Postdoctoral Position Neural development, Stem cells

Mazzoni lab, NYU, New York, USA

We are recruiting postdocs that would like to use new synthetic DNA technologies to understand Hox gene regulation and cell programming tools to identify mechanisms that protect specific neurons from neurodegeneration.
Scientific fields: Development and disease, Neural development, Stem cells
Model systems: Cell culture, Mouse, Human
Minimum qualifications: Basic bioinformatic skills

As a lab, we foster an inclusive and respectful environment where everyone is an integral lab member with an equal voice and weight. Understanding that individuals have different goals and priorities, we provide mentorship that maximizes personal growth so that each lab member can explore their individual interests and career pathways.
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Posted on 4/6/21

Postdoc position in lymphatic biology

Guillermo Oliver Lab. Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA

Postdoc position is available to work in aspects related to 2 of our ongoing projects in lymphangiogenesis in projects related to:
1) functional roles of lymphatic-produced paracrine factors in organ growth and repair (Ref: Liu et at, Nature (2020)).
2) metabolism as a regulator of cell fate and lymphangiogenesis (Ref: Ma et at, Science Advances (2021)).

Highly motivated individuals with a strong background in organogenesis and familiar with the use of mouse models are encouraged to apply. Our laboratory is in a new state of the art research facility in downtown Chicago.
For information about our lab see:
Interested individuals should send their curriculum vitae, a brief description of their research interests, and the names of three references to: Guillermo Oliver, Ph.D. Thomas Spies Professor of Lymphatic Metabolism. Director Center for Vascular and Devel. Biology. Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Posted on 3/6/21

Postdoctoral Position

Eddy De Robertis lab at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA

A postdoctoral opportunity is available to work on patterning of the Xenopus embryo by Chordin and the early Wnt signal. This 2-year position is available immediately. Candidate will be trained in embryology by Eddy De Robertis in a small lab setting. This is an excellent opportunity for for someone with not more than three years of postdoctoral training. This is an opportunity to train in embryology directly with someone that has mentored many distinguished alumni.

To apply please email: 1) cover letter with experience and motivation for training in Developmental Biology, 2) CV including list of publications, 3) contact information for three references. Address is:, Department of Biological Chemistry, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles. See Lab webpage and Publications.

Posted on 11/5/21

Postdoc and Research Assistant positions

Ocular Stem Cell and Regeneration Program, University of Colorado

CellSight, the Ocular Stem Cell and Regeneration Program at the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, is seeking candidates for several Postdoctoral and Professional Research Assistant (laboratory technician) positions to carry out research in the areas of retinal biology, stem cell technologies, and regenerative medicine.
CellSight is expanding and we are recruiting a team of Postdoctoral Fellows and Professional Research Assistants with an array of qualifications to complement our programmatic growth. CellSight is a cross-disciplinary team of investigators working in a highly collaborative environment with the common goal of developing novel stem cell-based therapeutics to treat ocular diseases. For more information about research performed by CellSight teams please visit:
The successful candidates will participate in research projects aimed at: (1) developing innovative models of retinal degenerative diseases, (2) understanding the molecular mechanisms associated with disease, and (3) evaluating novel potential therapeutic strategies. They will report to CellSight principal investigators Joseph Brzezinski, Ph.D., Natalia Vergara, PhD, or Valeria Canto-Soler, Ph.D, based on the lab/project each candidate joins. This is an exciting, new line of work using cutting-edge technologies in the stem cell field and we are looking for motivated and independent scientists willing to contribute their expertise and knowledge.

Candidates interested in the available Postdoctoral Fellow positions please find additional information here:
Candidates interested in the available Professional Research Assistant positions please find additional information here:

Posted on 5/5/21

Junior postdoc positions in embryo development and mechanobiology

Ravasio, Rudge, Cerda, Bertocchi and Concha labs. PUC y UCh, Chile

Project: Multiscale mechanics and self-organizing processes in developing systems. Leaders: Andrea Ravasio, Tim Rudge, Mauricio Cerda, Cristina Bertocchi and Miguel Concha. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Universidad de Chile.
The interdisciplinary research team of the Anillo for Developmental Mechanobiology (DevMech) project is seeking highly motivated and creative individuals to be involved in an exciting interdisciplinary project aiming to understand the mechanical bases of biological processes driving embryonic development.

