2 EXPERIMENTAL OFFICERS for  GENOMICS AND COMPUTATION

for the EPSRC/BBSRC DOCTORAL TRAINING CENTRE SYSTEMS BIOLOGY

 

BACKGROUND:  Using modern mathematics and bioinformatics to make computer models of what functional genomics reveals of living organisms, Systems Biology seeks to understand how molecules are guided to self-organize into complex processes such as the cell cycle, reproduction, adaptation to a variety of challenges, and the formation of complex structures (www.systembiology.net  ).  Following substantial investments in the brand-new Manchester Interdisciplinary BioCenter (MIB, www.mib.ac.uk/), the Manchester Centre of Integrative Systems Biology (MCISB; (www.mcisb.org/ )), and the AstraZeneca Chair of Systems Biology, the University of Manchester is now becoming unique world-wide by also having a doctoral training centre for Systems Biology.  Inspired by the research of many top scientists in Systems Biology, students with a physical science/engineering/mathematics background will be teamed up with students from biological and medical backgrounds to engage in extensive training in Systems Biology in the MIB and in partner groups all over the world.

 

2 SCIENTISTS (PhD’S)/EXPERIMENTAL OFFICERS:  Per immediately, two ‘experimental’ officers can be appointed, one for maintaining the functional genomics side up-and-running for the students, and one to keep the computing in good order.  The EOs will also be involved in teaching experimental and numerical techniques to the students, and to assist them during their research projects.  They will also be involved in active Systems Biology research.

 

REQUIREMENTS

-Extensive research experience with either biochemistry/functional genomics or in computer use.

-Proven ability to teach techniques to students

-Ability to continue to interact with the research community of the MCISB ensuring an optimal immersion of the doctoral students into top notch systems biology.

-Human and social skills enabling an optimal interaction with all students

-Three letters of recommendation for academics discussing both the research and teaching potential of the candidate

 

Salary: depending on experience: approximately £25000/year; 4 year appointment

 

INFORMATION and HOW TO APPLY:

By e-mail to hans.westerhoff@manchester.ac.uk with EOs on the subject line, including a CV, expected degree class and the names of at least 2 academic referees,

Further particulars of the training programme are on the Web at www.systembiology.net/dtcan.htm or
DEADLINE:

July 1, 2006.