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Postdoctoral position at The Francis Crick

Posted by , on 2 October 2020

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

A postdoctoral position (fully-funded for 4 years) is available in the laboratory of Dr. Rashmi Priya at the Francis Crick institute. Dr Priya’s laboratory focuses on the mechano-molecular control of organ development during embryogenesis. For a brief overview of the lab, please visit or get in touch with Dr. Priya.

The Organ Morphodynamics lab is starting at the Francis Crick in January 2021 and will grow to six people over the next 2 years. We have generous core-funding support and access to state-of-the-art facilities and technology platforms including Advanced light microscopy, High throughput sequencing, Bioinformatics and Image analysis help desk. The Francis Crick is a modern, world class biomedical research institute in central London. The Francis Crick and the participating organizations (UCL, Imperial College London and King’s College London) offer a highly inclusive, collaborative and thriving research community with many career development opportunities.

I am especially looking for candidates who are interested in combining interdisciplinary approaches to gain a systemic understanding of organ morphogenesis using a well-suited model system – the developing zebrafish heart. The project will aim to unravel the underlying mechanical, molecular and geometric interactions that transforms a developing heart from a simple epithelium into a highly intricate patterned organ.

The suitable candidate will use advanced microscopic techniques, image analysis, genetic/optical manipulations, biophysical approaches and collaborate with theoreticians to understand how morphological and molecular complexity emerges during heart development. Candidates with a strong background in advanced confocal and/or light sheet imaging, image analysis, zebrafish genetics and a good understanding of the mechanics of tissue morphogenesis and/or heart development are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate should be keen in pursuing collaborative research, should have excellent communication skills and should be a good team player.

For further details about the project and how to apply, please visit the Crick vacancies portal or get in touch –

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