Laboratory of Zebrafish Developmental Genomics at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IIMCB), Warsaw, headed by Cecilia L. Winata, PhD is looking for PhD student.
You will join the project entitled “Reconstructing cardiovascular cell lineage evolution, one cell at a time”, which is carried out under the OPUS 2019/35/B/NZ2/02548 grant of the Polish National Science Centre.
The project aims to elucidate the epigenetic contribution towards the lineage decision of nkx2.5-expressing progenitors into either cardiac or hemoangiogenic lineage. We hypothesize that distinct epigenetic states occur among subpopulations of nkx2.5-expressing progenitors according to their lineage diversification potential. We will profile open chromatin regions at single cell level and determine whether Nkx2.5 plays a role in establishing the epigenetic state by scATAC-seq method (Jia et al., 2018, Nat Commun 9, 4877).
As a PhD student you will be responsible for performing experiments to establish ATAC-seq and scATAC-seq in nkx2.5-expressing cells, collaborate with team members to elucidate epigenetic contribution towards cell lineage specification, perform literature research, participate in lab meetings and activities, write thesis and publications.
The PhD student will be selected from candidates in an open competition, according to the procedure complying the rules for granting scholarships for young scientists in research projects funded by the National Science Centre (NCN Council Resolution No. 25/2019 dated March 14, 2019 r.), recruitment procedure for the Warsaw-4-PhD and the procedure complying with the rules of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers
as a part of HR Excellence in Research strategy https://www.iimcb.gov.pl/en/institute/hr-excellence
Requirements for the candidate:
Deadline for applications is August 18th, 2020. Job starting date is October 1st , 2020.
How to apply:
Apply only via website
For more information please follow the link
Your application must be submitted in English and should contain documents indicated by the doctoral school https://warsaw4phd.eu/warsaw4phd/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Warsaw-4-PhD_Recruitment_Policy.pdf