Laboratory of Zebrafish Developmental Genomics at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IIMCB), Warsaw, headed by Cecilia L. Winata, PhD welcomes inquiry with enclosing required documents from interested candidates for the position of PhD student.
You will join the project entitled “Reconstructing cardiovascular cell lineage evolution, one cell at a time”, which is carried out as 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 distinct cardiovascular cell lineages. 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 subsequently be required to apply to the Warsaw-4-PhD doctoral school via website https://warsaw4phd.eu/en/candidates/admissions/ (the application system will be activated from 22nd December, deadline for sending application 5th January). For more information, please follow the link https://warsaw4phd.eu/en/documents/ 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 December 18th, 2020. Job starting date is February 24th, 2021 (alternative form of employment possible earlier).
How to apply: