Employment and Postgraduate Opportunities

 Master in Science in Reproducti​ve Science and Medicine (MS-RSM) program

We are thrilled to share the exciting news that Northwestern University has established a Master in Science in Reproducti​ve Science and Medicine (MS-RSM) program!  This fall, we launched the MS-RSM progra​m at Northwestern, and we have a fantastic inaugural class that is sure to contribute to the strong pipeline of our field!!  

Applications for  MS-RSM are now open!  The program focuses on human reproductive biology and applications and may be of broad interest to your community. ​We would very much appreciate it if you would be willing to spread the word about this program to your Society for Reproductive Biology community – trainees, colleagues, friends, etc.  Please click here is a brief description of the program, and click here for a program flyer and FAQ sheet.

Postdoctoral Position in Reproductive/Stem Cell Biology
An NIH funded postdoctoral research position is available in the Center for Reproductive Biology (http://crb.wsu.edu/) at Washington State University (http://www.wsu.edu/) to study mechanisms regulating the biology of germline stem cells in mammalian testes (for examples of recent studies see Chan et al., 2014, Genes and Development, 28: 1351-1362 and Yang et al., 2013, Biology of Reproduction, 89: 113). Experience studying germ cells using mouse models and primary cultures is desirable but not required.
To apply send a cover letter, current CV, and names and contact information for three personal references to:
Jon M. Oatley, PhD
Director, Center for Reproductive Biology
Associate Professor, School of Molecular Biosciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
Washington State University
Phone: 509-335-0499
Fax: 509-335-8991
Email: joatley@vetmed.wsu.edu


The University of Cambridge - Centre for Trophoblast Research

Graduate Studentship

The Centre for Trophoblast Research aims to promote the study of placental biology, with special reference to the trophoblast.  These may be held in any relevant department within the University or its affiliated institutes

These studentships will be awarded on a competitive basis and applicants will be expected to demonstrate both a strong academic background and an aptitude and enthusiasm for research.

Please see our website for details of PhD projects on offer. Applicants are encouraged to discuss projects or any other ideas with the relevant Principal Investigators in the first instance. http://www.trophoblast.cam.ac.uk/opportunities/projects

Details of our application procedure can be found at http://www.trophoblast.cam.ac.uk/opportunities/studentships

The studentships are funded at Wellcome Trust rates for three years of full-time research, and are open to UK, EU and overseas students. 



The University of Cambridge - Centre for Trophoblast Research

Next Generation Fellowship

The Centre for Trophoblast Research aims to promote the study of placental biology, with special reference to the trophoblast. The Centre is offering up to 2 Next Generation Fellowships with the aim of promoting the prospects of high-calibre individuals pursuing innovative research that falls within the remit of the Centre.  Applications will be particularly welcome from individuals whose research addresses the Grand Challenges identified by the Centre.

Candidates should normally be within 5 years of the award of their PhD. Applicants must display evidence of academic excellence, a strong research record, and the ability to perform independent research.

A Fellowship is usually of three years duration and may be held in any department within the University or its affiliated institutes. Holders are expected to apply for a Research Fellowship from a research council or other funding body, or a faculty position during the course of their tenure. 

The Fellowship will provide flexible funding to cover your salary, equipment and reasonable consumable costs for the project. The Managers recognise that different projects have different associated costs, but expect to see a full justification for the support requested. It is recommended that the costings are discussed in detail with your proposed mentor.  Successful applicants will be awarded a personal salary on the Research Associate scale (£28,695 to £37,394), depending upon post-doctoral experience. Research consumables, specialist equipment, facility charges and animal costs should be provided separately. Successful candidates will be free, and indeed encouraged, to apply for additional funding from outside sources to cover any additional research expenses that arise as the project develops. The Centre does not pay fEC costs, or bench fees. The scheme is open to UK, EU and Overseas PhD graduates.

For application details and more information, please visit