Bases del concurso #LiveScience

El Instituto Milenio de Biología Integrativa, iBio, busca conectar y extender la ciencia que realiza con la sociedad a través de un concurso en redes sociales. El concurso va dirigido a los miembros del Instituto y tiene como objetivo que estos generen contenido de divulgación científica en formato de video.
Para esto, se requerirá que los participantesrealicenvideos cortos, de no más de 2 minutos sobre las diferentes técnicas, experimentos, investigación o temas científicos vinculados al Instituto, enfocados en público general y un orto párrafo explicativo donde se incluyan los créditos de quienes aportaron al video.
Los videos serán posteados en YouTube (u otras plataformas digitales a definir) y difundidos a través de las redes sociales del Instituto con el nombre de #LiveScience, dando crédito al autor. Se considerará ganador el video que tenga más visualizaciones al mes.

Condiciones Generales del concurso.

Participación
Puede participar cualquier persona perteneciente a los laboratorios de los investigadores asociados o adjuntos del iBio, de nacionalidad chilena o extrajera, residente en Chile y que no sea pariente en primer grado de ninguno de los investigadores asociados.

Los videos deben ser enviados a scabello@bio.puc.cl hasta el 1 de diciembre.

Condiciones
1.    El video debe ser original, hecho por un miembro del iBio. Se valorizará la creatividad.
2.    Todos los videos participantes pueden ser utilizados por el iBio con el fin de vincularse con la sociedad.
3.    Los derechos de autor de los videos se respetarán y el iBio se compromete a citar el nombre de la autora o autor, de manera explícita en todos los formatos de difusión para los que se utilice.
4.    La música que se use debe ser de propiedad del autor del video o licenciada bajo Creative Commons y citada de acuerdo a la norma https://creativecommons.org/about/program-areas/arts-culture/arts-culture-resources/legalmusicforvideos/
5.    El video debe durar un máximo de 2 minutos.
6.    Se recibirán videos hasta el 1 de diciembre.
7.    La sola participación en el concurso implicará la aceptación de estas bases, de los resultados del concurso y otorga el derecho a los organizadores a publicar, distribuir y reproducir en cualquier medio, sin fines de lucro, las obras participantes.
8.    Los videos no deberán atentar contra ningún principio o valor de las instituciones albergantes del iBio. El iBio se reserva el derecho a descalificar a cualquier participante que no cumpla con esta condición.

Deliberación y Selección
Durante la última semana de diciembre se revisarán los informes mensuales que contabilizarán el número de interacciones mensuales de cada video. El video que tenga más visualizaciones al mes será el ganador.

Premios: 
El autor o autora del video ganador será becado para participar en el congreso internacional, que será seleccionado por el ganador y su supervisor por un máximo de 5 días, donde deberá presentar un poster o dar una presentación oral. La beca cubrirá un máximo de $1.500.000 pesos los que se utilizarán para pagar pasajes, inscripción y estadía entre otros, de acuerdo con el instructivo de gastos del iBio.

Los resultados se darán a conocer a través de la página web del instituto, www.miissb.org, al final de diciembre. ​

Sponsorship for Conicyt Postdoctoral Grant in the research area of Role of sRNAs on Arabidopsis root development and plant responses to the environment.

The Millennium Institute for Integrative Biology (iBio) invites Chilean and Foreigner researchers interested in applying to the Concurso Postdoctorado FONDECYT 2019 in the research area of Role of sRNAs on Arabidopsis root development and plant responses to the environment.
The ideal candidate should have strong background in molecular biology (biologist, biochemist, biotechnologist) and a strong interest in genomics and bioinformatics. The candidate is expected to be familiar or able to quickly learn different system biology approaches to model regulatory networks as well as analyzing omics data. Previous experience working with plant models is highly desirable for a quick start of the project.
The project may last 2 to 3 years and will be of full time dedication. Fondecyt Postdoc funding includes researcher’s salary, travel and operating expenses. Additionally, researchers living abroad can request a one- time spenditure for installation and travel costs.
Candidates should submit applications electronically before 20 of August to Elena Vidal (contact@miissb.org) including copy of the PhD degree, curriculum vitae, at least 2 reference letters and a letter of intent explaining their research interest in this area. Interested researchers in applying to Fondecyt Postdoctoral with iBio sponsorship should have received their doctorate from January 1, 2015 on. For female researchers who have given birth between January 1, 2015 and the closing date of the application, this requirement is extended until January 1, 2014.
Applicants that have been previously awarded Postdoc Fondecyt are excluded from this call. Women are encouraged to apply.

Sponsorship for Conicyt Postdoctoral Grant in the research area of biodiversity of native yeasts in Chile with potential in Biotechnology.

The Millennium Institute for Integrative Biology (iBio) invites Chilean and Foreigner researchers interested in applying to the Concurso Postdoctorado FONDECYT 2019 in the research area of biodiversity of native yeasts in Chile with potential in Biotechnology.

The project may last 2 to 3 years and will be of full time dedication. Fondecyt Postdoc funding includes researcher’s salary, travel and operating expenses. Additionally, researchers living abroad can request a one- time spenditure for installation and travel costs.

The ideal candidate should have strong backgroundin molecular biology (biologist, biochemist, biotechnologist) and a strong interest and genomics. Candidates should submit applications electronically before 20 of August to Dr. Francisco Cubillos (contact@miissb.org)including copy of the PhD degree, curriculum vitae, at least 2 reference letters and a letter of intent explaining their research interest in this area. Interested researchers in applying to Fondecyt Postdoctoral with iBio sponsorship should have received their doctorate from January 1, 2015 on. For female researchers who have given birth between January 1, 2015 and the closing date of the application, this requirement is extended until January 1, 2014.

Applicants that have been previously awarded Postdoc Fondecyt are excluded from this call.
​Women are encouraged to apply.

Researcher position available immediately

Applications are invited for enthusiastic and motivated researchers with at least 3 year of experience in data analysis and bioinformatics to join the Millennium Institute for Integrative Biology (iBio).
The successful candidate will join a young research center that aims to understand at the genome level how environmental perturbations control plant and fungal properties as individuals, and also as interacting entities. These studies consider the effect of genetic variability, abiotic perturbations (nitrogen, light, temperature), biological interactions (beneficial or detrimental) and the molecular mechanisms that govern time-dependent genetic programs, such as circadian and developmental processes.
The ideal candidate should have expertise in the following areas:

  • Programing in Perl and/or Python.
  • GNU/Linux OS.
  • Basic management of MySQL databases.
  • Statistical languages (R, matlab…).
  • Experience in analysis of omics data generated by high throughput sequencing, including but not restricted to:
    – Genome assembly and identification of genetic variants
    – Transcriptome assembly and analysis of differential gene expression
    – Identification of target genes of transcription factors and open chromatin sites in the genome
    – Identification of small RNAs and small RNA targets
    – Identification of methylated DNA regions

The candidate is expected to have a medium proficiency in English and be familiar or able to quickly learn different systems biology approaches to model regulatory mechanisms. Possession of a PhD degree will be a plus.
Candidates should submit applications electronically (contact@miissb.org) including, curriculum vitae and at least 2 reference letters. Review of applications will begin in September 2018 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.
Women are encouraged to apply.