Various PhD Positions by European Union Horizon 2020 Programme

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Various PhD Positions by European Union Horizon 2020 Programme

Designation/Position-  Various PhD Positions

European Union Horizon 2020 Programme invites application for Various PhD Positions from eligible and interested candidates

Position 1:

About- NEUcrest is a four-year project, funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 Programme. The neural crest is an essential stem cell population of the vertebrate embryos. The project focuses on integrating academic, clinical and industrial research for a better understanding of neural crest development and neural crest related diseases. The NEUcrest network comprises 20 partners in academia, industry and hospitals from seven European countries. We are offering the following Marie Sktodowska-Curie Ph.D Fellowships in Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology: Various PhD Positions

ESR5 – Modelling Neurocristopathies in Xenopus, mechanisms and drug screening ( supervised by Grant Wheeler (University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK)

Research/Job Area –Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology

Location-  University of East Anglia,United Kingdom, NorwichNR47TJ

Eligibility/Qualification–

1) First degree or Masters in Biological Sciences, Cell Biology, Genetics  and Molecular Biology.

2) Mobility requirement: EU applicants are eligible  to apply to all positions, non-EU applicants are eligible only to the position based in Israel.

Applicants must not have been based in the country of  desired Ph.D. position for more than 12 months in the last 3 years prior  to recruitment.

The standard minimum entry requirement is 2:1

Job/Position Description-

1) determine a temporal and spatial map of the development of the adrenal gland during Xenopus embryogenesis including how the NC contributes to its development.

2) generate novel assays for gene discovery and function of diseases associated with the adrenal gland. Potential syndromes to look at include Allgrove syndrome and Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome. Assays will include gene knockdown by morpholino or CRISPR/Cas9 and measurement of adrenaline and noradrenaline levels.

3) carry out a small molecule enhancer/suppressor screen on an adrenal gland Xenopus model line generated by the student.

The student will gain skills in molecular biology, embryology, in vivo biology and chemical biology. In addition, training for transferrable

Please note: Following the UK’s departure from the European Union on 31 January 2020, the UK will remain a full participant in Horizon 2020 and the funding for this project will not be impacted.scienceskills, such as outreach and industrial management, are deeply embedded in the ITN programme.Tuition fees are covered for UK/EU rate only (£4,327 2019/20 rate).

How to Apply- Applications, in English, should include a detailed CV, certificates of examination grades (bachelor and master), a motivation letter describing your career goals, skills and experience, as well as two letters of recommendation or the contacts of two reference persons. Please send applications by e-mail (in word or pdf only) to Dr Wheeler ([email protected] ). Various PhD Positions

Please entitle the email as follows: “ITN_NEUcrest_ESR5-your name” in the subject line of email application.

For Contact- [email protected] and [email protected]

Last Date for Apply– 21/03/2020

UC Doctoral Scholarship at University of Canterbury, New Zealand

SOAS Research Studentships for MPhil/PhD Programme at London, UK

Position 2:

About- NEUcrest is a four-year project, funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 Programme. The neural crest is an essential stem cell population of the vertebrate embryos. The project focuses on integrating academic, clinical and industrial research for a better understanding of neural crest development and neural crest related diseases. The NEUcrest network comprises 20 partners in academia, industry and hospitals from seven European countries. We are offering the following Marie Sktodowska-Curie Ph.D Fellowships in Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology:

ESR 6 project – miRNA regulation of neural crest development ( supervised by Grant Wheeler,University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK)

Research/Job Area –Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology

Location- University of East Anglia,United KingdomNorwichNR47TJ

Eligibility/Qualification–

1) First degree or Masters in Biological Sciences, Cell Biology, Genetics  and Molecular Biology. 

The standard minimum entry requirement is 2:12) Mobility requirement: EU applicants are eligible  to apply to all positions, non-EU applicants are eligible only to the position based in Israel. Applicants must not have been based in the country of  desired Ph.D. position for more than 12 months in the last 3 years prior  to recruitment.

