Research Associate

University College London - Institute of Ophthalmology - Cell Biology

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7.

Applications are invited for the post of a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Cell Biology. She/he will join collaborative research groups headed by Maria Balda, Karl Matter and Marcus Fruttiger that are specialised in the analysis of signalling mechanisms that guide cell behaviour and differentiation in vitro and in vivo, and during early mouse development. The successful applicant will focus on the analysis of tight junction-associated signalling mechanisms during mouse development and primary cells in culture. The aim of the project will be to identify molecular and cellular mechanisms by which specific junctional associated signalling protein is essential for mouse embryonic development as well as in vitro primary endothelial functions (JCB 2015;208(6):821-38). The position is funded by the BBSRC until 31st March 2019 in the first instance. The expected start date is 1st January 2017.

This position requires a PhD in Cell/Molecular/ Developmental Biology or, Biochemistry. The person appointed will have a UK personal animal licence, experience in developmental biology and molecular cell biology (expression analysis at protein and mRNA level, quantitative biochemical and cell-based assays, fluorescence microscopy, analysis of early mouse development). The project also requires basic tissue culture and mouse development techniques.

Informal enquiries about the post may be made to Maria Balda (email: ). For the job description or to make enquiries regarding the application process please email:   

UCL vacancy reference : 1587933

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 2£:59.

Interview Date: TBC.

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