We are looking a junior research fellow (postdoc) to work in strongly interconnected teams. Highly motivated individuals with background in either one of the following disciplines cell biology, development and/or microscopy are strongly encouraged to apply. Previous experience with one or more of the following topics will be an advantage: cell biology, developmental biology, mechanobiology, microscopy and image analysis. A good level of written and spoken English is necessary.
To apply please send an email to including a letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae and a short description of previous experience. Please include a short description of the most relevant papers you have published explaining how their previous experience is relevant to this call. Please use the subject ¨anillo-2020-application¨ in your email to avoid being directed to the spam. Applications must be in English. For more information and for any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at

Posted on 6/4/21

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Postdoc in polyploidy: from cell physiology to tissue-scale effects of nuclear structure

University of Warwick, UK

A postdoctoral research position is available in the group of Dr. Kristen Panfilio at the University of Warwick, UK, to join our BBSRC-funded project on how polyploid nuclear structure influences cellular function in dynamic epithelial tissues. This is a full-time, fixed-term position for up to 36 months, integrating developmental biology, bioinformatics, cell cycle regulation, genome organization, and 4D live cell imaging.
Polyploidy is hypothesized to aid epithelial barrier formation and its repair after wounding and to rapidly supply gene products by transcription from multiple gene copies. Yet polyploid genomic structure may be unstable and require active inhibition of apoptosis through regulatory processes that are not yet well understood. Investigating the costs and benefits of polyploidy is essential to understand tissue-specific development, homeostasis, and ageing. The two extraembryonic tissues of insects offer an excellent – and inherently comparative – research model, spanning key developmental stages for morphogenesis and cellular physiology. Our research species is the flour beetle Tribolium castaneum, which offers advanced genetic resources and where we integrate fluorescent live cell imaging and next-generation sequencing approaches (see the lab’s recent publications in eLife 5:e13834, Development 143:3002, Commun. Biol. 3:552). The project uses methods to assess nuclear size and tissue integrity, quantify gene expression, and genetically challenge barrier organization and cell number. Altogether, we will test long-standing hypotheses on polyploidy function and its end-stage implications in animal tissues. A complete description of the project is available at:

You will have a Ph.D. or equivalent and good knowledge and experience in genetics, cell and developmental biology, standard molecular biology techniques, and working with NGS data, as evidenced by your Ph.D. thesis and/or authored papers in peer-reviewed journals. Familiarity with the fields of insect developmental genetics and comparative genomics would also be highly advantageous. Practical experience in any of the following is desired: advanced microscopy (including light sheet fluorescence microscopy), RNAi, FACS, RT-qPCR, and computational work with either sequencing or imaging data. We will provide full training in new techniques, supported by the possibility for international travel and collaboration.
Enquiries and expressions of interest directly to Kristen ( are welcome, with (post number 103508) applications made on-line . Full applications will include contact details for at least two referees, a CV, and covering letter stating why you are interested in the topic and what you would bring to the project. The application closing date is 7th February 2021.

Posted on 11/01/21


Guillermo Oliver Lab. Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION is immediately available to follow up on our recent published work identifying that lymphatic-secreted signals are required for organ growth and repair using a variety of available mouse models (Ref: Liu et at, Nature (2020)).
Highly motivated individuals who recently obtained a PhD or MD degree and have a strong background in mouse cardiovascular, molecular and developmental biology are encouraged to apply.
For information about our lab see:

Interested individuals should send their curriculum vitae, a brief description of their research interests, and the names of three references to: Guillermo Oliver, Ph.D. Thomas Spies Professor of Lymphatic Metabolism. Director Center for Vascular and Devel. Biology. Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Posted on 16/12/20

Two postdoc positions, São Paulo, Brazil

Laboratory of the Biochemistry of Cell Signalling, University of São Paulo’s Institute of Chemistry, Brazil

