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Posted by , on 19 April 2017

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

Our aim is to build an expandable open-access atlas over brain morphogenesis – the digital Z-hindbrain atlas – containing data from gene expression, transcriptional dynamics, clonal growth, cell lineages, and definitions of anatomical regions. This open-access IT resource will help us to expand our knowledge on how the brain is functionally organized, and therefore for advancing brain research, medicine, and brain-inspired information technology.

The fellow will work in collaboration between two groups: Piella’s lab at Department of Engineering and Information and Communication Technologies (DTIC, Campus Poble Nou,, and Pujades’ lab at Department of Experimental and Health Sciences (DCEXS, that is located within the PRBB, a vibrant research park harboring several research institutions.


We are seeking for highly motivated and enthusiastic candidates with background in biological/medical image analysis and, in particular, in image registration, and spatiotemporal alignment techniques such as statistical atlases. Programming experience is required.

Candidates must have good English communication skills. The fellowship covers the salary for 1 year, with the possibility of being extended.

The fellow will benefit from working in two dynamic groups, at university departments that recently received the Maria de Maetzu Award for their scientific excellence.

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a letter of interest, CV, and contact details of 2 referees either to Gemma Piella ( or Cristina Pujades (


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