Postdoctoral Training Fellow

The Francis Crick Institute

Short Introduction/Summary

Dr Santos is seeking a creative and highly motivated postdoc, who enjoys working in a collaborative environment, to investigate how cells decode signals and irreversibly commit to different cell fates. The proposed project will involve quantitative single cell imaging using embryonic stem cells.

The Four-Year Postdoctoral Training programme is part of this commitment and many postdocs leave to set up their own research groups. Postdocs also benefit from living and working in one of the world’s greatest scientific, cultural and cosmopolitan capital.

Project Scope/ Description

Dr Silvia Santos’s newly established laboratory focuses on understanding control principles in cell-decision making. Current areas of research include studying spatio-temporal control and remodelling in cell cycle regulation (Santos, et al Cell 2012, Santos & Ferrell Nature 2009, Araujo, et al Mol Cell 2016, Araujo et al in revision) and understanding commitment to differentiation, using human embryonic stem cells as a model system (Santos, Nature Cell Biology 2007). There is a strong focus on single cell analysis, imaging and the interplay between experimental and computational approaches.

The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.

An independent organisation, its founding partners are the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King’s College London.

The Crick was formed in 2015, and in 2016 it moved into a brand new state-of-the-art building in central London which brings together 1500 scientists and support staff working collaboratively across disciplines, making it the biggest biomedical research facility under a single roof in Europe.

The Francis Crick Institute will be world-class with a strong national role. Its distinctive vision for excellence includes commitments to collaboration; to developing emerging talent and exporting it the rest of the UK; to public engagement; and to helping turn discoveries into treatments as quickly as possible to improve lives and strengthen the economy.

The closing date for applications is 03 September 2017 at 23:30 pm.

Please note: all offers of employment are subject to successful security screening and continuous eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.

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