We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher who is interested in developing and applying quantitative imaging techniques to address fundamental medical and biological questions in live animals.
We are interested in:
- The regulatory circuits that underlie initial detection of epithelial tissue damage by leukocytes, and the roles that intrinsic damage signals (e.g. cell lysis/DAMP-signaling) and extrinsic/environmental damage signals (e.g. osmotic signaling) play in this process.
- The chemical and biophysical mechanisms that allow rapid wound closure in complex, multilayered epithelia, and points of crosstalk between epithelial wound repair and defense.
- Excellent knowledge of standard molecular biology/biochemistry/genetic techniques.
- Experience with widefield/confocal live microscopy & image analysis.
- Optional: Basic programming/scripting experience (e.g. MatLab, Java)
The application should comprise:
- Statement of research interest and how this relates to the lab’s interest.
- Reprints of 1-2 first authorship publications (international, peer-reviewed journals).
- On request: At least 2 letters of reference separately submitted by previous advisors.