Philadelphia, Thomas Jefferson University, Lab of Erin Seifert

The Lab of Erin Seifert has a 2 post doc positions available starting in November

2017. The lab is located in Philadelphia, at Thomas Jefferson University, in the MitoCare Center for Mitochondrial Imaging Research and Diagnostics.

The lab has 2 areas of interest

  1. regulation of mitochondrial metabolism by mitochondrial thioesterases and the implications for glucose homeostasis in skeletal muscle, the heart, and brown adipose tissue;
  2. mitochondrial disease and adaptive responses, as well as the development of a TAT-fusion protein to replenish inner mitochondrial membrane proteins that are depleted by pathogenic mutations. Mitochondrial calcium handling, in collaboration with Dr. György Hajnóczky, is also a studied in this context. New mouse models are available for both projects. Mice have been phenotyped and robust preliminary data have been obtained, providing a solid starting point. People who join the lab can expect to learn: mito bioenergetics; different methods to evaluate metabolism (in whole animals, tissues, cells, mitos); cell culture including with primary cells; novel methods to measure acyl-CoAs; and microscopic imaging (in collaboration with Dr. Hajnóczky).

Experience: Candidates must be within 3 years of completing a PhD in the areas of biochemistry or physiology; a focus on skeletal muscle is an asset. Prior experience in the areas of mitochondrial biology and metabolism are also assets. Applicants must be capable of working in a highly collaborative environment. The MitoCare Center features 5 core faculty; several PhD students, technicians and other staff; and 10-15 post-docs from all parts of the world. All have a deep interest and expertise in mitochondrial biology, from the role of mitos in integrative physiology in the context of metabolic and mito disease, to rigorous biochemical studies in vitro, to the cell biology of mitos using state-of- the-art microscopic imaging instrumentation and novel analytical methods. The environment is highly interactive, with many collaborative projects, a common bi-weekly journal club and common lab meetings.

Contact: Erin.Seifert@Jefferson.edu 



We invite applications from motivated and knowledgeable applicants from all over the world. Applicants should hold a Master\'s degree or equivalent from a university in the field of Natural Sciences.

  • SUMMER CALL – 15 APRIL 2018

An industry sponsored PhD project available to start in April 2018 in Manchester (Role of cutaneous circadian clocks in mediating skin repair and regeneration).

This project will be an ideal opportunity for someone to gain insights into circadian rhythms in human skin, and how they "gate" cellular responses to UV damage and topical treatments. There will be ample opportunities for the PhD student to interact with an industrial sponsor. The project is jointly supervised by Mike Sherratt and Qing-Jun Meng.

For more info, please follow this link


Clinical Neuropsychology Fellowship

Trialect, a US incorporation, has partnered with the faculty at the Brain Matters Institute to provide 5-week Intensive traineeship/fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology of Major Depression and Schizophrenia - accredited by British Psychological Society. The program will guide your fellows/junior faculty through theory, research, practice and real case studies. There are two options:

  1. Spend one week in Greece and the rest of the four weeks online
  2. Exclusively online fellowship

At the end of the program, health professionals will receive certificate accredited by British Psychological Society. We would appreciate if you can refer your students/colleagues/fellows. The details can be perused at Clinical Neuropsychology Fellowship


Graduate student and postdoctoral fellow in Laboratory of Molecular Chronobiology Douglas Mental Health University Institute McGill University, Montreal


The selected candidate(s) will join our ongoing efforts to study the links between circadian disruption and psychiatric disorders, and the post-translational modifications of clock proteins.

Expected background of candidates

Candidates should hold a B.Sc. or M.Sc. (to apply for a graduate student position) or a Ph.D. (to apply for a postdoctoral position) in basic biological sciences (e.g. Neuroscience, Biochemistry...) at the time of taking up the position.

How to apply 

To apply for a position, the following documents should be sent by email to Dr. Nicolas Cermakian (nicolas.cermakian@mcgill.ca):

  • Letter of presentation/motivation
  • CV (including list of several reference persons)
  • University transcripts (for applicants for graduate student positions)

The selected candidate will work under the supervision of Dr. Nicolas Cermakian, Director of the Laboratory of Molecular Chronobiology, at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and McGill University. 

More information about the laboratory can be found at the web-page and in PDF.


PhD position in molecular and cellular Chronobiology

ďalšie informácie

Start: immediatly
Commitment: 100%
Place of work: Fribourg
Contract: 1 year, with 2; possible 2-year extensions. Maximum duration is 5 years

Please consult also our web-page at: http://www.unifr.ch/biology 

Applicant profile: We are seeking outstanding and highly motivated candidates with a master degree in Biology (major Molecular biology, biochemistry or equivalent), Biomedicine or a closely related field. The position involves a modest amount of assistance in practical courses of the Bachelor/Master curricula in Biology, Biomedicine and Medicine. Good command of English and German or French is expected.