PhD Opportunity in Bioinformatics and RNA

Are you looking for a PhD in a world-leading research group at the forefront of
Genomics, RNA and Bioinformatics?

This PhD project aims to apply computational techniques to address fundamental
questions around the non-protein-coding “Dark Matter” of the human genome. More
specifically, it will apply machine learning and data analysis to map and predict the
function of the most widespread yet enigmatic class of genes: the long noncoding RNAs
(lncRNAs). The project is supported by, and will take place within, the leading
international collaboration in mapping lncRNAs – GENCODE (
The student will interact regularly with GENCODE members from USA and Europe.
This is a unique opportunity for a talented and motivated young scientist to train at the
forefront of genomics.

The project is fully funded, and will be hosted at the prestigious Centre for Genomic
Regulation in Barcelona, Spain. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated
passion for genomics and have either a numerical background (bioinformatics, maths,
statistics, computer science), or be a biologist with strong bioinformatics experience.

More information can be found here:

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The scholarship is available to start immediately. Interested candidates should send their
CV and a brief cover letter explaining why they are interested in this opportunity, to Rory
Johnson ( as soon as possible and before 15th October with subject
line “lncRNA.PhD”.