Postdoctoral Position 2019 in UK, University College London
Designation/Position- Postdoctoral Position 2019 in UK
University College London invites application for Postdoctoral Position 2019 in UK from eligible and interested candidates
About- Research group is generously funded jointly by the Wellcome Trust and the Royal Society to determine, at the cellular and molecular level, how glia regulate neural development. Conservation of biological processes enables us to investigate this question in the fruit fly, where we can make use of modern genetic and molecular techniques to ask how signals from glia regulate neuronal production, how glia can be reprogrammed into neurons and how different types of glia differ in their functions during brain development. Postdoctoral Position 2019 in UK
Research/Job Area- Molecular biology, cell and/or developmental biology
Location- UCL, University College London, UK
Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant subject area (or be close to completing their degree), excellent communication skills, a collaborative spirit and a kind heart.
The ideal candidate will have a strong background in molecular biology, cell and/or developmental biology as well as experience with imaging.
Knowledge of signal transduction, Drosophila genetics and bioinformatics are a plus but not essential.
Job/Position Description- Research group is looking for an intellectually curious and motivated postdoctoral fellow to join in the fun exploring how glia regulate neurogenesis and neuronal fate-specification. Our approaches are interdisciplinary and involve genetics, live imaging, computational modelling, single cell RNA sequencing, etc.
Available projects include: (1) Understanding how signals from glia impart unique neuronal identities (a follow up to Fernandes et al., Science, 2017). (2) Characterising glial diversity in the visual system. (3) Exploring glial involvement in neuroepithelial proliferation.
Proposed start date: August 1st, 2019 (Flexible).
How to Apply- Formal applications will be accepted online through UCL’s job portal till May 3rd, 2019. If you cannot meet this deadline but would like to apply, please contact Dr. Fernandes as soon as possible.
For Contact- Please contact Dr. Fernandes at [email protected] (along with a CV and cover letter describing research interests).
Last Date for Apply– 3 May 2019