Research Fellows Program at an Academic or Nonprofit Research Institution

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has issued a Call for Applications for its 2016 Medical Research Fellows Program.

The program is designed to give students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a year of basic, translational, or applied biomedical research, during which they will become part of a community of medical fellows through regional meetings and other events; gain insight into a wide range of research areas and receive career advice from program alumni and other prominent physician-scientists; and interact with HHMI investigators at an HHMI science meeting.

Fellows also share their research and network with other trainees and renowned biomedical investigators at two Medical Fellows conferences during the year; participate in scientific conferences in their field and present their work; and spend a year evaluating whether research should be part of their career.

Fellows select their own mentor at an academic or nonprofit research institution in the United States (excluding the National Institutes of Health or other federal agency) or abroad and work with the mentor to develop a research proposal.

Medical, dental, or veterinary students at schools located in the United States are eligible for the program.

Visit the HHMI website for complete application guidelines and application instructions.

Italian Prizes for young Researchers

Opportunities for young italian researchers:

  • 2 premi di 5.000 euro (lordi) ciascuno per i migliori lavori di argomento oncologico nell’ambito della ricerca clinica e di base (premio AIRC)
  • Premio Sapio
    • Premio Sapip Junior: è destinato esclusivamente a lavori di ricerca svolti da studiosi eo  ricercatori di età inferiore ai 30 anni (compiuti o da compiersi entro il 31 dicembre 2015) che si siano distinti per l’attività di studio e di ricerca svolta nonché per l’impegno profuso nel raggiungere i propri obiettivi; in tale categoria i lavori possono essere stati svolti in tutti gli ambiti di ricerca (dall’industria, alla sanità, all’economia, ecc.);
    •  Premio Sapio Ricerca: è destinato esclusivamente a lavori di ricerca svolti da ricercatori e studiosi  di qualsiasi età che si siano distinti per l’attività di studio e di ricerca svolta nonché per l’impegno profuso nel raggiungere i propri obiettivi; in tale categoria i lavori possono essere stati svolti in tutti gli ambiti di ricerca (dall’industria, alla sanità, all’economia, ecc.);
    • Premio Sapio Innovazione: è riservato a  tutti coloro, di qualsiasi età, che   sperimentando o applicando nuovi metodi, processi,  tecnologie, sistemi   hanno determinato  innovazione. Nella  categoria Premio Innovazione tutti gli ambiti sono ammessi.
    • Premio Sapio Sicurezza: è destinato a lavori di ricerca svolti da qualsiasi persona fisica, di qualsiasi età, che si sia distinta in attività volte a garantire le tematiche della sicurezza nell’ambito della crioconservazione. Nello specifico per quel che concerne la sicurezza del materiale, degli operatori, della criobanca in genere.

Free Webinar: New Probes and Sensors in Neurobiology

Current efforts in neuroscience are being devoted to mapping activity in defined cells and to developing tools and methods that allow the interrogation of specific circuits in great detail. In this webinar, we will hear from young scientists who will present a snapshot of different techniques and their potential future applications. Viviana Gradinaru will discuss methods to facilitate visualization of circuits and delivery of viral vectors to the brain, Adam Cohen will present advances on all-optical neural imaging, and Bianxiao Cui will share recent progress in nanoscience and how it can be harnessed for improving neuronal sensors. Join the discussion to hear the latest developments and promises for the field. – See more at:

Position in Cambridge

Cellomics Specialist (Fixed Term)

The successful candidate will have a qualification in a relevant scientific subject (natural science or a discipline with high quantitative/numerical content), have experience of scientific work in biomedical laboratory and be prepared to obtain full clearance and to work with human blood and tissue. For performing the role at Specialist level (Grade 7), specialist knowledge and extensive expertise in running jet-in-air flow cytometry cell sorters (preferably, Influx) as a major operator providing service to researchers are essential requirements, together with the experience in imaging, high content analysis, data management and IT. However, an initial appointment at a lower grade (6) as junior Specialist and a training program to achieve the substantive grade may be offered to a suitably experienced and qualified candidate who fulfils all other essential criteria and has the extensive experience in jet-in-air sorting but has not yet acquired an expertise in operation and troubleshooting of HCA, confocal and imaging equipment and assays.

The position is available immediately. Informal enquiries regarding this position are strongly encouraged and can be made to Dr Anna Petrunkina Harrison (

Webinar for your Career November,3 2015

It’s elementary—networking is an absolute necessity in any career, and especially in science and engineering, and math. In fact, networking is not only critical to advancing your own career, but also to advancing scholarship itself. But what exactly is “networking”? It’s more than just saying hello at a conference! During this webinar, learn how to appropriately promote yourself and build a network. Discover how to “work a room,” start conversations with people you have never met before, and obtain information that can set you on a path to career victory. The importance of and use of social networks will be emphasized during this session, as will opportunities to network in association with the 60th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society.

Small Grant to visit a new (Microbiology) lab

Are you a member of staff in a private, academic or government laboratory? Want to train in a new technique and add to your CPD points? Know somewhere you can go to get this training but don’t have the funds to get there? Why not apply for the SfAM Laboratory Fellowship? SfAM will pay a maximum of £1000 per week for a 1 to 4 week visit (to include staff travel, accommodation expenses and laboratory consumables).–awards/supporting-microbiology/laboratory-fellowship-fund/index.cfm

Postdoctoral Appointee – Nanopore DNA Analysis

Sandia National Laboratories
United States, Livermore

The Post-Doctoral Appointee Program is designed to recruit outstanding Ph.D. applicants to assist a line organization in meeting its mission objectives and to provide a professional technical work environment for the employee. The Ph.D. must have been conferred within one to five years prior to employment. These assignments are for a one-year period, with the option at management’s discretion to serve no more than five additional one-year assignments.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in science, engineering, or a related discipline.

Experience with DNA molecular biology methods, especially for scission, capture, and/or labeling.