Position at the laboratory of Dr. Hernán López-Schier in Munich, Germany (ref. m/f 2012/1498)
Post Description: Post-doc or PhD
Fields: Game theory applied to cellular biology.
The project involves the theoretical interrogation of interneuronal interactions in a sensorineural circuit, using data obtained by biologists from experiments conducted in the zebrafish. The project is part of an on-going collaboration with another laboratory at Harvard University. The candidate must have extensive knowledge of game theory, and show evidence of interest in a biological problem. Theoretical/mathematical ecologists are also welcome to apply regardless of their undergraduate studies. Good working knowledge of English is also essential.
The group is located in the Neuherberg campus of the Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen (HMGU), a prestigious and innovative center for basic and applied biomedical research. The HMGU maintains close ties with the LMU and TUM Universities. Hernán López-Schier is the director of the Independent Research Unit of Sensory Biology & Organogenesis (SBO), which concentrates on different fundamental aspects of mechanobiology.
The deadline for application is 30th June 2013, with a starting date from September or soon afterward. The position is renewable upon mutual agreement.
Application procedure: interested applicants must submit a presentation letter addressed to Dr. López-Schier explaining the motivations for joining the group and a succinct description of scientific interests; a full CV including the contact details of three academic references, and submitted by email to the following address, indicating the offer reference in the subject message: email@example.com
Initial short-term employment contract for one year with a standard public service salary (TVöD EG 13). The Helmholtz Zentrum München as holder of the Bavarian Advancement of Women Prize and of the Total E-Quality Certificate is striving to increase the overall proportion of women on its staff and thus expressly urges qualified women to apply.