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Postdoc position (Francis Crick Institute, London): Developmental origins of health and longevity

Posted by , on 20 February 2018

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

An exciting opportunity to be part of a pioneering biomedical research institute, dedicated to innovation and science. A postdoctoral research post in the laboratory of Dr. Alex P. Gould is now available. We are looking for a highly motivated researcher to identify the, as yet unknown, molecular mechanisms by which dietary nutrients and oxidative stress during development can profoundly alter adult metabolism and longevity. The successful applicant will choose which of the Drosophila and/or mouse model(s) established in the lab they wish to focus on (PMID: 21816278, PMID: 26451484, PMID: 29123106 and unpublished). Research techniques used in the lab include genetics, molecular biology, confocal microscopy, biochemistry, metabolomics and mass spectrometry imaging. Details of projects currently being undertaken in the lab can be seen at: THE GOULD LAB. The successful applicant will have good communication and organisational skills and a PhD in a relevant area (or be in the final stages of completion). Informal enquiries to alex.gould@crick.ac.uk.

The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases. An independent organisation, its founding partners are the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King’s College London. The Crick was formed in 2015, and in 2016 it moved into a new state-of-the-art building in central London which brings together 1500 scientists and support staff working collaboratively across disciplines, making it the largest biomedical research facility in one building in Europe. The Francis Crick Institute will be world-class with a strong national role. Its distinctive vision for excellence includes commitments to collaboration; developing emerging talent and exporting it the rest of the UK; public engagement; and helping turn discoveries into treatments as quickly as possible to improve lives and strengthen the economy.

” If you are interested in this role, please apply via our website.
The closing date for applications is Monday, 19 March 2018 at 23:30.
” All offers of employment are subject to successful security screening and continuous eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.

Key words

” Developmental biology
” Mouse genetics
” Drosophila genetics
” metabolism
” physiology
” developmental origins of health and disease
” mass spectrometry imaging
” metabolomics
” cell biology
” molecular biology




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