experience in HSC isolation, culture and development, will be able to work independently and as part of a team, and will have strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills.Join us for great quality of science and great quality of life - the Vienna Biocenter Campus (https://www.viennabiocenter.org/) is one of the main research hubs in Europe. We are supported by cutting edge technology services provided by both in house MFPL Facilities (https://www.mfpl.ac.at/research/scientific-facilities.html) and the Vienna BioCenter Core Facilities (https://www.viennabiocenter.org/facilities/). Our working language is English, both in the labs and in the on-campus day care center (https://www.viennabiocenter.org/facilities/child-care-center/). We are located near the center of Vienna, ranked as the city with the best quality of life in the world for 9 years in a row.Apply now!Send a curriculum vitae detailing current research interests, previous educational and research experience and contact details for three references to Manuela Baccarini ([email protected]). We will start reviewing the applications in January and we will continue until the position is filled.
8277| University of Gothenburg, Department of Marine Sciences| Postdoc position in Analytical Chemistry / Molecular Biology / Microbiology| Diary id: PAR 2018/1773The University of Gothenburg has 38 000 students and 6 000 employees, and is one of the largest Universities in the Nordic countries. Strong research and study programs attract scientists and students from around the world. The advertised positions are within the department of Marine Science, located at the main campus in Gothenburg and at the two marine research laboratories at Tjärnö and Kristineberg (www.marine.gu.se).One of the greatest current challenges in aquaculture is the ability to develop new and novel feed sources that are better able to utilize available nutrient and energy inputs. Phytoplankton, bacteria and cyanobacteria have all been used as probiotic supplements in feed, but only more recently as a substitute for protein in feeds. Yet wild fish thrive while ingesting naturally occurring microbial communities (biofilm/periphyton, biofloc) and the use of microorganisms to boost aquaculture performance is not a new practice given that bacteria and yeasts are frequently used in commercial production as pre- and probiotic supplements and immunostimulants. However, only relatively recently have commercial operations demonstrated the utility of microbes as a direct nutrient source for a variety of farmed organisms.Microorganisms are novel feed sources in aquaculture not only because they can be relatively inexpensive to produce, but because they also have the potential to influence one of the most basic concepts in nutrition: gut health. Probiotic research in humans has demonstrated the importance of microbial diversity in the gut, and the same applies in fish, where the immune system acquires its resilience from microbial exposure. Digestion and hence nutrition depends largely on microbial composition of the gut. Considerable research has demonstrated the utility of biofloc, an assemblage of bacteria, fungi, phytoplankton and zooplankton within an exopolymeric matrix that is part of natural fish diets because of its ubiquitous presence in the water column in dissolved, colloidal, and/or aggregate forms. It contains essential fatty acids, as well as protein and a range of other growth-promoting factors that can be beneficial for the health and nutrition of aquatic organisms. In this project, we take a novel approach to the use of microorganisms for enrichment of feed, including manipulation of microbial species and culture conditions to maximize the nutritional content of microalgal biomass for shellfish, and biofloc for fish and shrimp in recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS).Job description: The candidate will be responsible for cultivation in bioreactor systems of specific microbial assemblages that contribute to enhanced growth and well-being of live fishfeed (rotifers, brine shrimp) widely used in aquaculture. They will also work on microalgal production for shellfish, and biofloc systems for fish and shrimp. Objectives for achieving project goals include: i) increased production of energy storage and other growth-enhancing compounds in biofloc iv) heterotrophic and autotrophic microalgal enhancement of live feeds ii) characterization of nutrients, including vitamins such as B12, amino acids such taurine, and their bioavailability in algal and biofloc biomass iii) physiological effects of enhanced feeds on gut health.The candidate will be responsible for running applied experiments in several different labs (Europe, Australia, Asia) thus requiring flexibility for extended stays in various locations as well as international travel to participate in meetings, working groups, conferences and visits with industry partners.Key qualifications: We are seeking a candidate who is independent and self-motivated; details of the project can be adjusted based on the candidate’s skills and interests. The candidate will be expected to take leadership within the project as they will be required to drive and conclude their work independently, to take initiative and discuss/develop their own ideas including writing well-formulated reports and articles. The candidate will be working in a multidisciplinary team of engineers, pathologists, food scientists, modellers and policy-makers involving several research groups internationally, thus good team