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PhD and Postdoc opportunities to study genome architecture at the UNIZH, Zurich (CH)

Information on the Grob’s lab: https://www.botinst.uzh.ch/en/research/development/stefangrob.html

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Faculty positions open in molecular and cell biology, OIST, Okinawa (Japan)

Subject: Organoids and synthetic biology are areas of particular interest, but the scope of the search is quite broad.

Candidatures must be uploaded on the recruitment website by April 30, 2021: https://groups.oist.jp/facultypositions

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Post-doctoral position available in Conservation Biology, UNIBE, CH

Candidature must be sent to alexandre.depeyer@iee.unibe.ch by April 1st, 2021

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Post-doctoral fellow positions open in evolutionary cell biology, London (UK)

Post-doctoral fellow positions open to study the evolutionary divergence of lipid biosynthesis and membrane-associated functions in S. pombe and S. japonicus in the Oliferenko lab, King’s College London / Crick institute (UK).

Project:
1) probe the divergence of membrane homeostasis mechanisms (cell biology, genetics, various omics);
2) understand the functional impact of lipid repertoire on organismal physiology (lab evolution, retroengineering, physiology). 

Email: snezhana.oliferenko@kcl.ac.uk or snezhka.oliferenko@crick.ac.uk for further information.

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Post-doctoral fellow position in plant photobiology, CIG, UNIL (CH)

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Introduction

UNIL is a leading international teaching and research institution, with over 5,000 employees and 15,500 students split between its Dorigny campus, CHUV and Epalinges. As an employer, UNIL encourages excellence, individual recognition and responsibility.

Presentation

The Center for Integrative Genomics of the University of Lausanne invites applications for the position of Postdoctoral position in plant photobiology

Job information

Expected start date in position: 01.06.2021 or to be agreed

Contract length: 1 year, renewable up to a maximum of 5 year depending on funding and performance

Activity rate: 100% (a minimum of 80% of the activity rate for research, a maximum of 20% of the activity rate for institutional and teaching tasks)

Workplace: University of Lausanne, Dorigny

Your responsibilities

Plant growth and development are strongly influenced by light. This resource is essential for photoautotrophic plants but its availability is strongly influenced by the surrounding vegetation. In response to neighbor proximity or shade cues plants initiate low light responses such as the shade-avoidance syndrome and phototropism. The Fankhauser lab (https://www.unil.ch/cig/en/home/menuinst/research/prof-fankhauser.html) studies the molecular and physiological mechanisms enabling plants to adapt to such unfavorable light conditions.
 

The successful candidate will be based at the Center for Integrative Genomics of the University of Lausanne, under the supervision of Prof. Christian Fankhauser to work on signaling mechanisms underlying the responses of plants to a changing light environment. Our major model organism is Arabidopsis thaliana. The candidate will use a combination of molecular genetics, plant photobiology, cell biology and biochemical approaches and work as part of a team to address the overall research question. Candidates with a bioinformatics background interested in combining experimental and computational approaches are also encouraged to apply.
 

The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to gain teaching and mentoring experience through contributions to undergraduate and graduate teaching programs and the supervision of student projects. The University of Lausanne offers a world-class international research environment with state-of-the-art facilities

Your qualifications

In order to complete our team, we are looking for someone with the following skills:

Essential:

  • Doctorate degree in biological sciences.
  • Solid background in biochemistry and/or cell biology
  • A solid publication track record
  • Strong teamwork and interdisciplinary skills
  • Spoken and written English proficiency

Desirable:

  • Molecular Genetics skills
  • Computational skills
  • Plant Biology background

What the position offers you

We offer a nice working place in a multicultural, diversified and dynamic academic environment, opportunities for professional training.

Contact for further information

For further information please contact Prof. Christian Fankhauser (christian.fankhauser@unil.ch)

Your application

Please, send your full application as a single PDF by April 30, 2021. The complete application should contain:

  • Short motivation letter (max. one page)
  • Curriculum vitae including lists of publications, conferences, and awards, and a description of experimental skills.
  • The names and contact details of 2-3 referees

Only applications through this website will be taken into account.

We thank you for your understanding.

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Post-doctoral position in comparative neurobiology and behaviour in drosophilids , CIG, UNIL (CH)

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Introduction

UNIL is a leading international teaching and research institution, with over 5,000 employees and 15,500 students split between its Dorigny campus, CHUV and Epalinges. As an employer, UNIL encourages excellence, individual recognition and responsibility.

Presentation

Prof. Richard Benton (www.unil.ch/cig/benton) at the Center for Integrative Genomics at UNIL is seeking a post-doctoral researcher with a strong background and interes in neurobiology, animal behaviour and evolution.

Job information

Expected start date in position : 01.05.2021 / to be agreed
Contract length : 1 year, renewable, max. 4 years
Activity rate : 100%
Workplace :University of Lausanne, Dorigny

Your responsibilities

How animals’ extraordinarily diverse behaviours have evolved is unknown. Relating interspecific behavioural differences to anatomical or physiological distinctions in neural circuits, and causal genetic variation, offers a powerful approach to inform how nervous systems develop, function and change.

We have established a new model neurogenetic system, Drosophila sechellia, an island endemic that is closely related to the powerful laboratory model D. melanogaster. While D. sechellia retains global genomic and superficial morphological similarity to its cosmopolitan, generalist cousin, this species has adapted to a unique ecological niche, using Morinda fruit as a sole host for feeding and breeding. This species therefore offers an exceptional experimental system for comparative neuroscience.

The successful candidate will develop her/his project exploring the molecular, neuroanatomical and physiological basis of divergent behaviours in these (and potentially other) drosophilid species, depending upon their particular interests and expertise.

Relevant references:
Auer et al., Nature (2020) 579: 402-408
Prieto-Godino et al., Neuron (2017) 93: 661-676
Prieto-Godino et al., Nature (2016) 539: 93-97

Although most of your time will be dedicated to your research project, you will also be involved in teaching activities (e.g., practical class preparation, literature reading classes, Master project supervision).

Your qualifications

  • A PhD degree in neurobiology, behaviour genetics, evolutionary biology or similar
  • Strong interests in insect biology, genetics, evolution and neurobiology
  • Excellent scientific writing, communication and interpersonal skills

What the position offers you

You will be supervised by Prof. Richard Benton, in a diverse, dynamic and international research laboratory. The working language is English.

The Center for Integrative Genomics encompasses 15 research labs investigating diverse fields related to functional genomics and offers state-of-the-art experimental facilities. Beyond the training in the host laboratory, numerous possibilities exist at UNIL for further professional education (e.g., in bioinformatics, imaging, soft-skills) and career development.

Contact for further information

Informal requests for information can be made by email to: richard.benton@unil.ch

Your application

To apply you must upload as a single pdf document:

  • a CV, including the names of 2-3 referees
  • a motivation letter in English describing (i) your past research experience and (ii) your scientific interests and how they are a good match for the host laboratory

Deadline : 31.03.2021

Only applications through the University of Lausanne job portal will be taken into account (this website).