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A 3-year postdoctoral research position (with the possibility of extension), funded by the Wellcome Trust, is available in the laboratory of Dr. Brian Stramer at King’s College London.

The project will be carried out in collaboration with members of the Cell Motility and Cytoskeleton Group of the Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics. This interdisciplinary project aims to investigate the role and regulation of Contact Inhibition of Locomotion by exploiting the embryonic dispersal of Drosophila macrophages. The post holder will use a combination of advanced imaging techniques and Drosophila genetics to test the molecular and mechanical signals underlying this process along with its role during embryonic development (see publications below). They will also gain experience with modeling techniques and work closely with scientists taking more biophysical approaches to understand this phenomenon. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Life Sciences and have strong experience with Drosophila genetics and/or the cell biology of the cytoskeleton.

For more information on the work of the laboratory please visit, or contact Dr. Brian Stramer (

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