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Postdoctoral Position – Stathopoulos Lab – California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

Posted by , on 15 June 2022

Closing Date: 1 November 2022

A postdoctoral research fellow position is available in the Stathopoulos Lab at Caltech in sunny Los Angeles County to study how cell migration contributes to organ formation during Drosophila embryogenesis. In particular, we are interested in understanding recently identified signaling checkpoints that ensure that cells migrating to wrong positions are eliminated through a specialized programmed cell death “Anoikis“. Our aim is to build this Drosophila cell migration model to identify the molecular mechanisms that control metastasis. This project will build on our recent progress in this area (Macabenta, Sun, & Stathopoulos Developmental Cell 2022) by using cutting-edge live imaging, single cell sequencing, and molecular approaches to analyze both homo- and heterotypic cell-cell interactions in vivo. The successful applicant will join Angelike Stathopoulos’s lab at Caltech to work on this NIH funded project. For further details of research within the Stathopoulos lab, see: You should hold or be working towards a PhD in a biological science, be highly motivated and have an interest in studying cell-cell interactions. The position is open immediately and available for 3-5 years, with the possibility of extension based on good progress.

Candidates should send CV, include list of publications, a brief statement of research interests, and names and contact details for threes references to

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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