Postdoctoral researchers to work in the Laboratory of Functional and Structural Genomics

Field: Biophysics, Bioinformatics

Results of the competition:

As part of the conducted procedure, the Competition Committee recommended the candidacy of Dr Teresa Szczepińska, Dr Vahid Rezaei Tabar and Dr Ayatullah Faruk Mollah for the post of Postdoctoral Researchers.


Computational Modelling Postdocs

Laboratory of Functional and Structural Genomics is searching for 2 postdoctoral researchers to join the “iCell: information processing in living organisms. The role of three-dimensional structure and multi-scale properties in controlling the biological processes in a cell” Project


Entity: Centre of New Technologies, University of Warsaw
City: Warsaw
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We are looking for researchers who will perform data-driven computational modelling using 3D genomics techniques (chromatin conformation capture) as input. You will be investigating the role of 3D chromatin structure in storing, processing and evolving biological information; Spatiotemporal 4D genome organization and transcription regulation in human population.
Successful candidates will:
1. PhD in computer science, biophysics, biochemistry, bioinformatics or related discipline
2. Documented experience with genomics data
3. Preferred experience in population genomics, DNA sequencing data, epigenomics, RNAseq, ATAC-seq data analysis
4. Priority will be given to candidates with expertise relevant to the iCell project and in agreement with the general profile of the laboratory. Preliminary work done by applicant in the context of 3DGenomics will be treated as the strong asset.
5. Essential requirements cover the ability to work in collaboration with others, within a large research team, performing several parallel scientific tasks, independent thinking and finally the ability to deliver publishable results.
6. Needed the highly motivated individuals willing to work in an interdisciplinary environment under stress and with strict deadlines.
Job Duties:
We are looking for a PostDoc to implement research plans related to the prediction and analysis of protein-protein and protein-DNA / RNA interaction networks in the context of functional interpretation of structural data from the human genome.
Responsibilities will include:
1. Three-dimensional computational modeling using ChIA-PET, Hi-C and HiChIP experimental data
2. Statistical analysis of epigenomic data, ATAC-seq, ChIP-seq, RNAseq experimental data
3. Analyzing the simulations results, formulating biophysical hyphothesis
4. Publications preparation
Type of NCN grant and Pannell: Opus Grant ST
Deadline for applications: 01/09/2018 23:59
Employment conditions:
1. Status: Full time
2. Employment: Contract
3. Type: Defined
4. Period: up to 10 Months
5. Positions start on: 01/10/2018
6. Remuneration: Depending on experience up to 10 000 PLN Gross/month
Additional information:
1. Required documents:
a. CV
b. Motivation letter (why I would like to join 3DGenomics field?)
c. Letter of support
d. MSc, PhD certificate
e. Short written document about recent advances in 3D genomics
2. Method of application: Email, (with “iCell Postdoc” in the subject line)
3.Where to apply: dr hab. Dariusz Plewczynski, PhD, prof. UW;  e-mail:, tel.: +48 22 554 36 54;

iCell project provides unique opportunities for interdisciplinary work between biology, physics, and computer sciences, as well as well established and long-lasting international collaborations with recognized academic institutes and universities in US. Close collaboration with industry will be present as well. We provide also the access to modern 1D and 3D genomics equipment and support from other experienced researchers. International partner (Prof. Yijun Ruan) will be co-supervising your work at the laboratory.
· Offers will be accepted until the laureate is announced.
· In the case of not signing the contract by the candidate, due to the resignation, we reserve the right to choose the next candidate from the ranking list.
·We reserve the rights to invite the selected candidates only.


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Deadline: 01/09/2018

Tags: 1000 Genomes project, structural variants, genome structure, higher order chromatin organisation, ChIA-PET, Hi-C, genome architecture, bioinformatics, copy number variants, ENCODE, autoimmune diseases