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Anticipated PostDoc position in cattle ART, CQU, Rockhampton, Australia

With the strong support of the university, and with the expected contribution of associations of beef cattle breeders and related industries around, we may build an up-to-date embryology laboratory at Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia in the foreseeable future.  We intend to focus on applied research including embryo culture, vitrification, somatic cell nuclear transfer, preimplantation diagnosis and improvement of embryo quality as well as overall efficiency of assisted reproduction in cattle.

Although no position is available yet, we try to contact people who are potentially interested. PhD and broad experience in domestic animal embryology is preferred, and we also expect our future colleagues to be open to radically new approaches and highly productive re. publications and practical achievements. We need to produce something big to the industry to deserve their attention and support.

Queensland is far the best place in the world, and Rockhampton is at the crossroad of the civilised world, the Tropical Far North, and the Outback. Authentic Ozzie atmosphere, fantastic (mostly empty) beaches, deep blue sky and billions of stars after sunset; fishing, diving, snorkeling, snakes and crocodiles; and a lot of cattle, although we are still expected to increase their number (and quality).

Please send me a kind of informal "expression of interest"; right now it is not a formal call, just a perspective that may be realized in the not-too-far future, hopefully in one year from now.

Gabor Vajta:
www.gaborvajta.com
www.cqu.edu.au
www.capricornholidays.com.au/destinations/rockhampton

10 PhD positions & 4 Post-doc positions within the Marie Curie Initial Training Network Reprotrain: Reproductive Biology Early Research Training. : Barcelona, Spain

The FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network REPROTRAIN (www.reprotrain.eu) is seeking highly motivated, enthusiastic, creative and talented fellows for the development and implementation of 14 cutting edge research projects related to male Reproductive Biology and Andrology. Reprotrain offers 10 Early Stage Researcher (ESR) positions with funding for 3 years and 4 Experienced Researcher (ER) positions with funding for 21-23 months.

Description:

REPROTRAIN (www.reprotrain.eu) offers a comprehensive multidisciplinary Systems Biology based training approach in the field of Reproductive Biology and Andrology, to well qualified candidates with the aim of acquiring relevant fundamental knowledge and developing novel clinical and industrial applications. The scientific objectives focus on the identification and characterisation of the sperm nuclear proteome, epigenome, transcriptome and gene networks relevant to Andrology. Animal model systems will be used to perform functional studies. Clinical and industrial applications as well as product development are also included. Collaborative projects are immediately available at seven internationally recognised European Institutions, including Erasmus MC (Rotterdam – The Netherlands), INSERM (Grenoble – France), Oryzon Genomics (Barcelona – Spain), Philipps University (Marburg – Germany), Queens University (Belfast – UK), University of Florence (Florence – Italy), University of Leeds (Leeds- UK), Medipex (Leeds – UK) and the IDIBAPS (Barcelona – Spain). As part of their training, all fellows will spend at least 3 months at another of the 7 leading European partner institutions forming the REPROTRAIN network. Scientific training will be complemented through local training, network workshops on transferable skills such as presentation skills, entrepreneurship, communication and outreach, on-line network conferences, as well as an individual career development plan specifically drawn up for each ESR/ER.

Benefits:

Reprotrain offers: Stimulating research projects within a European training program, collaborating with 13 other ESRs and ERs, in 7 European Universities and 2 companies, through secondments, network meetings, training workshops and conferences - Up to 3 years full-time contract according to the generous conditions of Marie Curie fellowships - Enrollment in a European PhD program (for early stage researchers) is encouraged - Gender equality: Suitable qualified female candidates are explicitly encouraged to apply - Parental/maternal leave -  Excellent work environment

Additional Job Details:

Selection criteria and application forms are available in the Reprotrain website: www.reprotrain.eu. For queries about scientific aspects, please contact [email protected]

Postdoctoral Scholar : Dallas, TX, USA

2 postdoctoral positions are available for highly motivated scientists in the laboratory of Dr. Xin Liu at the UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (www.utsouthwestern.edu/fis/faculty/127166/xin-liu.html). The research of the laboratory is focused on the regulation of chromatin organization and its impacts on transcription and human diseases. We are particularly interested in elucidating the molecular and biophysical basis of chromatin dynamics during transcriptional activation and repression. Position #1 will focus on the molecular mechanisms of chromatin loop formation mediated by macromolecular complexes. Position #2 will require structural and biochemical studies on macromolecular complexes implicated in heterochromatin formation. Previous experience in baculovirus/insect cell expression system is highly preferred for the position #2. For both positions applicants with background and interest in structural biology, protein and nucleic acid biochemistry, chromatin and transcription biology, or biophysical methodology are encouraged to apply.

