We are pleased to announce a call for applications for two MRC-funded postdoctoral researcher positions to investigate mechanisms of wound healing and inflammation in Drosophila embryos. These positions in the labs of Paul Martin (Bristol, UK) and Will Wood (Bath, UK) will complement one another using fly genetics and live imaging opportunities to analyse fundamental aspects of wound repair and inflammation with a longer term view to translate these findings for design of therapeutics to improve wound healing in man.
These are 5 year positions funded by an MRC programme grant awarded jointly to Profs Martin and Wood and we are looking for applicants who have finished their Ph.D, or will do very shortly, and have a background in Drosophila cell/developmental biology. For a review of our own studies and others in the field please see Razzell et al (2011) Disease Models and Mechanisms 4, 569, or embryo.wound.info
Work will be carried out both at School of Medical Sciences, University of Bristol and Dept of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath.
The positions are available to start on August 1st. Appointments will be made on Grade I (University of Bristol) and Grade 7 (University of Bath), with a salary starting at £30,122. You will be considered for both positions at the University of Bristol and the University of Bath but you may express a preference.
Informal enquiries to Prof Paul Martin (email@example.com) or Prof Will Wood (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please apply at www.bath.ac.uk/jobs or www.bristol.ac.uk/jobs Closing date for this application is 9th July.