PhD Studentship in Computational Genomics, King's College London, UK

Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD studentship in Computational Genomics and Systems Biology at the Centre for Bioinformatics, Kings College London.
The aim of the project will be the large-scale analysis of cellular gene networks and their interactions in order to link the structural and functional network properties and further our understanding of the rules governing species evolution and molecular interactions. Previous work involved the development of mathematical procedures for module discovery and data mining of microbial interaction networks. The work under this PhD studentship is expected to enhance these approaches through the use of appropriate database technologies, mathematical and statistical modelling as well as relevant computational biology software.

The Kings College London Centre for Bioinformatics (KCBI) was established in September 2007 through a collaboration between the Schools of Physical Sciences & Engineering and Biomedical & Health Sciences. Research expertise comprises Systems Biology, Computational and Comparative Genomics, Pathway and Microarray Informatics, Structural Bioinformatics. The Centre runs a Masters course in Bioinformatics that aims to provide training in the theoretical foundations and practical understanding of computational techniques in the study of molecular biology. Further details of the Centre can be found at: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/schools/pse/bioinform/

Compensation

The PhD studentship will cover tuition fees up to the UK/EU level (currently GBP 3,240 p.a.) and provide a stipend at standard research council rates (currently GBP 14,600 p.a.). Candidates not eligible for UK/EU tuition fees are welcome to apply but must be able to fund the difference between UK/EU fees and overseas fees (overseas fees are currently GBP 12,820 p.a.).

Requirements

Applicants must have a first or upper second class degree from a UK University or the overseas equivalent in a discipline related to Biological Sciences, Computing, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Engineering. Experience in computer programming is a major advantage. A Masters degree in Bioinformatics or related area would also be advantageous.

Application

To apply please download the application form: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/graduate/apply/rstep4.html

Applications should also include a CV, a statement of the motivation for applying for the studentship and contact details of two professional referees. Applications and enquiries should be addressed to:

Dr Sophia Tsoka, Centre for Bioinformatics, Kings College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS, UK, email sophia.tsoka@kcl.ac.uk

Deadline for applications: 21 April 2008.