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Cam EFLS A. J. Kabla



Prospective research students (MPhil, PhD)

Applications are welcome from top graduates with a background in physics, mechanical engineering, bioengineering, mathematics and computer sciences. You should be classified in the top 10-20 percent of your cohort in order to qualify. Research projects and funding options will be discussed with suitable applicants. Email me to express your interest before applying to the university.

Application process

Funding options

Cambridge University offers a number of option for fully or partly funding graduate studies.

UK-resident students with top marks might be eligible for an EPSRC Doctoral Training Awards. The applicant should be ideally in the top 5-10 percent of his/her cohort. Students from Cambridge would be expected to have obtained a first class degree. The award decision is made at the department level, based on the applicant past performance. Applications should be completer ideally by April. EPSRC Studentships.

Cambridge Home and EU Scholarship Scheme: CHESS.

Overseas students might be eligible for various awards in the University. Consult the university pages for more information.

Prospective postdocs

Research Associate position in Mechanobiology

A position exists for a Research Assistant/Associate in the Department of Engineering to work on the mechanobiology of developing tissues in the laboratory of Dr Alexandre Kabla. The aim of the project is to study the role of mechanical forces during normal development and to help understand certain classes of developmental defects. The post holder will lead the development of custom magnetic tweezers, their calibration and application to the study of tissue mechanics. We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic candidate with a PhD (or close to obtaining a PhD) in Physics or Engineering. Some post-doctoral experience would be very welcome, but not necessary. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in instrument development, magnetism, image processing and biological/biomedical sciences.
The project is funded for three years by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and will involve a close collaboration with Dr Richard Adams, from the Department of Physiology, Development and Neurosciences of the University of Cambridge.
The post holder will be located in Central Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK.
Salary: £24,049-£27,047 or £27,854-£36,298
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 36 months in the first instance.
This appointment is subject to a health assessment. Whether an outcome is satisfactory will be determined by the University.
Further details may be obtained from Dr Alexandre Kabla ( To apply complete form CHRIS /6 available at and e-mail with your CV and covering letter to Mrs Anna Walczyk, email (Tel +44 01223 748243).
Please quote reference NA01516 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
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