Monday, May 13, 2013

EBI-Sanger postdoctoral fellowship on Plasmodium kinase regulatory networks

I am happy to announce a call for applications for a EBI-Sanger postdoctoral fellowship to study the kinase regulatory networks in Plasmodium. This is one of four currently open calls in the the EBI–Sanger Postdoctoral (ESPOD) Programme and the call closes on the 26th of July. This interdisciplinary programme is meant to foster collaborations between the EBI and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, both at the Genome Campus near Cambridge UK. Our project is a collaboration between myself (EBI), Jyoti Choudhary (mass-spectrometry group leader at Sanger) and Oliver Billker (group leader at Sanger studying malaria parasites). The postdoctoral fellow would have the opportunity to work at the interface between bioinformatics, mass-spectrometry (MS) and Plasmodium biology. A description of the project can be found online (PDF) but briefly the objective is to characterize kinase regulatory network of the malaria parasite by combining quantitative phosphoproteomics with computational analysis. There will be a strong emphasis on the computational analysis of the MS data and some prior computational experience is a plus. The ideal candidate would have prior experience in phosphoproteomics with a strong interest in learning the computational aspects required or prior experience in the relevant computational skills and interest in learning/performing some of the experimental work. Feel free to contact me if you require more information about the project or the ESPOD fellowship.