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Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience

Postdoctoral position (R2,R3) in comparative transcriptomics and mathematical modelling (IKUR)

Research Field: Neurosciences 
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Job Summary

The Forebrain Evolution Research group at ACHUCARRO is recruiting one postdocresearcher (R2 or R3) to work full time on a comparative transcriptomics and mathematical modelling of the cell cycle and its relation to brain evolution and cancer progression.

Job Description

Little twists in cell cycle regulation may drive developmental and evolutionary transformations. These changes may lead to the evolutionary growth of a given organ, such as the vertebrate brain. or to the differential growth of cancer cells in a tumor. In this dual perspective, we aim to characterize the cell cycle of neural progenitors by transcriptomics at multiple embryonic stages. We will develop a mathematical model to understand, model and predict the cell cycle features of neural progenitors starting from transcriptomics data. This project will be co-supervised by Dr. Fernando García-Moreno and Dr. Maurizio De Pittà (BCAM and Krembil Research Institute, Canada; computational neuroscience). The ideal candidate has a multidisciplinary mindset and is capable of interfacing with biologists and data scientists. Knowledge of developmental biology and previous training in bioinformatics and/or mathematical modelling are essential.


This contract will be funded by the IKUR Strategy of the Basque Government and has a duration of 2 years. The gross annual salary will be 33.400 euros.

The performance of the project and the project's team is subject to evaluation, if the results do not comply with the expected impact, the duration could be reduced. Candidates that have not worked/lived in our territory for more than 5 years can opt to a special tax regime than can increase the net salary:

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Job Details

Type of Contract Temporary 
Researcher profile Recognised Researcher (R2), Established Researcher (R3)  
Status Full-time 
Hours Per Week 40  
Company/Institute Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience 
Country SPAIN 
State/Province Bizkaia 
City Bilbao 

Organization/Institute Contact Data

Organization Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience 
Organization/Institution Type Research Laboratory 
Faculty/Department/Research Lab  
Country SPAIN 
City Leioa 
State/Province Bizkaia 
Postal Code E-48940 
Street Science Park of the UPV/EHU, Sede Building 
Phone (+34) 946 018 135 
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Application Details

Envisaged Job Starting Date 2023-06-01 
Application Deadline 2023-04-30 
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Specific Requirements

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher with expertise in bioinformatics (R, Python, transcriptomics, single cell RNA sequencing) and knowledgeable in either neural development or cell cycle dynamics. Professional English profeciency is mandatory.