Saturday, December 15, 2007

PhD Studentship in Bioinformatics and Modelling, Ghent University, Belgium

The Research Group Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Genomics of the Department of Plant Systems Biology at VIB/Ghent University is currently looking for a:
PhD student in Bioinformatics
To work on an Interuniversity Attraction Pole (IAP) Research Project entitled BioMaGNet (Bioinformatics and Modelling: from Genomes to Networks)

Job description
* scientific research towards a PhD degree (4 year period, starting asap) in the framework of an IAP research project
* assist/perform scientific research on simulation and modeling of birth-death dynamics of small- and large-scale gene duplications in plants and other organisms
* perform theoretical and simulation studies of saturation effects in KS (age) distributions of duplicated genes
* regular interaction with an established network of top-level researchers
* requirement of attending and presenting your work at international scientific meetings
* publish in peer-reviewed international journals

Your profile
* you have a master in Sciences (Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics), Engineering or Bioengineering
* you have a strong interest in mathematical modeling and biology
* you have good knowledge of Java and/or C
* good communication and writing skills
* proficient in English

To apply for the job send your CV by email to Prof. Dr. Yves Van de Peer (yves.vandepeer[at] Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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