Morphogenesis during animal development
The Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology is now offering a two-year postdoc position in a research group working on morphogenesis using the notochord development in Ciona intestinalis as the model. The announced position focuses on the construction and regulation of the actomyosin network that is involved in cell elongation during the early phase of notochord tubulogenesis. Interested individuals can read two publications, Dong et al., 2011, and Denker and Jiang, 2012, for detailed description of experimental model and the biological questions.
Extensive resources are established for Ciona intestinalis (gene knock down, transgenesis, advanced imaging tools, quantitative analysis of morphogenesis, and published genome).
The position will utilize a broad spectrum of cell biology methods. Applicants with special interests in cytokinesis, actomyosin, advance quantitative imaging are welcome to apply. Prior experience in microinjection and/or dynamic live imaging of embryos are preferred. We seek creative scientist who wishes to explore new experimental system and discover novel mechanism.
The position is available immediately; the start date is negotiable. The salary for Postdoctoral Researcher (code 8151) starts at NOK 480 000.
The Sars International Centre is a partner of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and a department of Uni Research AS, affiliated with the University of Bergen. The Centre is focused on basic research in marine molecular biology, developmental biology and evolution, through genetic and comparative studies of invertebrates and vertebrates.
Uni Research has employee insurance and pension agreements and is an equal opportunity employer.
For further information regarding the position and scientific content of the project please contact Dr. Di Jiang, Group Leader: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written applications in English, including CV, summary of educational and work experience, a brief statement of research interest and contact information for two references can be sent to: Uni Sars Centre, HR Officer, Bergen High Technology Centre, Thormøhlensgt. 55, N-5008 Bergen, Norway. Please mark applications 12 Sars 08. Application deadline is November 9 2012.
Please note that applications sent by e-mail will not be considered.