Research Associate - Informatics
Department : Informatics
The successful candidate will be the lead computational modeller on a new project to understand how cell shape-signalling feedback impacts individual decision-making and collective cell behaviour across a variety of systems. The candidate will be based in Dr Bentley's Cellular Adaptive Behaviour Lab at the Francis Crick Institute and work closely with several experimental collaborators on the project including Dr. Shane Herbert (University of Manchester) and Dr. Claudia Linker (Kings College London).
The aim is to design and construct new predictive spatiotemporal computer models which take explicit consideration of a cell's embodiment and its coupling, both physically and at a signalling level with its local environment to advance our understanding of the multiscale-multimodal dynamics involved in cells decisions to move and divide. As such, a pre-requisite is advanced competence in computer programming, experience in developing and working with cell-level spatial/temporal computer simulations and an appreciation for the physical processes at that scale. Excellent communication skills are also required to bridge the disciplines. A PhD in computing, physics, mathematics or a related physical sciences subject is required.
The post holder should embody and demonstrate the core Crick values: bold, imaginative, open, dynamic and collegial and will benefit from the unique, world leading research environment and resources at the Crick Institute. They will also join the Health Hub at Kings Informatics department, with the opportunity to interact with a wealth of researchers utilising and developing computational approaches across biology and other domains.
This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for 4 years.
This is a full-time post.
The selection process will include a presentation, interviews with Crick and Kings Group Leaders and a technical discussion.
Grade and Salary : Grade 6, £37,412 ¿ £44,015 per annum, inclusive of £3,223 per annum London Allowance.
Job ID : 011368
Close Date : 17-Mar-2019
Contact Person : Dr. Katie Bentley
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