Postdoctoral position: the MOTEGI lab at the National University of Singapore

The lab of Fumio MOTEGI is looking for enthusiastic Postdoctoral Fellow candidate with experiences in cell and developmental biology. The candidate is expected to have strong molecular biology, biochemistry and/or cell biology experiences as well as motivation to work on live-cell imaging. Successful candidate will involve in projects which aim to understand the genetic pathways that establish the body patterning in developing embryos.

Selected publications:

  1. Wang, S.C., Low, T.Y.F., Nishimura, Y., Gole, L.C.M., Yu, W., Motegi, F*. Cortical forces and CDC-42 control clustering of PAR proteins for C. elegans embryonic polarization. Nature Cell Biology, 19; 988-995 (2017).
  2. Zhen, Z., Lim, Y.W., Peng, Z., Kanchanawong, P*., Motegi, F*. ImaEdge: a quantitative image analysis platform for cortical protein dynamics during cell polarization. Journal of Cell Science, 130: 4200-4212 (2017).
  3. Ravikrishna, R., Han, Z., Zhen, Z., Kanchanawong, P., Motegi, F*. Dual mechanisms ensure a gradient of cortical PAR-1 for C. elegans embryonic polarization. Nature Chemical Biology, 14: 917-927 (2018)

Our lab is at the National University of Singapore, which is located within Singapore’s main research district and brings top researchers from various areas of research and technology. Requirements will be 1) Ph. D. Degree from a recognized university, and 2) At least one first-author research paper in an international peer-reviewed journal. Salary and benefits are commensurable to educational qualifications and working experience of the candidates. Interested individuals should send their curriculum vitae with cover letter and contact details of at least three referees to:

Dr. Fumio MOTEGI
Principal Investigator
Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory
Mechanobiology Institute
Department of Biological Sciences
National University of Singapore