Post-doc in Single-Cell Molecular Biology & Microfluidics, Institut de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire, Strasbourg, France
A post-doc position (18 to 24 months) will be available starting from October 1st 2018 in the team “Digital Biology of RNA” (Architecture and Reactivity of RNA) headed by Michael Ryckelynck at IBMC (Strasbourg-France). The team is specialized in the development and the use of droplet-based microfluidics to address biological questions related to the study of gene expression regulation, especially those involving non-coding RNAs. More specifically, the team develops tools and technologies aiming at characterizing gene expression with single-cell resolution to precisely understand how gene expression is controlled throughout a cell population while preserving information on cell-to-cell variability.
The team has recently developed and patented innovative tools aiming at analyzing the transcriptome and the proteome of a cell population while keeping a single-cell resolution and in a massively parallel manner. We now wish to apply this technology to cell samples and to further adapt it to the specific analysis of biologically relevant RNA subsets. To this end, we are seeking a highly motivated post-doc with a strong expertise in molecular biology and/or microfluidics. In particular, the candidate should have experience in the use and optimization of molecular biology procedures involving nucleic acids (e.g. preparation of DNA libraries for NGS analysis).
Applications (CV, list of publications and 2 references) should be sent to Michael Ryckelynck (email@example.com).
Application deadline: 31 August 2018
Expected start: 1 October 2018 or upon agreement
Editorial Assistant, FEBS Press, Cambridge, UK
FEBS is a charitable organization supporting research and education in molecular life sciences. It owns and publishes four internationally renowned scientific journals. We are seeking an energetic, enthusiastic individual to assist with the administration of the journals FEBS Open Bio and Molecular Oncology in our office in Cambridge, UK. Duties will include:
- Running quality checks on newly submitted research papers
- Providing support for authors, editors and reviewers throughout the peer review process
- Generating and assisting with the analysis of journal performance data
- Maintaining the journals’ social media feeds
- Supporting other journal staff in the development of the journals
The ideal candidate will have an interest in science, with a life sciences degree preferred. One or two years experience in an administrative role would be an advantage but is not essential. Skills required:
- Excellent communication skills (spoken and written)
- Competency in office software, including Outlook and Excel
- An eye for detail
- Good organizational skills
- Ability to manage their own workload and to meet deadlines
Please send a CV and covering letter explaining your interest in the position to Mary Purton at firstname.lastname@example.org. Successful applicants should be prepared to provide contact details for two references. FEBS has a responsibility to ensure that all employees have the right to live and work in the UK.
Closing date: Monday 3 September. Interviews to be held early September 2018.
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PhD positions in the international PhD program “Molecular Medicine”, Medical University of Graz, Austria
Projects starting March 1, 2019
Application deadline: September 23, 2018
The Medical University of Graz offers PhD positions in the international PhD program “Molecular Medicine” (MolMed). The PhD studies provide an in-depth, multidisciplinary training in biomedical research in a stimulating international environment. The thesis projects focus on aspects of inflammatory, metabolic and cardiovascular diseases, cancer and stem cells, as well as novel therapeutic targets and the development of medical biomarkers and therapies, and integrate basic research and clinically-oriented sciences utilizing a wide spectrum of state-of-the-art techniques.
Selected PhD students get employed for up to 3 years (initial contract for one year with the option of prolongation upon successful performance) with a contract that includes social benefits.
Applicants must hold (or be close to obtaining) an undergraduate degree equivalent to a Master in any discipline of natural or life sciences or medicine. The selection procedure, all training activities and communications will be in English. Thus, excellent written and spoken English skills are required.
Applications are exclusively accepted through the online platform https://mug.glowbase.com/. Please do not send any documents by regular mail or e-mail unless you are explicitly asked to do so by our staff. There is no application fee.
Further information about the programs, open projects and the online application procedure are available at: http://www.medunigraz.at/phd/application/
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