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 https://www.crick.ac.uk/research/labs/rashmi-priya 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 – firstname.lastname@example.org.