POSTDOCTORAL POSITION investigating tissue polarity and morphogenesis in
Applications are invited for a three year postdoctoral position at the
Imperial Cancer Research Fund (ICRF). Genetic approaches will be used to
identify the mechanisms by which a transcription factor, Mirror,
establishes borders of tissue polarity and affects morphogenesis.
Biochemical and molecular approaches will be used to identify Mirror
binding partners and sites. (For additional background see McNeill et
al.(1997) Genes & Dev 11(8):1073). A long term goal of the laboratory is to
understand the links between expression of a transcription factor and
alterations in cellular properties such as adhesion and motility.
The lab is located in the Lincoln's Inn Fields laboratories of the ICRF.
The institute houses approximately 50 research groups and provides a
stimulating and interactive environment. The different labs study diverse
biological processes, including cell-cycle, development, DNA replication,
transcription, signal transduction, DNA repair and apoptosis. One of the
advantages of the ICRF is its excellent core facilities, which, combined
with the interactive nature of the place, make it fairly easy to utilise a
broad variety of techniques. Finally, the lab is located in the heart of
the city, close to the many theatres, museums and parks that London has to
Applicants should have a background in cell and molecular biology,
previous experience in Drosophila genetics is desirable.
Salary will be in the range £20,00 to £ 26,000 per annum, inclusive
Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Helen McNeill:
Tel: 44 (0)171 269 2840 ;
Fax: 44 (0)171-269 3417;
e-mail h.mcneill at icrf.icnet.uk
44 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3PX
Phone 011 44 171 269 2840 (office);
FAX 011 44 171 269 3417