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Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York

A postdoctoral position for an outstanding and highly motivated candidate is available in the Jenny lab in the Department of Developmental and Molecular Biology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. One of our laboratory’s focuses is the characterization of the regulation and physiological roles of Endosomal Microautophagy (eMI). eMI is a form of autophagy selective  for  soluble,  KFERQ-motif  containing  substrates,  for  which  we  recently  have developed a genetic system (Mukherjee et al., Autophagy, 2016). More information can be found at

Recent PhD graduates are preferred. Qualified individuals must have strong laboratory expertise in Drosophila genetics or the fields of Wnt signaling or autophagy and first author publications in peer-reviewed journals. Ability to work independently, demonstrated creativity and very high motivation are expected. Applicants should send a CV and a description of research interests and experience, clearly stating why they wish to join the Jenny laboratory, together with the contact information for three references to

The candidate’s research will benefit from a lively and friendly atmosphere and a strong tradition of collaboration within the College. Albert Einstein College of Medicine is situated in the Bronx, one of the five boroughs of New York City and offers ready access to the cultural and recreational opportunities in Manhattan and the greater New York area.

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Andreas Jenny, PhD Associate Professor Departments of

Developmental and Molecular Biology

Department of Genetics

Jack & Pearl Resnick Campus

1300 Morris Park Ave., Bronx, NY 10461

Phone: +1 718 430 4183



The Laboratory for Cell Death Research & Therapy (CDRT), at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium
Seeks 2 highly motivated Post-doctoral fellows
Positions are available starting January-February, 2017
Research Topics:
– Membrane Contact Sites during ER Stress (project 1)
– Role of autophagy in melanoma-driven lymphangiogenesis (project 2)
The CDRT lab, headed by Prof. Patrizia Agostinis, has 2 position available for a highly motivated postdoctoral scientists to further our research in 1) the biology of inter-organellar communication and membrane contact sites (MCSs) during ER stress and 2) role of autophagy and melanoma-driven lymphangiogenesis.
• You hold a Ph.D. in Cell/Molecular Biology or equivalent related fields, with focus on ER stress/UPR or autophagy signaling obtained from a non-Belgian University
• Project 1: You feel comfortable with high-end fluorescent microscopy analysis or have past experience with imaging techniques and have demonstrated skills in ER biology and calcium signaling
• Project 2: You have demonstrated skills in the analysis of tumor-stroma interactions with focus on (lymph)angiogenesis
• You are a team player with good oral and written communication skills
We offer:
• At least a 3 years post-doctoral contract
• Access to state-of-the-art infrastructures
• A stimulating, international research environment in a world-class academic laboratory
How to apply?
Please send your full CV, including a list of your published papers /major accomplishments to

Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Faculty of Medicine
Campus Gasthuisberg
Herestraat 49, bus 901
E-mail: patrizia.agostinis@


Postdoctoral Researcher in autophagy/cell fate reprogramming

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Karolinska Institutet, Department of Oncology-Pathology, Forskargrupp Joseph

At the Department of Oncology-Pathology basic, translational and clinical research and educational activities related to cancer is carried out. Approximately 300 people from over 40 nations are currently working at the department. 37 research groups with various cancer research profiles are involved and we have around 120 PhD students. The Department of Oncology-Pathology is responsible for undergraduate courses in Pathology, Oncology and Forensic Medicine for medical students, as well as for Tumor biology courses for biomedicine students and Pathology courses for opticians.

Research group
Our research team is interested in the molecular signaling, which regulates the decision between life and death at the cellular level and how its deregulation is implicated in human diseases. The research group is led by Bertrand Joseph, and located at the Karolinska Institutet Solna Campus. For more information please visit the link:

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist with interest and expertise in autophagy and/or cell fate reprogramming to work on a project focused on the role of autophagy on cell fate reprogramming.

Applications are welcome from scientists with experience in the fields of autophagy, cell fate reprogramming and transcription/epigenetics. Expertise in the above mentioned field(s) will be considered as strong advantage. Candidates should have an excellent track record and experience with standard molecular and cell biology techniques. We are searching for an experienced postdoc who can work independently and develop his/her own ideas and visions. Candidates should be highly motivated, creative, and have strong communication skills. The ability to express oneself in speech and writing in English at a high level and interact effectively and work productively in a team will be considered important. Emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.

Entry requirements
Scholarships for carrying out postdoctoral research may be granted to persons living in other countries who come to Sweden with the intention of only staying in Sweden for all or part of their postdoctoral education at KI. Persons who are resident in Sweden and/or have carried out all or part of their academic education at KI or some other educational institution in Sweden cannot be considered for scholarships from KI.
Application process
An application must contain the following documents in English:

1. Curriculum vitae, including date of thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academid title, current positions, academic distinctions and comittee work
2. A complete list of publications
3. Contact information of two refences, recomendation letters are also welcome
4. A brief letter of motivation (no more than one page)
5. A summary of current work (no more than one page)
6. Verifications for crediting of illness, military service, work for labour unions or student organisations, parental leave or similar circumstances
7. Verification from the thesis defence committee or the equivalent (only if the thesis defence is scheduled within three months after the application deadline)
The application is to be submitted through the MyNetwork recruitment system.

A PhD Fellowship in ribosome dynamics in the Lund Group at BRIC, University of Copenhagen
While the ribosome was formerly regarded as a constitutive translational machine, a growing body of evidence now suggests that ribosomes are highly dynamic and can promote selective translation of particular mRNAs in different cellular contexts. We are looking for an excellent PhD candidate who will investigate mechanisms governing ribosomal turnover in mammalian cells and asses their impact on global translation.

The group and our research
The Lund group is an international and dynamic research group comprising several postdocs, PhD students and Masters students. Research in the Lund group currently has several focuses including the mechanisms of translational control and the function, regulation and modification of various classes of non-coding RNAs in human disease. Additional interests include the cellular processes of autophagy and oncogene-induced senescence.

Project/ The research project(s)
The successful candidate will investigate the mechanisms of ribosomal turnover by autophagy in mammalian cells and assess the implications of this process on global translation.

Start: Preferably 1 September 2016 or after agreement.
Duration: 3 years as a PhD

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic candidate with the following qualifications:

* A Master of Science in molecular biology, human biology, biochemistry or similar
* Experience in general molecular biology techniques including mammalian cell culture, transfections, RNA and protein purifications, cloning, western and northern blotting and qRT-PCR
* Basic bioinformatics skills is an advantage
* Knowledge about autophagy and translation is an advantage
* Excellent written and oral communication skills in English

To be considered for the position as PhD fellow, it is a condition, that your Master of Science degree is considered to be equivalent to a Danish Master of Science (

For further information regarding the position, please contact Professor Anders Lund,

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