宾夕法尼亚大学（University of Pennsylvania ），简称宾大（UPenn），位于宾夕法尼亚州最大城市费城，是一所全球顶尖的私立研究型大学，著名的八所常春藤盟校之一，北美顶尖大学学术联盟美国大学协会14所创始成员之一。宾大由本杰明·富兰克林创建于1740年，是美国第四古老的高等教育机构，也是美国第一所从事科学技术和人文教育的现代高等学校。
A postdoc position or a visiting scholar is available in the lab of Dr Nicolas Plachta (www.plachtalab.com) in the Department of Cell & Developmental Biology at the University of Pennsylvania.
We use advanced imaging technologies to study how mammalian cells choose their fate, shape and position in real time and in vivo.
We combine imaging of live mouse embryos with molecular, mechanical and biophysical methods to study mammalian cells in their intact environment.
We cover a range of topics, from how nuclear dynamics control cell fate, to how the cytoskeleton and mechanical forces drive morphogenesis of the early embryo.
The position requires a PhD in cell and molecular biology, developmental biology, or imaging. Applications from candidates with strong backgrounds in other areas are also welcome.
The work will be carried out at the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. UPenn offers an excellent environment for cross-disciplinary programs, combining cell and developmental biology with engineering, chemistry and physics, in one of the world’s leading medical schools.
Interested applicants should email their CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
See recent work in:
Lim et al (2020) Nature
Zenker et al (2018) Cell
Zenker et al (2017) Science
White et al (2016) Cell
Samarage et al (2015) Dev Cell
Fierro et al (2013) Nat Cell Biol
Kaur et al (2013) Nat Comms