Job/Position Description-  

MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short, non-coding RNAs around 22 nucleotides  in length that inhibit gene expression by translational repression or by  causing degradation of target mRNAs. Some genes associated with miRNA  production are deleted in neurocristopathies (e.g. DGCR8 in DiGeorge  Syndrome).

Research group have identified two microRNAs (miR-196a and miR-219) expressed in  the early neural crest. Our preliminary studies show that knockdown of  either miRNA in the model organism Xenopus tropicalis (African clawed  frog) causes a loss of neural crest tissue and are therefore predicted  to target genes involved in NC specification.
In the ‘NEUcrest’ project, the student will:

1. identify potential targets of miR-196a and 219,
2. validate possible targets using cell-based luciferase assays
3. knockout target sites in specific genes by CRISPR/Cas9 and  determine where miR-196a and 219 act in the gene regulatory network for  NC development.
The student will gain skills in molecular biology, embryology, in  vivo biology and chemical biology. In addition, training for  transferable science skills in outreach and industrial management, are  deeply embedded in the ITN programme.

Please note: Following the UK’s departure from the European Union on 31 January 2020, the UK will remain a full participant in Horizon 2020 and the funding for this project will not be impacted.scienceskills, such as outreach and industrial management, are deeply embedded in the ITN programme.Tuition fees are covered for UK/EU rate only (£4,327 2019/20 rate).

How to Apply- Applications, in English, should include a detailed CV, certificates of examination grades (bachelor and master), a motivation letter describing your career goals, skills and experience, as well as two letters of recommendation or the contacts of two reference persons. Please send applications by e-mail (in word or pdf only) to Dr Wheeler ([email protected] ). Please entitle the email as follows: “ITN_NEUcrest_ESR6-your name” in the subject line of email application.

For Contact- [email protected] and [email protected]

Last Date for Apply– 21/03/2020

Position 3:

About- NEUcrest is a four-year project, funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 Programme. The neural crest is an essential stem cell population of the vertebrate embryos. The project focuses on integrating academic, clinical and industrial research for a better understanding of neural crest development and neural crest related diseases. The NEUcrest network comprises 20 partners in academia, industry and hospitals from seven European countries. We are offering the following Marie Sktodowska-Curie Ph.D Fellowships in Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology:

ESR 13 project – Tissue environment and melanocyte differentiation: role of the adipocytes (supervised by Carmit Levy (Tel Aviv University, Israel)

Research/Job Area –Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology

Location-  Tel Aviv University, Israel, Tel-Aviv   

Eligibility/Qualification–

The candidate must have:

– a Master degree in molecular biology awarded at the start of the Ph. D. position;

– Less than 4 years’ full time equivalent research experience and not yet been awarded a doctoral degree;

– Resided less than 12 months in Israel in the 3 years prior to selection

No restriction on the nationality of the applicants is applied.

Job/Position Description-  

The current Ph.D. research project aims at establishing the network of interaction between various neighbouring cells and melanocyte starting at early neural crest developmental stage, and to determine whether UVB radiation at any developmental stage will affect the cell-cell interaction and phenotype. It will also include investigation of whether an early developmental interaction between melanocyte and neighbouring cells may affect later melanoma formation. It will rely on generation of in-vivo and in-vitro systems for dissecting the molecular crosstalk between melanocyte and neighboring cells, including the focused on singling as Notch, WNT5a, WNT31 and TGFb, based on our published and unpublished knowledge. The genetic network controlling interactions between adipocyte/melanocyte will identify novel disease genes. Network understanding will identify novel therapeutic targets in prevention of melanoma formation starting at early developmental stages.

The successful candidate will be mentored by Prof. Carmit levy, a leading research in the melanoma field. He/she will be integrated in Levy’s lab.How to Apply-Applications, in English, should include a detailed CV, certificates of  examination grades (bachelor and master), a motivation letter describing  your career goals, skills and experience, as well as two letters of  recommendation. Please send applications by e-mail (in word or pdf only)  to Professor Carmit Levy ([email protected] ).

Please entitle the email as follows: “ITN_NEUcrest_ESR13-your name” in the subject line of email application.

For Contact- [email protected] and [email protected]

Last Date for Apply– 21/03/2020

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