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Postdoctoral Position at the Weizmann Institute

A Postdoctoral position to study Ferroptosis in cancer 

A three-years Postdoctoral position is available at the Weizmann Institute of Science to study the role of ferroptosis in breast cancer development and treatment

We employ multidisciplinary experimental approaches including advanced molecular cell biology methods, High Throughput drugs Screens, cell signaling and bioinformatics tools utilizing in vitro cellular models and in vivo animal models as well as cancer patient samples. 

We search for a highly motivated candidate with a background in cell signaling and  biochemistry. Individuals with experience with animal models are preferred

Applications with a CV and up to three contacts for references should be sent to:

Prof. Sima Lev

Department of Molecular Cell Biology, 

The Weizmann Institute of Science,

Rehovot 76100, Israel. 

Email:  sima.lev@weizmann.ac.il

Tel: 972-8-934-2126


Renewable fellowship is immediately available in the Regulation of Iron Metabolism Unit, Division of Genetics and Cell Biology, San Raffaele Scientific Institute (Milan, Italy).


“A one-year renewable fellowship is immediately available in the Regulation of Iron Metabolism Unit, Division of Genetics and Cell Biology, San Raffaele Scientific Institute (Milan, Italy).

We search for a young motivated post-graduate fellow with a degree in Biology, Biotechnology or related disciplines interested in basic and translational research, who wish to advance in his/her academic training. The selected candidate will work on a project aimed at characterizing the role of the second transferrin receptor in mice models of different forms of anemia for the development of novel therapeutic approaches. Previous experience with in vivo models will be considered a plus. Salary will be commensurate with qualification and expertise.

Applications with a CV and up to two contacts for references should be sent to nai.antonella@hsr.it


Brittany Gyuricza

X5963; brittany@wjweiser.com

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Iron Biology – IRSD Toulouse, France

A postdoctoral research fellow position is available for 3 years in the Delphine Meynard research group (http://en.irsd.fr/team-4-genetics-and-regulation-of-iron-metabolism.html).  We are part of the Digestive Health Research Institute (IRSD) in Toulouse in France. Toulouse is a dynamic research area located in south of France that comprises many internationally recognized laboratories and gives access to a network of high-level skills research platforms in life sciences (fundamental biology, agronomy, environment, health) making possible almost all research projects.

The Digestive Health Research Institute accredited by INSERM, INRA, ENVT and Toulouse University, is internationally recognized and offerins a productive scientific environment centered on basic and clinical research to understand and treat diseases of the intestine and the liver. IRSD brings together a total of >80 researchers, professors, technicians, students and post-docs of different nationalities.

Our research focuses on iron metabolism and its disturbance in human diseases. Our lab is a dynamic team of scientists, MD, graduate students, and technicians. Our main goal is to characterize the regulation of iron homeostasis at the cellular and molecular levels and to develop new therapeutic strategies for the treatment of iron related disorders. The postdoctoral project will specifically address the role of proteases in the regulation of iron homeostasis and develop new strategies to target those proteases. The postdoctoral fellow will use several approaches including molecular and cellular biology, animal models, and biochemistry but also techniques related to proteases such as enzymatic activity assay, activity based probes, and in situ zymography.

Applicants for this position must have a Ph.D. in the biochemical sciences. A suitable candidate will have a proven track record of research accomplishments including first author publications in international peer-reviewed journals and excellent experience in: molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, mouse models. Skills with proteases would be appreciable. In addition, excellent communication/interpersonal skills are required.

Please email a cover letter, CV, and two letters of support from former mentors or collaborators (including their contact information) to Delphine Meynard: delphine.meynard@inserm.fr

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Iron Biology, New York Blood Center (NYBC, New York, NY)

A postdoctoral research fellow position is available in the Vinchi Laboratory at the New York Blood Center. We are currently seeking PostDoc candidates to investigate mechanisms of heme/iron-driven inflammation and oxidative stress within the Iron Research Program of the institute. We are part of the Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute, the research branch of the New York Blood Center, one of the most comprehensive blood centers in the world. NYBC focus is on cultivating excellence by merging cutting-edge innovation with diligent customer service, groundbreaking research, and comprehensive program and service development. The main goal of the Iron Program is to investigate the impact of iron overload and deficiency on the pathogenesis of human diseases, including sickle cell disease, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Our research investigates the molecular mechanisms of heme/iron-driven inflammation, oxidative stress and vascular dysfunction, and the role of detoxification systems in counteracting these effects. The candidate will perform cutting-edge research that integrates human biology and hematology with novel therapies using innovative technologies and approaches including classic molecular, cellular, and biochemical techniques, as well as modern imaging, sequencing and single cell analysis techniques, bioinformatics, and preclinical in vitro and in vivo models.  In addition, he/she will collaborate with other research scientists across the NYBC, including basic and translational investigators.

Requirements include:

  • D. and/or M.D. degree in the biomedical sciences
  • A good record of high impact publications and a strong scholarly record
  • An experimental background in molecular and cellular biology (research experience with mouse models is required)
  • Ability to work independently and within a strong team environment; to identify problems in a timely manner, evaluate options and implement solutions; trong attention to detail in all work processes
  • Participation in team meetings and contribution to experimental design


For immediate consideration, please submit an application to Dr. Francesca Vinchi, Head of Iron Research Program (FVinchi@nybc.org),  including:

  • a full CV, including a list of publications
  • a motivational letter concisely describing your past research experience, your research interests and why you are applying
  • two letters of recommendation by referees (including their contact information)


To learn more about the Iron Research Program and the NYBC visit:




Post – BioIron Forum November 2018 (Word)

The Institute of Research in Digestive Health (IRSD) is inviting applications for group leader positions

IRSD is a new very active Institute with interests in fundamental and translational research in the field of physiopathology of the digestive tract For details : http://en.irsd.fr/

The Institute brings together 80 scientists and supporting staff within a single research structure composed of 5 research teams with international visibility. Our Institute is worldly recognized for his work on inflammatory bowel diseases, motility disorders, neurogastroenterology, dysregulation of iron metabolism, dysfunction of the intestinal barrier, microbiota, and mucosal immunity.

IRSD is affiliated to INSERM, INRA, the National Veterinary School and the University of Toulouse. The Institute is located inside the Purpan Hospital in Toulouse and has access to excellent core facilities with highly qualified staff for flow cytometry and cell sorting, cell imaging and histology. There are also large EOPS mouse housing facilities on site, with L2 facilities for infectious models.

In order to reinforce its research capacity, IRSD is looking for new junior group leaders addressing basic, clinical or translational research questions related to the physiopathology of digestive with, if possible, a special interest for epigenetic regulations.

Young scientists of any nationality, at junior or midcareer level, and with a good track record of publications in internationally recognized journals, are encouraged to apply. Candidates are expected to establish independent national and international research projects and should have the qualifications to apply for ATIP/AVENIR (270 K€/3 ans) or ERC grants. They will receive a strong support from the IRSD to obtain tenured positions at INSERM or CNRS.

More information on the Institute are available on the IRSD web site http://en.irsd.fr/

Applications should be submitted to nathalie.vergnolle@inserm.fr and must include:

– a full CV, including a list of publications

– past and current research interests

– future research proposals

– letters of recommendation by referees (should be submitted with the application).