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Friday, 27 March 2015

PhD @ University of Lausanne (Switzerland)

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Two PhD (graduate) student position are open in the lab of Prof. Vladimir Katanaev at the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Lausanne (Switzerland). The lab works on intracellular signaling, especially on the Wnt signaling pathway, utilizing a range of approaches from Drosophila genetics to mathematical modeling. Check the lab’s web-page:http://www.unil.ch/dpt/page85827_en.html for more information.

  • One PhD student position is reserved for investigation of details of Wnt signaling in Drosophila; past experience in Drosophila genetics is a must for it. The other position is for a project aiming at systems-biology investigation of G protein-coupled receptor signaling in mammalian cells; past experience with mammalian cell cultures is a must, experience in imaging, bioinformatics, or mathematical modeling is a plus for this position.

Le savoir vivant:The living knowledge

How To Apply

Applications from motivated candidates, composed of:

  1. cover/ motivation letter
  2. CV
  3. publication list
  4. description of experimental techniques mastered
  5. names/contact information of 2-3 referees

should be sent to the following address: melanie.sanderson@unil.ch, with the “subject” line indicating “application to Prof. Katanaev”. Please indicate which project you are applying for.

The expected (but flexible) starting date of the projects is July-August 2015

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Thursday, 26 March 2015

International PhD Programme @ IMB,Mainz, Germany

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About the International PhD Programme

International PhD Programme (IPP) gives talented and enthusiastic students the opportunity to undertake PhD research at the cutting edge of modern biology. Projects within the Programme address key questions related to the overarching theme of Dynamics of Gene Regulation, Epigenetics & Genome Stability.

  • groups cover a broad range of expertise in biochemistry, genetics, cell and developmental biology, bioinformatics, systems biology, and applied physics.The fields we study range from embryonic development, ageing and disease to analysis of high-throughput datasets, modeling of regulatory gene networks and the development of ground breaking super-resolution microscopes. This range of expertise and the open and vibrant atmosphere within the Programme encourages multidisciplinary collaborations and innovative research. Moreover, a range of scientific and social events are organised to ensure high levels of exchange and collaboration between the participating groups.

The Programme is coordinated by the Institute of Molecular Biology - a recently founded centre of excellence in the life sciences. Participating groups are located at the:

  • There are over 35 groups participating in the IPP. For a full list, please see IPP Groups.
  • Core funding for the International PhD Programme comes from the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation. As a PhD student your research will be overseen by an expert Thesis Advisory Committee who will be there to support you in your research and provide you with advice. This programme thus provides an excellent opportunity to interact closely with a number of top scientists during the course of your study.
  • To download our flyer for the International PhD Programme, please click here: PDF. If you have any questions that are not answered here, you can contact us using the details on the contact page.

Apply to the International PhD Programme

The registration and application platform for our winter call 2014/2015 is closed. Many thanks to everyone who applied!

The IPP summer 2015 call will open in April.

Important dates (summer call 2015):

  • Registration deadline: 20 June 2015
  • Deadline for uploading reference letters: 27 June 2015
  • Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by email and invited to interview. Interview Days held at IMB on: 9 – 11 September 2015
  • Successful applicants will start their PhD studies between October 2015 and April 2016.

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https://www.imb-mainz.de/students/international-phd-programme/

Sunday, 22 March 2015

PhD @ The University of Adelaide

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Two positions are available and are open to both international and domestic students. Applicants should have interest and a record of exceptional academic achievement in at least one of the following areas: ancient DNA, evolutionary biology, bioinformatics, or molecular biology. The projects will suit hard-working and motivated candidates who can demonstrate independent thinking and good communication skills. Training will focus on the generation and analysis of Next Generation Sequencing data, with potential for fieldwork and opportunities to gain skills in both molecular biology laboratory techniques and bioinformatics.