The main goal of the laboratory is to understand the signaling pathways that lead to pain to guide the development of new non-opioid analgesics. We aim to study signaling pathways involved in the embryonic development of components of the pain system and the signal transduction processes involved in nociceptive pain mediated by Nerve Growth factor (NGF) and the kinase activated by this growth factor, TrkA.
In another subproject we study the role of the kinase PKMzeta in synaptic remodeling in chronic pain

The applicant should have obtained a PhD degree for less than seven years and be well acquainted with molecular and cell biology. As one of the projects focuses on Developmental Biology, previous experience in this field is desirable but not strictly necessary.
To apply, please submit applications to including:
1) Academic curriculum, including contact information for 2-3 references;
2) Cover letter stating your aims and motivation for applying for the position.
Application deadline August 30, 2020.
This opportunity is open to candidates of any nationalities. The selected candidate will receive a FAPESP’s Post-Doctoral fellowship in the amount of R$ 7,373.10 monthly and a research contingency fund, equivalent to 15% of the annual value of the fellowship which should be spent in items directly related to the research activity.
Details regarding Postdoctoral fellowships by FAPESP can be found at
More information about the fellowship is at

Posted on 6/1/20

Multiple research positions in Mechanobiology of Development.

Project: Multiscale mechanics and self-organizing processes in developing systems. Leadership: Andrea Ravasio, Tim Rudge, Mauricio Cerda, Cristina Bertocchi and Miguel Concha. Institutions: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Universidad de Chile

The interdisciplinary research team of the Anillo for Developmental Mechanobiology (DevMech) project is seeking highly motivated and creative individuals to be involved in an exciting interdisciplinary project aiming to understand the mechanical bases of biological processes driving embryonic development.

We are looking for three highly motivated and enthusiastic PhD students (with Conicyt or own Scholarships), two research fellows (postdocs) and one engineer to work in strongly interconnected teams. Furthermore, we offer two research assistants’ positions to support the scientific effort of the experimentalists. We also accept the application of undergraduate students to conduct an exciting internship of minimum 1 year in our laboratories. Highly motivated individual with background in either one of the following disciplines cell biology, development, microscopy, bioengineering, mathematical modelling are strongly encouraged to apply. Previous experience with one or more of the following topics will be an advantage: cell biology, stem cell research, developmental biology, mechanobiology, microscopy, image analysis, microfabrication, microfluidics and tissue engineering. A good level of written and spoken English is mandatory. To apply please send an email to including a letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae and a short description of previous experience. For more information and for any questions, contact us at

Posted on 6/1/20

Ph.D. position

Martín-Durán Lab at Queen Mary University of London, UK, beginning September 2020

The Martín-Durán lab is looking for a motivated student willing to apply to a CONACYT (Mexico) or CONICYT (Chile) grant to conduct a PhD in my lab. Research in the Martín-Durán lab focuses on uncovering the mechanisms underpinning the evolution of developmental strategies in spiral cleaving animals (e.g. annelids, molluscs, flatworms). The proposed research project for the CONACYT/CONICYT student aims to understand the role of the protein CTCF in establishing the 3D genome architecture in marine annelid worms.

Please read the complete post at For more information, please visit or contact Chema at

Posted on 9/1/20

Postdoctoral position

Airway development. Sinner’s lab, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, USA

The laboratory of Dr. Debora Sinner is seeking to recruit a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to perform research on the molecular and cellular basis of the large airway formation. Dr. Sinner’s lab is part of the division of Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Sinner’s lab focuses on understanding the mechanisms that drive the normal and pathological differentiation and function of distinct cell types of the trachea and bronchi by using mouse genetics, genomics approaches, functional in vivo, in vitro studies and microscopy. We also have the unique opportunity to validate experimental findings in patient tissue samples.