Candidates should submit a CV, a list of three references, and a brief statement of research accomplishments and career goals by e-mail to: [email protected]

Xin Liu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor 
Cecil H. and Ida Green Center for Reproductive Biology Sciences 
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

5323 Harry Hines Boulevard 
Dallas, TX 75390-8511 
Phone (office): 214-648-2493
Phone (lab): 214-648-4516 
Fax: 214-648-0383 
E-mail: [email protected]

Postdoctoral Position Reproductive Biology McGill University

Postdoctoral position available at McGill University / Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre to study the role of the ubiquitin system in sperm development and function. The laboratory is part of the Centre for the Study of Reproduction at McGill University as well as the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the McGill University Health Centre allowing both relevant and diverse interactions. McGill University is located in Montreal, Canada a vibrant cosmopolitan city with an exceptional quality of living. Applicants should have significant experience in reproductive biology and be familiar with cellular and molecular techniques. Send CV and names and contact information for three references to Dr. Simon Wing at [email protected]

Postdoctoral Fellow: Genomics of Human Reproduction : Saint Louis, MO, USA

Area of research: 
Ph.D. Theses

Job description:

The Department of Conservation Biology is offering a position for a Ph.D. Student (m/f) available for 36 months and preferentially starting August within the project BILL (Birds in ILluminated Landscapes) - The ecological consequences of artificial night light on bird populations which is part of the large interdisciplinary BMBF-Project Loss of the Night Causes and consequences of artificial illumination on environment, nature, and society."

Artificial lighting has transformed civilisation and certainly enhanced the quality of life, but these benefits have been accompanied by major hidden costs, leading to substantial ecological and environmental degradations and causing undesirable social, economic, and human health consequences. Light pollution is now a widely accepted concept for any unwanted or nuisance artificial light that has adverse effects on nature and humans. Nevertheless, our understanding of the adverse effects of light pollution is vague and based mostly on purely observational case studies.

In BILL we will study the impact of artificial night light on structural, reproductive, and physiological parameters of urban and rural bird populations, as well as on individual behaviour.

Applicants should hold a Diploma or M.Sc. in animal ecology and have excellent experience in ornithological field work. Good knowledge in animal physiology, skills in statistics, and experience in handling of space and time related data sets are essential. The ideal candidate would have already published results from diploma/master™s thesis. We seek a scientist who is highly motivated to work within a team with a broad range of scientific backgrounds and has an interest both in basic and applied issues of conservation biology.

The place of work is Leipzig, Germany. Salary will be according to the appropriate civil service level TV–D 13 (50%). The successful candidates will be working in a highly interdisciplinary research environment with excellently equipped facilities. The Ph.D. students participate in the newly established Graduate School HIGRADE (ufz.de/index.php?en=11429).

Women are explicitly encouraged to apply to increase their share in science and research. Physically handicapped persons will be favoured if they are equally qualified.

Further Information: Dr. Reinhard Klenke, Tel. ++49-(0)341-235 1651, e-mail: [email protected], Dr. Klaus Henle, Tel. ++49-(0)341-235 1270, e-mail: [email protected]

Please send your complete application documents including contact information for 2-3 references until 16.07.2010 under the code digit 72/2010 to the personnel department, P.O. Box 500136, D-04301 Leipzig, Germany or by E-Mail to [email protected]

We seek a highly motivated Ph.D. student for a challenging research project financed by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health, FOPH. The aim of the project is to assess human exposure to endocrine disrupting compounds (EDC) contained in consumer products. Endocrine disruptors act at very low doses on the human reproductive system and presumably on the brain. As phthalates they are present in many plastics, as UV-filters used in sunscreens, and as pesticides for plant protection they end up in food. Male fertility at the same time is shown to decline during the last decades, not only in humans, but also in many animal species. 

