Open PhD position: Spatio-temporal mechanobiology of three-dimensional cell collectives (Closing date: April 1st 2017)

We are also seeking enthusiastic and highly motivated Master students with a strong background in biology, biotechnology, bioengineering, or biophysics.

The available projects involve the characterization of collective migration of epithelial cells with particular focus on physical forces and stresses that regulate the process. The methodology is based on cutting edge microscopy techniques, cellular biology and computational analyses.

To apply, please send by email your complete application, including a curriculum vitae, a letter of motivation, and the names of two academic referees to Dr. Jacopo Di Russo (Email: jdirusso[at] or Prof. Dr. Joachim Spatz (Email: spatz[at]

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