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Postdoctoral Research Scientist position in Cardiac Developmental Biology – University of Oxford

Posted by , on 25 January 2016

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist to join Professor Mathilda Mommersteeg’s laboratory to work on a project focussed on characterising the role of the Slit-Robo signalling pathway in cardiac innervation patterning. The post would be ideally suited to a postdoctoral scientist with experience in working with mouse models and background expertise in mammalian heart development or developmental neuroscience. More information through the link.


You will use conditional knock-out approaches to analyse the role of the pathway in cardiac innervation guidance, both during development and in disease. The techniques used will include immunohistochemistry, use of Amira software for 3D reconstructions of innervation, in vitro axon guidance assays and telemetry ECG analysis.


You must hold, or be near completion of, a PhD or equivalent in a relevant area of research and have a background in mammalian developmental biology and/or cardiovascular sciences and/or neuroscience.


You will be based in the Sherrington Building in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics at the University of Oxford.


The position is funded by the British Heart Foundation for up to 2.5 years.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 8 February 2016.

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