The University of Adelaide - Seek Light

  • PhD opportunities available in ancient plant genomics and domestication at the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD), Adelaide, Australia
  • We are currently conducting a number of exciting projects investigating the genomic evolution of ancient cereal species during periods of environmental change associated with the beginning of agriculture in the Near East (supported by Australian Research Council grants). Key aims of these projects are to:
  1. Use advanced ancient DNA and next-generation sequencing approaches to characterise the genomic diversity of ancient wheat, barley, and rye crops
  2. Identify novel alleles associated with stress tolerance to salt, water, and disease
  3. Perform functional characterisation and structural modelling of target loci identify potential changes in protein structure
  4. Use ionomics approaches to analyse the interaction between change genetic diversity responses

Ancient cereal seeds and environmental samples have been taken from Areni-1, a Late Chalcolithic cave site in southern Armenia. The cave contains a large array of ancient plant material and cultural artifacts, including the world’s oldest shoe (http://news.nationalgeographic.com.au/news/2010/06/100609-worlds-oldest-leather-shoe-armenia-science) and evidence of the world’s first winery (http://news.nationalgeographic.com.au/news/2011/01/110111-oldest-wine-press-making-winery-armenia-science-ucla).

  • ACAD collaborates with a team of high-profile international researchers from Europe and the USA, and successful applicants will be co-supervised by Prof. Alan Cooper and Dr Jimmy Breen at ACAD, School of Biological Sciences, University of Adelaide. For more information about ACAD, check out http://en.gravatar.com/acadadelaide for links to Twitter, Facebook, our blog, recent publications and the official website.

How To Apply

  • Interested applicants are encouraged to send a resume, a cover letter, and the contact details of three referees to Dr Jimmy Breen (jimmy.breen@adelaide.edu.au). Scholarships now open for mid-year intakes. Closing date for international students is 30th April, and 31st May for domestic students.
  • Both the Australian Department of Immigration and University of Adelaide expect international applicants to meet the English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements. The ELP is based on high scores in IELTS(International English Language Testing System) or TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). For further information please refer to http://international.adelaide.edu.au/apply/admission/.

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Saturday, 21 March 2015

15 PhD positions @ MICROWINE

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MICROWINE is currently recruiting for ESR posts.

Applications are invited for 15 PhD positions (“Early Stage Researchers”) to be funded by the Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network “MICROWINE-Microbial Metagenomics and the Modern Wine Industry”, a multidisciplinary study on Viticulture and Wine Microbiology within the Horizon2020 programme of the European Union. Each PhD position is fully funded for 3 years. The positions are based at 13 institutions, in 8 countries, and cover a wide range of disciplines including microbial metagenomics, wine genetics, bioinformatics, geology, chemistry and mathematical modeling. ESR’s must commence no later than 1st September 2015.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Please read the following carefully:

  • If you are interesting in applying, view our list of ESR projects and use the form below to submit an application before April 13th, 2015.

The application file should include:

  1. A short cover letter (in English) stating briefly which fellowship(s) you would like to apply for, and listing the names of 2 references. Although reference letters are NOT required at time of application, applicants are welcome to provide them.
  2. A 500-1000 word text (in English) detailing both your motivation for applying, and why you would like to apply for the project(s) chosen.
  3. A full CV (in English) listing contact details, education experience, other relevant skills, any publications
  4. Proof of educations and scans of University grade transcripts. Please note that at time of applying these do not need to be converted to international marking schemes, although this may be asked for later.
  5. For those applicants for whom English is not a native language, or applying from a country where English is NOT an official language of the country or common in the further education system, proof of English proficiency (both oral, written and reading) is required. If you are unsure whether to provide this documentation, but feel it is not necessary, please mention why in the cover letter.

Should you be chosen for a position, local rules at different institutions may require you to re-post your application to the targeted PhD schools. In this case case you will be asked to do so by the supervisor in charge.

  • NOTE: Researchers must adhere to the Mobility Rule: The researcher (applicant) must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the deadline for submission of proposals. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.

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Monday, 16 March 2015

PhD-positions @ The University of Bergen (UiB)

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The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognised research university with more than 14,000 students and close to 3,500 employees at six faculties. The university is located in the heart of Bergen. Our main contribution to society is excellent basic research and education across a wide range of disciplines.