Together with collaborators from FOPH, EMPA Dbendorf and Fondation Faber in this project we want to model consumer exposure to important EDC and link the exposure to observed negative effects on male fertility. The work will consist of assessing and combining experimental data from various sources and use statistical analysis to find correlations between exposure and effect. The applicant will closely collaborate with partner institutions in Switzerland and in the US.

Profile: The successful applicant will possess a degree in biology, pharmacy, chemistry, health or environmental sciences, or a related field of natural sciences with a first-class academic record. The applicant should have interests in computer modeling and statistics. Ideally the work will commence in September 2010.

Work Environment: Our group, the Safety & Environmental Technology Group at the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences of ETH Zurich provides a stimulating multi-national work environment. The group is an internationally recognized leader in modeling consumer exposure to chemical pollutants, and is dedicated to developing tools that support sustainable chemistry. We have excellent computing facilities and collaborative links to world leading experimental fate and exposure groups. More information about the group and our research can be found at: sust-chem.ethz.ch

Postdoctoral Position in Reproductive Biology : College Station

A full-time postdoctoral position is available at Texas A&M University. Highly motivated candidates with strong background in reproductive biology, genetics, and developmental biology are particularly invited to apply. We use both Cre/LoxP conditional mouse models and in vitro approaches to understand the normal function of major growth factor pathways, especially TGFβ signaling pathway, in female reproductive functions including follicular development, ovulation, embryo implantation, and pregnancy maintenance. These studies will help to identify how changes of these signaling pathways can lead to reproductive diseases. Candidates with expertise in signal transduction have advantages. Applicants should have a doctoral degree and good communication skills. The opening will remain effective until filled. To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three references by email to: Qinglei Li, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843. Tel: 979 862 2009; Fax: 979 847 8981; Email: [email protected];http://vetmed.tamu.edu/vibs/directorydetail?userid=10917
Texas A&M University is an equal opportunity employer

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow: Developmental & Cell Biology : Southampton

Salary 27,183 33,432 per annum
Centre for Biological Sciences, Faculty of Natural & Environmental Sciences. University of Southampton
You are invited to apply for the post of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow to join an enthusiastic team investigating the role and mechanisms of action of environmental factors, especially maternal diet, on mouse embryo development and long-term potential including postnatal health and disease risk.
You will be working on a project funded by the BBSRC that will involve a range of technologies to understand how maternal diet alters the composition, organisation and signalling capacity of the maternal reproductive tract to induce the early embryo to modify its developmental programme with long-term consequences. The research will be based mainly in the Developmental and Cell Biology Group within the laboratory of Professor Tom P. Fleming based at Southampton General Hospital. Please see here.
Essential requirements for this post include a PhD in a relevant subject and previous experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, developmental biology or cell biology. A demonstrated ability to communicate well, work within a team and maintain good laboratory records are also essential.
The post is funded for a period of three years and is currently available. Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Tom P. Fleming, tel. 02380-794145; email: [email protected]
Please visit www.jobs.soton.ac.uk and apply on-line, or call 023 8059 2750. The closing date for applications is 15th March 2011 at 12.00 noon. Please quote reference number 5234-11-F in all correspondence

Science jobs from Indiana University and Purdue University at Indianapolis

1 postdoctoral position in molecular and genetic epidemiology is immediately available. The successful candidate will work on projects in molecular epidemiology with special emphasis on the application of emerging genetic and genomic technology for complex human disease and traits, such as breast and skin cancer, reproductive aging, obesity and type 2 diabetes. Ongoing projects include family studies (both genome-wide linkage and association), population-based case-control association (genome-wide as well as candidate gene) studies using high density SNP Arrays (Affymetrix and Illumina), and eQTL analysis (linking genotype data and gene expression data) to identify disease susceptibility genes. The candidate will also help develop and implement statistical/computational methods for problems arising from genetic association studies, including, but not limited to, gene-based association analysis, gene-gene, gene-environmental interactions, pathway- and genetic network-based analysis, disease risk prediction using genetic marker data, association analysis for admixed populations, analysis of copy number variations. Projects can be tailored to suit the candidate™s research interest and expertise. We offer an excellent team-oriented research environment and opportunities for career advancement.

