Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to study clonal dynamics and the regulatory mechanisms controlling branching morphogenesis in the developing mouse lung. In a multidisciplinary collaboration, this experimental project will be supervised jointly by Dr Emma Rawlins (Gurdon Institute; http://www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/research/rawlins), in whose lab the work will be based, and Prof. Ben Simons (Gurdon Institute and Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, https://www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/research/simons). Between the labs, recent research activities have targeted the molecular mechanisms of cell fate decision-making during lung development and the cellular basis of branching morphogenesis in lung and other ductal tissue types(Nikolic et al., Elife, 2017; Scheele et al., Nature, 2017, Hannezo et al., Cell, 2017). We now aim to recruit an outstanding experimental Postdoctoral Research Associate, who is interested indeveloping quantitative experimental approaches tostudy cellular decision-making in the developing mouse lung, with an emphasis on lineage tracing assays.
Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant subject, or be close to completion of their degree. Expertise in general areas of developmental/stem cell biology including lineage tracing and/or live-cell imaging, image analysis and cell signalling mechanisms would be suitable for this position. Experience of in vivomouse experiments would be an advantage.
The successful applicant will learn state-of-the-art clonal analysis mechanisms and the application of quantitative models to biological questions. They will have a strong publication record and an excellent aptitude for research and career development. We are looking for applicants who are collaborative with effective communication skills and enjoy working in a team. Proven capacity to design, execute, and interpret your own experiments is essential.
Limited funding: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.
To apply online for this vacancy, please use the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you do not have an account already) and log in before completing the online application form. See http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/18053/ for more details.
Applications should include a CV and a brief statement outlining key areas of expertise and reasons why you would like to join the project. Informal enquiries can be addressed to Dr Emma Rawlins (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please quote reference PR16060 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK. Benefits include generous maternity/paternity leave, flexible working and funds for returning carers and other family-friendly schemes.