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The Facility performs a fundamental role at the heart of the Unit's research providing expertise in experimentation and processing on a broad range of samples for molecular and cellular toxicology.

As the Unit's EM Research Specialist you will be responsible for providing high quality imaging for the Toxicology Unit's scientific programmes. This includes initial research consultation, sample preparation, image acquisition and data processing for scientists and students. You will work on several of the Unit's EM research projects involving large-volume SEM and 3D-TEM, providing specialist technical support in order to develop the translation of basic research into clinically and public health-relevant outcomes.

You will have a degree in a scientific discipline, preferably with a PhD. Experience in the following is essential, but are not limited to:

  • Light and electron microscopy including maintenance, preparatory expertise and screening, data collection, refinement and immuno-gold labelling
  • Operation of large-volume Scanning EM (SEM) as well as conventional SEM
  • Image processing techniques for 3D reconstruction

You will also be an excellent communicator and team player, with the ability to manage a laboratory including health and safety, purchasing and equipment maintenance.

The Medical Research Council Toxicology Unit is an internationally renowned institution focussed on the delivery of field-changing mechanistic insights into toxicology and disease. The Unit will be moving into the newly refurbished Gleeson building, Tennis Court Road, Cambridge from November 2020.

This is an open-ended position funded by the MRC.

2020-09-23 2020-10-19

The Iwase & Seo laboratories at the University of Michigan are seeking a jointly-appointed postdoctoral fellow to investigate how metals, such as iron and manganese, work with chromatin to ensure normal brain development and function using biochemistry, mouse, and cell culture models.
Iwase laboratory:
Seo laboratory:

This position is funded by NIH, and the salary range will be $52,000 ~ $60,000 per year, plus a competitive benefits package. The appointment of this position is at least 1 year and the appointment will be renewed in yearly basis. The University of Michigan is a largest biomedical research enterprise located in Ann Arbor, one of the safest and most educated cities of the United States.

We are looking for highly-motivated individual who meets the qualification below.

• Ph.D. in biomedical sciences or related disciplines.

• Expertise in biochemistry and cell biology is essential.

• Experiences in mouse genetics are recommended, but not required.

• Recent PhD with at least one first-authored publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

Qualified candidates are invited to send the following materials to siwase[at] or youngseo[at]

• Cover letter outlining current research efforts and motivation to apply for this position.

• Curriculum vitae.

2020-09-15 2020-12-15

Professor Anindya Dutta at the University of Virginia is looking for talented postdoctoral fellows interested in working on genome instability in mammalian cancer cells. Recent representative papers are: Science Advances. 2020, PMC7228742; Nucleic Acids Research. 2019, PMC6511871; Molecular Cell, 2018, PMC6294304; Molecular Cell, 2017, PMC5743198; Elife. 2016; PMC5245961. Nature Communications. 2015, PMC4525285.

Details of the laboratory can be found at:

Background and setting: University of Virginia is a top-rated University on the East Coast of the United States and situated in Charlottesville, a beautiful college town that is 2 hours from Washington DC at the foothills of the lovely Shenandoah Mountains. The cost of living is significantly cheaper and living conditions are very comfortable and stress-free compared to that in the big cities of the United States.

Term: One year beginning any time between October 2020 and April 2021. The appointment is renewable on a yearly basis subject to satisfactory performance for up to 5 years.

Applicant eligibility: The applicant should be a recent Ph.D. graduate in the biological sciences with at least one first-author paper in a well-recognized journal like the Journal of Biological Chemistry and motivated to make new discoveries to pursue a career in science.

To apply: Interested applicants should send CV, cover letter and names of 3 references to ad8q[at]

2020-08-06 2020-11-06