The ideal candidate will have proficiency in English, at least one first author publication in a reputable international journal from their Ph.D. work, be collegial, highly motivated, and independent. Candidates with research experience in molecular/cell biology, developmental biology, or mouse genetics, are encouraged to apply. Other desirable experience includes biochemistry, flow cytometry and microscopy. See full job description at CCHMC career center: RESEARCH FELLOW-106788 ( Questions, email to:

Posted on 1/5/19

Doctoral and Postdoctoral positions

Regenerative Biology of the eye. Del Rio-Tsonis Lab. Miami Universiti, OH, USA

Doctoral and Postdoctoral positions available immediately to conduct research in the area of regenerative biology of the eye using classical salamander and chick embryo model organisms. The lab currently has two NIH funded projects focused on using molecular tools such as morpholino and CRISPRCas technology, as well as transcriptomics, proteomics, Chip/Seq analysis, methylome analyses, and conventional cell culture and cell biology techniques. The goal is to identify genetic and epigenetic switches required to induce retina and lens regeneration in non-competent tissues/animals. In addition, the lab ( is part of the Center for Visual Sciences at Miami University: .

Looking for highly motivated individuals with a passion for science and with appropriate experience in cell/developmental/molecular biology. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, brief description of research interests, and names and contact information of three references to Dr. Katia Del Rio-Tsonis by email to Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until positions are filled. Miami University is an EOE/AA employer

Posted on 15/3/19

PhD position

Meyer Lab at Clark University, Worcester, MA USA beginning August 2019

Research in Dr. Meyer’s lab is currently focused on understanding how the central nervous system develops in annelids with the goal of gaining a better understanding of how nervous systems evolved.

Please read the complete post at

Posted on 29/11/18

Postdoc, PhD and visiting faculty for Math-DevBio Center

NSF-Simons Center for Quantitative Biology. Northwestern University.

The NSF-Simons Center for Quantitative Biology is a place where mathematical scientists and developmental biologists intensely work together on a broad range of questions arising from investigations into the biology of animal development. Our team of investigators is studying high dimensional and dynamic phenomena by using imaging, sequencing, and other technologies. Our aim is to make important new discoveries about the emergent properties of growth and development.

Project one of this center is a Xenopus project that has proteomics, single cell genomics and quantitative imaging components, and is focused on neural crest origins and pluripotency.
1) We have funds for several post docs with interest in applying quantitative techniques to study fundamental problems in early embryonic development.
2) We are also seeking applicants to our PhD program who are interested in using quantitative approaches to study embryonic development.
3) Finally, we have short term visiting fellowships for faculty interested in coming to interact with center faculty for a few weeks or a few months.
For more information, please contact Carole LaBonne, Chair Dept. of Molecular Biosciences, NU ( and explore the center web site:

Posted on 4/11/18

Doctoral Caixa Fellowships

Spain and Portugal

The doctoral fellowship programme INPhINIT “la Caixa” is devoted to attracting talented Early-Stage Researchers—of any nationality—who wish to pursue doctoral studies in Spanish or Portuguese territory.

This programme is divided into two different frames: a) INPhINIT-Incoming: deadline 6/2/2019, and b) INPhINIT-Retaining:deadline 27/2/2019

Posted on 7/11/18

Project Manager ERC project reLIVE

Institut de Génomique Fonctionnelle de Lyon, France

The team of Michalis Averof, at the Institut de Génomique Fonctionnelle de Lyon (IGFL) in France, is seeking to recruit a Project Manager for the project ‘reLIVE’. The project investigates the mechanisms of limb regeneration in a new experimental model, the crustacean Parhyale hawaiensis. It is funded by an ERC Advanced Grant from January 2017 to December 2021.

Check the link for more information

Posted on 8/11/18'

Postdoctoral position. Centro Andaluz de Biología del Desarrollo (CABD), Seville.

Juan R. Martinez-Morales Lab is recruiting competitive postdoctoral researchers to participate in an interdisciplinary project on comparative tissue morphogenesis.

