We are looking for an intellectually curious and motivated postdoctoral fellow to join in the fun exploring how glia regulate neurogenesis and neuronal fate-specification. Our approaches are interdisciplinary and involve genetics, live imaging, computational modelling, single cell RNA sequencing, etc. Available projects include: (1) Understanding how signals from glia impart unique neuronal identities (a follow up to Fernandes et al., Science, 2017). (2) Characterising glial diversity in the visual system. (3) Exploring glial involvement in neuroepithelial proliferation.

​Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant subject area (or be close to completing their degree), excellent communication skills, a collaborative spirit and a kind heart. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in molecular biology, cell and/or developmental biology as well as experience with imaging. Knowledge of signal transduction, Drosophila genetics and bioinformatics are a plus but not essential.

Formal applications will be accepted online through UCL’s job portal till May 3rd, 2019. If you cannot meet this deadline but would like to apply, please contact Dr. Fernandes as soon as possible.

Proposed start date: August 1st, 2019 (Flexible).

For more details please contact Dr. Fernandes at vilaiwan.fernandes@ucl.ac.uk (along with a CV and cover letter describing research interests).

Note: Our lab and UCL value and support diversity. Funding is guaranteed beyond Brexit.

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