Visegrád Group Society for Developmental Biology
Supporting excellence in Developmental Biology throughout Czech Republic, Hungary Poland and Slovakia
The Visegrád Group Society for Developmental Biology (V4SDB) maintains a jobs advertisement service for its members by which Developmental Biology groups wishing to advertise vacancies can make a post on the V4SDB pages using the portal below, that when approved will be visible on the relevant ‘Jobs’ pages of the society for 30 days, after which it will be automatically removed.
 
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  • 27.10.21 - Post-doc position in the group led by Dr Anna Ajduk in the Department of Embryology, Institute of Developmental Biology and Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw.
A post-doctoral position researching the biomechanical properties of the preimplantation stage trophectoderm (TE) as an indicator of embryo developmental quality and improved outcomes for human in vitro fertilisation (IVF). All details to be found here: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/698843a
  • 27.10.21 - Post-doctroal position at the Centre for Craniofacial Molecualr Biology, university of Southern California, U.S.A.
A postdoctoral position is available immediately in Professor Yang Chai's laboratory at the Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology (CCMB) at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. We are interested in the regulation of developmental patterning, organogenesis, stem cells and regenerative medicine. Our studies seek to define molecular mechanisms governing both normal and abnormal craniofacial development, providing scientific rationales for future therapeutic strategies to prevent and treat craniofacial birth defects, as well as stem cell-based craniofacial regenerative medicine. CCMB is located on the Health Sciences Campus of USC, which provides a vibrant, highly collaborative and interactive research environment. Postdocs will participate in weekly seminars with 100+ people who are interested in developmental biology and stem cells in tissue regeneration. There are ample cross-training opportunities in areas such as bioinformatics, biomedical engineering and translational medicine. Postdocs will also have opportunities to collaborate with experts nationally and internationally. The candidate must have a PhD and be experienced with molecular and developmental biology. Our research projects are supported by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, NIH. For details, please visit http://chailab.usc.edu/. To apply, please send C.V. and three letters of recommendation to Yang Chai (c/o Ms. Linda Hattemer at lhatteme@usc.edu and ychai@usc.edu). EOE/AA
  • 14.06.21 - Ph.D. studentship - Limb Disorders (Medical University Lublin)
Our laboratory focuses on studies of tissue specification, organogenesis and patterning. One of our current research interests are molecular basis of human skeletal hereditary malformations. To unravel these mechanisms, we use two experimental strategies. One is based on the developing vertebrate limb in chick or mouse model organism. The second one focuses on identification of pathways involved in skeletogenesis using zebrafish.
A PhD student position is currently available in our group located at the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department of the Medical Faculty, Medical University Lublin (https://dbmb.umlub.pl/en/node/11/ ) to study regulation of genes responsible for limb development and malformations. Specifically, in this project we will identify hereditary mutations responsible for human skeletal defects (including but not limited to clubfoot), isolate the responsible genes and carry out functional studies.
To accomplish our goal, we will use technologies such as targeted chromatin capture followed by next generation sequencing and enhancer hunt using developing chick and zebrafish based experimental models. We will also carry out, when appropriate, gene manipulation in zebrafish to understand better the physiological consequences of identified mutations.
The project is partially financed by the National Science Center, Poland. Successful candidate will be involved in genetic and functional studies aiming at the unraveling of the genotype/phenotype correlation.
We expect from the candidates

a) Master degree in life sciences, preferentially in biological sciences obtained prior to 31st July 2021
b) Good practical and theoretical knowledge of molecular biology and genetics, tissue culture skills
c) Interest in mechanisms of human diseases and molecular embryology
d) Fluency (written and spoken) in English
e) Willingness to travel abroad to do some of the experimental work in another lab
We offer
i) 
A scholarship according to the National Science Center scale for PhD students- approximately 4300 PLN per month for 4 years
ii) Dynamic working environment at the Medical University in Lublin in newly refurbished laboratory spaces
iii) The vibrant city of Lublin (city in East Poland) with its many cultural and sport activities
Iv) http://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Lublin and http://www.lubelskie.pl/index.php?pid=2219
Application procedure (The application procedure is FULLY electronic)
The candidate is expected to provide the following documents (ALL OF THEM IN ENGLISH):
1) A motivation letter (not more than one page)
2) CV
3) List of subjects and exam grades from the TWO LAST years of studies
4) A digital copy of Master Thesis
5) Names, email addresses and telephone numbers of TWO referees (including the Master Thesis advisor.
All the information, as ONE PDF file (the maximum file size not exceeding  15Mb), should be emailed to Agnieszka Styczyńska agnieszkastyczynska@umlub.pl
The closing date of the application is 30th of June, 2021 but you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible
Selected candidates will be invited for an interview. The interview will be conducted in English.
The positions are available from October 1st 2020 but may start, with the mutual consent, at another date.
  • 14.06.21 - Ph.D. studentship - Craniofacial Development  (Medical University Lublin)
Our laboratory focuses on studies of tissue specification, organogenesis and patterning. One of our current research interests are molecular basis of human skeletal hereditary malformations. To unravel these mechanisms, we use two experimental strategies. One is based on the developing vertebrate limb in chick or mouse model organism. The second one focuses on identification of pathways involved in skeletogenesis using zebrafish.
A PhD student position is currently available in our group located at the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department of the Medical Faculty, Medical University Lublin (https://dbmb.umlub.pl/en/node/11/ ) to study regulation of genes responsible for craniofacial development and malformations. Specifically, in this project we will identify hereditary mutations responsible for human skeletal defects, isolate the responsible genes and carry out functional studies.
To accomplish our goal, we will use technologies such as targeted chromatin capture followed by next generation sequencing and enhancer hunt using developing chick and zebrafish based experimental models. We will also carry out, when appropriate, gene manipulation in zebrafish to understand better the physiological consequences of identified mutations.
The project is partially financed by the National Science Center, Poland. Successful candidate will be involved in genetic and functional studies aiming at the unraveling of the genotype/phenotype correlation.
We expect from the candidates
a) Master degree in life sciences, preferentially in biological sciences obtained prior to 31st July 2021
b) Good practical and theoretical knowledge of molecular biology and genetics, tissue culture skills
c) Interest in mechanisms of human diseases and molecular embryology
d) Fluency (written and spoken) in English
e) Willingness to travel abroad for both short- and long-term stays including international conferences and training in our collaborating laboratories  

