Postdoctoral position at INRIA Sophia-Antipolis

Mathematical and computational analysis of genetic regulatory networks

We are looking for a post-doctoral researcher for the mathematical and computational analysis of genetic regulatory networks for a period of one year (extendable). The post-doc will participate in the projet "GDyn: Dynamical analysis of genetic regulatory networks". This project, which is part of the Actions de Recherche Coopérative (ARC) of the INRIA, has been established in the context of a collaboration between biologists, computer scientists, and mathematicians of the ENS Paris, the INRIA Rhône-Alpes, Rocquencourt and Sophia Antipolis, the Université de Haute Alsace at Mulhouse and the Université Joseph Fourier at Grenoble. The aim of the project is to develop mathematical and computational methods, supported by computer tools, for analyzing the dynamics of genetic regulatory networks.

The role of the post-doc will be to study the dynamic behavior of piecewise-linear (PL) systems used for modeling genetic regulatory networks. He or she continues the work previously done by characterizing the equilibrium points and limit cycles of PL systems as well as their stability. Based on these mathematical results, computational methods for the analysis of genetic regulatory networks will be developed. The methods will be implemented and applied in the study of the networks underlying the global regulation of transcription in the bacteria Escherichia coli and Synechocystis.

We are looking for a mathematician or computer scientist with a solid background in computer algorithms and familiar with the analysis of dynamical systems. In addition, we expect a strong motivation to work on applications in genomics. The candidate possesses the skills to function in a multidisciplinary research environment. The post-doc will have his or her base at INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, while closely collaborating with the other participants.

Candidates are invited to send a CV, the address of two references, and a letter of motivation to:

Jean-Luc Gouzé (

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