skills, communication and the ability to travel are required. At minimum, the candidate must possess a PhD in molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry, bioengineering, biotechnology, veterinary sciences, bioinformatics, cell biology or related disciplines. Demonstrated experience with various analytical biochemical techniques (e.g. ICPMS, spectroscopy, mass spec) and microscopy (e.g. epifluorescence, holographic digital, CLSM) are very desirable and/or knowledge of cell cultures, cell signalling, and/or polymeric chemistry is advantageous. It is not a requirement that the candidate has prior experience in aquaculture, but it would be useful to have skills such as technical operation of multiphase bioreactors and/or aquaculture or aquaria systems. Experience of microbiology, molecular biology, bioanalytical assays and working with other microorganisms (e.g. fungi, cyanobacteria, viruses) are considered merits.Personal qualificationsThe position is based at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Good communication skills in English (written and spoken) are necessary. International applicants will be eligible for Swedish residency permits if hired. The position also involves frequent international travel as the work is being conducted with partners in four different international laboratories. The candidate must therefore demonstrate a willingness and ability to work for extended periods in different countries as the project will require longer collaborative periods in partner labs. The candidate will also help host visiting researchers from these foreign labs in Sweden. Application procedure- see website for details. Employment termsA start date is required prior to May 15, 2019, but the exact start date for this position is negotiable depending on the availability of a suitable candidate. The post-doctoral fellow will be hired for a two-year period to lead this project. You will have a full spectrum of vacation and leave benefits, as well as coverage from national health and business travel insurance.Contact informationFor further information about the position, please contact Alyssa Joyce: [email protected] to applyIn order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.
8293| University of Oxford, MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine| Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Haemopoietic Stem Cell Niche Biology| Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 per annum Project: Study of human haemopoietic stem cells and their niche.We are seeking a talented, motivated high-calibre Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join Professor Paresh Vyas’s laboratory (https://www.imm.ox.ac.uk/research/units-and-centres/mrc-molecular-haematology-unit/research-groups/vyas-group-normal-and-malignant-haematopoiesis-lab). This position will focus on purification of human haemopoietic stem cells, defining the cells that comprise the bone marrow niche, and to begin dissection of the two-directional signalling between these two cells populations.Working as an individual and as part of a team, you will study flow-sorted normal human marrow samples and extensively study single cell populations. You will use state-of-the-art methods to characterise the molecular properties of these cells and function in vitro and in vivo (using gene editing approaches to generate novel humanised models). You will present to journal clubs and laboratory meetings. This position will allow you become expert in haemopoietic stem cell biology, niche biology and use of gene editing to develop new tools to study stem cell function.You will have a PhD in a relevant discipline with a strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals. Previous experience in molecular biology techniques such as CRISPR/Cas-9 mediated gene editing, Next Generation Sequencing, culturing primary cells (ideally haemopoietic cells) and working with in vivo murine models are essential. You will have the ability to work both as a team member and independently, with excellent organisational and communication skills.The post is available fixed-term until 31 March 2021, funded by NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre,Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description, please click on the link below:- https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=138831 You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online applicationThe closing date for this position is 20 February 2019. Interviews will be held in early March. Committed to equality and valuing diversity
8273| Norwich Bioscience Institutes| Postdoctoral Scientist| Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Scientist to join the Laboratory of Prof Nathalie Juge in the Gut Microbes and Health Programme at the Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB). Background:The Juge Group focuses on investigating the molecular mechanisms mediating the interaction between gut bacteria and the mucus layer covering the gastrointestinal tract with a focus on mucin glycosylation. We use multidisciplinary approaches to investigate how gut bacteria utilise mucin glycans as nutrients or binding sites and adapt to changes in the mucosal environment in health and disease. The Group comprises five PhD students and five post-doctoral scientists and regularly hosts undergraduate students and visiting scientists. The Group has extensive collaborations on the Norwich Research Park and internationally.The role: The post-holder will contribute to the experimental work