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Postdoctoral Position in Neuroinformatics 2011, Sweden

KTH School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC) announces a postdoctoral position in neuroinformatics in collaboration with Stockholm Brain Institute (SBI) and international partners
The Department of Computational Biology (CB) at CSC and Nada conducts research in the areas of computational neuroscience, neuroinformatics, neurocomputing, systems biology, bioinformatics and biological physics. The computational neuroscience research is specialized in modelling and simulation of the neuronal networks of the brain as well as brain-inspired computational architectures and algorithms. The methodological approaches span multiple scales, from simulation of subcellular signaling pathways to biophysically detailed or abstract modelling of large-scale neuronal networks. The group is partner of SBI and manages its computational and modelling platform.
Stockholm Brain Institute (SBI) is a brain research consortium in Stockholm with a focus on cognitive and computational neuroscience that joins research groups from Karolinska institutet, KTH, and Stockholm University.
CB currently has an opening for a postdoctoral position at Stockholm University in neuroinformatics aimed at development and use of advanced computational tools for analysis of multidimensional data produced by computational brain models. A focus is on parallel computing in a Linux environment using available high-end cluster supercomputers. The position is partly connected to SBI. Co-supervising of PhD students may take place.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 January 2011

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12 PhD Fellowships and 1 Postdoctoral Position, 2011: Computational Systems Biology

Biology has developed into a quantitative, information-driven science. We are seeking fellows in the new Research Training Group Computational Systems Biology (CSB) which focuses on the system-level understanding of biological data using computational methods. CSB is embedded in the thriving Berlin life-science environment and involves high-ranking research institutions such as Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics and Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine Berlin-Buch.
We offer 12 PhD fellowships and 1 postdoctoral position (TV/L E13) in the following areas:

(a) Structural investigation of protein-protein and protein-RNA interactions and their role in molecular networks of the living cell

(b) Detailed models of cellular processes on different levels

(c) Reverse engineering for prediction of genetic networks from new types of data and

(d) Spatio-temporal organization of networks.

We are looking for highly-motivated students with a strong interest in systems biology and mathematical modelling. Successful applicants must hold the equivalent of a master’s level degree in life sciences, mathematics, physics or computer sciences. The PhD fellowship comprises a monthly stipend which is initially granted for 2 years and which can be extended for another 12 months. We offer an excellent training program in computational systems biology, supervision by at least two experienced scientists, and multifarious opportunities for developing local and international collaboration.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 January 2011

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PhD Fellowships in IMPRS ‘Primary Metabolism and Plant Growth’, Germany: Plany Genomics and Systems Biology

The IMPRS ‘Primary Metabolism and Plant Growth’ is a doctoral programme in plant genomics and systems biology at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology and the University of Potsdam. Talented graduate students are accepted into the programme at regular intervals.

We are currently inviting applications for PhD fellowships to start summer/autumn 2011.

We seek highly motivated students who can tackle scientific problems in modern plant biology. Doctoral projects will focus on systems-oriented approaches using the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. Our research combines molecular phenotyping (‘omics’) technologies and cutting-edge analytical techniques with bioinformatics and modelling.

We offer excellent research facilities, interdisciplinary scientific training, and a comprehensive complementary training programme. Our working language is English.

Students holding or about to obtain a Master’s or equivalent degree in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, informatics, mathematics, or related fields are encouraged to apply.
The IMPRS-PMPG is embedded in a vibrant research community with more than 100 doctoral students under the guidance of our faculty, their groups, and departments. The Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant
Physiology is one of the largest plant research centres in Europe. The Science Park Potsdam-Golm hosts three Max Planck Institutes, two Fraunhofer Institutes, the University of Potsdam, and a centre for start-up companies, providing an excellent infrastructure for modern cross-disciplinary training. The campus is located in close proximity to the many research and educational facilities in Berlin.

Apply Please apply via the online application on the IMPRS-PMPG website only.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 28 January 2011

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