Research Fellow, Mechanobiology Institute

Thursday, 22 July 2021
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 5 August 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join Asst Prof Chan Chii Jou’s laboratory on Early Mammalian Development and Tissue Hydraulics at the Mechanobiology Institute in the National University of Singapore. His laboratory aims to understand the mechano-chemical control of development during mammalian oogenesis, using ex vivo mouse ovary and follicle culture.

His laboratory was recently launched in January 2021. This provides an exciting prospect for a motivated postdoc to be involved in developing new research directions in this field. We are looking for candidates who are interested in applying interdisciplinary approaches to study the impact of mechanical stress and tissue hydraulics on follicle morphogenesis and oocyte quality control via mechanotransduction pathways.

The candidate will use advanced microscopy and develop biophysical approaches to quantify the mechanical interactions between the oocyte and its microenvironment. The candidate will develop biophysical, genetic, and synthetic approaches to dissect the interplay between mechanics and signalling that regulates the oocyte growth. He/she will have a chance to collaborate with theoreticians to develop quantitative models, and participate in ongoing collaborations with researchers in abroad.

Applicants should include a description of research interests, a CV and the names of three references.

Salary and benefits are commensurable to educational qualifications and working experience of the candidate. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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Candidates with a PhD in biophysics, engineering, cell and developmental biology are welcome to apply. They should have a strong background in advanced confocal and/or light sheet imaging, image analysis, and some research experiences in mechanobiology and/or tissue biology. Prior knowledge of the mouse model is not a pre-requisite but can be an advantage. The candidate should possess excellent communication skills and engage in collaborative research in a highly interdisciplinary environment. 

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Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Mechanobiology Institute
Department : Research

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