European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Postdoctoral Fellow Location: Heidelberg, Germany
Staff Category: Postdoctoral Fellow Contract Duration: 2 years Grading: Stipend Closing Date: 1 January 2022 Reference Number: HD02076
The Watt group at EMBL Heidelberg is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow. The group is exploring cell fate decisions in adult mammalian skin, using cell culture and mouse models. The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to study the dynamics of exit from the epidermal stem cell compartment via live cell imaging of FRET sensors in vivo (in mice) and in reconstituted human epidermis in culture. The goal of the work is to integrate single cell RNA sequencing datasets with wet lab experiments to gain new mechanistic insights into tissue homeostasis and repair. The following references provide examples of the approaches used in the lab: Hiratsuka, T., et al (2020) Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA, Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA 117:17796-17807. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2006965117. PMID: 32651268. Reynolds, G., et al (2021) Science 371(6527):eaba6500. doi: 10.1126/science.aba6500.PMID: 33479125.
You will have considerable freedom to progress the research according to your interests, making use of the remarkable collaborative opportunities within EMBL and beyond. You will be a great team player with superb written and oral communication skills.
A background in one or more of the following: cell biology, live cell imaging, mouse models, bioinformatics, mathematical modelling
You might also have
Experience in stem cell research or tissue pathology
Why join us
This position is a great opportunity to develop into an independent researcher. You will gain knowledge of a diverse suite of experimental approaches, as well as being part of a team doing state-of the art research. We are located in Heidelberg, which is a beautiful international city in the middle of Europe. EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation with a very collegial and family friendly working environment. The remuneration package comprises from a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme, medical, educational and other social benefits, as well as financial support for relocation and installation, including your family and the availability of an excellent child care facility on campus.
What else you need to know
EMBL is Europe’s flagship research laboratory for the life sciences – an intergovernmental organisation performing scientific research in disciplines including molecular biology, physics, chemistry and computer science. We are an international, innovative and interdisciplinary laboratory with approximately 2000 employees from many nations, operating across six sites, in Heidelberg (HQ), Barcelona, Hinxton near Cambridge, Hamburg, Grenoble and Rome. Our other missions are to offer vital services in training scientists, students and visitors at all levels; to develop new instruments and methods in the life sciences and actively engage in technology transfer activities, and to integrate European life science research. The working language of the institute is English.