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Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile (January 10, 2017)

The Cellular and Molecular Physiology Laboratory (CMPL) at the Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile is seeking applicants for a Research Assistant Postgraduate position. The initial appointment will be for a period of 12 months with the possibility of extending for another 12 months. It is also possible that in October 2018 she/he may be able to apply for a Ph.D. studentship (Medical Sciences or Biological Sciences – Physiology) to continue for a further four (4) years. Applicants must hold a first degree in medicine, biological sciences or related areas with desired experience in selected fields. Applicants will be interviewed by video conference and the position is expected to start March 1, 2018.

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (December 15, 2017)

Applications are invited from outstanding, driven individuals for a post-doctoral position at the Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center focused on developmental programming of obesity. The position is within the Metabolic Programming Lab at the ACNC and the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Ongoing projects are aimed at understanding the role of placental mechanisms in long-term consequences to maternal obesity using both clinical samples and animal models.

A recent PhD with training in fields of physiology, reproduction, or nutrition is preferred. Candidates will participate in the design and implementation of studies, analyses and communication of research findings. Fluency in English and demonstrated ability to write scientifically is a must. Working knowledge in molecular biology is a requisite. This position provides a rich environment to learn novel methodologies in a collaborative fashion. Compensation is negotiable based on experience. Please send a copy of your CV and names of three professional references to Kartik Shankar (

Purdue University (November 21, 2017)

A tenure-track faculty position (assistant professor) in placental biology with emphasis in research (primary) and teaching (secondary) is available at Purdue University. The successful candidate will develop a nationally recognized research program in the area of placental biology that addresses biological questions that pertain to agriculture, basic biology, and/or human health using mammalian systems. Individuals that incorporate domestic animal models as well as cellular, molecular, and functional genomic approaches to investigate areas including, but not limited to, fetal development, epigenetics, and/or fetal programming are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain an energetic, well-funded research program; engage in interdisciplinary and collaborative research; teach undergraduate and graduate level courses; and advise undergraduate and graduate students.

University of Ottowa (November 7, 2017)

A Postdoctoral position is available for a Molecular Biologist or Biochemist with research experience related to maternal-fetal health A postdoctoral position is currently available in the laboratory of Dr. Shannon Bainbridge, within the Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences and the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of Ottawa (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada). The Placenta Lab takes an interdisciplinary approach to identify the mechanisms that underlie abnormal placental development and function, and translates these findings into clinically useful tools aimed at improving pregnancy outcome. We are currently looking for a highly motivated and dedicated individual who has a solid research track record in the fields of molecular biology and/or biochemistry. Individuals with experience handling large scale -Omics datasets and bioinformatics analysis and/or previous research experience related to maternal-fetal-placental health would be given preference. The position is available immediately. For more information, click here.

Magee-Womens Research Institute and the University of Pittsburgh (September 6, 2017)

“Go Red” Multi-Disciplinary Research Fellowship in Women’s Cardiovascular Health.  Our fellowship examines the impact of pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes on women’s subsequent risk and responsible mechanisms for hypertension, cardiometabolic disorders and heart disease with clinical, basic and population strategies. The role of the placenta in these mechanisms is a topic of intense interest. The training duration is 2 years, with training opportunities for MDs, and PhD trained basic scientists and epidemiologists.

Michigan State University  (August 7, 2017)

Research into animal and human reproductive biology has widespread implications for human health. The Reproductive and Developmental Sciences Training Program ( or ( at Michigan State University trains young scientists to pursue research in Programmatic High Priority Topic Areas identified by the NICHD/Fertility and Infertility Branch and the Gynecologic Health and Disease Branch. The training program is also supported by a T32 award from NICHD and provides training opportunities for both eligible Doctoral candidates and Postdoctoral trainees.

Ludwig Maximilians University  (August 7, 2017)

There is a career opportunity at LMU Munich, in a placenta research project granted by the German Research Council (DFG),for a PostDoc Position (65%) in High-End Quantitative Light Microscopy in fixed term for three years. Please click on the title of this advertisement to go to the position webpage.

University of Manchester  (June 20, 2017)

The University of Manchester, invites applications from outstanding candidates with a proven track research record in the area of uteroplacental drug delivery for a position of Research Associate. The post will be available from 1 September 2017 and is tenable on a fixed term basis for 36 months.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in an area that encompasses reproductive biology and drug delivery, will have demonstrable previous research experience at the interface of nanotechnology and human and/or rodent physiology, a sound background in uteroplacental biology, liposome synthesis, myography, microscopy and in vivo drug delivery studies. A developing publication record in peer-reviewed journals is advantageous.