A suitable candidate should have a M.D. or doctoral degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, genetics, molecular biology, bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science or related fields. Ability to work within a UNIX OS and standard statistical software list SAS, S-Plus or SPSS is required (preferably in C/C++, PERL). The successful applicant is expected to have a strong interest in genetic epidemiology of complex disease/traits and have experience in both the application/implementation of established methods for genetic linkage and association studies. Skills in molecular biology techniques in Laboratory such as genomic DNA /total RNA preparation from biosamples, PCR, cloning, methylation experiments, gene functional analysis are highly preferable.

Send CV and list of three references to: Chunyan He, Sc.D. E-mail: [email protected]

Science jobs from Royal Veterinary College

Postdoctoral Researcher
Camden, London
c. 30.3k pro rata pa inclusive
Fixed-term
This is a 30 month fixed-term post. The post is expected to start in July 2011.
We are looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher to work on a Wellcome Trust-funded project entitled Identification of trophoblast differentiation pathways regulated by Glial Cells Missing 1 (GCM1) using comparative studies of horse and human pregnancy.

The project aims to identify the role of the transcription factor, GCM1, and GCM1-regulated pathways in the development and function of the early equine placenta. The project will involve a combination of molecular and cellular biology and will utilise techniques including primary cell culture, quantitative RT-PCR, microarray, Chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP)-on Chip technology and bioinformatics.

You must have a Ph.D. with a strong research background. Experience in molecular and cellular biology is essential. Preference will be given to individuals with experience in reproductive biology, the techniques listed above, and handling and management of horses or large animals.

The RVC is located in Central London with a strong research environment and excellent facilities. We offer a generous reward package including a final salary pension scheme.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Mandi de Mestre (Lecturer Reproductive Biology, Department of veterinary Basic Sciences) on +44 (0)207 121 1906 or email [email protected]
For further information and to apply on-line please visit our website: rvc.ac.uk
Ref: VBS/0153/10 
Closing date: 8th October 2010
Interviews are likely to be held on or around the 18th October 2010

We promote equality of opportunity and diversity within the workplace and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Science jobs from St George's University of London

Full-time
3 years fixed-term
Applications are invited for the post of postdoctoral Research Fellow within the Division of Biomedical Sciences. You will work on a Wellcome Trust funded project investigating natural killer cells from women at high risk of developing the pregnancy disorder pre-eclampsia. The project is part of an active collaboration between the multi-disciplinary Reproductive and Cardiovascular Disease Research Group and the Fetal Medicine Unit.

You will possess a Ph.D. in a biological science, have completed a successful postdoctoral position and have a strong interest in reproductive biology. Experience in immunology and cell biology is essential.

The starting salary for this post is within the range of 32,640 to 35,407 per annum inclusive of London Allowance.
For further information about this position, and to apply, visit jobs.sgul.ac.uk. General enquiries can be made to the Recruitment Team on 020 8725 3314/0131 or[email protected]

Please quote reference 107-10.
Closing date: 23rd September 2010. 
Interview dates: 12th and 13th October 2010. 
St George™s is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Applications for this position can only be processed if made through theSGULwebsitejobs.sgul.ac.uk

Science jobs from The University of Hong Kong

Founded in 1911, The University of Hong Kong is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years. Ranked 24th among the top 200 universities in the world by the UK™s Times Higher Education, the University has a comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and about 100 sub-divisions of studies and learning. There are over 23,400 undergraduate and postgraduate students coming from 50 countries, and more than 1,200 members of academic and academic-related staff, many of whom are internationally renowned.

Post-doctoral Fellowships

Applications are invited for a number of positions as Post-doctoral Fellow (PDF) (Ref: 20100576), at the University of Hong Kong, on or before July 31, 2011. Appointments will be made for a period of 2 to 3 years. PDF post is created specifically to bring new impetus and vigour to the University™s research enterprise. Positions are available from time to time to meet the strategic research needs identified by the University. Positions are available in the following Departments:
Real Estate and Construction
School of Humanities (History)
Faculty of Dentistry
Faculty of Education
Institute of Human Performance
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Biochemistry
Centre for Cancer Research
Clinical Oncology
Research Centre of Infection and Immunology
Medicine
Physiology
Psychiatry
Centre for Reproduction, Development and Growth
Chemistry
Earth Sciences
Geography
HKJC Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention
The State Key Laboratory of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Area of Excellence (AoE) on The Institute of Molecular Technology for Drug Discovery and Synthesis

Post-doctoral Fellows

PDFs are expected to devote full-time to research. Applicants should be doctoral degree holders having undertaken original research that has contributed to the body of knowledge. A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered. Annual leave and medical benefits will also be available.

