The successful candidate will work in the Systems Biology group, which develops and applies computational models for the understanding and therapy of complex disease on the basis of heterogeneous genome-scale data sets. The highly international and interdisciplinary environment of the Systems Biology group and Institut Pasteur is conducive for developing a large spectrum of skills at the interface between data-driven computational biology and biomedical applications.
The NECESSITY project is a pan-European Innovative Medicines Initiative project by public and private researchers and clinicians to identify therapeutic options for Primary Sjögren’s Syndrome, one of the more prevalent systemic autoimmune disorders. The data-driven approach taken by NECESSITY is the definition of blood- and tissue-based biomarkers that stratify patients into subgroups that correspond to different pathological processes, and thus correspond to different potential drugs. Bioinformatics, data analysis, and validation of the resulting subgroups in a clinical trial are at the core of the project.