We are seeking an enthusiastic candidate who will develop and apply bioinformatics approaches to study metazoan DNA replication origins and their associated factors through the analysis of high-throughput genomic data. The ideal candidate should be finishing — or have recently finished — a PhD in bioinformatics, with experience in the analysis of Next Generation Sequencing data.
The funding for this position comes from a grant by the French National Agency for Research (ANR ORICHOICE, http://goo.gl/BM5Enz) involving three French laboratories in Marseille and Montpellier.
The research project gives access to unique unpublished high throughput datasets.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in computational biology, bioinformatics, genomics or a related discipline (computer science, statistics, physics, and mathematics).
The successful candidate should have experience in analyzing high-throughput genomic data and proven skills in using genomics/bioinformatics tools (Bedtools, Ensembl, etc.).
Strong computer programming (Perl/Python, Java, R/bioconductor, Bash scripting) and analytical skills (good understanding of statistical methods for high-throughput data analysis) are essential. Experience with Linux environment is required and experience with computer clusters and job scheduler software will be a plus.
An established track record (as evidenced as lead author in at least one publication in major peer-reviewed scientific journals) in biological sequence and genomic analyses is a significant plus.
About the TAGC
The TAGC Inserm laboratory U1090 (http://tagc.univ-mrs.fr/) is located in Marseille, in the south of France, and is a multidisciplinary laboratory combining research topics in immunology, genomics, developmental biology, systems biology and bioinformatics.
￼The postdoc will develop computational methods for integrative analysis of next generation sequencing data,DNA sequence, epigenomic data and gene expression to construct and dissect origins of replications dynamics.
The postdoc will work closely with computational biologist at the TAGC laboratory (Benoît Ballester/Jacques van Helden group, Marseille, France), and collaborate with experimental investigators at the Institute of Human Genetics (Marcel Mechali group, IGH, Montpellier, France) and at The Institute of Molecular Genetics (Naomi Taylor group, IGMM, Montpellier,France).
￼Postdoc is expected to lead this project on a collaborative basis both within the team and with external collaborators of this grant. Good communication skills especially with experimentalist are a plus. Possible travel and stay in Montpellier for meetings.
Position Type: Postdoctoral Researcher
Start Date: September 2015
Duration: 24 months
Salary: Following Inserm payscale according to profile and experience.
How To Apply
Interested candidates should email to Prof. van Helden and Dr. Ballester:
- a CV
- a cover letter stating research interests
- contacts of two or three referees…