Postdoc position at CMCB, University of Warwick

We are looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow to join the laboratory of Prof. Anne Straube at the Centre for Mechanochemical Cell Biology, University of Warwick in Coventry, United Kingdom. The post holders will join a Wellcome Trust Investigator ( project in the Straube lab (CMCB) to study how molecular motors dynein and KIF1C organise microtubule arrays and transport intracellular cargo. The project will use advanced live-cell imaging (using spinning disk and lattice light sheet microscopy), in vitro reconstitution and single molecule biophysics (using TIRF imaging and optical trapping) to understand how these motors switch between their roles as cargo transporters and microtubule organisers. We are looking for a postdoc with the ability for interdisciplinary working and interest in optical trapping (brand new Lumicks C-Trap with TIRF and IRM for exclusive use). The project is funded from January 2023 until December 2027. The Centre for Mechanochemical Cell Biology provides an outstanding interdisciplinary and diverse research environment and access to state-of-the-art facilities. Successful applicants will be eligible for the Global Talent visa scheme.


A Ph.D. in the biological, biophysical, or biochemical sciences is required.


Experience in live cell imaging, protein biochemistry or single molecule biophysics is required. Please see application link for further details.

How to apply and further information

Closing date 6th of October. However, earlier applications are encouraged as applications received will be reviewed periodically throughout the advertising period and candidates might be invited for interview and offers made before the closing date.

Informal enquiries including a CV should be sent to

Link to further details and application form here: Research Fellow in Quantitative Cell Biology, Biochemistry and Biophysics (101445-0823) - University of Warwick