4 September 2012

Postdoc and technician position available in London,UK

London‐based Post‐doctoral and Fly Technician Positions in Gut Signalling, Nutrition and Metabolism
Irene Miguel‐Aliaga’s lab
Imperial College/MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, London, UK
The Miguel‐Aliaga lab is using Drosophila melanogaster to investigate the significance of brain‐gut
interactions in the regulation of food intake, nutrient storage and metabolic homeostasis. We are
a young and productive lab, well funded by ERC, EMBO, Wellcome Trust and BBSRC grants.
We will be based in a new research building in Imperial’s Hammersmith campus in West London,
and will be part of the core‐funded MRC Clinical Sciences Centre (http://www.csc.mrc.ac.uk/).
We are looking for:
- highly motivated and well adjusted postdocs with an open and organized mind, capable
both of thinking outside the box and paying attention to detail. You should have a relevant PhD or
be in the final stages of completing one. Training in cell biology, metabolism, neurobiology and/or
Drosophila genetics would be appreciated, but it is not essential. Start date is negotiable.
- meticulous and organized full‐time technician who will make our fly media and look after
our flies and fly facility. Preferred start date: October/November 2012.
For further information: http://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/zoostaff/miguel‐aliaga/main.html and/or
contact Irene (im307@cam.ac.uk).
Recent selected publications:
• Cognigni et al (2011) Enteric neurons and systemic signals couple nutritional and reproductive state with
intestinal homeostasis. Cell Metabolism 13(1):92‐104.
• Talsma A et al (2012) Remote control of renal function by the intestinal neuropeptide pigment‐dispersing
factor in Drosophila. PNAS Jul 9.
• Miguel‐Aliaga I (2012) Nerveless and gutsy: intestinal nutrient sensing from invertebrates to humans. Semin
Cell Dev Biol Jan 11.
• Miguel‐Aliaga I et al (2008) Postmitotic specification of Drosophila insulinergic neurons from pioneer
neurons. PLoS Biol 6(3):e58.

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