18/04/2019

Funded Ph.D. position in computational cell biophysics

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    University of Montreal
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciencesOther
    Computer scienceProgramming
    EngineeringMechanical engineering
    MathematicsComputational mathematics
    PhysicsBiophysics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    01/06/2019 00:00 - America/New York
  • LOCATION
    Canada › Montreal
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    35

OFFER DESCRIPTION

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 [4]. 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 al.routier@umontreal.ca 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/

Literature:

[1] “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

[2] “Why plants make puzzle cells, and how their shape emerges.” Sapala  et al., eLife 27:e32794 (2018) https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.32794

[3] “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.

[4] “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.

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Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Computer science: Master Degree or equivalent
    Engineering: Master Degree or equivalent
    Mathematics: Master Degree or equivalent
    Physics: Master Degree or equivalent

Skills/Qualifications

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.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
University of Montreal
Canada
QC
Montreal
H1X 2B2
4101 Sherbrooke St E

EURAXESS offer ID: 401148

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