PostDoc position in cell competition using Drosphila - University of Bristol, UK


A Wellcome Trust funded postdoc position is available in the group of Eugenia Piddini to study the mechanisms of cell competition using Drosophila models.

The Piddini group, based in the School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at University of Bristol, UK, studies the mechanisms and function of cell competition and investigates how cell competition can be harnessed to identify novel therapeutic opportunities in cancer and in regenerative medicine, using Drosophila and mammalian systems (

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding post-doc to investigate the mechanisms and signaling pathways involved in cell competition using Drosophila genetics and in vivo models of cell competition. The project will investigate the cell biology underpinning cell competition and the signaling pathways involved in this process. A focus of this work will be on the oxidative stress response, which we have recently found to be a hallmark of the loser status and to be sufficient to trigger cell competition.

Applicants should be highly motivated and have a substantial track record of productivity and international experience. They should have a PhD in a relevant subject area, or be close to completion of their degree. Prior expertise in cell and/or developmental biology and experience in cell signaling and stress signaling are required. Prior experience with Drosophila models is favoured but is not required.

Applications should include a CV and a brief statement outlining key areas of expertise and reasons

why you would like to join the group. Informal enquiries can be addressed to Dr Eugenia Piddini: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

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