of a BBSRC-funded grant investigating the metabolism of sialic acid in gut bacteria. Specifically, they will carry out in vitro work (anaerobic cultures, in vitro colon model) and in vivo colonisation (mouse models) and contribute to microbiome analyses.The post-holder will work closely with other post-doctoral scientists and collaborators on the Norwich Research Park involved in the project. In addition to the proposed experimental work, the post-holder will contribute to the research by interacting with Research Scientists and PhD students in the Juge Group, writing up reports and publications, and presenting at relevant meetings and conferences. The post-holder will also be encouraged to join public engagement activities. In addition, they will benefit from regular BBSRC-sponsored training courses in career development and transferable skills. The ideal candidate: Candidates should possess a PhD in a relevant biological field (such as Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Microbiology or Glycobiology). They should have in-depth knowledge of molecular microbiology and the gut microbiome. Experience of anaerobic microbial growth assays is essential, as are bioinformatics skills and experience of microbiome profiling sequencing and analysis. Experience of mouse work is desirable. All candidates should possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. They should also have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well as part of a team. Additional information:Salary on appointment will be within the range £31,250 to £38,100 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. This is a full time post for a contract of 12 months.For further information and details of how to apply, please visit our web site https://jobs.quadram.ac.uk or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or [email protected] quoting reference 1003537.We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sectors of society. The Institute supports equality of opportunity within the workplace and expects all employees to share and display these values. To support our commitment, we have a range of family, faith and diversity friendly working arrangements to help all staff achieve excellence in their area of work.As a Disability Confident employer, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy. About the Quadram Institute: The Quadram Institute is a new interdisciplinary research institute at the forefront of a new era in food and health research. Its mission is to understand how food and the gut microbiota are linked to the promotion of health and the prevention of disease. A partnership between Quadram Institute Bioscience (formerly the Institute of Food Research), the University of East Anglia, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and BBSRC, it brings together scientists and clinicians in a new state-of-the-art building. The Quadram Institute is based on the Norwich Research Park, one of Europe’s largest centres of life sciences and home of the John Innes Centre and The Earlham Institute. (https://quadram.ac.uk/).The closing date for applications will be 31st January 2019.The Quadram Institute Bioscience is a registered charity (No. 1058499) and is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
8265| MFPL Max F. Perutz Laboratories| Postdoctoral position in Cell Signaling| About usThe Baccarini lab (https://www.mfpl.ac.at/groups/mfpl-group/group-info/baccarini.html) focuses on signaling by intracellular kinase pathways. We have discovered that the kinases of the RAF/MEK/ERK pathway have essential functions in pathway cross-talk, based primarily on their ability to undergo protein-protein interactions with components of other signaling pathways (Desideri et al., Cell 2015; Catalanotti et al., NSMB 2009 and Zmajkovicova et al., Mol Cell 2013).We are looking for an enthusiastic scientist at the postdoctoral level who will join the team investigating the molecular and spatiotemporal context in which these interactions take place using innovative mass spectrometry approaches. The position is to be filled immediately and is initially for four years.You are a talented and motivated individual with a PhD degree and documented research accomplishments in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, and/or Cell Signaling (first author papers or preprints). The ideal candidate will have experience with mass spectrometric approaches, will be able to work independently and as part of a team, and will have strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills.Join us for great quality of science and great quality of life - the Vienna Biocenter Campus (https://www.viennabiocenter.org/) is one of the main research hubs in Europe. We are supported by cutting edge technology services provided by both in house MFPL Facilities (https://www.mfpl.ac.at/research/scientific-facilities.html) and the Vienna BioCenter Core Facilities (https://www.viennabiocenter.org/facilities/). Our working language is English, both in the labs and in the on-campus day care center (https://www.viennabiocenter.org/facilities/child-care-center/). We are located near the center of Vienna, ranked as the city with the best quality of life in the world for 9 years in a row.Apply now!Send a curriculum vitae detailing current research interests, previous educational and research experience and contact details for three references to Manuela Baccarini ([email protected]). We will start reviewing the applications in January and we will continue until the position is filled.
