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Postdoc in neural stem cell metabolism – Francis Crick Institute, London

Posted by , on 19 October 2020

Closing Date: 15 March 2021


A four year postdoctoral position in the lab of Alex Gould is now available. Previous work in the laboratory, using Drosophila, has shown that the neural stem cell niche plays a critical role in sparing the developing CNS from stresses such as nutrient restriction and hypoxia (PMID: 26451484, PMID: 21816278). We are now looking for a highly motivated researcher to identify metabolic interactions between neural stem cells and their niche during stress protection. The successful applicant will have access to state-of-the-art techniques such as single-cell sequencing, gene editing and metabolomics. They will also have a unique opportunity to utilize cryogenic mass spectrometry imaging, a new method recently developed in the laboratory for visualizing metabolism in tissues at single cell resolution (PMID: 32603009). Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates with molecular biology and gene cloning skills. Prior experience with Drosophila is useful but not essential. Examples of other projects ongoing in the lab can be found at and at The successful applicant will have good organisational and communication skills and a PhD in a relevant area (or be in the final stages of completion).

For a job description and application form visit the Crick website link to Vacancy ID: 015068.

For more general postdoc information:

Closing date: Thursday, 12th November 2020 at 23:45 UK time

Informal enquiries to:

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