Phd Student in Human Systems Biology : University of Iceland, Iceland
The Center for Systems Biology, University of Iceland (http://systemsbiology.hi.is) is actively seeking a highly motivated individual to join our laboratory as a PhD student in human systems biology. Our research activities focus on the construction of biological networks and how they can be used to facilitate metabolic research. The selected candidate will be part of a research project that focuses on the proposal of novel human metabolic functions using state-of-the-art computational methods and subsequent functional validation of these functions using molecular biology and biochemistry techniques. The successful applicant will have a strong background in biological sciences and knowledge of programming or with the desire to learn and implement computer programming in their research project. We anticipate a start date no later than September 1, 2012.
a. A M.Sc. Degree in the field of molecular biology, biochemistry, biomedical sciences or systems biology is preferred. Students expected to graduate with a M.Sc. degree in 2012 may also apply.
b. A strong interest in computational metabolic research and biochemical assay development. Demonstrated research abilities (publications/posters/presentations) are preferred.
c. Excellent organizational and English speaking/writing skills are required.
Funding is available for three years although the applicant will be expected to apply for their own funding from local and international funding bodies.