The primary aim of our research is to elucidate the molecular mechanisms underling the migration and differentiation of neural crest cells
Study Subject: Biophysics
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Employer: King’s College London
Fellowship Description: A 3-year postdoctoral research position, funded by the MRC, is available from January 2011 in the laboratory of Dr Claudia Linker at the Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics, King’s College London.
The primary aim of our research is to elucidate the molecular mechanisms underling the migration and differentiation of neural crest cells. The project combines genetics tools, offered by zebrafish transgenic lines, with live cell imaging to study the role of Notch signalling during neural crest migration. The newly generated MAZe line (Nat Methods. 2010 Mar;7(3):219-23) will be used to analyse this question at the single cells level.
We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated and hard working scientist who holds, or will shortly be awarded, a PhD degree in a relevant biomedical discipline. A strong background in cell or developmental biology is required. Experience with zebrafish, molecular biology and live cell imaging techniques are an advantage. Good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team is essential.
The appointment will be made on the Grade 6 scale, £33,070 per annum, inclusive of £2323 London Allowance, per annum. Benefits include an annual season ticket loan scheme and a final salary superannuation scheme.
Fellowship Application Deadline: 14/11/2010