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Master Student in Computational Metabolomics

Eurac Research is looking for a

Master Student in Computational Metabolomics 

The Institute for Biomedicine of Eurac Research is conducting research in the fields of biomedicine, with a focus on neurodegeneration and cardiovascular medicine, integrating genetics and epidemiology data with functional characterization of disease mechanisms. The Groups of Biology of Cardiac Health and Disease and of Computational Metabolomics are offering a joint Master student position for a one-year thesis project. An internship compensation is foreseen. The internship period will start as soon as possible.
The position is open to students in Biological sciences or related disciplines with a strong interest in computational data analysis who want to perform a one-year thesis work (Master thesis).
Part of the focus of the “Biology of Cardiac Health and Disease” Group is Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy (ACM), an inherited cardiac disease leading to sudden cardiac death. To gain insight into the cellular and molecular mechanisms of ACM we have generated metabolomics data sets (both targeted and untargeted) on different biological samples, namely plasma and cardiac cells lysates/supernatants from patients. Aim of the project is to pre-process the (already available) metabolomics data and to identify metabolites with different abundances between patients and controls.

· Use state of the art tools data analysis tools (R, Rstudio/rmarkdown, github) ensuring reproducible research.
· Perform the pre-processing of the metabolomics data set (peak detection, alignment, normalization).
· Identify compounds with significantly different abundances between the ACM and control samples.
· Availability to start as soon as possible.
· Experience in the use of the R statistical programming language is an advantage.
· Previous experience in large scale data analysis or programming will be an advantage.
· Good knowledge of English language.
· Knowledge of either German or Italian language is an advantage
· Applicants should have a contact Professor within their University that could support the practical training for the master’s degree studies at the Institute for Biomedicine as an external site.
How to apply:
Interested candidates should submit their application (CV, cover letter and further relevant documents) within 31.12.2018 via Email to jobs.biomedicine@eurac.edu  stating “Master Student in Computational Metabolomics” as subject:

Eurac Research
Institute for Biomedicine
Via Galvani 31 – 39100 Bolzano
Email: jobs.biomedicine@eurac.edu - www.eurac.edu
Tel: +39 0471 055 500 / Fax: + 39 0471 055 599

Candidates are advised to apply as early as possible as the selection and interview process will commence immediately and will end as soon has the right candidate has been found.

For further information please contact Johannes Rainer (johannes.rainer@eurac.edu) or Alessandra Rossini (alessandra.rossini@eurac.edu)

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