Miki Ebisuya’s research group at EMBL Barcelona is looking for a postdoctoral fellow who tackles a mystery in developmental biology: why larger animal species tend to show slower time. Why is the gestation period of humans ~9 months while that of mice is only 20 days? What are the molecular mechanisms of such inter-species timing differences?
Thanks to in vitro differentiation of iPS/ES cells, we can now recapitulate several developmental processes of diverse species, including humans. Thus, our plan is to systematically measure biochemical parameters, such as degradation rates, by using proteomics and RNAseq, and to compare them among species.
We are looking for a person who will carry out both cell biology experiments and high throughput data analyses (both can be taught by current lab members and collaborators). For more information, see the job description/application page.
Job description/application page
* This is a position supported by EMBL internal grant as well as PGC2018-097872-A-I00 (MCIU/AEI/FEDER, UE) funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities (MCIU) and co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF, EU).