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PhD position in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics - how epigenetic and epi-transcriptomic changes regulate gene expression programs in ES cells


About This PhD Project

Project Description

PhD position is available for a highly motivated trainee in the led of Computational Biology/ Bioinformatics at “Epigenetics and Gene regulation Laboratory” within Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI), Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
BDI Monash University is one of the largest and most successful biomedical research institutes in Australia. BDI brings together more than 100 teams in a highly interactive environment, with access to truly world-class infrastructures. For details, please look at- https://www.monash.edu/discovery-institute
Our laboratory research interest focuses on- how epigenetic and epi-transcriptomic changes regulate gene expression programs in ES cells, neural stem cells and differentiated cells under normal and pathological conditions, such as cancers and neurological disorders. We use various experimental approaches including - Cell and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, CRISPRs, CRISPRs screens, ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, m6A RNA-seq, m5C RNA-seq, WGS, ATAC-seq, RRBS, Hi-C, proteomics and bioinformatics.
For research details, please see:
http://www.med.monash.edu.au/anatomy/research/epigenetics-and-gene-regulation.html


Requirements for Computational Biology students:
Candidates should have computer science, mathematics, statistics, system biology and bioinformatics related backgrounds. They should have excellent communication and writing skills, able to work independently and in teams. Experience working with commonly used bioinformatics tools, as well as on different types of NGS data- ChIP seq, RNA-seq, ATAC-seq would be plus. Candidates with publication/s are encouraged to apply, but not essential. Candidates should expect to work high pace environment. They must be bold and able to take challenges.

If you are interested, please send a cover letter, CV and contact information for 3 references via email to me-Dr. Partha Pratim Das. PhD (). Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s or equivalent degree with first-class Honours, Master of Science, or MPhil.

Notes: International students encouraged applying for Monash-based scholarships support. PhD students will be fully funded during their study. For international students, an English proficiency test is required (except students from the UK, USA, Canada). Our laboratory is committed to diversity and equality.

This round application: deadline 31st March 2018; next round: 31st August 2018 (International students)
31st May 2018, 31st October 2018 (Domestic students)

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