Northwestern University, Chicago, USA (Updated, July 2019)
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine seeks a full-time tenure track Investigator at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. This position will have an emphasis on fetal, placental and reproductive tract research. The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain an energetic, well-funded research program; engage in interdisciplinary and collaborative research, and teach undergraduate and graduate level courses.
Successful candidate will have completed a doctorate in biology from a credentialed institution and will have academic qualifications and experience. Substantial experience in fetal, placental and reproductive tract research is preferred. Candidates interested in questions that can be translated to human pregnancy concerns including recurrent pregnancy loss, intrauterine growth retardation, pre-eclampsia and the feto-placental-immune system are encouraged. Broad approaches including physiological, molecular, functional genomics, epigenetic are encouraged. For more detail, click here.
University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, USA (Apr 25, 2019)
NIH-funded postdoctoral positions are available to investigate molecular mechanisms controlling hemochorial placentation using human and rat stem cells and genetically manipulated rat models. Applicants should have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree and experience in biochemical and molecular biology research approaches and a strong work ethic. Experience with embryo handling would be helpful but is not required. The applicant should have a commitment to becoming an independent scientist. Competitive salaries will be negotiable and are dependent upon experience. Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Please send curriculum vitae, a letter outlining research experience and career goals, and names and addresses of three references to: Dr. Michael J. Soares: Institute for Reproduction and Perinatal Research, University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66160; email: email@example.com
Tufts Medical Center, Boston, USA (Apr 24, 2019)
The Wallingford Lab in the Mother Infant Research Institute at Tufts Medical Center in Boston is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to pursue mechanisms of placental vascular development and pathophysiology as a member of NIH and AHA funded studies. Prior research experience in the areas of vascular development, vascular disease, placenta biology, and/or mammalian development is preferred. Extensive experience with molecular biology, histology, literature review, scientific writing, experimental design, independent and team research, and thorough laboratory record keeping is required. For more detail, click here
University of California San Diego, USA (Apr 22, 2019)
The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences (http://repromed.ucsd.edu/) at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) is recruiting a Project Scientist. We seek an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual with rigorous training in development, genetics, molecular biology, genomics and bioinformatics, who is interested in an academic career focused on advancing research and education in the field of developmental biology. The ideal Project Scientist will be able to direct their own independent research project with oversight and input from the principal investigator. For more detail, click here.
Northwestern University, Chicago, USA (April 22, 2019)
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine seeks a full-time tenure track Investigator at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. This position will have an emphasis on fetal, placental and reproductive tract research. The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain an energetic, well-funded research program; engage in interdisciplinary and collaborative research and teach undergraduate and graduate level courses. Successful candidate will have completed a doctorate in biology from a credentialed institution and will have academic qualifications and experience. Substantial experience in fetal, placental and reproductive tract research is preferred. For more detail, click here.
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA (Apr 12, 2019)
A postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Barbara Stonestreet’s laboratory at The Alpert Medical School of Brown University/Department of Pediatrics Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, Providence, RI, effective immediately.
We have four funded NIH grants. Two proposals involve neuroprotective strategies in fetal sheep exposed to in utero ischemia and one on endotoxin related effects on inflammatory conditions in the fetal brain. One of our major focuses is the fetal blood-brain barrier. The other grants are in neonatal rodents exposed to hypoxia-ischemia related brain injury with a focus on neuroprotection. We are interested in understanding the effects of two neuroprotective agents on ischemia and inflammation signaling in blood-brain barrier function and on brain injury in the fetus and newborn. We have very exciting data to show that one of our neuroprotective agents has major neuroprotective effects.
