Research Associate (two positions available)

University of Bristol - School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Postdoctoral scientists in mammalian cell competition

Two postdoc positions in mammalian cell competition are available to join the group of Eugenia Piddini and to study the mechanisms and impact of mechanical cell competition in health and disease.

The Piddini group studies the mechanisms and function of cell competition and investigates how cell competition can be harnessed to identify novel therapeutic opportunities in cancer and in regenerative medicine (http://research-information.bristol.ac.uk/en/persons/eugenia-piddini(d9edf159-92ca-4b42-8bd6-6dbe1de23195).html). We are seeking to appoint two outstanding post-docs to expand our work on mechanical cell competition using both in vitro (primary cells and cell lines) and in vivo (mouse) models.

Applicants should be highly motivated and have a substantial track record of productivity and international experience, including excellent publications. They should have a PhD in a relevant subject area, or be close to completion of their degree. Expertise in mammalian cell biology, signal transduction and molecular biology is necessary. Experience in mechano-sensing, mechano-transduction and/or mouse in vivo models is definitely advantageous.

Applications should include a CV and a brief statement outlining key areas of expertise and reasons why you would like to join the group. Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor Eugenia Piddini: eugenia.piddini@bristol.ac.uk. The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Applications shortlisting will be begin at the end of October 2017, but the position will remain open until filled.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Monday 27 November 2017

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.

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