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(1) New Journal: IET Engineering Biology

[Apologies if you receive multiple copies of this announcement]

In case you have not yet heard, IET Engineering Biology is a new engineering-style open-access journal embracing all aspects of synthetic biology including both wet and dry work and supporting technologies (see attached flyer). The journal will also publish standards and data-sheets for biological components.

The first issue of IET Engineering Biology will be coming out in a few months, and the journal is now soliciting papers for the second issue and beyond: the submission deadline for papers to be considered for its 2nd issue is May 15th, 2017. Submission is via Manuscript Central

All article processing charges are waived until 2018, so this open-access publication is also currently free.

Dr. Jacob Beal
Associate Editor

(2a) Postdoc Opportunity at Columbia

Synthetic Biological Systems Laboratory
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Columbia University, New York, NY

A postdoctoral research scientist position is available in the Danino laboratory at Columbia University.  The laboratory’s research broadly includes synthetic biology, quantitative biology, and cancer.  Two primary areas of interest are in engineering of dynamic gene circuits and microbial diagnostics/therapeutics.  See the laboratory’s website for more information:  

Candidates must have or be expecting a PhD and/or MD to apply.  Expertise in some of the following areas is recommended: molecular cloning, microbiology, microfluidics, mathematical modeling, microbiome/sequencing, immunology, in vitro and animal cancer models.  

The goals for the postdoc are to build and successfully execute an exciting, independent project within the labs research program through collaboration with the PI and lab members. In addition to mentorship from the PI, Columbia University provides an extensive postdoctoral training program to provide guidance in professional development, including workshops focused on grant writing, career development, networking and job searching within and outside of academia. The university offers an excellent benefits package, a competitive salary, and a beautiful working environment. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer –Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.

Please send your CV, brief research interests/background, and the names of three references to Dr. Tal Danino, td2506 AT columbia DOT edu.

(2b) DOD Postdoc Opportunities

Synthetic Biology Postdoctoral Fellowships (Multiple Positions Open)

Interdisciplinary Biotechnology/Engineering Postdoctoral Fellowship

(3) Fourth Int’l Workshop on Mammalian Synthetic Biology

We are excited to announce that the 4th International Workshop on Mammalian Synthetic Biology will take place May 6-7, 2017 at Boston University (see attached flyer). This signature event will include Plenaries by Drs. Paula Hammond (MIT) and I. Josh Fidler (MD Anderson), a distinguished set of faculty speakers, as well as talks from synthetic biology industry.

Registration is now open, and we are soliciting abstracts for short talks and posters.

For more information and registration:

Abstracts due: Mar 31, 2017
Registration ends: Apr 20, 2017

 – mSBW4.0 Organizing Committee