Procedures

Prospective applicants are invited to visit the following webpage hku.hk/apptunit/> to view the full list of the research areas and their home Faculties/Departments/Schools/Centres for which PDF/RAP positions are currently available. Before preparing an application they should contact the Head of the appropriate academic unit to ascertain that their research expertise matches the research area for which a vacant PDF/RAP post is available. Applicants must submit a completed University application form, which should clearly state which position they are applying for; and in which academic discipline. They should also provide further information such as details of their research experience, publications, research proposals, etc.

Further particulars and application forms (152/708) can be obtained at hku.hk/apptunit/; or from the Appointments Unit (Senior), Human Resource Section, Registry, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (fax: (852) 2540 6735 or 2559 2058; e-mail: [email protected]). Closes October 16, 2010. Candidates who are not contacted within 3 months of the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful.

Postdoctoral Position - Department of Molecular Medicine

Summary 
Investigator: Eric Poeschla, M.D. Professor of Medicine
POSTDOCTORAL OPPORTUNITIES - FELINE TRANSGENESIS.
Department of Molecular Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA.
A scientist with reproductive biotechnology, theriogenology, or transgenic (Tg) animal experience is sought for an advanced project using lentiviral vectors to conduct feline transgenesis.

This well-functioning project has recently achieved several healthy Tg domestic cats. The successful candidate will thus be able to expand upon proven methods to take the project forward for specific model development to aid feline and human health. Current emphasis is on the cat and genes involved in innate immunity to retroviruses but there are opportunities to pursue additional goals in this and possibly other species.

Candidates should possess a Ph.D. or D.V.M. or M.D. degree. The ideal individual will bring his/her own expertise and be trained by us in our lentiviral vector and species-specific transgenesis methods. Individuals are sought with a strong background in at least some of the following areas: gamete biology, single cell embryo microinjection/micromanipulation, production of Tg mice or other Tg animals, gene targeting in ES cells, hormonal manipulation/cycle synchronization, IVM/IVF, surgical embryo transfer, general animal husbandry. DVM and prior experience with the cat would be desirable but is not mandatory. Familiarity with molecular biology, experience writing and publishing scientific manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals is valued. Additionally valued but not required would be advanced molecular biology experience, somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT), experience in virology, lentivirus/vector research, viral vectors and/or targeted recombination technologies.

How to apply:

Please email your C.V. and a short statement of interest and research accomplishments to: [email protected]Headline your email with this title: "Tg project"
Eric Poeschla MD
Mayo Clinic in Minnesota
200 First Street SW 
Rochester, MN U.S.A. 55905
Email:[email protected]

Phone Number: 507-538-1188

Center for Research in Reproduction Fellowship and Postdoctoral Training Program

The University of Virginia has developed an exceptionally strong environment for advanced training in the reproductive sciences. NIH-funded training positions are available for MD and Ph.D. scientists who are interested in applying molecular, cellular, or physiological approaches to study reproductive processes in experimental models or man.

To be considered for the program, trainees must be U.S. citizens or hold a visa for permanent residence. Candidates must have fulfilled the requirements for either a Ph.D. degree or a residency program leading to broad eligibility in a medical or surgical specialty at the time of appointment.

Fellows will be expected to participate in the academic programs of a basic science or clinical department within the Medical Center and to submit an application for an individual training appointment.

Applications may be submitted at any time and a complete application will contain the following:

  • a current curriculum vitae
  • reprints of no more than three representative publications
  • three letters of reference
  • transcripts
  • GRE scores
  • a short statement specifying interest in training with one or more of the Center's faculty preceptors

Center for Research in Reproduction
Training Program Faculty Preceptors
 
Program Director: John C. Marshall, MD, Ph.D. 

