4-Year PhD Studentship in Ireland & Canada –
Teagasc (Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority) & Simon Fraser University (SFU)
Science jobs from Teagasc (Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority) & Simon Fraser University (SFU): job description
A 4-year Walsh Fellowship PhD studentship is available from September 2009 to work on an internationally collaborative project between Dr. David Lynn at the Teagasc (Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority) Animal Bioscience Centre, Grange, Co. Meath, Ireland and Prof. Fiona Brinkman at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, B.C., Canada. The successful candidate will be primarily based at the Animal Bioscience Centre but will have the opportunity to spend at least one term at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver and will work closely with collaborators at Irish universities.
The project involves the continued development of InnateDB (www.innatedb.com) a systems biology platform for the analysis of the mammalian interactome (Lynn et al, Molecular Systems Biology 2008), to enable bovine systems biology in the post-genomics era, including the prediction and analysis of the bovine interactome, pathways and transcriptional networks and the development of novel computational tools for the analysis of this data. The successful candidate will be strongly encouraged to collaborate with researchers at Teagasc, nationally and internationally in utilising these tools to investigate traits of importance in humans and animals including immunity, fertility and food production.
The ideal candidate will have an honours B.Sc. or M.Sc. in bioinformatics, computational biology, or related subject. Candidates with a background in genetics or a related biological subject with some computational knowledge are also encouraged to apply. Experience with website design / database management (e.g. MySQL) / programming experience (C/C++/Perl/Java) are all highly desired. An internationally competitive student stipend (tax exempt) is available and university fees will be covered.
To apply for this position please send a cover letter, copy of B.Sc. transcript and your CV to Dr. David Lynn by email to eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%6c%79%6e%6e%2d%6a%6f%62%73%40%73%66%75%2e%63%61%22%3e%6c%79%6e%6e%2d%6a%6f%62%73%40%73%66%75%2e%63%61%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')). The closing date for applications is June 30 2009. We thank all applicants but only those selected for interview will be contacted further.