Postdoc Position in Cell/Developmental Biology at the London Research Institute

Postdoctoral Fellowship - Cell and Developmental Biology or Biophysics of Development

The Developmental Systems Lab at the Cancer Research UK London Research Institute seeks an enthusiastic and talented postdoc to join in 2014.

Work in the lab seeks to uncover the design principles that underlie developmental pattern-forming systems. Work over the past decades has been tremendously successful in identifying key molecules involved in such pattern-forming systems, yet we are only beginning to understand how the collective activities of these molecules give rise to patterns at the cell and tissue scale. To tackle this problem, our lab applies multidisciplinary systems-level approaches in the context of developmental cell polarity networks, combining quantitative imaging, genetics, pharmacologic perturbation, and mathematical modelling to elucidate the design principles of these essential patterning systems.

Applications from candidates with diverse educational backgrounds are welcome. The ideal candidate will have recently completed or be completing a PhD degree in Biology (molecular, cell or developmental), Biochemistry, or Biophysics and be willing to engage in ‘dry-lab’ work such as image analysis and modelling either in their own work or through collaborations. Applicants from Physics, Computational or Engineering backgrounds seeking to apply their skills in the context of a combined wet/dry project are also encouraged to apply. Please note that applicants should have a proven publication record. Postdocs will be expected to develop and lead projects, and help supervise junior members of the laboratory. Given the multidisciplinary nature of our work, an open-minded approach and the ability to work in a team are essential.

The LRI has an international reputation for cutting edge research into basic biology and it is committed to training the next generation of research scientists. The four-year LRI Postdoctoral Programme ( is part of this commitment, and nearly a third of Postdoctoral Fellows leave to set up their own research groups. Postdocs also benefit from living and working in one of the world’s greatest scientific, cultural and cosmopolitan capital cities. In 2015, the London Research Institute will become part of the new Francis Crick Institute, an exciting new biomedical research centre located in the heart of London (

Interested candidates should contact Dr. Nathan Goehring ( or visit for additional information.