9th August 2022 : Postdoc – theoretical physics of curved multi-cellular systems – Marseille, France

Dear colleagues,

A postdoctoral position is available immediately in my lab at the Center
for Theoretical Physics (CPT) in Marseille, France.  The project will
study the interactions of tissue flows with curvature in the fruit fly
embryo, in a collaboration with the developmental biology team of Thomas
Lecuit.  A combination of analytical approaches, experimental data
analysis, and computer simulation will be employed to examine how
tissue-scale changes in Gaussian curvature interact with cell-scale
processes during fly embryogenesis.

A recent preprint from our collaboration can be found here:

The two-year position is fully funded by the Alan Turing Center for
Living Systems (CENTURI, http://centuri-livingsystems.org/), an
interdisciplinary research hub in Marseille that brings together
physicists, biologists, engineers, and mathematicians.  To apply for the
position in my group (http://centuri-livingsystems.org/m-merkel/),
please send cover letter, cv, and email addresses of two references to
matthias.merkel@cpt.univ-mrs.fr.  Applications will be considered
continuously until the position is filled.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for any informal inquiry regarding
this offer.

Best regards,
Matthias Merkel

Matthias Merkel, Ph.D.
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
Centre de Physique Théorique
Alan Turing Center for Living Systems
Aix-Marseille Université

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