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 (https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?owner=5041178&ownertype=fair&jcode=1326888) or Bristol (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/jobs/find/details.html?nPostingID=1009&nPostingTargetID=3245&option=28&sort=DESC&respnr=1&ID=Q50FK026203F3VBQBV7V77V83&JobNum=acad100378&Resultsperpage=10&lg=UK&mask=uobext)
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.