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Postdoctoral Research Assistant: Developmental and Stem Cell Biology

The lab of Professor Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) is looking for a dedicated postdoctoral researcher to investigate mechanisms of self-organisation, symmetry breaking and pattern formation during early mammalian development using mouse embryos as a main model system.


Recently the lab developed unique methods for studying mouse and human embryos and for building embryo-like structures from stem cells (e.g. Bedzhov and Zernicka-Goetz, Cell 2014; Harrison et al., Science 2017; Shahbazi et al, Nature, 2016 and Nature 2017; Sozen et al., Nature Cell Biology, 2018). We are using these models to discover how cells communicate with each other during self-organization and symmetry breaking. For more information about the lab, please look here: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/zernickagoetzlab/.

The successful candidate should have (or about to be awarded) a PhD in developmental or cell biology or biophysics. The expertise in the mouse embryo development and high-resolution live embryo microscopy are particularly important.

Inquiries regarding this post can be made to Prof Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz (magdaz@caltech.edu) and applications can be sent to Laboratory Manager, Dr. Clare Reynell (creynell@caltech.edu).

Closing date for applications: 30 November 2020

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.