ZEBRAFISH EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT
We are seeking outstanding postdoctoral candidates to join the Campàs lab at the University of California,
Santa Barbara. Our group uses interdisciplinary and quantitative approaches to study the formation of
tissues and organs during zebrafish embryonic development. We are interested in connecting the molecular
and cellular process that orchestrate embryogenesis with the physical/mechanical processes that sculpt
tissues and organs into their functional morphologies. To quantify and perturb local tissue mechanics we
employ unique microdroplet techniques that we have recently developed (Campàs et al., Nature Methods,
2014; Serwane et al., Nature Methods, 2017). These techniques offer unprecedented opportunities to study
tissue morphogenesis quantitatively (see e.g., Mongera et al., Nature, 2018).
We are specifically seeking independent, passionate, and motivated applicants for a postdoctoral position
to study the interplay between the molecular and mechanical processes that shape embryonic
tissues in zebrafish. The candidate will be able to work in a collaborative manner with a highly
interdisciplinary group of researchers, including physicists, engineers and developmental biologists. A
Ph.D. in the biological sciences (or related fields) with at least 3 years of laboratory research experience in
zebrafish developmental biology is required. Experience in quantitative biology or biophysics, in addition to
experience in zebrafish development, will be considered positively, but is not required.
This is a renewable, two-year position with full benefits, that will be extended as needed upon good
performance of the candidate. Salary will be competitive and dependent on the level of experience of the
candidate. Applicants should email a CV and a description of research interests to Prof. Campas
(firstname.lastname@example.org), and should also arrange for at least two references to submit letters of
recommendation of their behalf. Applications submitted by February 15th, 2019 will receive priority
consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. Start date is flexible.
The University of California, Santa Barbara provides an exceptional, interdisciplinary and collaborative
environment for scientists interested in quantitative biology and systems biology (including exposure to the
Santa Barbara/KITP Summer School on Quantitative Biology).