Early stage researcher/PhD student positions available in the European Training Network Brain Barriers Training – BtRAIN

The European Training Network Brain Barriers Training – BtRAIN invites applications for 12 positions for Early Stage Researchers (ESR)/PhD students.

The following BtRAIN projects are available

Project 1: In vitro models of the blood brain-barrier (BBB) and applications in pharmacological and toxicological screenings
Project 2: In vitro models of the blood-brain and blood- cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) barriers using an integrated microfluidic device
Project 3: Comparison of mouse and zebrafish cerebral endothelial cell transcriptomes and functional investigation of conserved pathways governing brain angiogenesis and BBB formation
Project 4: Integrative meta-analysis of public and novel vertebrate BBB omics data and establishment of the BBBhub platform
Project 5: Role of the orphan G-protein-coupled receptor Gpr126 signalling in the development of the blood-brain barrier
Project 6: Age-induced changes in gene and microRNA expression at the mouse blood-brain barrier
Project 7: Blood-brain barrier derived non-conding RNAs as functional biomarkers for the aging BBB versus the BBB in Alzheimer’s Disease
Project 8: Brain endothelial mechanisms directing the cellular pathway of T cell migration across the BBB
Project 9: Contribution of the BBB in amyloid-b biology in Alzheimer’s disease
Project 10: Exploring CD4+ T cells as carriers to mediate transport of drugs across the blood-brain barrier
Project 11: Role of different receptors in promoting pathogen and leukocyte migration across the brain cerebrospinal fluid barrier (BCSFB) in meningitis
Project 12: Molecular control of the human brain barriers in health and neuroinflammation

Eligibility Criteria

BtRAIN is a research fellowship programme for ‚Early Stage Researchers (ESR)’. If you intend to do your PhD and you have less than 4 years research experience, you might apply for a fellowship. Applicants will have to meet the Marie Sklodowska-Curie eligibility criteria ( p40-41).

Pre-requisites for the candidates

  • University Master Degree in any discipline in the Life Sciences, Medical Sciences, or in Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry or Bioinformatics, depending on the project applied for
  • Mobility during the program to fulfill the requirements for secondments
  • Ability to work in an international team and to meet deadlines
  • Ability to analyze, integrate and communicate large amounts of data
  • Ability to multi-task

Submit your application now:

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15 international PhD fellowships in Atrial Fibrillation – AFib-TrainNet consortium (EU Marie Curie ITN actions) : Copenhagen, Denmark
The AFib-TrainNet ETN ( is currently advertising 15 PhD fellowships at 7 partner institutions all over Europe. This doctoral training network consists of top research institutions and highly specialized biotech companies with the complementary competences needed to produce both outstanding research results and an excellent training environment for early stage researchers (ESRs). In the Network, all 15 ESRs from the partner institutions will enroll simultaneously (March 2016), and together benefit from an extensive web of training events. AFib-TrainNet also features a number of longer secondment periods to additional partners within the Network.

Introduction to the University of Copenhagen

  • This coordinated research exchange reflects our focus on top-level interdisciplinary science, and ensures that ESRs have the opportunity to forge strong relationships cross-network and reap the benefits of the world-class, highly interdisciplinary team of collaborating partners.

The following positions are now open:

Objectives of AFib-TrainNet

The AFib-TrainNet project are working towards four objectives. Our objectives are to:
  • Train the next generation of excellent researchers for interdisciplinary careers in basic, applied and translational cardiovascular and pharmacological research.
  • Develop cutting-edge technologies and methods for AF research by bringing together eminent experts from both industry and academia, including biologists, physiologists, pharmacologists, computational scientist and clinicians.
  • Pursue key biological targets, all the way from early stage to pre-clinical investigation.
  • Build a high-impact structure ensuring multi-level dissemination and exploitation of all results.
If interested, please follow the link to the AFib-TrainNet homepage for further information about individual ESRprojects, for contact information, and to apply.