8307| Maastricht University, Maastricht University| Postdoc in the History of Traditional Games| Postdoc in the History of Traditional GamesField: Game Studies in History/Anthropology/Archaeology/Cultural StudiesGames and AI Group, Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE), Maastricht UniversityJob DescriptionThe Digital Ludeme Project (http://ludeme.eu) is a five-year research project funded by the European Research Council (ERC) that seeks to digitally model the world's traditional games throughout recorded history. This multi-disciplinary project aims to improve our knowledge of ancient games using modern AI and phylogenetic techniques, to chart their evolution and their role in the spread of mathematical knowledge across cultures, and to establish a new field of research called Digital Archaeoludology. As the project ends its first year, we are implementing a general game system and starting to populate our digital database of the world’s traditional strategy games. We now seek a historian, anthropologist, archaeologist or cultural studies scholar with expertise in the history of games to complement the team. The successful applicant will play a leading role in developing the historical and cultural aspects of the research, ensuring that the appropriate data is collated and interpreted correctly, and advising the technical team on best practices and software requirements for achieving the project’s historical and cultural objectives. This will include helping to identify the world’s 1,000 most influential traditional strategy games and collating data on where, when and how they were played, which may involve field trips to museums, libraries, archives and archaeological sites worldwide; a generous travel budget is provided. The successful candidate will produce publishable results in leading conferences and journals, assist with the supervision of PhD students and play an active role in the day-to-day running of the project. Tasks will include coordinating project meetings, field trips, events such as international symposia and conferences, assisting with the pursuit of further research funding, and assisting with the curation of the project’s final exhibition at a European venue yet to be decided. Requirements Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant field (History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Studies, etc.) and a strong track record of research output and publication. Expert knowledge of the history of traditional games and/or mathematics is essential. Experience with computational or mathematical game analysis, phylogenetic studies, and/or experience coordinating research projects and conference-level events would be advantageous. Programming experience would be advantageous but is not essential. Conditions of employment The position is offered for the duration of the project (until 31 March 2023) with yearly evaluations. It will be located on-site at Maastricht, The Netherlands, at one of the world’s top new universities known for its international and multi-disciplinary focus. The salary and conditions of employment will be as set out in the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) of Dutch Universities (www.caouniversiteiten.nl/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Collective-Labour-Agreement-Dutch-Universities-July-2016-June-2017.pdf (http://www.caouniversiteiten.nl/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Collective-Labour- Agreement-Dutch-Universities-July-2016-June-2017.pdf) for a full-time contract of 38 or 40 hours/week at salary scale 10 (€2,588 to €4,084/gross per month) plus 8% holiday loading and an 8.3% year-end allowance. Non-Dutch applicants may be eligible for a favorable tax treatment (30% rule). Additional information Please submit applications by January 31, 2019 as a single PDF document including to [email protected]: 1. Letter of motivation and interest in the topic (1 page). 2. CV including a summary of highlights and names of at least two academic referees with contact details (2 pages). 3. Electronic copies of your two best/most relevant publications. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview at Maastricht in January/February 2019, or by Skype if needed. Starting date: April 2019 or as soon as the successful applicant is available. For more information, please contact Dr. Cameron Browne ([email protected]). Employer Maastricht UniversityEstablished in 1976, Maastricht University (UM) is the most international university in the Nether- lands and renowned for its innovative, student-centred problem-based learning system. With approximately 16,300 students and 4,300 employees, UM offers a wide choice of Bachelors, Masters and PhD programmes, all of which are designed to integrate research and education. Research at UM is characterised by a multi-disciplinary and thematic approach. Department Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE) Founded in 1992 as part of the Faculty of Humanities and Sciences, today DKE broadly covers Data Science and Knowledge Engineering in research and teaching. DKE comprises three internationally respected research groups, having their focus on “Robotics, Agents and Interaction”, “Networks and Strategic Optimisation”, and “Biomathematics and Bioinformatics”. For further information, see https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/dke Vacancy number: AT2018.338
8292| University College Dublin, School of English Drama and Film| UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or 2, UCD School of English Drama and Film (Temporary, 2 Years)| Applications are invited for two full-time, two-year postdoctoral fellowships to join a team working on a European Research Council-funded project entitled ‘Settler and Indigenous Writing in the British-Controlled Southern Hemisphere, 1780-1870’ (SouthHem).SouthHem is a five-year (2016-2021) comparative study of the literary cultures of nineteenth-century British settlers, Indigenous populations, non-European diasporas, and mixed-race peoples in three transnational zones: 1. Australia and New Zealand (Oceania); 2. the Cape Colony and Natal (Southern Africa); and 3. Singapore, Penang, and Malacca (South-East Asia). The literatures considered in this context include writing in English, translations into English, transcriptions, and writing in languages of origin. Please see the project website for further details and current research case studies: http://www.ucd.ie/southhem.PD1 Salary: €37,223 - €43,029 per annumPD2 Salary: €44,266 per annumAppointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.Closing Date: 17.00hrs (Local Irish Time) on 13th February 2019.Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website: https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/. UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.
