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EBI–Sanger Postdoctoral (ESPOD) Programme

Two ESPOD fellowships available in 2010

The EBI and Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute share the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus. This proximity fosters close collaborations and contributes to an international and vibrant campus environment. Researchers are supported by easy access to scientific expertise, well-equipped facilities and an active seminar programme.

The EBI–Sanger Postdoctoral (ESPOD) Programme builds on the strong collaborative relationship between the two institutes, offering projects which combine experimental (wet lab) and computational approaches. Projects may be selected from the areas defined below or proposed by the applicant. In the case of self-defined projects, the area of work must have been agreed with both the EBI- and Sanger-based group leaders. Two postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in 2010, to start as soon as possible after October 2010 but within 12 months of the fellowship being awarded.

Available projects

Birney/Semple: Integrated high resolution phenotyping and genetics in the zebrafish
Flicek/Hurles: Functional genomic analysis of structural variations in the human genome
Le Novere/Grant: Inference and representation of post-synaptic protein pathways using proteomic and phenotypic data
Luscombe/Bilker: Identification of regulatory networks that control development in a malaria parasite
Luscombe/Dougan: Genome-scale investigation of pathogenic regulatory networks in Salmonella
Overington/Rayner: Target discovery and validation for novel malaria drugs using an integrated chemical biology approach

The full directory of EBI group leaders can be found here and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Faculty page lists the academic faculty members.

Application and selection dates:

Application deadline: 15 August 2010. 

Applications should consist of:
(a) cover letter specifying the project the candidate wished to apply for;
(b) CV with two references;
(c) project proposal if the candidate opts to propose a project themselves (please note that this is not required if a project is selected from the list of available projects). Self-proposed projects should be described in a maximum of 1000 words and must be pre-approved by the group and team leaders involved before the application is submitted.

Applications should be submitted via email to Tracey Andrew, by 15 August at the latest.
Interviews and selection process will take place from mid-September to mid-October 2010. Interviews will include one-to-one discussion with the group leaders associated with the project of interest and also a panelinterview.
Fellowships are expected to start from mid-October 2010. Fellowship start dates can be delayed in agreement with the project leaders but must be undertaken within 12 months of the fellowship being awarded.

Benefits of working at EMBL-EBI

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation. In addition to a competitive salary, EMBL offers additional allowances dependent on family circumstances as well as an optional healthcare scheme for fellows and their families (spouse and children). Please see our leaflet about working at EMBL-EBI.

Contact:

For questions on ESPOD projects, please contact the group leader in question (for individual projects) orTracey Andrew for general enquiries on how to apply. 



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