The Mathematical and Computational Biology Group at CRM does basic and applied research in different fields of Biology such as cancer, Ecology, and Virology. We use Dynamical Systems Theory and Computational Biology tools to investigate dynamics and transitions for these systems, also using simulation models to investigate ecological and evolutionary processes at different scales.
The vacancy is offered within a Proof-of-Concept (PoC) project in Virology, aimed at investigating interfering therapies against RNA viruses such as coronaviruses. Since the project is PoC, a close collaboration with the Knowledge Transfer Unit (KTU) at CRM will be carried out.
The project involves advanced programming to simulate viral genomes evolution, together with the analysis of population dynamical models. The project will be developed by interacting with the laboratory of Prof. Santiago F. Elena (Institute for Integrative Systems Biology (I2SysBio), CSIC-UV, València, Spain), providing experimental data.
The candidate will closely interact with the co-PIs of the project at CRM, with I2SysBio experimentalists, and the KTU in the development of the software and the algorithms by combining in silico simulations with experimental data and data analysis of virus genomes dynamics.
Also, artificial intelligence techniques and optimization processes will be developed within the context of the project. We are seeking a software developer with high-level skills in C programming, but the position is not a purely technical one. The candidate will also participate in the scientific part as well and in transfer actions and in all scientific activities and outcomes.
The Project Management Office needs to incorporate an innovative, enthusiastic, and versatile professional that can help to develop different projects.