Postdoctoral Fellowship: Modelling and analysis of metabolic and cell
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the Systems
Biology Group of the Hamilton Institute at the National University of
Ireland, Maynooth. The vacancy is in the area of modelling and analysis
of metabolic and cell signalling systems, with particular emphasis on
developing mathematical models of the brain energy metabolism.
A key theme of the Systems Biology activity at the Hamilton Institute
is 'A Systems Understanding of Neurodegeneration', and gaining insights
into the mechanisms of brain energy metabolism is essential to advancing
our knowledge in this area. The advertised position fits naturally into
this programme through its focus on the development of mathematical
models of metabolic trafficking between neurons and astrocytes, based on
real-time in-vivo concentration measurements. Working in close
collaboration with experimentalists in Maynooth and Oxford, the overall
aim of the project is to develop quantitative models that can help test
biological hypotheses concerning the mechanisms by which the brain
acquires and uses energy.
The candidate should hold a PhD in Engineering/Applied Mathematics or a
related field, and have a sound scientific record in the area of
mathematical modelling. Some degree of familiarity with modelling
biological or medical processes would be an advantage. Good
communication, interpersonal and presentation skills are required. In
addition, the candidate should be a team player who is capable of
working with a minimum of supervision.
A contract of up to 2 years duration will be offered to the successful
The Hamilton Institute is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer
offering attractive conditions and a stimulating research environment.
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Further information can be obtained from Peter Wellstead
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To apply for this post, candidates should submit a detailed CV,
including a list of publications, motivation letter, a summary of recent
projects, scientific interests and expertise, as well as the names and
addresses of two referees for letters of recommendation to:
[log in to unmask] The closing date for applications is 28th
Eric Bullinger Tel: +353 (0)1 708 45 38
Hamilton Institute Fax: +353 (0)1 708 62 69
National University [log in to unmask]
of Ireland, Maynooth www.hamilton.ie