Postdoctoral Position: Mathematical Modelling of Photorespiration

A postdoctoral position is available in the Systems Biology Research Group at the University of Rostock, Germany (Olaf Wolkenhauer, www.sbi.uni-rostock.de).

Photorespiration represents one of the major elements in plant primary metabolism, constituting the second-most important process in the land-based biosphere. In light of the importance of this process a DFG funded research network (“Forschergruppe”) PROMICS is to take a systems biology approach to understand the dynamics of photorespiration. The DFG research unit involves three groups from the University of Rostock and six other experimental groups from across Germany.

Applicants should have a strong background in mathematical and computational modelling and motivation to carry out an interdisciplinary project with experimental groups. Individuals with backgrounds in metabolic network reconstruction or metabolic engineering are especially encouraged to apply. Excellent communication skills are required for the candidate to lead the modeling activity within PROMICS. The project is funded for an initial period of three years, with a possible extension for three more years. The salary is according to the German University payment scheme (E14) for an experienced postdoc (equivalent to a research group leader). The Wolkenhauer Group (www.sbi.uni-rostock.de) provides a vibrant research environment, with a number of active research projects in the areas of bioinformatics and systems biology. The group moved in July 2009 into a new building and
provides excellent facilities.

Interested candidates should send their CV and documents in pdf format to: