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The Nakai lab in the Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Medicine in Portland (Oregon, USA) is seeking highly motivated and enthusiastic post-doctoral fellows or staff scientists to study AAV and develop novel AAV vectors for the central nervous system, eye, pancreatic islets, and liver-targeted gene therapy using small and large animals including nonhuman primates and innovative technologies. Successful candidates will join the lab of Professor Hiroyuki Nakai, M.D., Ph.D. and have a unique opportunity to conduct interdisciplinary collaborative research at OHSU and Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC).

The main research focuses of the Nakai lab are:

• AAV and other parvovirus vector biology - capsids, vector genomes and virus-host interactions

• AAV virology - assembly activating protein (AAP) and capsid assembly

• AAV antigen-antibody interactions

• Engineering of AAV and other parvoviruses to develop the next generation of gene delivery vectors

• Preclinical studies of gene therapy for the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) diseases, diabetes, inborn errors of metabolism, eye diseases, and hemophilia

• Development of a non-surgical method of sterilizing cats and dogs

The lab takes interdisciplinary approaches to solving these problems, utilizing both wet and dry lab techniques including the next generation sequencing (-seq approaches), mass spectrometry, bioinformatics, computer simulation, structural modeling, image reconstruction and registration as well as traditional molecular and cellular biology-based approaches. The lab also uses small and large animal models, including mice, cats, rabbits, pigs, monkeys and chimeric mice with human liver or pancreatic islets in collaboration with experts in each field. Successful candidates will join an interdisciplinary collaborative team and will be expected to lead several ongoing and new projects. They will also contribute to the training of graduate, undergraduate, and high school students, as well as research staff.

Required Qualifications:

• Doctoral degree in a relevant field

• Substantial knowledge and expertise in molecular biology

• Ability to perform multiple tasks and prioritize them

• Ability to organize and handle a large quantity of data

• Excellent creative thinking skills

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Strong enthusiasm for AAV and gene therapy research

Salary Range: $47,484+ Commensurate with experience

How to apply: Please send a cover letter and C.V. to Hiroyuki Nakai, M.D., Ph.D. (nakaih@ohsu.edu).

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation, contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

2017-06-05 2017-09-05

JAMSTEC is recruiting a total of 1 position as a Postdoctoral Researcher.

For further detail (JAMSTEC Website):
http://www.jamstec.go.jp/e/about/recruit/shigen_20170630_2.html

Closing Date:
June 30, 2017 (The application documents must arrive at JAMSTEC by this date.)

*If there are fewer applications than expected, the closing date may be extended.

Contact (application documents must be sent to this address):
Human Resources Division II, Human Resources Dept., JAMSTEC
2-15 Natsushima-cho, Yokosuka city, Kanagawa
237-0061 Japan
TEL: +81-46-867-9583 FAX: +81-46-867-9095
(E-mail: jinji2[at]jamstec.go.jp)

*Please replace [at] with @ when addressing e-mails.

*For inquiries by e-mail, please include “FY2017 (R&D) Center for Submarine Resources, Postdoctoral Researcher” in the title.

2017-05-17 2017-06-30

The Srinivasan Lab is seeking motivated applicants to conduct NIH/NHLBI funded research that will identify the molecular mechanisms of lymphatic vascular development. The lab uses mouse genetics, biochemical, cellular and molecular biology tools to dissect the roles of transcription factors and signaling molecules in vivo. Our long-term goal is to understand how defects in developmental pathways could lead to diseases such as lymphedema and valvular dysfunction.

We are also interested in understanding the comorbidities of lymphedema such as fibrosis.

Please check our recent publications:
Srinivasan et al (2011) Genes Dev. Oct 15;25(20):2187-97;
Srinivasan et al (2014) Genes Dev. Oct 1;28(19):2175-87;
Geng et al (2016) Dev Biol. (cover image) Jan 1;409(1):218-33;
Cha et al (2016) Genes Dev. (cover image) June 16; 30: 1-16.

OMRF is an independent, not-for-profit, biomedical research institute in Oklahoma City. OMRF has been selected as one of the best research institutions for post-docs from 2011 to 2013 in the USA by The Scientist journal. Oklahoma City metropolitan area offers affordable housing, excellent public schools and diverse entertainment opportunities.
Additional information about OMRF can be found at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation web site:
http://omrf.org

Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D., M.D., or Ph.D./M.D.,

Preferred Qualifications:
Background in Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Molecular Biology is a must. The ideal candidate will be a recent graduate, have a good record of publications, interested in Developmental Biology and Disease Modeling and posses excellent communication and laboratory skills.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please send a curriculum vitae and summary of research interests to: Sathish Srinivasan Ph.D., Assistant Member, Cardiovascular Biology Program, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation.
Email: Sathish-Srinivasan@omrf.org

2017-04-04 2017-07-04

 The RIKEN Hakubi* Fellows Program offers an opportunity for exceptionally promising young researchers. RIKEN Hakubi Fellows (hereinafter referred to as “Hakubi Fellows”) are group leaders with Principal Investigator status at RIKEN, and independently engage in ambitious research topics for a maximum of 7 years. Research proposals are accepted in all natural and mathematical sciences, including research in boundary areas involving the humanities and social sciences. Proposals intended to resolve urgent issues that humankind faces today are also welcome.
Several Hakubi Fellow positions are offered each year.
Joint applications by two researchers from different fields proposing a new direction of research are also welcome.

*What is “Hakubi”?—Hakubi is a proverb derived from classical Chinese literature.
There were five brothers in ancient China, all excellent, but the most brilliant one had white (haku) eyebrows (bi). RIKEN Hakubi Fellows Program seeks the best of the best young researchers in their respective fields.

Qualifications
Applicants should be talented young researchers who will be able to engage in research at RIKEN on a full-time basis with knowledge and ability to manage their research laboratories. A doctoral degree is not necessarily required for this position.

Research environment
In addition to his/her salary, a successful candidate will be allocated a research budget of 10 to 40 million yen per year depending on his/her research plan. The Hakubi Fellow is assigned laboratory space of about 150 square meters at one of RIKEN’s branches in Japan. The final details will be decided through discussions with the Hakubi Fellows Program Head.

Term of employment and salary
Employment starts on January, 2018 or later and the contract period is up to a total of 5 years. Upon evaluation the period is extended 2 years, for a maximum of 7 years.
The annual salary is approximately 10 million yen per year (tax included). In addition, commuting and housing allowances are provided according to the RIKEN rules.

Application and screening procedures
See our website for details: http://www.riken.jp/en/careers/hakubi/
The first stage of screening will be an evaluation of submitted documents. Successful applicants will then proceed to the second stage, the interview.

Deadline
Applications will be accepted by June 30, Friday, 2017.

Inquiry
RIKEN Hakubi Desk
Research Personnel Affairs Section, RIKEN
2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198 Japan
hakubi@riken.jp

2017-04-03 2017-06-30