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Postdoctoral positions in Cell, Developmental and Mechanobiology

Posted by , on 20 January 2021

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

We are looking for two postdoctoral researchers (3 or 5 years) to work in Roberto Mayor laboratory at University College London, UK.


The scope of the positions is quite open and the project will be agreed with the candidate according to background and research interests. The general aims of the project is to study the interplay of mechanicaland chemical cues on cell migration and differentiation in vivo, using zebrafish and Xenopus embryos and cells cultured in vitro.


Project will involve tools to:

  • measure and modify mechanic properties of tissues in the embryo and ex vivo, such as AFM nanoindentation, optogenetics, traction force microscope (Nature. 2018, 554, 523; Science. 2018, 362, 339; Nat Commun. 2020, 11, 472; Dev Cell. 2018, 45, 565)
  • Analyse cell migration and differentiation in vivo such as 4D live imagining, transgenesis (J Cell Bol.204, 206, 113)
  • Study cell shape, migration and differentiation in vitro using micropatterning (Dev Cell. 2015, 34, 421)
  • Simulate cell behaviour using computational modelling (PLoS Comput Biol. 2019, 15, e1007002)
  • Characterize cell differentiation using scRNAseq

The selected candidate will join an interdisciplinary group with possibility of multiple collaborations in a stimulating and high quality international scientific environment. Salary will be determined upon experience and scientific background. There is flexibility in the start date of the position. Candidates interested could contact Roberto Mayor ( for more details.

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