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University of British Columbia Murphy lab: PDF and Graduate students wanted, automated in vivo imaging and optogenetics in mouse cortex.
The Murphy lab at the University of British Columbia is looking for both graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to join a dynamic research team focused on the function of mouse cortex in both normal brain as well as models of stroke and neuropsychiatric disorders.

Applicants should have experience in quantitative methods and computer programming and/or behavioral neuroscience. Software systems include both data acquisition and analysis using Python or/and Matlab. Current projects evolve around automated brain imaging using mouse home cages The lab has a fully equipped maker space with a 3D printer and electronics and other hardware fabrication facilities. Future work includes integration of behavioral tasks, including go-, no-go- and fine motor control with automated brain imaging and optogenetic stimulation or inhibition. Projects are focused around two major disease areas, which include stroke and mouse models of neuropsychiatric disorders. The laboratory is part of the UBC Centre for Brain Health and the Graduate program in Neuroscience. These entities form a vibrant research community. Applicants are encouraged to apply directly to Tim Murphy and after an initial application are expected to include 3 letters of reference plus an undergraduate and graduate transcript. Salary and stipends are consistent with Canadian granting standards.

Please write:
Tim Murphy, PhD Professor
Kinsmen Lab, Dept. of Psychiatry
University of British Columbia
2255 Wesbrook Mall
Detwiller Pavilion Rm. 4N1
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z3

2017-09-08 2017-12-08

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to join the group of Dr. Fabio Demontis. The lab is located in the division of developmental biology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. We use Drosophila and mice to decipher the conserved mechanisms of skeletal muscle aging and proteostasis and how muscle-derived signals (myokines) affect lifespan and the progression of age-related diseases in other tissues.

For examples of the studies we do, please have a look at: Cell 2010 Nov 24;143(5): 813-25; Cell Reports 2014 Jun 12;7(5):1481-94; Genes Dev. 2015 Dec 1;29(23):2475-89; Annu Rev Physiol. 2016 Feb 10;78:85-107; Cell Metabolism 2012 Jul 3;16(1):97-103; Development 2009 Mar;136(6): 983-93).

In addition to a Ph.D., the candidate should have expertise in molecular, biochemical and/or cell biological techniques. Training in Drosophila genetics or aging is not required. The strongest candidate will have demonstrated success in conducting original research as evidenced by peer-reviewed first-author publications.

Candidate should have the ability to work independently as well as in collaborative research efforts, and have a strong desire to make a major contribution to the field of aging. The fellow will benefit from the outstanding research facilities, the highly collaborative St. Jude community, and the competitive salary and career support.

Interested applicants should send their CV, a cover letter describing research experience and interests, and names and addresses of three references to:

St. Jude is an equal opportunity employer.

2017-08-24 2017-11-24

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University invites applications for at least 2 new faculty positions as part of its planned expansion.

[Targeted areas]
All areas of cell biology, including cellular signaling, structural biology, stem cell biology, developmental biology, immunology, neurobiology, and the biology of cancer and other disease states at the cellular and molecular levels. Applications from strong candidates in other fields may be considered.


[Application Deadline]
October 15, 2017

[How to Apply]
Please apply through our website:

Please email OIST Faculty Recruiting Team ( in English.

[About OIST]

2017-08-24 2017-10-15

The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST; see is a dynamic new graduate university of science and technology in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. The university is located on 85 hectares of protected forestland overlooking beautiful shoreline and coral reefs. The campus is striking architecturally, and the facilities are outstanding (OIST campus video tour). There are no academic departments, which facilitates multidisciplinary research. Outstanding resources and equipment are provided and managed to encourage easy access and collaboration. English is the official language of the University, and the university research community is fully international, with more than 50 countries represented. OIST is rapidly gaining recognition in the worldwide academic community as a model for excellence in education and research.

Position summary:
Management of care and husbandry in OIST animal facilities.

Animal Care Staff, Animal Resources Section

Working Location:
1919-1 Tancha, Onna-son, Okinawa, Japan 904-0495


1. Management of animal care and husbandry in animal facilities corroborating with outsourcing staff

2. Quarantine: Introduction of SPF mice (Implantation of fertilized embryo)

3. Adequate and effective management of requests from researcher

4. Management of number of animals purchased, breed and used in animal facilities



1. Bachelor of Biology or Biology related field

2. Management experience of animal facilities (Rodent)

3. Experience of fertilized embryo implantation

4. English communication skill with business level


1. Ph.D or Veterinarian

2. Experience of Genome Editing

Full-time, fixed term appointment for 2 years. Contract initially with 3 month probationary period (inclusive). This contract may be renewed.

Working hours:
9:00-17:30 (Discretionary)

In accordance with the OIST Employee Compensation Regulations
Annual salary: 5.0 million ~ 8.7 million yen (Job class: Research Support Specialist I, RS2)


- Relocation, housing and commuting allowances

- Annual paid leave and summer holidays

- Health insurance (Private School Mutual Aid ), welfare pension insurance (kousei-nenkin), worker’s accident compensation insurance (roudousha-saigai-hoshou-hoken)

Submission Documents:

- Cover letter in both English and Japanese

- Curriculum vitae in both English and Japanese

- Names and contact information of 3~5 referees, one of which should be a previous employer

* Please be sure to indicate where you first saw the job advertisement.

Starting Date:
As early as possible

Application Due Date:
Applications deadline will continue until the position is filled.

Application Address:
Please submit all required application materials by email to:
(Please replace # with @ before using this email address)

Or send documents via post mail to:
Recruiting Team, HR Management Section
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
1919-1, Tancha, Onna-son, Okinawa 904-0495, Japan

* OIST Graduate University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, students and staff. The University strongly encourages women and minority candidates to apply.

* Information provided by applicants or references will be kept confidential, documents will not be returned. All applicants will be notified regarding the status of their applications.

* Please view our policy for rules on external professional activities (

* Further details about the University can be viewed on our website (

2017-07-28 2017-10-28

The Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI) at the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) is soliciting applications for a new senior level faculty member pursuing original research and actively engaging in interdisciplinary discussions and synergistic collaborations on the origins of planets and life.

1. Title: Principal Investigator (Professor or Associate Professor)

2. Number of Openings: 1

3. Subject Area: Study of the early Earth and study of the origin of life

4. Qualifications: Please refer to our website.

5. Form of Employment: Full-time (tenured or non-tenured)

6. Term:

1) Tenured position: retirement age system.

2) Non-tenured position: term of five years. During the term, a tenure assessment will be conducted, and the successful candidate's employment may not have a fixed term.

In either case, appointment does not extend beyond the end of the academic year in which he or she attains the retirement age (65).

7. Starting Date: April 1st, 2018, or earliest possible date thereafter

8. Salary: Annual salary system. The salary will be determined in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations of the National University Corporation Tokyo Institute of Technology.

9. Place of Work:
Earth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology
2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8550, Japan

10. Application materials and procedure: Please refer to our website.

11. Application closing date: October 31st, 2017

12. Contact information: Please refer to our website.

13. Notes: Tokyo Institute of Technology provides equal opportunities to all qualified applicants in all scientific research fields regardless of nationality, gender, religion, or any other characteristic protected by law.

2017-07-26 2017-10-31