The team of Michalis Averof, at the Institut de Génomique Fonctionnelle de Lyon (IGFL) in France (www.averof-lab.org), is recruiting a postdoc with expertise in transcriptional profiling and data analysis. The project will explore fundamental questions of regeneration, including the identity and evolutionary relationships of progenitor cells, the cellular diversity that these generate, and whether the process of regeneration mirrors the mechanism of leg development in the embryo.
The project will involve analysing large datasets of bulk and single-cell transcriptomes during the course of limb regeneration. The research will be carried out in the crustacean Parhyale hawaiensis, a new model that combines good regenerative ability with genetic tractability and live imaging (see Science 343: 788-791, eLife 5: e19766). The Parhyale genome sequence and regenerating limb transcriptomes are already available (eLife 5: e20062).
Candidates should have a strong background in genome-wide computational analysis, including coding skills for data analysis and statistics. Previous experience with single-cell RNAseq and/or transcriptomics in non-model organisms would be an advantage.
This call has an open deadline; applications will be examined until the relevant position is filled. The starting date is negotiable.
Contact: Michalis Averof, firstname.lastname@example.org