We offer 
i) A scholarship according to the National Science Center scale for PhD students- approximately 4300 PLN per month for 4 years
ii) Dynamic working environment at the Medical University in Lublin in newly refurbished laboratory spaces
iii) The vibrant city of Lublin (city in East Poland) with its many cultural and sport activities
iv) http://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Lublin and http://www.lubelskie.pl/index.php?pid=2219  
Application procedure (The application procedure is FULLY electronic)
The candidate is expected to provide the following documents (ALL OF THEM IN ENGLISH)
1) A motivation letter (not more than one page)
2) CV
3) List of subjects and exam grades from the TWO LAST years of studies
4) A digital copy of Master Thesis
5) Names, email addresses and telephone numbers of TWO referees (including the Master Thesis advisor.
All the information, as ONE PDF file (the maximum file size not exceeding 15Mb), should be emailed to Agnieszka Styczyńska agnieszkastyczynska@umlub.pl
The closing date of the application is 30th of June, 2021 but you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible
Selected candidates will be invited for an interview. The interview will be conducted in English.
The positions are available from October 1st 2020 but may start, with the mutual consent, at another date.
  • 04.01.20 - Postdoc Position in Evolutionary Developmental Biology
The research group Evolutionary Developmental Biology at Ghent University has funding for a full-time Postdoc position available in the frame of a collaborative project with the Ghent University Hospital. The project analyses zebrafish mutants that mimic human skeletal diseases. The task is to phenotype the skeleton in these mutants in detail at the morphological, and at the (sub)cellular level, with all available modern techniques. We are looking for a candidate with a solid background in vertebrate skeletal morphology and with good publication skills. The funding scheme requires that the candidate has not obtained a PhD degree in Belgium, and has not spent more than 24 months in Belgium for work or study in the last three years. The position is to be filled as soon as possible; funding is available until the end of 2022.

The Evolutionary Developmental Biology lab at Ghent University studies the development and evolution of skeletal tissues, particularly bones, teeth, and cartilage. Applied research projects relate to biomedical research and to aquaculture. The lab crew is international and communicates in English. Ghent is a pretty city with the University located inside the city. Ghent has large international community of students and researchers. The successful applicant will be based in the Biology Department, Faculty of Sciences, and in the Department of Biomolecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University.

Applicants should send a short motivation letter, a short Curriculum Vitae, a summary of past and present research achievements, and the name and contact information of at least one reference person by email to

Prof. Dr. Ann Huysseune
Biology Department, Ghent University
K.L. Ledeganckstraat 35
B-9000 Gent, Belgium

E-mail: Ann.Huysseune@UGent.be
Tel. +32 9 264 52 29

Our UGent page is a little outdated, more recent information about the host lab can be
found here: eckhardwitten.com/fish-skeletal-biology/

See also V4SDB Facebook pages - here
  • 20.08.20 - Ph.D.and Master's studentships in craniofacial development
Laboratory of Dr. Marketa Kaucka-Petersen (kaucka@evolbio.mpg.de) offers Ph.D. and Master's studentships at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany) - group website: https://www.evolbio.mpg.de/CraniofacialBiology (link to Ph.D. project offer at foot of page).

Details (as advertised on the V4SDB facebook pages - including useful links/URLs)

Masters projects on offer x2 (https://www.facebook.com/V4SDB/photos/a.160107258106912/741681079949524/)
Ph.D. project on offer x1 (https://www.facebook.com/V4SDB/photos/a.160107258106912/741702016614097/)

Contact: Dr. Martketa Kaucka-Petersen - kaucka@evolbio.mpg.de
  • 13.07.20 - Postdoc position and Ph.D. studentships in limb & craniofacial development
Laboratories/ research groups of Prof. Przemko Tylzanowski (przemko@kuleuven.be) offers x1 post-doc position (KU - Leuven, Belgium) and x2 Ph.D studentships (University of Lublin, Poland) in his research groups on limb and craniofacial development - see attachments.

Details and URLs

Post-doctoral position: 
https://gbiomed.kuleuven.be/english/research/50000640/sberc/developmental-and-stem-cell-biology/index.html 

PhD. Studentships:
https://dbmb.umlub.pl/en/node/11/

See also the Facebook pages (here) of the V4SDB for more detailed descriptions: 

Contact Prof. Przemko Tylzanowski (przemko@kuleuven.be)