ORGANISATION/COMPANYUniversity of Montreal
RESEARCH FIELDBiological sciences › OtherComputer science › ProgrammingEngineering › Mechanical engineeringMathematics › Computational mathematicsPhysics › Biophysics
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE01/06/2019 00:00 - America/New York
LOCATIONCanada › Montreal
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK35
We are seeking a motivated candidate to join our biophysics group and investigate the physical properties of growing cells using computational modeling and 3D image analysis. A background in Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics or Biophysics is required. Experience with programming (C++, python, matlab) and/or FEM modeling are strong assets.
The PhD student will use mechanical modelling to compute physical forces in plant cells [1, 2, 3] and 3D image analysis to quantify growth . She/He will interact on a regular basis with molecular biologists from the Research Institute in Plant Biology (IRBV) at University of Montreal, in particular the Kierzkowski lab. The project will be carried in close collaboration with Frederick Gosselin’s lab at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnique Montréal.
Please send your candidature to firstname.lastname@example.org complete with: a motivation letter and research interests (1 page max), CV, grade records and email addresses of 2 referees before June 1st 2019.
More information about our research: https://routierlab.com/
 “Cellular basis of growth in plants: geometry matters.” Kierzkowski & Routier-Kierzkowska, Current Opinion in Plant Biology 47, 56-63 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pbi.2018.09.008
 “Why plants make puzzle cells, and how their shape emerges.” Sapala et al., eLife 27:e32794 (2018) https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.32794
 “Morphomechanical Innovation Drives Explosive Seed Dispersal” Hofhuis et al., Cell 166, 222-233 (2016). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2016.05.002.
 “MorphoGraphX: A platform for quantifying morphogenesis in 4D” Barbier de Reuille, Routier-Kierzkowska et al., eLife 4, e05864 (2015). http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.05864.
REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVELComputer science: Master Degree or equivalentEngineering: Master Degree or equivalentMathematics: Master Degree or equivalentPhysics: Master Degree or equivalent
The candidate should have some knowledge of programming (c++, python, matlab...) or a very strong motivation to learn programming. Prior experience with computational modelling would be a strong asset.
Experience with biology is not required, however a curiosity for biological sciences is highly recommended . The candidate will need tointeract with researchers from other fields (biology, microscopy, physics, engineering), therefore we are looking for open-minded, curious and flexible individuals.
EURAXESS offer ID: 401148
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