Descripción de la oferta
Little twists in cell cycle regulation may drive developmental and evolutionary transformations. These changes may lead to the evolutionary growth of a given organ, such as the vertebrate brain or to the differential growth of cancer cells in a tumor. In this dual perspective, we aim to characterize the cell cycle of neural progenitors by transcriptomics at multiple embryonic stages. We will develop a mathematical model to understand, model and predict the cell cycle features of neural progenitors starting from transcriptomics data. This project will be co-supervised by Dr. Fernando García-Moreno and Dr. Maurizio De Pittà (BCAM and Krembil Research Institute, Canada; computational neuroscience). The ideal candidate has a multidisciplinary mindset and is capable of interfacing with biologists and data scientists. Knowledge of developmental biology and previous training in bioinformatics and/or mathematical modelling are essential.
We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher with expertise in bioinformatics (R, Python, transcriptomics, single cell RNA sequencing) and knowledgeable in either neural development or cell cycle dynamics. Professional English is mandatory.
Presentación de solicitudes
Applications should be addressed to Dr. Fernando García-Moreno and sent via email (Subject «IKUR POSTDOC – CELL CYCLE REGULATION») in one single PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org before the deadline with:
– a cover letter highlighting their interest in the position.
– abridged curriculum vitae.
– a short description of previous research (1-2 Pages).
– the names and contact addresses (e-mail) of two academic referees.