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PhD Student Position in Systems Biology - 2008 open

PhD Student Position in Systems Biology - 2008
Systems Biology of Apoptotic Cell Death Signaling Networks

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship in Systems Biology in the Department of Physiology and Medical Physics/RCSI, Dublin, Ireland.

Candidates should have a background in computational biology, biophysics, or systems biology, and be experienced in numerical analysis/programming (e.g. C++, MATLAB, Mathematica or others). Good written and communication skills and a high level of motivation and commitment are required. The institute is located in the heart of Dublin city and offers an international and interdisciplinary working environment spanning the fields of systems biology, cancer and molecular biology, biophysics, and medical research.

Apoptotic cell death is regulated by complex signalling networks spanning several compartments within living cells. Impaired apoptosis can result in developmental disorders and cancer. In an industry collaboration with SIEMENS (Medical Division) the student will translate biological systems into novel computational models that allow the spatiotemporal and quantitative prediction of signalling events, and the identification of key regulatory factors or threshold mechanisms deciding on apoptotic cell death.

The applicant will work interactively with the experimentalists to discuss model validity and restrictions. Generated models will qualitatively and quantitatively be validated by experimentalists measuring the real time kinetics of key signalling events within living cells.

Applications should include CV, scans of relevant certificates and names and addresses of two referees and be sent (preferably by e-mail) to:

Dr. rer. nat. Markus Rehm
Lecturer in Physiology and Biophysics
Department of Physiology and Medical Physics
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
York Street Building Dublin 2 Ireland
email: mrehm at rcsi.ie Key

publications are available on request


posted 2008.03.25