Postdoctoral position in Comparative Bioinformatics’ Lab

Application deadline:

The Comparative Bioinformatics group headed by Cedric Notredame is seeking a Post-doc to work in the field of biological data analysis. Candidates should have a strong background in computational biology with hands-on experience in algorithmic implementation and high throughput data analysis. Mastering of at least one computational language (R, Python, Ruby, C, Java, etc…) is a mandatory prerequisite. Candidates are also expected to have had prior exposure to biological problems and to have an interest in biology as much as for the use of computational methods to address biological questions.

The exact topic may depend on the candidate interest but will have to be among the following: algorithmic development for sequence and structure multiple comparisons, phylogenetic reconstruction, comparative genomic analysis, single Cell RNAseq expression analysis, multiple time series comparison for Big Data behavioural analysis and IT methods for high throughput computational analysis. About the lab Notredame’s lab is part of the Bioinformatics and Genomics program. It is a relatively small structure of 8-10 people comprising three permanent members working along with Postdocs, Ph.D. and Master students.

We are mostly methodology oriented and have a strong track record at producing high visibility methods. Over the last years, these have included T-Coffee and Nextflow (www.tcoffee.org, www.nexflow.io).   We are a very international, collaborative and informal community in which everyone is encouraged to best fulfil their scientific potential in the most suitable way. This has so far been a successful strategy resulting in 6 completed PhDs, 76 publications and over 15.000 citations over the last 10 years. -http://www.crg.eu/en/cedric_notredame

We view it as a major achievement that a large majority of students and post docs having passed through the lab are still working in research related fields and holding permanent positions. Whom would we like to hire?    You hold a Phd in Computational Biology, Computer Science or Physiscs    You have 5  years of experience (including PhD) with computational analysis.    You have strong background in computational biology with hands-on experience in algorithmic implementation and high throughput data analysis. Mastering of at least one computational language (R, Python, Ruby, C, Java, etc…) is a mandatory prerequisite. Candidates are also expected to have had prior exposure to biological problems and to have an interest in biology as much as for the use of computational methods to address biological questions.    You are fluent in English The Offer  

Contract duration: 2 years with the possibility to renew    Estimated annual gross salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and consistent with our pay scales.    Target start date: Preferably November 2018 We provide a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructures, and unique professional career development opportunities. We offer and promote a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applicants regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation. The CRG is committed to reconcile a work and family life of its employees and are offering extended vacation period and the possibility to benefit from flexible working hours.

Application Procedure

All applications must include:    A motivation letter addressed to Dr. Cedric Notredame.    A complete CV including contact details.
    Contact details of two referees. All applications must be addressed to Dr. Cedric Notredame and be submitted online through the " APPLY" button below Deadline: Please submit your application by the 4th of November, 2018. Financial support of Agencia Estatal de Investigación (AEI) and Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER) - Reference number BFU2017‐88264‐P Financial support of the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación and Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER) - Reference number BFU2014-55062-P