The PanAmerican Society for Pigment Cell Research (PASPCR) is a scientific society devoted to those of us interested in various aspects of pigment cells. Our Society is a very interactive one, meeting on an annual basis, and is composed of clinicians, developmental biologists, biochemists, immunologists, cell biologists, molecular biologists, chemists and physicists, among other disciplines. Look at the PASPCR Information page for more information on our Society.

Job Listings

Training position available at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, department of biology

One position is open in the laboratory of Dr. Melissa Harris in the Department of Biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. We are seeking a trainee at the level of an experienced postbac, graduate student or postdoc. This trainee should have previous experience in at least one of these disciplines: cell and molecular biology techniques, mouse transgenics and husbandry, genomics and bioinformatics, stem cell biology or aging biology. Interested applicants visit the lab webpage to find out more about what we do in the Harris Lab, and then send their CV and a compelling letter describing their relevant experience and interests to Dr. Melissa Harris,
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Post-doctoral position available at New York University School of Medicine

A post-doctoral position is available in the laboratory of Prashiela Manga. We are interested in the role stress-response pathways play in the onset of vitiligo. The project will continue our work on activation of the Unfolded Protein Response in melanocytes. The ideal candidate will have expertise in cell culture, molecular and cellular biology techniques. US citizens or permanent residents may qualify for funding through a departmental NIH training grant. Interested applicants should send their curriculum vitae and a short statement describing previous research experience, future goals and contact information of three referees to:

Prashiela Manga, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, NYU School of Medicine


Phone: (212) 263-9086

Postdoctoral position in the Laboratory of Ian Jackson in the MRC Human Genetics Unit, Edinburgh, Scotland

A postdoc position is available from October 1st to follow up genetic associations with human hair colour, using transgenic mouse and cell culture models. The applicant should have experience in molecular and cell biology techniques and preferably experience with transgenic or mutant mice.

This is a 3 year position in the MRC Human Genetics Unit at the University of Edinburgh, a well-funded and dynamic, world-leading institute for the study of genetics, with substantial core infrastructure in transgenic mice, imaging, bioinformatics and cell culture. Edinburgh is an exciting, international city often ranked the best city to live in the UK.

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Information about the MRC Human Genetics Unit Click here >>

and Ian Jackson's lab Click here >>

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