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Postdoctoral position (R2,R3) in comparative transcriptomics and mathematical modelling (IKUR)

The Forebrain Evolution Research group at ACHUCARRO is recruiting one postdocresearcher (R2 or R3) to work full time on a comparative transcriptomics and mathematical modelling of the cell cycle and its relation to brain evolution and cancer progression.

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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.
This contract will be funded by the IKUR Strategy of the Basque Government and has a duration of 2 years. The gross annual salary will be 33.400 euros. Candidates that have not worked/lived in our territory for more than 5 years can opt to a special tax regime than can increase the net salary:  https://www.investinbiscay.com/en/bizkaia-tax-breaks
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 profeciency is mandatory.
Application deadline 25 Mar, 2023
Expected contract starting date 01 Jun, 2023

How to apply

Applications should be addressed to Dr. Fernando García-Moreno and sent via email (Subject "IKUR POSTDOC - CELL CYCLE REGULATION") in one single PDF to fernando.garcia-moreno@achucarro.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.