Research Associate (Quantitative Developmental Biology)

Research Associate (Quantitative Developmental Biology)

Cardiff University

Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Research Associate (Quantitative Developmental Biology)

Division of Molecular Biosciences

Cardiff University School of Biosciences

Salary: £33,199 – £39,609 per annum (Grade 6)

Vacancy Ref: 8243BR

Project: A colorful, quantitative approach to determine proliferation patterns and measure growth parameters during organ formation.

Applications are welcome from highly motivated, enthusiastic candidates for a Research Associate position in the Hamaratoglu Group. The project is funded by a grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation. The team is studying different aspects of cell-cell signaling during development and uses larval discs of Drosophila as model epithelial organs.

This project is based on the application of a multi-color lineage-tracing tool, called Raeppli, to measure growth parameters. We generated complex imaging datasets and developed a custom-made image analysis pipeline that combines Matlab and ImarisXT to analyze them. The post-holder will further analyze and interpret existing datasets, and potentially generate new ones. The goal is to submit this already advanced project for publication within the time frame of the funding. Applicants should be knowledgeable, have the ability to multi-task and communicate effectively. The successful applicant is expected to be familiar with image analysis and have a good command of R, Matlab and Imaris. Knowledge of confocal microscopy, Drosophila genetics and manipulation of imaginal discs skills are desirable.

This post is full time (35 hours per week), available from 1st April 2019 and fixed term until 31st March 2020. The post-holder, if interested, will be supported to apply for own postdoctoral fellowship to potentially further develop the project.

For more information about the post, please contact Dr. Fisun Hamaratoglu via email:

To apply please visit our website.

Closing date: Friday, 8 March 2019.

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 8243BR