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18-months Postdoc position in Quantitative Biology

Posted by: University of Grenoble

Posted date: Jan-25-2020

Location: Grenoble

Postdoctoral position in the team « Mechanotransduction and nuclear function»
at the Institute for Advanced Biosciences, Grenoble, France



Throughout development, epithelial cell sheets undergo highly dynamic rearrangements. Gradients of morphogens are known to direct global development of tissues, but multiple reports showed that also patterns of mechanical forces generated mainly by the actomyosin cytoskeleton appear to impose a global control over the tissue formation (Lecuit T. et al, 2007; Heer N. C., 2017).

We are interested to understand how local mechanical signals propagate within multicellular structures and how such intercellular transmission (at both scales: cell-cell and plasma membrane-nucleus) regulates collective behavior within epithelium. To address this goal, we developed a microfluidic system that applies local mechanical stimulation within a quiescent epithelium and enables studying propagation of mechanical stress with a precise control over spatial and temporal scale.

We are now taking applications for a postdoctoral position that will be fully covered for 18 months by a JCJC ANR grant. We are looking for highly motivated independent researchers that are eager to work at the interface between physics and biology. Preferred experience includes either of quantitative cell biology, cell mechanics, imaging, molecular biology, but any outstanding application will be considered. The position will remain open until filled.

To apply, please send your CV, a short cover letter stating your interest and contact details to three references to Monika Dolega (monika.dolega(at)univ-grenoble-alpes.fr).
Job Title 18-months Postdoc position in Quantitative Biology
Post Details
Email monika.dolega(at)univ-grenoble-alpes.fr
Employer's Website http://
Category
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Cell Biology
Job Classification Job Classification -> Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Grenoble
Key Words postdoc, biophysics, cell biology
Start Date 6/2020
Deadline Jun-01-2020