Two postdoctoral positions in RNA biology at the Vasilieva’s lab

Two postdoctoral positions are available early 2017 in the laboratory of  our collaborator Lidia Vasiljeva, who is funded by Senior Research Fellowship from the Wellcome Trust. Her lab is at the Department of Biochemistry, which is a part of the University of Oxford’s thriving scientific community. The Vasilieva lab is located in a new building providing interactive environment and various top class research facilities.

They are looking for highly motivated candidates with an interest in gene regulation in yeast and mammalian cells. The proposed projects will utilize state-of-the-art biochemistry and structural approaches combined with the functional genome-wide analysis to understand how transcription factors and chromatin modifiers regulate transcription of protein-coding and non-coding genesis in yeast and mammalian cells. The structural study will be done as a part of existing productive collaboration with Jonathan Grimes laboratory at STRUBi (Oxford). Candidates trained in protein purification, RNA analysis, and mammalian cell culture are encouraged to apply. Basic knowledge of bioinformatics is beneficial. Applicants should have or will shortly obtain a PhD and are expected to be highly motivated, with excellent critical thinking skills and with good communication skills and have the ability to work as part of a team.
Interested applicant should contact Dr Lidia Vasilieva directly:

Dr. Lidia Vasiljeva: lidia.vasilieva@bioch.ox.ac.uk
Lab web site: http://www.bioch.ox.ac.uk/aspsite/index.asp?pageid=675
phone:(+44)-1865613352

 

Postdoctoral Research Scientist – Genetics/Genomics

Our collaborators of the Bond lab are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Genetics/Genomics to carry out cellular and organismal modelling of human genetic variants that affect cancer using cutting edge gene editing techniques.

You will have the opportunity to work on an exciting multi-disciplinary project and in close collaboration with bioinformaticians, clinicians and other groups within the university. The Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Genetics/Genomics role will be suitable for any graduate who is interested in utilising genetic, cellular and biochemical techniques to explore the interaction between genetics and environmental stresses and to determine how these interactions affect cellular fates.

In your role, as Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Genetics/Genomics, you will possess experience managing cancer genetics projects in vivo models, as well as possessing experience in ex-vivo cell culture assays. Previous laboratory experience, good communication skills, and the ability to work as part of a team are essential, along with an excellent track record for publishing and presenting scientific discoveries.

A detailed understanding of the molecular mechanisms behind tumourigenesis is crucial, along with the ability to carry out a wide range of molecular and cellular biology techniques, as well as basic and advanced in vivo techniques relevant to cancer research. You will hold a PhD degree in cancer genetics/genomics or be near to completion.

You will also be required to upload a CV and supporting statement which explains how you meet the selection criteria for the post.

For more information visit:

http://www.ndm.ox.ac.uk/current-job-vacancies/vacancy/125863-Postdoctoral-Research-Scientist-Genetics/Genomics

Postdoctoral Position in Hematology, RNA Biology and Iron Metabolism

The Lab of Dr Mayka Sanchez at IJC (Barcelona) is looking for an enthusiastic postdoctoral candidate, who wants to work in a young and efficient team to address new and challenging aspects of haematology, RNA Biology and iron metabolism. The selected candidate will apply for salary funds from Generalitat Catalunya for a postdoctoral position.

Selection criteria

– Compulsory: Promising track record of early achievements, including significant publications (as main author, impact factor >6) in major international peer reviewed scientific journals.
– International mobility will be a plus.
– Proven Laboratory experience especially in haematology, microscopy, RNA Biology, mouse work, and/or iron biology.
– Good communication skills
– Languages: English (required), Spanish (helpful).

Conditions

– 3-year postdoctoral contract. Additional expenses connected to the project are provided.
– Starting: From January 2017

How to apply
Please send your application to msanchez@carrerasresearch.org before 28th October 2016. Please include:
– Subject of email: Candidate Postdoc-2016
– A CV including your contact details and it is compulsory to include your publications and Impact Factor and provide detailed information concerning fulfilling of criteria
– Names of two referees (with email and phone number)

Joining our lab

We are always seeking for talented and motivated postdocs, graduate and master students.

20160523_131432Postdoctoral associates

Fully funded postdoctoral positions (if any) are advertised here and at the Biochemistry website.  If none is available, we are happy to advise outstanding candidates in their applications to postdoctoral fellowships. To be successful in such applications, the candidate should have an excellent track record, including publications in peer-reviewed journal as first authors. Fellowships available include Marie Sklodowska-Curie, EMBO long-term fellowship, Newton International Fellowship and Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship. Fellowships from the candidate’s country are also an option to explore.

DPhil/PhD students

The Department of Biochemistry and the University of Oxford offer highly competitive and prestigious scholarships to carry out a DPhil (PhD) in one of the most vibrant scientific environments in the world. These scholarships are given through DPhil programmes that are grouped based on research focus and interests (more information here). Our laboratory is associated  to (and thus eligible from) three DPhil programmes: Biochemistry, DTP BBSRC and WT Chromosome & Developmental Biology. Students with strong CV are encouraged to apply. Selection process takes into consideration bachelor and/or master grades as well as previous research experience.

Master students

The Department of Biochemistry also offers a prestigious master programme, referred to as master by research. This 2-year programmes does not include scholarship and thus students should either be self-funded or should obtain a scholarship from other source. We expect the student to have excellent bachelor grades and some lab experience.

Don’t hesitate to contact us (alfredo.castellopalomares@bioch.ox.ac.uk) for more information.