Positions in yeast labs

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Postdoc Position in Ubiquitination and Stress Response at Duke University (posted 08 November 2017)

Description: A post-doctoral research position is available in Dr. Gustavo Silva’s laboratory at Duke University (https://sites.duke.edu/silvalab). The prospective candidate will develop research focused on understanding the role of protein ubiquitination and protein dynamics during cellular response to stress. The lab uses a combination of molecular and large scale approaches, including mass spectrometry-based proteomics and next generation sequencing, to elucidate signaling pathways in yeast and mammalian cells.

Candidate: We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with strong expertise in molecular cloning, recombinant protein, and yeast genetics to fulfill this position. Additional experience in proteomics, genomics, and/or computational biology will be favored and is desirable, but not a requirement. Communication and interpersonal skills are valued in order to work in a young, dynamic, diverse, and collaborative environment

How to apply:Prospective candidates should submit a cover letter describing their research experience, scientific interest, career goals, and motivation to apply for this position. Please include an updated CV and the contact information of three references. Questions should be directed to Dr. Silva at gustavo.silva@duke.edu and applications must be submitted via Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10359

Postdoc Opening - Autophagy of lipid droplets in YEAST (posted 29 August 2017)

Postdoctoral project: Autophagy of lipid droplets in YEAST

Academic institution: University of California, San Diego
Academic division: Division of Biological Sciences
Academic unit: Section of Molecular Biology

Description: Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the group of Taras Nazarko studying mechanisms of lipophagy, the selective autophagy of lipid droplets (LDs). Lipophagy is accomplished by delivery of LDs from the cytosol to the lysosome (or vacuole in yeast). As in other autophagic pathways, the core autophagic machinery forms the autophagic isolation membrane that sequesters the LD from the cytosol. However, how this autophagic membrane recognizes the LD after lipophagy induction is unknown. Also, it is not clear how lipophagy is kept in check the rest of the time. Therefore, lipophagy selectivity and regulation are the key gaps in our understanding of this pathway. A postdoctoral scholar will develop a project in one of these areas. Mechanistic understanding in these areas is critical for the precise control of lipophagy in humans for the prevention and treatment of various lipid accumulation diseases, like atherosclerosis and obesity. Initial appointment is for 1 year with possible extension for up to 5 years of overall postdoctoral training. Salary is commensurate with experience (http://postdoc.ucsd.edu/appointment-guidelines/).

Applicant requirements: The successful applicants will have a recent PhD in biochemistry, genetics, molecular or cell biology and a strong background in YEAST genetics, protein biochemistry and fluorescence microscopy. Expertise with mammalian cells or zebrafish model is a plus but not essential. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in autophagy pathway or with LDs.

How to apply: Please send your cover letter, CV and contact information of 3 references to Taras Nazarko, tnazarko@ucsd.edu

Postdoc Position in Non-coding Transcription in Non-coding Transcription at University of Copenhagen, Denmark (posted April 25, 2017)

Copenhagen Plant Science Centre (CPSC) at the University of Copenhagen is seeking a postdoc commencing 1st September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. CPSC is a new initiative to promote excellent training opportunities in a modern research environment in the heart of Copenhagen. The position is for 2 years with the possibility of extension. A Hallas-Møller Investigator Award to Sebastian Marquardt funds the position. http://novonordiskfonden.dk/en/content/hallas-m%C3%B8ller-scholarship-denmark.

Project description The Marquardt lab is interested in the functional significance of abundant yet mysterious non-coding sequences present in genomes. http://cpsc.ku.dk/meet-the-scientists-page/sebastian-marquardts-group/ . We are looking for a postdoc to work on two lab focus areas within this field:

- Divergent lncRNA Transcription (1)
- Functional Consequences of Non-Coding Transcription (2, 3)

The position builds on unpublished data of the lab. We have identified novel factors controlling transcription of non-coding sequences in budding yeast. You will determine the genome-wide effect of these factors by suitable cutting-edge transcriptomics techniques. You will help to elucidate the molecular mechanisms that are required for divergent non-coding transcription from gene promoters. We use the knowledge of molecular mechanisms to study the functional roles of non-coding transcription in yeast and plants.

We are seeking an enthusiastic candidate familiar with high-throughput approaches, ideally with topically relevant research background. Please apply via the Copenhagen University job portal, where you can also find further information and application requirements:


Deadline: 15th June 2017.

(1) Marquardt et al. Cell. 2014 (2) Marquardt et al. Mol Cell. 2014 (3) *Liu, *Marquardt, et al. Science. 2010 * Joint first authors