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Postdoctoral position in Cell Biology, Univ. of Miami, Florida (posted April 2014)

A Postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Dr. Sandra Lemmon, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Research focuses on regulation of membrane dynamics in the yeast S. cerevisiae. Particular interests include the role of phosphorylation, the actin cytoskeleton, and lipids in endocytosis and the function of clathrin in endocytosis and sorting to the lysosome/vacuole. For information on research interests check: <http://biomed.miami.edu/?p=482&pid=208&m=facultyph&mid=0&item=9>.

Qualifications: Candidates should have a PhD in chemistry, biology, genetics or a related life science. Applicants with a background in cell biology, yeast genetics and molecular biology, fluorescence microscopy and/or lipid biochemistry are especially encouraged to apply. Please submit a curriculum vitae, publications, summary of past research experiences, research interests, and the names of three references to: Dr. Sandra Lemmon at <slemmon[at]miami[dot]edu>.


Postdoctoral Fellowship in yeast evolutionary genomics at Stanford University

The Fraser Lab in the Department of Biology is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work on the evolution of gene expression in Saccharomyces yeast. The exact subject is flexible, but will likely involve using RNA-seq to answer fundamental questions about the mechanisms and consequences of gene expression evolution- especially in cases of evolutionary adaptations. The ideal candidate would have experience in yeast molecular biology techniques, as well as some familiarity with computational and/or evolutionary analysis. Salary and benefits are both above the NIH standards for postdocs. Please email a cover letter and CV to hbfraser[at]stanford[dot]edu.

Research Associate position (Ph.D. level) at Stanford University

The Fraser Lab in the Department of Biology is seeking a Basic Life Science Research Associate (Ph.D. level). We apply the exciting tools of genomics and high-throughput sequencing to study the evolution of gene expression in a variety of species, but primarily budding yeast. Duties will include:

• Performing a wide range of experiments with the yeast S. cerevisiae. These will focus on a revolutionary new tool in molecular biology: genetic engineering via the CRISPR/Cas system. Other experiments will include gene knockout/replacement, chromatin immunoprecipitation, and high-throughput sequencing of mRNA. • Teaching experimental protocols to others in the lab • Keeping the lab's yeast strains/chemicals organized • Overseeing an undergraduate student for dishwashing/media preparation

A Ph.D. in a Biology-related field is required, with at least 2 years spent working with S. cerevisiae. Also desirable (but not required) is experience with: mammalian cell culture, chromatin immunoprecipitation, and/or high-throughput sequencing. Please email a cover letter and CV to hbfraser[at]stanford[dot]edu.


Postdoctoral fellowship in cell cycle evolution at the Institute of Genetics and Development of Rennes, France

A three-year post-doctoral position supported by a starting grant from the European Research Council (ERC) is available in the group of Dr. Damien Coudreuse at the Institute of Genetics and Development of Rennes (IGDR), France (http://igdr.univ-rennes1.fr/english/). Research in this laboratory takes a synthetic biology approach in fission yeast to study the architecture and evolution of cell cycle regulation. The proposed project aims at understanding fundamental aspects of the evolution of cell proliferation, from how cells overcome external challenges to common features of independent evolutionary processes. It will be based on the use of fission yeast cells operating with various minimal cell cycle control circuits as starting points for experimental evolution approaches. Candidates should contact Dr. Damien Coudreuse at damien.coudreuse@univ-rennes1.fr and send a Curriculum Vitae, including past research experiences and publication records, as well as a letter detailing their motivation and interest in our work. Applicants should also request recommendation letters to be directly sent by two or three references.


Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cell Fate and Gene Regulation (POS00123), LRI/Crick Institute, London, UK

We seek a talented and motivated Postdoc to join the Cell Fate and Gene Regulation Laboratory in London, UK. The Cell Fate and Gene Regulation laboratory headed by Dr Folkert van Werven will be opened in the fall of this year. It will be a small, highly interactive, international research group that focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms of how cell fate decisions are controlled. Initially we will use budding yeast as a model system, and take molecular, systematic and quantitative approaches (including single-molecule, proteomic, and genomic techniques) to study this problem. For more information please send an email (Folkert.vanWerven at cancer.org.uk) or go to: https://cruk.taleo.net/careersection/cruk_corporate/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=POS00123&view=rss


Postdoctoral Position in Biology of Yeast Colonies at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic

Postdoctoral positions are available in the lab of Zdena Palkova (http://www.natur.cuni.cz/~zdenap). The Research Group is interested in different aspects of yeast multicellularity including questions related to topics of yeast cell differentiation, ageing, stress defense, adaptation and longevity that are crucial in any organism, including humans.

