thinking of pursuing a PhD ?

 PhD position in the Schnorrer lab

Biomechanics of Sarcomeres

You:
You are a curiosity-driven young scientist, fascinated by nature;
You enjoy pursuing a challenging, highly innovative project;
You would like working with the Drosophila model;

We:
We are located at Institute of Developmental Biology of Marseille (IBDM), an interdisciplinary research center with a strong focus on quantitative in vivo biology and biophysics;
We study the morphogenesis of muscle with a particular interest in the contractile apparatus, sarcomeres and myofibrils;
We combine systematic fly genetics with in vivo imaging;
http://muscledynamics.org
http://www.ibdm.univ-mrs.fr/equipe/muscle-dynamics

Goal:
This project aims to manipulate the mechanical properties of sarcomeric components, in particular of the gigantic spring domain protein titin and observe the phenotypic consequences;
This will apply innovative CRISPR-based genome modification strategies and super-resolution imaging;

Please send your application, including a motivation letter, your CV, a description of research interests, and contact information for two references to:
frank.schnorrer@univ-amu.fr

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