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At the EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland, we, Prof. Beat Fierz & Prof. Vassily Hatzimanikatis, offer a joint PhD position at the interface of biophysics and systems biology. In this exciting interdisciplinary project, funded by the Swiss SystemsX initiative, you will combine theoretical modelling and single molecule experiments, to analyze and predict the chromatin signaling outcomes of multivalent epigenetic effector proteins.
EPFL is one of the most prestigious research universities (ranked #14 worldwide) and provides an extremely stimulating research environment, and top level infrastructure. Furthermore, EPFL is situated in a very beautiful location in Lausanne, Switzerland, and centrally located in Europe less than an hour from Geneva, 2 h from Zürich and 4 h from Paris.

Welcome to EPFL

Project Background:

  • Chromatin, the nucleoprotein complex encompassing the eukaryotic genetic material, is highly chemically modified. Combinations of these post-translational modifications form a molecular language, interpreted by protein ‘readers’ or effectors, which results in a defined biological output. Due to the critical role of chromatin in cell function, differentiation and disease a deeper insight into these processes is of critical importance for the development of advanced treatments.
  • We recently developed a single-molecule assay based on total internal reflection microscopy (Kilic et al., Nature Commun., 2015) that allows to directly monitor effector protein interaction dynamics with modified chromatin fibers. Our goal is to quantitatively predict signaling outcomes, based on a chemical understanding of effector affinity, avidity, concentration, chromatin architecture and modification state, as well as to characterize the role of noise in the system. In this PhD project, you will perform single-molecule measurements and develop a theoretical framework to integrate quantitative interaction data to obtain a molecular description of chromatin signaling. Such a quantitative investigation will then allow us to integrate the chromatin node into quantitative models of signaling networks for systems biology studies.
As a PhD student at EPFL, you will join our internationally recognized PhD program in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering:
As the EPFL environment is very international, the project language as well as the general spoken language in the laboratories is English. Thus, good English skills (spoken and written) are a prerequisite.
If you have a Master degree and a background in biophysics, systems biology or related fields and are interested, send a cover letter, CV and the contact information of 3 referees to [email protected].

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University of Leeds Grade 8 (£38,511 to £45,954) progressing to Grade 9 (£47,328 – £54,841) upon confirmation as Associate Professor.
We want to recruit 250 University Academic Fellows by 2017 who have the potential to make a major contribution to the University’s academic performance and standing.
Join us and you will be supported by a structured five year fellowship development programme leading to an Associate Professor role.
Roles for 2015/16 are available to view now and roles close for applications at 23:59 (UK time) on the 30 September 2015 unless otherwise stated in the individual role advert.
If you already hold a fellowship and want to transfer to Leeds please email [email protected] and we will do our best to help.

250 Great Minds


Applying for one of our 2015/16 Great Minds fellowships is easy.
Roles are now open and unless otherwise stated, will close on 30th September 2015.  Simply find the role you are interested in, using the search function on the homepage, and select the ‘Apply Now’ link at the bottom of the job summary.  You will then be taken to our online application system where you will be taken step by step through the application process.  Very briefly, you will be asked to enter some basic personal details and complete an equal opportunities monitoring form.  You will also need to upload the following documents:
  1. A CV;
  2. A supporting statement detailing your research and academic plan (no more than 2 sides of A4, minimum font size 11);
  3. A list of your publications.
  • These three documents will be used to shortlist candidates for interview.  After the closing date we are unable to accept updated documents, therefore please check they contain everything you wish include before you submit your application.
  • And that’s it!  Once you have submitted it you will receive an email to confirm our receipt of your application (if you don’t receive this please get in touch as soon as possible).
  • Although negotiable it is hoped that all of this year’s successful candidates will be in post by the start of the 2016/17 academic year.
Should you have any questions about any aspect of your application or the application process please check our frequently asked questions section, where you’ll find the answers to our most common queries.  If you can’t find the answer there please contact us at [email protected].

