Opening For Postdoctoral Researcher - London

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Amar Annamalai
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Opening For Postdoctoral Researcher - London

 Job Ref: CBS-0215-14
Camden, London
 
36 Month Fixed Term Contract
 
How do large and small animal cells 'know' how big to make their bones?
 
We are looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher to join an interdisciplinary team bridging basic bone biology (Michael Doube, Isabel Orriss, Andy Pitsillides, Skeletal Biology Group, Camden Campus) and evolutionary comparative biomechanics (John R Hutchinson, Structure and Motion Laboratory, Hawkshead Campus).
 
You will lead the day to day running of this project, in which you will isolate, culture and assay the bone formation and resorption activities of bone cells (osteoblasts and osteoclasts) from animals of widely differing size and taxonomy. Starting with domestic animals and expanding into exotic species through our zoo collaborators, you will analyse trends and relationships between in vitro bone cell behaviour and the size of the animal from which cells were taken.
 
The ideal candidate will have a PhD in biology with a strong emphasis on animal cell/tissue culture. You must have a high level of skill in experimental design, data handling and statistics with the ability to work effectively on your own but also as part of a team. A willingness to travel to field locations will also be a must with this role.
 
For informal enquiries please contact Dr Michael Doube (Lecturer, Comparative Biomedical Sciences) on +44 (0) 207 121 1903 or email: mdoube@rvc.ac.uk
We offer a generous reward package.
 
For further information and to apply on-line please visit our website: www.rvc.ac.uk
 
Interviews are likely to be held first week of February 2015