IRB Barcelona is a self-standing, non-profit institution devoted to basic and applied biomedical research. It was set up in 2005 jointly by the Government of Catalonia and the University of Barcelona and is located at the Barcelona Science Park. The institute currently has more than 430 members (scientific, technical and administrative staff) from all over the world, who work across disciplines to advance research in the biomedical sciences.
Applications for the above opening should include a CV and motivation letter and should be sent by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the Reference: PD/18/14
Deadline for applications: 31/12/2018
If no suitable candidate is found, the deadline will be extended.
Number of positions available: 1
IRB Barcelona is seeking a talented and highly motivated Postdoctoral Researcher to join the Structural Bioinformatics and Network Biology group led by Dr. Patrick Aloy (https://www.irbbarcelona.org/en/profile/patrick-aloy).
For many years, small molecules have been the main asset of pharmaceutical companies. However, there is a productivity crisis and the massive release of small molecule bioactivity data has not transformed drug discovery to the extent ‘omics’ data has transformed other biomedical sciences. To address this issue, we have developed a knowledge-based framework to digest and organize publicly available or proprietary compound bioactivities and express them in a vector form (bioprints) that can be used out-of-the-box in daily computational drug discovery tasks. We now aim to build on the general expertise of the group to develop a systems pharmacology strategy to tackle complex diseases, finding small molecules able to modify the biology of the disease and revert its molecular signatures to healthy-like states.
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