PhD-positions (two positions)

  • At the University of Bergen, Department of Biomedicine, two temporary full-time PhD-positions (100%) are available for a period of four (4) years or max 4 months after completed the PhD-degree, if this is achieved within a shorter time than four years. The positions include 25 % duty work such as teaching, exam work or supervision, depending on the demands at the department.

The world of UiB

The positions is part of the project The Obesity-Cancer Connection: Malignant Cell Exploitation of the Altered Metabolic Landscape of Obese Cancer Patients”, funded by the University of Bergen.

Project

  • The main objective of our research group is to determine how cancer cells exploit changes in the metabolic status of cancer patients. A special focus will be on employing unbiased, systematic research strategies that will build on global gene expression profiles from tumors of cancer patients. This is a fundamental cell biological question that potentially will lead to novel discoveries of the basic interactions between tumor cells and the host microenvironment. The PhD student will be part of the Cellular Networks Group:http://www.uib.no/en/rg/cellnet
  • For further information please contact Project leader Nils Halberg, Ph. +47 55 58 67 76,
  • e-mail: nils.halberg@uib.no or Professor James Lorens, Ph. +47 55 58 67 76 , e-mail: jim.lorens@biomed.uib.no

Qualifications and qualities

  • The successful applicant must hold a cand. med. or equivalent master’s degree in cell biology or bioinformatics. Personal skills will be emphasized, and potential experience from relevant research projects will be considered as positive. The candidate should be able to work independently and have a strong commitment and enthusiasm for research. The successful applicant must be fluent in oral and written English.

Organized research training (PhD program):

  • In a PhD-position at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry you will participate in an approved program for a PhD within the set time period. You must have admission to the organized research training (PhD program) at the Faculty in order to qualify in a PhD-position. The final plan for the completion of the organized research training must be approved by the Faculty within three months after you have taken up the position.

We can offer

  • The salary will be paid in accordance with level 50 (code 1017/L20.8) on the government salary scale (corresponding to NOK 429.700 per year). For applicants with a completed internship and applicants with at least one year of employment in a position as a dentist: level 52. Further increases in salary will be based on seniority in the position. Medical specialist start on wage level 58 (code 1017/LR20.15).
  • A good pension scheme in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

For more information regarding a career at UiB visit; http://www.uib.no/poa/en/organisation/career-at-uib

The PhD-position:

  • PhD-positions are fixed term positions. You cannot be employed in a PhD- position for more than one fixed term period at the same institution, or had similar employment at an institution in the region.
  • If you have been previously employed in a recruitment position, this same period of engagement will be deducted from the total employment period.
  • The teaching is usually performed in Norwegian.

Recruitment for positions in the state sector:

  • State employment shall reflect the multiplicity of the population at large to the highest possible degree. The University of Bergen has therefore adopted a personnel policy objective to ensure that we achieve a balanced age and sex composition and the recruitment of persons of various ethnic backgrounds as well as persons with disabilities. Persons of different ethnic backgrounds and persons with disabilities are therefore encouraged to apply for the position.
  • The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at any time.
  • The University of Bergen applies the principles of public openness when recruiting staff to scientific positions. Information about the applicant may be made public even though the applicant has requested not to be named in the list of applicants. The applicant will be notified if her/his request is not respected.

How to apply

The application must contain:

  • A brief letter of application stating your motivation for the position, why you are applying and why the position is perfect for you
  • A Curriculum Vitae with a complete review of all academic education and professional experience
  • Certified copies of diplomas and transcripts of grades. Applicant whose education is from another country than Norway, need to also attach a certified translation of the diploma and transcript of grades to English or a Scandinavian language, if the original is not in any of these languages. It is required that the applicant enclose a confirmation from NOKUT that the education in question is of a scope and level that corresponds to the level of a Norwegian master’s degree. Please see www.nokut.no/en for more information about NOKUT’s general recognition
  • Complete list of publications and scientific work you want to be evaluated
  • Two referees (name and contact information)
  • Please send your application with attachments electronically via JobbNorge by clicking on the button marked “Apply for this job”.
  • The applications will be sent electronically to the assessment committee. Please notice that the applications will be assessed only with the information available in JobbNorge when the deadline expires. It is the applicant`s responsibility to ensure that all relevant attachments are submitted by the deadline.
  • Please notice that applications sent by e-mail will not be considered.
  • Closing date for application:  5 April 2015