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Welcome to Yorkshire Advert 2014

CRRI is one of the institutes of ICAR under Crop Science Division. The Institute has two research stations, one at Hazaribag, Jharkhand for carrying out rice research on rainfed upland ecologies and the other at Gerua, Assam for carrying out rice research on flood prone rainfed lowland ecologies. Two Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) also function under the administrative control of CRRI. The KVKs are located at Santhapur, Cuttack, Odisha and Jainagar, Koderma, Jharkhand.

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Applications are invited for a purely temporary post of Junior Research Fellow in a project funded by DST entitled"Genomic approach to develop high density single nucleotide polymorphism markers in Bhut jolokia (Capsicum chinense) for mapping and identification of genes for economically important traits"

  • Qualification required: M.Sc in any branch of biological science/ Bioinformatics with prior experience in NGS data analysis of transcriptome /gene expression, marker genotyping (SSRs/SNP), gene mapping, Protein extraction and analysis in 2D Gel electrophoresis. The candidate should be CSIR/UGC/NET qualified; however candidates graduated with subjects in which no NET exam is conducted by UGC are exempted.
  • Fellowship amount : As per DST rules
  • Tenure : The position is purely temporary, renewable after every six months and will continue until July, 2017 (the end of project) based on satisfactory performance.
  • Application Deadline: Application will be accepted till 10th September, 2015

The hard copy of the applications along with the copy of biodata, prior publication should reach to Dr. Nirala Ramchiary, Room No 229, School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi-110067, INDIA. Soft copy of the application will not be accepted.

Senior Research Fellow (SRF) - 01 Post

  • Project Sub-Title: Synthetic Genomics: Making sense out of 'junk' DNA
  • Qualifications:
    M.Sc in Bioinformatics, with minimum 2 year research experience, specialization in microRNA, molecular modelling, systems and/or Synthetic biology with publication in the relevant area would be desirable.
  • Investigator: Prof. Pawan Kumar Dhar
  • Fellowship: Rs. 14000+30% HRA p.m.

Postdoctoral Fellow (PDF) - 01 Post

  • Project Sub-Title: "Structure, function, and dynamics of biomolecules and Molecular engineering"
  • Essential Qualifications:
    PhD in Science(Bioinformatics/Computational Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, & Statistics), specialized in the area of Computational Biology/Structural Bioinformatics/ Quantum Chemistry/Molecular Dynamics & Simulation /Systems Biology , reflected by thesis topics and or publication of papers during PhD and/or Post doctoral experience.
  • Desirable Qualifications:
    Computational methods and designing experience in the field of Structure based or ligand based drug design, Chemoinformatics, Programming capabilities as required for developing tools in the computational & systems Biology.
  • Investigator: Prof. Indira Ghosh, SCIS
    Rs. 22, 000 + 30% HRA
  • (Note: Revised emoluments shall be payable if Educational Qualifications or Eligibility Criteria as per DST OM No. A.20020/11/97-IFD dated 31-03-2010 are met by the research personnel)

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Eligible candidates are invited for a walk-in-interview for recruitment of Teaching Assistant in the Department of Bioinformatics on 8.08.2015 at 10 A.M. in the Committee Hall, SVIMS, Tirupati. The candidates have to attend with all original certificates of qualification, experience on the date of interview. The engagement will be made purely on adhoc basis for a period of 6 months and it can be terminated at any time without notice or without assigning any reason thereof.  This is purely an adhoc appointment and the candidate will not have any right to claim permanent benefits of any kind.

Remuneration             Rs. 12000/- per month (consolidated)

M.Sc./M.Tech. Bioinformatics (preference will be given to the candidates with BINC / NET / GATE /Bioinformatics DBT-Traineeship / Studentship and\teaching experience)

Place of work  Department of Bioinformatics, SVIMS, Tirupati
No. of Position One     

Terms and conditions:

  1. Candidates are required to submit the Biodata, attested copies of relevant certificates in support of their age, educational qualification, experience etc., before the interview committee, SVIMS University, Tirupati.
  2. No TA / DA will be paid for attending the interview.
  3. Interim enquiries will not be entertained.
  4. The maximum age limit for Teaching Assistant is 34 years as on 8th August, 2015.
  5. The tenure of will be further extended subject to performance of the incumbent.

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