Research project/ Research Group description: The main focus of our laboratory is to study cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in the morphogenesis of the vertebrate eye. Using the teleost models zebrafish and medaka, we investigate the machinery driving the folding of the retinal neuroepithelium. Optic cup morphogenesis is an atypical model for epithelial morphogenesis for, in contrast to well-known apical constrictions, it involves the folding of the tissue towards its basal surface. Although it is generally accepted that optic cup formation follows a tissue-intrinsic program in vertebrates, several mechanisms have been postulated (basal constriction, rim involution) and some important differences in cell behaviour have been reported among species. Many important questions still remain open. Which is the relative contribution of each mechanism to the folding of the optic cup? Do they act in a cooperative manner? Do they have the same regulatory weight in different species? To answer these questions, we aim to integrate genetic information, imaging analysis of cell shape changes, and tensional forces distribution into coherent computational models able to predict the key morphogenetic rules that shape the entire organ. We plan to extend our observations to mammalian tissue, by examining cell shape changes and tensions in 3D retinal organoids developed in vitro. A key aspect of the project is to understand how classical signalling events, which have proved to be essential for the proper patterning of the organ, act in coordination with tensional forces. This highly interdisciplinary approach, combining genetics, imaging, biophysics and computational modelling should yield information relevant not only to understand optic cup formation, but also to deduce general self-organization principles of the living matter.
Last Publications: Letelier et al. (2018a) Nat Genetics, Letelier et al (2018b) PNAS, Nicolás-Pérez et al (2016). eLife; Gago-Rodrigues et al (2015). Nat Comm ; Tena et al (2014) Genome Research; Bogdanovic et al (2012). Developmental Cell. 23 (4). For a full list:

Job position description: We offer a one-year renewable contract and full support to apply for external funding. Given the interdisciplinary character of the project above described, we are seeking talented and highly motivated postdoctoral researchers with a background either in Developmental Biology or in Biophysics. Previous experience with teleost models will be well received. The candidates should have good communication skills, critical for ensuring the success of the team effort. We offer an adequate environment to mature scientifically and eventually to become independent scientists. The CABD is thematically focused on the topic of Cellular and Developmental Biology, and is well equipped in terms of infrastructure, particularly for imaging analyses. Our research unit, the department of Gene Regulation and Morphogenesis was recently awarded with the María de Maeztu distinction of excellence. A series of external seminars by prominent Spanish and international speakers are organized on a weekly basis. In addition, a biweekly series of seminars allow PhD students and postdoctorals to present their work. English is the official language in the CABD as well as in our internal seminars, as international researchers are frequent visitors/members in our group.
Contact information: Juan R. Martínez-Morales. Gene regulation and Morphogenesis Department CABD. (CSIC/UPO). Seville, Spain. Email:
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Posted on 17/8/18


Guillermo Oliver Lab. Northwestern University. Chicago, IL, USA

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION is immediately available to study different aspects of lymphatic vasculature development using a variety of available mouse models. Highly motivated individuals who recently obtained a PhD. or MD degree and have a strong background in mammalian vascular, molecular and developmental biology are encouraged to apply.

Interested individuals should send their curriculum vitae, a brief description of their research interests, and the names of three references to: Guillermo Oliver, Ph.D.
Thomas D Spies Professor of Lymphatic Metabolism. Director Center for Vascular and Developmental Biology Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. 303 East Superior Street,10-107. Chicago, Illinois 60611

Posted on 22/2/18

Postdoctoral fellow to study Wnt signaling and cell polarity

Sokol lab, Mount Sinai, New York

A postdoctoral position is available in the Sokol laboratory in the Department of Cell, Developmental and Regenerative Biology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York. Our group uses live imaging, genome editing and proximity biotinylation approaches to assess cell signaling and lineage decisions during gastrulation and neural development. We also interested in the roles of the centrosome and cilia in epithelial cell polarity and asymmetric cell divisions in Xenopus, zebrafish and mammalian progenitor cells. See the description of our interests at ( or

Preference will be given to motivated applicants with strong background in cell biology, bioinformatics and biochemistry, who published a first-author paper as a result of their graduate work. Interested candidates may send their CV, list of publications and three references to Dr. Sergei Sokol (

Posted on 28/2/18

Doctoral Program in Neurobiology of Universidad Mayor, Chile

ADMISION 2018. Deadline: 3 de enero

Programas Especiales: Intercambio académico, Biomedicina y Salud, Transferencia tecnológica. Herramientas bioinformáticas. Uso de animales transgénicos. Beneficios del Programa: Becas de Arancel y Contrato de Planta. Becas de apoyo pasantías externas.