The position requires MD/PhD in neuroscience/pharmacology/or related disciplines, expertise with in vivo animal experimentation and hands-on experience with along with neuroscience expertise, familiarity with neuroscience bench work techniques including molecular biology, immunohistochemistry, cell culture, antibody, protein production and proven writing ability (MS will be considered). Experience with surgical procedures (large animal and/or Vannucci neonatal rat models), neurobehavioral, MRI, radioactive materials, data acquisition, and statistical analysis is preferred. For more information or to apply, contact Dr. Barbara Stonestreet at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Queensland University of Technology (Mar 28, 2019)
PhD Candidates: Queensland University of Technology is seeking two biomedical or biological science graduate to undertake PhD projects funded by Australian Research Council at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane. Applicants should have experience in biochemical, cell and molecular biology and meet QUT’s PhD entry requirements. There are two PhD Scholarships available. This PhD offers the opportunity to work with an internationally recognised team under the supervision of Professor Murray Mitchell. The projects will involve (i) the measurements of lipids, nucleic acids and proteins/cytokines within exosomes isolated from bovine biological fluids (e.g. milk/plasma) (ii) evaluations of exosomal effects on cell responsiveness and cellular pathways.
The Scholarship: A full-time living stipend of $31,298 per annum; 3 years duration; tax exempt. For more information click here. To apply, email Professor Murray Mitchell (email@example.com).
University of Cambridge (Mar 28, 2019)
Research Associate: Single cell RNA sequencing of the human and mouse placenta. Drop-Seq (Macosko et al, Cell 2015, doi 10.1016/j.cell.2015.05.002) provides an accessible way to capture single cells with sets of uniquely barcoded primer beads within tiny droplets. This enables large-scale, highly parallel single-cell transcript profiling at reasonable cost. The aim of this project is to apply this technique to the human and mouse placenta. Relevant necessary skills include manipulation and analysis of nucleic acids ideally (but not necessarily next generation sequencing); cell isolation and characterization. The project will require considerable bioinformatic analysis and the post holder will be expected to work alongside a bioinformatician (already appointed). For more information go to http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/20883/. Informal enquiries should be directed to Prof Steve Charnock-Jones via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
University of California San Diego (Mar 28, 2019)
Research Scientist: The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) is recruiting an experienced Research Scientist for our Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecologic Oncology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, and general Obstetrics and Gynecology divisions. The Research Scientist will serve as a resource for trainees (and also faculty) for: Study design, power calculations; Querying data from the EPIC/Clarity Clinical Data Warehouse; Setting up REDCap databases, Statistical analysis and abstract and manuscript preparation. The Research Scientist will also have the opportunity to perform research projects in collaboration with faculty in the division of MFM. Candidates must have a PhD in epidemiology, biostatistics or other relevant areas. Appointment will be at the Assistant, Associate or Full Research Scientist level. For more details click here and to apply go to https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF02052.
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, (Jan 10, 2019)
The laboratory of Dr. Nihar Nayak in the Perinatal Research Program in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Wayne State University School of Medicine has openings for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and a Senior Scientist. The research involves studies on placental development, immunology of the maternal-fetal interface, and the vascular complications associated with various pregnancy disorders. Applicants for the Senior Scientist position should have at least five years of postdoctoral training experience and excellent manuscript/grant/scientific writing skills. For more details and application information, click here.
Cambridge University, (Nov 21, 2018)
The laboratory of Dr. Amanda Sferruzzi-Perri has openings for a Research Assistant/Associate and a Senior Research Technician. For the Research Assistant/Associate position, click here. For the Senior Research Technician position, click here.
The laboratory of Dr. Alison Gernand is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to work with a new study funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The project is focused on the development and testing of a new placental tool for use in both research and clinical care. This is a collaboration with Dr. James Wang in the College of Information Sciences and Technology. Strong quantitative skills (i.e. biostatistics/epidemiologic methods) and experience in maternal and child health are required. Candidates must also have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. There is a preference for applicants with experience and training in the following: global health, public health, pregnancy, and the placenta. Specific background in nutrition and fluency in Stata is highly preferred but not required. Applicant must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate in an appropriate field.
To be considered, please complete the online application including a detailed cover letter, CV, and contact information for 3 references. The cover letter should include: (1) experience and training in biostatistics/epidemiology (please list competencies in advanced statistical techniques and statistical software packages used); (2) interest and experience in maternal and child health, and specifically in pregnancy; and (3) when you are available to start.
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. 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. Animal studies will involve working with transgenic models focused on the placenta. The specific focus is to understand the epigenetic mechanisms of developmental programming and placental development in the context of maternal obesity and diet. Candidates will work with an interdisciplinary team of basic, clinical and data scientists using experimental, clinical and bioinformatics approaches. 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. Compensation is negotiable based on experience. Please send a copy of your CV and names of three professional references to Kartik Shankar (Shankarkartik@uams.edu).
