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Post-Doctoral Research Associate: Cell Biology of Planar Polarity

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 26, 2015.

Applications are invited for a post-doc position to work in José Casal and Peter A Lawrence's group to study the cell biology of planar cell polarity. Drosophila is used as a model organism.

This position is suitable for an independent-minded postdoc with knowledge and skills in live imaging, cell biology, and genetics

Required experience / knowledge for the position


A PhD in cell biology, genetics or closely related subjects (completed or completion imminent).

Knowledge and interest in the broad field of our research.

Ability to organise time, plan ahead and to work effectively independently.

Good data handling and data analysis skills.

Good communication skills (written and oral).

Ability to work in a team and relate well with others.

An inventive mind willing and able to devise new techniques, improve existing ones and create original projects.

Proven ability to prepare scientific manuscripts of quality.

Prerequisites will include some or all of the following:

An understanding of the recent developments in fly genetic research.

Experience of live imaging,confocal microscopy and tracking multiply tagged proteins.

Experience of laser ablation techniques.

Duties and responsibilities:

Develop research objectives, projects and proposals.

Conduct individual and collaborative research projects.

Write and contribute to publications or disseminate research findings using other appropriate media.

Assess, interpret and evaluate outcomes of research .

Make presentations at conferences or exhibit work in other appropriate events.

Routinely communicate complex and conceptual ideas to those with limited knowledge and understanding as well as to peers.

Supervise postgraduate research students and undergraduates on short stays with us.

Mentor and coach colleagues with less experience and advise on personal development.

Supervise other researchers.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 36 months.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 36 months.

Previous applicants need not apply

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Please quote reference PF06530 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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