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PhD position to study septins in epithelial tissues

Posted by , on 30 January 2023

Location: Institut Fresnel, CNRS, Marseille, FRANCE

Closing Date: 1 October 2023

We seek a doctoral fellow in the context of our project SEPTISS which aims at elucidating the role of septins in nondividing, remodeling epithelial tissues. To gain insights into the role of septins in epithelial tissue architecture and mechanics, the fellow will use the Drosophila embryo as a model system and a combination of experimental techniques, including genetics, live tissue imaging, laser manipulation, polarization-resolved fluorescence microscopy and super-resolution microscopy.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, ambitious candidate to join our efforts in elucidating animal septin organization and function. Applicants should have a background in cell or developmental biology, bioengineering, biophysics, or a closely related field. Prior experience with Drosophila genetics and handling, tissue mechanics measurements, or image analysis and data science will be a plus, but is not required.

Funding will cover the duration of the PhD thesis, starting as early as spring 2023.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a letter of interest, a CV, and contact information for two references to Loïc Le Goff ( and Manos Mavrakis (

Click to access SEPTISS_position.pdf

Closing Date: 1 October 2023

Scientific fields: Cell biology, Morphogenesis, Early embryogenesis, Development and disease

Model systems: Drosophila

Duration: Fixed term

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