Compartimos la oferta de posiciones postdoctorales que llegaron a través de la International Federation of Placenta Associations:
Postdoctoral position – Physiopathology of nutritional adaptations at Nantes University-INRAE, FRANCE. 22 months, beginning March 2024.
The postdoctoral project is part of the PreciCare FHU, which aims to improve the follow-up and care of children born with Congenital Heart Defects (CHD). CHDs are the leading cause of birth defects associated with a high risk of NeuroDevelopmental Disorders (NDDs), representing a major public health challenge. Apart from genetic causes, the developmental origins of neurodevelopmental disorders in MCC children remain largely unknown. The proposal aims to increase our knowledge of the developmental origins of neurological disorders in children born with congenital heart defects. This project is made possible by a major collaborative effort between the obstetrics and gynecology, pediatric and congenital cardiology, and neurospychiatry departments of Nantes University Hospital, the Thorax Institute and UMR PhAN. The aim of this project is to study the factors of external exposures during pregnancy on the regulation of placental function in MCC children and the consequences on the development of neurodevelopmental disorders. We will undertake a multi-omics approach combining transcriptomics and epigenetic on placenta with metabolomic/lipidomic analysis of the mother-placenta-fetal triad and analysis of the children’s microbiota.
We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic, autonomous and rigorous candidate with excellent synthesis and writing skills, who wishes to work in a highly collaborative environment. The postdoctoral fellow will be involved in building up the biocollection (placental biopsies, maternal and cord blood) and collecting maternal antenatal nutritional data, maternal and fetal clinical parameters, placental methylome and metabolome/lipidome analysis of mother-placenta-fetal triads. He/she will be in charge of developing and using multi-omics bioinformatics and statistical approaches to integrate clinical, nutritional, metabolomic, lipidomic, transcriptomic and epigenetic data.
Education level: PhD in biology/physiopathology/genomics and skills in development of bioinformatics and biostatistics tools dedicated to omics analyses. A CV with a presentation of research activities and a cover letter should be addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org and Valerie.email@example.com
Next Generation Fellowship
Centre for Trophoblast Research, University of Cambridge
The Centre for Trophoblast Research (CTR) was founded in 2007 as a centre of excellence to promote scientific study of the placenta, early development and maternal-fetal interactions during pregnancy. It brings together over 30 Principal Investigators, many of whom are recognized international experts in their fields. The CTR has an established highly-successful programme to fund and mentor Next Generation Fellowships. Next Generation Fellowships are aimed at promoting the careers of high-calibre individuals pursuing innovative research falling within the remit of the Centre.
Competitive 3-year fellowship aimed at providing a stepping-stone to research independence in reproductive and placental biology. The fellowship provides a salary, consumables budget, and international visa sponsorship for applicants of all nationalities.
Application Deadline: 13 February 2024
Find out more: https://www.trophoblast.cam.ac.uk/ngf-overview