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2 Postdoctoral positions available in the Tissue Mechanics Lab at MRC LMCB, University College London

Posted by , on 6 February 2014

Closing Date: 15 March 2021


Research Associate

(2 positions)

University College London -MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology

Full Time : The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £32,699 – £39,523 inclusive per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

The Mao lab studies the mechanics of tissue growth and regeneration, combining genetics, in vivo live imaging, automated image analysis, experimental biophysics and computational modelling. Current projects in the lab include interdisciplinary approaches to study how mechanical forces affect tissue growth, tissue architectural changes, cell shape changes during mitosis and tissue regeneration in the Drosophila wing disc.

We are looking for an experienced developmental or cell biologist to study the mechanics of in vivo 3D tissue growth, using initially the Drosophila wing as a model system.

Available from March 2014, one post is offered for a period of three years in the first instance and the other for one year in the first instance.

Candidates should possess / or shortly be awarded a PhD degree in biology, biophysics, or a related biological sciences discipline. A strong background in advanced live imaging, cell / tissue mechanics, quantitative image analysis, molecular and cell biology are required. Experience with Drosophila genetics, tissue mechanical measurements and tissue manipulation techniques are advantageous.

To access further details about the position (ref 1399630) and how to apply please visit:

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Ione Karney

Highly committed candidates are encouraged to contact Yanlan Mao by email at

Closing Date: 20/2/2014

Latest time for the submission of applications: 5.00pm.

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