Research Assistant at University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge, UK has an opening postdoctoral researcher position in molecular biology. This position is available for 3 years. The deadline for applying is September 06, 2019.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position at the interface of stem cell biology and biophysics in the group of Prof. Ewa Paluch. The Paluch lab studies cellular morphogenesis combining cell and molecular biology, quantitative imaging and biophysical approaches to investigate cell shape changes in cultured cells and in vivo. Current projects in the lab include investigating the regulation of the mechanical properties of the cellular actin cortex, the biomechanics of cell migration and cell division, and the role of cell shape and mechanics during cell fate changes.

The successful candidate will conduct fundamental research aimed at understanding the cross-talk between cell shape and cell fate in embryonic stem cells and in developmental organoids. The aim of the project is to characterise the dynamics of shape changes during fate transitions using advanced microscopy and image analysis, and to investigate the feedbacks between the cellular processes controlling shape and the regulatory networks controlling fate.

You should hold a PhD (or about to be awarded a PhD) in Biology, Biomedical Sciences or a related field and have extensive experience with stem cell biology, molecular biology and advanced imaging. Further knowledge of the cell mechanics, and experience working with embryonic stem cells will be considered an advantage.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

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The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

Deadline: September 06, 2019
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