Wayne State and Michigan State Universities (Apr 26, 2017)

Multiple positions are available in the laboratories of Dr Sascha Drewlo and Dr Randy Armant at the Center of Advanced Trophoblast Biology. We are located in Detroit and Grand Rapids, at the universities of Wayne State and Michigan State (Michigan, USA). Positions are available at both locations. Embedded in an international network, our research is focused on basic and translational biology of the human a placenta to explain the underlying mechanisms of placental disorders such as IUGR, preeclampsia and preterm birth. Furthermore, we work on paradigm shifting translational approaches for the early detection of disease as well as novel intervention strategies.

Postdoctoral positions: Biochemists with experience in molecular biology, NGS sequencing and Mass spectrometry for research in fetal maternal health

Research Assistant and or Associate positions, with experience in biochemistry, molecular biology and omics technologies

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (Mar 31, 2017)

Postdoctoral fellowships are available in in the laboratories of Drs. Jack Strominger and Tamara Tilburgs  at Harvard University in the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Cambridge, MA. The central theme of our lab is to investigate how maternal immune cells at the maternal-fetal interface establish tolerance to fetal antigens while at the same time maintaining immunity to viral and bacterial infections. The primary aim of the postdoctoral fellow is to contribute to an active and innovative research program focused on role of regulatory T cells and HLA-G+ extravillous trophoblasts in the development of spontaneous preterm birth. The ideal candidate will be highly productive scientists highly motivated to work in immunology including immune regulation, flow cytometry and general molecular and cellular biology. Experience with high resolution imaging or system biology and computational analysis of large genomic datasets is a plus.

MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland (Mar 13, 2017)

A postdoctoral position is open in a translational laboratory that studies the effect of maternal metabolism on placental nutrient handling and fetal growth. This NIH-funded position requires a candidate with excellent oral and written communication skills and a strong work ethic. The candidate’s primary focus will be a project related to the role of placental microRNA in maternal metabolic changes during pregnancy and fetal growth. The successful candidate must have technical expertise in molecular biology and cell culture. A background in reproductive biology is desirable. A PhD or MD/PhD in the life sciences is required.

University of Kansas Medical Center (Feb 13, 2017)

An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available to study molecular mechanisms and signaling events controlling trophoblast stem cell development and differentiation and organization of the hemochorial placenta. Applicants should have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree and experience in molecular biology, rodent embryo handling and manipulation techniques, or human trophoblast and placentation, and a strong work ethic and commitment to become an independent scientist.

Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute (Feb 3, 2017)

The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute is recruiting an outstanding investigator in the area of Women’s and Infants’ Health. This research area broadly covers the areas of fertility/infertility, pregnancy (including early embryo development, placentation, fetal development, mechanisms of parturition and pregnancy complications), as well as the developmental origins of health and
disease. Investigators will be cross-appointed in the major research or clinical departments at the University of Toronto. Investigators are permanent and independent positions equivalent to Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, depending on experience. Successful candidates will hold a PhD and/or MD degree, with postdoctoral experience and a strong publication record in an area consistent with promoting Women’s and Infants’ Health. Candidates are expected to develop innovative and highly competitive independent research programs.

University of Washington

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Jashvant (Jash) Unadkat in the Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. Research will focus of the molecular basis of induction of CYP3A and CYP2D6 drug metabolism during pregnancy. The work will involve in vitro studies with human hepatic cell lines and human and rodent hepatocytes within a multidisciplinary team funded by a NIDA program project grant. Applicant should have a Ph.D. in drug metabolism/transport with a strong emphasis on molecular biology and gene expression.

Michigan State University

A Postdoctoral position is available in Margaret Petroff’s lab, which is part of the dynamic and growing NIH-funded Reproductive and Developmental Sciences Training Program at Michigan State University. Candidates should have a PhD in physiology, immunology or a related field, and a solid foundation in cellular and molecular techniques. 

University of Wisconsin Madison

Oncology or Reproductive Researcher
MD, PhD or MD/PhD in life sciences with emphasis in biomedical research.

Stanford University

The Winn Laboratory within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Stanford University School of Medicine announces an opening for a postdoctoral position. The successful candidate will have obtained a Ph.D and have a strong publication record. A strong background in reproductive biology or immunology desired. Experience in molecular and cellular techniques required.


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