Lineas de Investigación: Desarrollo del Sistema Nervioso. Fisiología del Sistema Nervioso y Periférico. Enfermedades Neuro degenerativas. Fisiología del sistema nervioso en modelos animales. Mecanismos celulares y moleculares. Desarrollo de terapia génica y farmacológicas. Neurobiología traslacional y Neuroinmunología. Análisis masivo de datos (genómica, proteómica, metabolómica). Aspectos moleculares del envejecimiento. Metabolismo neuronal.

Posted on 27/11/17

Posdoc position "Neural Crest, development and evolution"

Sophie Creuzet Lab at NeuroPSI(Gif-sur-Yvette, France)

The project is focused on the implication of neural crest9derived meninges in brain homeostasis. It aims at understanding how the cephalic neural crest (CNC), a multipotent structure, which provides the developing forebrain with meninges and a functional microvasculature, exerts a deterministic role in the biology and physiology of choroid plexus, and regulates the production of cerebro9spinal fluid. More specifically, our project aims at understanding how the dysfunctions of CNC cells, and the meninges they form, could affect the development of the intracerebral vascular network and eventually cause neurodevelopmental defects.

Highly qualified and motivated candidate, who have completed a PhD in Developmental Biology or in Neurosciences, and with the following research skills are encouraged to apply: strong background in molecular and cellular developmental biology; good knowledge in neurobiology of cognitive functions experience in microsurgical manipulations of embryonic tissues, cell cultures ; immunocyto and histochemistry; imaging (acquisition and treatment) ; English (written and spoken) Team working skills; Organizational skills and motivation; Autonomy in project management The position is funded for 18 months by the Foundation for Medical Research (FRM); expected starting in January 2018. Applications will be considered until mid November 2017 if the position is not yet filled. Please send a CV, three references, and a motivation letter to:

Posted on 30/10/17

Postdoctoral Fellowship in annelid Evo-Devo. Three year funding

Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts USA

The Meyer lab at Clark University ( seeks a postdoctoral research fellow to investigate the molecular control of neural fate specification in annelids. Successful candidates will have expertise in developmental biology, evo-devo, and molecular biology. Experience working with marine organisms, microinjection, CRISPR/Cas9, transcriptomic data, and/or statistical analyses also is desirable but not required. Additionally, the Meyer lab is interested in candidates who can contribute to diversity of the academic community through development of outreach programs for the local community or that have experience in mentoring students from historically underrepresented communities.

Applicants should submit a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, two key publications, and contact information for three references in one electronic file by email to Dr. Néva Meyer ( Further information is available by contacting Dr. Meyer by email or phone (508-793-7476). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled, but candidates able to start on or before January 15, 2018 will be given preference. This is a three-year position with the possibility of extension pending funding.

Posted on 25/10/17

Ph.D. position. Centro Andaluz de Biología del Desarrollo, Spain

Evolution of the gene networks controlling organogenesis

The positions are highly competitive and the application process has two phases. In the first round the students should apply to the program, and in the second, those selected will be allowed to chose lab, one being offered by Gene regulation and morphogenesis lab, James Castelli-Gair Hombría PI. Email enquiries to: See also: and

