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Postdoctoral Associate position open in Mammalian genetics at the JAX Center for Addiction Biology, Sacramento (USA)

We are looking for talented, intellectually curious postdoctoral candidates to embark on a unique postdoctoral training experience that leverages the rich domain expertise, mouse resources, and data services of JAX’s Center for the Addiction Biology, which includes the NIDA funded Center for Systems Neurogenetics of Addiction and other addiction research programs. As part of the Addiction Center team, the postdoctoral associate will contribute to innovative discoveries through application of their versatile technical expertise and domain knowledge. Engaging postdocs across disciplines and specific domain areas allows jointly mentored postdocs to expand their skill sets in emerging, interdisciplinary research areas. Together, postdocs and faculty will initiate innovative research programs that are enhanced by interaction with the Addiction Center and JAX Scientific Services. 

Postdocs train under a dual mentor model in which the primary mentor is an Addiction Center affiliate in genome sciences or other areas, who is establishing a new avenue of research, and the secondary co-mentor, who is an established investigator in addiction behavior/biology. The goal of joint mentorship is to foster the postdoc’s development and acquisition of training while establishing research in a new field. JAX’s Postdoctoral Training Committee will provide additional guidance to help prepare the postdoc for their transition to independent careers in science. This a two-year position, with the possibility of a third year based on both productivity and funding.

Our research group consisting of research faculty, postdoctoral associates, computational scientists, software engineers, research technologists, and research assistants, is diverse and collaborative. We seek to produce top notch science and foster the development of outstanding, independent scientists through a dual-mentorship model and interdisciplinary, collaborative efforts. For more, visit the Center for Systems Neurogenetics of Addiction online.

Our aspiration is to train a diverse scientific workforce poised to bring JAX’s advanced technologies to fields of research in which they have yet to be deployed. The domain expertise of the research group and scientific services available at JAX provide a rich environment in which to cultivate this modern workforce.


  • PhD (or nearing completion of PhD degree) in Neuroscience, Genetics, Genomics, Computational Biology, Neurobiology, and/or Biological Psychology.
  • Strong addiction behavior/biology background or related domain expertise
  • Track record of productivity supported by accepted or in press first-author publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Foundational genetics, genomics, computational biology and/or neuroscientific backgrounds (i.e., some capabilities in mentor’s lab in addition to the addiction background so that they may readily grasp new technologies and their applications to addiction research). 
  • Required experience with analysis and design of experiments and basic computational analysis of genetic, genomic and behavioral data using R or other statistical language.
  • Outstanding writing and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment 

How to apply: Interested and qualified individuals are encouraged to submit a cover letter, current CV, a 1-page Statement of Research Interests and Career Goals, and contact information for three references.

Candidates will be encouraged to apply for competitive foundation and federal training fellowships and awards. Postdoctoral associates will complete their training in genomics, genetics and addiction behavior/biology, yielding combined expertise and a diversified skill set that will, in turn, position them to compete successfully for funding opportunities, and increase their marketability for future faculty or industry research positions.

Further information about the position and institute: https://thejacksonlaboratory.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External_JAX/job/Bar-Harbor-Maine/Postdoctoral-Associate—JAX-Center-for-Addiction-Biology_JR000619


Two Jr Group leader positions open at the CRG, Barcelona (ES) – Deadline 07.11.2022

The Centre of Genomic Regulation (CRG) is offering two Junior Group Leader positions, with 9 year core funding.

Junior Group Leader position with a 5-year contract renewable for a total of 9 years depending on external peer-review, and structural funding to cover salaries and consumables for up to three people depending on their qualifications. We offer an equipped laboratory, or office space, for 7-9 people with access to cutting-edge core facilities (http://www.crg.eu/content/scientific-services/core-technologies).

We provide a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructures, and unique professional career development opportunities. To check out our training and development portfolio, please visit our website in the training section.

We offer and promote a diverse and inclusive environment and welcome applicants regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity.

The CRG is committed to reconcile a work and family life of its employees and are offering extended vacation period and the possibility to benefit from flexible working hours.

The CRG values innovative and interdisciplinary Research and is involved in attaining the sustainability principles of the United Nations.

Application Procedure

All applications must include:

  1. A motivation letter explaining why you have applied to the CRG.
  2. A complete CV including a list of publications, and details of three referees who agree to be contacted.
  3. Brief (<4 pages) proposal of your future research plans.

All applications must be addressed to Director Luis Serrano, Dr. Vivek Malhotra and Dr. Jorge Ferrer and be submitted online by by clicking on the “Apply” button at the bottom of the website.

