Duties and Responsibilities
We are seeking to appoint a postdoctoral Research Fellow (PDRF) to join an interdisciplinary team of biomechanicians (Prof. Emad Moeendarbary, UCL), applied mathematicians (Dr Fabian Spill, University of Birmingham) and biologists (Prof. Anne Ridley, University of Bristol), to uncover the mechanobiological pathways that underlie the dynamics of the endothelium through advanced microfluidic models of microvasculature.
The successful applicant will join an international network of bioengineers and employ innovative approaches to develop microfluidic microphysiological models of blood vessels and to study the mechanobiological behaviour of endothelial cells.
The position provides opportunities for structured career development including networking, mentorship, and training workshops organised by the UCL, the London Centre for Nanotechnology and UCL Institute for the Physics of Living Systems. The position, therefore, provides an ideal opportunity for highly-motivated scientists to advance their career.
You will be required to:
Develop microfluidic devices, and perform microfabrication in combination with cell culture, molecular biological techniques including RT-qPCR, Western blotting, ELISA and immunofluorescence.
Perform live-cell confocal fluorescence imaging, genetic cellular transfections, and immunohistochemical techniques.
Keep organised laboratory notebooks and protocols that can be shared between labs to standardise experimental techniques, and to prepare and submit research manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed leading academic journals.
Work effectively as a team member within the lab and collaborate with local and international partners.
The postdoctoral position will be based at the laboratory of Professor Emad Moeendarbary at University College London) and is funded for 2 years in the first instance.