Selected recent references: • Cap M, Stepanek L, Harant K, Vachova L, Palkova Z. (2012) Cell differentiation within a yeast colony: metabolic and regulatory parallels with a tumor-affected organism. Mol Cell 46: 436-448 • Vachova L, Stovicek V, Hlavacek O, Chernyavskiy O, Stepanek L, Kubinová L, Palkova Z. (2011) Flo11p, drug efflux pumps, and the extracellular matrix cooperate to form biofilm yeast colonies. J Cell Biol. 194: 679-87.

Candidates should have experience in molecular and cellular biology and methodical knowledge in techniques of yeast cell growth and manipulation. In addition, candidates should have high motivation and ability to work independently and take responsibility for his/her own project as well as to work in a team.

The applicants should have (i) a recent PhD (the degree obtained no earlier than on 28th of March 2008), (ii) promising publication record and be able to speak fluent English (or Czech). Please send your motivation letter (<500 words), CV, list of publications (including IF and the number of citations) and contact information of three references directly to the group leader Zdena Palkova, mailto:zdenap@natur.cuni.cz (please combine all documents into single PDF file). Applications will be considered until suitable candidates are found. The positions include additional funds for the international mobility (3 months).


PhD student in Molecular Biology (Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher)at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden

A PhD student position in Molecular Biology/Systems Biology is available in the lab of Prof. Stefan Hohmann, Dept of Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

The research project “Experimental investigation of the yeast Hxk2/Snf1/Mig1 network” aims to understand the dynamic control of the Hxk2/Snf1/Mig1 glucose signalling pathway employing single cell technology developed in the ISOLATE project. Here the experimental platform generated in the project will be optimized, especially the formation of cell arrays of synchronized cells as well as image analysis. Using in parallel Mig1 and Msn2 reporters, response thresholds under different glucose levels will be establish and effects on cell-to-cell variability and bistability will be determined.

Requested Background(advantageous but not required): Yeast biology, yeast genetics, glucose signalling, use of microfluidic devices, microscopy, image analysis, application of nano-sensor technology, ‘systems’ thinking.

The Marie Curie project ISOLATE is a collaborative research and training network between eight partners, incl. in different European countries. The PhD students and postdocs in the project will perform top-notch research and will additionally benefit from an excellent training network offered by the project partners. Research stays during the PhD projects in other partners’ labs are strongly encouraged. Primarily recruitment of researchers from EC Member States and associated countries, but also open to researchers from third countries. Researchers are normally required to move from one country to another when taking up the appointment.

Please send an application including (1) a max. one-page cover letter containing a justification why this position was chosen as well as a career vision statement, (2) a complete CV with details on education, previous research activities and a list of publications (if any,)(3) a copy of the passport or ID with picture, (4) two letters of recommendation, to maria.enge@gu.se (Project Manager in Prof. Hohmann's group).

PhD student in Systems Biology (Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher)at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden

A PhD student position in Systems Biology is available in the lab of Prof. Stefan Hohmann, Dept of Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

The research project “Theoretical investigation of the yeast Hxk2/Snf1/Mig1 network” aims to understand the dynamic control of the Hxk2/Snf1/Mig1 glucose signalling pathway employing single cell technology developed in the ISOLATE project. Data generated in the project will be interpreted by mathematical modelling together with other project partners to understand feedback and feed-forward mechanisms of signalling. Mutants and inhibitory compounds will be used to test how those affect thresholds and bistability. The analysis will reveal the genetic determination of the system properties, how they are regulated and how robustness against perturbation is established.

Requested Background(advantageous but not required): Yeast biology, yeast genetics, glucose signaling, microscopy, image analysis, development of mathematical models, ‘systems’ thinking.

The Marie Curie project ISOLATE is a collaborative research and training network between eight partners, incl. in different European countries. The PhD students and postdocs in the project will perform top-notch research and will additionally benefit from an excellent training network offered by the project partners. Research stays during the PhD projects in other partners’ labs are strongly encouraged. Primarily recruitment of researchers from EC Member States and associated countries, but also open to researchers from third countries. Researchers are normally required to move from one country to another when taking up the appointment.

Please send an application including (1) a max. one-page cover letter containing a justification why this position was chosen as well as a career vision statement, (2) a complete CV with details on education, previous research activities and a list of publications (if any,)(3) a copy of the passport or ID with picture, (4) two letters of recommendation, to maria.enge@gu.se (Project Manager in Prof. Hohmann's group).