Further information regarding the CRG group leader recruitment & selection process can be found at:https://www.crg.eu/en/content/jobs/junior-group-leader-recruitment

Further information on the job offer:


Field Application Scientist position open at Agilent Technologies Switzerland (CH)

Job Description

Would you like to become a member of the Agilent Technologies Switzerland AG family?

To complement our team, we are looking for a motivated, conscientious and trustworthy team member as our Field Application Scientists (FAS).

Agilent inspires and supports discoveries that advance the quality of life. We provide life science, diagnostic and applied market laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise. Agilent enables customers to gain the answers and insights they seek — so they can do what they do best: improve the world around us. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.

As our new Field Applications Scientist, you will provide on-site application assistance and demonstration to our customers in Switzerland. You will focus on our line of microplate instrumentation products that includes, detection, automated imaging & microscopy, liquid handling and robotics.

Your key responsibilities will be:

  • Provide technical and application support to our Swiss customers on our products with an emphasis on imaging.
  • Support pre- and post-sale activities by providing product demonstrations and seminars, installations, applications training and assay optimization.
  • Develop expert level skills on all software and microplate-based applications, stay current on new assays and work with customers on new or emerging applications.
  • Present seminars and posters on your line of products and applications at conferences and trade shows across Switzerland.

For this position, you will be travelling and visiting clients in Switzerland. When you are not visiting clients, you will have the opportunity to work fully remotely.


Your Profile

We are looking for a motivated individual with the following background:

  • Master or PhD Degree in a Life Science field (Biology, Biochemistry, etc…)
  • Great experience in/knowledge of automated (confocal) imaging and ideally HCS (High Content Screening)
  • Experience in technical support OR as an end-user of these solutions
  • Any experience with microplate applications is a strong advantage
  • Fluency in both German & English. French is a plus

On a personal level, you have great communications & presentation skills to interact with internal & external partners. You enjoy working autonomously but you are also a real team player.

We offer:

  • An exciting working environment in a dynamic team, as well as in a future-oriented market (life science market)
  • Work-life balance is actively practiced at our company
  • Well-structured onboarding and on-the-job mentoring
  • Competitive remuneration with performance-related salary increases
  • Diverse development opportunities with the network of an international company

Agilent Technologies Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other protected categories under all applicable laws.

Become a member of our family. We look forward to getting to know you.

Should you have any further questions regarding the application process, please contact the recruiter on +34 933 445 804 Agilent Technologies Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other protected categories under all applicable laws.

Option to Work Remote: Yes
Travel Required: 75% of the Time
Schedule: Full time
Shift: Day
Duration: No End Date
Job Function: Services & Support

Further information on the open position: https://agilent.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/fr-FR/Agilent_Careers/job/Switzerland-Remote-Location-Basel/Field-Application-Scientist–M-F-D-_4019827

Apply now: https://agilent.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/fr-FR/Agilent_Careers/job/Switzerland-Remote-Location-Basel/Field-Application-Scientist–M-F-D-_4019827/apply


2 post-doctoral positions on gene regulation available at the CNRS fo Montpellier (FR)

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40 Research Fellowships available, Surrey Univ. (UK)

The University of Surrey is looking for 40 Research Fellows to help shape the next generation of world-class research.

Location: Guildford
Salary: up to £51,805*
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Friday 18 November 2022
Reference: 070622

Are you looking for a fulfilling career in research, that will also make a contribution to the educational purpose of the University? Are you looking for an academic position that we expect will become permanent? 

We are investing £10m in bringing 40 talented and inspirational researchers to the University of Surrey, creating a network of future world leaders in their areas of research.  Do you want to be part of this hugely exciting programme?  Have a look at:


PhD student position in Bioinformatics and RNA at the CGR in Barcelona (ES) – deadline 15.10.2022

Are you looking for a PhD in a world-leading research group at the forefront of Genomics, RNA and Bioinformatics?

This PhD project aims to apply computational techniques to address fundamental questions around the non-protein-coding “Dark Matter” of the human genome. More specifically, it will apply machine learning and data analysis to map and predict the function of the most widespread yet enigmatic class of genes: the long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs). The project is supported by, and will take place within, the leading international collaboration in mapping lncRNAs – GENCODE (www.gencodegenes.org).

The project is fully funded and will be hosted at the prestigious Centre for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona, Spain. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated passion for genomics and have either a numerical background (bioinformatics, maths, statistics, computer science), or be a biologist with strong bioinformatics experience.

The scholarship is available to start immediately. Interested candidates should send their CV and a brief cover letter explaining why they are interested in this opportunity, to Rory Johnson (rory.johnson@ucd.ie) as soon as possible and before 15th October with subject line “lncRNA.PhD”.