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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 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 – rashmi.priya@crick.ac.uk.

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