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Saturday, 7 March 2015

PhD scholarship @ Technical University of Denmark

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The position is open within the Section for Eukaryotic Biotechnology (SEB), one of five research sections at the Department of Systems Biology. SEB is dedicated to the exploitation of biodiversity as a source of new compounds and, through understanding cell biology and physiology, use systems and synthetic biology to design advanced cell factories. The profile of the section comprises research groups with competences in mycology, molecular biology, metabolomics, bioinformatics and fermentation technology. The focus of the project is construction of a synthetic chromosome for filamentous fungi.

Come to DTU

PhD scholarship in Fungal Molecular- and Synthetic Biology

Responsibilities and tasks

  • The PhD student will complete their project within the Eukaryotic Molecular Cell Biology Group and be part of the PhD school at Department of Systems Biology, DTU.

Qualifications

  • Candidates should have a master's degree in engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master's degree in engineering.

Approval and Enrolment

  • The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes of DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

Assessment

In assessment of the applicants, the following will be taken into consideration:

  • You are required to hold a master’s degree in microbiology, biotechnology, genetic engineering or another related field
  • You must have a good command of English
  • Strong documentation for skills within molecular biology
  • Documentation for skills within microbiology, preferentially fungal microbiology
  • Our research group work as a team and documentation of collaborative skills via recommendation letters will be advantageous

The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Uffe Mortensen.

Salary and appointment terms

  • The salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for PhD degree students. The period of employment is 3 years.
  • The workplace is DTU Lyngby Campus.

Further information

  • Further information may be obtained from Prof. Uffe Mortensen, +45 4525 2701, email: um@bio.dtu.dk

Please do not send applications to this e-mail address, instead apply online as described below.

Application

  • Please submit your online application no later than 7 April 2015.

Applications must be submitted as one pdf file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one pdf file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma (an official translation into English)
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here)

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master's degree, but cannot begin before having received it.

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Friday, 6 March 2015

BINC examination 2015

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Pondicherry University,Puducherry,on behalf of Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, will conduct the BINC examination in2015. The objective of this examination is to certify bioinformatics professionals, trained formally as well as self-trained.Registration will open from March 9,2015 to April 30,2015. Pondicherry University, Puducherry has been identified as a nodal agency by the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India to coordinate this examination along with nine centres namely, Pune University, Pune; Anna University, Chennai; Calcutta University, Kolkata; Institute of Bioinformatics & Applied Biotechnology, Bangalore; North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad; University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram; Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and Assam Agricultural University, Guwahati. In the BINC 2013 examination,17 candidates were certified. DBT has agreed to fund Research fellowships for all the BINC qualified Indian nationals to pursue Ph.D. in Indian Institutes/Universities. Note that the candidate must possess a postgraduate degree(or equivalent) & meet the criteria of the institutes/universities in order to avail research fellowship. In addition, cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- will be awarded to the top 10 BINC qualifiers.

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Bioinformatics Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Bioinformatics

  • Every year Department of Biotechnology  conduct a DBT-JRF BET examination  for BIOTECHNOLOGY and BIOINFORMATICS students,if you consider both part A and Part B then there is  ~15 to 20 questions which are asked from BIOINFORMATICS,because this year BINC(BINC-2015) is also going to conduct in which BIOINFORMATICS play major role;so for these reasons i have decided to consider all BIOINFORMATICS questions,which was asked in DBT-JRF  (2008-2014) Question papers.For that i have prepared "BIOINFORMATICS QUIZ" which not only help you to do good score in  DBT-JRF BET-2015 but it is also useful in BINC-2015(part A MCQs).
 
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