Opportunities

February 26, 2018

We are hiring: Two postdocs and one PhD student wanted!

Two Postdoc positions:

Metabolism is the final fingerprint of functionality and has been implicated in multiple theories of ageing. Despite numbers of studies, much remains to be understood about how metabolites change during the course of ageing. The successful candidates will contribute to our efforts to integrate and interrogate high-throughput data of ageing cells on single and population level to understand age-related changes in metabolism and to map metabolic alterations during ageing to age-related syndromes and diseases. The candidates are expected to independently develop new ideas and drive collaborations.

Duration: 2 years
Deadline: April 4, 2018
To apply click here: Application

PhD position:

The project is at the interface between mathematics and biology to address central problems of cellular ageing. Mathematical modelling and biological experiments will be closely integrated into most of the work. Ageing is a process consisting of many interacting subsystems, it is necessary to account for numerous factors simultaneously by applying large-scale modelling approaches. It is tightly coupled to metabolic processes like energy metabolism and nutrient availability. As sensors of the current environmental status, nutrient signalling pathways represent central ageing regulators. The successful candidate will contribute to our efforts to integrate and interrogate key signalling pathways that sense altered nutrient availability and deviations from intracellular homeostasis. The goal is to gain a better understanding of their contributions in yeast ageing and their pivotal role in longevity and healthy span. You are expected to independently develop new ideas and drive collaborations with experimentalists.

The project will offer you training in a wide range of front-line computational biology methods. Together with the course programme at the research school in applied mathematics this training will furnish you for a range of academic as well private and public sector carrier opportunities.

Duration: 5  years
Deadline: March 29, 2018
To apply click here: Application