Research associate positions in mechanobiology
Two postdoctoral positions are available in the group of Prof Garcia-Manyes at King’s College London
Deadline: September 10th 2016.
Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics within the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine at King’s College London.
The work will include work at the interface between physics, molecular biology and cell biology, using state-of-the-art techniques that will enable us to understand how mechanical forces act (and transmit) within the cell.
The post holder will report to Prof Garcia-Manyes, and Prof Shanahan and will perform research on the nanomechanical properties of the LINC complex, at both the single molecule and single cell level.
Practical experience in single molecule/single cell AFM and/or in molecular or cell biology techniques are essential. Experience in protein biochemistry and light microscopy is highly desirable. This post would suit a cell biologist interested to move into the area of mechanosignalling, or a structural biologist wanting to expand into cellular mechanisms.
Candidates should have, or be about to obtain a PhD in Biological sciences, Biophysics or a related discipline. Please note that this is a PhD level role but candidates who have submitted their thesis and are awaiting award of their PhDs will be considered.
More information and instructions to appliy
- See announcement in The High Wire web site.
- For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact Dr Sergi Garcia-Manyes.
Deadline: September 12th 2016.
Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the Department of Physics within the Faculty of Natural and Mathematical Sciences at King’s College London.
The work will include work at the interface between instrumentation, physics and chemistry, using state-of-the-art techniques that will enable us to understand how mechanical forces act on a single molecule and transmit within an individual cell.
The post holder will report to Prof Garcia-Manyes and will perform research on the broad topic of mechanobiology, mostly on the development of new instrumentation but also at the experimental level, to study the nanomechanical properties of individual biomolecules, spanning from the single molecule to the single cell level.
Practical experience in instrumentation development and computing programming is essential. Experience in single molecule/single cell AFM and/or in light microscopy techniques is highly desirable.
Candidates should have, or be about to obtain a PhD in Physics, Engineering or a related discipline.