1. Research Assistant (x 2) Regulating Immunogenicity and Tolerogenicity through Cell Surface Glycosylation
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for two, 1-year, full-time Research Assistant positions with REMEDI and the Glycoscience Research Group. See flyer below for full details.
2. Marie Curie PhD positions (DECIDE)
Please see flyer below for details.
3. Postdoctoral position in invertebrate stem cell biology
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI), NUI Galway to study the molecular mechanisms of pluripotency and lineage commitment in stem cells of the cnidarian Hydractinia. This animal is an emerging stem cell model as it contains pluripotent cells life-long, can regenerate any lost body part, and is amenable to gene expression manipulation. Hydractinia enables performing stem cell experiments in both developmental and regenerative contexts that are difficult or impossible to perform in mammals.
The successful candidate will have a strong background in molecular biology/biochemistry, and be interested in developmental/cell biology. The position is initially for two years, but subject to satisfactory progress can be extended by additional three years.
For additional information call or email Dr. Uri Frank. To apply, email full CV, cover letter, and the names and contact info for 2 academic references. Starting date will be September 2012. The position is open until filled.
Relevant group publications
Duffy DJ, Millane RC, Frank U (2012). A heat shock protein and Wnt signaling crosstalk during axial patterning and stem cell proliferation. Dev Biol 362(2): 271-281.
Millane RC, Kanska J, Duffy DJ, Seoighe C, Cunningham S, Plickert G, Frank U (2011). Induced stem cell neoplasia in a cnidarian by ectopic expression of a POU domain transcription factor. Development 138(12): 2429-2439.
Duffy DJ, Plickert G, Kuenzel T, Tilmann W, Frank U (2010). Wnt
signaling promotes oral but suppresses aboral structures in Hydractinia
metamorphosis and regeneration. Development 137(18): 3057-3066.
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