Organs evolve to perform their functions more efficiently, allowing organisms to adapt to changing environments and to explore new niches. Despite the acceptance of these premises, there are no models to analyse how these adaptations happened. Taking advantage of the deep knowledge our laboratory has on the cellular and molecular processes controlling the organogenesis of the endocrine glands and the respiratory organs of Drosophila, we will study how organogenesis evolved in related species. For this purpose we will analyse species with defined organ differences and study how the differential regulation of genes controlling Drosophila organogenesis has varied between species to give rise to new shapes and organ associations while maintaining the basic function. We will take advantage of advances in genome sequencing and novel genetic tools like Crispr that allow probing the function of homologous genes in non model organisms. Arthropods have occupied all niches on earth and have some of the most successful groups. This has been achieved through the development of segment specific organs that specialized as different species occupied novel environments, as exemplified by the four times aquatic Arthropods adapted to terrestrial life. This resulted in a number of organs that, evolving from preexisting ones, have adapted their organogenetic networks to perform their function in different environments. Drosophila has become one of the best models to study from the cellular and molecular point of view how organogenesis unfolds and this is the ideal starting point to understand how related species may have modified pre-existing organogenetic gene networks for adaptation. Our laboratory has uncovered how the external respiratory organs and the main endocrine organs develop. We propose to use comparative organogenesis of these organs to analyse how organ evolution occurred through medium and large evolutionary distances.

Posted on 22/10/17

Postdoc and Ph.D. positions

Research Unit Sensory Biology & Organogenesis Helmholtz Zentrum München

The López-Schier laboratory at the Helmholtz Zentrum Munich in Germany is seeking creative and highly motivated PhD students or postdoctoral scholars to work within our group.

We currently have 4 fully funded openings for the following projects: 1. Cellular and genetic bases of organ formation, including cell packing and tissue remodelling. We single-cell transcriptional profiling, genome engineering using CRISPR/Cas9 and quantitative live imaging data using light-sheet microscopy. Preference will be given to candidates with theoretical or practical knowledge in cell biology or biophysics. 2. Control of cell number and diversity in sensory organs. Candidates should have a strong theoretical background in cell biology, and a good command of computer programming. 3. Stem cells and organ regeneration, including organ size and proportions. We use state of the art optical imaging, optogenetics and genome engineering to unravel what triggers the regenerative response after tissue injury. This project is ideal for a candidate with studies in biology, informatics, or with experience in computer programming. 4. Stem cells and organ pattern formation, including cell packing. Using high-resolution cellular tracking and machine learning, we attempt to understand how cells self-organize during organ repair and to predict cellular behavior. This project is ideal for a candidate with studies in informatics, mathematics, or experience in machine learning.

Posted on 1/10/17

Molecular Biologist Position Opening

RIKEN Brain Science Institute

The Laboratory for Genetic Control of Neuronal Architecture (Moore; RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Tokyo, Japan) is recruiting a skilled molecular biologist. The candidate will develop novel single cell profiling technologies, and apply them to study neuronal development. Additional neuronal development studies will also be carried out. The single cell profiling technology development part of this project will be carried out in close collaboration with the Genomics Miniaturization Technology Unit (Plessy; RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies, Yokohama, Japan).

A demonstrated record of technical and intellectual molecular biology excellence is the primary criterion for this position. The candidate is expected to play a leading role in a collaborative team, and a proven ability to function effectively in a team will be also considered in the selection process. Interested postdoctoral researchers are encouraged to send an email containing 1) a curriculum vitae including publications and names of three references, 2) a short description of skills and experience to Adrian Moore ( Working level English is required. Japanese language skills are not a requirement.

Posted on 15/9/17

Postdoc position. Heart development

University of North Carolina. Conton Lab.

Fully funded postdoctoral positions are presently available in the Conlon Lab whose studies focus on identifying the molecular networks that are essential for early heart development and how alterations in these networks lead to congenital heart disease. For these studies, we use a highly integrated approach that incorporates developmental, genetic, proteomic, biochemical and molecular based studies in mouse, Xenopus and stem cells. Recent advances and projects of interest in the Conlon lab include studies that define the cellular and molecular events that lead to cardiac septation, those that explore cardiac interaction networks as determinants of transcriptional specificity, the mechanism and function of cardiac transcriptional repression networks and, the regulatory networks of cardiac morphogenesis.

Job Requirements: Candidates should have recently obtained or be about to obtain a Ph.D. or M.D. in a field of biological science and should have a strong publication record. Outstanding and highly motivated candidates should apply by email to Dr. Frank L. Conlon and include a CV/resume, three references and description of your specific interest in our research programs.

