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Post-doctoral research associate positions in cancer cell biology in Zebrafish in UK

Posted by , on 8 July 2013

Closing Date: 15 March 2021


Two Cancer Research-UK funded research associate positions, one based at UCL (Tada Lab) and the other at the University of Bristol (Martin Lab), are available from 1-September-2013, to study the earliest interactions of host with pre-neoplastic cells in Zebrafish larva.  In particular we are interested in figuring out how epithelia can extrude pre-neoplastic cells and how the host innate immune system interacts in positive and negative ways with these cells (see Feng et al PLoS Biol, 2010;Current Biology, 2012 and Kajita et al. J Cell Sci, 2010). The post-holders will be involved in live imaging and genetic studies of these episodes at early stages of cancer initiation with a view to uncovering mechanisms which might guide development of cancer preventatives/therapeutics. Applicants should hold, or be about to obtain, a PhD in Developmental Biology/Cell Biology/Genetics, preferably with previous Zebrafish experience and with an aptitude for live cell imaging.

The positions are for 3 years for the first instance with a potential two-years extension.

For application details, please see either UCL ( or Bristol (

Applications must be submitted by 16:00 on the closing date of 23-July-2013 (Bristol) or 1-August-2013 (UCL).

Interviews will be held jointly: one in London and the other in Bristol in mid August.

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Masa Tada ( or Prof Paul Martin (




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