JOIN US!

Our Lab is always looking for enthusiastic and dedicated scientists to join our team! Please find more information below if you are interested in a position and/or collaboration.

 

It is best to contact us directly.

PhD

We have every years multiple opportunities for international and national scholarships. Some are directly connected to prestigious funding bodies or to the industry (Pharma). Although the PhD should normally fit our current research directions/field, we are still welcoming enthusiastic students with their own proposals. Don’t hesitate to contact us to see what are the current option and/or to get some advice or mentoring for your career (both for the industry or academics). 

Current projects

Modelling neurodegeneration in the zebrafish and drug discovery – This project aims at establishing new zebrafish models of motoneuron degeneration or neurodegeneration per se. We will use state-of-the-art genome editing tools (optimised CRISPR/Cas9 approach) to manipulate selected genes of interest to both validate their predicted pathogenicity and generate animals developing neurodegeneration. These models will further be used to investigate the underlying degenerative mechanisms and establish drug screening/discovery programs

Zebrafishing for novel bioactive molecules – Whilst many current drugs are derived from nature, many more bioactive molecules have still to be discovered.  To help speed up discovery, we will develop i) a unique multipurpose zebrafish model combining different transgenic fluorescent markers/sensors and ii) automated assays to screen existing diverse chemical libraries for bioactive molecules. Validated assays will then be used to screen natural product libraries

Unveiling the normal and pathogenic role of neurexins in the developing brain – Whilst many current drugs are derived from nature, many more bioactive molecules have still to be discovered.  To help speed up discovery, we will develop i) a unique multipurpose zebrafish model combining different transgenic fluorescent markers/sensors and ii) automated assays to screen existing diverse chemical libraries for bioactive molecules. Validated assays will then be used to screen natural product libraries.

Postdoctoral fellow and fellowship applications

We are welcoming any postdoc applications. Please contact us with a brief description of your research interest, career plan and/our CV.

We are also welcoming applicants who would like to apply for a fellowship to support their applications or for your own research projects. We are happy to provide mentoring and tips and tricks to identify the right funding body for your success and to help write your proposal for the win. Here are a few options that you may want to consider:

-EMBO long term fellowship

-HFSP fellowship (Human Frontier)

-MNDRIA postdoc fellowship

-Griffith internal fellowship 

-DECRA

-NHMRC early career fellowship

Please contact us for other potential options or for lab-funded positions.  

Masters, Mphil and Honours

We are also welcoming any students to join our team. We have connection with North America, Europe and big pharma around the world. Our lab is a perfect place to start a brilliant career.

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