Applications are invited to join the Marée Lab in the Department of Computational and Systems Biology at the John Innes Centre, as a Postdoctoral Scientist that will lead on-going efforts to establish a leading-edge imaging pipeline that will allow in vivo developmental processes – in both animal and plant development – to be quantitatively dissected. Alongside the computational and imaging advances to be established, the successful candidate will also translate the biological findings into 3D computer models – with particular emphasis on modelling the growth of 3D multi-cellular plant tissues.
The post-holder will be an outstanding scientist who has either a PhD in Physics, Theoretical Biology or Computer Science or a PhD in a related subject, and has proven to show independence in modelling or computational research. It is desirable that the post-holder is familiar with Linux and good practice in programming, as the project will involve software development and team efforts, while also being sufficiently motivated to immerse into the biological questions and to apply the developed modelling techniques to plant morphogenesis. Moreover, detailed knowledge of cell surface mechanics and parallel computing is sought for. Prior experience with biology is not essential, but we expect the post-holder to enthusiastically seek new challenges in computational biology, and to push the limits of image analysis.
Salary on appointment will be within the range £29,500 to £36,060 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. This post is for 36 months.
For further information and details of how to apply, please visit our website http://jobs.jic.ac.uk or contact Human Resources, NBI Partnership, Norwich Bioscience Institutes, Norwich, NR4 7UH, UK, 01603 450149 quoting reference 1002635. As a user of the disability symbol, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential criteria for this vacancy.