Postdoctoral Computational Biologist

Babraham Institute

The Babraham Institute is a charity which is world renowned for its research in life sciences to enhance lives and improve wellbeing.

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in computational modelling to strengthen the BioModels team. The incumbent will join the group of Dr. Nicolas Le Novère at the Babraham Institute, as part of a collaboration with the EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute.

The ideal candidate will be able to manage to encode, annotate, and simulate computational models of biological interest, submitted to BioModels or coming from the literature. The post holder will develop guidelines for curation, terminologies for annotation and help with the documentation and training material.

Several types of mathematical modelling techniques and software tool will be used. Relevant experience with computational models of signalling pathways, metabolic or gene networks is required to be successful in this position.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a scientific or technological field, and prior knowledge of computational systems biology. Experience with the main approaches used to model biochemical pathways, including dynamical and logical modelling, and familiarity with the main tools in the field, such as COPASI, Cell Designer, MatLab or equivalent are essential. In addition, the candidate must be an experienced Linux user.

Funding for this position is available for two years in the first instance.

Further information about the Institute can be found on our website. Application forms and further details are available electronically (, or e-mail:

Full details of the position can be found here.

On applying please quote reference PCB-NLN-BI

Closing date for completed applications is Sunday 25th March 2018.

No agencies please.

The Babraham Institute is a user of the disability symbol and is positive about disabled people.

The Babraham Institute receives strategic funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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