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Position: Research Fellow
Institution: University College London
Department: London Centre for Nanotechnology
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: The Postholder will be responsible for carrying out experimental research on the project using techniques including, but not limited to, molecular cell biology, laser ablation, atomic force microscopy, live confocal microscopy, numerical modelling, and developmental biology. The candidate will also be required to analyse the experimental data, and design new experimental techniques
Requirements: The successful candidate will have a PhD in a relevant area of Life Sciences (or at least have submitted their thesis) with an outstanding track record of research and publications in high impact journals. Extensive experience in developmental biology of early C Elegans embryos, molecular biology, optical microscopy, numerical modelling, and atomic force microscopy is essential. The person must have demonstrated ability for creative, original independent research of high impact. The person must be adept at multi-tasking and organizing their work to meet deadlines. He/She must have a proven track record of working in multi-disciplinary teams
   
Text: Research Fellow, - Ref:1788297 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division London Centre for Nanotechnology Location of position London Grade 7 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) ?35,328 - ?42,701 per annum Duties and Responsibilities The Charras group at UCL is recruiting a research associate for a research project at the interface between Biophysics and Developmental Biology. The project seeks to understand the link between signalling, cell mechanics, and cell patterning during early embryogenesis. During early development, the body plan of the future organism is led out. The spatial arrangement of cells plays a central role in establishing the signaling that will specify each cell?s function. Errors in patterning result in non-viable organisms or severe malformations. The geometrical arrangement of cells within the early embryo is the result of the interplay between the forces exerted by the cells together with intercellular adhesion. In early development, most of the mechanical forces are exerted by the submembranous actin cortex. In organisms that grow within a shell, an additional influence is the spatial constraint provided by the eggshell. Despite great progress, how patterning is initially established remains unclear and we know little about the respective importance of mechanics, adhesion, and geometrical constraints. The goal of this project is to characterise cell mechanics and intercellular adhesion in nematodes and correlate this with changes in protein activity in the different cells of the early embryo. The Postholder will be responsible for carrying out experimental research on the project using techniques including, but not limited to, molecular cell biology, laser ablation, atomic force microscopy, live confocal microscopy, numerical modelling, and developmental biology. The candidate will also be required to analyse the experimental data, and design new experimental techniques. This position is funded for 1 year in the first instance. Key Requirements The successful candidate will have a PhD in a relevant area of Life Sciences (or at least have submitted their thesis) with an outstanding track record of research and publications in high impact journals. Extensive experience in developmental biology of early C Elegans embryos, molecular biology, optical microscopy, numerical modelling, and atomic force microscopy is essential. The person must have demonstrated ability for creative, original independent research of high impact. The person must be adept at multi-tasking and organizing their work to meet deadlines. He/She must have a proven track record of working in multi-disciplinary teams. Candidates should also have excellent written and verbal communication . Further Details A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy please click on the ?Apply Now? button below. If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Denise Ottley at the London Centre for Nanotechnology, d.ottley@ucl.ac.uk or 17-19 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AH, for advice. Informal enquiries regarding the vacancy can be made to Professor G Charras, g.charras@ucl.ac.uk (Tel: 44 (0)20 7679 2923). UCL Taking Action for Equality We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible. Closing Date 10 Feb 2019 Latest time for the submission of applications 23.59 Interview date TBC Our department is working towards an Athena SWAN award. We are committed to advancing gender equality within our department. This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job. Job description and person specification Apply Now
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