28.11.2018 | Avoimet työpaikat
We are now seeking applications from highly committed, motivated and talented postdoctoral researchers to join the phage research team at Northumbria University for a fixed term, 24 months project in collaboration with clinicians at the Great Northern Children’s hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne. This Action Medical Research funded project will characterise the intestinal virome of preterm, low-birthweight infants to determine bacteriophage groups that are present in the early gut flora in neonates.
The successful candidate will join a supportive grouping of bacteriophage biologists, virologist and microbial ecologists using novel culture-dependant and independent approaches to study bacteriophages in this in this low diversity microbial setting. The candidate should have an in-depth knowledge of bacteriophage biology/ecology with experience in handling bacteriophages in the laboratory. The candidate importantly requires previous experience in processing and analysing shotgun metagenomics data. The ability to work in a command line environment and pipeline data would be a distinct advantage.
To apply for this vacancy please click ’Apply Now’, and submit a Covering Letter and your CV, including a full list of publications where relevant and any documents specifically requested in the Role Description and Person Specification, such as a sample of written work or journal article.
Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.
Please note this vacancy will close on 30/11/2018.
Apply now https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/work-for-us/job-vacancies/academic-senior-research-assistant/
27.11.2018 | Avoimet työpaikat
The Epithelial morphogenesis group (http://www.biocenter.helsinki.fi/bi/mikkola/) led by Research director Marja Mikkola is inviting applications for a PhD student positions in Cell and Developmental biology. The full-time position will start in January 2019, or later by agreement.
Our laboratory, funded by the Academy of Finland, Sigrid Jusélius Foundation, Cancer Foundation Finland, and HiLIFE, uses mammary gland and hair follicle as models to uncover the principles of epithelial morphogenesis in development and disease. We use a wide range of molecular, cellular, and imaging techniques, as well as ex vivo and in vivo manipulation of developing mouse organs. The PhD project will focus on cell fate specification and cellular mechanisms governing early hair follicle morphogenesis and is tightly linked to our single cell transcriptomics project aiming to uncover cellular heterogeneity in the embryonic skin, a collaborative Center of Excellence project.
We are seeking for dedicated and enthusiastic candidates with a Master’s degree in cell/molecular biology, developmental biology, genetics, biomedicine, or other appropriate field. Candidates who will receive their MSc degree in near future are also eligible to apply. Previous experience in confocal imaging and image analysis, quantitative gene expression analysis, or cell and tissue culture is considered advantageous. Good written and oral skills in English and a team spirit are a necessity.
We offer an international, inspiring and supportive research environment and excellent research facilities with access to state-of-the art technologies. We are part of the Academy of Finland funded Center of Excellence in Experimental and Computational developmental biology (http://www.biocenter.helsinki.fi/bi/evodevo/ECDev.html ). The salary will be based on level 2 of the University salary system for teaching and research personnel and includes a salary component based on personal performance. A six-month trial period will be applied.
The application should include the following documents as a single pdf-file: a motivation letter describing your research interests (max 1 page), a CV (including degree topics and grades), and contact information of at least two referees.
To apply, please, go to
For informal inquiries, please, contact marja.mikkola(at)helsinki.fi.
The deadline for submitting applications is January 2, 2019, but review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.