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Postdoctoral Training Fellow

The Francis Crick Institute

Location: London

Full time: Yes, Fixed-term, 4 years

Salary: Competitive with benefits, subject to skills and experience

Deadline: 28-Sep-2020


An exciting opportunity is now open for an aspiring cross-disciplinary computational modeller/microscopy imaging postdoctoral researcher to join our lab. If you have so far focussed primarily in one side e.g. imaging, with only a smaller experience in coding, or vice versa, but have a passion to develop both skills – please don’t hesitate to apply!

Our lab has a core strength in developing predictive cell-based, spatiotemporal simulations closely tied to, and validated by, experiments to understand how cell shape, dynamics and behaviour drive blood vessel growth. This project aims to understand the maladapted cell behaviour driving abnormal vascular tuft formation in blindness causing retinopathies. We recently discovered using lightsheet imaging (Prahst et. al. eLife 2020) that tufts have a 3D knotted morphology, which we now want to understand fully to inspire new therapeutics.

Training and access to the tools and equipment needed for the project will be provided, including the wide array of cutting-edge 3D-4D microscopes and image analysis software housed at the Francis Crick Institute and modelling code bases and practices in our lab. The role will not involve mouse work directly as retinas are provide by our collaborators.

We are particularly interested in creative applicants who will want to bring their own flair and ideas to the project and are keen to hear from applicants underrepresented in STEM.

The successful candidate will report directly to Dr. Bentley, Head of the Cellular Adaptive Behaviour Laboratory based at the Francis Crick Institute.

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