NIH: Health Science Administrator/Scientific Review Officer (May 30, 2018)
The Center for Scientific Review, a major component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is recruiting highly qualified research scientists to serve as Scientific Review Officers (SROs) to manage NIH peer-review study sections. The Endocrinology, Metabolism, Nutrition and Reproductive Sciences (EMNR) IRG is looking to fill one SRO position through a NIH-wide announcement that opened on May 29 and will close on Thursday June 7th, 2018. The individual selected for this position will possess a doctoral degree in the biomedical sciences (or have equivalent training and experience) with independent research and administrative experience and a publication record in Reproductive Biology. The link for the announcement is: Health Scientist Administrator (Scientific Review Officer) GS-601-13/14 – DE
Tenure-track faculty position in reproductive biology with emphasis in research (primary) and teaching (secondary). The successful candidate will develop a nationally recognized research program in reproductive 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 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.
Charles University, Czech Republic (March 30, 2018)
Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Kralove offers a post-doc position in the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology. The selected candidate will perform multidisciplinary biomedical research in the field of placental pharmacology, physiology, and biochemistry in the Experimental Pharmacology and Drug Interactions group (led by Prof. Frantisek Staud, Ph.D.). General requirements are listed below; the successful candidate is expected to join the team in May 2018 (negotiable); first contract is for one year with a possible extension for up to 5 years.
• Ph.D. in pharmacology, toxicology, biochemistry, physiology or related fields
• strong desire to pursue a career as an independent researcher
• experience in biomedical research documented by strong publication record
• high motivation, great diligence, thoroughness, and responsibility
• good verbal and written communication skills
• ability to work independently in a team
• expertise in in vitro and in vivo techniques (molecular and cellular biology, animal/human placenta models)
• experience with imaging methods (fluorescence/confocal microscopy) is welcome
For more information on project description, financial matters, life in the Czech Republic etc., please contact email@example.com and/or visit the group website.
Medical University of Graz (March 18, 2018)
PhD positions: The Medical University of Graz and the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) offer PhD positions in the international PhD programs in “Inflammatory Disorders in Pregnancy” (DP-iDP). The thesis projects focus on aspects of inflammatory diseases with a special focus in pregnancy, metabolic and cardiovascular diseases, cancer, as well as novel therapeutic targets and the development of medical biomarkers and therapies, and integrate basic research and clinically-oriented sciences utilizing a wide spectrum of state-of-the-art techniques. PhD students are employed for up to 3 years (initial contract for one year with the option of prolongation upon successful performance) with a contract that includes social benefits. Moreover, DP-iDP students will be encouraged to spend up to one year abroad joining other collaborating laboratories with the possibility of a 4th year extension of their contract. Applicants must hold (or be close to obtaining) an undergraduate degree equivalent to a Master in any discipline of natural or life sciences or medicine. The selection procedure, all training activities and communications will be in English. Thus, excellent written and spoken English skills are required. Applications are exclusively accepted only through the online platform https://mug.glowbase.com/. Further information about the programs, open projects and the online application procedure are available at: http://www.medunigraz.at/phd/application/. Projects start Oct 1, 2018. Application deadline: Apr 2, 2018. Click here for information.
Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada (February 24, 2018)
A post-doctoral fellow is being sought to conduct basic research on the effect of aberrant inflammation during pregnancy on subsequent risk of cardiovascular disease in mothers and their offspring. The selected individual must have a PhD, excellent writing skills, very good publication record, and a strong desire to pursue a career as an independent researcher. Thus, appropriate mentoring and support will be provided. She/he will work independently as part of a team, must have expertise in molecular and cellular biology techniques, and should be familiar with various research models. The position is available immediately and will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile (January 10, 2018)
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 (Shankarkartik@uams.edu).
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 (http://rdstp.canr.msu.edu/) or (http://rdsp.canr.msu.edu/) 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.
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.
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.
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.
Oncology or Reproductive Researcher
PROFESSOR/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR/ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
MD, PhD or MD/PhD in life sciences with emphasis in biomedical research.
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.