100%, starting date any time (to be discussed). Applications need to be sent by end of June at the latest.
The Zampieri group offers a PhD research opportunity in the context of systems pharmacology, computational biology and metabolic regulation. This position will be based in the Department of Biomedicine (https://biomedizin.unibas.ch/en/) in Basel, one of the world's leading locations for life sciences, home to several companies and institutions.
The mission of the group is to understand fundamental mechanisms regulating short- and long-term metabolic adaptation to genetic and chemical perturbations to find new and unconventional therapeutic strategies, ranging from antibacterial to anticancer drugs. To this end, we develop new ways to combine state-of-the-art technologies in metabolomics with mathematical modeling.
The candidate will have the opportunity to exploit some of the cutting-edge experimental and computational methods, comprising constraint-based and kinetic modeling, statistical analysis of large datasets, high-throughput metabolomics, time-lapse microscopy, to investigate how to pharmacologically interfere with fundamental mechanisms in the regulation of bacterial metabolism. Available resources at the department include a mouse facility, high-end FACS, IT and microscopy facilities, the Life Sciences Training Facility (for gene expression and proteome profiling) and much more.
The candidate is expected to have a strong background and interest in quantitative disciplines, excellent teamwork and communication skills in English. The candidate will have the opportunity to develop the following project with a lot of academic freedom and strong support from senior members in the lab, and at the same time to play an active role in shaping and in creating inspiring research and working environment.
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