8298| Tufts University, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy| Postdoctoral Position in Diet Quality and Health| Required/Preferred Education, Experience, Skills:Required education, experience and skills:Applicants must have a PhD/DrPH/ScD in nutrition, nutritional epidemiology, public health nutrition, public health, epidemiology or related fields; as well as a record of original, first-author, manuscripts in one or more of these areas. Candidates should have excellent written and oral communication skills, strong quantitative/analytical research skills, experience using STATA, SPSS, SAS, or R for both data management and analysis, and the ability to work well independently and as part of a team with collaborators.Preferred education, experience and skills:In addition, formal training is preferred in some combination of dietary assessment and analysis, systematic reviews/ meta-analyses, health indicators/metrics related to malnutrition, modeling diet-disease burdens, and/or epidemiology.Duties & Responsibilities:An outstanding candidate is sought to work on the development of novel metrics to qualify the healthfulness of food that will generate a “Healthy Food Index”. The postdoctoral fellow will work with the principal investigators, other project faculty, the Nutrition Advisory Committee and Tufts Nutrition Council and the rest of the research team to help achieve the project aim. She or he will focus on identifying, retrieving, and assessing key novel parameters for assessing food healthfulness; developing criteria and scoring algorithms for each of the metrics to be selected and for the overall dashboard of metrics; extracting and processing relevant results; preparing and managing the central database that will host project-specific information and results; contributing to dissemination efforts, including development of research content for a project-specific dedicated website; and leading of analyses, abstract preparation and presentation, and manuscript writing. The publication of research results in high-quality journals and national and international conferences is expected.The mentoring, research program, and training will be under the direction of Dr. Renata Micha, Research Associate Professor (https://nutrition.tufts.edu/profile/faculty/renata-micha); and Professor, Dr. Jeffrey Blumberg (https://nutrition.tufts.edu/profile/faculty/jeffrey-blumberg). Under their leadership, the post-doctoral fellow will also work with a multi-disciplinary team including public health experts, medical doctors, nutritionists, epidemiologists, biostatisticians/modelers, and decision scientists, and will also have the opportunity to interface with international experts and stakeholders. Major emphasis will be placed on leading original analyses and manuscripts, career development, and transition toward an independent research career. A competitive salary, benefits, and travel/educational opportunities in the interdisciplinary environment at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy are offered.In addition to this project, candidates will have the opportunity to participate in additional research given their experience, interests and available time, within the larger research team of Dean Dariush Mozaffarian. Examples may include collaborating on the development of a global dietary database (http://www.globaldietarydatabase.org) or conducting pooled epidemiological analyses (http://force.nutrition.tufts.edu).This position is anticipated to be for 1 year, with potential extension conditional on funding and performance. The ability to work in the US is required in order to apply for this position.Preferred starting date in late Winter/Spring 2019. Candidates from all over the world are encouraged to apply who should be willing to conduct their research work in the US, in the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, Boston.
8282| The Institute of Cancer Research| Post-Doctoral Training Fellow - Computational Chemist/Molecular Modeller| 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.The Cancer Research UK Cancer Therapeutics Unit, part of the Division of Cancer Therapeutics, is a multidisciplinary 'bench to bedside' centre, comprising around 160 staff dedicated to the discovery and development of novel therapeutics for the treatment of cancer. The CR-UK Cancer Therapeutics Unit’s exciting goal is to discover high quality drug candidates for validated biological targets and to progress these candidates to clinical trial. All the scientific disciplines are in place to make this possible, including medicinal chemistry, biology, drug metabolism and clinical specialists.A Post-Doctoral Training Fellow position in computational chemistry and molecular modelling is now available in our In Silico Medicinal Chemistry group. The successful candidate will be expected to learn and apply in silico medicinal chemistry techniques that impact across the CR-UK Cancer Therapeutics Unit portfolio of drug discovery projects. The candidate will provide close support to scientists in our Hit Discovery and Structural Design Team, and contribute to expand the capabilities of the In-Silico medicinal chemistry group.Applicants must have a PhD, which may be in an area of molecular modelling, computational chemistry, or cheminformatics, with experience of application of computational techniques in drug discovery projects. Alternatively, applicants may have a PhD in medicinal chemistry or drug design with appropriate experience in the use of computational techniques.KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES• Work collaboratively within multidisciplinary project teams to design compounds with improved potency, selectivity, functional activity and ADMET properties.• Apply a full-range of computational techniques to address questions in drug discovery programs.• Develop new computational techniques, and implement state-of-the-art procedures to expand capabilities of the in silico medicinal chemistry group at the ICR, and improve the impact of computer aided drug design on drug discovery.• Effectively communicate with project teams and senior staff both in formal and informal meetings.• Publish or present original work and/or literature reviews at conferences and/or in peer reviewed journals, while maintaining an up to date knowledge of literature and recent developments within the field of computational chemistry. • Provide guidance to scientists from different disciplines to enable them to use computational tools appropriately and effectively.• All staff must ensure that they familiarise themselves with and adhere to any ICR policies that are relevant to their work and that all personal and sensitive personal data is treated with the utmost confidentiality and in line with the General Data Protection Regulations.Informal enquiries are welcome and can be made to Dr Mirco Meniconi ([email protected]). Applications must be submitted online, via the e-recruitment system – please visit https://www.icr.ac.uk/careers

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