A postdoctoral research position is available starting in the first half of 2018 for a biologist to work with Asst. Prof. Timothy Saunders’ group at the Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore (http://labs.mbi.nus.edu.sg/mod/). The Saunders lab studies the fundamental processes shaping organs and tissues during development.
One major focus in the lab is myogenesis in the developing Zebrafish embryo. We are part of a major five-year grant focused on understanding non-canonical roles of receptor tyrosine kinases in cell regulation, including in vivo. The project will involve live-imaging myogenesis on confocal and light-sheet microscopes and developing detailed four-dimensional maps of myotome development. Reagents, including optogenetic and novel live-markers, will need to be created as part of the project.
Candidates should have extensive experience in at least two of: (1) Zebrafish genetics and general fish capabilities; (2) Biochemistry and construct design; and (3) Quantitative imaging methods and image analysis. The candidate must be prepared to learn the necessary skills to perform this challenging project.
The project is in collaboration with Prof. Philip Ingham, at the Living Systems Institute, Exeter, UK and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Opportunities are available for lab placements in Prof. Ingham’s lab as part of the project. This offers an opportunity for a dedicated researcher to develop a truly interdisciplinary collaboration.
Interested candidates should contact Timothy Saunders (firstname.lastname@example.org), including a CV.