Postdoc recruitment to study the gene networks driving ageing

We currently offer a postdoc position in the areas of Network Science, Network Medicine, and Computational biology applied to the study of Ageing, to be filled immediately.

The applicant will join the team of Michael Rera (Utelife Lab) at the CRI in co-supervision with Marc Santolini (Interaction Data Lab, CRI) and Anastasios Giovannidis (CNRS, Sorbonne University, LIP6 lab). The project will focus on applying network approaches to understand and model the dynamics of gene networks driving ageing in Drosophila and Humans. In particular, the project will focus on describing ageing as a propagation of network failures in the multi-layer interactome, in relation with experimentalists at CRI. The project is supported by a French national ANR JCJC funding.

Duration: 24 months

Relevant backgrounds and experience:

• PhD in network science, data science, computer science, computational biology, engineering, physics or other related technical disciplines

• Advanced expertise in the use of Python and/or R and network libraries/packages

• Experience in advanced data wrangling and analysis

• Experience with the mining, analysis and visualisation of large network data

• Familiarity with manipulating large-scale biological data (i.e RNAseq, proteomics, metabolomics…)


• Proven problem-solving skills (inquisitive mind and intellectual curiosity) 

• Excellent communication, collaboration, and presentation skills

• Proactive and innovative 

• Capacity to listen actively, obtain necessary input, share ideas, speak persuasively, and convey information in a clear, objective, and concise manner

• Ability to work in a team-oriented environment, and function productively in a dynamic work environment

• Take initiative, and be persistent in her/his drive for results

• Ability to adapt to changing circumstances

• Ability to breakdown undefined problems into specific, workable components

Income follows the standard salary grid with a gross monthly income of 2620 euros

Interested candidates should submit a formal application to these 3 addresses: Michael Rera <>, Marc Santolini <> and Anastasios Giovanidis <> consisting of (i) a current CV with past experience and programming skills highlighted (preferably with link to Github or equivalent), (ii) a brief statement of research experience and interests (max. 2 pages) and (iii) the contact information of up to two references (e-mail or phone number) with some context information (relationship to applicant). Do not hesitate to contact us for further questions as well!

We believe in community diversity as a driving force of excellence. Therefore, we strongly encourage members of underrepresented groups to apply.


The Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI) experiments and spreads new ways of learning, teaching, conducting research and mobilizing collective intelligence in life, learning and digital sciences. The core mission of the CRI is to transform the way to research and acquire, share and co-create knowledge across the life, learning, and digital sciences. We are building a research collaboratory – up to 60 scientists, postdocs, PhD/master students working closely together on diverse but mutually complementary range of topics. We are guided by UN Sustainable Development Goals towards high-impact work on specific topic combining biomedicine, natural sciences, education, and digital transformation.

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