Post Doc position at UCLAN

The post holder will support the research and knowledge transfer activities of the Professor in Nutritional Sciences in the School of Sport and Wellbeing. To support the Principal Investigator to deliver the BBSRC funded research project entitled “Examining the effectiveness and acceptability of the use of bio-fortified crops in alleviating the micronutrient deficiencies in Pakistan (BiZiFED)” by overseeing the day to day project activities, developing and undertaking laboratory analyses, analysing qualitative and quantitative data, and supporting data transfer and storage.

The successful applicant will have experience of working on research projects and experience of quantitative and qualitative research methods. Excellent laboratory skills and evidence of ability to develop and optimise assays independently is essential to the role as well of evidence of significant dissemination of research outputs.

The post holder will have a PhD in a relevant area and a Good First Degree in Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition, Biochemistry or another relevant Science discipline.

The successful applicant will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be methodical and well organised and demonstrated knowledge of COSHH and Risk Assessment procedures for laboratory work.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Professor Nicola Lowe, Professor of Nutritional Sciences. Tel: 01772 893599, Email:

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PhD positions available in Amsterdam

Dear colleagues,
as of October first Prof Arthur Bergen in Amsterdam have two vacancies for PhD students (four year positions) in his group:
One for an MD on the genetics and functional testing in human albinism with an interest in education as a medical counseling specialist training after the PhD.
Another is for someone with an MSc on the stem cell and pigment biology of the RPE using a retina-on-a-chip model
For applications and further enquiries
Please send an e-mail to

Prof dr AA (Arthur) Bergen| Professor in complex Ophthalmogenetics
Departments of Clinical Genetics and Ophthalmology
Location AMC K2-217 | AMC-UvA P.O.Box 22700,
1100 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
T: 020 5664592 | E: |

PhD position

The Cellular Neurobiology & Neuro-Nanotechnology lab at the Bernal Institute of University of Limerick is looking to fill an open 3 year PhD position as soon as possible.

For more information about the lab, please see this link:

Our research is interested in the underlying components able to modify synaptic plasticity and transmission in the Central Nervous System (CNS) in health and disease. Using a combination of biochemical, cellular, molecular and behavioural approaches, we especially investigate how non-genetic factors influence synapses, focusing on their deregulation in neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorders. We are especially interested in the functional interaction of biometals and synaptic proteins. The position is a faculty funded PhD fellowship.

We are looking for a talented student with MSc in Biology, Biochemistry, Neuroscience, Molecular Medicine or related subjects, and with knowledge in molecular biology/ neurobiology and relevant methods, who wants to work in our group in collaboration with other research groups in Germany, Italy and Portugal.

If you are interested, please contact Prof. Andreas M. Grabrucker