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Postdoctoral postion in Cell, Developmental and Mechanobiology

Posted by , on 2 March 2022

Location: University of Warwick, UK

Closing Date: 27 March 2022

A postdoctoral research position is available in the Smutny lab at the Centre for Mechanochemical Cell Biology (CMCB) at Warwick Medical School, UK. The lab is focused on identifying mechanisms that shape and pattern tissues and organs during early embryonic development. For a brief overview of the research in the lab, please visit

The focus of the project will be on identifying molecular, cellular and physical determinants controlling tissue morphogenesis and patterning of a newly forming tissue during zebrafish embryogenesis. The multidisciplinary project aims to reveal new insights into how cell and tissue dynamics are linked to changes in cell identities by exploring regulatory mechanisms at multiple scales. The suitable candidate will use state-of-the-art microscopy, computational image analysis, latest techniques in cell/developmental biology (gene/protein perturbations, optogenetics), biophysical tools (cell stretcher/confiner) and a combination of in vivo and in vitro approaches to address these questions.

Highly motivated candidates with a strong background in Cell/Developmental biology (or related), advanced microscopy, image analysis, biophysical approaches and great interest in interdisciplinary and collaborative research are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will work in a new state-of-the-art Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Building (IBRB), which is part of a thriving research community at Gibbet Hill Campus.

For more information about the job and how to apply, please visit:, or get in touch for enquires and expression of interest directly to The application closing date is 27th March 2022.

Closing Date: 27 March 2022

Scientific fields: Cell biology, Morphogenesis, Early embryogenesis, Development and disease, Cell fate control and differentiation, Quantitative biology and modelling

Model systems: Zebrafish

Duration: Fixed term

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