David L. Brautigan, MD
[email protected]

Director, Center for Cell Signaling; Professor, Microbiology Protein Ser/Thr Phosphatases in Cell Signaling and Cell Cycle 
William S. Evans, MD
[email protected]

Professor, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Reproductive Endocrinology; Biomathematical Modeling of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Ovarian Axis 

John C. Herr, Ph.D.
[email protected]

Director, Center for Research in Contraceptive & Reproductive Health
Professor, Cell Biology
Cancer-Testis Antigens in Lung, Head and Neck, and Melanoma Tumors; Pre-Positioning of  RNAs and RNA Binding Proteins in the Mammalian Oocyte and Early Embryo; Autoimmunity to Sperm Antigens Following Vasectomy. 
Barry T. Hinton, Ph.D.
[email protected]

Professor, Cell Biology
Cell and Molecular Biology of Epididymal Function

Deborah A. Lannigan, Ph.D.
[email protected]
Associate Professor, Microbiology
Kinases, Drugs and Mammary Gland Development 

Jeffrey J. Lysiak, Ph.D.
[email protected]

Assistant Professor, Urology
Spermatogenesis; Erectile Dysfunction

Ian Macara, Ph.D.
[email protected]

Professor, Microbiology
Mechanisms of Cell Polarity Establishment and Nuclear Transport, Mammary Gland Development

John C. Marshall, MD, Ph.D. 
[email protected]

Director, Center for Research in Reproduction 
Professor, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Regulation of Pituitary Gene Expression, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Christopher R. McCartney, MD
[email protected]
Assistant Professor, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Understanding the Causes of Abnormal Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone (GnRH) Pulses and Abnormal Gonadotropin Secretion in Adolescent and Adult PCOS

Michael Menaker, Ph.D.
[email protected]

Professor, Biology
Behavioral and Physiological Analysis of Vertebrate Circadian Rhythms

Suzanne Moenter, Ph.D.
[email protected]

Professor, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Understanding How the Central Nervous System Controls Fertility through Study of Gonodotropin-releasing Hormone Neurons

Bryce Paschal, Ph.D.
[email protected]

Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Nuclear Transport, Signaling

Kodi S. Ravichandran, Ph.D.
[email protected],
Professor, Microbiology
Intracellular Signaling in Lymphocytes and Phagocytes

Prabhakara P. Reddi, Ph.D.
[email protected]
Associate Professor, Pathology
Transcriptional Regulation of Mammalian Spermatogenesis

Emilie F. Rissman, Ph.D.
[email protected]

Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Steroid Receptor and Epigenetic Interactions Affecting Behavior

Margaret A. Shupnik, Ph.D.
[email protected]
Professor, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Hypothalamic Peptide and Steroid Regulation of Pituitary Gene Transcription; Estrogen Action in Neuroendocrine and Reproductive Tissues; Estrogen Action in Breast Cancer

P. Todd Stukenberg, Ph.D.
[email protected]
Associate Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics
Tolerance and Autoimmunity; Mechanisms of Prevention and Induction of Autoimmune Diseases of Clinical Relevance

Kenneth S.K. Tung, MD
[email protected]

Professor, Pathology and Microbiology
Mechanisms of Tolerance and Autoimmunity to Gonad-Specific Antigens  

David Wotton, Ph.D.
[email protected]

Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Regulation of Gene Expression and Development by Transcriptional Repressors

PostDoc position in the department of Biological Chemistry

Guidance and behavioral mechanisms in bacteria and in human sperm

Description:

PostDoc position in the department of Biological Chemistry at Weizmann institute of Science in the group of Michael Eisenbach for 1 years. Studies at the molecular level of how bacteria respond to chemical stimuli with a change in their swimming behavior. Studies at the physiological and molecular levels of how human sperm cells respond to chemical and thermal stimuli with implications to human reproduction and fertility.

Research Field:

Biological sciences

Benefits:

Normal benefits of postdocs as described at http://www.weizmann.ac.il/feinberg/postdoc_fell/
Job posted by Weizmann Institute of Science (08/06/2010 12.16)

Requirements:

Required Education Level:

Degree:

Ph.D.

