Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher position (PhD programme) – Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research, Milan, Italy
A three-year PhD position is available on the subproject “Glycan-coated nanoparticles as inhibitors of specific lectins, a new neuroprotective therapeutic strategy for brain injury caused by ischemia”, within the frame of the recently granted Marie Curie European Training Network (MC-ETN) project NanoCarb - Glyco-Nanoparticles for Applications in Advanced Nanomedicine (www.nanocarb.eu).
This highly multidisciplinary subproject is focused on the identification of glycan-coated nanoparticles capable to interact with high affinity with specific lectins involved in the lectin pathway of complement system, suggested as potential targets for neuroprotective therapeutic strategies for ischemic brain injury.
The planned in vitro and in vivo preclinical studies will be mainly carried out at the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research, Milan, Italy, under the supervision of Dr. Marco Gobbi, head of the laboratory of Pharmacodynamics and Pharmacokinetics, and Dr. Maria Grazia De Simoni, head of the laboratory of Inflammation and Nervous System Diseases. Two secondments are planned, in both academic and industry environments.
Eligible applicants must have less than 4 years research experience and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. The applicants should not have resided or carried out main activity in Italy for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to the recruitment date.
Application deadline: January 15, 2019.
Start date: April 2019.
Applications (CV, list of publications and 2 references) should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. For further information, please see https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/354110
Postdoc Positions – Institute of Molecular Biology, Mainz, Germany
The Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB, www.imb.de) is a centre for basic research on the campus of Mainz University, Germany. We are generously funded by the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation and the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. Our research focuses on the biology of the cell nucleus, ranging from the molecular to the organismic level. IMB researchers are supported by strong core facilities (www.imb.de/core-facilities) that offer state-of-the-art services in bioinformatics, cytometry, genomics, histology and microscopy, proteomics, and protein production. IMB’s working language is English.
In this competitive call, we are recruiting talented and ambitious scientists worldwide. At IMB, you will work on cutting-edge research projects in a highly international and interdisciplinary environment. IMB’s Postdoc Programme (IPPro) is specifically designed to meet the needs of postdocs and to equip them for a successful career in research. We offer advanced training in scientific techniques and professional skills, provide mentorship and networking opportunities, actively support your career development, and assist you with raising funds for yourself and for your projects. This will ensure that you can work efficiently and are prepared for the next step in your career.
In our 2018/19 call, we offer postdoc positions in the fields of
• RNA biology
• Telomere biology
• Epigenetic gene regulation
• DNA repair & DNA damage response
• Proteomics & protein quality control
• Structural biology
• Systems biology & computational biology
Application deadline: 29 January 2019.
Starting date: 1 May 2019 or later.
For further information on the projects and details on how to apply, please see our website: www.imb.de/postdocs
FEBS Teaching Fellowship – University of Chester, UK
FEBS is running, as a pilot experience, a teaching fellowship, to see whether this would be a useful addition to what is currently offered to early-career scientists.
We are looking for a suitable candidate for the position of teaching fellow which will be based at the University of Chester. It needs to be someone who has completed a PhD and may have some teaching experience. They should also be fluent in English (written and verbal) as they will be expected to undertake undergraduate teaching within a short time of starting. This fellowship although up to 3 years can be reduced to two years if the candidate can complete the requisite tasks in order to obtain the qualifications of Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education and the teaching portfolio to become a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. These qualifications are recognised internationally and are now required by all UK universities in order for an academic to be able to teach with these institutions.
Chester University undertakes educational training of its junior staff over a +2 year period to fulfil the requirements for these qualifications and the candidate will follow this programme. They will be expected to dedicate 2/3 of their academic time to teaching and teaching-related activities such as lecturing, small-group tutorials, designing and running practical classes and supervising undergraduate research projects. About 1/3 of their time can be used for research-related activities which can be conducted in my laboratory.
We are especially looking for someone with experience of general biochemistry and with some knowledge of possibly either cell biology, pharmacology or toxicology. The fellowship will likely start in the summer of 2019.
Could you please bring this teaching fellowship position to the attention of suitable candidates. If they require further information they can contact Prof. Michelangeli directly (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Salary scale will be at the TR3 level and starting salary up to £32,157 /annum, dependent upon experience. The grant will also cover the appropriate annual salary increments and contributions to NI plus pension.
Applications can be made to Prof. Michelangeli by sending via email: a letter of application and a full CV including potential referees by January 31, 2019.
Prof. Frank Michelangeli (BSc PhD FRSB SFHEA)
PhD student positions – Vienna Institute of BioTechnology of BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
The international PhD program “Biomolecular Technology of Proteins (BioToP)” offers an inter- and multi-disciplinary research-based doctoral education at the interface of basic and applied science in the field of protein biotechnology.
BioToP offers a challenging scientific environment with state-of-the-art facilities and provides comprehensive and thorough up-to-date research training in the fields of:
• structure-function analysis, engineering and design of proteins • protein synthesis, targeting and post-translational modifications • expression systems and cell factories • bioinformatics and molecular modelling
The BioToP-specific educational programme comprises lectures, seminars and instructional courses that complement the research work in the participating groups.
Highly qualified and motivated students of any nationality are invited to apply for the 3-year studentships. Funding will be according to the salary scheme of the Austrian Science Fund. Additionally students will receive funding for research stays abroad and for the participation at international conferences.
Further information on research projects as well as application guidelines and forms are available at: http://biotop.boku.ac.at
Application deadline: February 13, 2019
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