- PhD student position (Sydney, Australia - remote commencement possible): “Building a standard model of cell biology”. Half a century ago, the standard model of particle physics was established, which rests all natural phenomena in the universe on a handful of elementary particles and on the interactions between them. We aim to develop a similarly ambitious program for organismal biology by characterising all known cell types in the body and all interactions between them with a bottom-up approach. Although the complexity of the human body is staggering, surely it cannot compete with the complexity of the whole universe? Time to find out.
How to apply
Contact Fabio at [email protected]:
Postdocs: Send a CV, a description of research interests, and the names and contact information for at least two references. There are many fellowships out there.
Honours students: We generally welcome candidates motivated to mix computational and molecular biology projects. Send one paragraph of research interest and one about your favourite lecture.
Research interns (computational): We are always considering highly motivated research interns to work on a number of computational problems in single cell systems biology. Examples of projects: interpretable decision trees to navigate cell atlases, identify potent antibodies against dengue virus, compressing cell atlas representations, learning the language of immune cells via ligand-receptor analysis.
Research interns (experimental): We are considering an experimental research intern to study outlier cells that behave differently from the mass via time-lapse microscopy.
We actively encourage people with underrepresented backgrounds (e.g. of aboriginal or Torres Strait island descent, minority groups, LGBTQ) to apply and promise to create a welcoming learning environment irrespective of social background.