We are looking for one enthusiastic PhD student to join our team at the University of Plovdiv, located in Plovdiv, BULGARIA. The research position is part of a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network titled “ELBA: European Liquid Biopsies Academy – Towards widespread clinical application of blood-based diagnostic tools” (elba.uni-plovdiv.bg), (https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/211894_en.html).
Liquid biopsies have been heralded as a game changer in cancer management, with blood tests offering a minimally invasive, safe, and sensitive alternative or complementary approach for tissue biopsies. Blood represents a rich source of information through which solid cancers (and their subtypes) can be detected, identified and classified, and matched to a specific therapy. For this reason, the implementation of liquid biopsy in the clinical process is our objective, to facilitate the access of this methodology to all our patients.
The Early-Stage Researcher (ESR) will be supported for 3 years of full-time appointment with possibility for PhD obtaining. The working group headed by Dr. Vesselin Baev combines state-of-the-art bioinformatics analysis tools with cutting-edge Next-generation sequencing technologies (NGS) to investigate regulatory transcriptomics with a focus on small RNAs.
- Full time 3y support
- Working in EU consortium with 9 universities
- State of the art technologies
We seek a highly motivated and enthusiastic bioinformatician or computer scientist with a significant interest in solving biologically motivated questions. High programming skills of at least one of the following programming languages are mandatory: Python, Java, R, or C/C++. Experience in omics data analysis and machine learning is an advantage. A high level of spoken and written English is required, as are excellent analytical capabilities and communication skills, and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Applicants should have a Master in Computer sciences or Bioinformatics (or in the final stages of completing Master degree).
How to Apply
You may apply by providing a letter of motivation describing your interest in joining our lab, a detailed CV, contact information of up to three references and a degree certificate in a single PDF file.
Send the file by email to:
to: Dr. Vesselin Baev – firstname.lastname@example.org
cc: Dr. Galina Yahubyan – email@example.com
Subject: ELBA application ESR 13
10 August 2018