Degree Field:

Biological sciences

Required Research Experiences:

Main Research Field:

Biological sciences

Years of Research Experience:

1

Required Languages:

Language:

ENGLISH

Language Level:

Good

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION (REF: 3163)
ARC CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN PLANT ENERGY BIOLOGY and
COLLABORATIVE INITIATIVE FOR BEE RESEARCH (CIBER)

A key opportunity to explore proteomics of honeybees:

2 year appointment, available immediately
Salary range: Level A $53,542 - $72,537 p.a. - minimum starting salary for appointee with Ph.D. will be $70,058 p.a.
Closing date: Friday, 16 July 2010

The Collaborative Initiative for Bee Research (CIBER) is dedicated to facilitate interdisciplinary research on honeybees. The ultimate goal is to better understand honeybees and counter the dramatic losses currently occurring. To achieve this, CIBER combines expertise from beekeepers with decades of experience, sociobiologists and their insights into the functioning of bee societies, evolutionary ecologists and their understanding of evolutionary processes and molecular biologists that provide expertise to harness the honeybee genome and proteome. The latter occurs in conjunction with ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology (CPEB) which houses state-of-the-art equipment for proteomics and metabolomics approaches and major resources for microarray analysis, imaging and computing. 

Applications are invited from a suitably qualified postdoctoral Research Associate to work in a team environment in CIBER on quantitative proteomics and mass spectrometry of honeybees. The project aims to study male bee fertility to understand molecular determinants of sperm survival that influence paternity success in managed as well as feral bees in Western Australia, which will also generate information important for future bee breeding in Australia. A Ph.D. in protein biochemistry or molecular biology or related discipline is essential. The position is available immediately. 

For further information see CIBER: ciber.science.uwa.edu.auor CPEB: plantenergy.uwa.edu.auor contact Professor Harvey Millar, email: [email protected] or Associate Professor Boris Baer, email[email protected] for more information on the project.

Application Details: The position description follows. Written applications quoting the reference number, personal contact details, qualifications and experience, along with contact details of three referees should be sent to Director, Human Resources, The University of Western Australia, M350, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009 or emailed to [email protected] by the closing date.

ROLE STATEMENT

As the appointee you will undertake innovative laboratory-based research in a team environment to study male bee fertility to understand molecular determinants of sperm survival that influence paternity success in bees which will also generate information important for future bee breeding in Australia. Your primary aim will be to use proteomic approaches in collaborative projects, aimed at publication in international research journals. You will be supervised by Assoc. Prof. Baer and collaborate closely with the other chief investigators on the project and personnel from the Industry Partner.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design, execute and analyse research on proteomic approaches to understanding honeybee male fertility.
  • Set up reliable and reproducible experimental systems to extract samples from honeybees sourced from UWA or from collaborators to use in experiments.
  • Work closely with CIBER scientists in designing the use of proteomics in projects and troubleshooting protein separation, quantification and analysis.
  • Keep records and follow procedures required by the partners in an ARC Linkage project.
  • Help maintain and troubleshoot issues in the mass spectrometry facility in collaboration with other researchers and the manufactures.
  • Other duties as directed.

Postdoctoral Position in Reproductive/Developmental Biology  An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available to study molecular mechanisms and signaling events involved in the development of the hemochorial placenta. Applicants should have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree and experience in molecular biology, rodent embryo handling and manipulation techniques, a strong work ethic, and commitment to become an independent scientist. Competitive salaries will be negotiable and are dependent upon experience. Application review begins immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Please send curriculum vitae, a letter outlining research experience and career goals, and names and addresses of three references to: Dr. Michael J. Soares, Institute of Maternal-Fetal Biology, Division of Cancer & Developmental Biology, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66160; email: [email protected] The University of Kansas Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine, in memory of the late Charles W. McDougall former Associate Executive Director of the Montreal General and Royal Victoria Hospitals

The candidate will have completed an MD plus a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, or a Ph.D. with or without postdoctoral experience in a basic science related to reproduction. He/she will undertake a fellowship in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The training is expected to have a significant research component and will normally be for two years' duration; in exceptional circumstances a third year may be possible. The value of this fellowship is at least $54,000 per annum. Interested candidates should apply to:

Dr Seang Lin Tan
Royal Victoria Hospital Women's Pavilion
687 Pine Ave. W.
Montreal, QC H3A 1A1 
The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) is a comprehensive academic health institution with an international reputation for excellence in clinical programs, research and teaching. The MUHC is a merger of five teaching hospitals affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University the Montreal Children's, Montreal General, Royal Victoria, and Montreal Neurological Hospitals, as well as the Montreal Chest Institute. Building on the tradition of medical leadership of the founding hospitals, the goal of the MUHC is to provide patient care based on the most advanced knowledge in the health care field, and to contribute to the development of new knowledge.

