EBPOD postdoctoral programme

EMBL-EBI / Cambridge Computational Biomedical Postdoctoral Fellowships

EMBL-EBI has partnered with the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and the University of Cambridge’s School of the Biological Sciences (SBS, with support from its Wellcome Institutional Support fund) to offer joint postdoctoral fellowships that build on the collaborative relationship between the institutions, supporting projects that apply computational approaches to translational clinical (BRC) or biological research (SBS).

EBPOD postdoctoral fellows are appointed for three years to work on projects under the joint supervision of faculty members from EMBL-EBI and the Cambridge BRC or the University of Cambridge’s School of the Biological Sciences.

Application process

The call for EBPOD applications is now open. The deadline for submission of the online application is Friday, 20 July, 2018 (23:00 UK time).

Your application should include the following:

  • A cover letter
  • Your curriculum vitae
  • Two recent letters of reference

Questions?
If you have questions about EBPOD projects, please contact the EMBL-EBI, NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) or University of Cambridge Principal Investigator (PI) in question.

EBPOD 2018 Projects

You may select your project from the predefined areas listed below. Fellowships will be awarded after a competitive selection process, with applications being linked to specific projects defined in advance of the application deadline.

Project 1: Pedro Beltrao and Andras Lakatos
Elucidation of regulatory elements underlying astrocyte-neuron interactions in human models of Motor Neurone Disease.
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Project 2:  Ewan Birney and Steven Kiddle
Prediction of in-patient mortality using advanced statistical modeling and deep learning on electronic health record data.
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Project 3: Ian Dunham and Namshik Han
Application of machine learning in drug discovery problems.
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Project 4: Paul Flicek, Stephen Charnock-Jones and Graham J Burton
An evolutionary approach to understanding transcriptional control in the human placenta.
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Project 5: Zamin Iqbal and Estee Torok
Nanopore sequencing for real-time investigation of outbreaks and rapid diagnosis of infectious diseases at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.
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Project 6: Zamin Iqbal and Estee Torok
Prospective surveillance to determine the prevalence and transmission of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) determinants in Vietnamese intensive care units using whole-genome sequencing (WGS).
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Project 7: Andrew Leach and Vasilis Kosmoliaptsis
Novel computational approaches to improve transplantation outcomes.
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Project 8: John Marioni and Florian T. Merkle
Single-cell perturb-sequencing of human neurons.
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Project 9: Irene Papatheodorou and Steven Kiddle
Alzheimer’s disease specific alternative splicing in the brain.
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Project 10: Irene Papatheodorou, Kourosh Saeb-Parsy, Thomas Krieg, Mike Murphy and Christian Frezza
Modelling gene expression and metabolite levels during ischaemia-reperfusion injury in transplantation and heart attack for prognosis and drug development.
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Project 11: Evangelia Petsalaki, Antonio Vidal-Puig, Jules Griffin and Michael Allison
Identifying NAFLD/NASH-specific molecular lipid networks with diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic biomarker value in humans.
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Project 12: Evangelia Petsalaki and Matthias Zilbauer
Investigating the role of DNA methylation in regulating cell signalling of the human intestinal epithelium during development and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD).
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Project 13: Juan Antonio Vizcaíno and Ashok R. Venkitaraman
Multi-modal analysis of the evolution of genomically unstable pancreatic cancer in murine and 3D organoid models.
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Project 14: Daniel Zerbino, Patrick Chinnery and Joanna Howson
Integrated analysis of nuclear genome-mitochondrial genome interactions.
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Project 15: Daniel Zerbino and Stephen Sawcer
Fine mapping multiple sclerosis.
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How to apply?
All applications should be submitted through the EMBL jobs page.

Interviews and selection process

Interviews: Panel interviews will take place on Thursday, 11 October, 2018.

Start date: Fellowships typically begin in January. Although the start date may be delayed with the agreement of the PIs, the EBPOD must be undertaken within 12 months of the fellowship being awarded.

Contract duration: 3 years

Funding: EMBL stipend rates. Details concerning stipend will be provided to those candidates who are invited to interview.