Postdoctoral position to study Ty1 retrotransposition at the University of Georgia

A postdoctoral position is available in the lab of David J. Garfinkel, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Georgia, Athens GA to work on the retrovirus-like transposon Ty1 of Saccharomyces. Specifically, we are investigating a new form of RNA-interference based on Ty1 antisense RNAs that acts posttranslationally and targets Ty1 proteins in the absence of the conserved RNAi pathways.

Experience in molecular genetics, protein/nucleic acid interactions or cytology would be helpful.

Also see our website for further information [1]

Please send resume or inquiries to:

David J. Garfinkel
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
A130 Life Sciences
120 Green St.
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30622

tel: 706-542-9403
djgarf@bmb.uga.edu

Yeast Systems Biology Position at Virginia Tech (Research Associate or Sr Research Associate)

The Synthetic Biology group at Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) is involved in two collaborative research projects focused on the development of mathematical models of gene-protein regulatory networks controlling cell growth and division. Temporal organization of the budding yeast cell cycle has been studied from two vantage points: bottom-up models emphasize a protein regulatory network centered around cyclin-dependent protein kinases, whereas top-down models focus on a gene regulatory network governed by interrelated transcription factors. The first project is focused on unifying these two perspectives. The second project is focused on the development of stochastic models of the regulatory network controlling the cell cycle. Both projects are performed in close collaboration with experts in computer science, data mining, bioinformatics, and mathematical modeling. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute significantly to these two projects by being responsible for designing and performing experiments used to validate model predictions. These experiments will involve the development of a new collection of cell cycle mutants and their quantitative characterization by time-lapse microscopy. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to prepare the results for publication and presentation, to help supervise graduate and undergraduate students, and to contribute to grant proposals.

Dependent on the qualifications of the successful candidate, the position will hold the research faculty rank of either Research Associate or Senior Research Associate.

Go to the position description for additional information and for submitting applications.

More information about our team can be found by visiting:

Postdoctoral position - Laboratory of Cell Physics - Strasbourg, France

Postdoctoral position is available in the Laboratory of Cell Physics, ISIS/IGBMC, Strasbourg, France. The project will focus on the dynamics of the cytokinetic ring in the fission yeast S. pombe. The roles of the Rho GTPase, actin polymerisation, and myosin will be studied. The work will involve genetics, cell biology, microscopy, microfabrication and microfluidics; for more information, send a CV and contact information of referees to Dr. Daniel Riveline (riveline@unistra.fr)

Postdoctoral Position in Quantitative Systems Biology

A postdoctoral fellow position is immediately available for a highly motivated recent PhD or MD/PhD graduate in biomedical science in the lab of Dr. Gregor Neuert at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee.

The main interests of the group focuses on quantitative understanding of signaling and gene regulatory processes of coding and non-coding RNA in single cells at single molecule resolution. Our research methods include a combination of single-cell experimental and computational techniques as well as molecular biology and yeast genetics.

We are seeking highly motivated and curious applicants with strong background in yeast genetics, molecular biology and computational biology. Background in microscopy and computational modeling is also considered a plus but not required.

We offer a highly interactive, international and interdisciplinary research environment with strong mentoring and career development support. Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is ranked #9 in NIH funding and #15 in U.S. News medical school ranking and is equipped with world-class cutting-edge core facilities.

Selected publications: Neuert, Munsky et al. Science 2013 ; Munsky, Neuert et al. Science 2012; Bumgarner, Neuert et al. Mol.Cell 2012; Van Werven, Neuert et al. Cell 2013

Interested applicants should send curriculum vitae, a summary of research experience and accomplishments, and contact information of 2-3 references to gregor.neuert@vanderbilt.edu.

For more information please visit: https://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/root/vumc.php?site=neuertlab


POSTDOCTORAL POSITION - NIH, National Cancer Institute, Posted April 16, 2014

A postdoctoral position is available within the Optical Imaging Core of the Laboratory of Receptor Biology and Gene Expression (NCI/NIH) to conduct research in the regulation of transcription in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The candidate is expected to have a background in yeast genetics and molecular biology and to be interested in extensive live imaging by fluorescence microscopy and in super-resolution methods. Publications in the area of research: Tatiana S. Karpova, Teresa Y. Chen, Brian L. Sprague, James G. McNally. Dynamic interactions of a transcription factor with DNA are accelerated by a chromatin remodeler. EMBO Reports. 5: 1064-1070, 2004 Tatiana S. Karpova, Min J. Kim, Corentin Spriet, Kip Nalley, Tim Stasevich, Zoulika Kherrouche, Laurent Heliot, and James G. McNally. Concurrent Fast and Slow Cycling of a Transcriptional Activator at an Endogenous Promoter. Science 319: 466-469, 2008 Applicants should contact Dr. Tatiana Karpova (karpovat@mail.nih.gov) and submit their CV.

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