Posted on 12/6/17

Assistant Professor Developmental Biologist, University of Tampa, Florida, USA

Tenure track position in developmental biology at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in August 2018

Primary responsibilities will include an undergraduate teaching load of 12 contact hours per semester. The candidate is expected to teach introductory biology for majors, an upper division course in developmental biology, and other courses as needed. Secondarily, the candidate is expected to engage in scholarly and research activity that involves undergraduates, advise students, and provide service to the department, college, university and broader community. Research activities must yield peer-reviewed publications. PhD preferred (advanced ABD candidates considered), prior teaching and research experience with undergraduates is desirable. Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Limited start-up packages and modest research space are available for tenure-track positions.

Posted on 22/10/17

Postdoc position in genetic control of patterning in the early mammalian embryo

Srinivas lab in the University of Oxford

Three year Wellcome funded postdoc position available in the Srinivas lab in the University of Oxford, to investigate patterning in the early post-implantation mouse embryo. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about using multi-disciplinary approaches including fluorescent reporters, advanced imaging and single cell sequencing to study the molecular mechanisms controlling early embryonic patterning.

Apply online before 25th September, 2017 Email informal enquiries to:

Posted on 16/9/17

Assistant Professor. Invertebrate Developmental Biology

Southern Connecticut State University

The Biology Department at Southern Connecticut State University invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position in Invertebrate Developmental Biology at the Assistant Professor level. We seek candidates that will offer general biology courses for non-majors and majors and courses in developmental biology for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as courses that support the B.S. program in Biotechnology. The Biology Department offers the B.S. and B.A. degrees in Biology, the B.S. degree in Biology with teacher-certification (7-12), the B.S. degree in Biotechnology, the M.S. in Biology, and a post-baccalaureate program for initial teacher certification. Please see our website at for more information.

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities: Candidates must be committed to teaching within a vibrant and demanding public liberal arts and sciences environment. Tenure-track faculty at SCSU are expected to conduct research/creative activity in their area of expertise. Creative activities include mentoring student research leading to publication of theses, publishing articles in academic and professional journals, seeking funding in support of research and teaching needs, and contributing to workshops and conferences.
Required Qualifications: Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. by the time of appointment in developmental biology or a related field and possess experience teaching at the university level.
Application Process: Please send electronically a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and plans, statement of teaching philosophy and interests, three letters of recommendation, representative reprints, teaching evaluations, and any other evidence of teaching effectiveness to: Biology Search Committee Chair at Please include your personal contact information along with a work address on your CV. In order for your application to be given full consideration, all materials must be received by Monday, October 16, 2017. The position will remain open until filled.

Posted on 6/9/17

Doctoral position, Sao Paulo

EvoDevo lab in São Paulo (IB-USP, Brazil)

Please submit your letter of interest, updated CV, and contact information of three references to Federico Brown (

Posted on 12/08/16

Postdoc Univ. Católica de Chile

Investigador Postdoctoral

Para trabajar en “Función de Lin28 y la hormona tiroidea en el desarrollo perinatal de ratón”. Los interesados dirigir CURRICULUM VITAE y PUBLICACIONES a: Juan Larraín

P. Universidad Católica de Chile. Laboratorio de Biología del Desarrollo y Regeneración. Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas

Posted on 2/8/16

Postdoc Positions in Chile

VISUAL D Postdoctoral Positions 2016

VISUAL-D, a recently formed research initiative funded by the Chilean government for the visualisation and manipulation of signal and forces in developing tissues, is seeking proactive candidates with experience in developmental biology and/or morphogenesis, ideally (but not required) in zebrafish, willing to create new projects that associate developmental biology/morphogenesis with mathematics/computing/physics in a trans disciplinary scientific environment. Applicants must be about to finish or have a Ph.D. (awarded within the last 4 years) and a demonstrated track record of publications. To apply, applicants should send a full CV and a short statement of research interests to Prof. Miguel Concha ( by July 1st 2016.For more information, please download the pdf file (

Posted on 1/6/16