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The Research Ring initiative VISUAL-D offers two Postdoctoral Positions on Developmental Biology & Morphogenesis  

ABOUT THE CALL 

VISUAL-D, a novel scientific trans-disciplinary initiative that studies the role played by genes and mechanical forces in the origin and shaping of developing tissues, is seeking proactive candidates with experience in developmental biology and/or morphogenesis, ideally (but not required) in zebrafish, willing to create new projects that associate developmental biology/morphogenesis with mathematics/computing/physics in a trans disciplinary environment. Applicants must be about to finish or have a Ph.D. (awarded within the last 4 years) and a demonstrated track record of publications. The appointment begins as early as March 2017. 

TOPICS - LABS 

Topics include: (i) chemical and physical determinants of directed cell migration in the early vertebrate embryo, (ii) mechanical forces driving epithelial morphogenesis in vivo, and (iii) interplay of tissue dynamics and signalling in developmental stem cell niches. Experimental research will be conducted at the laboratories of Dr. Miguel Concha (U-Chile; www.ontogenesis.cl) and Dr. Julio Amigo (PUC-Chile; http://biologia.uc.cl/es/cuerpo-academico/profesor/78), in collaboration with physicists/mathematicians/computer scientists from the SCIAN-Lab (Drs. Steffen Härtel, Mauricio Cerda, and Rodrigo Assar; www.scian.cl) and Soto’s-Lab (Drs. Rodrigo Soto, Nestor Sepulveda). 

APPLICATION 

Applications should include a CV with a list of publications, short statement of research accomplishments and interests, and the contact information of two professional references (via email). Send applications to Prof. Miguel Concha (mconcha@med.uchile.cl) by end of January 2017. 

 

FURTHER INQUIRES TO Prof. Miguel Concha: mconcha@med.uchile.cl 

 

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