A useful site on experimental medicine job listings-fellowships, post doc positions etc

medicine.mcgill.ca/expmed/emjl/expmed_jobslist.asp?groupselect=QCO

Postdoctoral Scientist Cell Biology (Mouse Oocyte and Embryo, Chromosome Segregation, Spindle Positioning, Live Cell Microscopy)

MRCLaboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge
Fixed-term 3 Years
Salary 26,022 27,623 per annum 
Applications are invited for a post-doc position in the laboratory of Melina Schuh at theMRC LMB, Cambridge. We study the mechanisms of chromosome segregation and asymmetric spindle positioning in live mouse oocytes and embryos. We offer several exciting projects in these areas. Please refer to www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/groups/M.Sc.huh for further details.

You should be passionate about science and enjoy exploring a field of research that is only poorly understood. You should have great scientific potential, be creative, self-motivated and able to work independently as well as in a team. Experience in live cell imaging and image analysis would be advantageous.

You will hold a Ph.D. or be due to complete doctoral studies within 6 months of applying.

You will be awarded an MRC Career Development Fellowship, which is a three year training and development position for a postdoctoral scientist who has recently completed their doctoral studies or is moving into a new research discipline.

If you would like to receive this advert in large print, Braille, audio, or electronic format/ hard copy, please contact the Recruitment team at the MRC Shared Service Centre on the telephone number below or [email protected]

Applications for this post must be made online at http://jobs.mrc.ac.uk inputting the reference LMB10/290. If you do not have access to the internet, or experience technical difficulties, please contact 01793 867955. 
Closing date: 26th July 2010
For further information about the MRC please visit: mrc.ac.uk

Research Associate, Michigan State University

OB GYN REPR BIO - RESEARCH ASSOCIATE 
Posting Date: June 25, 2010 
Posting Number: CHM-1230 
Fixed-Term, 12-month basis, 100% time. 
Salary commensurate with qualifications. Salary and rank commensurate with experience. Salary commensurate with degree and experience. 

DUTIES: The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology is expanding its research enterprise to include operations in Grand Rapids, MI. We are looking for applicants that have experience in developing and managing laboratory operations, developing and implementing lab experiments, analyzing experiment results and presenting results to the research team. Individuals will be encouraged to publish articles in high impact journals. 

APPLICATIONS: Due December 1, 2010. MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. John I. Risinger, Ph.D. Associate Professor & Director of Gynecologic Oncology Research Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Biology Michigan State University College of Human Medicine 333 Bostwick Ave NE | Rm 4019, Van Andel Institute|Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2532. QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology. Qualifications other than degree: Experience in gyncologic oncology. Candidates are expected to demonstrate strong problem solving skills, analalytical skills and be capable of independent creative thinking. Excellent communication and organization skills are required.

Contact information:

John I. Risinger, Ph.D. 
Asc Professor & Director of Gynecologic Oncology Research Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Biology 
OB GYN REPR BIO
Michigan State University
Michigan State University,
College of Human Medicine,333 Bostwick Ave NE, rm 4019,Van Andel Institute 
Grand Rapids,, MI 49503-2532

Science jobs from Northwestern Univeristy Feinberg School of Medicine: job description

NIH-funded postdoctoral positions are immediately available in the laboratory of Takeshi Kurita in the Division of Reproductive Biology Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University at Chicago, IL USA. The laboratory investigates developmental/cancer biology of urogenital/steroid-target organs. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in biological sciences and be proficient in molecular biology techniques. Background in mouse embryology or developmental biology is preferred. 

Application: Please email an application letter, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of references to Takeshi Kurita: [email protected]

As one of the top-ranked universities in the country, Northwestern University, combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries.Northwestern provides students, faculty and staff with exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal, and professional growth.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Members of historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply

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